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ONTD Original (KPop Edition): A Look Back at the Groups that Debuted Alongside BTS in 2013

BTS are undoubtedly an international sensation and their new album made news and broke records even before its release with the pre-order numbers alone. While the group approaches their 7th anniversary (they debuted in June of 2013), I thought it might be interesting to look back at the crop of rookies that debuted alongside BTS back in 2013 seeing as how BTS seem to be not only the most successful group to debut that year, but one of the only groups still standing at all.

1. BOYS REPUBLIC


Debut Date: June 5, 2013
Debut Song: Party Rock
Number of Members: Five
Current Status: Indefinite Hiatus



2. GI


Debut Date: April 3, 2013
Debut Song: Beatles
Number of Members: Five (with later member changes)
Gimmick: Tomboys/Short Hair/Girl Crush Concept/Being Ahead of Their Time TBH
Current Status: Unknown (most likely disbanded)

3. LC9


Debut Date: May 9, 2013
Debut Song: MaMa Beat
Number of Members: Six
Gimmick: Label Mates with Gain of Brown Eyed Girls
Current Status: Officially Disbanded

4. BESTIE


Debut Date: July 11, 2013
Debut Song: Pitapat
Number of Members: Four
Current Status: Officially Disbanded

5. HISTORY


Debut Date: April 26, 2013
Debut Song: Dreamer
Number of Members: Five
Gimmick: Being LOEN Entertainment's First Boygroup/Being Label Mates With IU
Current Status: Officially Disbanded

If OP remembers correctly, they were supposed to be a vocal group but that didn't last long and they soon switched concepts and started showing abs.

6. 2EYES


Debut Date: June 20, 2013
Debut Song: Don't Mess With Me
Number of Members: Five
Current Status: Unknown (Their last comeback was as a 4-member group in 2015 - they are likely disbanded)

7. ALPHABAT


Debut Date: November 14, 2013
Debut Song: AB CITY
Number of Members: Originally a duo that debuted in 2012, they grew to a 9-member group that made their re-debut in 2013. They are currently down to 5 members (one is in the army at the moment).
Current Status: STILL TOGETHER! The video posted above was released last month!


Other groups that debuted in 2013 include: Speed, Ladies' Code, 5urprise (Seo Kang Joon's actor/idol group), M.Pire, Topp Dogg, and a few others.

It's not all bad news though - Several successful solo artists made their debut in 2013 including Lim Kim, Eric Nam, and Sunmi. Clearly 2013 was just a very unlucky year for rookie groups.



Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Tags: bts, cpop / jpop / kpop, list, music / musician
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