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!

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!

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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.

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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!

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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!

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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!

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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.

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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.

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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!

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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!

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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.

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

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!

Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Groups and Idols Debuting in 2017

WM Entertainment

 

Must Read : Upcoming Rookie K-Pop Boy Groups and Idols Debuting in 2018

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Dec 8, 2018 01:09 pm

stray kidssssss???

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Mar 12, 2018 10:29 am

the boyz?

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Feb 8, 2018 02:40 pm

what about the new group that are debuting from big hit entertainment?

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Nov 1, 2019 08:40 am
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They debut in 2019 and their name is TXT

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Mar 13, 2018 11:57 am
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It’s still going to be a few years before we see them and their name is 6 ACES I think

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Nov 15, 2019 08:04 am
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where did you find that out?

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Jan 31, 2018 04:12 pm

TRCNG??wheree??

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Feb 21, 2018 03:20 pm
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YASSS

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Jan 18, 2018 06:26 am

how about JYP BLACKLOVE debut.They are 4 queens of kpop.You must put it too.

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Jan 15, 2018 08:16 pm

WHERE IS A.C.E??????

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Jan 26, 2018 03:18 am
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that's what I was thinking...

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Jan 4, 2018 11:34 pm

6 aces?
Are debuting?

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Dec 27, 2017 01:44 pm

WannaOne????

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Dec 9, 2017 03:16 pm

A.C.E???

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Mar 13, 2018 11:58 am
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Their probably not going to debut anytime soon maybe like next year or 2020 they’ll debut

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Dec 28, 2017 10:33 am
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bighit's group is 6aces... but the name isn't confirmed yet
a.c.e is a group under beat interactive... they debuted may 23 2017

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Dec 27, 2017 09:20 pm
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They're only debuting in 2018, right? BigHit's ACE right?

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Dec 3, 2017 04:11 pm

TRCNG??? They debuted in 10th October. Under TS ent.

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Nov 21, 2017 09:44 pm

Golden child? They debuted in August the 28th.

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Nov 17, 2017 11:39 am

wanna one???

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Sep 18, 2017 03:33 am

SAMUELLLLLLL!!!???

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Sep 12, 2017 06:36 am

i see no difference. These days i enjoy jpop so much, they are so cute and dont lok the same. Korea is so staged. btw im korean.

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Oct 21, 2017 03:12 pm
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Mga pabebe boses nila jusq

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Oct 2, 2017 05:26 am
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Jpop live singing is like cat dying

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Sep 8, 2017 03:25 am

S.E.T ???

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Sep 5, 2017 08:50 am

Black6ix

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Aug 29, 2017 02:51 am

What about Blanc7? They're amazing!!!

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Aug 26, 2017 04:05 am

AMOR?

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Aug 9, 2017 04:51 am

Apple.B under GH entertainment also debuted in August.
Sister Group of B.I.G(Boys In Groove)

And LUCENTE under LUCENTE NOGA is another group yet to Debut! However they had their showcases in India and Japan.
Consider them too??

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Aug 2, 2017 04:06 pm

You forgot Golden Child by the way. They are Infinites 'brother group' and they already have a reality series called 'Golden Child' on Vlive.

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Aug 29, 2017 06:33 pm
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Hahaah Yes. Even if we already knew it but thank you for letting us to know again 🙂

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Aug 2, 2017 11:55 am

Wow

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Jul 23, 2017 11:24 pm

What about K.A.R.D

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Aug 23, 2017 05:22 am
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Kard didn't debut yet

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Aug 20, 2017 07:30 pm
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2016**

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Aug 20, 2017 07:30 pm
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The kard debut in 3017

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Jul 24, 2017 05:45 pm
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Hello! We will update soon:D

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Jun 26, 2017 06:01 pm

I think This is My First time That ISee a nEw face oo New Group Also .

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Jun 28, 2017 06:21 pm

Welcome to our website! Hope you all enjoy =)

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