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Every year the world of K-Pop blesses us with newly debuting groups. 2021 is no different and there are a number of K-Pop groups which have made their debut and some that still have to debut.

If you are curious to learn about the groups which have made their debut in 2020, find out more below.

So far in 2021, Kpopmap has noticed that there are at least 26 groups confirmed to make their debut and we will continue to update this article so stay tuned to us!

 

1. PURPLE KISS

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

PURPLE KISS Official Twitter

PURPLE KISS was set to make their debut as the latest group from RBW Entertainment. Previously, in Nov. 2020, the girls had released a single to mark that their debut is happening soon.

Update: They debuted on March 15 the album "Into Violet".

 

2. Ciipher

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

CIIPHER Official

CIIPHER has faces that you will definitely find familiar! The members had previously appeared on "Produce X 101", "YG Treasure Box" and so on.

They are also the group which RAIN had produced.

Update: They debuted on March 15 with the album "I Like You".

 

3. T1419

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

T1419 Official Twitter

Known as the little brothers of MOMOLAND, the boys are going to make their debut in 2021 too!

UPDATE: They debuted on Jan. 11 with their single album "'BEFORE SUNRISE Part. 1'".

 

4. JUST B

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

JUST B Official Twitter

The boy group JUST B is the first boy group of Bluedot Entertainment. It includes Lim JiMin from SBS "The Fan", Geonu from Mnet's "I-LAND" and JM, DY and Bain from MBC "Under Nineteen", and SangWoo. The debut album consists of the title song "Damage" written and composed by B.A.P's Bang YongGuk, "Get Away", and "My Way" in which member Bain participated in composing.

Update: They made their debut on June 30 with the album "Just BURN".

 

5. SM new boy group

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

SM Entertainment

Similar to the media report mentioned earlier, it was expected that SM Entertainment will be debuting a new boy group that has their own universe and story to tell. While the agency had only just debuted aespa back in November 2020, it is unsure when they will be putting out the new boy group.

Update: SM Entertainment has been in the process of holding auditions to find new members for their boy group. There is no confirmed information about who the members are, yet.

 

6. TRI.BE

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

TRI.BE Official

Famous producer, Shinsadong Tiger, had partnered with Universal Music to debut an upcoming girl group, TRI.BE! It was reported that they will be set to debut the new group in February. As of now, nothing much about the group is released yet.

Update: They debuted on Feb. 17 with single 'TRI.BE Da Loca'.

 

7. Big Hit Japan new boy group

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Big Hit Japan Official

Are you a loyal viewer of "I-LAND"? If you are, you would definitely remember these 5 trainees who had made their appearance on the audition program. Consisting of K, Nicholas, Taki, EJ and KyungMin for now, Big Hit Japan is currently seeking for more trainees to join the team. It is still unsure how many members they would have in total.

 

8. KINGDOM

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

GF Entertainment

Here is an upcoming 7-member boy group set to debut in February! They are under GF Entertainment and have been teasing fans with concept photos and also their music video teaser.

Who else could not wait for their official debut?

Update: They debuted on Feb. 18 with the album "History of Kingdom: Part I. Arthur".

 

9. MIRAE

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

DAZED

It looks like DSP is finally debuting a new boy group! You would recall Son DongPyo who had previously appeared in Mnet "Produce X 101". He is confirmed to be part of the lineup and the boy group will consist of a total of 7 boys.

It was also rumored that they might be called "Future Boys" or "Mirae SoNyeon" and aiming to debut in the first half of 2021.

Update: They debuted on March 17 with the album "Killa".

 

10. NTX

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

NTX Official Twitter

NTX was originally set to debut in January this year but it was announced by their agency that they had to delay it to March due to COVID-19. While that is being said, fans are looking forward to their debut and hope to see them as soon as possible!

Update: They debuted on March 30 with the album "Full of Lovescapes."

 

11. WM new girl group (speculated)

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Idol Research Center

It is about time WM Entertainment debut their new girl group and many fans have been speculating that there is a very high chance that they might include IZ*ONE's ChaeYeon.

As of now, nothing is confirmed.

