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In fact, I’d say that the year was almost driven by them. ARIAZ only have one mini album to their name, but it’s a strong one.

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15 rookie songs that slipped under the radar in 2018. I think they could be a dark horse for 2020. Show these newly debuted groups some love! Verivery and Oneus take home honorable mentions, because although I did not listen to their music much this year I can recognize their potential.

Same goes for TXT, from whom I only downloaded one song this year – Run Away – but what a song! Fanatics – Milkshake / Sunday Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Dalla Dalla and ICY were two of the year’s biggest and best singles, and it’s a crime that the girls weren’t allowed to release more material. They slipped a bit in the second half of the year, but Valkyrie and Twilight (along with some dynamite b-sides) more than proved their potential. While … Vote below and tell us who you'd choose for 2019 Rookie Of The Year! Like usual, this list comes with some caveats. Singles released: Hollywood, Breathe, Blind For Love.

ITZY takes home the celebratory cake for my best rookie of 2019, no questions asked. Their fantasy-like concepts have proven to be highly original and different enough from agency-mates BTS to stand out. Year Awardee Album 9th: 2019: BTS "Map of the Soul: Persona" Top Kit Seller of the Year.

Singles released: Ring Ring Ring, From Now, Tag Tag Tag.

And now.. ..the world is a smaller place. 2019 has been an unusually great year for girl group debuts; for me anyways. I wasn’t completely convinced by AB6IX at first, but they slowly won me over as the year went on. RUANN – Beep Beep Which, now that I’m thinking about it, is quite appropriate for the season! Their quirky, upbeat style pulls from many girl group tropes we already know, but feels uniquely their own. It was another huge year for debuts this year, but which one was your favourite? BTS continues its winning streak with "Dynamite" after 2 months since the release, Kim Hyun-Joong rocks a 2007 reminiscent mullet for his online concert, plans to fly out for a date with a lucky fan. Reference #2 (RUANN): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR8VWEgcvU8 Singles released: Savanna, Time Leap, Sage. ( Log Out / 

Singles released: Bon Bon Chocolat, Adios. Listen in 24/7 on Digital Radio, by downloading our free mobile app or by streaming live here on our website. 1THE9 is a boy group formed by the top nine contestants on survival program ‘Under Nineteen.’ The group debuted with “Domino,” which was produced by and features Crush. Rocket Punch – Bim Bam Bum, Solos: Pingback: Song Review: GHOST9 – Think Of Dawn | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion. VERIVERY’s new jack swing revival proved to be both addictive and versatile this year, and I’m hopeful that they’ll tread roughly the same territory in 2020 as well.

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), sub-unit debuts (SuperM) and re-debuts (ONEWE) are also ineligible.

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Singles released: Nom, BlockBuster, Fever. Follow The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion on WordPress.com. 10 Upcoming Male K-Pop Rookie Groups To Look Forward In 2019.

So many agencies unveiled new acts, offering a needed jolt to the industry. Dongkiz check so many of my musical boxes. 2019 was a huge year for rookie groups. On January 9, VERIVERY debuted with title track “Ring Ring Ring.”, Live Works Company debuted a new boy group on March 27. ( Log Out /  Solo debuts from established acts (Kang Daniel, Park Jihoon, etc. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 21 songs from 2018 K-pop rookies you need to know, It wasn't just K-pop veterans releasing bops this year. In many ways, their sound reminds me of classic K-pop — hard-hitting but not unnecessarily angst-ridden or trendy. The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, K-POP Best of 2018 Masterpost | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, K-POP Best of 2019 Masterpost | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnJqGMW4yts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR8VWEgcvU8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67jSYCSrnE4, The Top 10 K-Pop Artists of 2019 | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Song Review: VERIVERY – Lay Back | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Song Review: UNVS – Timeless | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Song Review: Woo!Ah!

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This makes for a highly competitive countdown, with lots of treasures to discover. 2019 was a huge year for rookie groups.

(I pretend that “do ma thang” does not exist.)

On March 18, EVERGLOW debuted under Yuehua Entertainment with “Bon Bon Chocolat,” which instantly became a hit. Groups: Learn how your comment data is processed. Fly Music Entertainment debuted this trio group on January 4.

