Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Boy Groups and Idols Debuting in 2018
If 2017 was an amazing year for new K-Pop boy groups, 2018 will not deceive you either!
Major entertaining companies keep teasing us with new idol groups, fans expectations are high. Some groups have more or less official information so stay tuned for upcoming updates.
Here is the list of 2018’s boy groups to debut! Did you already decide to join one of those groups’ fanclubs?
1- Stray Kids
JYP Entertainment is getting ready to debut the nine boys chosen from ‘Stray Kids’ survival show. TWICE was also created after the survival show ‘SIXTEEN’ of JYP and Mnet, that is why Stray Kids are called the male version of TWICE. The name of the group was chosen because they will show music that isn’t tied to anything.
At first, it was planned to be a seven-member group, but seeing the popularity of the nine-member, JYP decided to debut Bang Chan, WooJin, Lee Know, ChangBin, HyunJin, Han, Felix, SeungMin, and I.N all together.
Their teaser ‘Hellevator’ already gathered much attention. Also in January, they had a pre-debut extended play (EP) named ‘Mixtape’. JYP Entertainment is currently revealing more about Stray Kids through special episodes named ‘INTRO: I am NOT’.
They will finally debut on March 26th.
Did you watch Produce 101 season 2? You might remember Starship Entertainment’s Jung SeWoon and Lee KwangHyun, and Brand New Music’s YoungMin and DongHyun who already both debuted as MXM. Get ready for the four of them to team up for YDPP. The group name stands for youth, dream, passion, and purity.
Read More : YDPP Profile: Youth, Dream, Passion, and Purity
The nine boy finalists of the 2017 KBS show ‘The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project‘ will debut this year. The group will have UKISS’s Jun, BIGFLO’ EuiJin, HOTSHOT’s HoJung, BIGSTAR’s Feeldog, H.B.Y’s Marco, Newkidd’s Ji HanSol, MADTOWN’s DaeWon, IM’s KiJoong and A.C.E’s Chan.
They will re-debut under this new group on April 7th.
4- NCT 2018
2018 might be NCT year! SM started to debut new members from SMROOKIES, Neo Culture Technology now has 18 members. The major entertainment company also held their full group showcase and announced a full album with all the unit: NCT U, NCT 127 and NCT Dream.
Their showcase was held on March 14th.
YG Entertainment and JTBC’s survival show MIXNINE finally ended after a fierce competition last January. The winning nine boys were supposed to form a team to debut. However, it was announced that they won’t be debuting afterall.
Read More : MIXNINE Boy Group Finalists Profile
Read More : MIXNINE Finalists Won’t Be Debuting Afterall
6-YG New Boy Group
Apparently, YG Entertainment is getting ready for a new survival show with ten boys! No information was leaked yet.
NOIR is a nine-member group under Luk Factory.
Target, a seven-member group, debuted on January 24th.
Read More : Target Profile: JSL Company’s Septet Boy Band
SPECTRUM is a seven-member group under WYNN Entertainment. Sadly, the sudden news of member Kim DongYoon passing away leaves the group with remaining six members.
10-Like A Movie
Like A Movie is a 6-member boy group, they debuted with the song ‘Twilight’ on June 17.
ALL-S Entertainment will debut a 9-member boy group named D-CRUNCH or Diamond Crunch. You can already check their reality program on Youtube.
12-UKISS’s Company New Boy Group
UKISS‘s management company, NH Media, is preparing a new 9-member boy group for this September. The name of the group has yet to be decided.
ONEUS is a 6-member boy group under RBW Entertainment.
ONEWE, a 5-member boy group under RBW Entertainment, is re-debuting this year. They are previously known under the name MAS 0094 or MAS.
KQ entertainment – home of Block B- is preparing the debut of ATEEZ, an 8-member boy group. The boys were known as KQ Fellaz during their trainee days.