• http://profile.yahoo.com/BD22F53Y3MI2TFHGZQ7RKAEIEU apple

    haha funny how fans didn’t expect this… From the poll itself, it has B.A.P as the article’s MAIN image.. (the way it did here again.)

    no need for polls nor comments from fans. B.A.P already prove their worth and they are not done yet..

    B.A.P is the Best KPOP GROUP in my opinion hehe ♥

  • Mir◕‿◕Usako

    B.A.P!
    Yes Sir!

  • moonstar89

    oh yes…:)..proud baby here

  • Desi Toutai

    MY BABYS!!!!!!!!!!!! ….even tho i’m the BABY…..but whatever….. WE GOT THE POWAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • Mira5011

    so proud of B.A.P!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/WGfever Archie

    I have a good feeling about NU’EST. I think they will make it. I have the same feeling with BEAST and Teen Top a few years ago.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DGGRHMX4K45XP5SCKSC44E6JUY Sophia

    You should’ve separated this into 2 articles. You’re setting the start for another fan war -_- 

  • Parichat Suwanyotee

    L.O.Λ.E.is not only 1 or 2 country but you can see love all around the worldSo, we are big family for support NU’EST forever
    Go to NO.1 my guy
    THANKS FOR YOUR VOTE L.O.Λ.E. (from L.O.Λ.E. in Thailand)

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    The only people commenting in comment sections are Babys.

    Didn’t see any EXO fans celebrating EXO. Cept for that 1 guy spamming Nu’estNu’estNu’est, other nu’est fans don’t give a shit anymore about this site, good going seoulbeats.

    Your site is already irrelevant as it is. Call us butthurts, but you WILL NEVER see Exo fans or Nu’est fans again. (at least in allkpop the past 3 months, a Nu’est biased writer was just recently hired who write all the Nu’est biased activities, even reporting Nu’est birthday when they didn’t even report EXO’s birthday). Though i do see writers who are EXO fans and BAP fans too, but good to know they hired Nu’est fans among their writers in allkpop.

    Everyone is making fun of allkpop, but i felt it’s improve compared to last time, But this site is turning shit like the shit allkpop was once were. Biased as F***, irrelevant, troll like, waste of time. (and only 4 pages comments is really pitiful to what could have been an article with most comments from exo, nu’est and other rookies fans).

    • http://twitter.com/Sophstravels Sophia

      Why so hostile? You’ve had an opportunity to have your say, have your vote but your angry because the writer didn’t agree with the outcome of the vote? Eh? 

      Your point about allkpop is not really vaild, seoulbeats is not a factual news site, nor has it ever claimed to be – the writers, talk about topics in kpop and give us their opinion, thats what seoulbeats does!
      You may think i’m only saying this because i’m a B.A.P fan, but actually i come here because of the healthy debates and interesting discussions – do i always agree with it? Hell no,  the abuse that Super Junior receives at the hands of these writers sometimes drives this ELF crazy, but i get that others have different points of view than me and sometimes i even agree (be it reluctantly). My point is – i think your comment is stupid, lol. Leave Seoulbeats alone, oh and don’t speak for all EXO fans cos i’m one and i will become to this site as i’ve always thank you very much. 

    • http://twitter.com/littlegirlgray6 Rosa

      I’m pretty sure 99.9% of those spamming EXO, BAP, and NU’EST fans will not be coming back to SB, which I’ll be thankful for. Crazy, easily BUTTHURT, fans willing to waste hours of their lives on a poll for results that will never be seen by the group they are devoted to will clearly not be able to contribute the coherent and logical discussion that SB promotes.

      You keep coming back here with your hateful and hostile speech, if you find SB so irrelevant and “biased,” than the close button is right there for you. The rest of your spamming friends are waiting.

    • Khaddie

      If SeoulBeats started reporting birthdays I would disown the website.

      And I would rather have four pages of well thought out comments that all deserve comments of the week than comments that demonstrated someone’s copying and pasting skills.

    • noiha

      … um? 

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    Is seoulbeats only consists of only 1 writer? Please don’t use “we” when there’s only 1 writer, it’s very odd. Or all the 2-3 writers are all Baby’s thus declaring this? (this is what happens when they don’t have diversity of interest among writers).

