K-Pop boy groups that disbanded in 2021

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A number of exciting boy bands have emerged in the South Korean music industry in 2021, including Ciiper, Omega X, and Kingdom, to name a few. Meanwhile, several groups have finally said goodbye, ceasing operations as a unit after sharing their own brand of K-pop with fans around the world.

These are some of the most high-profile breakups among K-pop boy groups that have happened in 2021.

100%

South Korean boy band 100% has almost reached a full decade, which in the K-pop industry is a very long time. The group launched in 2012, and in the nine years they were together, they only released six EPs and never released a feature film. The outfit impressively reached the top 10 on the Gaon Albums chart with all their efforts. Less than a month before their contract expired, they shared the single “Beautiful Girl”, which ended up serving as their farewell.

Radiance

Since debuting in 2014, Hotshot has only produced a pair of EPs, and seeing as their last was released in 2018, it wasn’t entirely shocking when the announcement was made that the musicians would be parting ways. and that Hotshot was no more. Unfortunately, they seemed to be growing in popularity, as their latest EP, Early floweringbrought them to the top 10 of the Gaon Albums chart for the first time, and it only came out once.


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We in the area

In 2019, We in the Zone arrived, and they worked incredibly hard that year to create and release music and launch the band. The members were involved in writing and producing a good portion of their tracks, which separated them from some vocal acts in the South Korean music industry. They shared two EPs, and although both approached the top 10 on the Gaon Albums chart, neither broke into the competition zone. It didn’t take long for the members to start dropping out, and by early 2021 it was clear the act was no more.

Others

Four other boy groups from South Korea broke up in 2021, although they didn’t enjoy the same kind of commercial success as the three acts mentioned above. Fellow K-pop vocal troupes 1Team, ENOi, Seven O’Clock and Voisper are no longer making music, much to the chagrin of fans in their home countries.

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