Music is life! However, that depends on how good the music is. One of such good music is Kpop. Kpop is gradually becoming a globally accepted music genre in all parts of the world. All thanks to Kpop artists that are giving their best and making this a reality. However, among all these Kpop artists, some of them stand tall, putting in view the different awards, huge streaming from fans, and how their fandom keeps increasing daily.
We have compiled the top 5 Kpop artists/band groups that have wowed us while serving us good Kpop music. Keep reading to know them and how they have treated us well with quality pop music. Have a great 3mins read!
IVE is a six-member girl group that operates under the Starship Entertainment. This group comprises Yujin, Leeseo, Gauel, Wonyoung, and Rei. This is the position each member holds.
- Yunjin: Vocalist and Leader
- Gaeul: Dancer and Rapper,
- Rei: Rapper and Vocalist
- Leeseo, Liz, and Wonyoung: Vocalists.
"IVE" as a group name is said to portray them as girls who know their worth, not a group of ladies struggling to know their worth. Their first official debut album was released on December 1, 2021 with the name of the single album titled Eleven. They originated from Seoul, South Korea, and their fandom name is DIVE. Their name is an abbreviation for “I HAVE”.
After they debuted their first album and recorded a mass success, they did a great come-back with their second single album titled "LOVE DIVE". Just like the first huge success recorded with their first single album, the same was recorded for this album as well. This is how talented, and globally accepted these talents have become.
On the 17th of July, Starship Entertainment made it known that the group is preparing to drop another album which will be released on the 22nd of August. This album is titled "AFTER LIKE". Following the massive success that has been recorded for the first two albums from the talented group, no doubt this album that will be released will be a very good one. Kpop lovers can’t wait to have this album launched.
Boycold is the stage name of a super talented South Korean producer named Jeong Seon-Won. Hip hop is his music genre. He is signed under Sony music and his stage name Boycold stands for BOY can’t be OLD. He started as a producer in 2015 while featuring alongside renowned artists like Vandale, GroovyRoom, and Coogie.
His first-time appearance as a lead artist was in 2018 with YOUTH. Cookie, HAON, and Bewhy had also featured alongside him. Boycold hails from Incheon in South Korea and his favorite hobby is watching movies.
He started his music career in 2015 by producing a song for a rapper called Crucial Star. This song was titled “ Boys To Men” and it was for his EP- Boyhood. Boycold belongs to the YELLOWS MOB crew.
According to him, he is terrible at singing, even though we find this puzzling considering how he built his hall of fame in the Kpop music industry. He has once appeared as a judge in the “Show Me The Money 8” alongside Swings, Kid Milli, and Mad Clown as a producer crew.
This favorite Kpop artist of ours has done a thing with collaborating with other Kpop artists as he has also collaborated with Sik-k in his album titled H.A.L.F and also took part in the King of Hip Hop OST part 4 soundtrack.
So far, this super talented producer has produced two albums titled Post Youth which was released in 2019, and Daft Love which was released in 2020. Daft Love was released three years after Post Youth was released. However, both are great albums to be on your playlist if you are a great fan of Kpop.
Purple Kiss also designated as PURPLE K!SS is a group under RBW Entertainment made up of seven super talented girls. This 7-member group comprises Park Jieun, Swan Na Goeun, Chaein, Yuki, Dosie, and Ireh. Their fandom name is PLORY, which is a combination of Purple Kiss and Glory. Below is the position each member holds
- Na Goeun: main vocalist and leader
- Dosie: main dancer and vocalist
- Ireh: main dancer and vocalist
- Yuki: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
- Chaein: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
- Swan: Main Vocalist, Maknae
- Park Jieun: vocalist
They had started with two pre-debuts that were released on November 26, 2020, and February 3, 2021. The two albums are titled "My heart skipped a beat"and "Can we talk again?". By March 15, 2021, they released their debut album titled "Into Violet".
