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A Year in Review: Debuts in 2016

2016 was a year FILLED with new talent!

Here's a look at 15 of this year's best debuts.

~I will not be including subunits in this card^^~

Astro

These cuties started off with a web series called To Be Continued where they stole everyone's hearts from the get-go. When the six members debuted, they already had a strong following and saw much success. One of their MVs even featured of of I.O.I's most famous members!

BLACKPINK

If you haven't heard of BLACKPINK, I think you're living under a rock. YG's new girl group has set the world on fire with their four singles. Seriously, if you don't know the Whistle from Whistle then change that, NOW.

Cosmic Girls

This 13 member group is compised of Korean and Chinese members. Also called WJSN (pronounced Woo Joo Seo Nyeo in Korean) the members are separated into four subgroups for each letter in "WJSN": Wonder, Joy, Sweet, and Natural. They are the sister group of Monsta X, Boyfriend, and Sistar.

Gugudan

VIXX's first sister group was busy this year! Their debut was adorable and saw success thanks to their members Nayeon, Sejong, and Mina who were winners in the huge talent show, Produce 101.

Imfact

The company behind ZE:A and Nine Muses debuted Imfact early this year. The crazy fact is, one member, Leesang, was cast by Star Empire Entertainment when he was three years old. His father was friends with the CEO and the CEO wanted him to join eventually. He officially became a trainee in his third year of middle school.

I.O.I

This group is made from the hit TV show Produce 101, where 101 girls from all different companies competed to join the final group of winners. The show was HUGELY popular, and thus the group I.O.I was equally popular. They will only be a group for a year though, and are set to stop performing soon. Members are in groups like gugudan, and DIA.

K.A.R.D

This recent debut has taken the Kpop fandom by storm. KARD is a co-ed group, two boys and two girls, with an amazing hip hop debut called "Oh Nana." They're set to make serious waves in Kpop music!

KNK

Ah, KNK. This group has been destroying bias lists left and right. All members have trained under other companies before joining their current company, and have trained for an average of 5 years! Since their debut in February they've made a huge jump in popularity :)

NCT

SM's next super group is a bit confusing to understand at first glance. First off there is NCT U, the heart of the group. Each break-off group will have at least one member from NCT U (so far, Mark has been in each break-off group)
Currently we have NCT 127, NCT Dream, and NCT U.

Pentagon

Cube's latest group, Pentagon debuted this October with 'Gorilla.' They teased everyone with grand and mysterious teaser videos that really built the hype - I can't wait to see more of what they have for us!

SF9

FNC, the company behind AOA, CN Blue, N. Flying, and FT Island, debuted a nine member group this year, whose debut has done way better than most expected. The group was formed through a competition show hosted by FNC and the final nine members debuted together as "Sensational First 9"

Viction

Viction is A Pink's baby brother group, and are filled with all the charisma of A Pink and more! Their first album was well received and I can't wait to hear more!

Vromance

Mamamoo's baby brother group Vromance is all about vocal talent, high energy, and a beat that makes you want to dance, dance, DANCE!

Voisper

This four member group is all about the vocals. They actually started as 4 friends who were a singing group in high school. A company picked them up so they were actually formed by themselves not a company :)

Who was your favorite debut of the year?

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I'm not a girl group Stan. Girl groups have to make me want to all in there business like how I am with boy groups so blackpink debut was mind blowing I watch everything about them. I haven't been this exited for a girl group since 2NE1 馃槱馃槱馃様馃様 but I'm so on the blackpink train
10 months agoReply
SF9 and Vromance! I love them so much 馃槏
10 months agoReply
my favorite is BlackPink and Pentagon. There are some groups I missed but Kard is definitely a force to watch for.
10 months agoReply
blackpink and NCT
10 months agoReply
No way can I pick one!
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