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Posted by MeAnotherself 27 days ago

An overview of 2018's Kpop group debuts so far!

Been curious to see which groups have debuted in 2018 so far? Now you can!


(This list may not contain every single debut, but I tried to find as many as I possibly could and the result is 65 groups so far.)


Girl Groups

1. BJ Girl - Blue Fire

2. GIRLKIND - FANCI

3. fromis_9 - To Heart

4. DPOP FRIENDS - Just A Feeling

5. Sha Sha - You & Me

6. A.Z.M - Edge

7. Cinderella - Thumb

8. Red Mint - Do It

9. Honey Popcorn - Biidi Bobidi Boo

10. SIO.SIJAK - LA LA LA

11. 2TS - Magnificent

12. My Darling - Dramatic

13. GBB - Kemi

14. ii - I'm Already You

15. (G)I-DLE - LATATA

16. UNI.T - No More

17. KHAN - I'm Your Girl?

18. PRISM - Chok

19. CST - Be You

20. Sun&Moon - My Love

21. FLYWITHME - Your Face

22. Bburector - Ice Cream

23. NeonPunch - Moonlight

24. SATURDAY - Mmook Jji Bba

25. AiRiSU - Oppa

26. NATURE - Allegro Cantabile

27. CHERRY ON TOP - Hi Five

28. LOONA - Hi High

29. ALiKE - Summer Love

30. CAMILA - Red Lips

31. TROPICAL - Mwah

32. WEGIRLS - On Air

33. Kitten Girls - U Me Us

34. TeensEL - First Love

35. GWSN - Puzzle Moon

36. YJIG - Prince

37. Flow Sister - Love Like A Flower

38 DESTINY - Like A Bomb

39. Sugar Tint - Heart Ppyong

40.ROSE FINGER - Hibidi Pop

41 BLUE FOX - Wake Me Up

42. MAYWISH - Hello

43. YPDA - Be Pretty

44. PURPLE - Maemaeya

45. Jelly Girl - Like Jelly

46. S#aFLA - DDu-Ru-DDu-PPa-Ra-Ppa

47. Celeb Five - Celeb Five (I wanna be a Celeb)


Boy Groups

1. TARGET - Awake

2. W24 - Always Missing You

3. TO.1 (formerly X:TIME) - Spotlight

4. AboutU - Sse Han De

5. N.tic - Once Again

6. KINGDOM - Hold Up

7. Stray Kids - District 9

8. UNB - Feeling

9. NOIR - GANGSTA

10. Spectrum - Light It Up

11. T.E.N - Haeyo Haeyo

12. NTB - Dramatic

13. Like A Movie - Twillight

14. KOKOON - What?

15. D-CRUNCH - Palace

16. LUCENTE - Your Difference

17. VERIVERY - Super Special

18. BNF - Blossoms


And then we still have PINK FANTASY and ATEEZ on the 24th of this month and after that, many more to come! The first groups for 2019 have already been announced.


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teleri 26 days ago 4
26 days ago

BJ Girl????? OMG do they not know the connotations of this????
I know 4 of these - Stray Kids (AWESOME group), Loona, Fromis 9 & (G)I-dle. I may have heard a few of the debut songs from some of the other groups but they didn't make a big impression.
It's a tough industry :(

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MeAnotherself 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

The thing is, they are all bj's (blog jockeys), so I don't think they noticed or else it wouldn't have become a term in Korea.

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teleri 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Let's hope so LOL

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myma 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

Bee Jeebus.

Yes, that is what it stands for.

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teleri 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Oh, child. LOL

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Fritzb 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I've never even heard of most of these groups. It's sobering to think how few will actually succeed. Maybe 4 or 5, if they're lucky.

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sandybee3 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

i just heard and knew about 3 of them , like seriously there are way to many Groups ... 3/4 of these Groups will flop and disband .. among the other 1/4 ,some might get attention through a member that will get popular for maybe his/her looks or 4D personality but won't go far as a Group, one or two Groups might have something like a breakthrough Song or will be a One-Hit wonder.

