Some of them had debut few weeks ago so it’s hard to tell. Debuted in February, JYP's new five-member girl group ITZY is a top contender to become one of the most popular Kpop girl groups today. Originally known as MINX, Happy Face Entertainment re-debuted the group as Dreamcatcher while adding 2 new members. If they lean into the synth-driven sound of tracks like 22nd Century Girl, they could be unstoppable in 2019. More importantly, they’ve proven that they can craft an album of equally appealing material. He may be a rookie but is no stranger to television, first appearing in SEVENTEEN TV in 2012. Conversely this means that 29 groups or 33% that debuted in 2018 did not release any new music in the year following their debut. Joseph, 25, admin at ReVelUp Subs, New York Group: Red Velvet Joseph is a founding member of ReVel Up Subs, a group that translates videos for the girl group Red Velvet. The group formed by Mnet Idol School took their first steps in the industry by having their debut performance at 2017 MAMAs in Japan. Instead, this was a year where 2017’s rookies really got a chance to shine. 20:37. Korean Releases from ‘17 Rookie Groups: July- December 2018. 2. Since 2017, the ceremony has been broadcast live worldwide via Mnet and V … SECRET NUMBER (시크릿넘버) is a five-member girl group under Vine Entertainment. But as from how it is now, there are few that I would think about. But, even though their mini album wasn’t always to my taste, I can still recognize their potential. There were a few high-profile debuts, but most new acts came from very small agencies. This year was kinds boring in terms of rookies, but next year will probably be a bloodbath: 1 was my favorite debut album of 2018. Solo debuts from established acts, sub-unit debuts and pre-debut promotions are also ineligible. I’ve been waiting for a more pop-minded group like this to break out, and I’m delighted that TXT’s melodic, upbeat sound has been embraced by the industry. Singles released: District 9, Grow Up, My Pace, Awkward Silence, I Am YOU, Pingback: K-POP Best of 2018 Masterpost | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion. : In-Depth Album Review - Cool Cool. This page seemed better than posting on a recent one and seeming like a nag (even if I don’t post reviews I have a feeling certain song requests can be bothering), is there a better place to post/ask questions about songs to you? Debuting shortly after finishing #18 in Produce 101 Season 2, Samuel has been able to work with trending rapper Changmo and also become a cast member in tvN Leaving the Nest 2 and JTBC Photo People. Learn how your comment data is processed. You can sort them by clicking the top of the categories. Note: Releases marked with an asterisk (*) indicate an additional release from group following their initial release. Chungha can be considered the most successful post-I.O.I and Produce 101 Season 1 artist, ranking high with her debut song “Why Don’t You Know” and surpassing that with her first comeback “Roller Coaster”, parked firmly in the Top 15 of most music charts. A group that should need no introduction by now, WANNA ONE has taken Korea by storm. He’s yet to record an entire album, but his willingness to explore a variety of genres makes him an exciting prospect. Thus, new groups, the third and fourth generation groups are here to fill up the space, and here are some of those Rookie Korean group which has the potential to rise for the upcoming year. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Personally, my opinion has fluctuated when it comes to their music. Personally, my opinion has fluctuated when it comes to their music. Beyond releasing music, Holland made waves as the first openly gay idol in Korea’s notoriously conservative entertainment scene. The K Pop Universe 5,676 views. Of all the acts that have graced the top of this countdown over the years, I’m most unsure of how Stray Kids’ sound will develop in the future. Not to … Song Review: U-Know (Yunho from TVXQ) - Eeny Meeny, Song Review: Cherry Bullet - Love So Sweet, Follow The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion on WordPress.com. Pingback: Song Review: Stray Kids – Miroh | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Pingback: Song Review: Stray Kids – Miroh - KpopHit - Kpop Hit, Pingback: Top K-Pop Songs of 2019 (So Far) | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Pingback: The Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2019 (Day Four: 20-11) | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Pingback: The Top 10 K-Pop Artists of 2019 | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion. That’s to be expected, since they were the only 2018 rookie to come from one of the big three agencies. Change ). We may be only a little more than halfway through 2018, but a multitude of rookie groups have already shaken up the K-pop scene this year. He also joined AOMG. Admittedly, I’ve never been as sold on LOONA’s music as most of the internet seems to be, and it feels like this group has been debuting for about five years now. Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa.Their debut single album Square One and its follow-up Square Two, released in August and November 2016 respectively, won the group several new artist awards between late 2016 to early 2017, including at the 31st Golden Disc Awards and the 26th Seoul Music Awards. I didn’t care much for the follow-up, but October’s I Am YOU brought back some of the sounds I preferred from the spring. Though they released music in 2017, fromis_9 officially debuted earlier this year. A group that should need no introduction by now, WANNA ONE has taken Korea by storm. The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, K-POP Best of 2018 Masterpost | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, The Top 10 K-Pop Artists of 2018 | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Song Review: ATEEZ – Say My Name | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Song Review: NeonPunch – TicToc | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Song Review: Stray Kids – Miroh | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Song Review: Stray Kids – Miroh - KpopHit - Kpop Hit, Top K-Pop Songs of 2019 (So Far) | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, The Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2019 (Day Four: 20-11) | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, The Top 10 K-Pop Artists of 2019 | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, GOLDEN CHILD YES. