Not every Kpop group can last long in the music industry. Some Kpop groups might get disbanded due to difficulties gaining attention, and some have internal issues. Here are 10 Kpop girl groups facing disbandment only less than one year after debuting, which happened from 2019 to 2022.
Kpop Girl Groups Facing Disbandment Less than One Year after Debuting (2019-2022)
1. HOT ISSUE
On April 22, 2022, S2 Entertainment released an official statement of HOT ISSUE disbandment. However, Nahyun, Mayna, Hyeongshin, Dana, Yewon, Yebin, and Dain debuted together as HOT ISSUE on April 28, 2021, with the mini-album “ISSUE MAKER” with the title track “GRATATA.”
JZ factory announced the disbandment of one of their Kpop girl groups less than one year after debuting. AREAL (also stylized as A-REAL) debuted on August 21, 2020, with the single album “WAKE ME UP,” and the group disbanded on March 9, 2021.
A 4-member Kpop girl group under LUK Factory, Tropical, debuted on August 31, 2018 with digital album “MWAH.” However, in August 2019, one of the members confirmed that the Kpop girl group had disbanded in an Instagram post.
WhiteDay debuted on June 14, 2019, under WD Entertainment with their single “Shine on Light.” However, on October 21, 2020, two group members decided to leave due to health and personal reasons. Hence, the promising Kpop girl group disbanded in less than one year after debuting.
5. Label Up
A 5-member Kpop girl group under Yedam Entertainment announced their disbandment less than a year after their debut. Label Up debuted on March 25, 2020, with their single “Beautiful Tomorrow,” but disbanded in January 2021 due to difficulties with COVID-19.
With their first single album, “One Way,” Blastar made their debut on July 31, 2020. Unfortunately, they announced their disbandment on December 24, 2020.
Xumething Unlimited Move or XUM was a 3-member Kpop girl group under Kpop Live Entertainment (formerly known as A100 Entertainment). Dayeon, Baekah, and Iaan debuted on September 22, 2020, with their first single, “Ddalala.” Despite the positive response from Kpop fans, the group officially announced their disbandment on June 1, 2021.
HI New Amazing UtoPIA or HINAPIA debuted on November 3, 2019. However, only within ten months did the group officially disband as the members decided not to renew their contracts.
SOLIA (Special Our Light Influence Artist) was also known as About Me or ISOM. Consist of 5 members, the group debuted under Space Music on August 17, 2021, with their single “Dream.” Unfortunately, before they became an influence in the Kpop industry, the agency had to accept that they faced financial issues. Hence, SOLIA became one of the Kpop girl groups that announced their disbandment less than a year after debuting (only five days after their debut, to be exact).
Formerly known as Smile, YJIG debuted on September 5, 2018, under GR Entertainment. However, Yejoo and Mwah decided to leave the group on April 27, 2019. GR Entertainment planned to continue with the group by announcing an audition for new members. Unfortunately, due to the remaining members (Chaeni and Joha) suffering from stress and depression, the agency announced YJIG disbandment on May 17, 2019.
It is regrettable to see them disbanded in such a short period. On the other hand, though, they might have a brighter future after the group disbandment.
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