The Korean music industry flourished in 2023, unveiling many gifted rookie Kpop girl groups and boy groups. Each of these boy groups brings a distinctive style and sound, enchanting fans of global music. The diversity in musical genres, spectacular choreographies, and impressive visuals have earned extensive acclaim, enhancing the international prominence of Korean music. Below is the list of rookie Kpop boy groups who made their debut in 2023, and it’s your chance to vote on your most favorite Kpop boy groups and deserving of support.
Rookie Kpop Boy Groups of 2023
8TURN (previously known as BOM (Boys of MNH)
Debut date: January 30, 2023
Debut album: 8TURNRISE
Members: Ji Myungho, Moon Jaeyun, Yang Minho, Cho Yoonsung, Jung Haemin, Cho Kyungmin, Lee Yungyu, Lee Seungheon
Agency: MNH Entertainment
BXB (Boy By Brush)
Debut date: January 30, 2023
Debut album: Flight and A New Beginning
Members: Jihun, Hyunwoo, Siwoo, Hamin, June
BOYNEXTDOOR (can be shorten as BND)
Debut date: May 30, 2023
Debut album: WHO!
Members: Jaehyun, Sungho, Riwoo, Taesan, Leehan, Woonhak.
Agency: KOZ Entertainment
CMDM (Command The-M)
Debut date: April 27, 2023
Debut album: [BACK TO THE FUTURE]
Members: Choi Byunghoon, Kim Hyunhah, Oh Junhyoung, Chae Heeju, Lee Nohyul, Kim Seungho
Agency: Command The-M Entertainment
CoA (SKYE Sub-Unit)
*SKYE formerly known as IN2IT (인투잇)
Debut date: August 5, 2023
Debut album: A New Beginning
Members: JIahn, Yeontae
Agency: First Entertainment
Debut date: September 21, 2023
Debut album: NEW TOMORROW
Members: Minseo, K-Soul, Hanbin, Hikari, Ling Qi, Hikaru, Wooseok, Sungmin, Hyeontae, Gyurae, Kaedan
Fandom: Bandi (반디) (Meaning: Firefly)
Agency: PocketDol Studio
HAWW (하우, Heal All The World Wide)
Debut date: February 23, 2023
Debut album: HOW R U
Members: Jimin, Jeonggeun, Minyong, Chanyoung, Louii, Zuho, Seobin
Fandom: HARU (HAWW Always Remember U)
Agency: Biscuit Entertainment
Debut date: July 24, 2023
Debut album: Friend-SHIP
Members: Vinci, Kim, Kyler, Reyster, Winston, Jeromy, Marcus
Agency: MLD Entertainment, ABS-CBN, and KAMP Korea.
Debut date: June 15, 2023
Debut album: CONTINUE?
Members: Jinsu, Chael, Takuma, Junwoo, Dohyun, Ian, Ji Eunho, Eunseop
Agency: Fantagio Entertainment
Debut date: August 9, 2023
Debut album: BIRTH OF COSMO
Members: Kazuta, Hyun, Eddie, Doha, Sungyun, Junhyeok, Robin, Hanjun, Laurence, Huiwon
Agency: n.CH Entertainment
NCT DOJAEJUNG (sub-unit of NCT)
Debut date: April 17, 2023
Debut album: Perfume
Members: Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo
Agency: SM Entertainment
Debut date: March 12, 2023
Debut album: Asterum
Members: Noah, Bamby, Yejun, Eunho, Hamin
Fandom: PLLI (플리)
PLAVE (플레이브) is a virtual 5-member group under VLAST. They officially stepped into the music scene on March 12, 2023, with their debut single album, “Asterum”.
The name “PLAVE” is a creative blend of the words “Play” and “Rêve”, which means “dream” in French. Meanwhile, their fandom name, PLLI, is a clever combination of “Play” and “Reality”, symbolizing unity and togetherness in the real world.
Debut date: September 4, 2023
Debut album: Get A Guitar
Members: Shotaro, Eunseok, Sungchan, Wonbin, Seunghan, Sohee, and Anton.
