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K-pop Girl Groups You Should Definitely Stop Sleeping on!

By Orgesta Tolaj


17 January 2024

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Are you a fan of K-pop? Then, you might have heard of some of the most popular girl groups, like BLACKPINK and TWICE. But there are so many other talented girl groups that deserve your attention but are often overlooked. It is best to stop sleeping on these amazing groups and give them the recognition they deserve. These groups have a lot to offer from their amazing vocals and mesmerizing performances to their unique styles. Don’t miss the opportunity to become a fan and support these talented artists.

K-pop Girl Groups You Should Not Miss Out on

Ready to get right into it? Here are our picks of 4th-generation K-pop girl groups you should start stanning:

8. tripleS

TripleS is recognized as the world’s first decentralized K-pop idol group, known as “The idol of all possibilities.” The group operates with a unique structure where members rotate between the full group, sub-units, and solo activities. Fans actively engage with the group through the Gravity platform, participating in decisions such as determining sub-units and collecting NFT photo cards called “objekts.” Each member possesses a special ability ‘S,’ and they collaborate to showcase their talents in different “Dimensions” (sub-units) that are recreated each season with fresh concepts.


7. StayC

The group’s concept revolves around “high-teen,” characterized by a fashionable and chic style that resonates with teenage girls. Recently, they’ve been described as “fresh teens” by BEP, signaling a friendlier and more relatable interpretation of the high-teen concept. K-Pop, celebrated for its lively and entertaining themes, has seen a rise in popularity for the “high teen” concept. Originating from Korea, the term blends “high school” and “teenager,” drawing inspiration from Western productions like the movie Clueless. This concept brings youthful and relatable elements to K-pop performances and content.

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6. IVE

IVE is a six-member South Korean K-pop girl group managed by Starship Entertainment. The members include An Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Jang Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo. The group made their official debut on December 1, 2021, with a single album titled “Eleven.” IVE is derived from “I HAVE,” symbolizing the members’ confidence in showcasing their skills to the public. Unlike traditional growing girl groups, IVE’s goal is to present themselves in a fully formed and complete manner.

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The name ITZY conveys the meaning of “You have everything we want, right? Of course” in Korean, where “itji” means “to have.” The name incorporates English letters, with ‘it’ referring to a specific object, and emphasizes the idea of possessing all the expected charms of a girl group. Their main concept is “Teen Crush”. It is a teenage version of “Girl Crush”, distinct for its target audience of teenagers. Similar to Girl Crush, “Teen Crush” features a hard-hitting sound, but with a more youthful tone. ITZY, especially during their DALLA DALLA, ICY, and WANNABE era, is an example of a group that embraces the teen crush concept.

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4. aespa

Aespa, stylized as æspa, is a four-member South Korean K-pop girl group that debuted under SM Entertainment. The group, composed of Karina, Giselle, Winter, and NingNing, made their debut on November 17, 2020, with the digital single “Black Mamba.” The name aespa is a fusion of ‘æ’ from ‘Avatar X Experience’ and ‘aspect.’ It signifies a concept focused on innovative activities, exploring the theme of experiencing a new world through the encounter with an ‘avatar,’ representing one’s other self.

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3. (G) I-DLE

(G)I-DLE, also stylized as IDLE, is a five-member girl group under CUBE Entertainment. The group comprises Miyeon, Minnie, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua. They made their debut on May 2, 2018, with the mini album titled “I Am.” If you are looking for the ultimate girl crush, IDLE is definitely where it is at! They are one of the few K-pop girl groups that have daring yet empowering concepts that will surely have everyone talking.

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LE SSERAFIM is a five-member K-pop girl group under HYBE and Source Music. The current lineup includes Kim Chaewon, Sakura, Huh Yunjin, Kazuha, and Hong Eunchae. The group made their official debut on May 2, 2022, with the release of their first mini album titled “FEARLESS.” The group’s name, LE SSERAFIM, is an anagram of “I’m Fearless,” conveying a message of self-confidence and a strong determination to move forward without being influenced by external opinions or scrutiny.

© SOURCE Music

1. NewJeans

New hair, new tee, NewJeans! NewJeans is a five-member girl group under ADOR and HYBE Labels. The group includes members Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein. They made their debut with the single “Attention” on July 22, 2022, and subsequently released their debut extended play, “New Jeans,” on August 1, 2022.


Who are some of your favorite K-pop girl groups?

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