Has 4th Generation K-Pop Begun? — These 10 Groups May Be The Beginning

Fans have divided opinions.

Fans just can’t seem to agree when it comes to which generation of K-Pop is currently underway. Some argue the 4th generation is here — K-Pop has reached global status and groups are debuting into the new era of international possibilities. However, others believe that since 3rd generation groups are still dominating, these newer groups can only be considered 3.5th generation at most. Whichever way you look at it, these 10 groups are flourishing in the latest era of K-Pop.


ITZY debuted in 2019 under JYP Entertainment and demanded audience’s attention to the rookie stage with their single “Dalla Dalla.”

2. Stray Kids

As JYP Entertainment’s newest boy group, Stray Kids may be one of the groups considered a contender for the latest generation despite officially debuting back in 2017.

3. Treasure

After surviving the reality show YG Treasure Box in 2018 to 2019, Treasure will be YG Entertainment’s latest boy group who is set to debut August 7th, 2020.

4. TXT

Bighit Entertainment’s newest boy group TXT was unveiled to the world in 2019 with their single, “Crown.”

5. (G)I-DLE

(G)I-DLE is Cube Entertainments’s newest girl group who made their fiery debut in 2018 with “Latata.”

6. Cravity

Cravity became Starship Entertainment’s latest boy group in 2020 with their extended play “Season 1. Hideout: Remember Who We Are.”


Debuting at the beginning of 2019, Jellyfish Entertainment’s VERIVERY released “Ring Ring Ring.”


From October 2016 until June 2018, each member of Blockberry Creative’s only group LOONA was revealed one by one.


In 2018, ATEEZ of KQ Entertainment arrived on the music scene with their dual debut songs “Pirate King” and “Treasure.”

10. Everglow

Everglow debuted with Yuehua Entertainment in 2019 with “Bon Bon Chocolat.”

Source: TheQoo