 

12. Mystic Entertainment new girl group aka Mystic Girls (speculated)

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Nate Pann

Back in 2020, Mystic Entertainment had released profile pictures of their trainees, also known as Mystic Girls. The Mystic girl group consists of six Japanese trainees. The group also includes Kim SuHyun, who was loved for her role as bright and cheerful high school girl Yeo BoRam in the web drama "A-TEEN", and Moon Sua, a former participant of “Unpretty Rap Star 2” and known as ASTRO MoonBin's sister. While many thought they would debut in 2020, fans were disappointed when they realized that their debut did not happen.

Update: Mystic Story has confirmed that they will debut in November as a 6-member girl group. Here is what we know about their group so far.

 

13. Belift I-land 2 new girl group

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Big Hit Label YouTube Screenshot

When Mnet "I-LAND" ended last year, they gave a preview that the program will return with a season 2. It was also said that the 2nd season will consist of female trainees and aim to debut the group in 2021.

During the briefing for Big Hit Labels earlier, it was also mentioned that Belift Lab is aiming to debut the new girl group in 2021.

Currently, it is still unsure when the 2nd season of the show will happen.

 

14. Girls Planet 999 (speculated)

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Mnet

At the start of the year, Mnet mentioned that they will be launching a new project to create a new girl group with members from Korea, Japan, and China. More information about the program can be found here.

While they are still recruiting participants until mid-February, it is still unsure when they will be broadcasting the first episode and eventually debut the new group.

Update: First shown on Aug 6, the program airs every Friday at 8:20 p.m. (KST).

Read up about some of netizens' favorite contestants on the show so far. You can also see some of the most viewed performances from the first few episodes.

 

15. PIXY

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

PIXY Official Twitter

PIXY is a girl group that consists of 6 members and will be making their debut on Feb. 24. You might recognize the former Cherry Bullet member, MiRae, who is now known as Ella in the group.

They are the girl group formed under All Art Entertainment and Happy Tribe Entertainment.

Update: PIXY made their debut on Feb. 24, 2021, with the digital single 'Wings'.

 

16. ATO6

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

YGKPlus YouTube Screenshot

The six models from YGKPlus made their debut with their single 'Runway' which was produced by VIINI.

Fans could not help but be curious about them as they are interested to learn more about each member.

Update: They debuted on Feb 24 with the digital single 'Runway'.

 

17. MAJORS

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

MAJORS Official Instagram

Former member of ANS, Bian, is reported to be debuting under a new girl group, MAJORS.

While the number of members and debut date are yet to be announced, many are looking forward to seeing her debut once again!

Update: They debuted as a 6-member group on Mar. 9, 2021, with their single album "The Beginning of Legend".

 

18. JN Entertainment boy group

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

JN Entertainment Official Twitter

While the 7 boys from JN Entertainment do not have an official group name yet, many are looking forward to their debut.

It is unsure when they will be debuting as idols but there are already many fans who can't wait to see them perform on stage.

 

19. OMEGA X

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

OMEGA X Official

Omega X had already begun teasing fans with just a silhouette of the group. They are said to be a group put together in an 'Avengers' manner and consist of members who had previously appeared on audition programs.

Update: They debuted on Jun. 20, 2021, with their first mini-album "Vamos".

 

20. W.A.O

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

King Top Entertainment

Said to debut in late March, the boys from King Top Entertainment are gearing up for their debut with the title track 'On the Fire'.

While not much information about them is available, K-Pop fans are already getting curious about this new boy group.

Update: They debuted on Apr. 22, 2021.

 

21. EPEX

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

EPEX Official Twitter

It looks like C9 Entertainment is planning to debut a new boy group soon!

While they had already released several profiles of their rookies, many could not wait for them to introduce all of them. As far as we know Keumfrom Mnet "Produce X 101" is part of the lineup. They will be having a reality show together with TO1.

Update: They debuted on Jun. 8, 2021, with their first EP "Bipolar Pt.1: Prelude of Anxiety".

 

22. HOT ISSUE

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Hot Issue Official

S2 Entertainment is said to debut their new girl group in 2021! Some would also know that the CEO of the entertainment company had previously worked under JYP and Cube Entertainment, raising the curiosity of many about the new girl group that is set to make their debut.

Update: They debuted on Apr. 28, 2021, with their first album "Issue Maker".

 

23. CooKie

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

HR Entertainment

Dubbed as the youngest K-Pop group with members having an average age of 13, Cookie will be making their debut on March 15!