    • Grace Ecarg

      it’s a loooooot of writers

  • http://twitter.com/Sophstravels Sophia

    I completely agree with the writer here, including for the first time ever having interests in Rookies. I’ve been following K-pop since 2008 and i’ve NEVER been interested in rookie groups debut before. 
    I’m a massive B.A.P fan and that in itself is amazing to me, because i just don’t usually notice anyone until they are more established, they came and conquered my heart completely with their in your face attitude and demand of your attention! 
    But this year has been amazing for rookies, SPICA (discovered due to seoulbeats), EXO and of course B.A.P really stand out, & its not over yet – YGs new girl group are promised to make a impact!

  • flaminggo1408

    as much as I love other seoulbeats articles, I found that this article is actually very amateurishly written. I felt like reading one of the biased moaning-fangirling comment in the polling article.

    as much as I love B.A.P, I think EXO, VIXX, JJ Project and Nu’est has their own strong points. and probably you should review them all and let your readers digest it, not throwing your love  BAP in their face.

    and write this comment (I refuse to call this an article) after the polling..? really, Nabeela?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3A5VXTZXZOEH62VXL4FJ7AT7Q Xinran

      erm…this author is known for her spazzy fangirly articles :o

    • Yumna Fawzi Aydiyah

       LOL she writes too much BAP when the winner is not BAP. no offense.

    • Grace Ecarg

      the author is just giving her two cents on who she thinks have the best debut

    • GreyLeaves

       This is not the huffington post. The author has the right to write what suits her fancy.
      It’s just kpop. Don’t take pop music so seriously. Jeez.:)

  • jakemanroe

    Please don’t attack the writer. If you disagree with her, don’t just stop there. Give your reasons why your preferred group deserves the title. Isn’t this why we have a comment section here? As much as it may seem rude for the writer to show her support for B.A.P, there’s nothing to stop you from changing readers’mind with your own constructive & informed comments. In fact, if you don’t it may imply that the writer is justified in her choice.

  • http://twitter.com/asukal105 Anna Cecilia Tria

    I think every point you made can be applied to Block B, except for the Matoki concept. I know that Block B debuted over a year ago but it was just something I thought was worth mentioning.

  • http://twitter.com/Dorothypham95 Levy

    I HAVE TO SAY…ALTHOUGH I AM A BIG FAN OF B.A.P, I REALLY LOVE BtoB TOO
    You know, this poll doesn’t mean anything, it doesn’t give the most accurate figure of the group
    I like BtoB because they sing really well, I Love B.A.P because they are Unique :)))

  • http://twitter.com/shineebyunbyun Byunnie

    *A big applause to you*
    Even though im a BABY,i didnt think i could point all of those things u said about B.A.P,im proud of them ;A; they srsly dont just make me drown into their fierce unique imgs n music but even make me think about the massages they’ve always wanted to give to listeners-about life and everything happen around us,it can be confusing but once understood,heck they were so deep,they pratically made me not only love them as a Kpop idol but admire them for sharing those feelings i’ve never been through ;A; a person said to me “Listen to B.A.P’s songs is nothing w/o understanding the lyrics”,well,its true for me :) they lit my life up.
    Those top 5 rookies do deserve the loves,so do B.A.P -^^- fighting Six bunnies of Mato planet and others!!!:D

  • Yumna Fawzi Aydiyah

    i appreciate your hard work on creating this poll. congrats to all winners. but i think you guys should really limit one IP one vote or this poll means nothing..

  • mybiasbeatsyourbias

    Considering this is an opinion blog I wouldn’t suspect a sense of journalistic professionalism in comparision to Rolling Stones. To who by the way did a terrible editorial on Kpop. So Seoulbeats holds better than the more well-known mag sites.

    Other than that this article largely focus on B.A.P but it maybe a mistake on the author but not entirely. Rookies this year thus far has been the least impressive batch in recent kpop years. Compare to 2009-10 there’s been a dramatic fall in quality of rookie groups but not quantity.

    Like the author the only real group that seems consistent in kpop at this moment is B.A.P. In fact they’re working on a new mini album. A follow up to Power and it will brand spanking new tracks. B.A.P has been aggressively attacking the Kpop sphere and its working.

