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The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked  

Coley Reed
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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Dreamcatcher Company
Dreamcatcher (formerly known as MINX) is a South Korean girl group formed by Happy Face Entertainment. The group consists of seven members: JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, Yoohyeon, Dami, and ...more
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Astro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Fantagio Music
Astro is a South Korean boy group formed by Fantagio in 2016. The group is composed of six members: MJ, JinJin, Eunwoo, Moon Bin, Rocky, and Sanha. They debuted with the single "Hide & ...more
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KARD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
DSP Media
KARD is a South Korean co-ed group formed by DSP Media. Their lineup consists of J.seph, B.M, Somin and Jiwoo. They made their official debut on July 19, 2017 with the EP Hola Hola. Their Wild ...more
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Pentagon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
crystalle4066 added Cube Entertainment
Pentagon (stylized as PENTAGON; abbreviated as PTG) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016. The group consists of 10 members: Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, E'Dawn, Shinwon, Yeo ...more
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Day6 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
JYP Entertainment
Day6 is a South Korean band formed by JYP Entertainment. The band's current line-up consists of five members: Jae, Sungjin, Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon. The band debuted with the release of ...more
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APRIL is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
DSP Media
April is a South Korean girl group formed by DSP Media. They debuted in 2015 with the mini-album Dreaming and its title track "Dream Candy". The group is composed of six members: ...more
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ATEEZ is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
KQ Entertainment
Ateez (stylized ATEEZ), previously known as KQ Fellaz, is a K-pop boy group under KQ Entertainment. It is composed of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, ...more

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LOONA is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Blockberry Creative
Loona, stylized as LOOΠΔ, is a South Korean girl group formed by Blockberry Creative, a subsidiary of Polaris Entertainment. Each month, starting in October 2016 and lasting for 18 months, there ...more
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Weki Meki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Fantagio Music
Weki Meki, also known as WEME, is a South Korean girl group formed by Fantagio in 2017. The group consists of eight members: Ji Suyeon, Elly, Choi Yoo-jung, Kim Do-yeon, Sei, Lua, Rina, and
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fromis_9 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Off The Record Entertainment
Fromis 9 (stylized as fromis_9) is a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2017 reality show Idol School. The group's name, pronounced as "promise" in Korean, also ...more
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Lovelyz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Woollim Entertainment
Lovelyz is a South Korean girl group formed in 2014 by Woollim Entertainment and is the company's first girl group. The group consists of eight members: Baby Soul, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, ...more
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Cosmic Girls (WJSN) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment
Cosmic Girls, also known as WJSN, is a South Korean-Chinese girl group formed by Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment. The group debuted on February 25, 2016 with the extended play ...more
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Cherry Bullet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
FNC Entertainment
Cherry Bullet is a South Korean girl group formed by FNC Entertainment. They debuted on January 21, 2019 with their with their debut single album Let's Play Cherry Bullet. The group consists of ...more
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Gugudan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Jellyfish Entertainment
Gugudan, also stylized as gu9udan or gx9, is a South Korean girl group formed in 2016 by Jellyfish Entertainment. They debuted on June 28, 2016 with the mini-album Act. 1 The Little Mermaid and ...more
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Rocket Punch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Woollim Entertainment
Rocket Punch is a six-member South Korean girl group under Woollim Entertainment. The group consists of members Juri, Yeonhee, Suyun, Yunkyoung, Sohee, and Dahyun. The group was announced in ...more
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DIA is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
MBK Entertainment
DIA (shortened from DIAMOND and backronym for Do It Amazing) is a South Korean girl group formed by MBK Entertainment in 2015. They made their debut as a seven-member group in September 2015 ...more
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A.C.E is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
juliehendriks2010 added Beat Interactive
Ace (stylized as A.C.E, acronym for Adventure Calling Emotions) is a South Korean boy group formed by Beat Interactive. The group is composed of five members: Jun, Donghun, Wow, Jason and Chan. ...more
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SF9 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
FNC Entertainment
SF9 (shortened from Sensational Feeling 9) is a South Korean boy group formed by FNC Entertainment. SF9 is the company's first dance boy group to ever debut. SF9 debuted on October 5, 2016 with ...more
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HINAPIA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
OSR Entertainment
HINAPIA is a South Korean girl group formed by OSR Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Minkyeung, Gyeongwon, Eunwoo, Yaebin, and Bada. They made their debut on November 3, 2019 ...more
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NATURE is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
n.CH Entertainment
Nature (Stylized as NATURE) is a South Korean girl group formed by n.CH Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea. The group debuted on August 3, 2018, with the single album Girls and Flowers, ...more
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BVNDIT is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
MNH Entertainment
BVNDIT (pronounced "bandit") is a South Korean girl group under MNH Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Songhee, Yiyeon, Simyeong, Jungwoo, and Seungeun. They debuted on ...more
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N.Flying is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
FNC Entertainment
N.Flying is a South Korean rap rock band produced by FNC Entertainment. The band consists of Kwon Kwangjin, Lee Seunghyub, Cha Hun and Kim Jaehyun and is currently active in Japan. The name ...more
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SATURDAY is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
SD Entertainment
Saturday is a South Korean girl group formed by SD Entertainment. Originally featuring nine members, the group currently consists of five members: Haneul, Juyeon, Yuki, Ayeon, and Minseo. They ...more
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ONF is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Lerika Munoz added WM Entertainment
ONF is a South Korean boy group formed by WM Entertainment in 2017. The group composed of seven members: Hyojin, E-tion, J-Us, Wyatt, MK, U, and Laun. ONF debuted on August 2, 2017 with an ...more
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Elris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2019, Ranked
Hunus Entertainment
Elris is a South Korean girl group formed by Hunus Entertainment in 2017. The group consists of five members: Sohee, Yukyung, Bella, Hyeseong, and Karin. They debuted on June 1, 2017 with their ...more