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Posted by jennywill AKP STAFF 21 days ago

Idol groups you probably forgot had lineup changes

There are a few idol groups that go through member changes later on in their careers, but sometimes the member changes are so early on in the idols' careers that if you're not a fan, you may not realize that they even had member changes. Here is a list of some of the idol groups that went through member changes that you may have forgotten about:

1. A Pink

A Pink used to be 7 members with Youkyung when they debuted back in 2011. However, Youkyung left in April 2013, pretty early into their career. The girls have been 6 members for almost 6 years, so many kind of forgot that there was a 7th member.

2. F.T. Island

When F.T. Island debuted in 2007, Oh Won Bin was the band's guitarist/rapper/vocalist. He left the group in January 2009, and current member Seunghyun joined the group instead.


3. AOA

It's not really anyone's fault but FNC's that Youkyung (coincidentally the same name as the member who left A Pink...) kind of became forgotten. Youkyung even originally debuted as a half-angel, who only joined the group for band-related activities. She eventually left the group in 2016.

4. Super Junior

Many are well aware that Super Junior has gone through some changes in their lineup (such as Kibum leaving), but not many remember that maknae Kyuhyun wasn't part of the 2005 debut lineup. Kyuhyun did, however, join very quickly after in mid-2006.

5. Wonder Girls

Remember when HyunA was part of Wonder Girls? Many people think HyunA debuted with 4minute, but HyunA was part of Wonder Girls' debut song "Irony" in February 2007. HyunA left in July of the year, and was replaced by Yubin.

6. EXID

When EXID debuted in 2012 with "Whoz That Girl", the group had 6 members. Dami, Yuji, and Haeryeong have since then left the group, and have been replaced by Solji and Hyerin.

7. Girl's Day

Girl's Day debuted in 2010 with 5 members. However, Jisun and Jiin left two months after the debut, and were replaced by Yura and Hyeri. Later in 2012, Jihae also left the group and Girl's Day became the 4-member group that they're well known as being now.

Can you think of more groups where the current lineup seems like the debut lineup?

  1. A Pink
  2. AOA
  3. EXID
  4. F.T. Island
  5. Girl's Day
  6. Wonder Girls
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maragana 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Kara is also a group people forgot had another original member. Sunghee left in 2008 due to parental pressure (it's a shame, she was beautiful and a pretty good singer- definitely Kara's best) and Hara and Jiyoung joined later, making Kara a 5 member group.


Later of course, Nicole left and Youngji joined the group.

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BethBTelford (Banned) 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

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elmaqusecaento 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

CLC had five members when they debuted

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Ninja_Poster 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Oh My Girl also.

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ladydahlia629 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I’m going to say Nine Muses during their first two line up changes in 2010-2011. That was when Jaekyung left the group and she was replaced by Hyuna. In January 2011, Rana Bini, and Euaerin left the group but Euaerin returned 3 months later.

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airboy 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I sometimes wonder what ex-members that leaves a group early, maybe before a debut or before the group is popular, thinks and feel when the group get big and popular.

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sailor_mercury 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

U-Kiss is another group has had many member changes. I remember seeing pre 2011 U-kiss performances and having no idea who a couple of them were as I was only familar with the 2013 era line up at the time

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RIILEY 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

when u include AOA and then forget to mention ChoA ...

we miss u girl ❤️

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Camboro 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

This event is pretty recent, doubt anyone has forgotten about ChoA

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nooDLes15 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Well when ChoA left, everyone forgot AOA

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Festizio 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

No, only FNC forgot about them.
Then they release Bingle Bangle in May 2018 and it surpasses expectations in performance...and then FNC sits on them again. Instead of capitalizing on the fact that they were still relevant, here it is eight months later and no news of a comeback or anything.

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TeddyL 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

What about 2PM and Jay Park? There's a bunch of interesting videos from Jay's idol days lmao

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Camboro 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Everyone knows about this though and this event has definetly not been forgotten

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TeddyL 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Well, "everyone" knows about HyunA too, but she's on the list. I know quite some people who don't know about Jay Park being a 2PM member, it usually depends on how long the person has been following kpop.

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moha20 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

the most shocking thing here is super junior hair lol

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TwiceTzuEnz 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Il me semble que T ARA aussi

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primazaza 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I know all of this ~

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sagi97 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

pretty sure elf went a bit crazy when Kibum left

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geekherd 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

G Dragon and Taeyang was originally a duo before TOP, Daesung and Seungri joined.

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Arlandria 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

And, Hyunseung of B2ST (or BEAST) was almost become a part of BIGBANG. But this probably doesn't count since they haven't debuted when this happened.

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Irena_Lia 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I guess i forgot them for a reason... xd

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razorbladeromanc 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I know all of this and I'm not even surprised... I only realized now that I'm a fan of k-pop for a decade already

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beashineeshawol 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I knew about all the guys but didn't know about a lot of the girl groups. Then Again I don't think there's a sing girl group that I've liked since debut except maybe Twice (and I don't even like them I just like their debut song which is still there best title track to date).

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