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Top 3 Best & Worst K-Pop Comebacks & Debut In March 2018

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Top 3 Best & Worst K-Pop Comebacks & Debut In March 2018

Stray Kids Members Profile, Stray Kids

JYP Entertainment

As we have said goodbye to the bitterly cold winter season and welcomed the long-awaited spring, March 2018 was a month filled with comebacks and debuts that were awaited with high expectations from some of the most prominent idol groups. Wanna One, NCT 127, Mamamoo, and Stray Kids to mention just a few.

Some surprisingly surpassed the expectations held by fans, some were just amazing as predicted from the very beginning, and some were surprisingly disappointing in a few ways.

Here are our picks of the best and the worst for March 2018.

 

Top 3 Best K-Pop Comebacks & Debut In March 2018

 

#1 Stray Kids

Stray Kids, Stray Kids Members Profile, Stray Kids I Am Not

JYP Entertainment

As predicted, Stray Kids didn’t disappoint with their official debut through their ‘I am NOT‘ EP.  The title song, ‘District 9‘ was a breath of fresh air as it had throwback rock elements maintaining a steady and strong energy throughout the song. The boys even managed to get their names out on the international scene in a surprisingly short period of time. They held the top spot on the iTunes Album Chart in ten different countries (Argentina, Canada, Chile, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand). For a group to have had that much international recognition from the very beginning is quite impressive and we believe that Stray Kids will only continue to climb to the top if they harness and nurture the momentum they have at the moment.

Stray Kids iTunes Chart

iTunes

Stray Kids, Stray Kids Members Profile, Stray Kids I Am Not

JYP Entertainment

 

#2 Mamamoo

Mamamoo Members Profile, Mamamoo

Rainbow Bridge World

Well known for being chart-killers, girl group Mamamoo’s ‘Starry Night’ was no different from their past chart-dominating singles. They even outperformed current trend-setting boy band Wanna One on SBS’s Inkigayo and took the number one spot.

Mamamoo Inkigayo

SBS

The ladies also did well on Billboard Korea’s Top 100 as well.

Mamamoo Billboard

Billboard

Fans can see some strikingly beautiful sceneries in the music video for ‘Starry Night’. Although the track for the song itself is a pretty common and typical tropical house tune driven by Latin classical guitars, the songwriting, and the group’s vocal characteristics were what always captivated listeners.

 

 

#3 BIGBANG

Big Bang, Big Bang Members Profile

YG Entertainment

With all but SeungRi currently serving in the military at the moment, YG Entertainment boy band BIGBANG definitely left with a bang with their recent single ‘Flower Road’.

Big Bang Flower Road, Big Bang Flower Road Charts

Melon

Big Bang Flower Road, Big Bang Flower Road Charts

Twitter

What was most impressive about ‘Flower Road’ was that it had zero promotion but ended up being a chart-dominating single on iTunes, QQ, and Melon. It shows that BIGBANG’s popularity hasn’t died out one bit even after all these years.

Top 3 Worst K-Pop Comebacks & Debut In March 2018

 

#1 SungMin (Super Junior)

SungMin, Super Junior SungMin

SM Entertainment

The majority of South Korean Super Junior fans haven’t been too excited about SungMin’s single ‘Day Dream’.

In fact, many Super Junior fans have been criticizing the K-Pop idol for putting too much effort into his solo career and not into Super Junior. Which is why his solo singles never really did any good for anyone. We also think South Korea has enough great ballad songs without ‘Day Dream’. In short, the song should have just stayed inside SungMin’s daydream.

 

#2 UP10TION

UP10TION, UP10TION Members Profile

T.O.P Media

Having debuted in 2015, UP10TION is still a group lost in obscurity in South Korea in 2018. Not many people have heard of the boy band and there was even an instance recently when fans waiting outside of Music Bank ran past them, some even pushing them aside, not knowing they were idols. Hopefully, their efforts will start paying off in 2018.

 

#3 Wanna One

Although their single ‘Boomerang’ was by no means anywhere near disastrous and did well on the charts, it honestly didn’t live up to the hype. Despite being a very underdeveloped poor attempt at trap EDM, it did well most likely only because of the groups status as superstars. The live stream accident also most likely had some influence one way or another as well. And not to mention, their initial teaser photos were also met with negative response from fans and netizens alike. Considering they raked in tens of millions, we are pretty sure they could do much better in producing quality content.

 

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If this was posted later, (G)IDLE should have been here…
STRAY KIDS is <3

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lol well i don’t stan UP10TION but i liked candyland, so i dont know what you’re talking about

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Pls keep on supporting Wanna One… im sure almost every wannables might have watched produce 101 season 2. We can clearly see how much they deserve and bc of the controversies recently, they are receiving less support from fans than before but pls they rly deserve much more than this…

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You forgot ikon well they are not make a cb in March but still there in chart. 1st in top cb with PAK LS.

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No hay razón para nombrar un comback peor o mejor que otro , sin embargo sean dado cuenta de esfuerzo que ellos hacen , practica mínimo 12 horas , mueren de hambre , tienen que soportar insultos de los demás fandoums e incluso pedir perdón , para up10tion fue la parte mas difícil por lo que woo shin sufrió y por las fans , y la muerte de minwoo eso le esta afectando demaciado , y seran criticados por reir o llorar … el incidente sobre con nct no tienen nada que ver con la popularidad , si no habla… Read more »

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You forgot iKON.

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up10tion….UP10tion
girl up10tion sold 55k albums with only one week going to music shows..
Up10tion candy land has done more views than other comeback…WHY NOW

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Excuse me! Up10tion is well known in Japan although not internationally, and Korea. Have you seen how many physical albums are bought each comeback? Just because they are not as popular as other mainstream Kpop group, doesn’t automatically create Up10tion as the worst debut/comebacks. I am so disappointed in you, Kpopmap!