Update: They debuted on Mar. 15, 2021, with the digital single 'I Guess I Really Like You'.

 

24. LIGHTSUM

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

LIGHTSUM Official Twitter

Looks like Cube Entertainment has plans to debut a new girl group this year!

With the news released not long ago, some are wondering if they would be able to see familiar faces such as Han ChoWon who had previously made her appearance on Mnet "Produce 48".

Update: They debuted on Jun. 10, 2021, with the single 'Vanilla'.

 

25. Cube Entertainment new boy group

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Cube Entertainment

Looks like Cube Entertainment has plans to debut a new boy group this year!

With the news released not long ago, some are wondering if they would be able to see familiar faces such as Yoo SeonHo who had previously made his appearance on Mnet "Produce 101 Season 2".

 

26. BLITZERS

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

BLITZERS Official Twitter

Set to debut in May, the 7 boys of BLITZER are gearing up and communicating with their fans through their official social media accounts. As not a lot of details are known about the members, many K-Pop fans are hoping to learn about them in the near future.

Update: They made their debut on May 12, 2021, with their first EP "Check-In". Here are 3 things we know about the rookie boy group BLITZERS.

 

27. ICHILLIN

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

ICHILLIN Official Twitter

KM Entertainment, a new entertainment agency, will launch the seven-member girl group ICHILLIN. It means that listeners want to dream and "chillin" while listening to ICHILLIN's music and that the seven members who were in different places gathered to become ICHILLIN. In the future, various contents, including profiles of each member, will be released one by one. They will be debuting in August.

Update: ICHILLIN debuted on Sep. 8, 2021 with their first digital single 'GOT'YA'. Here are 3 things we know about ICHILLIN'.

 

28. RHEA

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

RHEA Official Instagram

IO Entertainment's five-member girl group "RHEA" is trying to get closer to fans by using each member's individuality through the use of goddesses' names for their stage names. The title track "TIME TRAVEL" is an early 2000s Euro-pop electric track about returning to normal life before the COVID-19 pandemic.

They will be debuting in August.

Update: They are scheduled to make their debut at the end of August.

 

29. LOUD

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

LOUD Official

SBS entertainment program "LOUD" selects two teams to debut in Park JinYoung's JYP and Psy's P NATION, respectively. The two producers, Park JinYoung and Psy, offer "casting cards" to participants of their choice. They have ten cards each. Participants who are offered a casting offer from both companies will have the option to choose the company they want.

They will be debuting in the second half of 2021.

Update: The final two groups have been selected. 

Here is everything that we know about the first-ever P NATION boy group formed on the show and everything we know about JYP's new boy group from LOUD. Stay tuned for a similar article about the JYP group, too.

Here is another article about one of the trainees (Youn DongYeon) that got a lot of attention from JYP on the show. Here is an article about another trainee (Daniel Jikal) who was eliminated from the final teams much to the disbelief of netizens. Another popular trainee who made it to the final P NATION team is Oh SungJun, read about why he is popular here.

 

30. W.O.W

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

W.O.W Official Twitter

A.CONIC's W.O.W is composed of seven members. It includes Kwon TaeEun from Mnet "Produce X 101", YongHun from MBC "Under Nineteen", models Joo WonDae and Yoon DaRo, actor Lee PanDo, YooSung from Leon 5, and finally Jeon SeJin the former leader of The King who is also a rapper, actor, and video director.

Update: They debuted on March 8th with their single album "Miss U".

 

31. PoshGirls

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

PoshGirls Official Twitter

PoshGirls, a girl group of eight members from Korea and Japan, debuted. In particular, Japanese member Riona is from the Japanese idol group AKN48 Team8, so expectations are high.

Update: They debuted on Aug. 18, 2021, with the mini-album "S.O.G: Songs Of Goddess".

 

32. DIOS

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

BM Music Label

BM Music Label's DIOS, which means "creator" in Spanish, debuted. The members participate in all the choreography creation and rap making of DIOS' pre-debut song [Touch Me].

Update: They released a pre-debut single called 'Touch Me' on Aug. 21, 2021, but have yet to debut.

 

33. Hi-L

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Hi-L Official Twitter

Hi-L is a six-member girl group from K-pop Live Entertainment. The debut title song "Too Too (22)" expresses a teenage girl's young crush with a cool and refreshing melody and sound.

