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Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

It’s only the first month of 2017, and we’re already overwhelmed with the overflowing amount of new K-Pop groups and idols who are debuting within the year!

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2016 brought us some of the most iconic rookie stars, such as ASTRO, I.O.I, BLACKPINK, PENTAGON and so much more! It appears that 2017 has no intention of backing down, because over 15 new K-Pop groups and idols are already getting ready to debut in the upcoming year – that’s not counting those who have yet to reveal themselves!

Must Read : Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in Second Half-Year of 2017 (Updated)

Take a look at which new rookie groups and solo idols that you’ll have to be rooting for this year!

 

1. BONUSbaby

BONUSbaby was the first rookie group to debut in the year 2017. The 6 member group debuted on January 1st with their debut single, “Us”. They’re most known for their previous myB members, and their nickname as the baby sisters of Kim JongKook and Ha SeokJin.

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Maroo Entertainment

Must Read : BONUSbaby Profile: Maroo Girl Group with Former myB Members

 

2. VARSITY

VARSITY was the first boy group to debut in 2017. They released their debut album, “ROUND ONE” on January 3rd. They are a 12 member group that debuted under a partnership between Global K Center and a Chinese entertainment company. VARSITY has 7 Korean members and 5 Chinese members.

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Global K Center

Must Read : VARSITY Profile: New 12 Member Boy Group from Global K Center

 

3. INA

The first soloist to debut in 2017 was INA. INA was best known as a cameo appearance on famous dramas, and a regular comedian feature on KBS’s “Gag Concert”. The soloist has now turned her head towards the K-Pop industry as she debuted with “Rainbow” on January 3rd!

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Tajoy Entertainment

Must Read : INA Profile: From Cameo and Comedian to Beautiful Solo Debut

 

4. Top Secret

Top Secret was originally known as 7Stones during their pre-debut era. The boys have officially debuted on January 4th as Top Secret and their debut mini-album, “Time’s Up”. The group was formed by JSL Company and consisted of 7 handsome members.

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JSL Company

Must Read : TopSecret Profile: The 7Stone Boys to Finally Debut

 

5. I

I is best known as the doppelganger sister to B1A4’s Baro. Following her famous older brother’s footsteps, Cha YoonJi will be making her long awaited debut on January 11th with WM Entertainment. I was almost cast as a member of Oh My Girl, but she and the company both agreed that she fit better as a soloist.

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WM Entertainment

Must Read : I Profile: Baro’s Sister Cha YoonJi Makes Solo Debut

 

6. DREAMCATCHER

DREAMCATCHER is a reboot of Happy Face Entertainment’s previous girl group, MINX. The girls of MINX, along with 2 new member will re-debut as DREAMCATCHER on January 13th.

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Happy Face Entertainment

Must Read : DREAMCATCHER Profile: Happy Face’s MINX Re-Boot With New Members

 

7. Kang SiRa

Kang SiRa is the 3rd female soloist to debut just in the month of January! SiRa is best known for her appearance on Mnet’s “Produce 101”, where she finished as the top 22. With her crystal clear vocal skills, she will be standing on stage by herself on January 19th!

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ChungChun Music

Must Read : Kang SiRa Profile: Produce 101’s 22nd Place Contestant to Debut

 

8. SeeArt

SeeArt has been teasing about their debut ever since the end of 2016. The group is famous for being the first girl group to be produced by Bae YoonJung – a legendary choreographer. The 8 member group has already held their pre-debut showcase, as well as filmed various editions of their profile pictures. All we have to wait for is the group’s actual debut date!

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Yama&HotChicks

Must Read : SeeArt Profile: Yama&Hotchicks’ K-Pop Girl Group Debuting in 2017

 

9. Pristin

Pristin is best known for their pre-debut name, Pledis Girls. The girls are rumored to be the treasured younger sisters to some of the big K-Pop stars, such as After School, NU’EST and SEVENTEEN. Pristin is also the official debut group for I.O.I’s NaYoung and Jieqiong. Although their set debut date has yet to be revealed, Pledis Entertainment officially announced that the girls will be making their final preparations for their 2017 debut!

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Pledis Entertainment

Must Read : Pristin Profile: From Produce 101 to Plediz Girls

 

 

10. MYTEEN

Song YuVin from Superstar K6 will finally be making his boy group debut this year! MYTEEN was formed under Music Works, and will consist of 6 members. They have already gained a decent following thanks to Song YuVin’s solo debut and the group’s pre-debut activities. Their exact debut date is still unknown.

