A Korean newspaper conducted a survey of 18 entertainment industry experts to find the most promising 4th generation K-Pop groups today. The survey is also divided into two groups, one for boy groups and the other for girl groups. The selected groups are those that will debut after 2020.
The three most rated girl groups by 18 K-Pop industry experts are NewJeans, aespa and IVE.
NewJeans (16/18 votes): New boy group HYBE is the highest rated group with a total of 16 votes. Although just released a month ago with the album of the same name, the name NewJeans has spread far and wide throughout Korea and Asia. (Photo: HYBE)
Experts believe that the group’s success comes from the fact that the group has a completely different style from recent girl groups. With the youthfulness and innocence of the right age, NewJeans becomes a breath of fresh air for K-Pop. (Photo: HYBE)
aespa (9/18 votes): Second among the experts’ picks is the girl group from SM Entertainment aespa. (Photo: SM Entertainment)
After debuting in November 2020, the 4 SM girls have attracted a lot of fans’ attention when bringing a unique concept, which is the concept of virtual reality. For K-Pop, aespa is the first group to implement this bold concept. (Photo: SM Entertainment)
IVE (8/18 votes): Since its debut at the end of 2021, IVE has continuously received the attention of the audience with consecutive hits such as Eleven, LOVE DIVE, AFTER LIKE. The group has captured the hearts of fans thanks to their beautiful looks, performance skills, and interesting style. (Photo: K – GEN)
Notably, two members Wonyoung and Yujin are also considered “magnets” to attract the audience when they used to promote as members of the project group IZ * ONE. This helped IVE quickly gain a foothold in the K-Pop music industry.
The two most promising boy groups as judged by 18 K-Pop industry experts are ENHYPEN and TREASURE.
ENHYPEN (17/18 votes): ENHYPEN debuted as a 7-member group through the Mnet idol program “I-Land”. After debuting in Ucoois in 2020, the group quickly owned a large fan base, bringing in high revenue when selling millions of copies of their first mini-album. (Photo: K-Pop Mag)
In particular, ENHYPEN attracted attention when achieving album sales of 1 million copies in just 2 days of release with the 3rd mini-album called Manifesto: Day 1. Not only famous in Korea, ENHYPEn also has a place in the hearts of the audience. such as the US, Japan… (Photo: Allkpop)
TREASURE (9/18 votes): 12 TREASURE boys are BLACKPINK’s juniors at YG Entertainment. Although they have not yet reached the level of the company’s legendary idol groups such as Big Bang, 2NE1 or BLACKPINK, experts believe that TREASURE’s members possess a solid foundation of musical skills. (Photo: YG Entertainment)
Not stopping there, each member has their own charm and influence in the Korean music industry.