Wednesday, March 9, 2016

LTA KPOP EP 100: Top 11 Rookies of 2015

Hello, if you notice I'm back making videos for the LTA KPOP episodes but I will still be posting them as blogs too. You can think of it as videos for a quick and super short list while blog would contain more information etc. Video will be up after I finish them due to copyright issues.

In today episodes, I will be talking about my top 11 rookies of 2015. Yes, 2015 just pass and lots of group just debuted but here are 11 groups that caught my attention this past year and I'm looking forward to their activities this year. 

In no particular order here is the rookie group of 2015 that I have love.

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From JYP Entertainment we have debuted on September 7 with the song 'Congratulations' as a rock band (according to Wikipedia) with Sungjin, Jae, Young K, Junhyeok, Wonpil, and Dowoon. 

DAY6 - Congratulations
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From JYP Entertainment, TWICE debuted on October 20 with the song 'Like Ooh Ahh' with Nayeon, Jeongyeon, MoMo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu after competing on a survival show called SIXTEEN. 

TWICE - Like Ooh Ahh

Oh My Girl
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From WM Entertainment we have the sister group of B1A4, Oh My Girl who debuted on April 20 with the song 'Cupid'. The group consists of eight members: Hyojung, JinE, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Jiho, Binnie, and Arin. The group also made a comeback in 2015 with the song 'Closer' in October. 

Oh My Girl - Cupid | Oh My Girl - Closer

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Debuting in March 19 from Cube Entertainment, CLC (Crystal Clear) debuted with 'Pepe' with five members: Seunghee, Yujin, Seungyeon, Sorn and Yeeun. They release a single album and two mini album including their debut album during 2015. 

CLC - Pepe | CLC - Eighteen

CLC - Like

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Debuting on May 29 from Pledis Entertainment, home of After School and Nu'est, Seventeen debuted with 13 members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino. They have release two mini album in 2015 and their debut song is titled 'Adore U'. Three of the members also release a song featuring Ailee. 

Seventeen - Adore U | Seventeen - Mansae

Seventeen ft. Ailee - Q&A

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Debuting on September 11 under TOP Media, home of Teen Top, Shinhwa Andy, and 100%, we have UP10TION debuting with 10 members: Jinhoo, Kuhn, Kogyeol, Wei, Bit-to, Wooshin, Sunyoul, Gyujin, Hwanhee, and Xiao. They have release two mini album in 2015 with their debut song 'So, Dangerous'.  

UP10TION - So, Dangerous | UP10TION - Catch Me

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Playback debut under Clear Company on June 25 with the song titled 'Playback'. The group consists of 4 members: Yena, Hayoung, Soyun, and Woolim. They release two single album in 2015, one featuring Eric Nam.

Playback - Playback | Playback ft. Eric Nam - I Wonder

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Although there group name is April, they debuted in August on the 24 under DSP Media with the song titled 'Dream Candy'. They debuted as a six member group consists of Somin, Chaewon, Hyunjoo, Naeun, Yena, and Jinsol, but on November 9, news was release that Somin has made a decision to leave the group. During the year of 2015, they release a mini album, a single album and a special single album. 

APRIL - Dream Candy | APRIL - Muah!

APRIL - Snowman

Monsta X
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Starship Entertainment, home of SISTAR, K.Will, and Boyfriend, debut Monsta X on May 14 with final seven members competing in a survival program titled No Mercy. The member consists of Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Jooheon, and I.M. The group have release two mini albums in 2015 with the titled tracks name 'Trespass' and 'Rush'.

MONSTA X - Trespass | MONSTA X - Rush

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Debuting on September 15, under YG Entertainment, home of Big Bang, PSY, 2NE1, and WINNER, the boy band group iKon, formerly known as Team B finally made their long waited debut. In 2013, the group along with WINNER went through a survival program to see who debut first; therefore gaining the name Team B. Members B.I. and Bobby joined Show Me The Money 3, with Bobby winning the show. In 2014, Team B competed in their second survival show along with 3 new trainees to debut under the name iKon with seven members. At the end of the show, the original Team B (six members) joined iKon with new trainee Chanwoo. iKon consists of B.I., Bobby, Chanwoo, Jinhwan, Yunhyeong, Donghyuk, and Junhoe. They release two albums in 2015, the first was just half of the album and the second was an full album.

iKon - My Type | iKon - Airplane

iKon - Rhythm Ta | iKon B.I & Bobby - Anthem

iKon - Apology | iKon - What's Wrong?

iKon - Dumb & Dumber

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GFRIEND is under Source Music and they debut in January 2015 on the 16th, making them 1 year old already. GFRIEND consists of member: Sowon, Eunha, Yerin, Yuju, SinB, and Umji. They release two mini album in 2015.

GFRIEND - Glass Bead | GFRIEND - Me Gustas Tu

Here is some of my favorite rookie groups of 2015 and I hope to see more of them in 2016. 

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