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Music Works

Must Read : MYTEEN Profile: Song YuVin’s Boy Group from Music Works

 

11. LIPBUBBLE

LIPBUBBLE may be unknown to many for now, but the girls are preparing to make a popping debut sometime this year! The group is formed under Zenith Media Contents, and the girls have been teasing their debut since late 2016. The 7 member group has already been active through small pre-debut stages.

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Zenith Media Contents

Must Read : LIPBUBBLE Profile: New 7 Member K-Pop Girl Group to Debut in 2017

 

12. Fantagio Girls

Fantagio Entertainment – home to Seo KangJun, Hello Venus and ASTRO – is preparing for the grand debut of the Fantagio Girls. The group is rumored to be still a work in progress, but the company promised to debut I.O.I’s DoYeon and YooJung through the group within the year!

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Fantagio Entertainment

Must Read : Fantagio Girls (i-Teen) Profile: 2017 Group with I.O.I’s DoYeon & YooJung

 

13. OlMang JolMang

OlMang JolMang is the latest K-Pop girl group in the works by Star Empire Entertainment. The label boasts big names, such as Z:EA, Jewelry, IMFACT and more. Produce 101’s Han HyeRi had signed an exclusive contract with the label, and plans on debuting this year with the group, OlMang JolMang!

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Mnet

 

14. P.O.P

P.O.P (pronounced pee-oh-pee) are the latest girl group to debut from RBW Entertainment. P.O.P will be the younger generation of MAMAMOO with their talented vocals and lovable personalities. P.O.P is still a work in progress, but the company announced its plans to debut the girls within the year.

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V Cast

Must Read : P.O.P Profile: MAMAMOO’s Younger Sisters of RBW to Debut

 

15. WM Boys

WM Boys is a work in progress under WM Entertainment. Rumor has it that the label is preparing to debut their latest boy band since B1A4. Since I will be debuting in January, we expect news of the WM Boys will begin circulating sometime mid-late 2017!

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WM Entertainment

Upcoming K-Pop Comeback & Debut Lineup for January 2017 (Updated)

With the conclusion of some of the hottest comebacks and debuts of 2016, January 2017 starts off the new year in a series of highly anticipated stages!

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2016 was a year to remember with some of the best K-Pop comeback stages we’ve seen in history, some of the most talented rising stars making their mark, and the hottest debuts of highly anticipated rookies. It seems 2017 is ready to match the previous year’s performances and take it even higher! The first month of the new year starts off with an impressive list of comebacks and debuts that we’ve all been dying to see.

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Take a look to see when to mark your calendars for the upcoming K-Pop comeback and debuts in January 2017!

 

JANUARY 2017 COMEBACK & DEBUT LINEUP

(Updated on January 23, 2017)

** Lineup will continually be updated! **

 

BONUSbaby (Maroo Entertainment)

January 1st

Maroo Entertainment

 

Shinhwa (Shinhwa Company Entertainment)

January 2nd

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Shinhwa Company

 

AOA (FNC Entertainment)

January 2nd

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FNC Entertainment

 

S.E.S (SM Entertainment)

January 2nd

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SM Entertainment

 

AKMU (YG Entertainment)

January 3rd

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YG Entertainment

 

Cosmic Girls/WJSN (Starship Entertainment)

January 3rd

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Starship Entertainment

 

VARSITY (Global K Center)

January 3rd

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VARSITY’s Facebook

 

InA (Tajoy Entertainment)

January 3rd

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Tajoy Entertainment

 

Top Secret (JSL Company)

January 4th

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JSL Company

 

APRIL (DSP Entertainment)

January 4th

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DSP Entertainment

 

MIXX (Chiko Entertainment)

January 5th

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Chiko Entertainment

 

NCT 127 (SM Entertainment)

January 6th

 

 

Day6 (JYP Entertainment)

January 6th 

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JYP Entertainment

 

VROMANCE (RBW Entertainment)

January 6th 

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Im SeulOng (Sidus HQ Entertainment)

January 7th

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Sidus HQ

 

SONAMOO (TS Entertainment)

January 9th

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TS Entertainment

 

 

Ravi (Jellyfish Entertainment)

January 10th

 

I/Cha YoonJi (WM Entertainment)

