Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups of the 4th Generation That Are Already Stealing Hearts

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Scarlett Goldstein

Scarlett Goldstein

Last updated:  2022-12-06 18:00:07

When we say "4th generation," that sounds so brand new that it seems like these groups of k-pop didn't have enough time to show their talents yet. Still, some are already so iconic that we see them as Red Velvet, TWICE, and BLACKPINK's successors! The 3rd generation paved the way, and you presumably love these groups the most. Still, to stay updated on some awesome South Korean music, you must get to know the already marvelous top ten kpop girl groups you'll like!

10. EVERGLOW

This song couldn't get better – it's probably going to be their best forever

Wait, how didn't they come up with a title as excellent as "Everglow" in the previous generations? EVERGLOW has the prettiest name in the industry, and they're as pretty when you see them! Coming from a small company, Stone Music Entertainment, made them struggle a bit with their popularity in South Korea. Still, they're very beloved worldwide.

These ladies are obsessed with space and technology, and that concept suits them so well since their title track, "LA DI DA," is the greatest thing they've ever made. This could be one of the best 4th generation tunes ever, so stop sleeping on it! When they sang "You know that I come first" in their "Last Melody" title track, they said they didn't come to play!

9. Purple Kiss

"Nerdy" is a remarkable comeback for this unique girl group!

This group's title already says they're about to be a chef's kiss girl group. And it shows already! Unfortunately, most kpop girl groups have no freedom to participate in producing, songwriting, and choreography for a comeback. Nevertheless, Purple Kiss is changing that!

These ladies debuted in 2020, and they already have the title of "self-producing" group, which is a luxury for k pop and its strict rules. The seven members showed off their talents even before the debut EP "Into Violet." When they brought out "Ponzona," the world really went crazy for them. For a reason!

8. Weeekly

It's a feel-good anthem you needed in your life

Yeah, their name has "e'' three times and not two, so these girls' week lasts a little longer! Just imagine slaying all the charts and being the top group despite being brand new – Weeekly experienced precisely that, thanks to their lovely track "After School." It's a bop, and you'll love it from the very first second.

Although some of their b-sides require more listening to get into them, Weeekly's title tracks and aesthetic feels like something you're naturally attracted to. Play M Entertainment waited ten years to create a perfect Korean girl group... We bet they didn't go wrong when they made Weeekly their one and only focus after Apink!

7. IZ*ONE

The iconic title made this song even more famous

Since their debuted in 2018, IZ*ONE has already shown they'll have a massive career because they're very talented and have a huge fan base. Unfortunately, the girls already disbanded in 2021, which made everyone pity the future the ladies would have together.

Nevertheless, if IZ*ONE members stole your heart, you probably already know they were only a project group. The seven-year contract the kpop groups usually sign wasn't a plan for them. Despite having a "short" career, their fame wasn't temporary for a 4th generation group since their albums are absolute best-sellers worldwide, and they look gorgeous!

6. Kep1er

"WA DA DA" is incredibly famous for a debut

Did we mention temporary projects and contracts already? Well, there it is, another group that got people obsessed with them the way IZ*ONE did. In fact, Kep1er might be even more significant, considering their debut "WA DA DA" is one of the year's hottest releases. "First Impact" really impacted the whole industry!

However, remember that we'll say goodbye to these ladies in 2024. Of course, most girls will find ways to keep their career going, either solo or in another prosperous group, so stanning them obviously isn't a mistake. IZ*ONE were a great example of how these groups deserve a brighter future, though.

5. IVE

"Love Dive" is one of the most significant releases in 2022 in every way!

If any group from this list deserves endless recognition for pure, high-quality music, it's the newest Starship project! Therefore, IVE are the queens of a brand new sound! IVE's discography has zero skips from the beginning – "Eleven" is a debut to be proud of, and "Love Dive" is their best release yet. Furthermore, "After Like" is equally fabulous!

Despite the drama around Wonyoung and her fame and controversies, all the girls get to shine through IVE's projects, so we believe these girls are 100% safe. Their future is bright, and the fact that two prominent IZ*ONE ladies, Yujin and Wonyoung, chose IVE for their future says enough.

4. StayC

Their debut track is their peak, but "ASAP" gave us a completely different sound!

Sometimes you don't have to work on great music only as a company but also on the outstanding promotion of the group itself. Even though StayC comes from a small organization, they're already as beloved as those from the "big three." Therefore, we're here for their brilliant covers, dance practices, and unique YouTube content!

