Top 5 youngest K-Pop idols in 2021


K-Pop groups are known to debut when the idols are only 14 years old. For example, SHINee’s Taemin is one of the most popular idols today, and he made his debut at the age of 14.

Her talent, fashion sense, and visionary choreography are things fans love. Other artists who debuted when they were 14 or 15 include solo artist IU, Maknae Jungkook from BTS, Jisung from NCT Dream, IN owned by Stray Kids, and Tzuyu from Twice.

Here is a list of artists who happen to be the youngest K-Pop idols in 2021.

5 youngest K-pop idols of 2021

Jang Won-young, formerly of Iz * One

Jang Won-young is better known as Wonyoung among fans, and the K-Pop idol was previously owned by IZ * One. The group split up after the end of their two-year contract. She’s also popular for becoming the winner of Mnet’s girl group survival reality show, Produce 48.

As a result, she also debuted with Iz * One in 2018 as the center of the group. The K-Pop idol was born on August 31, 2004 and is currently an intern at Starship Entertainment. IZ * One disbanded on April 29, 2021.


Ni-ki, the member of the ENHYPHEN group, styled as ‘EN-‘ is another K-Pop idol who debuted at the age of 15. He was born on December 9, 2005 and their group debuted in November 2020. The group was formed through the I-LAND Survival Competition and consists of seven members.

Ni-ki is the stage name of this idol. His birth name is Nishimura Riki and he is originally from Okayama, Japan. He is the main dancer and also the singer of the group. With 1,140,718 votes, Ni-ki secured fourth place on I-LAND.

ENHYPHEN is a group formed by Belift Lab. This is a collaborative project between CJ ENM and Hybe Corporation.


Another idol who debuted at the age of 15 is Junghwan, who belongs to K-Pop group TREASURE. The group was formed by YG Entertainment in 2019 and the group debuted in 2020. It was formed through the agency’s internal survival program. , the YG treasure box, in 2018.

TREASURE is made up of 12 members and the group is led by the two oldest members, Choi Hyun-suk and Jihoon. Born February 18, 2005, he is originally from Iksan, South Korea.


Another member who debuted at a young age was also from YG Entertainment’s TREASURE group. Jeongwoo was born on September 28, 2004. Jeongwoo and Junghwan were friends from before when they joined YG’s survival program, Treasure Box. They are from the same school and are from Iksan.

It was reported that Jeongwoo had registered just two days before the audition for the survival program. Still, he succeeded and also became a member of the K-pop boy group formed through the program.

Yuna is from Itzy

Itzy’s Yuna, born in 2003, debuted in 2019. She was 16 when she debuted. She went to Hanlim Multi Art School, where she studied in the practical dance department.

K-Pop idol Yuna was also part of a collaboration milestone called “MAKNAES”. It took place on December 18, 2020 and Oh My Girl’s Arin, IZ * ONE’s Wonyoung and (G) idle’s Shuhua also attended.

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