First K-Pop Groups: The History Of The Innovators Of This Music Vibe



#9 –  H.O.T.

Also under SM Entertainment, this group, with members Moon Hee-joon, Jang Woo-hyuk, Tony An, Kangta, and Lee Jae-won, was launched in 1996. They were active until 2001 but had an issue with their contract with their label. The group went back in 2018 through a concert. Their popularity reached Japan and China.

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