K-Pop girl group (G)I-DLE received much praise from U.S. Billboard for their song, “TOMBOY.” Billboard recently announced The 25 Best K-Pop Songs of 2022: Staff Picks and revealed “TOMBOY” as number one.
While ‘Tomboy’ could have earned the title of top K-pop song of the year for spearheading the wave of punk-rock releases heard in the scene or for helping (G)I-DLE break into new Billboard charts, it gets top marks for showing that an artist trusting their voice and vision is what leads to pop brilliance.
Soyeon, Miyeon, Minnie, Yuqi and Shuhua could have shied away but instead pushed themselves for their most audacious message. That honesty clicked with listeners and created a story and connection far beyond a simple hit single.
— Jeff Benjamin
Member Miyeon’s solo track, “Drive” was also seen on the list at number 15. On the other hand, the group will be holding their fan meeting concert next month on January 28-29.