January 11th

 

HelloVenus (Fantagio Entertainment)

January 11th

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Fantagio Entertainment

 

DREAMCATCHER (Happy Face Entertainment)

January 13th

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Happy Face Entertainment

 

 

Rain (Rain Company Entertainment)

January 15th

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Rain Company

 

Niel of TEENTOP (TOP Media Entertainment)

January 16th

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TOP Media

 

SeoHyun (SM Entertainment)

January 17th

 

CLC (Cube Entertainment)

January 17th

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Cube Entertainment

 

Suzy Solo Debut (JYP Entertainment)

January 17th

 

Park Kyung (Seven Seasons Entertainment)

January 18th

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Seven Seasons Entertainment

 

I.O.I (YMC Entertainment)

January 18th

 

Kasper (DSP Media Entertainment)

January 18th

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Kang SiRa Debut (ChungChun Entertainment)

January 19th

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ChungChun Music

 

PENTAGON (Cube Entertainment)

January 22nd

  

Jessi (YMC Entertainment)

January 23rd

 

Melody Day (LOEN Entertainment)

January 25th

 

Shin JiHoon (Star Line Entertainment)

January 31st

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EXID (Banana Culture Entertainment)

Undecided

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Banana Culture Entertainment

 

Girl’s Day (Dream T Entertainment)

End of January

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Dream T Entertainment

 

SeeArt (Yama & HotChicks Entertainment)

Undecided

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WINNER (YG Entertainment)

Rumored

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Sechs (YG Entertainment)

Rumored

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YG Entertainment

 

 

Upcoming K-Pop Comeback & Debut Lineup for December 2016 (Update)

It’s time to close out 2016 with a bang! What better way to say goodbye to a fantastic year than with these impressive K-Pop artists’ comebacks!

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2016 was a year to remember with some of the most iconic K-Pop musics that will go down in history. From the most memorable cheerleaders TWICE’s “Cheer Up” to the fiery debut by YG’s youngest sisters BLACKPINK, 2016 never had a moment of boredom. To celebrate all the great music that the year brought to the industry, some of the greatest K-Pop artists have saved their best for last. Here are the list of K-Pop star comebacks and debut to look forward in December!

Must Read : Teaser )) SEVENTEEN Surprises Fans With Dark Concept Photos

Keep in mind that some of these groups have yet to confirm a specific date, and plans are always subject to change. Stay tuned as we’ll continually update the list as more comeback/debut announcements are made!

 

DECEMBER 2016 COMEBACK & DEBUT LINEUP

(Updated on December 14, 2016)

** Lineup will continually be updated! **

 

Sechs Kies (YG Entertainment)

December 1st

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YG Entertainment

 

LABOUM (NH Media Entertainment)

December 2nd

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NH Media

 

HyoYeon (SM Entertainment)

December 2nd

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SM Entertainment

 

SEVENTEEN (Pledis Entertainment)

December 5th

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Pledis Entertainment

  

Heize (CJ E&M Entertainment)

December 5th

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InStyle

 

Kim Feel (CJ E&M Entertainment)

December 6th

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CJ E&M

 

Thunder (APOP Entertainment)

December 7th

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APOP Entertainment

 

PENTAGON (Cube Entertainment)

December 7th

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Cube Entertainment

 

SS301 (CI Entertainment)

December 9th

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CI Entertainment

 

BEAT WIN (Elen Entertainment)

December 9th

 

Jessica (Coritel Entertainment)

December 10th

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Coritel Entertainment

 

BIG BANG (YG Entertainment)

December 12th

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YG Entertainment

 

APink (Plan A Entertainment)

December 15th

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Plan A Entertainment

 

LOONA – December Girl (Blockberry Creative)

December 15th

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Blockberry Creative

 

Maydoni (M.Sound Entertainment)

December 16th

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M.Sound

 

EXO (SM Entertainment)

December 19th

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SM Entertainment

 

 

 

TWICE (JYP Entertainment)

December 20th

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JYP Entertainment

 

SF9 (FNC Entertainment)

December 22nd

 

Uhm JungHwa (Mystic Entertainment)

December 27th

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SeeArt (Yama & HotChicks Entertainment)

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December or Early 2017

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Suzy (JYP Entertainment)

Solo debut

December or Early 2017

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Cosmopolitan

 

Psy (YG Entertainment)

Undecided

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YG Entertainment