The only 2nd generation boy groups left in K-Pop

As competitive as the K-Pop industry is, many groups that debut each year disband or become active due to various reasons beyond their control.

Over 60 boy groups debuted during the second generation of K-Pop, but only a few boy groups are still active today.

1. BF (formerly known as boyfriend)

Bf (Previously known Boyfriend) debuted on May 26, 2011 with “Boyfriend”.

The group was originally under Starship Entertainment, who announced their disbandment in May 2019. The group celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2021 before releasing another album under the new name BF later that year. The group will hold their 12th annual fan meeting on May 26, 2023.

2. Teen Top

Tin top The six-member group debuted on July 9, 2010 with “Applause”.

The group had a period of inactivity as members completed their military service, but recently announced that they will be returning sometime this year.

3. Infinite

Infinite It debuted in June 2010 with “Back Again”.

The rest of the members have completed their military service and announced that they will form the Group Operations Agency on May 8, 2023.


DGNA (Also known as The boss) debuted in March 2010 with “Admiring Son”.

The group has been active in Japan and recently appeared on the survival show A busy time. On May 20, the trio held a sold-out fan meeting.


CNBLUE It debuted on January 14, 2010 with “I’m Lonely”.

The group released their latest Japanese single, “To Light Up,” on October 19, 2022.

6. 2PM

2 o’clock in the evening They made their debut on August 29, 2008 with “10 of 10”.

Although the group’s final comeback will be in 2021, they have remained as a group while continuing their solo career.

7. 2AM

2AM They performed for the first time in July 2008 with “This Song”.

The group took a long break before coming back together Balas 21 f/w In 2021

8. Shiny

SHINee made their debut in May 2008 with “Play Again”.

The group released “Don’t Call Me” in 2021 before Taemin’s military enlistment, and will hold a fan meeting for their fifteenth anniversary at the end of May. The group has plans for group activities this year.


BIGBANG They made their debut in August 2006.

Following their comeback with “Still Life” in 2022, only G-Dragon remains under YG Entertainment, although the members say they still participate in group activities.

10. Super Junior

Super Junior In the year It debuted in 2005 with the track “Twins (Ball Out)”. Super Junior 05.

His most recent release was a compilation album, the road, in January 2023, and the band completed their sixth world tour in April.

11. TVXQ

TVXQ (Also known as DBSK) debuted in 2003 with “Hug”.

Now the duo Changmin And Yunho They have been active in releasing solo music and group tracks.

12. B1A4

B1A4 It was launched on April 23, 2011 with “OK”.

The group is now operating as a trio and released “Adore You” before Sandel’s mandatory military enlistment.

Some second-generation groups have been inactive but have plans for future activities block b And U-KISS.


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