From Baek A Yeon to Seventeen, we’re taking a look back at K-pop's biggest breakouts of 2017.

From the energizing Wanna One to the sentimental Heize, K-pop’s seen many performers move into the limelight in 2017.

Between kick-started careers and some well-deserved acknowledgement for established acts, K-pop fans have been blessed with many artists who have stood out this year for their musicality and all around performances. Carving out a niche for themselves amid the already-packed Korean music industry, these ten artists have topped charts, exceeded expectations and excelled musically this year, signaling their ascent in the fast-paced world of hallyu.

Check out our picks for K-pop’s New Class of 2017 up top!

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