Favorite Artists & Songs of 2017

Hello everyone,

Long time, no post. I have not posted anything in over four months, and I honestly have no excuse. I would get inspired to write from time to time, but would give up mid-post because I was not happy with the content that I was writing. I would rather post something that I am passionate about and proud over half-a** posts, so that’s what I’m attempting today.

This post is long overdue, as February is right around the corner, but I couldn’t *not* post about these artists. The following artists are the ones that I believe stood out the most the past year and who’s songs had a definite impact on Kpop as a whole. Without further ado, let’s get right into it!


KARD is a fairly new group, believe it or not (they officially debuted in July of 2017!), that blew me away this past year! They are one of the very few co-ed groups out there in the Kpop scene and they just make it work so seamlessly! Their choreography, songs and vocals are always on point! And you can tell that the members have great team dynamic and are very supportive of each other. ☺️ I have loved every one of their songs and have been avidly following them since “Oh NaNa”.

Check out one of their latest songs “You In Me” down below!



Winner grew so much as artists in 2017 and they were not afraid to try something different. Their past music always contained rock elements in them, which I liked and felt set them apart from other artists. But this time round, the group was able to produce hits like “Really, Really”, “Fool”, “Love Me, Love Me” and “Island” that were nothing like what they had released in the past. This group has really grown and developed into their own style and I could not be happier for them!😁

Catch a glimpse of Winner’s emotional side with “Fool”! You won’t be disappointed!




Sumni literally took the Kpop world by storm with the release of “Gashina”. Everyone was shook when this song came out, and it’s simple to understand what all the hype was about. This song is so catchy but also packs a punch with it’s “don’t give a f***”, female empowerment message! 🌹 You can’t forget that point dance either, tho!  🔫

We also can’t exclude her iconic performance at MAMA with Taemin. This was 🌶!



If Sunmi took the Kpop world by storm, then BTS took the world in stride! 🌈 BTS has come such a long way since “No More Dream” and has now become a household name and national treasure, having been the first Kpop group be invited to and receive a Billboard award! They definitely deserve all the recognition that they have been receiving, as they have gotten there through their own talent and effort, as well as the relentless support of their A.R.M.Y.!

If you have not heard “Mic Drop”, give it a listen down below! This remix is 🔥!


That’s all for today! Do you guys agree with these artists playing an important role in 2017? If you have any more artists or songs you would like to add to this list, please leave them in the comment section down below!


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