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Top 5
Rising 
Kpop Girl Groups
in 2024

In the era where K-POP culture has SWEPT the globe, Korean Girl Groups have become an undeniable existence in the market. Whether it's the innocent, sexy, or unique "Girl Crush" style, each group has its devoted fan base. The variety of Korean girl groups continues to grow each year, with members hailing from diverse nationalities. For instance, TWICE's Tzuyu is the first Taiwanese member to debut in Korea, contributing to the group's increased popularity in Taiwan.  If you're still not sure where to start, we've listed the top 5 K-pop Korean girl groups capturing the most attention in the year 2024.  Hopefully, this will help those captivated by the fascinating charm of Korean girl groups. If you're interested, keep reading!

5. (G)I-DLE

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Music Type: EDM trap music 

Masterpiece: 

  • TOMBOY

  • Nxde

  • Queencard

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Following "TOMBOY" and "Nxde," their latest release, "Queencard," surpassed 1.1 million pre-orders in less than a month. The title track, "Queencard," conveys the core philosophy of "confidently showcasing oneself as the most beautiful." The song bravely addresses issues such as gender stereotypes, biased perspectives, and appearance anxiety, injecting strength into numerous women. Recommended for those who enjoy catchy tunes and aspire to be confident and bold themselves. Become a shining Queencard now!

(G)I-DLE, the South Korean girl group, debuted in 2018 and is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. The members come from various countries, including Korea, Taiwan, China, and Thailand. The group is composed of Shuhua, Miyeon, Soojin, Yuqi, and Minnie. They continued to make history with remarkable vocal and dance skills, as well as empowering messages of female strength.

Whether it's the highly popular Blackpink and Twice or the nation's sweetheart IU, most of their released songs revolve around romantic relationships. However, (G)I-DLE has not followed this formula. Their two most outstanding title tracks, "TOMBOY" and "Nxde," convey meanings related to "being yourself." They aim to break societal stereotypes about women, urging them to acknowledge their rights and will, and exhibit the courage to face life with a brave attitude!

 

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4. Newjeans

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Music Type: Y2K Pop / R&B

Masterpiece: 

  • Attention

  • Hype Boy

  • Ditto

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Meet the sensational NewJeans: Minji, Haerin, Hanni, Danielle, and Hyein. Average age? Just 16! These international wonders bring diverse styles and youthful charm. NewJeans' musical repertoire covers a range of genres, including R&B, electropop, and hip-hop. Their music is defined by smooth beats, atmospheric synthesizers, and live vocals. Let's call it the "REBORN" of late-1990s K-pop.

All eyes on the highly anticipated debut of NewJeans! Carving a distinctive path in the K-pop scene with unique styling, a nostalgic Y2K aesthetic, and innovative song concepts, the group garnered attention instantly. Without any prior promotional activities, it wasn't until the release of their debut track "Attention" that they captured the public's interest. Subsequently, "Hype Boy" became a viral hit, and even their dance moves sparked a trend with covers across Asia. 

 

"NewJeans," symbolises the timeless nature of jeans and also carries the meaning of "New Genes" The intention is for the group to become representatives of the new generation of popular music. What is the charm of this group that is being seen as a potential powerhouse, capable of sweeping the world?

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3. IVE

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Music Type: Classic  K-Pop & J-Pop 

Masterpiece: 

  • ELEVEN

  • LOVE DIVE

  • After LIKE

  • Kitsch

  • I AM

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The group officially debuted with the single album "ELEVEN" on December 1st. The music video reached 30 million views within five days of release, and the title track "ELEVEN" soared to 10th place on the Melon music resource. The rapid success has labelled IVE as "Monster Rookies," emerging as a highly anticipated and promising newcomer in the eyes of the public.

IVE, the dynamic six-member girl group, burst onto the scene under STARSHIP Entertainment on December 1, 2021. IVE's group name is derived from the abbreviation of "I HAVE." As a complete girl group, they aspire to showcase everything they possess with a distinctive and confidently beautiful "IVE" style and image.

