8+ Most Buzzworthy 4th-Gen K-pop Groups in September 2023 — Who’s #1?

The year 2023 is still ongoing, and many of our favorite K-pop artists have made their buzz for the past several months. With August now ended, September has stepped in with fervor, ready to give fans more news and content from K-pop artists.

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For the month of September, the Korean Business Research Institute has officially released its first brand rankings, which involves K-pop rookie idol groups.

According to the chart, the data was collected from August 5 to September 5, and only consists of groups who debuted in 2022 or later on.

Here are 10 most popular fourth-gen K-pop groups in September 2023!

1. NewJeans

NewJeans

(Photo : twitter|@NewJeans_ADOR@)

For September, NewJeans claimed the No. 1 spot with a brand reputation index of 7,488,673, together with an 11.23 percent score rise. The group also received a result of 91.89 percent positive reactions for their positivity-negativity analysis.

2. LE SSERAFIM

LE SSERAFIM, No. 1 in Japanese artist rookie rankings… 11 billion local sales

(Photo : LE SSERAFIM Twitter)

LE SSERAFIM defended their place at No. 2 with a brand reputation index of 2,572,983. The group also made headlines with their concert tour, along with their viral moments on stage.

3. ZEROBASEONE

ZEROBASEONE's 'Youth in the Shade' Surpasses 1 Million First-Week Hanteo Sales  + Group Becomes 5th Highest-Ranking Act to Achieve Feat

(Photo : Facebook: ZB1)

At the third place, Mnet’s project boy group ZEROBASEONE claimed a brand reputation index of 2,152,729.

4. H1-KEY

H1KEY

(Photo : Twitter: @H1KEY_official)

H1-KEY secured the fourth place due to a 42.63 percent score rise and a brand reputation index of 1,512,397.

5. NMIXX

This time children's songs + hip hop... NMIXX's mix pop continues

(Photo : NMIXX Twitter)

The top five was completed by JYP Entertainment’s fourth-gen girl group representative NMIXX, who garnered a brand reputation index of 659,482 for September.

6. tripleS

tripleS

(Photo : Twitter: @triplescosmos)

The list also included tripleS, who managed to earn a brand reputation index of 514,597. The group also gained buzz since they released their new sub-unit LOVElution, who debuted with first mini album “ↀ,” and its title track “Girls’ Capitalism.”

7. The Wind

The Wind, a live live performance that proves the confidence of 'All Vocals'... Cool Cheats

(Photo : The Wind Twitter)

The Wind made in on No. 7 due to receiving a brand reputation index of 375,483.

8. NINE.i

NINE.i debut song MV surpasses 6 million views... unstoppable run

(Photo : NINE.i Twitter)

On the eighth place, NINE.i made it with a brand reputation index of 334,120.

9. BOYNEXTDOOR

BOYNEXTDOOR 'But I Like You' MV: Group Beams With Upbeat Energy In Highly Anticipated Debut

(Photo : Instagram: @boynextdoor_official)

Zico’s new boy group BOYNEXTDOOR claimed the ninth place with a brand reputation index of 314,684.

10. xikers

xikers

(Photo : twitter|@xikers_official@)

Finally, we have xikers, who rounded the top 10 with an index of 284,387.

See the full list of rookie idols’ September 2023 brand reputation rankings below:

1. NewJeans

2. LE SSERAFIM

3. ZEROBASEONE

4. H1-KEY

5. NMIXX

6. tripleS

7. The Wind

8. NINE.i

9. BOYNEXTDOOR

10. xikers

11. Kep1er

12. CSR

13. CLASS:y

14. IRRIS

15. ARTBEAT

16. ADYA

17. n.SSign

18. YOUNITE

19. TEMPEST

20. &TEAM

21. LIMELIGHT

22. mimiirose

23. ABLUE

24. Queenz Eye

25. PRIMROSE

26. ILY:1

27. 8TURN

28. Lapillus

29. TAN

30. We;Na

Which K-pop groups on the list are your favorites? Do you have an ult in the fourth gen? Share it with us on the comments below!

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*************************] Riely Miller