2022 is gonna be an exciting year for all you K-pop fans out there, as a number of famous male idols are set to be make their return after undergoing several months of hiatus due to their mandatory military enlistment.
For those who are interested, check out the list of the singers who will finally be discharged from the military this year. Before we proceed with the list, do take note that some of these dates might end up changing depending on military status amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
1. WINNER’s Lee Seunghoon (이승훈)
Seunghoon (also known as Hoony) was discharged from the military on 15th January 2022. He was the second member of his group to enlist in the military, he also served as a public service worker. During WINNER’s V Live session, the four members also hinted that they’re currently in the midst of preparing for their full group comeback.
We certainly can’t wait to hear more of that!
2. Block B’s Zico (지코)
The Block B hit-maker was officially discharged on 29th April 2022. Speaking of Block B, it was previously revealed by several music industry insiders that member P.O. has submitted a request to the Military Manpower Administration to postpone his enlistment until December of last year. The “Hotel Del Luna” actor is set to enlist in the military this March.
3,4,5. EXO’s Suho (수호), Chanyeol (찬열) & Chen (첸)
Suho was the third member of EXO to enter the military following Xiumin and D.O (both of them were officially discharged last year). The EXO leader was officially discharged on 13rd February, while Chen was officially discharged on 26th April. Chanyeol is set to be discharged from the military on 22nd September.
6. SHINee’s Taemin (태민)
SHINee World, rejoice! SHINee will be reuniting as a whole group with their maknae, Taemin, getting discharged towards the end of the year. He will be discharged from the military on 30th November 2022.
7. Infinite’s L (Kim Myungsoo, 김명수)
The idol-actor will be discharged on 21st August 2022. He will be the last member from the Woollim Entertainment boy group to be discharged from the military.
8. Pentagon’s Hui (후이)
Pentagon leader Hui will be returning to his group this year! The “Shine” singer will be discharged on 30th August 2022.
9. KARD’s J.seph (제이셉)
J,Seph (real name Kim Taehyung) was officially discharged on 4th April 2022. We’re looking forward for the co-ed group’s comeback as a full group soon! ;)
10. DAY6’s Sungjin (성진)
In all honesty. we feel like it’s just yesterday when Sungjin dropped the news that he’d be enlisting. Fast forward to several months later, it’s revealed that the “Sweet Chaos” vocalist will be discharged on 7th September 2022. Meanwhile, his group members, Young K and Dowoon, are currently serving in the military.
Are you ready to greet these idols back from the military?
Sources: Jazmine Media (1)(2)(3).
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