Three Standout 2020 Rookie Girl Groups That Caught Our Attention This Year

Michelle Ho

| December 29, 2020

The K-pop industry has been saturated for a long time with many K-pop groups making their debut each year. That however, doesn’t stop newer names in the scene from quickly gaining attention from the public. While we’re not exactly sure what counts as the fourth generation of K-pop, we believe some of these groups will be making an impact in the K-pop scene soon.

Find yourself struggling to keep up with these newcomers in the industry? Well, we have shortlisted three promising 2020 rookie girl groups that have caught our attention and are worth checking out.



(Photo: aespa’s Official Facebook)

Hailing from SM Entertainment, one of the biggest names in the K-pop industry, expectations ran high even before the girls made their official debut with ‘Black Mamba’. Consisting of just four members – Karina, Giselle, Winter and Ningning – aespa can be considered a rarity in the K-pop scene, especially amongst the sea of groups with tons of members.

Their concept of having virtual members is also quite interesting, though it did receive its fair share of criticism. It remains to be seen whether SM Entertainment will continue with the concept of having virtual members, but even without the somewhat novel concept, one thing’s for sure – aespa will definitely be making waves in the K-pop scene.

Watch aespa’s ‘Black Mamba’ MV here:




(Photo: StayC’s Official Facebook)

The six-membered group may be High Up Entertainment’s first ever girl group, but the company and the group have clearly been well-prepared, evident in the group’s strong debut and great stage performances. Comprising of members Sumin, Sieun, Isa, Seeun, Yoon and J, the group doesn’t seem to have filler members and each member is able to hold her own. With producer duo Black Eyed Pilseung behind the company, coupled with the girls’ visuals and talents, StayC is a group to look out for.

Watch StayC’s ‘So Bad’ MV here:




(Photo: Weeekly’s Official Facebook)

Play M Entertainment’s second girl group caught our attention for its refreshing, age-appropriate concept, with clever use of props in their performances. With seven members – Soojin, Jiyoon, Monday, Soeun, Jaehee, Jihan and Zoa – in the group, Weeekly is able to leverage on this to perform fun choreographies.

Their debut track ‘Tag Me (@Me)’ made use of chairs and desks while their second title track ‘Zig Zag’ utilised cubes in their respective choreographies. Weeekly definitely has the potential to go far and we’re already looking forward to their next comeback!

Watch Weeekly’s ‘Tag Me (@Me)’ MV here:


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