6:55 pm - 02/23/2013

2012 K-Pop debuts

Soompi very nicely compiled two videos with all the boy and girl idol debuts for 2012, watching these made me sad, so many debuts and so few actually managed to make a lasting impression.

Boy Bands

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Girl Bands

sauce: YouTube

sauce: soompi, 2012 kpop debuts

They also did a pretty nifty infographic about debuts from 1996 to 2011


sauce: soompi

Something else that made me sad, so many groups.

And apparantly there were more idol debut groups in 2012 than ever before.

sorry about that Mods, I think I have it all this time 8-)

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des_akazim 23rd-Feb-2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
watching them all at once makes it so obvious what image/'type' each of them is going for... .__.;;
benihime99 23rd-Feb-2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
Who the hell are those Lay-T girls?
"Who" to most of them actually

sub_divided 24th-Feb-2013 05:16 am (UTC)
Lay.T are a neo-trot group. They're really good, actually!
kiminikaeru 23rd-Feb-2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
spica is already my second favorite group in kpop right after beg lol. they're just PERFECT and i don't understand how you can not love them. they're extremely talented, beautiful, good performers, nice, funny and down to earth.
i also liked d-unit, evol, gangkiz, glam, crayon pop, exid, sunny days and fiestar. hello venus' debut album was good too but their latest comeback was a mess.
sacryde 24th-Feb-2013 08:10 am (UTC)
i love spica, but for some reason 'lonely' just turns me off from them so much. it's too typical, too expected. they're better than that, and should show it instead of doing something where they don't get to really show their amazing vocals.
hellodee16 23rd-Feb-2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
lol @ jackpot.
their company couldn't even afford them a music video.
at least they didn't waste their money, I guess.

edit: oop nvm they aren't the only ones...

but holy shit there are so much more nugu girlgroups I've never heard of than boy groups.

Edited at 2013-02-23 04:16 pm (UTC)
sub_divided 24th-Feb-2013 05:20 am (UTC)
There are so many terrible nugu girl groups... (and terrible nugu boy groups, but the girls are more terrible on average, for some reason).

The Jackpot song is actually really good though! I'm listening to the full version now. It's surprisingly good.

Edited at 2013-02-24 05:22 am (UTC)
oystersauce87 23rd-Feb-2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
The ones that left the biggest impression on me are Nu'est and spica.
Like boom! The moment I saw their mv/heard their song.

So many girl groups I never heard about wow
lettherebeminho 23rd-Feb-2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
surprised myself at how many of them i'd heard of.
then again, i actively seek out nugu groups because you're always finding new (and sometimes something good) rather than waiting months and months for big-name groups to spit out mediocre mini-albums. whoops.
22_taken 23rd-Feb-2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
The only songs I liked from 2012 rookies were Nuest's Face, BAP's Warrior, EXO's Mama, JJP's Bounce, SPICA's songs, Exid's Who's that girl and Fiestar's Vista.. the rest was meh
lee_chikin 23rd-Feb-2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
I really liked JJ Project's debut, I wonder how they ended up.
lenkaxchan 23rd-Feb-2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
wow, so many nugus.
I'm actually quite suprised because most of the songs weren't really that bad. However, some of the mvs look so low budget it hurts my eyes.

also, it made me realize how much I want Tasty's comeback.
goshipgurl 23rd-Feb-2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
99% of them are so lulzy
i cant

tokadah 23rd-Feb-2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
lol the groups that are real nugus don't even have a MV?!

could really use a F.I.X and C-Clown comeback rn.
bunica1990 23rd-Feb-2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
Omg who are most of these groups?

They should have included EXO-M too, even if they're promoting in China. /biased lol

Edited at 2013-02-23 04:37 pm (UTC)
pluhzee 23rd-Feb-2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
"7942 - I'll be famous."
Try again.
But still super interesting. I think when you debut, you really need to make an impression, which is why I don't understand why some of them debut with ballads. They are good singers, but it's kinda like K.Will, it will be a long road before they can carve a name out for themselves.
Same thing with the ones who debut with generic dance tracks... All the dance tracks sounded like each other
odd_fish_stick 23rd-Feb-2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
i thought they all sounded the same too. and you can tell this year's concept as whatever exo was rocking. like half the groups had the same styling
odd_fish_stick 23rd-Feb-2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
lol like 10 of these girl groups don't even have music videos
Two X flopped bad right?
the only debuts i liked were 15& and Crayon pop. I also liked AOA and was very excited for Hello Venus but they both have disappointed me since.

boy groups are so boring to me. none of them caught my attention except jjp and tasty
markthatcoin 24th-Feb-2013 01:49 am (UTC)
it frustrates me that Two X flopped cuz i love how J.Tune handled MBLAQ. i want to love Two X but i just love Eunyoung. i guess i have to blame/thank Rain.
scarletapples 23rd-Feb-2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
I could name about 8 boy groups and 10 girl groups... surprised myself there. Ones I keep tabs on are BAP, JJ Project, C-Clown (unfortunate name still), VIXX (only got into them this year tbh), GLAM, and SPICA. And she's not here because she's not a group, but Ailee as well!

