We’ve talked a bit about some of the first sets of debuts in 2012, but this week Patricia and I chat about the very concept of a debut in K-pop and what a debut for a group or artist actually means, since K-pop debuts are very much celebrated in ways they aren’t in most of the other pop we refer to in the West.

The changing market has also shifted the way debuts come to be, where 2012 debuts are different than 2008 debuts or 2005 debuts. The word is mentioned more, but it means less as the industry becomes over-saturated and, yes, infested.


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What do you think about the concept of debuts? Who have been some of your favorite debuts?