4Th Gen Girl Groups – Can you rank the top 5 girl groups of the 4th generation?
The 4th generation of girl groups is one of the most exciting generations to date. I’m sure you’ve heard all about the impressive feats achieved by groups like Girls’ Generation, TWICE, and BLACKPINK. But can you rank them? Take this quiz to find out!
The 4th Generation (2007-present)
The Fourth Generation (2007-present)
The 4th generation is the current generation of girl groups. It began in 2007 with Girls’ Generation’s debut and has been called the “golden age” of girl groups because of its popularity, variety, and quality. The 4th generation has a lot of great groups that have stood out from each other through their unique concepts and styles.
If you were born in the ’90s, then you may know Girls’ Generation as one of Korea’s most famous girl groups. The group was formed in 2007 and consists of 9 members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon (who left in 2014), Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. You can tell from their names that they’re from South Korea!
Girls’ Generation is known for their catchy songs and dance moves; this is why so many people like them! They have released many albums over time such as The Boys (2009), Oh! (2010), I Got A Boy (2013) which features member Jessica leaving for personal reasons before she returns later on during promotions for Lion Heart where she performs solo tracks alongside remaining members who contribute vocals by singing through autotune effects while dancing together onstage during live performances.”
2NE1 is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. The group consists of CL, Bom and Dara, who all participated in the show Superstar K2. They were later joined by Minzy after her elimination from the competition. Their debut single “Fire” was released on May 6, 2009. In September 2010 they released their first EP To Anyone which contained the title track “I Don’t Care”.
Their second EP 2nd Mini Album followed in March 2011 and included two singles including “Lonely” which became their first number one single on Gaon Digital Chart. Their third EP Crush marked their biggest success so far when it topped iTunes charts all over Europe upon its release in June 2012. Their fourth EP Crush Vol 2 was released October 2013 featuring songs such as Gotta Be You and Wait A Minute (GD & TOP) which featured labelmates Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Tae Yang respectively
Twice is a girl group formed by JYP Entertainment in 2015. They have nine members: Sana, Momo, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Tzuyu, Nayeon and Jungyeon. Their debut song was called “Like OOH AHH” (a remake of an old hit song by 2NE1). This song was released on October 20th 2015 and went straight to #1 on all Korean music charts!
Twice has had many hits since then including: “Cheer Up”, “TT”, “Knock Knock”, “Signal” (a remake of another 2NE1 song) and many more!
GFRIEND is a South Korean girl group formed by Source Music in 2015. The group consists of six members: Yuju, Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, SinB and Umji. They are known for their fresh sound and bright image that draws inspiration from pastel colors which are very popular among young people today.
The members have also made appearances on various TV shows such as Law Of The Jungle (SBS), Immortal Songs 2 (MBC), Happy Together 3 (KBS2) and Weekly Idol (MBC Every1). They released their first mini album “Season Of Glass” in January 2016 which topped the Gaon Album Chart for three consecutive weeks with over 140k copies sold within its first week of release making it one of the best selling albums at that time!
BLACKPINK is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2016. The group consists of four members: Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé and Lisa. They debuted on August 8, 2016 with their single “BOOMBAYAH”.
BLACKPINK has been recognized as one of the most successful new K-pop groups to emerge in recent years by various media outlets and critics. They also set several records for their achievements such as being the first female act to debut atop Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart with “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (2017), becoming the first female act to win twice on M Countdown with “As If It’s Your Last” (2018) and having two songs enter Gaon Digital Chart’s Top 10 simultaneously (“As If It’s Your Last” at #2 & “Forever Young” at #7).
- The best girl groups of the 4th generation are:
- Red Velvet
- Mamamoo (they’re not a rookie group, but they debuted in 2014)
This generation is still in its infancy, but some groups have already proven themselves as powerhouse acts. BLACKPINK and TWICE are two of the most successful girl groups ever, while Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 were trailblazers for K-pop in their heyday. GFRIEND may not have had as much success outside of Korea yet, but they’re still one of the most popular groups on this list!