Hello everyone! My name is Niki, and I will be your guide through this wonderful world we call “Rookie Land!” where we do everything in our powers to introduce you to every single K-pop rookie group of 2012!
And here it is folks, the current list of Rookie K-Pop bands for the year 2012, and boy, is it a doozy. So instead of leaving you in the dust wondering “Who the heck ARE all these new kids?!”, we’re going to go through and give a quick run down of each group! Mind you, there are a total of 63, thats right 63, groups debuting ((UPDATED: As of late September, there are a total of 80 named rookie groups this year, plus around 3 or 4 rumored groups with no name, and 47 have actually debuted already!)), so to make it easier on you, and us, we’re going to do these a few at a time and update this page with links for your convenience. Of course, some of these groups have yet to debut, but as soon as they do, we’ll let you know! For now, take a break from your normal fangirl(or boy)ing, and get to know some of these up and coming new artists!
As a key, I’m going to put all of the artists who I know have already debuted this year, as in released a MV, performed live, or released a CD, in bold. If you see someone on the list who SHOULD be marked as debuted, let me know. There are a lot and the list just keeps growing!
BBde Girl (new)
Black Queen (new)
C-CLOWN (originally called Yedang Boys)
Cherry Bomb (new)
EXO (EXO-K & EXO-M)
Girls’ Generation Subgroup-TTS
I’MU (set to debut with a new name with new members)
PURETTY (Debuted in Japan in August)
Rainbow’s Subgroup- Rainbow Pixie
S the ONE
The Cheers (new)
Wonder Boyz (new)
Notice a missing group? Maybe someone had the nerve to change their names? Or a group has gone the way of the dodo bird and become extinct before we got the chance to meet them? Let us know so we can keep this as up to date as possible!