I love Blackpink, and besides the no longer existent I.O.I they were my favorite rookies of 2016. This profile has been a while coming, and I’m sorry about that, but here it is. My definitive opinions and my ranking of these lovely ladies.
CLC huh. They’ve switched it up a lot recently. It was not their sudden transformation into the new 4Minute that made me like them, but I now am curious to see if they’ll keep it going and if they can pull it off in the long run.
Oh Ladies’ Code…. I absolutely loved them when they first came out, and confidently called them my favorite female rookies of 2013. But then the accident hit, and extremely sadly, we lost two lovely angels: Rise and EunB. But Ladies’ Code came back! And now the entire kpop fandom is looking at them with kind eyes, all of us desperately willing them to succeed.
Dalshabet is a group that’s kind of been in my sight, but not that much on my mind, for quite some time. They’ve for a long time had plenty of potential, and their three latest singles have all been my jams. And I even remember being very into ”Have, Don’t Have” and ”Be Ambitious” back in the day. But I never really even considered taking the time to learn their names. Not until recently. Dalshabet came back as a 4-member group not that long ago, having lost two girls, and now it was time for me to finally give them the time of day. Continue reading
M.A.P6 debuted at the end of 2015, but for 80% of these boys, this is not their first experience of idoldom. These are some people who are dead set on being kpop stars, and I really hope it’ll work out for them this time around. Continue reading
Such baby rookies. I first noticed UP10TION when their debut song ”So, Dangerous” started doing quite well on this weekly kpop chart I almost always watch. I liked the section of the song that was on the chart, so eventually I caved and looked it up. I immediately really liked the song, and that lead to me eventually giving in and deciding that yes, I can handle another huge group in my life. And I’m so glad that I did go there, because these are some pretty damn entertaining boys. Continue reading
Oh TWICE… My lovely beautiful rookie JYP girls… I love you so much. TWICE are great and powerful rookies, just like I’d expect from a big three label. I watched them on SIXTEEN, and when they finally debuted I couldn’t have been more excited. This might not be my own personal perfect lineup, but the more I see of them the more I feel like JYP definitely made all the right calls. Continue reading