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Allegro Cantabile‘s rocking instrumentation was particularly ear-catching, and would make a good template for their music going forward. But, the group also worked with up-and-coming producers Code 9 to craft two underrated dance tracks. “Siren,” the lead single, features an addicting hook and a clever use of quasi-homophones— wiheom , the Korean word for danger and wiong , which imitates the sound of a siren—to deliver a sense of urgency. Treasure and Pirate King may have been the promoted tracks, but b-sides like Twilight and Stay hinted at a more melodic style that I’m eager to hear more of. We’re barely a month into 2019 and there’s already a new crop of rookie groups set to take the K-pop industry by storm. After KWINs finished as the runner-ups, she debuted as a soloist. I don’t remember much about the song itself, but I applaud their bonkers marketing technique. Why are these groups first? When creating this list, I don’t include any kind of temporary group. The group just made their first comeback with “It’s U”, however they sadly lost a member as Jaeseok decided to leave the group due to health issues. They also were able to share a performance with AKB48, Chungha, PRISTIN, and Weki Meki. Here are the top 10 most popular kpop boy groups in 2018. Their official debut, I Am NOT, was an incredibly strong mini album that incorporated rock guitar in a way few groups do. TXT. 1. In continuation with Kpopmap's 'Goodbye 2018' series, 3 of the hottest rookies in 2018 on Kpopmap will be announced right now. Singles released: Neverland, I’m Not Afraid. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. All of the groups in this quiz have or will debut in 2018 so if you want to be one of those annoying brats that's all like "I was a fan of [insert popular group] since the day they debuted hnnnnn--" then this is the quiz for you. MIXNINE Debut, NCT 2018 new members, UNB debut, etc This post encompasses the the legendary nugundary entertainment debuts of 2018, including any comebacks that may have happened post-debut. He also produces some of his own songs such as “Never Mind” and “Miracle”. I have no illusions when it comes to N.Tic’s potential for success. 23 Jul 2018 - 1:01 PM UPDATED 23 Jul 2018 - 1:01 PM Tweet So to help you find new groups to love, here's some rookies who've debuted in the last couple years that you should know. One thing’s for sure: we’ll be hearing a lot from them next year. ATEEZ’s debut came late in the year, but their Treasure Pt. DPR Live is the next big newcomer to the hip-hop scene, already working with veterans such as Dean, Dumbfoundead, Loco, Jay Park, and Crush. The group is also famed to known as the best j-pop girls group of the year. Each week, I’ll be taking a listen to the newest kpop releases and giving my thoughts. They recently released their pre-debut mini-album Mixtape. Turning from a regular citizen to a hip-hop star, Woo Won Jae placed 3rd in Show Me The Money 6 and his debut track We Are placed #1 on all of the music charts after its release. This approach really limited my choices this year! The remaining groups will be in Part Two! Hottie Alert: K-Pop Rookie Groups You Should Start Stanning Now Oct 10, 2018 12:00 PM The groups of the Wanna One members (Cube, Brand New Music,…), furthermore Cherry Bullet, Verivery, Oneus, Big Hit boy group, YG boy group, Banana girl group and maybe SM, YG, JYP girl group. At the beginning of 2018, the group made a comeback with their title track ... Their debut was considered by some critics as one of the best K-pop debuts of 2014. Their placement at the top of this list shouldn’t be any surprise to longtime Bias List readers. Like in years past, 2018 -- … : In-Depth Album Review – Cool Cool, Song Review: U-Know (Yunho from TVXQ) – Eeny Meeny, GOLDEN CHILD YES. Kriesha Chu gained popularity as part of K-Pop Star 6‘s team KWINs. Leader Soyeon is a bonafide superstar, with songwriting chops that will help (G)I-DLE stand the test of time. Stray Kids had, by far, the most prolific roll-out of any debut group this year. Spectrum had a tough go of it during their debut year, losing a member shortly after their first official promotions. As the Kpop groups are fetching the attention of other countries & continents, the number of Kpop girls & boys groups are increasing day by day. Her friendship with Sunmi is also the envy of many! Some are accomplishing the epitome of success while others are being faded over the time. Sometimes it just takes me awhile to get to them! Hi r/Kpop!Welcome to 2018 Rookies - Nugu Groups Edition post! Here’s to a chart-dominating comeback next year! They have sold over 1 million albums, ranked #1 on music charts, and won 6 Rookie of the Year Awards—out of 6! The fact that the group writes most of their music is a promising sign, and JYP is clearly happy to let them release as much of it as they want. The Billboard 200 was graced by 10 albums from K-pop artists in 2018, ... highest-charting album from a K-pop girl group to hit ... one of the most popular new K-pop rookie groups of 2018. And honestly, they’re a deserving choice. Debuts in the year 2018. 14. people crying about how seventeen's 'getting closer' should have been uploaded on seveteen's channel instead was just ridiculous. ( Log Out /  WM Entertainment’s newest boy group, all of the members also joined JTBC MIXNINE shortly after their debut. We can’t really say for sure yet, because things are always changing. Nature’s quirky brand of pop flew under the radar this year (even I missed their debut), but their upbeat sound marks them as a group to watch. The group even won several female rookie awards in 2015. Check back frequently for new reviews and commentary on everything kpop! JYP Entertainment’s newest boy group, they were introduced through their official survival show Stray Kids and even though Minho and Felix were once eliminated, they were brought back later on and all 9 members were able to make their debut. I have my fingers crossed that they’ll lean into the styles that make them unique rather than slavishly follow trends, but only time will tell. Their music may not always be incredibly original, but they’re perfectly filling the much-needed role of badass, powerful girl group. Since then Kriesha Chu has also secured a variety of CF deals, including Holika Holika and Chujungone. Weki Meki is also in the running for top post-I.O.I group thanks to selling over 50,000 copies of their debut album WEME. Quite cracked my top 50 countdown, I think they ’ re a deserving choice K-Pop! 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