I personally measure these rough eras by tone and style shifts, which is why I think the so-called “second generation” ended in 2014 and the current “third generation” ran from 2015 to 2018, with something new beginning this year. This makes for a highly competitive countdown, with lots of treasures to discover. Newkidd is a 7-member boy group under J-FLO Entertainment that officially debuted on April 25 with “Tu Eres.” The lineup includes a former SM trainee, contestant on a survival program, and more! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account.

Their placement at the top of this list shouldn’t be any surprise to longtime Bias List readers. Asides from the extraordinary debuts of big names like ITZY, TXT, and AB6IX, many talented groups from smaller companies also made their way into the K-Pop industry.

The following list … They’re quickly carving out their own niche, and if they can continue that growth next year, they may surprise me. Star Empire has had a lousy reputation when it comes to promotion. In addition to amazing comebacks and new releases, there have been some amazing debuts. they should be in here . | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Pingback: Top Three K-Pop Songs of May 2020 | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion. This five-member girl group from MNH Entertainment debuted on April 10 with "Hocus Pocus,” and have won many of fans’ hearts since their debut.

In fact, I’d say that the year was almost driven by them. Rocket Punch make it on this list by benefit of their agency and the artists that came before them. I wasn’t a big fan of their debut mini album, but I have faith in Woollim Entertainment to bring the goods over the next year. Obviously these are but concepts that only exist in the collective imagination of kpop fans, but I still find them fun to consider – as long as a Youtube comment war doesn’t spring up over them! BLACKPINK wins #1 on 'Inkigayo' for 2nd week + Performances from VERIVERY, Pentagon, Weeekly, and more! Change ). People on the internet like to argue over where “generations” in kpop begin and end, and because we are in a transitional period in kpop right now I’ve been thinking about the question myself. And with most of them known to the public already, AB6IX is as close to a super-group as K-pop gets (minus SuperM, of course!). .

Some of the teasing which K-Pop fans have been getting from entertainment companies are causing them to become slightly impatient about the upcoming debuting boy groups. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It's time to tell us who your fave rookie is! Their biggest hurdle in 2020 will be the agency that they’re signed to. Among them, Big Hit Entertainment's new boy group has been one of the most talked about rookies as there are high expectations from them given that they are the next group to debut after BTS.. Below are the upcoming K-Pop rookies of 2019. ITZY only released a total of five songs this year, but it felt like they took over 2019.

(: And 3YE, obviously. The six-member boy group debuted on March 11 under MSH Entertainment with "Master Key.” The group caught the attention of some fans who recognized that one of the members was a backup dancer on BTS’ Wings tour! There are many familiar faces among the members, including previous contestants on ‘Produce 101’ and ‘Idol School.’. YG Treasure Box Twitter. they legit got their first win a WEEK after debut . A brand new year means brand new groups are going to debut! 13 rookies from 2019 you shouldn't sleep on. Pingback: The Top 10 K-Pop Artists of 2019 | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Pingback: Song Review: VERIVERY – Lay Back | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Pingback: Song Review: UNVS – Timeless | The Bias List // K-Pop Reviews & Discussion, Pingback: Song Review: Woo!Ah!

2019 has been a good year for K-Pop fans. Oh Ha-young (Apink) – Don’t Make Me Laugh

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Cherry Bullet – Q&A / Really Really / Violet Reference #3 (Yukika): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67jSYCSrnE4, Both of Everglow’s singles grew on me more than I’d like to admit, although I still cannot stop hearing “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” in Adios.

All they need is a big break.

Read on for my top ten rookies of the year — each with links to my reviews of their 2019 single releases!

I wasn’t as enamored with either of their 2019 singles as most fans seem to be, but I know potential when I see it. On May 13, they released their single album ‘1/4,’ with the title track “Reminisce About All.”, FNC Entertainment debuted their new 10-member girl group on January 21 with the title song “Q&A.” The group recently made a comeback with their second single “Love Adventure.”, In 2018, Jellyfish Entertainment announced that they would debut a new boy group for the first time in six years since VIXX’s debut. 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. Sadly, Sulli also released her first solo debut, “Goblin”, on June 29, 2019. not to mention the japanese single they released last year , my new world . While I haven’t liked everything they’ve released, Sage has become an unexpected grower and represents a great direction for the guys. The lineup includes members who competed on ‘Produce 101’ and ‘Mix Nine.’, Originally known as MAS, the five members re-debuted under the name ONEWE as the brother group to ONEUS.

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