Nowadays, K-pop is gaining more popularity day by day around the world. No matter what language they speak, boy and girl groups win over their fans with their music, dance moves, and charms. Here is the list of Top 10 K-pop groups that debuted in 2021-2022, who not only ruled the only Korean fans but also gained international fans from all over the world.
Blitzers is a boy group under WUZO Entertainment, previously known as WUZO Circle. The meaning behind the group is ‘with music and dance moves charging towards the world in a blitz.’ The boy group debuted on May 12, 2021, with their first EP album, Check-In.The group consists of seven members – Go_U (Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper), Juhan (Vocalist), Jinhewa (Leader, Rapper, Dancer), Sya (Rapper, Vocalist), Chris (Rapper), Luatn (Dancer), Wooju (Vocalist, Maknae). On July 20, 2022, they released their album named Win-Dow, which ranked #10 on Gaon Music Chart. They won the Asia Music Awards 2021 for the Focus Award-Music category.
9. Omega X
OMEGA X is a boy group having 11 members, Jaehan, Hwichan, Sebin, Hangyeon, Taedong, Xen, Jehyun, Kevin, Junghoon, Hyuk, and Yechan, under SPIRE Entertainment. They made their debut on June 30, 2021, with their first mini album, “Vamos.” The group name means “final boss.” On January 5, 2022, they released their 2nd mini album, “Love me like,” then on June 15, 2022, they released “story written in music.”On July 24, 2022, they announced the OMEGA X world tour (Connect: Don’t give up), which will take place in America in September and October. They will likely make their Japanese debut on August 24, 2022, with “Stand Up.”
Tri. be is a girl group formed by TR Entertainment and Universal Music Group. The group name Tri.be has two words- TRI- triangle and BE- existence which leads to the meaning of perfect existence/being. There are seven members in the group – Songsun, Kelly, Jinha, Hyunbin, Jia, Soeun, and Mire. The girl group debuted on February 17, 2021, with their single album ‘Tri.be Da Loca’ with the title track “Doom Doom Ta” and B-side “Loca,” which have gained immense popularity.
Kingdom is a boy group under GF Entertainment, currently having six members. Each member represents a different Kingdom.
|Dann||Leader, Vocalist||Kingdom of Change|
|Arthur||Vocalist, Main Dancer||Kingdom of Rain|
|Mujin||Vocalist, Rapper||Kingdom of Cherry Blossom|
|Louis||Vocalist||Kingdom of Aesthetic|
|Ivan||Vocal, Visual||Kingdom of Snow|
|Jahan||Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae||Kingdom of Sun|
They made their debut on February 18, 2021, with their first EP, “History of kingdom: part I Arthur” with the lead single, “Excalibar.” On May 25, 2022, Chiwoo left the group stating personal reasons. The group won the Asia Artist Awards 2021 for the Focus Award-Music category.
6. Purple K!ss
Purple Kiss, or Purple K!ss, is a girl group under RBW Entertainment. The group has seven members Park Jieun (Vocalist), Na Goeun (Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer), Dosie (Main Dancer, Vocalist), Ireh (Main dancer, Vocalist), Yuki (Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist), Chaein (Main Vocalist, Lead dancer, Rapper), Swan (Main Vocalist, Maknae). Purple Kiss “convey love through various colors of music.” The group debuted on March 15, 2021, with their 1st EP, “Into Violet.” Their first EP ranked at #11 on Gaon Album Chart. On July 25, 2022, they released their fourth EP, “GeekyLand,” with the lead single “Nerdy.” The members were in the pre-debut group ‘365 Practice’.
Ive is a popular girl group under Starship Entertainment; it has six members-Yujin (Leader, Vocalist), Gaeul (Dancer, Rapper), Rei (Rapper, Vocalist), Wonyoung (Vocalist), Liz (Vocalist), Leeseo (Vocalist). They made their debut on December 1, 2021, with their first single album, Eleven, which ranked at #9 on the World Digital Songs chart and appeared on the Billboard Global 200. They earned their first music show win in MBC Show Championship and were triple crowned on KBS2’s Music Bank, MBC’s Music Core, and SBS Inkigayo. On April 5, 2022, they released their second single, Love Dive, which got popular and has reached over 200 million views on TikTok. The girl group will likely make a comeback on August 22, 2022, with their third single, After Like.
“Tnx” is a boy group under PNation.Tnxstands for“The New Six.”The group was formed through a survival show, “LOUD.” The boys debuted on May 17, 2022, with their mini album“Way Up,” which sold 31,000 copies in the 1st week of release.The boy group has six members currently, and all are Korean-Taehun (Leader, Dancer), KyungJun (Rapper), HyunSoo (Dancer), Junhyeok (Main Vocalist), Hwi (Producer, Rapper), and Sungjun (Vocalist, Maknae). Their album ‘Way Up’ ranked #11 on the worldwide iTunes album chart. Fandom Name-‘THX’ means ‘Together witH Tnx.’
엔믹스 is a seven-member girl group, Haewon (Leader, Vocalist), Lily (Vocalist), Sullyoon (Vocalist, Dancer), Jinni (Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer), Bae (Vocalist, dancer), Jiwoo (Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer), Kyujin (Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer, Maknae), under JYP Entertainment. The girl group debuted on February 22, 2022, with the single album AD MARE containing the title track 0.0 and B-side Tank. The global streaming platform SPOTIFY announced the girl group to be the first RADAR Korea artist of the year. Fandom Name-NSWER
Kep1er or KEPLER is a girl group formed during Mnet Survival Show Girls Planet 999, managed by WAKEONE Entertainment and Swing Entertainment. The girl group debuted on January 3, 2022, with the mini album “First Impact” and the title track WA DA DA. The group has nine members for different companies and nations: Yujin (leader, Rank 3), Mashiro (co-leader, Rank 8), Xiaoting (Rank 9), Chaehyun (Center, Rank 1), Dayeon(Rank 4), Hikaru (Rank 7), Huening Bahiyyih (Rank 2), Youngeun (Rank 5), Yeseo (Maknae, Rank 6). Fandom name-Keplian Fandom color- Lavender and Yellow Group color- Lavender and White The group is a success as their MV ‘WA DA DA’ has already reached over 126 million views on YouTube.
1. Le Sserafim
LE SEERAIM is a girl group under HYBE and Source Music. The girl group consists of 6 members: Chaewon (Leader, Vocalist), Sakura (Vocalist), Yunjin (Vocalist), Kazuha (Vocalist, Rapper, and Dancer), Eunchae (Vocalist, Dancer, and Maknae), and Garam (Former Member). The girl group debuted on May 2, 2022, with their mini album FEARLESS. On the release day of the album, it sold more than 175,000 copies. The group name “LE SSERARIM” is an anagram of I’M FEARLESS. According to resources, Chaewon and Yunjin said they had participated in writing the lyrics of the #3 track Blue Flame. On May 10, 2022, the group marked their first music show win on SBS MTV’s The Show.