In the K-Pop industry, it is quite common for groups to promote together and focus on group activities during the first few years of them being in the
In the K-Pop industry, it is quite common for groups to promote together and focus on group activities during the first few years of them being in the industry. After gaining more experience and being more familiar with promotions and activities, the members usually pursue a solo career, such as releasing their own music. In fact, some groups even have more than two members who decide to become a solo artist as well!
With that, here are eight K-Pop groups with two or more solo artists among its members!
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Currently, members Xiumin, Sehun, and Chanyeol are the only members who have yet to release their solo music, while Lay debuted as a solo artist in 2016, Baekhyun and Chen in 2019, Kai and Suho in 2020, and D.O in 2021.
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So far, members Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa have made their solo debuts, with Jennie debuting first in 2018 with “SOLO,” while Rosé and Lisa released their albums “R” and “LALISA” in 2021, respectively. Jisoo has yet to release any solo music, as she made her acting debut for the drama “Snowdrop” in 2021.
3. Girls’ Generation
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All of the Girls’ Generation members have made their solo debuts, with Taeyeon being the most active solo artist among the members. Aside from Taeyeon, members Tiffany, Yuri, Seohyun, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, and YoonA also have their own solo songs. While Sunny does have her own solo music, her songs were usually released as part of several projects.
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With nearly two decades into their careers, all BIGBANG members had made their solo debuts. Daesung, Taeyang and former member Seungri debuted in 2008, G-Dragon in 2009, and T.O.P in 2010.
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All five members of SHINee also made their solo debuts, with Taemin debuting first in 2014, Onew and Key in 2018, and Minho officially in 2021. Late member Jonghyun also released his own songs, debuting as a solo artist in 2015.
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As of now, (G)I-DLE is currently focusing on promotions as a group. However, members Soyeon, Yuqi, and Miyeon have released their own music. Soyeon was already a solo artist prior to her debut with the group, while Yuqi and Miyeon debuted in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
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After leaving JYP Entertainment, each of the members have begun focusing on their solo careers, and have released their own songs. Majority of the members made their debut in 2021 after signing with new labels, while Jackson has been a solo artist active in China before that.
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Officially, only three of the seven BTS members have made their solo debuts, which is the rap line: RM, Suga, and J-Hope. RM is the first to make his solo debut in 2015, followed by Suga under his other name Agust D in 2016, and then J-Hope in 2018.