With the success of K-pop groups like BTS, Blackpink, EXO, etc on the international stage, the genre has seen a steady increase in audience all over the world.
Today, I want to talk about five top K-pop girl groups whose music I like and by writing this I hope you go listen and like them too, especially if you are new into the K-pop world.
Let’s start by explaining what K-pop is,
What is K-pop
K-pop is an abbreviation of Korean pop, which is a genre originating from South Korea. K-pop deals with the infusion of traditional Korean music with experimental, rock, jazz, gospel, hip hop, R&B, electronic dance, folk, country, and classical.
Now that we know what K-pop is, here are the top 5 K-pop girl groups you should listen to.
Gfriend consists of 6 members: Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji.
The group debuted on January 16, 2015, under Source Music which became a subsidiary company of Big Hit Entertainment in July 2019.
The group’s main concepts are “powerful innocent” (an innocent concept with knife-like choreography) and “passionate melancholy” (an orchestral and sentimental sound), but they are always reinventing themselves. They have two studio albums namely LOL (2016) and Time for Us (2019), they also have nine mini albums and sang soundtracks on the Kdrama series “What’s wrong with secretary Kim” in 2018.
4) RED VELVET
Red Velvet was originally a four-girl member group:
Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, and Joy, a fifth member, Yeri joined them in 2015.
Red Velvet debuted in 2014 with the single “Happiness.” The group was formed by talent agency SM Entertainment and has enjoyed considerable chart success, they won different awards such as the Golden Disc New Artist Award in 2015 and the Mnet Asian Music Awards prize for Best Female Group in 2017. They infuse a lot of, Jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Funk, and Dance-pop into their music. I most say their sound is not the normal K-pop kind of sound.
TWICE is a nine-member girl group:
Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu.
The group was formed under JYP entertainment through the 2015 survival reality show “Sixteen”. They rose to fame with the release of their 2016 single, “Cheer Up”. Charting at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart, the track became the best-performing single of the year.
Their hit song won them the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards “Song of the Year” award in 2016.
TWICE success continues to grow with the release of subsequent chart-topping tracks, TWICE has become one of South Korea’s most popular and widely recognized K-Pop groups, gaining an incredible following the world over. In 2017 the group was included in both “Forbes” Korea Power Celebrity ranking and “Billboard”’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation.
Although this group is very successful they still sound like every other Korean “girlish” girl group. But they do have good songs.
BLACKPINK is a very popular South Korean girl group which consists of four members:
Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, under YG Entertainment.
The group made their debut on August 8, 2016, with the release of their single album, “Square One”.
Their two lead singles, “Whistle” and “Boombayah” charted at numbers one and two on the “Billboard” World Digital Songs chart and won the group the record for the most-viewed debut music video by a Korean act. Ever since their debut, the group has continued to top charts, both domestically and internationally, landing on both the “Billboard” Hot 100 and “Billboard” 200, as well as “Billboard”’s Emerging Artists chart.
Blackpink ever since they debuted on the South Korean music scene, they have won numerous awards, the group continues to be met with success, topping charts, selling out stadium tours around the world, and finding themselves listed as one of the most influential celebrities of Korea in 2019 by “Forbes” Korea Power Celebrity.
They are world-famous just like BTS, as their songs mostly appeal to teenagers and school kids, they are really a typical K-pop girl group with good music.
The four members of the group are Solar, Moonbyul, Wheein, and Hwasa.
MAMAMOO was formed in 2014 formed by RBW (formerly WA Entertainment) The group officially debuted on June 18, 2014, with the single “Mr. Ambiguous”. Their debut was considered by some critics as one of the best K-pop debuts of 2014
They are known for their retro, jazz, and R&B sounds. The group has released one studio album and five extended plays since its debut, as well as other singles, collaborations with other popular artists, and original soundtracks to television dramas like ” “Goblin” in 2017.
They are also one of the best vocal performers in the country, they do mostly not seem as girls but women because of their confidence and fashion sense.
They have won many awards including the “BreakTudo Awards” in Brazil.
This group one of the unique K-pop girl group presently, their sound is so different from many K-pop groups (boys and girls) and they and a lot of feel-good songs. They actually sound like artists and not teenagers who use autotune in their music. Listening to them can never be a regret. They are simply unique