Fandom: BRIIZE (브리즈)
Agency: SM Entertainment
RIIZE (라이즈) is a short for RISE&REALIZE. Meanwhile, BRIIZE (fandom name) will help RIIZE fly and be with RIIZE anytime, anywhere.
SHOWNU X HYUNGWON (1st sub-unit of MONSTA X)
Debut date: July 25, 2023
Debut album: THE UNSEEN
Members: Shownu, Hyungwon
Agency: Starship Entertainment
SUPER JUNIOR L.S.S (6th sub-unit of Super Junior)
Debut date: July 5, 2023
Debut album: シャッター閉めろ (Close the Shutter)
Members: Leeteuk, Shindong, Siwon
Agency: SM Entertainment, Avex Trax and Label SJ
T5 (sub-unit of TREASURE)
Debut date: June 28, 2023
Debut album: MOVE
Members: Jihoon, Junkyu, Jaehyuk, Doyoung, Junghwan.
Fandom: TREASURE MAKER (TEUME)
Agency: YG Entertainment
Debut date: May 15, 2023
Debut album: ISLAND
Members: Shin Jaewon, Thanatorn, Park Hayuchan, Kim Heesoo, Choi Hanbin, An Chanwon, Jang Hyounjoon
Fandom: WHIZ (위즈)
Agency: WithUs Entertainment
Before their official debut, The Wind released their pre-debut single ‘빛을 담아 너에게 줄게 (Sirius)’ on April 23, 2023. The fandom name, WHIZ, represents the sound of the wind passing, the fandom name means that the fans will cheer wherever The Wind go.
Debut date: January 29, 2023
Debut album: GET LOOSE
Members: Opp, Pa, Yongkwon, Yunmin, Woochul, Peanut, Yoyo
Agency: Ganada Entertainment
THE7 is a Korean-Thai boy group, which has 3 Korean members and 4 Thai members. The 4 Thai members were picked through the Thai survival show, SEVEN STARS.
Debut date: August 10, 2023
Debut album: Too Many Color
Members: Wonshik, Seunghyuk
Agency: MyDoll Entertainment
Wonshik and Seunghyuk released a pre-debut single, “Color” on June 20, 2023. They officially made their debut with the single album, “Too Many Color” on August 10, 2023. Their fandom name, TOUR, is short for TMC+OUR, means that TMC and the fans will become one and travel together.
Debut date: March 29, 2023
Debut album: 24/7:Twenty-Four/Seven
Members: Jeongkyun, Ron, Kichun, Z-UK
Agency: Madewell Music and KZ Entertainment.
Debut date: March 30, 2023
Debut album: HOUSE OF TRICKY : Doorbell Ringing
Members: Minjae, Junmin, Sumin, Jinsik, Hyunwoo, Hunter, Junghoon, Seeun, Yujun, Yechan
Fandom: Roady (로디)
Agency: KQ Entertainment
Previously known as KQ Fellaz 2, the boys released a pre-debut track “Geek” on September 17, 2022. xikers officially debuted on March 30, 2023 with the mini album “HOUSE OF TRICKY : Doorbell Ringing.” Their fandom name, Roady (로디), means to become the coordinates that present the road that xikers will walk down in the future and join their adventures and journey
Debut date: April 25, 2023
Debut album: Throw A Dice
Members: Lex, Hyunsik, Zayyan, Beomsoo, Gyumin, Wain, Sing, Davin, Leo.
Fandom: X-BLISS (소블리스)
Agency: One Cool Jacso
Debut date: July 10, 2023
Debut album: YOUTH IN THE SHADE
Members: Sung Han Bin, Kim Ji Woong, Zhang Hao, Seok Matthew, Kim Tae Rae, Ricky, Kim Gyu Vin, Park Gun Wook, Han Yu Jin
Fandom: ZE_ROSE (제로즈)
Agency: WAKEONE Entertainment
ZEROBASEONE (제로베이스원), also known as simply ZB1, is a 9-member project group formed by MNET‘s survival show BOYS PLANET.
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