Only 11 K-Pop Groups That Debuted 9 Years Ago Haven’t Disbanded
K-Pop groups are filled with talented members that do their best to give their all to their every performance. But no matter how talent-filled a group might be, only a few artists can make it in the highly-competitive industry.
In 2014, 60 different K-Pop groups debuted, but only 12 are still actively promoting, nine years later.
GOT7 debuted on January 16, 2014, with “Girls Girls Girls.”
Although the members of GOT7 have since left JYP Entertainment and signed with new agencies, the group is still active. Not only do the members focus on their solo careers, but they recently had a group comeback with “NANANA.”
BADKIZ debuted on March 2014 with the song “Ear Attack.”
After BADKIZ went on hiatus for approximately two years, they resumed their activities with a new lineup of members. Their last song was released in 2019, but in 2022 the members announced they were planning to be active once again.
JJCC debuted on March 20, 2014, with the song “At First.”
Although JJCC hasn’t released new music since 2016, the members still remain active on the official YouTube channel, uploading new content for their fans. The members also maintain that they are still members of the group, even if they’re prioritizing their solo work.
AKMU (also known as Akdong Musician) debuted on April 7, 2014, with the album PLAY.
Although both Chanhyuk and Suhyun have also focused on their solo careers, they are still active as a duo and are even slated to participate in the 15th Seoul Jazz Festival in 2023. Their last released album was in 2021.
MAMAMOO debuted on June 18, 2014, with “Mr. Ambiguous.”
The group recently made a comeback with “Illella” in October 2022.
LU4US (formerly known as LU:KUS and also known as L.A.U) debuted on July 4, 2014, with the song “So Into U.”
Although the group has not released new music since 2017, they are still actively promoting and keeping fans up to date on their activities on social media.
B.I.G (also known as Boys In Groove) debuted on July 9, 2014, with “Hello.”
The group’s latest comeback was in November 2021, and the group has recently been on tour.
8. Red Velvet
Red Velvet debuted on August 1, 2014, with the single “Happiness.”
Their latest comeback was with “Birthday” in November 2022, and they have been involved in SMTOWN collaborations songs even more recently.
Although WINNER was formed in 2013 through Mnet‘s survival show, WIN: Who Is Next, the group made their debut on August 17, 2014, with “empty.”
Their latest comeback, “I LOVE U,” was released in July 2022.
LABOUM debuted on August 28, 2014, with “Pit-a-pat.”
Although it has been announced that LABOUM is on an indefinite hiatus while searching for a new company, the members have been clear that they are not disbanded. Their latest comeback was “White Love” at the end of December 2021.
11. Walking After U
Walking After U debuted on September 19, 2014, with “Blind.”
Their latest comeback was “Jekyll and Hyde” in November 2021.
Notably, not every K-Pop group of the 60 that debuted in 2014 has officially announced their disbandment, but some groups likely silently disbanded after years of inactivity. For instance, although Bigflo is officially on a hiatus, the group has been inactive since 2020, so it is possible they silently disbanded.
Similarly, groups like UNIQ (focused on their solo careers since 2018) have also not officially disbanded, but they have also not indicated that they will be releasing new group music in the future.
You can read about groups that are still active that debuted in 2013 here.
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