Our very own P-Pop groups are starting to dominate the music charts, becoming more and more known locally and even internationally.
Groups with an already solid fan base such as SB19, BGYO, Alamat, and BINI have already proven that P-Pop also has what it takes to produce music and performances at par with globally-leading ones (read: K-pop). But there are more P-Pop groups equally worthy of your stanning, so you might want to start following them:
Newly debuted girl group R Rules (initially named Japh Dolls) sets to conquer the rest of 2022 after their comeback single Girl Gang on July 1 was released, months following their debut single DNY.
Members Ruri, Risa, Riyo, and Rei were the first girl group members to debut under MCA, the Filipino record label of Universal Music Group.
The 4-member girl group actively spoke of what they want for their music – that is to make their fans, most especially women, feel empowered. The MV for ‘Girl Gang’, their latest comeback, will surely have you scream: “Our world, our rules!” while enjoying its Trip-Hop/R&B groove. As a group with members that have a Japanese background, their songs also have a mix of Japanese lyrics which makes them all the more unique!
Watch them here:
Press Hit Play (PHP
The 5-member boy group Press Hit Play, consisting of members Chris, Yuuki, JP, Zi.O, and Sev, have also had their fair share of released music this year! Though technically a fresh group that just had their debut last August 6, 2021, Press Hit Play is here to deliver more bops for their fans.
With two members JP and Yuuki having undergone training at South Korean entertainment company RBW Entertainment (Yes, the company that manages K-Pop groups such as MAMAMOO, ONEUS, and Purple Kiss), anticipate the group’s performance to leave an impact every time they set foot on stage.
This year, PHP released their comeback single Tell Me. While the group describes the song as youthful and modern, it will definitely renew new listeners’ appreciation for the sound of 80s.
Watch the boys of PHP here:
LITZ (Life in the Sunshine)
Debuted under Viva Records, the 4-member girl group LITZ is composed of members Ashtine, Bianca, Fatima, and Heart, and they are here to shake the P-Pop industry.
On March 8, 2022, LITZ had their official debut with their single ‘Kidlat.’ Prior to their debut, the girl group had released a pre-debut single titled ‘Natataranta,’ which showcased the members’ vibrant vocal range.
This year, LITZ continues to prove their unparalleled talent with ‘Kidlat’ which is a track that has melodramatic lyrics paired with an explosive sound and performance.
Watch the ladies of LITZ here:
P-Pop girl group KAIA’s members Angela, Charice, Alexa, Sophia, and Charlotte are also here to up the quality of Filipino pop music this year. Managed by ShowBT Entertainment (technically making the a sister group of SB19), the group was given the opportunity to release their pre-debut single ‘KAYA’ on December 10, 2021.
Avid P-Pop fans can get to know more of the KAIA members from watching their short docu-series ‘Road to Debut’ which showcases how the girls worked hard and persevered to debut under their group.
This year, KAIA came back stronger with the release of their debut single ‘BLAH BLAH’ on April 8, 2022.
Watch KAIA here:
7-member boy group 1st.One made waves locally when their fierce comeback single ‘Shout Out’ garnered an amazing 1.4 million views on YouTube, showing that they can command viewership from local fans.
With their formidable performances, members Ace, Max, Alpha, Joker, J, Jayson, and Gift are all decided to show fans what they’re capable of. Their most recent release “Shout Out” shows their talent, and may be viewed as the group’s turning positive turning point in their career.
1st.One debuted on July 31, 2020, under FirstOne Entertainment.
Watch 1st.ONE here:
5-member boy group VXON unleashed their inner beast through their debut single ‘The Beast’ that was released on January 27, 2022. Members C13, Sam, Patrick, Vince, and Franz stage the group’s powerful visuals through their well-produced music video for their single which has gained 1.2 million views as of this writing.
The boy group debuted on January 7, 2022, under local music label Cornerstone Entertainment.
Watch the boys of VXON here:
P-Pop fans will absolutely be falling for 3-member girl group DAYDREAM with their third digital single ‘Fallin 4 U (Dream Version)’. Released on April 8, 2022, members Kiara, Jom, Denise showcased their dream-like voices through this latest single. Fourth and former member Awie has since left the group.
The group continues to showcase stellar vocal range. The girls have recently launched ‘Lumayo’ as their second digital release.
4-member girl group G22 is ready to aim and shoot towards their goals this year with their second digital single ‘Babalik’. Released on May 20, 2022, members Alfea, Bianca, Jaz, and AJ showcased their expertise in the soul-pop genre with their latest track “Babalik,” a sure playlist-filler for anyone who’s into R&B.
G22 is under the same label as P-Pop boy group VXON Cornerstone Entertainment. The girl group debuted on February 25, 2022, with their debut single ‘BANG!’.
Watch the girls of G22 here:
Check these groups out and become something of a fan yourself! /VT
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