YG Entertainment dropped some additional info on their upcoming two girl groups as well as 2NE1’s approximate album release date.
On August 13, YGE spoke with local media Star News and said, “Su Pearls will debut in September, while our other new girl group will debut in October.”
Su Pearls is the four member girl group formed by contestants from SBS “K-Pop Star.” They will replace Park Ji Min with the runner up Lee Ha Yi, since Park Ji Min signed with JYP Entertainment after winning the show, but the other three members, Lee Michelle, Lee Seung Joo, and Lee Jung Mi, will remain the same.
Although they trained together for a very short time, Yang Hyun Suk said he believes Su Pearls are ready to debut in September. Also, he said he wanted to debut the group as early as possible in order to show his appreciation to all the “K-Pop Star” fans.
Shortly after Su Pearls’ debut, YGE will showcase their much anticipated new girl group. No word has come out regarding their group name, but YGE has released the profile of the five members through its official blog, YG-Life, over the last few months. It’s still unclear what the new girl group will look like, but since it’s their first girl group in three and a half years since 2NE1’s debut, fans and the press are eagerly waiting to see them.
“We still can’t reveal the actual number of members, but we’re aiming for an October debut,” YGE told Star News.
The report added YGE is looking to release several more albums before the end of this year, including G-Dragon’s solo album, PSY’s new single, and Epik High’s new album. It also added 2NE1’s new album will come out around October this year.