IVE made an impressive debut, setting a new record as the fastest girl group to achieve such victories and garnering intense attention. Subsequently, IVE released popular singles like "LOVE DIVE," "After LIKE," and "I AM," accumulating over a billion views. 

With their catchy tunes and irresistible charm, they've not only earned the title of "Elementary School Leaders" in Korea but have also become the talk of the town. Without any doubt, they have been on a winning streak, clinching several rookie awards and prestigious accolades at various year-end award ceremonies like MMA in Korea.

2. aespa

Aespa

Music Type:  EDM / Trap / Hyperpop

Masterpiece: 

  • Spicy

  • Savage

  • Next Level

  • Black Mamba

Aespa

Aespa, a captivating girl group under SM Entertainment, emerged in 2020, breaking a six-year hiatus after they launched NCT in 2016. Comprising members Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ningning, the group is not just a conventional K-pop ensemble – they introduce a groundbreaking concept by coexisting with virtual AI members in the metaverse.

The name "Aespa" blends "Avatar" and "Experience" (ae) with the duality of "Aspect," embodying their theme: discovering another self and exploring an entirely new realm.

In 2021, they debuted with the single track"Black Mamba," and within 24 hours of its release on YouTube, the music video surpassed 21.4 million views. This achievement set a new record for the highest number of views on the debut day of a music video by any Korean groups.

When they dropped the album "MY WORLD" in May, it shattered pre-sale records and soared past two million sales, securing the top spot for the highest debut-week sales in K-pop history.

Their chart-topping track, "Spicy," set music platforms ablaze, sparking an irresistible aespa phenomenon. The group not only brings music but also a groundbreaking approach, making them an exciting force in the ever-evolving K-pop landscape.

1. Blackpink

Members: 

Masterpiece: 

  • DDU-DU DDU-DU

  • Lovesick Girls

  • How You Like That

  • Pink Venom

  • Shut Down

  • Kill This Love

When it comes to Korean girl groups, it's not just about knowing Girls' Generation and TWICE, right? Let me introduce you to the powerhouse Korean girl group BLACKPINK – they're truly something else. Comprising Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, this quartet has been making waves since their debut in 2016.

Let's start with the meaning behind their name. BLACKPINK carries a reversed meaning of "Beauty doesn't represent everything."  The members were recognized by netizens as a new generation of "visual queens" Renowned for their superb singing and dancing abilities, they've been hailed as the most powerful "monster rookies" in the industry. Each member has unique characteristics and a high recognition factor. Jisoo brings an ethereal charm and a stable low-tone voice; Jennie, known as the "Human Chanel," boasts a devilish figure and a sophisticated "resting face"; Rosé leaves a lasting impression with her sweet vocals, while Lisa, dubbed the "Human Barbie," stands out with her proportionate figure and exquisite features, along with captivating dance skills.

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On January 4, 2023, the MV for "DDU-DU DDU-DU" became the first K-pop group MV to surpass 20 billion views. To add a royal touch, King Charles III of the United Kingdom presented the Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) to all four BLACKPINK members at Buckingham Palace.

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"Pink Venom" garnered approximately 90.4 million views within the first 24 hours, setting a new world record for the highest views by a female artist and ranking third globally among all artists. As of August 20th 2023, the MV reached 100 million views in approximately 29 hours, breaking the K-pop girl group record. With "Pink Venom," the group became the first K-pop girl group to reach number one on the Spotify Top Song global chart, marking the first Korean-language song to achieve this feat.

BLACKPINK

Now you have a list of the Top 5 Korean Girl Groups you shouldn't miss in 2024 and we know you might be wondering what the lyrics are about.  Luckily, we now offer group and private courses for all levels. You can take these courses either online or in person at our London classes where you will meet lots of like-minded K-pop fans.

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