So out of these 65 new Groups only one or two will make it somehow.


Sorry, but this is what i observed since my 8 years being a Kpop fan.

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lousina 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

G idle all the way

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Blacklily96 27 days ago 15
27 days ago

Hot damn, checking out some of these, and some I actually understand why I've never ever heard of, cause the production of f.eks. Flow Sister - Love like a Flower was actually horrible, just horrible locations, what seems like a single cameraman that just walks back and forth in front of the girls, which all in all undermine what might be actually very good vocals.

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walkertexasrange 27 days ago 14
27 days ago

Seems like only a 5% chance of a successful debut

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Blacklily96 27 days ago 13
27 days ago

I give that one a 1%, slightly better than Cinderella, which I can't find the existence of anymore.

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oliviasolscott 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

Thanks for this. :)

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MeAnotherself 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

No problem :)

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Winston 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

i believe Rookie of the year, is likely to be Stray Kids, and the upcoming IZONE. given their hype, its possible that IZONE might hit #1 in their debut song, in under 1 month, not sure if they can overtake G,IDLE record.

G.IDLE is also another nominee for Rookie of the Year i believe. i would really like to say fromis_9 but unfortunately, i think the odds are not that great.

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YlisseanBoi 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

I don't think all of these groups are going to last very long in the Kpop industry...

tbh i've only heard of at least three of these groups

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D_Liam 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

wow. didn't know so mnay debute this year. didn't even know a handful of them.

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cabbagejuice 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

ive only heard of 20 lmao but for girl groups it should go to loona imo! not a huge fan of stray kids yet but they are the only ones worthy of getting roty for boy groups

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lmm913 (Banned) 27 days ago 1
27 days ago

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lousina 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

yeah it defo feels weird to adapt

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Winston 27 days ago 1
27 days ago

Well you can just google in the list of Kpop Debut in 2017 and 2016, then ask yourself if you even remember who they are today, or how many comebacks have they had since debut. and that will probably give you an idea. i will say 20% of them will make it to the 3rd year, barely, even so, out of 63, i think only under 5 of them, have some promising, and 2-3 of them possible to win a Bonsang in the near future, Stray Kids and G.IDLE and LOONA. as among top 5 i will add fromis_9.


Frankly i think low budget agencies who cant take care of their trainees or new debut should really close down and not ruin the dreams of young boys and girls.

When i see MIXNINE, and see how some agencies are so small and poor,

i even read about some agencies CEO, even has a side line restaurant and ask the trainees to "help out" in restaurant as free workers, i feel its really an abuse of sorts.

Then i see how many "former trainees" or current trainees go on "I can see your voice" and sing wonderful, only to be denied a chance at debut because of their agency is unable to afford it. I just feel so bad for them.

i watched that famous dance cherographer, Bae who did famous girl group dances, she said she couldnt afford to give her female trainees a debut because she didnt have the budget to do so, and sent them on MIXNINE hoping they will win and get a debut, unfortautely no one ever debut in the show.

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MeAnotherself 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Thank god SeeArt (now OAHSIS, the Bae group) had the chance to sign with another company after MXININE . But I don't know if this company does have the financial status to debut them and that worries me.

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oliviasolscott 25 days ago 5
25 days ago

BTW, do you have a link to BJ Girl Blue Fire? That's literally one of the only groups I cannot find.

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MeAnotherself 24 days ago 4
24 days ago

I do have a link :)

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oliviasolscott 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

Thanks. Wow. That's... bad. ^^;

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woohyun_wifey 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

GIRLKIND, fromis_9, TARGET, W24, Sha Sha, N.tic, A.Z.M, Honey Popcorn, Stray Kids, UNB, NOIR, GBB, (G)I-DLE, Spectrum, UNI.T, KHAN, PRISM, NTB, NeonPunch, SATURDAY, NATURE, D-CRUNCH, CHERRY ON TOP, LOONA, CAMILA, WEGIRLS, GWSN, LUCENTE, VERIVERY, PURPLE, S#aFLA, Celeb Five

ARE SOME OF THE PROMISING GROUPS THIS 2018

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xhecthor 26 days ago 3
26 days ago

WOW, a lot. I have heard many in the list, but not all. I only follow girl groups, I think it would be a good idea to separate the list in boy groups and girl groups.

