Say hello to 2014’s K-Pop debuts!
The videos below feature 47 boy groups and 56 girl groups that made their debut in 2014. This is a big jump compared to last year‘s numbers and adds up to about 203 boys and 233 girls!
As usual, I tried to cover as much as possible and included vocal groups, hip-hop duos, bands, and also sub-units. For each group I tried to find a good representative 12 second segment of the song that also showed off the members.
The groups are featured in order of debut.
Who do you think were the strongest debuts of 2014?
Girls: (re-uploaded due to missing a few groups in first version)
Compared to last year’s 10 sub-units 2014 had Rainbow Blaxx, Toheart (SHINee‘s Key and Infinite‘s Woohyun), A Pink BnN, SPICA.S, HI SUHYUN (Lee Hi and AKMU’s Suhyun), Strawberry Milk (Crayon Pop‘s Choa and Way) and Infinite F.
Unlike last year which saw no debuts from the “big 3,” 2014 had GOT7 (JYP), Red Velvet (SM) and WINNER (YG).
There were a lot of hip-hop duos in boy groups this year.
The main image is from the SBS Gayo Daejun which featured a special rookie stage of WINNER, GOT7, Red Velvet and Lovelyz performing “Moves Like Jagger” together.
While 5urprise was in last year’s boy group video for an OST song, they released their actual first single this in late 2014 and was included for this year.
After an early 2014 debut, Kiss&Cry is already in hiatus.
JJCC = Double JC
BTL = Beyond the Limit
B.I.G = Boys in Groove
AKZ = Atomic Kiz
M.O.A = Motion of Art
4L = Four Ladies
A.I.N = Angel in Nurse
A.N.D.S = Aneun Dongsaeng
List of groups on page 2