Hierarchy of K-Pop Idols by Debut

Recently, many netizens were amazed to see a post detailing the debut of idols from 1996 to 2008. The post is currently the hottest trending article on various Korean portals and lists all the idols by debut period starting with H.O.T. in 1996. The nineties group, also known as the “first generation idols,” include H.O.T. Sechskies, S.E.S., and more. As shown in the gallery, solo artists like BoA and Psy took over the first half of the 2000s. They were soon followed by groups like DBSK, Super Junior, and more. The post also drew attention with its use of rather comical photos of the idols, humoring many of their fans.

Many netizens who saw the post commented, “I didn’t know BoA was Psy’s sunbae,” “It was probably harder to find such photos than nicer ones,” “Where did he/she find all this,” and more.

Scroll through the “Idol Debut Hierarchy” by clicking on the arrows at the bottom right hand corner of the black box.

H.O.T.
Debut: September 1996

Sechskies
Debut: April 1997 

Baby V.O.X.
Debut: July 1997 

S.E.S.
Debut: November 1997 

Shinhwa
Debut: March 1998 

 Fin.K.L.
Debut: May 1998

g.o.d.
Debut: January 1999

BoA
Debut: August 2000

Psy
Debut: January 2001

Jewelry
Debut: March 2001 

Buzz
Debut: October 2003

DBSK
Debut: December 2003 

Younha
Debut: September 2004

SS501
Debut: June 2005

Super Junior
Debut: November 2005 

 Brown Eyed Girls
Debut: March 2006

Big Bang
Debut: August 2006

Wonder Girls
Debut: February 2007

Kara
Debut: March 2007

Son Dambi
Debut: June 2007

Girls’ Generation
Debut: August 2007

 

Davichi
Debut: January 2008 

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