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MeAnotherself 26 days ago 2
26 days ago

That would be a good ideas, but I can't say how long it's going to take me to seperate the list

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xhecthor 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

Yeah, don't worry if you can't do it right away. Maybe it would be good to have the complete list for year's end of all the new groups of 2018. And also a list of disbanded groups in 2018. I know is a lot of work, but you seem to have great knowledge about all the less-known K-Pop groups. Anyway, just some ideas if you have the time. Thanks for all you great articles.

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MeAnotherself 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I didn't keep track of groups that disbanded so that's going to be hard and I don't know if I can find the time to do it, but I can try. I can tell you which groups have disbanded before debut though.

The end year list is something I was already planning to do, so expect that one :D

And I updated the article! It's actually shocking to see how many more girl groups debuted then boy groups.

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EFKP 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

That's just too many. Who can follow the hundreds of established groups along with 60 new ones?

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Desirea 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Did Kpop idols run out of good names for groups??? This list sounds ridiculous.

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9AF 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

This just shows how many only make it half way down the track, and others that don't make it out of the starting gate.

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thealigirl8 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Target and Stray Kids are my favorite so far. I also have hope that maybe I'll like GWSN as they release more songs

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Joha_B2uty 27 days ago 3
27 days ago

Here you got some other groups: NewKidd - Shooting Star; WJMK - Strong; YDPP - Love It Live It; CELEB FIVE- Celeb Five (I wanna be a Celeb)? ; OAHSIS- Cup Cake; BNF-꽃잎이 되어(Become petals); KINGDOM - Romance (They don't have an MV but you can see their showcase)

And if you added Purple a sub-unit of HASHTAG, then add Girls GenerationOh!GG-Lil' Touch, BSS-Just Do It, Gugudan SEMINA-SEMINA, Geupsik-Dan-Geupsik, OH MY GIRL BANHANA-Banana Allergy monkey; Heart Heart-Crazy, gone crazy

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MeAnotherself 27 days ago 2
27 days ago

Most of the groups you mentioned are subunits and I didn't include them. I only mentioned PURPLE, because they are not related to HASHTAG in any other way then having members in both groups. PURPLE promotes under a different agency and has different distributor. They also have their own social media accounts and LUK Factory never even mentioned PURPLE once, which they would have done if they are a HASHTAG subunit.

Cupcake by OAHSIS is their pre-debut song, which was released in 2017.

NewKidd released Shooting Star as the subunit NewKidd02, a pre-debut subunit.

WJMK and YDPP are project subunits with group crossovers.

KINGDOM is already in the list, but I chose to only list one song for every group.

Though Celeb Five should be added and BNF I'm not too sure, since they were announced as a subunit, but their group does seem to be disbanded and split in 2, so I might include them.

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Joha_B2uty 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

OK 😊

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MeAnotherself 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I do really appreciate your input!

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Mergs 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Some of these debuts are actually really good, like I'ma break it down

Here are some of my fav debuts....

- Fromis_9 - Had a nice a really nice debut. There EP "To. Heart", is actually really good. The title tracks "Glass Shoes" and "To. Heart" are constructed well. The B sides are great to, my fav being Pinocchio. There 2nd EP was underwhelming, and didn't meet the quality of their debut but they recently released a new song called "Love Bomb" that's pretty catchy.

Here check it out!

Love Bomb.

- G-Idle, They already created a name for themselves. They are already very popular, and a possible rookie that can become rookie of the year. They have a cool girl crush feeling, so if you like that check them out. They have an EP, called "I AM", the title track is really nice. It's called "Latata". There recent single is so good. It's called HANN, aka alone. Like it's a bop. This is one of the new groups to keep your eyes on they are growing really fast.

