It’s always sad when a K-Pop group disbands, whether it’s due to contract expirations or more dramatic reasons. What’s more tragic, however, is when a group ends up disbanding before they even really have the chance to enjoy being a K-Pop group. There are many groups that end up disbanding after a couple of years, but the following artists take the title for having the fastest disbandments in K-Pop history. Here are those 5 groups.
XUM (Xumething Unlimited Move) debuted on September 24, 2020 with the single album Ddalala. They were a three-member girl group under Kpop Live Entertainment, made up of three of the former members of disbanded group Neon Punch (Daeyeon, Baekah, and Iaan).
Neon Punch had disbanded due to complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and unfortunately, this new re-debuted group didn’t last long, as they ended up disbanding on June 1, 2021 after only about 9 months together.
4. Bob Girls
Bob Girls debuted on June 10, 2014 with the album The 1st Single Album. They were a four-member girl group under Chrome Entertainment, and were known for their bob haircuts that broke the more common norm of long hair at the time. This gave them enough media coverage to allow them to promote a B-side track along with their debut song, “No Way”, and they even put out a summer repackaged album.
Unfortunately, only 8 months after the group’s debut, member Jina was diagnosed with encephalitis, which made her unable to continue to promote and perform without a long period of rest and recovery. Because of this, the group decided to disband on February 24, 2015.
Kiss&Cry debuted on January 24, 2014 with the digital single “Domino Game”. They were a four-member girl group under Winning Insight M, and included former Bella member Bohye and soloist Dia.
The group lasted long enough to have one comeback with the song “Revenge” on May 7 of the same year, but on September 5 it was announced that member Haena had left the group due to her contract expiring. Because of this, the group ended up disbanding after only about 7 months together.
1NB (1 New Best) debuted on November 29, 2017 with the single “Where U At”. They were a five-member group under Trivus Entertainment, though they had previously released a 9-minute-long horror-themed pre-debut music video, “Stalker”, with just three of the members.
Their pre-debut song ended up getting over 1 million views in 8 days and even got praise from the Japanese horror comic artist Junji Ito. Despite their promising start in the industry, however, they announced their sudden disbandment only 5 months later on April 27, 2018, and the reason for it is still unknown.
SOLIA (Special Our Light Influence Artist) debuted on August 17, 2021 with the digital single “Dream”. They were a five-member girl group under Space Music Entertainment, with some of the members being formerly part of the group SIOSIJAK.
Shockingly, however, only five days after their debut, it was announced that SOLIA would be disbanding on August 22, 2021. The reason given was that the members all had different ideas on where they wanted their careers to go, and they decided that it would be better to disband so that they could all pursue their individual interests.