It is common to have the impression that any K-pop group that is not signed to one of the “Big 4” record labels is somewhat underrated in the industry. There are a lot of outstanding groups from medium-sized firms that have great music and a committed following, yet their fans believe they should get more recognition than they currently have. Rocket Punch, a girl trio signed to Woollim Entertainment, appears to be a good fit in this scenario. They are amazing, but don’t you sometimes find yourself wishing that they were in the news a little bit more frequently? In spite of this, their Ketchy fan base will continue to adore them! Rocket Punch first made their appearance on the music scene on August 7, 2019, releasing their debut mini-album titled Pink Punch along with their debut single titled “BIM BAM BUM.” To provide context for how old the members of Rocket Punch are now compared to when they first debuted, the following table provides both the members’ current ages and the dates on which they celebrated their birthdays: Juri, Yeonhee, Suyun, Yunkyoung, Sohee, and Dahyun.
Age and birthday information for each of the Rocket Punch members, including how old they are
Juri was born on October 3, 1997, making her current age 26 years old.
Yeonhee was born on December 6th, 2000, making her current age 22 years old.
Suyun was born on March 17, 2001, making her current age 22 years old.
Yunkyoung was born on November 1st, 2001, making her current age 21 years old.
Sohee was born on August 14, 2003, making her current age 20 years old.
Dahyun was born on April 29th, 2005, making her current age 18 years old.
With this information, we are able to determine that the members of Rocket Punch were the ages listed below when they made their debut in August of 2019: Dahyun was only 14 years old, while Juri was 21 years old, Yeonhee was 18, Suyun was 18, Yunkyoung was 17, and Sohee was 15 (almost 16). As Dahyun had just turned 14 a few short months before the group’s debut, she is without a doubt the maknae (Korean for “youngest member of the group”). As was the case with Jiyoung in KARA or, more recently, Hyein in NewJeans or Kaedan in Fantasy Boys, the age of 14 is typically the youngest that an idol will debut. This is something that we have mentioned quite a few times.
Juri, who hails from Japan and is a member of Rocket Punch, is the group’s senior member, despite the fact that Yeonhee is the group’s leader. Juri was a former member of the well-known and successful Japanese pop group AKB48. It is deceptively difficult to pinpoint the exact day that Juri first performed in Japan because the process of joining AKB48 and advancing through the group’s ranks is somewhat convoluted. As a result, determining when Juri first performed in Japan is impossible. But at the time of her debut in Japan, she was probably only 13 or 14 years old.
Once you have their current age, the age they were when they made their debut, and the birthdays of each member of Rocket Punch, you will have all of the information you need to determine how old members Juri, Yeonhee, Suyun, Yunkyoung, and Dahyun are. This is one of those times when getting punched in the face is actually enjoyable.