Moreover, StayC displays flexibility with every comeback, so you'll never know what comes next. Remember their debut "So Bad" being dark, gloomy, and emotional? Well, their sophomore project went with a cute concept and gave us some tunes to bop along to! That's what we want – more and more versatility from the groups!

3. ITZY

They are the "mafia" and the badass girls of their generation

JYP Entertainment belongs to the "big three" companies in South Korea, so they have no space to disappoint. JYP made a smart move when they debuted ITZY, a group that started their projects while TWICE still were at their peak. Did they bother each other in the same company? Nope, because JYP made them do the two different concepts!

For the 4th generation group, JYP chose the "girl crush" concept and gave ITZY a terrifying, "not shy" aura. From "It'z Me" to "Guess Who," they're unapologetic! Of course, they're still far from the "Nation's Girl Group" title that TWICE holds, but their different vibe made them stand out and inspire people to feel good about themselves! Furthermore, they have one of the best albums in 2021!

2. aespa

Fresh, authentic, futuristic… aespa is about to rule the world

We don't know if it's just luck, but SM Entertainment always has the best young trainees and artists. SM's reputation is far from the "best," but their musicians are on the next level! That shows with their 4th generation girl group aespa, who proved the point with their excellent remake of Fast and Furious' "Next Level!"

aespa slayed with that remake and stayed true to SM's tradition of recording this type of songs in the past. Their remake of "Forever" was a considerable flex since all four ladies showcased they could step on you with their powerful voices. The debut track "Black Mamba" felt more like a comeback when considering their professionalism. And they're already IT girls. We see the new BLACKPINK making history!

1. (G)-IDLE

This song took them to the sky, just like Soyeon belts out in the powerful chorus

We believe that many wouldn't hesitate to put these incredibly unique ladies on top. Every generation needs a group as cool as them, but the 4th one brought out the best of the best! The biggest reason for this is their outstanding live performances, remarkable vocals, lyrics that change the kpop game, and Soyeon's incredible contribution to the group.

At this point, (G)-IDLE's main rapper Soyeon is more of a solo artist material. She's the most prominent all-rounder of her generation and a songwriter who makes this group shine. Still, we shall not forget Yuqi's deep voice, Minnie's aura, Soojin's sexiness and stage presence, and these queens' overall energy. If you don't know them yet, now it's time to change it, as this is the best among 6 member kpop girl groups!

It would be pointless to compare the 4th generation to the 3rd one, but we hope these ladies will have a future as bright as their older colleagues. They have the potential and already own many hearts worldwide. For kpop, this is only the beginning, and there's more to come!

What's your favorite 4th generation girl group from our top ten list? Do you listen to boy groups as well? Let us know in the comments section!

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MOLLY Says:

deseeervveeeee acccckkkk (G)IDLE

November 30 at 04:14:04 AM

I will not tell you Says:

1 has already stoled my heart and that is
•~BLACKPINK~•
And you did not added them 😤😠😡

October 26 at 05:38:01 AM

Arpita Says:

They are 3rd generation girl group 🤦‍♀️

November 10 at 04:21:52 PM

87555lovely Says:

Lapillus is great actually. Sleeper hit for sure.

October 09 at 07:42:06 PM

NEVERLAND #1 Says:

GIDLE YUQI IS HOT N CUTE

October 06 at 07:33:52 AM

No one Says:

😀and black pink

October 26 at 05:41:16 AM

Soren Says:

My number one is NMIXX... and then Aespa..
and i personally wouldn't have (G)I-DLE in top ten at all...
Just my opinion...

October 01 at 04:59:11 PM

Milk dud Says:

Nmixx is great maybe Fromis_9

November 08 at 06:25:55 PM

naledi Says:

LOONA is also 4th Gen

September 20 at 02:27:43 PM

No one Says:

And Black Pink

October 26 at 05:41:44 AM

no one Says:

(G)I-DLE leader of 4th gen

September 12 at 07:27:11 PM

Anonymous Says:

Add Le Sserafim!!! And I’ve and Kepler and nmixx too!!!

August 22 at 11:13:54 AM

Xiomara Says:

My favorite is Stayc, and then aespa, itzy , ive and nmixx! I really hope Stayc becomes really big. Their constant live music, lyrics and content are so refreshing and passionately done. They truly deserve all the success!

July 22 at 06:54:39 AM

Re re Says:

Secretnumber

June 28 at 08:27:50 PM

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