It seems like every month now there are new K-Pop groups debuting, which really isn’t all that far from the truth! While it’s not always big-name companies that are forming new groups, there are a ton of smaller or newly created companies that are doing their best to try and make a name for themselves and for their artist in the K-Pop industry.
These three boy groups, all coming from different companies with different concepts and styles, will be debuting in March this year!
CIIPHER is an upcoming 7-member boy group that was formed by RAIN Company, the label created by K-Pop artist Rain himself, and will be the first group to debut under the company! The group is set to debut on March 15 with the members Hyunbin, Tan, Hwi, Keita, Tag, Dohwan, and Won.
Hyunbin is the leader of CIIPHER, born on February 26, 2000. He used to be a trainee at Starship Entertainment and was supposed to debut with CRAVITY at one time. He also participated on Produce X 101, where he was eliminated on episode 8 at #32.
Tan’s position is so far unknown in the group, and he was born on August 25, 1996. He is also a former Starship Entertainment trainee, and participated on NO.MERCY, the survival show that formed MONSTA X. Since he specializes in singing, he will likely have some kind of vocalist position!
Not much is known about Hwi yet, besides the fact that he was born on February 4, 1999 and is around 172cm/5’8″!
Keita will be a rapper and vocalist for CIIPHER, and was born on July 4, 2001 in Osaka, Japan. He was the first trainee to be under YG Entertainment‘s Japanese label, YG Japan, and participated on the Treasure Box survival show, where he was eliminated on the second to last episode. He even had his own fandom — Pockeita — while he was on the show, but he eventually left the company and joined RAIN Company in April 2019.
Tag’s position is still unknown in the group, and he was born on September 30, 2002. Though he’s Korean, he was raised in Thailand, and is therefore able to speak Korean and Thai, as well as English. He was an actor and model as a child, and also was a contestant on High School Rapper 4.
Dohwan’s position in the group is still unknown, and he was born on August 26, 2003. He also participated on YG Entertainment’s Treasure Box, and through it became best friends with TREASURE member Doyoung. One of his talents includes being able to play the Haegeum, which is a Korean string instrument.
Won’s position in the group is said to be as a vocalist and rapper, as well as the maknae, and he was born on December 18, 2003. He participated on the show Under Nineteen, where he placed 7th and allowed him to debut with 1THE9 and be a member of the group until they disbanded in August 2020. He is known to be a “happy virus”, and is also a gifted songwriter.
If you want to check out these talented guys, check out this performance they did with Rain on Immortal Songs 2 a couple of weeks ago!
MIRAE is an upcoming 7-member boy group that will be debuting on March 17 with the mini-album Killa under DSP Media, which is the label for KARD and April as well. They went by the names DSP N, DSP Sprouts, and DSP Warriors before settling on the name MIRAE. The group will consist of members Junhyuk, Lien, Douhyun, Khael, Dongpyo, Siyoung, and Yubin.
Junhyuk’s position will be as the leader, main dancer, and lead rapper of MIRAE, and he was born on May 16, 2000. He participated on Produce X 101 where he placed 70th during the first round of eliminations. He has been a trainee for 2 years and 3 months, and also appeared as a back-up dancer in KARD’s “Enemy” choreography video.
Lien will be the main vocalist of the group, and was born on March 11, 1998 in Osaka, Japan. He’s lived in Korea for three years now, is a former trainee at Johnny & Associates, and has stated that his role model is Dean.
Douhyun will serve as the vocalist and visual of the group, and was born on December 25, 2000. Not much else is known about him yet, though he also apparently is good at rapping!
Khael is planned to be the main rapper and lead vocalist of MIRAE, and was born on January 18, 2002. He competed on the show Under Nineteen and was one of the top 20 finalists. He’s been a trainee at DSP Media since July 2016, and appeared in the music video for April’s Japanese single “Oh-e-oh”.
Dongpyo is set to be the lead dancer and sub-vocalist of MIRAE, and was born on September 9, 2002. He participated on Produce X 101 and placed 6th, which got him into the final line-up and let him debut with X1 and be a member of the group until they disbanded in January 2020.
Siyoung will be the main dancer and rapper of the group, and was born on May 6, 2003. He’s another member that took part in Under Nineteen, and also placed in the top 20. He’s been with DSP Media since January 2018, and appeared in the music video for April’s Japanese single “Tinker Bell”. He also has some acting experience, and had a role as a “bad student” in the K-Drama Chuldong! K-COP.
Yubin is the maknae of MIRAE, and was born on June 10, 2004. Besides this, not much is known about him yet, other than that he enjoys shopping, playing soccer, and writing song lyrics!
If you want to get a little sneak peek at this talented group, check out their preview video here:
NTX is an upcoming 10-member boy group formed by Victory Company, and will be the label’s first artist to debut. Their exact date isn’t set yet, though it is planned for sometime in March! They’ve already released four pre-debut singles — “The Opening : Public, “The Opening : Basic Yell”, “The Opening : Herma”, and “The Opening : The Finale” — in 2020, and actually planned to debut sooner but had to delay due to the ongoing pandemic. Their members consist of Hyeongjin, Yunhyeok, Jaemin, Changhun, Hojun, Gihyun, Rawhyun, Eunho, Jiseong, and Seongwon.
Hyeongjin is set to be the leader and main vocalist of the group, and was born on February 25, 2001. Not much is known about him yet, though he’s said to have a “unique and odd” way of talking.
Yunhyeok will be the lead vocalist, rapper, and lead dancer (and possibly the other leader) of the group, and was born on August 9, 2001. He is the tallest member of NTX at 183cm (about 6′), and has a Busan dialect from where he was born.
Jaemin is going to be the vocalist and main dancer of NTX, and was born on March 7, 2002. Not a lot is known about him yet, though he’s said to be in charge of “dancing and charms”.
Changhun is set to be the vocalist and rapper of the group, and was born on May 4, 2002. He’s also said to be NTX’s mood maker, and is in charge of things such as fashion and entertainment in the group.
Hojun will be the lead vocalist of NTX, and was born on May 22, 2002. He’s pretty shy, especially in front of a lot of cameras and when he’s in the center of attention. He also enjoys cooking, though apparently he’s not very good at it!
Gihyun is planned to be the vocalist and rapper of the group, and was born on November 9, 2002. He’s said to have a “honey voice”, and collaborated with fellow members Rawhyun and Jiseong to work on the mixtape 0731.
Rawhyun will be the vocalist, lead rapper, and producer of NTX, and was born on March 6, 2003. Along with the mixtape he produced with Gihyun and Jiseong, he’s also released three other mixtapes as well. In the group, he’s said to be in charge of “vocals, rap, producing, and total arts”.
Eunho will be the vocalist and producer of NTX, and was born on December 5, 2003. He used to be a child model when he was younger, and is also in charge of “cuteness” in the group.
Jiseong is planned to be the main rapper and producer of NTX, and was born on August 23, 2004. Like Rawhyun, he also released four total mixtapes before the group has debuted, and has a focus on rap at his arts high school.
Seongwon will be the vocalist, rapper, lead dancer, and maknae of the group, and was born on November 5, 2004. He has modeled and acted in the past, even taking part in B1A4‘s photoshoot for GSGM as well as modeling for High Cut Magazine and Milk Magazine, and was also a member of USS.O Boy with the stage name U.Win before joining the pre-debut team for NTX.
If you want to get a look at this promising upcoming boy group, check out this pre-debut performance:
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for new content from these talented guys!