Update: They debuted on Aug. 11, 2021, with the mini-album "Go High".

 

34. MEGAMAX

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

MEGAMAX Official Twitter

MEGAMAX is a six-member group. The title track, "Painted Love:)" is as hot as a movie, and it leaves a sad lingering feeling. This makes us look forward to MEGAMAX's future worldview.

Update: They debuted on Sep. 8, 2021.

 

35. STARSHIP Entertainment's New Girl Group

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

STARSHIP Official Twitter

Jang WonYoung and An YuJin will make their re-debut as members of Starship Entertainment's new girl group. Jang WonYoung and An YuJin debuted as girl group IZ*ONE through Mnet's "Produce 48" in 2018. The rest of the members will consist of Starship trainees.

They will be debuting in the second half of 2021. Here is what we know about the group so far.

 

36. bugAboo

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

bugAboo's Twitter

bugAboo is the new girl group that will debut in October under A Team Entertainment. They have not released a lot of information about the group except the names of the members and their debut photos. They have also posted some hints. Here is everything we know about bugAboo so far

 

37. Ferry Blue

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Ferry Blue's Instagram

Ferry Blue is a seven-member group that has debuted on Sep. 6 with their song 'Call My Name'. They are all members of the K-Pop Music Production department at Paekche Institute of Arts. 

Update: They debuted on Sep. 6, 2021. Here are 3 things we know about Ferry Blue

 

38. LUMINOUS

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

LUMINOUS's Twitter

LUMINOUS is a four-member boy group under WIP Company.

Update: They debuted on Sep. 9, with their first mini-album "YOUTH". Here are 4 things we know about LUMINOUS. You can also find out their height here.

 

39. HYBE's New Girl Group 

 39 New K-Pop Groups Set To Debut In 2021

Mnet

HYBE and BigHit Labels are said to be working on multiple groups to debut. This is one of them. This girl group is set to debut in the second half of 2021 but a specific date has not been given yet. However, here are 4 things that we know about the group so far.

 

If you would like to read more about the groups that will debut in 2022, read the article below:

 

BLITZERS

BLITZERS

13 Fans

bugAboo
JUST B

JUST B

15 Fans

KINGDOM

KINGDOM

8 Fans

Lee EunSang

Lee EunSang

1 Fans

NTX

NTX

6 Fans

PIXY

PIXY

15 Fans

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ninekitkat
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ninekitkat
Oct 23, 2021 02:00 am

Girls Planet 999's group name is called Kep1er

Vanisha Kumar
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Vanisha Kumar
Oct 7, 2021 05:35 pm

I love that K-pop are coming back

Just Apple pi3
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Just Apple pi3
Oct 2, 2021 11:37 pm

I am waiting for hybe girl group i can't wait to see them

JoshDutcher
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JoshDutcher
Oct 1, 2021 12:19 am

7 girls 33 hi l can you come over with me sleep over

MYONE
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MYONE
Sep 14, 2021 07:36 pm

IM STAN TO W.A.O❤️❤️

Ssss
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Ssss
Sep 4, 2021 03:43 pm

Ichillin is debuting on 9th september 2021 I am so excited for their upcoming album

Charlotteee
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Charlotteee
Sep 2, 2021 05:48 pm

I'm sorry in advanced for what I'm going to say - ⚠️ SHUT UP ABOUT BTS AND BLACKPINK!!! ⚠️ Its not just about them these rookies are trying they're hardest to do well and your not even paying the slightest bit of attention to them all you give a shit about is other people!!! DONT EVEN COME TO THIS PAGE IF YOUR NOT GONNA APPRECIATE THEM!!! ffs seriously shut up..

