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4th Generation girl groups that might be able to replace the trio BLACKPINK – TWICE – Red Velvet

Considering the trio BLACKPINK – TWICE – Red Velvet’s success, people have to rack their brains to pick out the descendants of them.

Referring to the top girl groups of Gen 3, BLACKPINK, TWICE and Red Velvet are considered the top 3. These girls, coming from famous entertainment companies, managed to gain popularity both domestically and internationally. Considering the trio’s success, people have to rack their brains to pick out the descendants of the top 3 title.

BLACKPINK, TWICE and Red Velvet make history for Gen 3 K-pop.
BLACKPINK, TWICE and Red Velvet make history for Gen 3 K-pop.

aespa

In the Korean music industry, achievements on Korean digital music charts can’t be excluded when measuring the success of a music product. In this respect, SM’s “blue-eyed group” aespa is indeed dominating. With the release of “Next Level”, aespa became a representative group of K-Pop 4th Generation and also the first SM group to reach No.1 on Melon 24 Hits chart.

The song brought aepsa a series of great achievements.
The song brought aepsa a series of great achievements.

Excellent as “Next Level” was, “Savage” was even better. The song makes aespa the first 4th gen K-pop idol group to have a Perfect All-Kill. Notably, the SM’s ” blue-eyed group” has done well in the album sales category as well, which is a weakness of rookie groups, by exceeding the number of 400,000 pre-order copies.

aepsa possesses a limitless potential for future growth.
aepsa possesses a limitless potential for future growth.

Having debuted for only more than 1 year, aespa “bombarded” the awards ceremonies in Korea, collecting all the rookie trophies. Recently, the SM girls made fans extremely proud when they were named for the title of “Rookie Grand Slam”.

Before aespa, only iKON, SHINee, TXT, Wanna One, and ITZY were ever called the “Rookie Grand Slam”. The current kings and queens of K-pop like BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE at the time of their debut had not received this noble title either. It can be seen that despite their very young age, aespa has deservedly entered the ranks of the top female groups of Kpop today, and might even be considered a leader of the 4th Generation.

aespa surpassed many seniors to win the Daesang at AAA 2021.
aespa surpassed many seniors to win the Daesang at AAA 2021.

IVE

When it comes to impressive debut achievements, aespa is great, but there is another equally potential opponent, IVE. The Starship girl group had an excellent performance. The song “ELEVEN” after its release has climbed to the top of the chart, its digital achievement overwhelmed other rookie groups debuting in 2021.

Furthermore, IVE also did well in the album sales segment. After 4 days of opening for sale, ELEVEN recorded sales of more than 125 thousand copies. This is also the highest number that a rookie group in 2021 can achieve.

ELEVEN does well in both digital music and albums.
ELEVEN does well in both digital music and albums.

IVE‘s achievements can also make their seniors wary. With the trophy at “Show Champion” 7 days after their debut, the Starship girl group has become the fastest girl group to reach No.1 in K-pop history. Previously, this record was held by ITZY when winning the trophy after 9 days of debut.

IVE is still promoting “ELEVEN” on music stages while their number of trophies has reached 7. Notably, on November 9th, the Starship girl group “surpassed” aespa on Inkigayo to win the trophy. However, IVE has got into a lot of scandals despite their impressive achievements.

IVE continuously received many awards on weekly music shows with only their debut song.
IVE continuously received many awards on weekly music shows with only their debut song

STAYC

Winning the Best Female Rookie Award at the Brand Customer Loyalty Award and the Next Leader Award at The Fact Music Awards, compared to aespa or IVE, STAYC‘s performance is quite “inferior”. However, the 6-member girl group is still highly appreciated.

Starting from High Entertainment, which is a small company, STAYC had to work harder to be known. Besides, the concept that the group pursues, which is different from the usual similar styles, also breathes a new life into the K-pop music industry. Because of these things, STAYC is very popular when debuting in Korea.

STAYC is the formidable rookie of K-Pop's Gen 4.
STAYC is the formidable rookie of K-Pop’s 4th Generation.

In addition to digital music achievements, the members’ beauty also became a hot topic of discussion. STAYC is known as a group that has no visual flaw. Many people even think that the general beauty of the High Entertainment girl group is more prominent than aespa who debuted in the same year.

Thanks to their visual strength, STAYC has many big advertising contracts in hand, emerging as a popular commercial face in the K-pop entertainment industry. Image and music favored by the Korean people, STAYC only needed a hit song to rise to the top of 4th Generation’s stars.

STAYC is the new generation of advertising queens.
STAYC is the new generation of advertising queens.

JYP’s new girl group

After the success of TWICE and ITZY, JYP is about to launch a new girl group. The K-pop 4th Generation arena is about to have another formidable competitor, which makes the people eagerly wait. Korea’s leading entertainment company has begun to “tease” this expected debut.

The audience is looking forward to JYP's new girlgroup.
The audience is looking forward to JYP’s new girlgroup.

7 members in the new girl group lineup including Lily, Haewon, Bae, Sullyoon, Kyujin, Jiwoo and Jinni. The company has set up a separate subdivision to manage all activities of the project, promising the same level of investment as their predecessors. The members initially had the opportunity to show their talents, but we had to wait until their official debut to know their real abilities.

3 members in JYP's new girl group.
3 members in JYP’s new girl group.

Having both talent and beauty, the 4th Generation girl group is increasingly promoting their strengths in many fields. There is still a lot of time to consider whether aespa, IVE, STAYC and the JYP rookies can inherit the BLACKPINK Red Velvet TWICE trio in the future or not.

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