We want more co-ed K-pop groups!
19 Jul 2017 - 1:32 PM  UPDATED 3 Jul 2018 - 1:40 PM

Despite some big names over the years, K-pop co-ed groups aren't as common as we'd like them to be. With K.A.R.D and Triple H both planning comebacks soon, we thought now is the perfect time to check out some of K-pop's most memorable mixed-gender groups over the last few years.

So without further ado, here are 9 awesome co-ed K-pop groups (in no particular order) that fans should all know about.

9. Nasty Nasty

Featuring ZE:A's Kevin Kim, and 9MUSES members Kyungri and Sojin, Nasty Nasty brought a whole new angle to the 'sexy' concept.

8. Akdong Musician

The brother/sister duo made waves when they won K-pop Star 2 back in 2013, capturing everyone's attention with their beautiful artistry and youthful charm.

Upon signing to YG Entertainment, there was considerable hype for Akdong Musician's debut and they didn't disappoint with the release of their 200% MV:


Short for 'My Fans (are) Better Than Yours', MFBTY is a hip-hop trio that formed in 2013 purely off a joke. But upon the positive reception from fans about this joke (and their live performances), the trio decided to push forth as MFBTY and haven't looked back since!


6. Coed School

coed School had originally formed in 2010 as a 10-member co-ed group before splitting up into 2 subunits: an all-male (SPEED) and an all-female (F-ve Dolls) group. While their time together was ultimately quite short, they did leave the K-pop scene with some memorable tunes and moments, such as their debut single "Too Late."

5. Urban Zakapa 

Originally a nine-member coed group (four vocalists and five instrumentalists), Urban Zakapa had modest success before the group settled into its current 3-member format in 2012. Since then, the trio have had considerable success, with their 2016 hit "I Don't Love You" being one of the most memorable (and tear-jerking) songs in recent memory.

4. Clazziquai

Clazziquai had a more unusual start in their career compared to most other K-pop groups. Having originally released music independently in 2001, positive word-of-mouth from fans ultimately lead to the release of their first album "Instant Pig" 3 years later. The trio have been going strong for over 15 years, and they don't look to be slowing down any time soon!

3. Triple H

This Cube Entertainment co-ed group only debuted in 2017, with HyunA alongside PENTAGON's E'Dawn and Hui. The trio have actually written hit songs for other artists, including "Never" for Produce 101. They stirred up controversy with the MV for their single "365 Fresh", but won over a lot of new fans in the process too.

2. K.A.R.D

One of the most popular co-ed groups active right now, KARD's debut EP Hola Hola went to No.2 on the Gaon chart. Members J.Seph and BM initially trained to be in a hip-hop duo, but their agency chose to create a mixed gender group instead, adding Somin (previously of girl group April) and Jiwoo.

1. Trouble Maker

Before Trouble Maker even debuted, the duo made waves among K-pop fans thanks to their fiery performance at the 2011 MAMAs (which included their now-famous onstage kiss).

When HyunA and Hyunseung finally made their charged debut with "Trouble Maker," the duo's chemistry was off the charts. Sadly, we haven't heard anything about Trouble Maker since 2014, but our fingers are crossed for a comeback at some point.


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