BABYMONSTER, YG Entertainment’s first girl group since BLACKPINK, have finally made their long-awaited debut! Their music video BATTER UP was released at 12AM KST on November 27. The group, consisting of Ruka, Chiquita, Haram, Pharita, Rora, and Asa, captivated viewers with their dynamic presence and impressive talents.
Impressive MV for BATTER UP
The music video, accompanied by a digital single, showcases the group’s powerful dance moves, exceptional vocals, and catchy verses, marking a strong entry into the K-pop scene. The group previously garnered significant attention and love from fans with their pre-debut track DREAM.
The video for BATTER UP is a visual feast, highlighting each the unique style and charisma of each BABYMONSTER member. The choreography is energetic and intricate, perfectly synchronized to the upbeat and catchy rhythm of BATTER UP. The music video’s vibrant colors and dynamic camera work add to the overall impact, making it a memorable debut for BABYMONSTER.
Check out the music video for BATTER UP by BABYMONSTER below:
Waiting for Ahyeon
The group was formed through the survival reality show Last Evaluation. Members were chosen based on their talent and performances. Initially, BABYMONSTER was a seven-member group, comprising Ruka, Pharita, Asa, Ahyeon, Rami, Rora, and Chiquita. However, the group debuted with six members due to Ahyeon’s reported exit earlier this week.
YG Entertainment clarified that Ahyeon’s departure was not permanent, and she will likely rejoin the group in the future after her health improves. This decision was made with the artist’s well-being in mind, and YG Entertainment has expressed their full support for Ahyeon’s recovery.
Fans are hopeful for her return, as the agency has indicated that BABYMONSTER will continue as a seven-member group once Ahyeon is able to rejoin.
Fan reactions to BABYMONSTER’s debut
Reactions from fans to the debut have been mostly positive. Among some of the comments seen online:
- “I’m so proud of you all, you did it.”
- “Congratulations on your debut, you’re the best baby monsters in the world.”
- “They deserve it. Let’s give our monsters the support and attention they need and make them the best girl group ever.”
- “As expected since they announced a more hip-hop song, the rapline really shined in this. Asa is really a generational talent. Good debut but they will need more vocal focused songs in the future to properly use Rami and Rora vocals at their best potential.”
BABYMONSTER’s debut has been highly anticipated, especially as they follow in the footsteps of their successful seniors, BLACKPINK. Their debut with BATTER UP not only meets but exceeds the high expectations set for them, promising a bright future in the K-pop industry.