10 K-Pop Idols once were JYP’s Trainees

K-Pop idols switching companies during their trainee days is nothing new. Here are 10 K-Pop Idols once were JYP’s Trainees.

1. Daehwi & Woojin (AB6IX)

10 K-Pop Idols once were JYP's Trainees - Daehwi

10 K-Pop Idols once were JYP's Trainees - Woojin

Daehwi and Woojin were both trainees at JYP Entertainment before they found their way to Brand New Music. This would explain why the two are extremely close with artists from JYP Entertainment, such as Stray Kids.

2. CL (Former member of 2NE1)

10 K-Pop Idols once were JYP's Trainees - CL

CL was originally a trainee at JYP Entertainment but switched to YG Entertainment due to being a fan of Teddy Park, who is one of the main producers at YG. He has worked on the majority of 2NE1‘s discography, a substantial number of Big Bang’s releases, and hits such as Seven’s “Passion”, Uhm Jung-hwa’s “D.I.S.C.O.”, and Sunmi’s “Gashina”. Recently, he has been a major producer for the girl group Blackpink‘s materials.

3. Chungha

10 K-Pop Idols once were JYP's Trainees - Chungha

Chungha got accepted into JYP Entertainment after getting third place in JYP Entertainment’s 2012 audition. However, Chungha ultimately left the company after her pre-debut group broke up.

4. Peniel (BTOB)

10 K-Pop Idols once were JYP's Trainees - Peniel

Peniel was originally a trainee at JYP Entertainment, and he had quite a unique audition. He eventually left the company and joined Cube Entertainment, which is where he debuted as a member of BTOB.

5. Shownu (MONSTA X)

Next in the list of 10 K-Pop Idols once were JYP‘s Trainees is Shownu. Shownu was a trainee at JYP Entertainment and trained for many years alongside the members of GOT7. He was later let go by the company but found his way to Starship Entertainment, which is where debuted as the leader of MONSTA X.

6. Doojoon & Gikwang (HIGHLIGHT)

Doojoon

 

Gikwang

Both Doojoon and Gikwang were trainees at JYP Entertainment before they moved to Cube Entertainment, which is where they debuted as members of BEAST.

7. Youngjae (Former member of B.A.P)

Youngjae was a trainee at JYP Entertainment but ultimately left the company due to personal reasons. He was later accepted by TS Entertainment, which is where he debuted as a member of B.A.P.

8. Hoya (Former member of INFINITE)

Before he got accepted into Woollim Entertainment, Hoya was a trainee at JYP Entertainment.

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