KENNO’S KPOP MUSIC AWARDS BEST MALE ROOKIE GROUP
The fans and supporters of iKON (Team B as we all loved before) have waited so long for these talented boys to debut, and they weren’t disappointed, not at all. iKON definitely claimed their spot in the Korean Music Industry. The boys started with so many controversies, good and bad, but, they proved everyone that their talents are more than enough to satisfy their ears and even their judgmental eyes.
Giving the fans a warm-up track, My Type was released. Living up to their song title, the song made every listener say, “This really is, My Type”. Then there came AIRPLANE and RHYTHM TA, songs that did not let the momentum fade. BI and Bobby were both clear stand outs in every song, I just hope they’d give Yunhyeong more lines, I really like his voice. One more thing, APOLOGY is such a great song! iKON is currently slaying 2016 with ‘What’s wrong’ and ‘Dumb&Dumber’ though.
In my personal thoughts, Junhoe’s voice reminds me so much of TOP, I hope Chanwoo sings more as well. Is Donghyuk the visual? I really think its Yunhyeong, my bias lol.
I’m going to rank this group second. Seventeen, Pledis’ newest addition to the Korean music industry. At first, I thought it would be a little difficult to handle too many members in a single group, but SEVENTEEN proved me wrong. Watching them on stage (YouTube) seemed normal, because I actually have this idea that they’d look crowded, but they looked composed and very appealing on stage which was very amazing.
I have to say, they have tons of visuals in this group as well. SEVENTEEN is currently in the spotlight so I hope the company could promote these talented boys well.
In third spot, Monsta X. As far as I see, Monsta X overshadowed rookie groups with the same concept that they’re offering the public. Even though Monsta X is Boyfriend’s young brother group, I might say, Monsta X could be a little bit better than Boyfriend. When they debuted, it gave me the GOT7 + Block B feels though. Between their released title tracks in 2015, I personally liked ‘Trespass’.
Monsta X seems promising, I hope all my expectations with this group will be somehow reached this 2016. Oh! member Minhyuk is funny and seemed like a bias to be. (not into Monsta X yet)