Let PRESSREELS introduce three rookie girl groups that anyone who likes K-pop should watch in 2022. They are influential but already verified rookies.
introduces IVE, Kep1er, JYPn
Ive is the first rookie group to participate in the 2022 idol competition. They received a lot of attention as a girl group consisting of Jang Won-young and Ahn Yoo-jin, who came out in Produce 48 before their debut and worked as IZ*ONE members. As if proving the popularity of domestic and foreign fans, the debut song “ELEVEN” topped the music broadcast a week after its debut.
“ELEVEN” by IVE set an unusual record as a rookie, entering the top of music platforms in the U.S., Japan, and China. The challenge of “How colourful my heart is” is also popular on TikTok, the killing part of the debut song. It is showing off its unique charm with its own reality <1, 2, 3 Ive> on its official YouTube channel.
Kepler is the debut group of the Mnet’s audition program “Girls Planet 999: Girls’ Competition”. They can be said to be a junior of IZ*ONE, and they will come to us in January. The final members are Huening Bahiyyih, Ezaki Hikaru, Seo Youngeun, Choi You-jin, Kim Chaehyun, Shen Xiaoting, Sakamoto Mashiro, Kang Ye-seo, and Kim Dayton. They are expected to gain popularity across borders.
For reference, Huening Bahiyyih became a hot topic for his similar appearance as he was known as the younger sister of Huening Kai, a member of TOMORROW X TOGETHER. The debut album containing the powerful and girlish title song “WA DA DA” is scheduled to be released on January 3rd.
JYP Entertainment is conducting a secret project JYPn to create a new girl group that will succeed TWICE and ITZY. After opening a new SNS channel in July this year, the debut single “Blind Package,” which sold without disclosing information about the group, achieved more than 60,000 pre-orders in just 10 days. It unveiled a seven-member member who will become a new girl group while still hiding the group’s name.
The members, who released the performance video on YouTube, boasted strong dance skills and explosive high notes, heralding the birth of a girl group with both visual and skills. In particular, Lily, the seventh member to be released, is drawing attention as she has appeared on the show. The identity of the project JYPn will be revealed in February 2022.