Emily Bowser
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Emily Bowser
Sep 16, 2021 12:11 am
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I love BTS but for real, I agree

Charlotteee
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Charlotteee
Sep 2, 2021 05:45 pm

Ciipher's really good and funny honestly people need to listen to them!!!

hi <3
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hi <3
Aug 27, 2021 04:15 am

not everything is about bts or blackpink. Seriously. So immature

Oum ARMY
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Oum ARMY
Aug 23, 2021 10:47 am

BTS and BLACKPINK is the best ❤️❤️❤️

Just Apple pi3
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Oct 2, 2021 11:33 pm
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Why you commenting bts blackpink this post is about groups that are gonna debut this year shut up talking about bts blackpink

Fatima
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Fatima
Aug 17, 2021 08:29 pm

Bts the one and only best

Emily Bowser
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Emily Bowser
Sep 16, 2021 12:11 am
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BTS is good but shut the fuck up

bts army :)
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bts army :)
Sep 1, 2021 09:26 am
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yes

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Red_dragon
Aug 12, 2021 09:53 pm

Why are people commenting Blackpink, BTS & TxT?? They are not rookies they are not even mentioned here. This post is about groups that debuted this year or that will debut People !

kpop simp
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kpop simp
Aug 13, 2021 03:44 am
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THANK YOU. i was about to type the same thing

ROOSEÉÉÉÉ
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ROOSEÉÉÉÉ
Aug 10, 2021 07:29 am

BLACKPINK

Just Apple pi3
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Just Apple pi3
Oct 2, 2021 11:35 pm
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Shut up talking about bp don't even come to this page if don't appreciate these new groups

Red_dragon
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Red_dragon
Aug 12, 2021 09:51 pm
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Why are you commenting BP? They are not rookies they are not even mentioned here. This post is about groups that debuted this year or that will debut

Myra
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Myra
Aug 9, 2021 02:48 pm

I like tomorrow by together

Laiba Ali
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Laiba Ali
Aug 1, 2021 04:50 pm

BTS The one and only

Just Apple pi3
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Just Apple pi3
Oct 2, 2021 11:36 pm
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Don't come here if you don't appreciate these new groups

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Emily Bowser
Sep 16, 2021 12:12 am
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Inappropriate comments such as profanity or abusive comments were deleted by the administrator.

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JEDNI
Jul 26, 2021 12:13 am

BTS

Tina
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Tina
Jul 23, 2021 09:03 pm

Hi i qistina you can call me tina i likes all the kpop group and i will be a fans 😇😇

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CheskaLouise
Jul 20, 2021 04:47 pm

omgg can't wait this new girl of bighit huh
uhuhu

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Just Apple pi3
Aug 4, 2021 03:43 pm
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I am waiting too

ZOYA
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ZOYA
Jul 16, 2021 12:38 pm

definitely not me freaking about k Taki EJ and KYUNGMIN. please help I miss them so much I've been waiting for them to debut since ILAND

NIKA
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NIKA
Jul 11, 2021 06:29 am

Am stanning Blitzers only from all these mentioned rookie bands!!
They interacted with me through instagram !! They all are lovely and hardworking!!.. Am happy that I stanned them before their debute~!
They are the best~

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Maša
Aug 22, 2021 06:13 am
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Same

Malik
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Malik
Jul 10, 2021 01:46 pm

Hi i m.malik

ixiin
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ixiin
Jul 17, 2021 12:02 pm
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Hello

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Fateha Noor
Jul 9, 2021 03:40 pm

Bts😍❤️

Sadhu
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Sadhu
Jul 7, 2021 03:17 pm

BTS love 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜🔮

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Sep 16, 2021 12:13 am
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SHUT THE FUCK UP BESTIE

ni mamam
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ni mamam
Jul 6, 2021 02:09 pm

bts biot

Liz
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Aug 18, 2021 01:33 am
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this isn't about bts :))

ixiin
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ixiin
Jul 17, 2021 12:02 pm
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xD

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Jul 11, 2021 06:23 am
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shut up hater!

Malak
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Malak
Jul 5, 2021 08:27 pm

Ilove you bts

Anne
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Anne
Jul 29, 2021 07:51 pm
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I'm addicted to bts

Nirjal ___ ___ Lin yi
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Nirjal ___ ___ Lin yi
Jul 11, 2021 01:56 pm
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Me too

Ghazal
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Ghazal
Jul 4, 2021 08:33 pm

btsforever💜🌍

Grexel Sayson Sermonia
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Grexel Sayson Sermonia
Jul 4, 2021 08:10 pm

Bts forever🇵🇭💜💜💜💜💜

Emily Bowser
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Emily Bowser
Sep 16, 2021 12:14 am

HOLY SHIT YOU WHORE'S THIS ISN'T ABOUT BTS FUCKS SAKE

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