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The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2021, Ranked

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Vote up the current Kpop groups who deserve more love.

As new groups debut throughout the year, it's time to recognize the underrated Kpop groups who could use more stans in 2021. 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 "nugu" groups? 

Vote up the groups deserving of a bigger spotlight.

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  • SECRET NUMBER
    1
    Secret Number is a South Korean girl group formed by Vine Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Léa, Dita, Jinny, Soodam, and Denise. They made their debut on May 19, 2020 with the ...more
  • LUNARSOLAR is a four-member South Korean girl group under J Planet Entertainment. They debuted on September 2, 2020 with the single album "SOLAR : Flare".
  • PURPLE KISS, also stylized as PURPLE K!SS, is a seven-member South Korean girl group under RBW. They debuted on March 15, 2021 with the mini album Into Violet.
  • PIXY is a six-member South Korean girl group under ALLART Entertainment and Happy Tribe Entertainment. They debuted on February 24, 2021 with the digital single "Wings".
  • TRI.BE is a seven-member South Korean girl group under TR Entertainment and Mellow Entertainment. They debuted on February 17, 2021 with their first single album "TRI.BE Da Loca". Their name is a ...more
  • HOT ISSUE is a seven-member South Korean girl group under S2 Entertainment. They debuted on April 28, 2021 with their first mini album Issue Maker. Their group name stands as an abbreviation of ...more
  • OMEGA X is an 11-member South Korean boy group under SPIRE Entertainment. They debuted on June 30, 2021 with their first mini album Vamos.
  • Bling Bling is a six-member South Korean girl group under MAJOR9. They debuted on November 17, 2020 with the digital single "G.G.B".
  • 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 Gahyeon. ...more
  • StayC, also stylized as STAYC, is a South Korean six-member girl group under High Up Entertainment, launched by producing duo Black Eyed Pilseung. The group debuted on November 12, 2020 with their ...more
  • E'LAST is an eight-member South Korean boy group under E Entertainment. They debuted on June 9, 2020 with their first mini album Day Dream. Their name is an abbreviation of "Everlasting", which ...more
  • KINGDOM is a seven-member South Korean boy group under GF Entertainment. They debuted on February 18, 2021 with their first mini album History Of Kingdom : PartⅠ. Arthur.
  • woo!ah!
    13
    woo!ah! is a South Korean girl group under NV Entertainment. The group consists of six members: Nana, Wooyeon, Sora, Lucy, Minseo, and Songyee. They made their debut on May 15, 2020 with the single ...more
  • Weeekly is a South Korean girl group under IST Entertainment. The group is Play M Entertainment's second girl group in 10 years, after Apink. The group consists of seven members: Lee Soo-jin, Shin ...more
  • MIRAE is a seven-member South Korean boy group under DSP Media. They made their debut on March 17, 2021 with the mini album Killa.
  • BLITZERS, previously known as Circle and WUZOCIRCLE, is a seven-member South Korean boy group under Wuzo Entertainment. They made their debut on May 12, 2021 with their first EP Check-In.
  • 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 Kard ...more
  • 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 ten ...more
  • P1Harmony is a six-member South Korean boy group under FNC Entertainment. They debuted on October 28, 2020 with their first mini album, Disharmony : Stand Out.
  • Ghost9, commonly stylized as GHOST9, is a South Korean boy group formed by Maroo Entertainment in 2019. The group made their debut on September 23, 2020, with their debut EP Pre Episode 1: Door.
  • WJSN CHOCOME is the first sub-unit of South Korean girl group WJSN, formed by Starship Entertainment. They debuted on October 7, 2020 with the single album "Hmph!".
  • WJSN THE BLACK is the second sub-unit of South Korean girl group WJSN, formed by Starship Entertainment. They debuted on May 12, 2021 with the single album "My Attitude".
  • NATURE
    23
    Nature (stylized in all caps) is a South Korean girl group formed by n.CH Entertainment in 2018. The group debuted on August 3, 2018, with the single album Girls and Flowers, accompanied by the lead ...more
  • 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 Lucy.
  • DreamNote
    25

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