The Top 10 K-Pop Rookie Groups Of 2022, Ranked By Genius Korea

These groups caught attention as soon as they debuted.

The Genius Korea team gathered data from its global site to find out which rookie groups of 2022 have been most popular among K-Pop fans. Here are the ten groups who made up the top five for the categories of girl groups and boy groups.

Girl Groups

5. Kep1er

The beloved members from the survival show Girls Planet 999 earned the fifth spot with popular tracks like “WA DA DA” and “We Fresh”.

Kep1er | @official_kep1er/Twitter


JYP Entertainment‘s newest girl group NMIXX took fans by surprise with their unique tracks “O.O” and “TANK”.


3. NewJeans

NewJeans, ADOR‘s first group, immediately captured fans’ and idols’ attention with their refreshing concepts and catchy tracks “Attention” and “Hype Boy”.

NewJeans | @NewJeans_ADOR/Twitter


HYBE and Source Music‘s girl group LE SSERAFIM lived up to fans’ expectations with hits “FEARLESS” and “ANTIFRAGILE”.


1. IVE

Starship Entertainment‘s girl group IVE impressed fans and idols with their catchy tracks “After LIKE”, “LOVE DIVE”, and “ELEVEN”.

IVE | @IVEstarship/Twitter

Boy Groups


BrandNew Music‘s boy group YOUNITE won over fans with tracks like “AVIATOR” and “Bad Cupid”.

YOUNITE | @M2MPD/Twitter

4. TAN

Formed through the survival show Extreme Debut: Wild Idol, boy group TAN has gained even more love from their tracks “LOUDER” and “Walking on the Moon”.

TAN | @tan__official_/Twitter


Yuehua Entertainment‘s boy group TEMPEST gained attention for notable songs “Bad News” and “Dragon (飛上)”.

TEMPEST | @TPST__official/Twitter

2. TNX

P NATION‘s first boy group TNX put themselves on everyone’s radar with “MOVE” and “Your Favorite Melody”.


1. Xdinary Heroes

JYP Entertainment’s newest band Xdinary Heroes earned the top spot from their tracks “Hair Cut” and “Happy Death Day”, along with their popular covers of other K-Pop groups.

Xdinary Heroes | @XH_official/Twitter

Because so many groups debut each year, here are more K-Pop rookie groups that caught fans’ attention in 2022.

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