K-pop Debuts in 2020
1. CRAVITY – “Break the Rules”
This Starship boy group debuted on April 14th, 2020. The group consists of 9 members: Serim, Allen, Jungmo, Woobin, Wonjin, Minhee, Hyeongjun, Taeyoung, and Seongmin. Their debut EP is titled “Season 1. Hideout: Remember Who We Are.”
2. Treasure – “BOY”
Following the success of the music survival show, Treasure Box, YG debuted the anticipated group Treasure. The boys debuted on August 7th, 2020 with the lead single “BOY.” The group consists of 12 members: Hyunsuk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Junkyu, Mashiho, Jaehyuk, Asahi, Yedam, Doyoung, Haruto, Jeongwoo, and Junghwan.
3. Blackswan – “Tonight”
This girl group debuted on October 16th, 2020 under D.R Music. The group actually debuted in 2016 as Rania but decided to rebrand themselves with Balckswan in 2020. There are currently 4 active members: Youngheun, Fatou, Judy, and Leia. Unfortunately, due to some scandals relating to former member Hyeme, Blackswan has taken a hiatus.
4. STAYC – “So Bad”
Debuting on November 12th, 2020, STAYC is the latest addition to High Up Entertainment. There are 6 members: Sumin, Sieun, Isa, Seeun, Yoon, and J. Their debut album is titled “Star To A Young Culture.”
5. Aespa – “Black Mamba”
Aespa is SM Entertainment’s newest girl group, which debuted on November 17th, 2020. SM Entertainment hasn’t had a new girl group since Red Velvet. The group consists of 4 members: Karina, Giselle, Winter, and Ningning. What’s unique about Aespa is the use of avatars. This was designed so that listeners get to experience two worlds at once.
6. ENHYPEN – November 30th, 2020 “Given-Taken”
ENHYPEN debuted after the boys competed in the rigorous I-Land survival competition. The group debuted on November 30th, 2020 under Belift Lab, a joint project between Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM. The boy group consists of 7 members: Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki.
7. Kai – November 30th, 2020 “Mmmh”
With some members in the military, members of EXO has taken time to develop their solo career. The latest member to embark on that journey is Kai. Kai’s self-titled EP was released on November 30th, 2020 with the title track “Mmmmh.” The EP has 7 tracks, each highlighting Kai’s vocal range.
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