2019 has been a year that is filled with both ups and downs but today we are going to talk about some of the observation that many might have already noticed.
The K-Pop industry itself in Korea is very competitive and with more and more groups debuting these days, it is hard for some to reach the top unless they come from famous agencies or have a breakthrough with their music.
We noticed that there are 5 K-Pop groups that have managed to finally stand out after years of debut. Let’s take a look at who they are and celebrate their hard work in making it so far.
SF9 debuted back in 2016 and finally in 2019, it seems like they are reaching their turning point! Thanks to member Chani and RoWoon‘s appearance in popular drama “SKY Castle” and “Extraordinary You” respectively, they have definitely gained a lot of new FANTASY.
Even Korean media, Sportal Korea had made a statistic image showing how SF9 is receiving more attention recently. The statistic was derived before and after the airing of “Extraordinary You”.
“Extraordinary You” began airing on Oct. 2 and in just 2 weeks time, they had increased Twitter followers by 3.8 times and also by 8.9 times in members of their official Daum Fancafe!
Needless to say, with new FANTASY, many could not wait but anticipate for their next comeback.
VICTON’s story has to be one of the most bittersweet ones out there as before X1 ‘s Han SeungWoo and member ByungChan participated in Mnet “Produce X 101”, they were almost on the verge of disbanding.
With their most recent comeback with 5th mini album “nostalgia”, not did they only managed to debut their title track ‘nostalgic night’ at 51st on Melon Music Chart, but they also received their 1st win on SBS MTV “THE SHOW”. Many had even analyzed why they are getting more attention from the public too.
Starting the new year, 2020, with their very first solo concert “New World”, it was also reported that they had sold out 2 days worth of tickets in just 5 minutes time.
UP10TION is another group with 2 members, X1’s Kim WooSeok and Lee JinHyuk, who had participated in Mnet “Produce X 101” in an attempt to bring home more popularity to their group.
One thing for sure, they have definitely managed to achieve what they had originally intended.
Despite both members are now currently active as X1 member and solo artist respectively, UP10TION with only 8 members is getting more love and attention too.
Not long ago, they had held their fanmeeting “HONEYthing” and it was said that many of their fans, HONEY10 had to request for the 2nd floor seats to be opened to accommodate the increase in fans.
Many would now think of the song ‘Rooftop’ when someone mention N.Flying as it is one of their songs that is receiving a lot of love from not just their fans but also the public at early 2019. Even though it took a while for the song to become popular, it belatedly rose to number 1 on SBS MTV “THE SHOW” and the band received their 1st win ever.
It was amazing to see how ‘Rooftop’ had risen up to the top and ever since then, many began to pay more and more attention to the music they had released.
Not long ago on “Melon Music Awards (MMA) 2019”, N.Flying had also received “Best Rock” award.
#5 OH MY GIRL
OH MY GIRL is one of the girl groups out there which had participated in Mnet “Queendom” and received tons of positive feedback even after the show had ended.
During their appearance on the show, OH MY GIRL had proven to viewers that they were able to transform their original lovely and feminine concept to something of their own. A sophisticated, elegant yet bubbly vibe is something that is hard to see in just one group.
With their steady rise in fame, many are anticipating that OH MY GIRL will lead in music charts especially for their next comeback.