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Posted by hannahleex AKP STAFF Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Idols who debuted with a different position than their original position


Idols often showcase a variety of talents. Some vocalists are amazing rappers, some dancers have excellent voices and more. Sometimes, this is due to the fact that some idols train for a different position than they debut with. Check out the idols who switched up their positions just before their debut.


Prior to GOT7, Jinyoung was the rapper of the duo JJ Project, but he debuted as a vocalist. In contrast, Jackson was originally supposed to be a vocalist but started to train to become a rapper prior to GOT7’s debut.


Before switching to vocals, Yanan and Shiwon intended to become rappers. On the other hand, Wooseok was originally accepted into Cube Entertainment as a model, but changed to a vocalist and finally a rapper afterward.


When Amber joined SM, she was recruited for her excellent vocals. However, she ended up debuting as the main rapper. Likewise, Luna trained to be a main dancer but ended up debuting as the main vocalist.


Many fans are surprised to find out that Sungjae, known for his unbeatable vocals, trained to be a rapper. Meanwhile, Minhyuk was originally a vocalist but switched to rap later on.

Red Velvet

Before Wendy joined SM Entertainment, there is speculation that Seulgi was supposed to be Red Velvet’s main vocalist. However, she is now the main dancer of the group.


Leader S. Coups was originally supposed to be part of SEVENTEEN’s vocal line but became a rapper instead. In addition, Hoshi, who was originally a vocalist, joined SEVENTEEN’s performance unit and is now one of the main choreographers.


While fans have had glimpses here and there of Jaehyun rapping, he is most widely known as NCT’s vocalist. Originally, he trained to be a rapper, while a fellow member and rapper Lucas originally trained to be a vocalist.

Cosmic Girls

Exy is well-known for her rapping skills. However, before she focused on rap, she was a vocalist. Due to her vocal cord nodules, she had no choice but to step back from singing.

  1. BTOB
  2. Cosmic Girls
  3. f(x)
  4. GOT7
  5. NCT
  6. Pentagon
  7. Red Velvet
  8. Seventeen
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Guesstar2,442 pts Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Amber can handle any role/position/genre given, she's multi-talented and linguistic..👍


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JMJPJCYBKY388 pts Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

i wish they all switched it up more often, most kpop idols are well rounded and I'd love to see more vocalists rapping


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