The Best New K-pop Groups Of 2022
With the ever-growing popularity of K-pop, it's hard to keep track of new K-pop groups that debut each year. Check out this list of the best K-pop group debuts of 2022, ranked by fans everywhere. Whether it's highly anticipated groups from big K-pop entertainment companies or underrated groups who deserve more recognition, there are so many impressive new girl groups and boy bands to follow. This ranked list of the top new 2022 Kpop groups features debut dates, their debut songs, and agencies. Who do you think is the best K-pop rookie group of 2022?
Popular new K-pop groups include Le Sserafim, NMIXX, TNX, Kep1er, CLASS:y, and VIVIZ.
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- 11,287 VOTES
Debut date: May 2, 2022
Debut single: "Fearless"
Formed by Source Music and HYBE Corporation, Le Sserafim made a big splash with their debut EP Fearless, featuring catchy singles “Blue Flame” and “Sour Grapes.” The six-member girl group consists of Iz One members Chaewon and Sakura, Produce 48 contestant Yunjin, and new faces Kazuha, Garam, and Eunchae.
- Labels: Source Music (HYBE Labels)
- 2742 VOTES
Debut date: August 1, 2022
Debut single: “Attention”, "Hype Boy", "Cookie"
From HYPE's independent label ADOR comes five-member girl group NewJeans. The groups' members are: Hani, Minji, Danielle, Haerin, and Lee Hyein.
- Labels: ADOR (HYBE Labels)
- 31,256 VOTES
Debut date: February 22, 2022
Debut single: "O.O"
NMIXX is the latest girl group formed by JYP Entertainment's sub-label, SQU4D. The group has seven members: Lily, Haewon, Sullyoon, Jinni, Bae, Jiwoo, and Kyujin. The "N" in their group name stands for "now, new, close and the unknown" while "Mixx" stands for "combination and diversity."
- Labels: JYP Entertainment, SQU4D
- 41,145 VOTES
Debut date: January 3, 2022
Debut single: "Wa Da Da"
Kep1er is a nine-member project girl group formed through Mnet's reality competition show Girls Planet 999. They are a multinational group with members hailing from South Korea, Japan and China. Some members were or are a part of other groups, most notably Choi Yujin from CLC and Kang Yeseo from Busters and CutieL. The group will be active until their contract ends sometime in 2024.
- Labels: WAKEONE, Swing Entertainment
- 5886 VOTES
Debut date: January 3, 2022
Debut single: "Step Back"
GOT the beat is the first sub-unit of SM Entertainment's newest project girl group called Girls On Top. This project supergroup consists of female artists under SM with each unit having its own theme. GOT the beat's theme is based on "intense dance songs and performances." There are seven members in the unit: BoA, Taeyeon and Hyoyeon from Girls' Generation, Seulgi and Wendy from Red Velvet, and Karina and Winter from Aespa.
- Labels: SM Entertainment
- 6811 VOTES
Debut date: February 9, 2022
Debut single: "Bop Bop!"
BPM Entertainment's first girl group, VIVIZ, consists of former GFRIEND members: Eunha, SinB, and Umji. The group's name is short for "VIVId dayZ" and reflects the idea of "artists who confidently express their colors" to the world.
- Labels: BPM Entertainment