These past few years had seen the rise of P-pop, or Pinoy Pop music, in the country – and with the influence of the Korean wave, we now have idol groups that are more popular in with today’s pop music enthusiasts.
Starting in 2018, the genre gave birth to idol groups such as SB19, BGYO, BINI, and KAIA, dominating the OPM industry up to this day and gradually introducing Filipino talent worldwide.
So, whether you’re an A’TIN, ACEs, BLOOM, ZAIA, or just a P-Pop enjoyer who loves and support the genre, here are up-and-coming groups that you might want to stan:
Alamat is a singing, rapping, and dancing group that incorporates the elements of traditional and modern Filipino culture with international influences in their music and iconography.
This six-member boy group, consisting of members from different ethnicities, debuted in February 2021 with the song “kbye” under Viva Records and has released several singles including “kasmala,” “Sa Panaginip Na Lang,” “Say U Love Me,” and their first EP Pasulong.
The group recently had their comeback this June with the release of their summer-esque digital single “Day And Night.”
This four-member girl group under Cornerstone Entertainment is always ready to aim and shoot with their vocal prowess.
G22 made their debut in February 2022 with their first single “BANG” and has then released singles including “Babalik,” “Defy,” “Takin’ Over,” and their latest release last March “Boomerang.”
Another idol group from Viva Records, LITZ, or Life in the Sunshine, is a four-member girl group that officially debuted in March 2022 with “Kidlat.”
Originally a five-member group, one of the members decided to leave the group months after they debuted.
LITZ has released the single “Summer to the Max” with sibling group Alamat and has been part of the official soundtrack of a Vivamax movie “Pa Thirsty” with their pre-debut single “Natataranta.”
You Go, I Go, or YGIG for short is a six-member girl group from the SBTown – an entertainment company helmed by Geong Seong-Han, the former president of ShowBT Entertainment, the former company of SB19.
The group is part of ShowBT Entertainment’s trainee project group SB Talent Camp which has been transferred to SBTown, the group graduated from the project group in October 2022 and made their debut in November 2022 with “Shaba Shaba.”
YGIG made their comeback this June with the songs “Doob Doob,” and “Touchdown,” and is set to release two more songs “BB” and “IDKY” this July.
Another talent from the SB Talent Camp, PLUUS graduated from the project group in February 2023 and also made their debut under ShowBT Entertainment in March 2023 with the mini album +.Y.M.
This six-member rookie group released three music videos to accompany the songs “Amigo,” “My Time,” and “Cross My Heart” in their debut mini-album.
Formed under Dream Maker, the first-ever idol survival show in the Philippines, HORI7ON is a seven-member boy group that is handled by South Korean entertainment company MLD Entertainment, the company of K-Pop girl group Lapillus and the former company of MOMOLAND.
Though the group has not officially debuted yet, they released several pre-debut songs including “Dash,” “Salamat,” and “Lovey Dovey.”
As such, the group is set to debut and promote in South Korea, though the date of their official debut is yet to be announced.
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