Is it just me or is there a lot of *CAPSLOCK* and numbers in a lot of the group names?
adeqjue Lunafly! ♥23rd-Feb-2013 05:04 pm (UTC)

2012, the year of rookies. The ones that have my heart (lol but still..) are NUEST,BTOB,EXO (M tbh althou they didnt put them here), and LUNAFLY!!

allegsiseu Re: Lunafly! ♥23rd-Feb-2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
i love lunafly too
allegsiseu 23rd-Feb-2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
10 min worth of male debuts!?!?!? and the girls are even longer!?!?

i honestly don't even remember much of these. but the ones i do remember i enjoy

dbskthskjyj 23rd-Feb-2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
what happened to Phantom and Cross gene?? I actually liked their songs.. are they coming back soon?
hipployta 23rd-Feb-2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
Cross Gene are about to do their Japanese debut I think...
riori_addict 23rd-Feb-2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
wow ! that many debuts! i think i only know max 10 group from each videos... it's like a new group debuted every week... wonder what happens to groups that don't make it... are their contract terminated ?!?
prek_drugz 23rd-Feb-2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
o man this is gonna be fun to watch
prek_drugz 23rd-Feb-2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
omg i'm crying newus is on here
hipployta 23rd-Feb-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
My boy groups were BAP, Nu'est, EXO-K, JJP, Tasty. I meant to follow BTOB, AJAX, Vixx, Cross-Gene, and 100% closer too

The only boy groups I recognized after AJAX was Tasty and 100% though C-Clown, Phantom, Lunafly and Alphabat look interesting.

Spica and EVol were my only girl groups this year? I meant to follow Jevice, Tiny G, Fiestar, and Goddess though

It's also pretty obvious which concepts interest me LOL.

Even though they are not supposed to be k-pop officially I wanted to see EXO-M too...LOL

I'm amazed I recognized so many of the groups near the beginning...I kept up that pledge to pay attention to idol groups pretty well in the beginning of the year
0nlymemories 24th-Feb-2013 12:34 pm (UTC)
C-Clown and Phantom are both really enjoyable! C-Clown have improved *so much* since they debuted, and they're just really sweet dudes.

And Phantom is really wonderful, I'm so glad that Hanhae didn't debut with Block B, his talents are much better suited to Phantom's music and style.
jrt131n 23rd-Feb-2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
So I know 15 boy groups, but I only listen to 9 of them. I surprise myself on how many girl groups I have heard of: 19 of them, but I only listen to six of them....
es2pido 23rd-Feb-2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
The nugu groups I really curr about on this batch are NU'EST, Cross Gene, Tasty, EXO, and (prolly) JJ Project and Spica.

I am aware of BAP, Chaos, VIXX, Hello Venus, eVOL and Ajax's debuts, altho i ain't really watching them, but the rest... NUGU ARE THEY

Edited at 2013-02-23 06:51 pm (UTC)
es2pido 23rd-Feb-2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
LOL at KBoys and Jackpot. Kboys' video is like a home video with a dash of Videocopilot Twitch for added effects and Jackpot... ROFLMAO not only that their song is crap, they dnt even have a music video.
es2pido 23rd-Feb-2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
And omy the nuguest of nugu girl groups
shineeinfinite 23rd-Feb-2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
This makes me miss some of those groups that haven't come back even more. VIXX, BAP, BtoB, and NU'EST have been good to me, but where is JJ Project or Tasty? Not even mentioning EXO. I also need more 100% in my life.

It's nice to see how much so many of them have improved since debut though.

Completely forgot about TimeZ and their cute Chinese. And Alphabat sounds dope, sad they didn't get more publicity.

Wow, completely forgot about Six Bomb. I actually liked their debut, but oh well.

But sooo many nugus. K-boys and BIKINY are a terrible names too just btw.

Edited at 2013-02-23 07:16 pm (UTC)
obeytheempress 24th-Feb-2013 09:13 am (UTC)
i've been wondering the same about JJ project, aren't they from JYP or something? I thought for sure they'd be heavily promoting...
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