Pre-debut group Trainee A was as soon as anticipated to be one in all HYBE’s grandest initiatives, solely to later fall via
In January 2022, HYBE’s pre-debut group, Trainee A, was formally launched with 7 members, together with Leo, Yorch, Sangwon, Woochan, James, JJ, and Jihoon. As there have been already actions of those trainees beforehand, the group instantly garnered a hefty fanbase, and was anticipated to debut for actual in 2023.
Nevertheless, in August 2022, Leo, a core member, grew to become embroiled in an argument over “misogynistic lyrics”, and finally left the mission.
In December 2022, official accounts of Trainee A have been all closed, and Yorch revealed on his Instagram that “the mission has been ended”, leaving many followers devastated.
With Trainee A formally canceled, every member has launched into their separate paths.
Leo, as an illustration, joined 131 Label – the company of former iKON’s B.I, in July 2023. He then launched the one “One Look”.
In the meantime, Sangwon has launched a number of songs on Soundcloud, and Woochan created an Instagram account the place he sometimes updates followers on his present scenario.
In April 2023, Yorch made his solo debut in Thailand with the digital single “Seven”. In October of the identical yr, he formally grew to become a member of Kpop boy group POW.
Lastly, JJ and Jihoon have been suspected to debut with Pledis’ upcoming boy group within the first quarter of 2024. The 2 allegedly attended a SEVENTEEN live performance earlier in 2023, and James not too long ago appeared as a dancer for BTS’s Jungkook.
While many followers are disenchanted over by no means attending to see Trainee A as a gaggle, many are glad that every member are following their very own path and hope for his or her success sooner or later.