K-Pop Idols Required To Enlist In The Military In 2019

In May 2018, the military enlistment law in South Korea changed, reducing the maximum age at which mandatory service can be delayed (from 30 to 28).

Because of this, male celebrities who were born in the year 1989 had to enlist this year, such as Highlight’s Yoon Doojoon, CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa, and 2AM’s Jo Kwon.

Now 2019 is fast approaching and stars who are born in the year 1990 will have to prepare for their upcoming enlistment.

BIGBANG’s Seungri

Seungri is the youngest member of BIGBANG. Currently, all of the members except Seungri are serving in the military.

The singer and entrepreneur previously said that he would enlist in early 2019 so that BIGBANG could promote again as a whole group quickly as possible.

EXO’s Xiumin

As the oldest member of EXO, Xiumin will be the first from the boy group to enlist in the military.

Highlight’s Yang Yoseob

After sending fellow member Yoon Doojoon off to the military this year, Yang Yoseob will be the next member from Highlight to enlist.

In October, Around Us Entertainment announced that Yang Yoseob would be enlisting on January 24 as a conscripted policeman after applying and completing the interview.

Highlight’s Lee Gikwang

Lee Gikwang applied to become a conscripted policeman along with fellow member Yang Yoseob and was accepted in the 363rd recruitment. He will be enlisting sometime in January.

BTOB’s Minhyuk

Minhyuk will be the second member of BTOB to enlist following leader Eunkwang. He has already been accepted to serve as a conscripted policeman, but his enlistment date has not been confirmed yet.

2PM’s Junho

Junho debuted in 2008 as a member of 2PM and gained attention for his resemblance to Rain.

Since then, he successfully branched out to acting and has appeared in films “Twenty” and “Cold Eyes” as well as dramas “Chief Kim,” “Just Between Lovers,” and “Wok of Love.”

Check out Junho in the romantic comedy “Wok of Love” below!

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2PM’s Chansung

Chansung first debuted as an actor in the 2007 sitcom “Unstoppable Highkick” before debuting as a member of 2PM.

Since then, he has continued to pursue acting and most recently appeared in the widely popular drama “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” where he was praised for his acting.

Check out the first episode of “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” below:

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FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki

After kicking off his career as a child actor in 2002 through “Magic Kid Masuri,” Lee Hong Ki debuted as a member of FTISLAND in 2007. He has also appeared in dramas such as “You’re Beautiful” and “Hwayugi.”

Watch Lee Hong Ki in an episode of “Hwayugi” now!

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FTISLAND’s Choi Jong Hun

Fellow FTISLAND bandmate, Choi Jong Hun, is also born in 1990. FTISLAND will be having fan meetings in Japan in January.


VIXX’s Leader, N, is the eldest member of of this group being born on June 30, 1990. N is currently acting in “Children of Nobody.”

VIXX’s Leo

Leo, who is the same age as his fellow member N, will also be enlisting soon. He is currently performing in the musical “Elisabeth.”

Bang Yong Guk

Bang Yong Guk left TS Entertainment and group B.A.P in August. The artist was born in March 31, 1990 putting him in consideration for enlistment in 2019.

B.A.P’s Himchan

Himchan is also the same age as Bang Yong Guk and will be eligible for enlistment too.

INFINITE’s Dongwoo

After leader Sungkyu, Dongwoo is the second oldest member of INFINITE. Sungkyu enlisted in May and Dongwoo will be following him in 2019.

Block B’s Taeil

Taeil’s groupmate Jaehyo recently enlisted, and Taeil will need to enlist soon as well. The singer recently held his first solo concerts.

Block B’s B-Bomb

B-Bomb’s birthday falls in between Taeil’s and Jaehyo’s. He recently appeared in JTBC’s “Awesome Feed.”

Thunder (Park Sang Hyun)

Born on July 10, 1990, Thunder will need to enlist sometime soon. The singer recently finished his first solo concert.

24K’s Kisu (Soo)

Kisu’s enlistment was announced earlier this May. After enlisting earlier this month, his solo track titled “Goodbye” on December 31 at 12 a.m. KST. He has also decided to use the stage name “Soo” for this solo release.

ZE:A’s Ha Minwoo

Ha Minwoo has been active as a solo artist and has a performance coming up in Japan in January.

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