7 K-Pop Idols Who Left Their Group Then Later On Made A Surprise Comeback

K-pop groups often receive the public’s love because of their diverse talents, visuals from the members, and teamwork that everyone admires.

That’s why having a member leave the group becomes the fear and heartache of most Kpop fans.

However, in the Korean entertainment industry, there are also many cases where they decided to leave the group, but after a while they reunited, surprising fans.

Sunmi (Wonder Girls)

Sunmi debuted with Wonder Girls in 2007

Before succeeding with her current solo career, Sunmi had a time as a “piece” of Wonder Girls. The owner of the hit Gashina officially debuted with Wonder Girls in 2007.

At that time, the JYP girl group achieved great success after a series of hits such as: Nobody, Tell Me, Irony.

After working with the group for about 3 years, Sunmi announced her departure in 2010 to pursue her studies.

After leaving the group, Sunmi worked as a solo under JYP Entertainment
Sunmi returns to activities with Wonder Girls after leaving the group

In 2013, the female singer returned to JYP Entertainment and had an extremely successful solo with the songs ” Full Moon, 24 Hours”.

It seemed that Sunmi would completely pursue a solo career from then on, but people were surprised when she continued to become a “piece” of Wonder Girls in 2015.

The group had a comeback following the band concept. before officially disbanding in 2017.

Mark (NCT Dream)

NCT Dream is the youngest sub-unit in the NCT system

In 2016, NCT Dream debuted as a 7-member group under SM Entertainment. The group attracts the public’s attention due to all young idols, Mark is the oldest member in this boygroup.

By 2020, SM announced that the group will have a graduation model, the members will leave when they turn 20 years old so that NCT Dream will always be the sub-unit with the youngest NCT members.

Mark turned 20 years old in 2019, so the male idol left the group in early 2020 according to regulations.

However, because the fan community of the group disagreed and NCT Dream is a sub-unit with a huge amount of album sales of the NCT system, SM abolished the graduation rule and developed the group in a fixed direction. Therefore, the male idol quickly returned to work with NCT Dream since then.

Mark continues to work with NCT Dream

Kiseop (U-KISS)

Kiseop worked with U-KISS for 10 years
Male idols are still active under the name U-KISS

U-Kiss debuted in 2008 with a 6-member lineup under NH Media. However, it was not until 2009 that Kiseop joined and promoted with the group until 2019 when his contract with the company expired.

By 2021, when all members left NH Media, Kiseop, Hoon and Soohyun together signed a contract with Tango Music in 2022. T

he three guys still took the name U-KISS for their group, so Kiseop still listed on the list of idols who left and then reunited with the group.

Minzy (2NE1)

2NE1 debuted with a 4-member lineup

2NE1 is one of the famous Gen 2 girl groups, under YG Entertainment. “BLACKPINK seniors” are famous for their girlcrush concept and catchy, colorful music.

The group debuted in 2009 with a 4-member lineup with many hits in their career such as: Fire, I Don’t Care, I Am The Best,…

Minzy promoted with the group as the main dancer and maknae until 2016, she decided not to renew her contract with YG Entertainment, 2NE1 also disbanded at the end of the year.

This made the group’s fan community extremely surprised and sad. After that, Park Bom decided to sign a contract with another agency, CL and Dara continue to work as solo artists until 2019 and 2021.

Minzy was the first member to leave 2NE1 which surprised everyone
2NE1 had a reunion at Coachella that made the audience burst

Although the members are no longer active together, the members still maintain a close relationship and often meet.

A surprise came to the group’s fanbase when Minzy reunited with 2NE1 on the Coachella stage earlier this year with their stylish performance.

Even after all these years, 2NE1 still proves to fans that they will always deliver amazing and explosive stages for fans.

Euaerin (NINE MUSES)

Euaerin was in the original NINE MUSES lineup
Euaerin continues to participate in NINE MUSES after leaving the group for a while.

NINE MUSES was launched in 2010 with a 9-member lineup under Star Empire. Euaerin was one of the original lineup, but she left the group a year later to focus on her studies.

Euaerin then rejoined the group in August 2011 and promoted with them until the end of her contract in 2016 – a year before the group disbanded.

She promoted with the group until 2016

Heesun (Pink Fantasy)

Pink Fantasy is a girl group that debuted with an 8-member lineup in 2018 under the management of MyDoll Entertainment.

Heesun then left the group in 2019 due to health reasons but rejoined 1 year later as a “new member” during the promotion for the song ” Lemon Candy ” .

In subsequent comebacks, she also regularly participates as a “guest member”.

Heesun returns to the group as a “new member”

Yoon Kye Sang (god)

god is one of the legendary groups of kpop

god is the first K-pop boy group that debuted in 1999 under the management of SidusHQ.

The group debuted with a 5-member lineup and became one of the legendary boy groups, paving the way for the development of Kpop.

Although the working time is not long, but god is one of the rare Korean artists to own an album that has sold millions of copies, and owns a lot of hits that still make the hearts of many people to this day. That’s why for the Korean public, the first and forever “national group” title is god.

Yoon Kye Sang reunited with god in 2014

Member Yoon Kye Sang left the group in 2004, after which, god also transferred management rights to JYP Entertainment.

But only for a short time, the group suddenly stopped working from 2006 to 2014. Because of the long hiatus, it seemed like a disbandment, so god had a reunion that made the fans burst with excitement.

Full 5 members, including Yoon Kye Sang in 2014 and continue to be active until now.



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