With groups like Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, 2NE1 and more closing the curtains, only a handful of 2nd generation K-Pop groups (debuted 2000-2010) continue on. Here is a list of the idol groups who are still active in the industry.
TVXQ! debuted back in December 2003 and has made history throughout their decade. After the departure of JYJ in 2010, the group continued until the members took a hiatus for their military service in 2015. Now that both members are out, TVXQ! is set to come back with a new album in 2017.
Other groups listed: SuJu, BigBang, FTIsland, 2PM, SHINee, and others.
2nd Generation is 2000 – 2010 based on this article, but where are BoA and Rain? I guess they aren’t considered a ‘group’ but solo artists, still I think they paved the way in our 2nd Generation list!