HANN

- NeonPunch, They actually haven't released much other than one single. That single called "Moonlight" is so good. I love the instrumentals on that track. It's a good listen. They have a YouTube channel were they release videos and such to help their fans survive with only one song. lol

Moonlight

- Loona, already known as monster rookies. High sales and HUGE fandom. They are known for their promotion pre-debut, giving each member their own song, to introduce them. They have many sub units already like Odd eye circle, one of my favs. The promotions were an interesting way to meet and connect with each girl, in such a large group succeeding in making fans connect with all of the 12 girls was incredible. A level marketing. Their debut is here, and it's really nice. This is a group that needs to be in your radar. They also could be rookies of the year.

Hi High

- Honey Popcorn, highly controversial, but damn their song was good. They revived a lot of hatred due to the fact the singers used to be JAV stars, though depending on the person if that's a good or bad thing. I personally don't care as long as the musics good, and it is. Their album is really nice, it consist of 4 very well produced song. They are currently looking to add on new members, they aren't on Loona or G-idle's level, but they are a nice low tier girl group. They most likey won't be as big as the others on this list, but i still think their music is worth a listen.

Bibidi Babidi Boo





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myma 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

the vast oversupply in the kpop industry

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dancingbella23 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I'm looking forward to ATEEZ!!!!

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BiancaMcGraw 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I've only heard Latata, On Air (catchiest one) District 9 and High Hi. I now have a new goal which is to all of these debuts

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tvladss 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Fromis_9 is the future

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Not_interested 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

i've heard about only 9 out of 63. And i don't even know some songs or members from this 9.

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Winston 27 days ago 1
27 days ago

its scary and Worrying that there are 63 NEW groups in 2018 alone, Worrying because the industry can only take in so much, mroe idol groups means they have to share the same market as others and their seniors,

Already several "senior" groups like Tahiti, BerryGood, GoodDay, April etc are struggling with album sales and such, 63 new groups is just too much.

I think an average of 2 per month, or 24 a year, is reasonable, even with this figure, i think more than half of this 24, wont make it to their 3rd year sadly. as for 63, i think by 2019, more than half on this list might be forgotten or may only have 1 debut and 1 comeback before being "discontinued" by their agency.

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Joha_B2uty 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

In 2017 132 groups (and soloist) debuted, in 2016-135, so 63 is low compared to other years

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peladocarlos 27 days ago 8
27 days ago

None of these can ever beat LOOΠΔ...

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MidnightKpop 27 days ago 5
27 days ago

Lol (G)I-DLE said hi.

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peladocarlos 23 days ago 4
23 days ago

I said it, NO ONE can. They might get closer, they might even get higher rankings, but can never beat them in terms of quality, not to mention that LOOΠΔ has, in barely a year and a half, already over forty songs released, three sub-units alredy debuted, a HUGE fandom compared to other 'rookies'... And that's without even mentioning the 'universe' BBC has created for the group. There's no other KPop group with a fully developed background story for every member as LOOΠΔ has. As I said, NONE. For instance, how many [G]I-DLE members, other than Soyeon, has solo tracks?

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Off_the_Recor 27 days ago 1
27 days ago

yeah i don’t think so. (G)I-DLE is still obviously leagues above them and fromis_9 isn’t doing that shabby either as hey’re starting to gain traction with their latest comeback. Not to mention IZ*ONE is debuting. And that’s just girl groups.

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peladocarlos 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

If anyone on this list can battle head to head with LOOΠΔ is actually (G)-IDLE, and they might have higher rankings, but I'm talking of the quality poured on their releases and also how BBC has managed their 'stories' in otrder to create a world of their own. As I've said, at least in this area, no one can beat them. All the other groups releases aren't even above average. Not to mention the fact that most of them are from small companies, something that limits the reach to mass audiences, specially international ones...

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qst3552 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

Nobody wants to see any more Asian faces. People have gotten sick of it.

They must create groups with western people if they want successful new kpop groups.

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MidnightKpop 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

You sound like a dumb ass and in the wrong site if you think that way. What's this letter 'k' in front of kpop?

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