6 K-POP Girl Groups Who Are Likely to Win “Rookie of the Year” in 2022

There is a girl group that has been in the spotlight right after their debut because of their Barbie-like beauty and flawless skills.

As soon as they released the album, they recorded high sales and swept the music charts.

As strong girl groups pour out so much that it is impossible to decide on the rankings, people are paying attention to who will win the Rookie of the Year award at the end of this year.

Let’s take a look at the new girl group that showed great potential and made us look forward to their future activities.


Starship Entertainment‘s girl group IVE, which debuted in December of last year, is gaining popularity.

IVE‘s debut song “ELEVEN” achieved 100 million streaming on Spotify, the world’s largest music platform, and received a lot of attention right after its debut.

Since then, their second single album “LOVE DIVE“, released in April, has won six music shows.

It also set a record of being in the top 6 of all-time girl group Initial Chodong (sales per week after album release).


As the first girl group of the group BTS’ agency HYBE, the girl group LE SSERAFIM, which receive attention even before their debut, is gaining popularity.

LE SSERAFIM, who recently made their debut with the first mini-album “FEARLESS“, proved their popularity by selling more than 180,000 copies in two days after the album was released.

In addition, it entered the Spotify “Global TOP 200” chart in the shortest time among the debut songs of a girl group.

The music video for “FEARLESS” also surpassed 10 million views within 19 hours of its release, setting a record for achieving 10 million views in the shortest period of time among the music videos for a rookie girl group that debuted this year.


JYP Entertainment‘s group NMIXXX, which debuted in February, also became the center of attention and loved by the public.

According to “Hanteo Chart“, a platform that provides real-time K-pop album sales charts, NMIXX‘s first single album “AD MARE” recorded 227,399 copies in the Initial Chodong.

In addition, the music video of NMIXX‘s debut song “OO” has surpassed 60 million views on YouTube and is heading for 100 million views, attracting the attention of fans.

Attention is paid to the future moves of NMIXX, which is equipped with splendid visuals and skills.


The girl group Kep1er, who debuted in January of this year, is showing the potential of a powerful rookie group.

Kep1er’s first mini-album “FIRST IMPACT” attracted attention when it reached 200,000 copies immediately after its release.

In addition, the music video for the album’s title song, “WA DA DA“, is currently in the spotlight as it has surpassed 100 million views.

Kep1er also boasted a unique presence by winning the female rookie idol category at the “2022 Brand Customer Loyalty Grand Prize” held on the 3rd.


The girl group CLASS:y, who made their official debut with the album “CLASS IS OVER” on May 5, is also drawing keen attention.

CLASS:y is a 7-member group that was created in the MBC global girl group audition program ‘After School Flutter‘, which aired in February.

They were born after receiving education and advice from singer Ock Joo Hyun, Girls’ Generation Yuri, dancer Aiki, and (G)I-dle Soyeon.

Since they are a group with skills, beauty, and talent, they have been receiving explosive responses from the moment they debut.



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