At most, the majority of idols get two debuts: one as part of a group, and one as a soloist. But these impressive idols all debuted at least four times each!
1. Cho Seungyoun
Debut #1: UNIQ
Cho Seungyoun first debuted as part of UNIQ in 2014, alongside Yixuan, Sungjoo, Wenhan, and Yibo.
Debut #2: Luizy
After appearing on Show Me the Money in 2016, Seungyoun made a hip-hop debut as Luizy.
Debut #3: WOODZ
Seungyoun first started using the name WOODZ as a producer, but in 2018 he decided to use it officially for all his solo activities.
Debut #4: X1
Finally, in 2019, Seungyoun participated in Produce X 101, where he ranked #5 and joined X1. After the group’s untimely disbandment, fans are hoping to see Seungyoun make his fifth debut.
Debut #1: SHINee
Taemin‘s first debut was in SHINee in 2008 with co-members Jonghyun, Onew, Key and Minho.
Debut #2: Younique
In 2012, SM Entertainment and Hyundai put together a project group known as Younique. Aside from Taemin, other member’s included EXO‘s Kai and Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon.
Debut #3: Taemin
Taemin’s debut as a soloist came in 2014, when he release his debut mini album Ace.
Debut #4: SuperM
In 2019, SM Entertainment and Capital Records created their new “K-Pop supergroup” SuperM, with Taemin as one of the members.
Debut #1: Wonder Girls
In 2006, Hyuna debuted as a member of Wonder Girls with Yeeun, Sunye, Sunmi, and Sohee.
Debut #2: 4MINUTE
Just one year later, Hyuna’s parents removed her from Wonder Girls over concerns for her health. Then, in 2008, she joined Cube Entertainment, debuting under 4MINUTE a year later.
Debut #3: Hyuna
Next came Hyuna’s solo debut with “Change” in 2010. The song was originally restricted on broadcasting networks for ‘inappropriate content’.
Debut #4: Trouble Maker
Hyuna also debuted in two unit groups. The first was Trouble Maker with BEAST‘s Hyunseung.
Debut #5: Triple H
The second unit was Triple H with Pentagon‘s Hui and E’Dawn. Unfortunately, the group ceased activities after Hyuna and E’Dawn‘s dating news.
Debut #1: EXO
In 2012, Baekhyun debuted as part of EXO‘s vocal line with Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun, Luhan, Kris, and Tao.
Debut #2: EXO-CBX
Next, Baekhyun debuted in the group’s solo unit: EXO-CBX, formed of himself, Chen, and Xiumin.
Debut #3: Baekhyun
In July 2019, fans got Baekhyun’s much-awaited debut as a solo artist with City Lights.
Debut #4: SuperM
Just a few months later, Baekhyun also debuted as part of SuperM.
Debut #1: Girls’ Generation
In 2007, Taeyeon and fellow members Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, YoonA, and Seohyun all debuted in Girls’ Generation.
Debut #2: Girls’ Generation-TTS
Girls’ Generation’s first unit, TTS, debuted in 2012. The group’s initials stood for vocalists Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun.
Debut #3: SM The Ballad
Taeyeon was also part of project group SM the Ballad in 2014 with TVXQ‘s Changmin, f(x)‘s Krystal, and more SM Entertainment artists.
Debut #4: Taeyeon
In 2015, Taeyeon began her solo career with her first mini album, I.
Debut #5: Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG
After Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Seohyun left SM Entertainment, the remaining Girls’ Generation debuted in the unit Oh!GG.
Debut #1: NCT U
Mark has been part of multiple NCT units. The first was NCT U in April 2016 with Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, and Jaehyun.
Debut #2: NCT 127
Next, in July 2016, Mark debuted under NCT 127 with Taeyong, Taeil, Yuta, Jaehyun, Winwin and Haechan.
Debut #3: NCT Dream
Again in August of the same year, Mark joined NCT Dream with Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung.
Debut #4: SuperM
Finally, in 2019, Mark joined SuperMwith Baekhyun, Taemin, Kai, Taeyong, Ten, and Lucas.