The Most Underrated K-pop Groups Of 2022

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Vote up the active K-pop groups who deserve more love.

Almost every K-pop fan knows about popular groups like BTS, Blackpink, or NCT - but there are plenty of other K-pop groups that deserve global fame as well. Let's shine the spotlight on some of the most underrated K-pop groups of 2022. 

Whether they're new groups who just debuted or groups from smaller K-pop entertainment companies, these lesser-known artists are worthy of attention.

Who are your favorite "nugu" groups? Vote up the K-pop groups that deserve more recognition!


  • Xdinary Heroes
    Photo: JYP Entertainment
    290 votes
    Xdinary Heroes is a six-member South Korean boy band under JYP Entertainment label, Studio J. They made their debut on December 6, 2021 with the digital single "Happy Death Day". Their name is an abbreviation of "Extra Ordinary Heroes", meaning "anyone can become a hero".
    • Labels: JYP Entertainment, Studio J
    Photo: RBW
    362 votes

    2022 Releases:

    MemeM w/ lead single "MemeM"

    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.
    • Labels: RBW
  • Billlie
    Photo: Mystic Story
    324 votes

    2022 Releases:

    The Collective Soul and Unconscious: Chapter One (2nd mini album) w/ lead single "GingaMingaYo (The Strange World)"

    Billlie is a South Korean girl group formed by Mystic Story. Billlie debuted on November 10, 2021, with the extended play (EP) The Billage of Perception: Chapter One. The group originally consisted of six members: Moon Sua, Suhyeon, Haram, Tsuki, Siyoon and Haruna. A seventh member, Sheon, later joined the group.
    • Labels: Mystic Story
    Photo: Yue Hua Entertainment
    242 votes

    2022 Releases:

    It's Me, It's We (debut mini album) w/lead single "Bad News"

    TEMPEST is a seven-member South Korean boy group under Yue Hua Entertainment. They debuted on March 2, 2022 with the mini album It's Me, It's We.
    • Labels: Yue Hua Entertainment
    Photo: SPIRE Entertainment
    153 votes

    2022 Releases:

    Love Me Like (EP) w/lead single "Love Me Like"

    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.
    • Labels: SPIRE Entertainment
  • woo!ah!
    Photo: NV Entertainment
    259 votes


    2022 Releases:

    "Catch the Stars"

    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 "Exclamation."
    • Labels: NV Entertainment