This debut album comprises six songs which are Crown, Ponzona, Can We Talk Again, Skip Skip, Hello, My Heart Skip a Beat and Period. While their fans were still basking in the awesomeness of this album, they had a collaboration with Lulupop titled "Find You". This was released on the 24th of May, 2021. By July, there was another album released on July 25, 2022, titled Geekyland.
Two months later, these bunch of talents expressed to us again that they weren’t done with serving us with good music by releasing a minimal album titled " Hide and Seek". This was precisely released on September 8, 2021, with six musics in this album. These songs are titled Zombie, 2 am, Cast Pearls Before Swine, So WhY, Twinkle, and ZzZz.
On December 18, 2021, they released a digital single and on March 29, 2022; they released a mini album titled "MemeM" with seven songs. These songs are intro: Illusion, memeM, Oh My Gosh, Pretty Psycho, Joah, Hate Me, Hurt Me, Love Me, and Cursor. Cheers to more good pop music from them!
ATBO group comprises 7 members gotten from the show The Origin- A, B, or what? They operate under IST Entertainment and they were formerly referred to as ABØ buttheyhadtochangethenamebecausethefansraisedtheirconcernsaboutthenameimplyingothermeaningsindifferentregionsandcultures.OnJune3,2022,thischangeingroupnamewasannouncedtothepublic. TheATBOstandsforAtTheBeginningOfOriginality.
The group members comprise Oh Junseok, Won Bin, Ryu Junmin, Kim Yeonkyu, Bae Hyunjun, Jeong Seunghwan, and Sepk Rakwon. Below is the position each member holds
- Oh Jun Seok: Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer
- Ryu Jun Min: Lead Vocal
- Bae Hyun Jun: Lead Rapper
- Seok Rak Won: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocal
- Jeong Seung Hwan: Main Dancer
- Kim Yoon Kyu: Main Vocal
- Won Bin: Sub Vocal, Maknae
Their first official debut was a mini album titled "The Beginning", and it was released on the 27th of July, 2022. Their fandom name is BOAT and their origin can be traced to Seoul, South Korea.
The formerly had a member named Yang Donghwa, who was later displaced and replaced by Won Bin because a video of one of his gross misconduct surfaced online. As of the present, The Beginning is their only surviving mini album with other filmography and activities, but one thing we are sure of is that they would soon make a comeback that will shake their fans.
We cannot wait to have another track or album from the by the way. For the main time, you can keep enjoying "The Beginning" album while waiting for another great piece from them.
BAE173 is a boy band formed by PocketDol Entertainment with an origin from Seoul South Korea. PocketDol is a subsidiary of MBK Entertainment. This boy band debuted with their first EP intersection titled Spark, on the 19th of November, 2022.
This boy band group comprises 9 members: J-Min, Hangyul, Yoojun, Muzin, Junseo, Youngseo, Doha, Bit, and Dohyon. Remember the cute guys we had on the cover artist of Ten Asia’s Tenstar magazine? Yeah! Those are the superstars we are talking about. On November 19, 2020, they released their debut EP Intersection: Spark with the title track “Crush on you”.
It was recorded that in less than 6 days, the debut music video of Crush on you already had over ten million views. Little wonder why they are one of the leading artists in the Kpop genre. By November 29, they released a follow-up track and made it known that it was meant for their fans.
This track is titled “Every Little Thing Is You” with the writing credit going to Dohyon who is the youngest member of the group. BAE 173 released their second EP Intersection on the 8th of April 2022. This EP is titled Trace and its lead single is “Loved You”. BAE 173 released Blaze and its lead single “jaws” on the 30th of March 2022. This marks their third EP Intersection. Their fourth mini album titled ODYSSEY: DASH and other BAE173 can be downloaded and enjoyed here
With how outstanding they have been treating us to good music, we can’t wait for more from them.
Even though we are tempted to give the stories behind each album or what they entail, that would be explicitly done is our subsequent articles. They are really interesting stories and details worth knowing about, so we will come up with that banger soon.
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