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The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked

Updated January 8, 2020 32.2k votes 2.2k voters 33.0k views99 items

List RulesVote up the current Kpop groups who deserve more love.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

UPDATE: Check out the most underrated groups of 2020. 

With so many new groups debuting every year, it's time to recognize some of the most underrated Kpop groups in 2019. Not including groups from the "Big 3" agencies (JYP, SM, and YG), this list of lesser known groups includes artists from smaller K-pop entertainment companies. Who are your favorite 2019 nugu groups? 

Formed under Blockberry Creative, 12-member girl group Loona made their debut in 2018, and has been steadily gaining new fans with their EDM-style music, artistic concepts, and dance covers (NCT 127's "Cherry Bomb," anyone?). Although they've been performing since 2013, FNC Entertainment's N.Flying finally got recognition for their music after their single "Rooftop" went viral in 2019. Other underrated Kpop groups include Dreamcatcher, KARD, Laboum, and Golden Child. 

Vote up the most underrated groups, and add other new Kpop groups to stan as long as they're active in 2019.  

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    Dreamcatcher

    K-pop, Rock
    Dreamcatcher (formerly known as MINX) is a South Korean girl group formed by Happy Face...  more
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  • Astro2
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    Astro

    K-pop
    Astro is a South Korean boy group formed by Fantagio in 2016. The group is composed of six...  more
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  • KARD3
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    KARD

    K-pop, Tropical house
    KARD is a South Korean co-ed group formed by DSP Media. Their lineup consists of J.seph, B.M,...  more
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    Day6

    K-pop, Pop rock
    Day6 is a South Korean band formed by JYP Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists...  more
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  • Pentagon5
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    Pentagon

    K-pop, Electronic
    Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube...  more
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    APRIL

    K-pop
    April is a South Korean girl group formed by DSP Media. They debuted in 2015 with the...  more
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  • ATEEZ7
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    ATEEZ

    K-pop, Hip hop
    Ateez (stylized ATEEZ), previously known as KQ Fellaz, is a K-pop boy group under KQ...  more
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  • LOONA8
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    LOONA

    K-pop, EDM
    Loona, stylized as LOOΠΔ, is a South Korean girl group formed by Blockberry...  more
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  • Weki Meki9
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    Weki Meki, also known as WEME, is a South Korean girl group formed by Fantagio in 2017. The...  more
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    Fromis 9 (stylized as fromis_9) is a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2017...  more
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    Lovelyz

    K-pop
    Lovelyz is a South Korean girl group formed in 2014 by Woollim Entertainment and is the...  more
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  • Cosmic Girls (WJSN)12
    Cosmic Girls, also known as WJSN, is a South Korean-Chinese girl group formed by Starship...  more
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  • Cherry Bullet13
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    Cherry Bullet is a South Korean girl group formed by FNC Entertainment. They debuted on...  more
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    Gugudan

    K-pop
    Gugudan, also stylized as gu9udan or gx9, is a South Korean girl group formed in 2016 by...  more
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  • DIA15
    356
    183

    DIA

    K-pop
    DIA (shortened from DIAMOND and backronym for Do It Amazing) is a South Korean girl group...  more
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  • Rocket Punch16
    270
    128
    Rocket Punch is a six-member South Korean girl group under Woollim Entertainment. The group...  more
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  • A.C.E17
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    A.C.E

    Kpop

    AlbumsA.C.E Adventures In Wonderland, Under Cover

    Ace (stylized as A.C.E, acronym for Adventure Calling Emotions) is a South Korean boy group...  more
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    SF9

    K-pop, Dance pop
    SF9 (shortened from Sensational Feeling 9) is a South Korean boy group formed by FNC...  more
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    BVNDIT

    K-pop
    BVNDIT (pronounced "bandit") is a South Korean girl group under MNH Entertainment. The group...  more
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    NATURE

    K-pop
    Nature (Stylized as NATURE) is a South Korean girl group formed by n.CH Entertainment in...  more
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    N.Flying

    K-pop, Alternative rock
    N.Flying is a South Korean rap rock band produced by FNC Entertainment. The band consists of...  more
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  • Golden Child22
    339
    214
    Golden Child is a South Korean boy band formed by Woollim Entertainment in 2017. They debuted...  more
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    Elris

    K-pop
    Elris is a South Korean girl group formed by Hunus Entertainment in 2017. The group consists...  more
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  • 1THE924
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    1THE9

    K-pop
    1the9 (stylized as 1THE9, pronounced as Wonder Nine) was a South Korean boy band formed...  more
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  • HINAPIA25
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    HINAPIA

    K-pop
    Hinapia (abbreviated from Hi New Amazing Utopia) was a South Korean girl group formed by OSR...  more
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