There are several Kpop groups who are not as lucky as other big names in the Korean entertainment industry. Take these 10 Kpop boy groups that sadly disbanded in only one year, or even before they could make an official debut.
Kpop Boy Groups Disbanded in One Year and Before Debut
A.FACT (에이팩트) is a Kpop boy group under A.Conic and Stallion Entertainment consisted of 5 members: Sejin, Wondae, Bawool, Hoseong, and Taeeun. The group started their debut project in July 2019 and announced that they’d begin their activity overseas.
However, there have been no updates since then. Therefore, the group most likely disbanded even before their debut. Some fans speculated that it was because of the COVID-19 attack. Meanwhile, others thought it was because the company successfully debuted WOW, another group where Sejin and Wondae are in.
Consist of three members, Sejin, Sangjin, and Minsang, FLORET was a pre-debut Kpop boy group. The three members were initially part of C on H group, a Kpop boy group under C On H Entertainment, but they left and joined FLORET. Unfortunately, FLORET disbanded in January 2021, before their debut.
3. JN Entertainment Boy Group
Without a name -even a tentative name, Moonbong, Iroon, Hyeonjin, Vin, Geonhee, and Woori put their hope on being an idol in the group under JN Entertainment. The company once said that the group would debut in 2021. However, according to Bleu (solo singer Loudi who was part of the JN Entertainment boy group), the company has left the group.
4. ONE A DAY
Formerly known as CNT, the Kpop boy group consisted of Sangwoo, Sangmin, Seonghun, and J. As their social media became inactive since 2020, fans speculate that the Kpop boy group has secretly disbanded even before their debut. It was also revealed that Seonghun and J joined DUSTIN.
Demion or Demi God ((데미온) was a Kpop boy group under Lion Bridge that debuted on September 27, 2013. Yoon, Nakhun, Sangbum, Ssun, and Haekeun started their career in the Kpop industry with “Ask Her Out.” Unfortunately, Demion became one of the Kpop boy groups that disbanded in a year (plus several days – October 15, 2014)
Beyond the Limit or BTL was a Kpop boy group under Kiroy Company and later under SHINHOO Entertainment. Jean Paul, Jay, Robin, Yeon, Q.L, Max, Aelen, and Allen debuted on May 15, 2014, with their first single album, “Beyond The Limit.” The group also released a powerful music video, “Too-G.” Unfortunately, BTL disbanded after 19 months, on December 31, 2015.
1Punch was a South Korean duo under Brave Entertainment. They debuted on January 23, 2015, but disbanded in less than one year, on September 21, 2015. The members are now still busy in the Korean entertainment industry. One (Jung Jaewon) signed with YG Entertainment after leaving Brave Entertainment. And later founded his label PRVTONLY. Meanwhile, Punch (Samuel Kim) has appeared in several TV shows and plans to establish a one-man agency.
The disbandment of X1 is pretty shocking. It all began with the “Produce 101″ show’s voting manipulation scandal. Despite the issue, they still made their debut on August 27, 2019. However, the group disbanded on January 6, 2020.
After the group disbandment, all 11 members of X1 have their own paths to success, from being a solo singer, actor, model, and more.
Beyond, Limit, Key (BLK) was an acrobatic boy group under BYKING Entertainment. D.A, Taebin, Sorim, Ilkyung, Inno, I, and MingMing officially made their debut on November 28, 2017. However, according to Taebiin’s fan cafe post on September 17, 2018, the group disbanded.
M.Crown or MCrown (엠크라운) consisted of 7 members, Jake, Juyeob, Shinwoo, Taegeon, Euijung, L.Bin, and Taichi. The Kpop boy group under Starpro Entertainment debuted on October 20, 2015. However, after releasing their first single album, “Avenue Nowhere,” the group disbanded in 2016.
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