Groups like ITZY, aespa, IVE, LE SSERAFIM, and NewJeans are familiar names to those interested in K-Pop. What they have in common, having dominated the music charts for the past year, is that they are all '4th generation girl groups' who have not debuted long ago. With their unique music styles and distinct concepts, they have rapidly risen to become the 'mainstream' of the music industry.
IVE (consisting of members An Yujin, Gaeul, Ray, Jang Wonyoung, Liz, and Lee Seo) has clinched the title of "Artist of the Year" following their recognition as the "World's Best Performer," marking a double victory. On the 10th, at the "2023 The Fact Music Awards" hosted by The Fact and organized by FAN N STAR, IVE was awarded the Artist of the Year, solidifying their status as the leading 4th generation girl group. The "2023 TMA" took place that afternoon at the Incheon Namdong Gymnasium.
K-pop idols have undeniably become a global phenomenon. K-Trot singers are also receiving more love than ever before. In response, News1 has launched [Star1Pick], a one-stop platform where fans can find the latest photos, news articles, and trending videos of these stars. News1, in conjunction with [Star1Pick], introduces the top 5 figures from 'K-pop Idols' and 'K-pop Trot Stars' who have garnered the most attention over the past two weeks, aiming to provide fans with the latest information and utmost enjoyment.
Last year saw the meteoric rise of three sensational new girl groups - IVE, LE SSERAFIM, and NEWJEANS - that conquered the domestic music scene upon their debut. Now, with established popularity both in Korea and abroad, they're targeting the global stage.
BTS's Jungkook has emerged as the most clicked K-pop idol in the last two weeks on 'Star1Pick'. His recent airport fashion, featuring a dazzling tracksuit as he set off for overseas schedules, continuously garnered attention, securing his spot at the top.