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Popular K-Pop Group Idols Before Debut

Popular K-Pop Group Idols

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Debuting as a K-Pop idol is not an easy thing. In addition to undergoing years of training, they must also be ready to face the competition of the entertainment industry is very tight. Not a few who follow the trainees since they are still in elementary school. This was done so that his greatest dream could be realized.

However, some achieved popularity even before making their official debut. Most of them are known from survival shows. Fans of K-Pop idols admire their talent through the reality show. Who are the lucky K-Pop group idols?

1. Winner

Winner

This K-pop idol group from South Korea is “Winner” which debuted under YG Entertainment. The journey before the debut is quite long and through great obstacles. Previously, they were known as Team A in the Survival Show titled Who is Next.

At that time, they competed with Team B which is now known as iKON. Finally, Team A won the competition and debuted as Winner. The victory was certainly inseparable from the support of the fans. A few months later, the agency announced the K-pop group’s official debut in August 2014.

After winning the competition, it took them a long time to prepare for the debut to the maximum. Until now, they have always managed to make works with strong music. Despite the loss of one of his personnel, Winner still rose to give his appreciation in the music industry.

2. Twice

Twice

The girl group that moves under JYP Entertainment is included in the line-up of the most successful K-pop idols in the world. Their hit single has always been in the spotlight and was welcomed by fans, Twice consisting of Nayoen, Momo, Jeongyeon, Sana, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Jihyo, Tzuyu, and Mina officially debuted in 2015.

Fans certainly didn’t forget their struggles before the debut. Members of this group participated in a survival show titled Sixteen. The debut song titled Like Ooh Ahh was once trending because it penetrated more than 50 million viewers on Youtube channel.

Twice’s success didn’t stop there, they got an ad contract offer. No less surprising, the group was nominated for Artist of the Year and Best New Female Artist in MAMA 2015. This became a public conversation because they got it after a two-month debut.

3. iKON

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Working in the music industry for approximately 5 years, iKON’s career journey is full of twists and turns. They first received rave reviews from fans after releasing the songs Just Another Boy and Climax on Who is Next. In the survival event, they were unlucky to lose to Team A.

The defeat certainly disappointed Team B fans. Luckily, in 2014 YG Entertainment again produced a survival show titled Mix and Match to form iKON. Finally, Hanbin, Jinhwan, Bobby, Yunhyeong, Donghyuk, Junhoe, and one new chanwoo personnel announced their debut.

Not long ago, fans were shocked by Hanbin’s decision to leave the Group. Nevertheless, fans still support iKON’s career with the remaining members. Regardless, their single always managed to place first in several Korean music charts.

4. Wanna One

Wanna One

The popularity of Wanna One is unquestionable, the group is able to maintain popularity amidst intense music industry competition. Wanna One Even after disbanding, fans remained loyal to support each of the former members of the survival show produce 101 season 2.

Despite being only a year and a half old, Wanna One was able to hold concert tours in several countries. The number of singles released is also quite large. The stage acts Kang Daniel, Park Ji Hoon, Lee Dae Hwi, Kim Jae Hwan, Ong Seung Woo, Park Woo Jin, Lai Kuan Lin, Yoon Ji Sung, Hwang Minhyun, Bae Jinyoung, and Ha Sung Woon will always be missed by fans.

5. Itzy

Itzy

Girl group Itzy is not a group formed from survival events, but the beginning of the personnel teaser photos were released. JYP Entertainment’s idol immediately attracted the attention of K-Pop idol fans. Members such as Ryujin and Cheryoung were first known through the survival show Mixnine and Sixteen.

Some news pages call Itzy the latest generation group that will continue to be popular from time to time. After debuting in 2019, the group consisting of Yeji, Yuna, Chaeryoung, Lia, and Ryujin won several awards.

The music video titled Dalla Dalla gained 14 million views after 24 hours of release. Not only that, Itzy is also recorded as a record-breaking group with the fastest girl band to get a trophy at one of the music events.

Meanwhile, pertisius awards were won such as Best Female Artist Newcomer MAMA 2019, Golden Disk Award Song Division 2020, and many more.

6. Treasure

Treasure

Another survival produced by YG Entertainment, YG Treasure Box first aired in 2018. A total of 29 trainees were pitted against four members including Team A, Team B, Team C, and Team J. Team J members are most unique because they consist of trainees from Japan.

After the finish, Treasure’s debut line-up is filled with members Haruto, Yedam, Junghwan, Junkyu, Jeongwoo, Jaehyuk, and Hyunsuk. The second boy group line up named Magnum consists of Ha Yoonbin, Mashito, Kim Doyoung, Yoshinori, Park Ji Hoon, and Asahi.

The schedule of the debut was almost damp, finally the agency decided to merge the two groups into Treasure 13. Yg Entertainment’s official debut is still very new, namely on August 7, 2020.

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