As a K-Pop group progresses with its career, oftentimes there are changes to how the group presents itself, which members are given more or fewer lines than others, and other such changes as the members learn each others’ strengths and weaknesses.

Stray Kids’ Bang Chan

While sometimes these changes aren’t very drastic, other times it’s very obvious if you take a look at how the lines of groups were when they debuted compared to where they are now! There are many groups who have clearly changed their member with the most lines, or have visibly more even lines than when they debuted.

Stray Kids’ Felix

Here are the line distributions of the debut song compared to those of the most recently released single for 15 popular K-Pop boy groups.

1. BTS

Debut: “No More Dream”

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Most Recent Single: “Life Goes On”

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2. EXO

Debut (First with all 12): “Wolf” (Korean Ver.)

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Most Recent Single: “Obsession”

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3. GOT7

Debut: “Girls Girls Girls”

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Most Recent Single: “Last Piece”

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Debut: “Adore U”

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Most Recent Single: “Home;Run”

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5. iKON

Debut: “My Type”

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Most Recent Single: “Dive”

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6. Stray Kids

Debut: “District 9”

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Most Recent Single: “Back Door”

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7. NCT 127

Debut: “Firetruck”

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Most Recent Single: “Punch”

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Debut: “Trespass”

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Most Recent Single: “Love Killa”

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9. NCT U

Debut: “The 7th Sense”

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Most Recent Single: “90’s Love”

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10. TXT

Debut: “Crown”

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Most Recent Single: “Blue Hour”

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Debut: “Empty”

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Most Recent Single: “Remember”

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Debut: “Pirate King”

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Most Recent Single: “THANXX”

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Debut: “Gorilla”

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Most Recent Single: “Daisy”

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14. NCT Dream

Debut: “Chewing Gum”

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Most Recent Single: “Ridin’”

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15. Wanna One

Debut: “Energetic”

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Most Recent Single: “Spring Breeze”

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