The K-pop industry is ruthless. Dozens of k-pop groups make their debut every year, but only a few are able to capture the attention of fans and stay in the industry long enough to fully cement their careers. Needless to say, apart from music, it is also a struggle for popularity. While some groups are gaining popularity and attention with the help of their agencies, some are credited to a group member!
Here are some K-pop idols that made their groups more popular!
1. Billlie Tsuki
(Photo: Instagram: @talways_tari)
Billlie made his Mystic Story debut in November 2021. While the members of the group have already been introduced to the public ahead of their debut due to their participation in survival shows, which has already attracted a lot of attention, Japanese member Tsuki helped greatly increase Billli’s popularity.
During the band’s promotion of “GingaMingaYo (strange world)”, Tsuki went viral due to her amazing facial expression, which also increased the popularity of the song.
2. IVE Jang Wonyoung and Ahn Yujin
IVE Jang Wonyoung (left) and Ahn Yujin (right)
IVE debuted in December 2021 as part of Starship Entertainment. From the very beginning, the group enjoyed great popularity and established itself as the top group of girls of the fourth generation. In addition to engaging songs, the group also includes former IZ * ONE members Jang Wonyoung and Ahn Yujin.
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Both idols were hugely popular during the promotion with IZ * ONE, so it’s no surprise that their popularity grew when they made their debut with IVE again.
3. LE SSERAFIM Miyawaki Sakura and Kim Chaewon
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LE SSERAFIM Kim Chaewon (left) and Miyawaki Sakura (right)
LE SSERAFIM made its debut in May this year. In addition to the controversy surrounding the group at the time, the group noted that it was the first female HYBE group to debut since GLAM, as well as the first since Source Music GFRIEND’s debut.
While the latter themselves drew attention to LE SSERAFIM, the girly group’s popularity soared as it also included two ex-members of IZ * ONE, Miyawaki Sakura and Kim Chaewon!
4. DMF Jaechan
(Photo: Twitter: @dkz_dy)
The DMF was originally called DONGKIZ and made its debut in April 2019. From the first days of its debut, the group did not attract as much attention as you might expect. But it wasn’t until 2022 that the group finally began to gain attention.
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A big factor in the increase in the popularity of the DKZ is a member of Jaechan, who starred in the very successful drama BL (boys love), Semantic error. His new fame for participating in the drama eventually led to fans discovering he was an idol, which brought the group’s attention.
5. Lapillus Chanty
(Photo: Twitter: @Lapillus_twt)
MLD Entertainment made their debut with their girly band Lapillus in June of this year. The rookie group gained considerable attention when it was revealed that Filipina-Argentinian Khanty was making her Lapillus debut.
Of course, the group attracted the attention and support of Filipino fans thanks to Chanty. Not only that, but she also brought a lot of fans with her as she was already an actress and model in the Philippines before making her debut with the group.
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With a script by Robyn Joan