    No one can deny this group attention. But is it really worth it? I feel the author did a good job to support that argument. For the rookies group mention before. I feel hasn’t been keeping up and continue to release random singles with very poor timing.

    In conclusion B.A.P is the top rookie of 2012 for males. For females its gotta be Spica. But Cho PD is ready to unleash his female group Evol. Like B.A.P they have a progressive rock sound mixed with hip hop beats. But just as equally as aggressive and not so rudimentary compare to other idol labels who try to tackle the fusion of nu metal into kpop.

    I really like nu metal in kpop. Its bringing in new concepts (although nu metal is from the 90′s) for idol bands who do not want to do electronic pop anymore. This concepts works best when its only tag to a few groups. The issue with kpop if on idol groups starts a trend. The rest will follow either doing a more improve version or a lessor form. Competition is healthy but trending is not.

  • Grace Ecarg

    I like this article cause it pissed off at least one fan.

  • http://twitter.com/jelly_seulmin jelly_seulmin

    what. it’s just a matter of opinion. it’s kinda funny for those crazy fans who came here and bashed the author because they themselves just freaking won this poll but can’t get over the fact that here BAP chosen as best debut by the author? seriously, kids. 

  • http://twitter.com/jelly_seulmin jelly_seulmin

    okay some of us do really concern about these polls. but did we ever say that our fandom is less spazzy and more rational? we still spazz all the time on twitter, tumblr, facebook, fansites, etc. it’s just that the baby up there thinks that these poll doesn’t really reflect the true so he/she doesn’t really into this whole voting thing. don’t over-judging it. it’s a matter of opinion. get over it, kids. 

  • MoontosUp

    Even EYK doesn’t count spam comments as votes so I really don’t understand what those crazy fans were trying to prove other than embarrassing their own fandom.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BD22F53Y3MI2TFHGZQ7RKAEIEU apple

      Haha count me (BABY chilling XDD)

  • MoontosUp

    I can’t decide what’s more embarrassing: this fangirly article or that one butthurt fan who keeps embarrassing herself by constantly spewing hate on the comment section. 

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m a BABY and I also think that B.A.P deserves to win the title of “Best Rookie” but this “article” is no different from the comments that I see from other BABYz who are confessing their love for B.A.P. The author is praising B.A.P to no end while completely failing to provide criticism. Constructive criticism of course.. like what B.A.P could do in the future to improve themselves. Something. Anything. 

    I wish this article was a bit more objective and insightful. Every single point that I read here has been brought up by BABYz countless times. I wish the author could add something new.

    Anyway, I’m still happy for B.A.P and BABYz.. and congrats to Exo and Nu’est too.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDKQI5DC77UVSC3D2LIUXHJNFI You

      It’s the author’s opinion.  “The poll,of course, was an opportunity for you to voice your opinions and root for the rookies you adore. Now, however, is my turn to dish out some love and opinions. With that said, I have personally selected one rookie group whom I consider to have had the best debut for the first half of 2012.”  The poll article was where people where the fans were supposed to provide their own criticism and opinions of each group whether it’s constructive or not.  Again, the author provided the results of the poll in the first part of this article and for the second she stated who she thinks is the best rookie so far and why.  After so many people were fangirling and spamming in the other article, the author is saying it’s her turn to fangirl as well.

    • http://twitter.com/lillian23910 Sharon

      Honestly Im more of a NU’ESt fan but the only negative thing I can bring up about B.A.P is that their two promotional songs may be a bit similar. That’s it. Oh and maybe the spray dance was silly…..but that’s all i can think about. Maybe the space concept was silly? But ties in quite nicely by introducing the bunnies. 

      Fanclub name could be better. That’s honestly all I have to say about the negatives bc it seems a bit nitpicking anyways. Their material is right up there with the already established groups, with them beating out quite a few of them. 

      Probably the best debut in kpop history. 

  • http://twitter.com/perryc17 Perry Carlisle

    dear writer…i love you. sincerely, a bap fan 
    yeah journalistic objectivity blah blah blah. whatever. this is seoulbeats. i love your commentary, and i love that you put yourself out there and put your stake in bap. respect. 

