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Idols who are the only well-known member of their groups

By alim17   Monday, November 7, 2016   1,449,928   22,380   203
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Idols who are the only well-known member of their groups
We've all seen it before - one idol who outshines the other members of their respective groups in the public's eye. However, in which cases is it so severe that literally no other member is well-liked or even well-known? For example, in EXID's case, sure Hani outshines the others, but Solji is also quite the popular member. In FIESTAR, Cao Lu is definitely a leading variety star, but Yezi got her own fame from 'Unpretty Rapstar.' In AOA, Seolhyun is by far the most well-known and popular, but ChoA and Jimin are also quite big. In miss A's case, Suzy is definitely the most well-known, but the group itself has done relatively well and has been in the business for a while, so she is not the only well-known one. But sadly, there are cases where only one member is promoted out of the whole group in the agency's hopes that s/he will become big enough to be the next 'It-girl/boy.' They might not even have the funds to promote all of the members. So which idols are pretty much the ONLY known and promoted members of their groups? Check out the list!

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    yesungturtle Monday, January 30, 2017

    Basically, you have to have good visuals to become popular in Korea.

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    SaranghaeHallyuu Sunday, January 29, 2017

    I think this article missed B1A4's Jinyoung, Cross Gene's Shin Won Ho and One O One's Ahn Hyo Seop. I bet no one in this thread had heard of One O One though hahaha and i have to disagree with 5urprise. Its members are not 'not well-known', it's just that they were never recognized being in a group.

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    graceeunhye SaranghaeHallyuu Sunday, January 29, 2017

    For 5urprise, I am not even sure the company really sincere want to promote them as grup...Imo, The company look more serious promoting and supporting them as an actors than grup... But, have to admit the member are good in acting...

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    Tydye Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Hyuna, Hyorin, Seolhyun, Bobby, Sungjae, Hani, CL, Yuju, Taeyeon, Somi, Hwasa, Mino, Ren, Yooa, Taeyong, Hyosung, etc

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    Tydye Sunday, January 29, 2017

    *Kwanghee, Jokwon

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    mikocchi Tydye Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    winner's mino? not really. seungyoon and seunghoon are well known to the public even before they're in winner.

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    Exxa Tydye Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    BI is well known too so bobby is not the only member.

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    shineedork Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Boa and Bohyung are equally known. And Kyung is getting popular these days too, he also charts well so Zico is not the only well known member of Block B.

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    Exxa Sunday, January 29, 2017

    what about hyorin from sistar?

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    YehetSass Exxa Sunday, January 29, 2017

    everyone from sistar are well known

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    graceeunhye Exxa Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Agree with YehetSass. All sistar member are well known... their well known speed of course different. But, all of them ade famous tho

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    mynameishakunama Sunday, January 29, 2017

    I don't even know Astri but cha eun woo visual's is a whole other level

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    mynameishakunama Sunday, January 29, 2017

    *astro

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    bolive Saturday, January 28, 2017

    I clicked the link thinking JOTA would be here, and I was so right! I hope Madtown receives a lot of LOVE! Let's put MADTOWN to spotlight MADPEOPLE.

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    XoGirlcrushXo Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Wooshin from UP10TION...

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    yys_khc Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Zico popularity blow up after smtm.. make the gap of him and the members bigger. He was about the same with park kyung and taeil when they first debut. Well he's a great composer!Should add sejong on the list.

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    nameisinvalid Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Gu9udan's Sejeong should be added too. MC, hit single, loved in variety - all in her first year.

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