Meet the 5 Youngest Kpop Idols

The youngest Kpop idols are Junghwan, Win, Dohyon, Jeongwoo, and Jinwoo. These performers are members of the Korean pop music industry who perform under a subsidiary group.

The name Kpop, which stands for the Korean pop music industry, became famous in the 2000s. Korean pop music comprises different groups of girls and boys who operate under various entertainment agencies. The music industry accepts teenagers from the age of 14 and trains them to sing in different genres and languages.

Who are the Youngest Kpop Idols?

Kpop groups have been known to have idols as young as 14 years old. The music industry trains young singers to become more familiar with the industry and helps them to lay a solid foundation for their future music. They can also strengthen bonds with other members of the industry.

They are mostly trained to sing in genres like rock, jazz, hip hop, electronic dance, folk, country, reggae, rap, and many more. Other languages that Kpop idols sing in are Engish and Japanese. Here are the five youngest Kpop idols in the Korean entertainment industry:

1. Junghwan 

  • Date of birth: February 18, 2005
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Age of Debut: 15 years (7 August 2020)
  • Group: Treasure
  • Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae

Youngest Kpop Idols

So Jung Hwan, who goes by the professional name Junghwan, is a South Korean singer born on February 18, 2005. He is one of the youngest Kpop idols that performs under the TREASURE group under YG Entertainment. The Kpop idol was the third person to be announced as a member of the group after he took part in the YG Entertainment survival show titled YG Treasure Box.

The Kpop idol, together with his group, released their debut album titled THE FIRST STEP: CHAPTER ONE. He trained for 9 months to become an idol and was also a kid model who appeared in many commercials. Prior to his Kpop fame, So Jung Hwan was skilled at acrobatics because he was a member of the dance/Taekwondo group K-Tigers. Currently, So Jung Hwan and his group are seen to be on a fast rise to public recognition and have released about four albums.

2. Win

  • Date of Birth: December 19, 2004
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Age of Debut: 16 years (27 February 2020)
  • Group: MCND
  • Position: Rapper, Maknae

Youngest Kpop Idols

Bang Jun Hyuk, who goes by the stage name Win, is a South Korean rapper. He is one of the youngest Kpop idols under the MCND group under TOP Entertainments. The youngster was discovered when he made an appearance in the show, Under 19. Though the rapper had a childhood dream of being a boxer, he finally had a worthwhile drift from his dream.

In 2020, he made his debut with his crew, MCND. He is one of the youngest Kpop idols who has ever performed with his group in a show. According to reports, Win trained for 2 years and 6 months before performing with the group.

Win was one of the contestants in the 2021 High School Rapper 4. He also participated in Show Me The Money 10, in which he was eliminated in the second round of 60-second beat rap. The rapper got his first writing acknowledgment in 2020 when he wrote the song Top Gang for the Album Into the Ice Age.

3. Dohyon 

  • Date of Birth: November 10, 2004
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Age of Debut: 16 years (27 February 2020)
  • Group: H&D
  • Position: Rapper and songwriter

Nam Do Hyonn is a South Korean rapper and songwriter popularly known as Dohyon. Born on November 10, 2004, he is one of the youngest Kpop idols who was a member of the boy group BAE173. Currently, he is a member of X1, now renamed to H&D, under MBK Entertainment. The South Korean rapper participated in the 2018 MBC survival show titled Under 19, emerging as the 42nd person.

He further represented the Mnet boy group under the MBK Entertainment group at the 2019 Produce X 101. In 2019, after finishing in eighth place in the Produce X101 show, he became part of the X1. On August 27, 2019, the group made its formal debut, releasing their mini album, Quantum Leap.

By January 6, 2020, the organizations in charge of the members’ representation declared that the group had broken up. This was because the organizers were unable to agree on anything after the Produce 101 vote-rigging scandal. On April 21, 2020, he made his music debut with his fellow label mate Hangyul, under their own name, H&D. The duo broke up for unknown reasons after the release of the album Umbrella on September 23, 2020.

Currently, Dohyon has been making waves as a songwriter and has some notable songs to his credit. Some of his written songs are 2021 Trace and I Can’t Sleep, which are under the BAE173 album titled Intersection Trace. He has also written songs for some artists and groups like Luminous, Classy, My Teenage Girl, BAE173, and H&D.

4. Jeongwoo 

  • Date of birth: September 28, 2004
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Age of Debut: 16 (September 7, 2020)
  • Group: Treasure
  • Position: Vocalist

Park Jeong Woo is a South Korean musician, born on September 28, 2004, famously known by his stage name Jeongwoo. He became the fifth member to be announced in the TREASURE group after participating in the YG entertainment new survival show titled YG Treasure Box in 2018. The group sings in both Japanese and Korean languages.

They sing music genres like kpop, pop music, rapping, hip hop, J-pop, dance-pop, Korean ballads, and many more. Together with other members of the group, they have released about four albums. Asides from music, he has also appeared as a guest artist on a few television shows, including the 2021 SBS My Little Old Boys and the 2021 tvN Amazing Saturday.

5. Jinwoo 

  • Date of birth: September 13, 2004
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Age of Debut: 15 years old (18 September 2019)
  • Group: Ghost9
  • Position: Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist

Youngest Kpop Idols

Lee Jin Woo is a South Korean rapper, dancer, and vocalist who was born on September 13, 2004. He is one of the youngest Kpop idols that performed under the Teen Teen group before moving to Ghost9 under Maroo Entertainment. He made his debut as a member of the Teen Teen group on September 18, 2019.  He is currently a vocalist under his entertainment agency.

The rapper attended the Hanlim Music Arts School under the practical dance program. It is believed that he got he developed his exceptional dancing skills at the music arts school. Lee Jin Woo was one of the Produce X 101 contestants under the performing group TEEN TEEN. After their debut in 2019, the dancer moved to join GHOST9 and performed with the group in the 2020 competition.

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