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Meet All The K-pop Groups Under The IST Entertainment!

IST Entertainment is all set to debut its new boy group ‘ABØ’. Consisting of the winners of Kakao entertainment’s idol survival show ‘The Origin – A, B, Or What?’, the new seven-member boy group will soon be hitting the music charts. Even though IST Entertainment only came into existence in November 2021, the company is already home to some popular k-pop idol groups. Currently, under Kakao Entertainment, IST Entertainment is the result of the Cre. ker Entertainment and Play M merger.

Out of 10 contestants, only seven could make it to the final lineup. The upcoming boy group ABØ includes the now-former trainees Jeong Seunghwan, Oh Junseok, Seok Rakwon, Ryu Junmin, Bae Hyunjun, Yang Donghwa, and Kim Yeonkyu. As we get ready to welcome the whole new boy group, let us remember all the k-pop idol groups under IST Entertainment, i.e., the senior k-pop groups of ABØ.

Here Are All The K-pop Groups Under IST Entertainment:

Apink

Starting out as a seven-member girl group, APINK is now active as a five-member girl group. Currently, the girl group consists of members Chorong, Bomi, Eunji, Namjoo, and Hayoung. The five-member girl group has been together for over a decade now. Making its debut on April 19, 2011, Apink has released nine Korean EPs, four Korean studio albums, and three Japanese studio albums till now.

Also Read: Apink’s Son Naeun To Not Attend Promotions For Special Album Due To Overlapping Schedules

More About The APINK Members:

Park Cho Rong, aka Chorong, is the leader of the Apink. She serves as the lead dancer, vocalist, and rapper of the girl group. Yoon Bo Mi, aka Bomi, stays in the center and serves as the lead vocalist, main rapper, and main dancer of the girl group. Jung Hye Rim, aka Eunji, is the face of the group, along with being the main vocalist of the girl group. Kim Nam Joo, aka Namjoo, is the lead vocalist, lead dancer, and rapper of the girl group. Oh Ha Young, aka Hayoung, is the maknae of the girl group and serves as the vocalist and rapper.

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Know More About The K-pop Groups Under IST Entertainment: Naeun i.e. APINK’s Former Member (l); APINK Current Members (r)

Former member Son Na Eun aka Naeun, recently left the girl group a year after she left Play M Entertainment. Currently signed with YG Entertainment, Naeun has been focusing on her acting career full-time now. Another member Hong Yoo Kyung aka Yookyung, left Apink back in 2013 as she wanted to focus on her studies. Still dreaming of being a singer, she hopes to join the girl group once again.

Also Read: APINK’s Chorong To Finally Drop Charges Against Childhood Defamer, Kim

Viction

Viction is a seven-member boy group that made its debut on November 9, 2016, under Plan A Entertainment. The boy group consists of Seungwoo, Seungsik, Chan, Sejun, Hanse, Byungchan, and Subin. Active since 2016, Viction has had a total of two full albums, six mini-albums, 2 single albums, and one digital single. For their last comeback, Viction resorted to releasing digital albums instead of physical copies.

More About The Viction Members:

Kang Seung Sik aka Seungsik is the leader of the boy group. He serves as the main vocalist of the boy group. Han Seung Woo, aka Seungwoo, serves as the lead rapper, lead vocalist, and lead dancer of the boy group. Heo Chan, aka Chan, serves as the main dancer and vocalist of the boy group. Lim Se Jun aka Sejun is the face of the group. He serves as the lead vocalist and visual as well. Do Han Se, aka Hanse, serves as the main rapper and lead dancer. Choi Byung Chan, aka Byungchan, also serves as the visual and vocalist of the boy group. Jung Su Bin aka Subin is the maknae. He serves as the vocalist and rapper of the boy group.

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Also Read: VICTION Comebacks With A Mature & Sustainable Album ‘Chronograph’

The Boyz

Starting out as a 12-member boy group, ‘The Boyz’ is currently active as an 11-member boy group in the k-pop scene. Currently, ‘The Boyz’ consists of Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Sunwoo, Eric, Kevin, New, Q, Juhaknyeon Hyunjae, and Juyeon. Making their debut on December 6, 2017, under Cre. Ker Entertainment, The Boyz have 7 mini albums, 4 single albums, and digital singles, along with 1 Japanese mini-album and a full album.

