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Posted by Susan-Han 21 days ago

K-Pop idols who debuted at age 15 (Korean age)

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SHINee's Taemin debuted when he was 16 years old. BTS's Jungkook debuted when he was 17-years old.

But did you know that these K-Pop idols debuted in the music scene at just 15-years old (14-years old in international age)? 

1. BoA

Born 1986 / Debuted 2000

2. KARA's Jiyoung

Born 1994 / Debuted 2008

3. U-KISS's Dongho

Born 1994 / Debuted 2008

4. April's Jinsol

Born 2001 / Debuted 2015

5. NCT's Jisung

Born 2002 / Debuted 2016

6. IZ*ONE/IVE's Jang Won Young

Born 2004 / Debuted 2018

7. Rocket Punch's Dahyun

Born 2005 / Debuted 2019

8. IVE's Leeseo

Born 2007 / Debuted 2021

9. CLASS:y's Park Bo Eun

Born 2008 / Debuted 2022

10. CLASS:y's Kim Seon Yoo

Born 2008 / Debuted 2022

11. NewJeans's Hyein

Born 2008 / Debuted 2022

Can you think of other K-Pop idols who debuted at an early age?

  1. Jinsol
  2. BoA
  3. CLASS:y
  4. Wonyoung
  5. Leeseo
  6. Jang Won Young
  7. Jiyoung
  8. Jisung
  9. Hyein
  10. Rocket Punch
  11. Dongho
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booitsjwu
booitsjwu4,974 pts 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

Literal children debuting in the entertainment industry is problematic by itself. Add on to that the extreme work conditions with notoriously exploitative contracts particular to idols and it really makes you wonder, why is the general Korean populace okay with this?

Also, I'm pretty sure BoA and Jinsol weren't even 14 (international age) by the time they debuted. Pure insanity.

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Lindananas
Lindananas10 pts 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Why do they still say "korean age" if it doesn't exist anymore?

And back then 14 year olds actually looked their age, now they make them look older. I thought Hyein was at least 18/19

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