Every Type of K-Pop Stan on Spotify Has Relished a K-Love-Filled Month of February

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MANILA, Philippines—With new releases, content featuring beloved idols, and the spotlighting of new breakthrough groups, 2023 is shaping up to be a year full of daebak moments for K-Pop.

If you’re searching for your next bias, on the edge of your seat for your idol’s comeback, or on a mission trying to learn everything you can about Korean music, Spotify offers fresh exciting updates for you from the month of February. 

For the early-stage stans: Hottest K-Pop groups on the rise

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NewJeans got our attention! This breakthrough group surprised the K-Pop world in 2022 when they released their first single, the aptly-titled Attention,” without any teaser material—which is contrary to the typical K-Pop debut ritual. It was then followed by their single “Hype Boy” which brought them more recognition as they grew their fandom and made waves around the world. They amped up the momentum this year with the release of OMG, their first comeback album.

In an exclusive interview with Spotify, NewJeans’ Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin and Hyein talked about the inspiration behind OMG, their greatest accomplishment in their career, their biggest wish this 2023.

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Joining NewJeans in the roster of K-Pop rookie groups to watch out for in 2023 are LE SSERAFIM, TNX, CLASS:y, and Lapillus. Top releases from these up-and-coming K-Pop groups (and more!) are featured on Spotify’s K-Pop ON! playlist.

For the bias-devotees: Latest release from one of our fave idols

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Fresh release alert! Boy group TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) made a comeback early this year as they dropped their fifth mini album The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION! TXT’s trademark of storytelling through music is showcased once again in this new album, as it follows the portrayal of a young boy and the temptation to stay young and free. 

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In a recent Spotify interview, TXT discusses The Name Chapter: Temptation in further detail, including their favorite album moments and what they have planned for 2023.

For the deep-divers: Newest Discover This episode from Spotify ft. JUNNY 

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There is no better way to learn everything there is to know about K-Music if you’re a die-hard K-Pop fan than to tune in on your idols talking about it.

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The most recent episode of Spotify’s Discover This series, Beyond K-Pop: A Journey Through Music Genres in South Korea, features some of the most well-known figures in Korean Hip Hop, including Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, Jay Park, Sam Kim, and the episode co-host JUNNY, as they take a deep dive into Korea’s dynamic musical genres and the future of the K-Wave.