  • Stephanie Wang

    Ohoh, right, these rookie boy bands have been really popular.

    And I really just can’t get into any of them.

    I’m not against rookies; I love finding gems! I’ve tried Nu’est’s FACE and Block B’s Nanrina (they’re not quite new though) and B.A.P.’s Warrior. While I didn’t dislike any of them, I wasn’t impressed at all and sat there dumbly staring at the screen. Honestly, I was just watching Warrior and by 2:30 I found myself wanting it to end. Just… ugh… they try really hard. But. No….

  • noiha

    best debut? one word: ailee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruka.takanori Joonivi Ruka Takanori

    Rumor has it, L.O./.E did you hack the poll system?
    The neck to neck vites was originally between EXO and B.A.P. Suddenly, B.A.P’s dropped very drastically, while nu’est raised very drastically. Suspicious. I didnt say it’s true though.
    I’m glad author-nim chose b.a.p, though. :)

  • piggy68gal

    Geez. It’s just a poll and the above is just the writer’s opinion. What’s there to get worked up about.

    Anyway, the best debut for me is definitely SPICA. Great vocals and passion (esp. Kim Boa) on stage, with 2 solid songs too. (:

  • Supong Cassier

    yep, B.A.P is the Best, Absolute and Perfectthey’ re got talents, the voices are so strong, the dances are really nice, the style is perfect
    all members in group were very young
    the wonderful !
    I love them and believe in them so much…

    B.A.P jjang, B.A.P hwaiting !!!!!!!

  • Sammy Yun

    @ Joonivi Ruka Takanori: why L.O.Λ.Es not Exotics? I copied to compare the votes hours by hours, days by days until it ended! At first, Exotics won, not L.O.Λ.Es! It is good to “idolize” your idol but do you need to bring others down? 

    Maybe this time, Nu’est wins. But next time can be different, right?

    Besides, the entire writing is mostly about B.A.P already =.=

  • noiha

    fun trivia: this article is referred in some k-sites
    http://news.donga.com/3/all/20120717/47832794/4
    http://www.newsshare.co.kr/sub_read.html?uid=41227
    http://www.sportsworldi.com/Articles/ENTCULTURE/Article.asp?aid=20120717002301&subctg1=50&subctg2=00

    idk if this’s happened before, but it’s the first time i found seoulbeats article referred in k-news bits. the screen caps and the article is kinda… mismatched? hehe. xD

  • http://twitter.com/erishanaka Jenna Giron

    No Mercy.

    That is all ;)

    • http://twitter.com/Sophstravels Sophia

      Enough said!

  • http://www.facebook.com/oscar.fernandez.79462 Óscar Fernández

    Hello? I do not win B.A.P…

  • SamiSwanSion

    I ADORE VIXX! For reasons! I’m sorry B.A.P. but I only like three of your members, don’t want to be called a BABY and POWER RANGERS is just too low brow writing for me to keep you at the top of my list. EXO you rock, but I can’t handle the popular kid in school flashbacks, I get when I look at you. And JJ, ooooh JJ! Scores of fan fiction are written every time you “shake it, shake it, for me” (you know the part), but all in all the song your title song is too mash-up-y but your live performances are second to none. And Nu’est…um…do you like B2ST and Amber from f(x)? We can be friends I guess. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nonkimono.Amai Mika Amai

    I love you, who ever wrote this~!

    You’re a baby too~ B.A.P is really amazing. There’s nothing you can hate about them. And from members to the dance steps to the mv to the lyrics is really different from the others~.
    I wish other kpop fans would take a few minutes and see their songs.

