K-pop sub-units we miss listening to

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) — The word "sub-unit" is making waves online, thanks to a television blunder where a host mispronounced it.

But what exactly is a sub-unit?

A sub-unit refers to a smaller group of K-pop idols - a duo, trio, or even more - who come from an existing group.

Among the anticipated sub-units to debut this year is MISAMO, which consists of Twice's Japanese members Mina, Sana, and Momo. Just this month, Seventeen's BSS (BooSeokSoon) also made their comeback after five years.

Here are some K-pop sub-units that we want to see perform once again:

Super Junior-K.R.Y. - K-pop legends Super Junior pioneered the sub-unit concept with K.R.Y., which is composed of the group's main vocalists Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung.

K.R.Y. made its debut in 2006 with the song "The One I Love," the official soundtrack for Korean drama "Hyena."

EXO-CBX - Boy group EXO had its first sub-unit with members Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin, or better known as CBX.

The trio released their first mini album in 2006 titled "Hey Mama!"

CBX's last single was "Paper Cuts" in 2019.

EXO-SC - This is EXO's second sub-unit with the group's rappers Chanyeol and Sehun. The duo made their debut with "What a Life" in 2019, followed by "1 Billion Views" in 2020.

Girls' Generation-TTS - Girls' Generation, one of the K-pop queens, had its vocalists Taeyon, Tiffany, and Seohyun form a trio called "TTS" in 2012. Long-time K-pop fans surely remember TTS's debut song "Twinkle."

Mamamoo+ - Vocal powerhouse Mamamoo released its first sub-unit "Mamamoo+" with Solar and Moonbyul in 2022. They are expected to make a comeback this year, according to reports.

MOBB - A rap duo composed of Winner's Mino and iKON's Bobby, MOBB was formed by YG Entertainment in 2016. The duo released their mini album on the same year with their single "Hit Me."

GD x Taeyang - With the members of the legendary group Big Bang slowly getting active again, the return of the GD x Taeyang sub-unit seems inevitable. G-Dragon and Taeyang made waves in 2014 with "Good Boy."