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Some observations:
2011 was definitely a big year for debuts. While I expected a lot during my research, I did not think it would reach that high a percentage. With 35 new girl groups last year, that’s about three news ones a month. It is important to note that it’s not just the “Big 3” debuting groups as there are many more companies now trying to get a successful group in K-Pop.

From 2008 and earlier, most debuts were made with full albums. These days, we just see mini-albums and singles for debuts.

Lastly, I included Infinite and f(x) as numbers, and also Turtles as food…

Want to see how the groups look like in action? Check out our two compilation videos History of K-Pop Boy Groups: 1996 – Present and History of K-Pop Girl Groups: 1996 – Present.

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