We already have our eyes on groups like New Jeans (I know we all have OMG stuck in our head on loop!), Le Sserafim, and Kep1er, but what about some other girl groups we should watch for?
Fangirls: World Tour has you covered with six girl groups to watch for in 2023!
Debuting in November 2021, Billlie is a 7-member girl group under Mystic Story Entertainment.
As with most K-pop groups, Billlie comes with its own storyline and lore. Their storyline takes place in a universe with multiple timelines, and is centered around the same group of girls and the disappearance of a girl named Billlie Love on the eleventh day. To keep the strange event a secret, the girls will lie about what actually happened.
With unique storytelling also comes unique song titles like: “flipp!ng a coin,” “everybody’s got a $ecret,” and “Mcguffins ~ who’s the Joker?” and these songs don’t disappoint. From a Tchaikovsky sample into R&B to fun, energetic, hype songs – Billlie’s talent shines.
On February 7th, it was announced that Billlie will be making a comeback in late March with another mini album. This gives you plenty of time to catch up with the group!
Under Cube Entertainment, this 6-member girl group (started as an 8-member girl group) debuted in June 2021.
On their mini album Into The Light, you’ll find their single “ALIVE” which is a fun song with interesting instrumental sounds in the background, stellar vocals, and a cool bridge.
Lightsum won the Next Wave Icon award at the Genie Music Awards in 2022 – so keep your eyes on these girls!
Formed through a survival show, this 7-member girl group is aiming to chart on the Billboard charts. They debuted in May 2022 in Korea and June 2022 in Japan.
With energetic performances, incredible live vocals, and their “classy” charm, it leaves you wondering why they haven’t taken off more. Despite being a rookie group, CLASS:y offers a wide range of style, and proves they can do more than just one sound, from Bollywood style music (“SHUT DOWN”) to Latin inspired music (Tick Tick Boom).
This year, it’s been announced that CLASS:y will be part of The NEXT – Battle of the K-POP Girl Groups, a survival show between multiple girl groups.
CLASS:y will release their 2nd Japanese Single Target on February 22, 2023.
This 6-member girl group under Starship Entertainment debuted on December 1st, 2021 with their album, Eleven. Two members, Wonyoung and Yujin, were active members of the girl group Iz*One until the group disbandment in 2021.
Making history, IVE won a Daesang (this is one of the highest achievements a group/artist can achieve) for Best Song Of The Year at the 2022 MelOn Music Awards for their single “Love Dive.” This made them the third fastest girl group to win their first grand prize. “ELEVEN,” “LOVE DIVE,” and “AFTER LIKE” all charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as well.
The catchy singles of IVE made them one of the biggest girl groups in 2022, and there’s no doubt their success will continue in the future.
Recently celebrating their 200th (day) anniversary, CSR debuted under POP MUSIC in July 2022 with the mini album Sequence: 7272.
This group of ’05 liners bring a sound to K-pop that embodies what many think when they hear “k-pop girl groups.” Many compare their sound to that of GFRIEND and Lovelyz – bright, bubblegum pop music.
If you’ve missed the “cutesy” girl group vibes of 2nd and 3rd gen K-pop groups, CSR is giving it to us now! Their first single “Pop? Pop!” is a bright, catchy tune that takes many listeners back to the girl group sound of 2016.
CSR won their first music show win this past December with their comeback single, ♡TiCON (LOVETICON).
Floria is a 4-member girl group under DK Entertainment. While they debuted in 2020, they haven’t quite taken off in the way one would expect. With only a bit over 3,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and 19,000 subscribers on YouTube, these numbers don’t reflect their talent.
Their debut song “CHITTY CHITTY” is up-beat and catchy, an underrated song that they’re still promoting in 2023. There’s a lot of talent and potential for this group of girls, they seem to be a hidden gem in K-pop!
Floria is reportedly preparing for a comeback.
There are so many talented and upcoming K-pop girl groups that are going to shine in 2023! And while this article could be much longer, here’s a few more groups you may want to keep an eye on, too!
VIVIZ, PIXY, FIFTY FIFTY, Purple Kiss, and aespa.