The former member Heo Hyun Joon aka Hwall, used to be the lead dancer and rapper for the boy group. After sitting out of their promotions, Hwall announced that he was departing because of health issues.

More About The Members of The Boyz:

Lee Sang Yeon, aka Sangyeon, is the leader of The Boyz. He serves as the main vocalist of the boy group. Bae Joon Young, aka Jacob, serves as the lead vocalist of the boy group. Kim Young Hoon, aka Younghoon, serves as the visuals and sub-vocalist of the boy group. Lee Jae Hyun, aka Hyunjae, serves as the lead dancer, lead vocalist, and visuals of the boy group. Lee Ju Yeon aka Juyeon serves as the main dancer, sub-vocalist, and visuals of the boy group. Moon Hyung Seo, aka Kevin, serves as the lead vocalist of the boy group.

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Choi Chan Hee, aka New, serves as the main vocalist of the boy group. Ji Chang Min, aka Q, serves as the main dancer as well as sub-vocalist of the boy group. Zhou He Nian aka Juhaknyeon serves as the lead dancer, sub-vocalist, and rapper of the boy group. Kim Sun Woo aka Sunwoo serves as the main rapper, lead dancer, and sub-vocalist for the boy group. Son Young Jae, aka Eric, is the maknae of The Boyz. He serves as the lead rapper, lead dancer, and sub-vocalist of the boy group.

The former member Heo Hyun Joon aka Hwall, used to be the lead dancer and rapper for the boy group. After sitting out of their promotions, Hwall announced that he was departing because of health issues.

Also Read: The BOYZ Talk About Their Growth And Success With Star1!

Bandage

Starting out as a four-member group, ‘Bandage’ is currently active as a trio. As of now, ‘Bandage’ consists of Lee Chan Sol, Kang Kyoung Yoon, and Shin Hyun Bin. Participating in the survival show JTBC SuperBand, ‘Bandage’ made its debut on April 3, 2020, with the track “Invisibles”. As of now, the band has one studio album and two single albums. On April 4, 2022, Lim Hyeong Bin announced his departure from the rock band.

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More About The Members of ‘Bandage’:

Lee Chan Sol, aka Chansol, is the leader of the rock band. Along with the vocals, he also handles the acoustic guitar. Kang Kyoung Yoon, aka Kyungyoon, handles the drums in the band. Shin Hyun Bin, aka Hyunbin, is the maknae of the rock band. He handles the electric guitar in the rock band. Former member Lim Hyeongbin used to handle the acoustic guitar, bass, and piano along with vocals.

WEEEKLY

Previously known as PlayM Girls and FAVE Girls, WEEEKLY was originally a seven-member girl group. But currently, it is a six-member girl group. The group consists of Lee Soojin, Monday, Park Soeun, Lee Jaehee, Jihan, and Zoa. The girls made their debut on June 30, 2020, with their debut album ‘We Are’. As of now, WEEEKLY has four mini-albums to their name.

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More About The Members Of WEEEKLY:

Lee Soojin is the leader of the girl group. Taking the center, she serves as the main dancer, sub-vocalist, sub-rapper, and visuals of the girl group. Kim Ji Min, aka Monday, serves as the vocal leader, main vocalist, main dancer, and sub-rapper of the girl group. Park So Eun is also at the center. She serves as the dance leader, main dancer, and lead vocalist of the girl group. Lee Jae Hee serves as the sub-vocal and sub-rapper of the girl group. Han Ji Hyo, aka Jihan, serves as the lead vocalist and visual of the girl group. Jo Hye Won, aka Zoa, is the maknae of the girl group. She serves as the subvocal, sub-rapper, and visual.

Former member Shin Jiyoon used to serve as the lead vocalist and sub-rapper of the girl group. Jiyoon left the group on June 1, 2022, because of her mental health issues.

Also Read: ‘Weeekly’ Talk about their Transformation in ‘Ven Para’ & The Struggles

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