Let’s K-Pop

K-Pop is now extremely popular amongst youth across the globe. Whether or not you may have yourself looked up a song on YouTube, there are chances that you have a friend who is interested or has asked you to give a song a listen. The truth is that the K-pop industry is huge. There are several agencies representing such idols and most of them have more than two groups under their agency. While you may have come across BTS or Blackpink already, there are many other equally talented but lesser known groups and soloists that are worth stanning.

If you are new to K-pop or want to explore it further, given below is a short list of some of my favourite releases so far in this quarantine struck year. The YouTube links to their music videos is attached alongside.

January

  • SF9- Good Guy
  • Zico- Any Song
  • Ong Seong Wu- We Belong

February

  • Loona- So What
  • Rocket Punch- Bouncy
  • Dreamcatcher- Scream

March

  • Sejeong- Plant
  • Itzy- Wannabe
  • Suho- Let’s Love

April

  • Apink- Dumhdurum
  • April- Lalalilala
  • Oh My Girl- Nonstop

May

  • ASTRO- Knock
  • NCT 127- Punch
  • Baekhyun- Candy

June

  • IZ*ONE- Secret Story of the Swan
  • Stray Kids- God’s Menu
  • Weki Meki- Oopsy

July

  • GFriend- Apple
  • Red Velvet Irene & Seulgi- Monster
  • EXO-SC- 1 Billion Views

August

  • (G)I-dle- Dumdi Dumdi
  • Cravity- Flame
  • Kang Daniel- Who U Are

With four months of the year still left, there will be plenty to look forward to for k-pop fans as there is still loads in store. With Blackpink slated to drop their first full length album in October and comebacks from BTS and Twice lined up as well. Moreover, EXO’s Kai will debut as a soloist before the end of 2020 and this has been a hot topic among K-pop fans.

As for September, we are a week in and we’ve already seen some good comebacks. Lovelyz made their comeback after more than a year with Obliviate on September 1 and so did CLC with Helicopter on September 2. A.C.E and Super Junior D&E also made their comebacks this past week. Yesterday, on September 7, SHINee’s Taemin made his solo comeback with his third full album and the day also saw solo debuts of Oh My Girl’s YooA and Apink’s Kim Namjoo.

Only 3 months after their most recent release, Stray Kids will be back with their first repackaged album on September 14. The same day will also mark the debut of ASTRO’s first unit comprising of Moonbin and Sanha. VAV will release their sixth mini album on September 15 and SuperM will release their first full album on September 25.

If you’re a K-pop fan, you clearly have a lot on your plate. And if you aren’t a fan yet, what are you waiting for? Dive in!

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