While we’ve wrapped up best-of lists for songs and albums of 2012, contributing writer Rickyom has jotted down some of last year’s amazing debuts, which there were plenty. Check it out and let us know which were your favorite in the comments section below!
I honestly didn’t know this powerhouse soloist was even debuting because I didn’t even know who she was. Yet I took a chance listening to her debut single “Heaven” and was blown away. She proved her vocal prowess by joining “Immortal Song 2″ and practically belting any song she could, which led her to having a diva comeback and a beautiful follow-up song.
Hailing from a company who houses well known pop-‘rock’ bands F.T. Island and CN Blue, AOA (which stands for Ace Of Angels) had a lot to prove to the K-Pop scene. They made their debut with “Elvis” a punky pop/rock song that resonates in your ear either in a good way or a bad way. A good way for me and how talented they are that they can sing, play instruments and dance. A triple threat to their double threat seniors. They were able to make a second comeback with “Get Out” further proving that they have all the right stuff.
A group nobody ever thought would change the way that rookies should debut. Strong, powerful and truly the Best.Absolute.Perfect (which their name stands for). Debuted with the powerhouse single “Warrior”, follow-up promotions with “Secret Love”, making a comeback with “Power”, then “No Mercy”, then “Crash” and finally “Stop It” (not including sub-units and solos). All rounding up to 3 single albums, 1 mini-album and 1 repackaged mini-album. Constant promotions led them to top priority rookies. Showing that hard work pays off.
An under the radar girl group that churned out a rather unnoticed debut single “Saturday Night” and “Bing Bing”. They finally got it right with “Dancing Queen” where the group could most likely be seen on the streets of South Korea promoting their asses off and giving a whole new meaning to hard work. It paid off with broadcast performances and their newly loud fanbase cheering them on from the audience. A truly beautiful moment in the under the radar rookie world.
After a sort of rock debut in the first half the year, I got scared when several members were axed and some were added on. My worries were bullshit as they turned themselves around and completely showed their talents. From the feel-good comeback song “I Feel Good” to the sultry and sexy booty call song “Every Night”. They no longer have to be labeled on the bottom of the rookie group list. Beautiful, sexy, these girls turned it around for the better.
After an unnecessary amount of teasers which could’ve been used for future comebacks, or sent to the vault like Girls’ Generation’s “Dancing Queen” mv. A rather perfect R&B ballad pre-released from their debut and dance number “History”, they finally debuted with “MAMA” which sets itself as a great debut single. Then they disappeared for the rest of the year. I almost hope it stays that way so they don’t ruin a perfect debut.
A group based to give party music and live like stars. They did so with “Vista”, a perfect song with a perfect music video. The hint of Latin vibes in the song makes me love the song even more. Colorful and upbeat they continued their success with their “We Don’t Stop” comeback. It’s rather a step back in my opinion, but great vocals and experimentation should be dealt with in a rookie’s first year.
Never has my ears ever heard a quintet with such amazing vocal ability in my life. Ranging from raw powerful to beautifully controlled. If voices could have colors the members of SPICA each possess a unique one. They debuted with “Russian Roulette” a sort of overlooked debut but fantastic nonetheless, comeback with the dynamically power vocal song “Painkiller”; then in the 2nd half of the year they start their comeback with a sort of upbeat cute song but keep their voices from making it too cute; finishing off the year with “Lonely” a turnabout song that has them perform choreography more importantly than singing and smoothly pull it off.
Slightly less amazing debuts, but still amazing
Great debut song about loving a significant other no matter the gender. Disappeared and are in hopes of a comeback next year.
Simple never worked better. With a fun upbeat debut about doing your own thing this quartet of females pushed themselves to do better. Performing a follow up ballad that was beautiful and finishing the year with a summer anthem that reminisces SISTAR’s “Loving U”.
She grabbed the top of the charts when her debut single “1,2,3,4” released and hasn’t stopped performing since. Labeled the best rookie solo of the year (though that title should belong to Ailee), she’s poised to release a solo album next year.
written by: rickyom
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