Groups that are active in 2020 all seem so young especially as maknaes are now born as early as 2005. It’s easy to think, therefore, that some senior idols are much older. In reality, they also debuted at young ages.

To put things into perspective, here are the Korean standard average birth years of several groups if they were to debut now! Check them out from the eldest member’s age to the youngest.

1. NU’EST

Age during debut: 20, 18, 18, 18, 18
Birth year if they were to debut now: 2001, 2003, 2003, 2003, 2003

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2. SHINee

Age during debut: 20, 19, 18, 18, 16
Birth year if they were to debut now: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2003, 2005

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3. BTOB

Age during debut: 23, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18
Birth year if they were to debut now: 1998, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

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4. EXO

Age during debut: 23, 22, 22, 21, 21, 21, 20, 19, 19
Birth year if they were to debut now: 1998, 1999, 1999, 2000, 2000, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2002

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5. BTS

Age during debut: 22, 21, 20, 20, 19, 19, 17
Birth year if they were to debut now: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2002, 2002, 2004

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6. GOT7

Age during debut: 22, 21, 21, 21, 19, 18, 18
Birth year if they were to debut now: 1999, 2000, 2000, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2003

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7. WINNER

Age during debut: 24, 23, 22, 21
Birth year if they were to debut now: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

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8. SEVENTEEN

Age during debut: 21, 21, 21, 20, 20, 20, 20, 19, 19, 19, 18, 18, 17

Birth year if they were to debut now: 2000, 2000, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2001, 2001, 2002, 2002, 2002, 2003, 2003, 2004

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