The heyday of 4th generation girl groups… A summary of girl groups that debuted in the year of the tiger – 2022 

In 2022, the music industry was in the heyday of girl groups. While various songs were loved, there was a girl group at the center that led to the popularity of the music industry.

A large number of new K-pop girl groups have appeared. The girl groups NMIXX, LE SSERAFIM, and NewJeans, which debuted in 2022, are at the center of it.

JYP Entertainment suddenly informed the withdrawal of an NMIXX member

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NMIXX is a new girl group released by JYP Entertainment. They debuted in February 2022, three years after ITZY debuted in 2019. JYP revealed the members through a silhouette public video. Last July, the debut single of a rookie girl group, for which no information had been disclosed, was sold for only 10 days, drawing attention from K-pop fans.

Even before their debut, they received so much attention that a fan cafe was opened. 

Following TWICE, a group specializing in visuals, and ITZY, a dance group, they emerged like a comet as a 7-vocalist group.

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On the 9th, JYP Entertainment said, “Jinni, who has been a member of NMIXX, has left the team and terminated her exclusive contract due to personal reasons,” adding, “I am sorry for causing many fans’ concerns with the sudden news.”

With the official notice of departure of Jinni, NMIXX will continue as a six-member group.

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Source Music (HYBE) launches new girl group LE SSERAFIM

Source Music, G-FRIEND’s agency, debuted a new girl group, LE SSERAFIM, focusing on members from “Produce 101” season 2. They debuted in May after a fierce training course. It is a five-member girl group consisting of Sakura, Kim Chaewon, Heo Yunjin, Kazuha, and Hong Eun-chae.

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LE SSERAFIM set a record of ‘exceeding 1 million albums’ in 6 months of debut. From the beginning of their debut, they boasted overwhelming record sales. LE SSERAFIM, which is also very popular in Japan, is set to debut in Japan on January 25, 2023.

NewJeans, made up of teenagers, who were hot even before their debut as  ‘Min Hee-jin’s girl group’

NewJeans is a new girl group from ADOR, a label under HYBE. Min Hee-jin has a history of discovering numerous global groups of SM such as Girls’ Generation, SHINee, EXO, and f(x) before moving to ADOR. NewJeans is the girl group mentioned on ‘You Quiz on The Block’ before their debut.

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NewJeans is a five-member girl group consisting of Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein.

NewJeans earned the title of ‘The Best Rookie of All Time’. New Jeans’ debut album “New Jeans” sold 311,271 copies in one week after its release. It broke the record for sales in the first week of release among all debut albums by girl groups.

NewJeans set a new record for a girl group debut in Korea. At the same time as the debut, they released four songs, ‘Attention’, ‘Hybe boy’, ‘Cookie’, and ‘Hurt’.

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Meanwhile, YG Entertainment’s girl group, which was scheduled to debut this year, is gathering attention. There are still many speculations about the exact member composition or debut date. However, the fact that YG Entertainment registered the name ‘Baby Monster’ as a trademark with the Korean Intellectual Property Office was known, raising expectations. 

Source: wikitree

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