These Three Girl Groups are the New Divas of the ’20s
Written by Mariana Hernandez on October 18, 2023
The 90’s and early 2000’s were full of girl power and gorgeous harmonies provided by memorable groups such as Destiny’s Child, TLC, The Spice Girls, and more. However, the recent boom in the Eastern K-Pop market has made it glaringly obvious that the West barely has any girl groups to keep up with demand, and Little Mix can only do so much while they’re on hiatus. But never fear! Here are three girl groups you should definitely check out.
The UK-based trio, FLO, composed of Stella Quaresma, Jorja Douglas, and Renée Downer, have taken over the internet with their modern take on 90s R&B beats with impressive vocal runs. Debuting April 2022 with their Y2K inspired single “Cardboard Box”, they sing of love lost in the way only bad b*tches could. FLO is known for their remarkable vocal ability, especially for their VEVO performances. A personal favorite, “Feature Me”, takes the listener’s breath away until the last note. This Flolifer – as their fans are called – eagerly awaits their first full album!
First getting traction on TikTok, the girls of Boys World, Olivia Ruby, Queenie Mae Villaluz, Lillian Kay, Elana Caceres and Makhyli Simpson recently came back with their newest single “Piña Colada”. This fun end-of-summer song is bold, playful, seductive and has been on repeat ever since. However, Boys World stands out in the Western market by placing a focus on choreography, which is featured in their other singles “Mantrum” and “So What”. Make sure to stretch before attempting some of their moves!
MI GENTE LATINO! ANGEL22, consisting of Alondra Martinez, Laura Buitrago, Wendii, and Sofia Oliveira, is an all-Latina girl group repping their countries on stage. Most of their songs are of the popular Latin pop and trap genre. My personal favorite, “Celosa”, is a new pop rock sound that adds edge to their discography. As a Latin group, they sing in Spanish, occasionally throwing in an English word or phrase here and there. However, in their song “LALALA”, Brazilian member Sofia sings the bridge verse in Portuguese. Though the music may be in a different language, the ANGEL22’s sultry vocals and captivating rhythms definitely don’t need any translation.
As a big fanatic of girl group music, being able to be a spectator and see these bands grow and rise to stardom in real time is amazing! I’m very excited to see the rest of the world discover these talents and for what’s to come for their careers.