  • http://twitter.com/phannan Ana Hannah Ph**

    For me, I’d say JJ Project

  • http://twitter.com/trulyyoursabby ♦♣ CHAEDIVA ♠♥

    I read the whole thing but too much praise for BAP LOOOL. Yeah they impressed me but i don’t want so called BEST ABSOLUTE “PERFECT” group coz i want a group who’s a continuously strives to improve, working hard reaching the top, i won’t be surprised if y’all be disappointed with BAP in the future and get tired of their “STRONG IMAGE” like WOOORIOR~ WOO! Insert bunny here, whistle here, stomping there… just naming all of it makes me cringe. Yeah they are hard working they’re involved in their music and so does the groups in KPOP. There’s no such thing as PERFECT so i’d rather stan a group who’s ever-evolving, not so perfect yet strive to give their best in every stage. I feel like they’re a group that will soon people gonna get tired of, because i did. They captured my attention with Warrior, downloaded the MV, played the song on my phone several times but then after No Mercy they turned out too repetitive for me already. You can suggest more of their songs (slow songs and stuff) but still, i want MVs/Performances just so i could absorb the uberly praised “MUSIC” they got. I just can’t get into them after the 3rd comeback song i feel like they try so hard, cmon take it slow there are still many years to come you can upgrade your music to something fresh don’t spill everything into our faces all at once this year.

    You didn’t even include Ailee who really made a STRONG IMPACT on her debut single as well as Busker Busker those two are the BEST ROOKIES for me, less noise, less hype but HUGE IMPACT. I like NU’EST and EXO though only like them because of their visuals and pretty boys hahaha but still i don’t think they deserve the title, they’re just cuties to me, only Ailee and Busker Busker made it for me.

    • http://twitter.com/erishanaka Jenna Giron

      hmm, you have a point in there and i could totally understand about what you feel about B.A.P. :) but i guess it’s exactly like it? I really don’t know how to say this, and I’ll probably sound biased because I stan this rookie like crazy, but the thing why B.A.P. is coming back in such short spans of break is because they can’t afford to ‘laze around’ (on hiatus) with top tier groups making their comebacks left and right and more rookies sprouting like mushrooms on a damp day.

      EXO can afford that because they’re from SM, a company with crazy marketing powers. I mean, EXO are the only rookies showered with big cf deals like they’re there for a very long time.
      but B.A.P…. B.A.P. is from TS ent., a relatively small company. they don’t have that much connections. so what better way to promote the boys while at the same time improving as performers? release single after single and now, a mini. If they can’t appear on billboards and magazines and cf’s, they’ll do this on music shows.

      am i defending them? probably. am i butthurt? no. do i want your opinion on them to change? no. i’ll leave you to that. this post is just to tell you why, in my opinion about B.A.P. :)

      but thank you for noticing them. I’m always happy for people giving concern to B.A.P., whether for praise to critic. It helps the group grow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kpop.sugar Kpop Sugar

    I never saw a group like B.A.P before, they’re quite unique, the best debut this year. Pretty epic.
    JJ Project was so fun, I really enjoyed them. First debut of a duo I saw.
    Nu’est was ok.
    They built too much hype on Exo, and was actually a boring debut, in my opinion, it’s like SM is using their boyband formula all over again, and if they weren’t from SM and had the support of other SM stars, they probaly would be a big flop. Those screams in the midle of song are so awkward sang by them. They have this clean image and even so they pretend to scream like rockers and pretend to rap. Weird…
    Poor BtoB.
    A-jax still trying, I like their latest song “Hot game”.

  • http://twitter.com/JZseoin96 Julie Zhao

    yes, BAP would be a wise decision :)

    they really deserve it.
    (and how is Nuest neck to neck in votes with Exo? That makes absolutely no sense…unless someone tampered with the system…)

  • http://twitter.com/coldMN1 coldMN

    from my view…B.A.P one of the best debut i have seen…amazing…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/liahonafloresofficial Lee Ah Yeon

    NU’EST EXO! Hwaiting!!!!! :))) <3

  • http://twitter.com/carmmeny Carmenny

    that’s your point of view, votes tells everything and Nu’est wins that’s  all !!! ^____^

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    B.A.P. is honestly not a rookie group to me. I mean, I suppose they are, but their charisma, maturity, and the quality of their music is all as good or better than a lot of senior groups. 

  • dri12

    My God, why do you people get so pissy???
    Butt hurt is the perfect word to describe some of you.(Yeah, I mean you AshBradford)
    The whole point is that it’s biased. Maybe if you would stop complaining
    and actually read the article, you would see that the writer wanted
    to speak their mind about who they liked best. Just because your perfect
    little Oppas weren’t mentioned doesn’t mean you gotta go crazy hating on everyone.
    P. S. I am a huge Exo and B.A.P. fan. XP
    All I have left to say is who passed out the haterade?