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[NEWS] 120702 YGE to Debut Two New Girl Groups in September?

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The K-Pop rumor mill has been in full swing lately regarding YG Entertainment’s new girl groups. The latest rumor says YG is working on two girl groups, Su Pearls and YG’s own version of Girls’ Generation, under the goal of debuting them in September.

According to industry experts, YGE was indeed going to debut their own version of the Girls’ Generation. That’s why they revealed photos of five new trainees, including Kim Eunbi, Yuna Kim, and Jenny Kim, through their official blog earlier this year.

However, their plan hit a roadblock after YGE decided to bring in Su Pearls from SBS “K-Pop Star,” comprised of Lee Ha Yi, Michelle Lee, Lee Jung Mi, and Lee Seung Joo. Although the original member Park Ji Min signed with JYP Entertainment, YGE found a replacement in Lee Ha Yi, and Su Pearls were reported to be training under the goal of debuting in September as well. But most agencies don’t debut two new groups in the same month, so questions kept arising about the schedule of the two girl groups.

To get a clear answer on this, local media Sports Chosun caught up with Yang Hyun Suk recently, and asked when exactly the two groups are planning to debut.

“Nothing has been decided yet. We’re working extremely hard to make sure the group has a unique personality that stands out from the rest of the groups. But we’re not even sure if it’s going to be an eight member group or nine member group. We’ll probably get a better idea of the members one month before the release of their album,” Yang Hyun Suk was quoted as saying.

“For me, who’s managed Big Mama in the past, Su Pearls is a very special project. That’s why I’m directly involved with the group’s entire debut process. In fact, the YG version Girls’ Generation is all comprised of trainees, but Su Pearls has more big stage experience,” he added. “Both teams are working extremely hard now. The team that works harder will get to meet the fans first.”

We still have two months left till September, but the announcement can come out any time now. We’re expecting to find out in the next few weeks, after 2NE1 releases their album, but with YGE, you just never know what to expect. We’ll keep you posted on any breaking news, so keep checking back!

Source: Soompi

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[NEWS] 120611 ‘Full-Scale Effect’ Teaser Law for Rookie Idol Groups

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2012 is a cruel year for rookie idol groups. The reason being is that top-notch idol groups like Big Bang, 2AM, SHINee, ShinHwa, CNBlue and Miss A, who made a comeback all at the same time in spring, will also start with numerous activities this summer in order to reach out to the fans.

2NE1, f(x), Beast, and Infinite, who has already started with their promotions, will be focusing on their activities in mid-summer. As rookie idol groups, the chance of making a big break is small. This is one of the reasons why rookie idol groups have a rare chance to stand out from the rest this year.

Because of this, the agencies have started going all-out in introducing rookie idol groups even before their official debut because it will be difficult for a group if the agencies won’t let even their names be known. Hence, the agencies pay special attention to teasers. Before debut, groups are gaining more interest for their photos and teasers containing information about the group.

YG Entertainment makes good use of teasers for their so-called ‘YG Girl Group’ who will be debuting soon. They became a sensation as YG’s head, Yang Hyun Suk, released photos and videos of the members one by one with the phrase ‘Who’s That Girl”.

The teasers created a huge impact as they were released just in time with Big Bang’s comeback and Yang Hyun Suk’s guest appearances. The members dominate the real time searches each time a teaser is released. They revealed a practice video of Kim Eunbi and Yuna Kim whose faces have already been known as they both have appeared in the show “Superstar K”. As for the other new members, releasing a photo highlighting their looks or a dance video showing their distinct features worked out pretty well. They showed each member’s personality without revealing any detailed information about them.

Before they even get to stand onstage, rookie idol groups are putting instense effort on the teasers in order for them to be remembered by the public. As of late, this summer will be the start of the most intense competition in the music industry. Will these rookie idol groups be able to survive? It will be interesting to predict whether these rookie idol groups will still be as sensational as when their teasers were revealed after making a debut. Get to know these promising idol groups from their teasers.

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Source: Yahoo! Korea
Translated by:
meloncreme @ YGDreamers

[NEWS] 120514 Before the Race Even Starts: How YG Introduces New Girl Group

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YG Entertainment has totally embraced keeping things mysterious when it comes to their latest girl group. They’ve left nothing but breadcrumb-sized bites of information here and there over the last month, with only the first two members of the group have been introduced and confirmed. Super Star Kcompetitors Euna Kim and Kim Eunbi are in, we think, but only because photos with captions that read, “Who’s that girl??” have been released, imply that they could be potential members.

Considered one of the “Big Three” agencies, YG already has a reputation. So fans sense that YG must have something special on their hands for them to remain so tight-lipped about their new girl group. And of course, as a result, the “bread” at the end of the crumb trail seems all the more desirable. This method is obviously working. Just minutes after photos appeared on the YG Life Blog, this new mysterious group of girls immediately became the most popular topic on Korean search engines.

It’s so easy to fade into the background as a pre-debut rookie, when you’re barely a drop in the ocean when it comes to Korean dance/pop scene. There are just so many other soloists, bands and groups with a potentially similar visual or music aesthetic. However, fortunately for JJ Project, A-JAX and YG’s new girl group, their agencies are forward-thinking, providing them with the best head-starts they possibly can before official debut activities get underway.

Source: MTVK & ilove2NE1girls

[NEWS] 120514 Appearance is the Major Criteria for YG’s New Girlgroup?

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Head of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk gradually reveals the realities behind the girl group they are currently gearing.

The company’s official blog has been a great weapon to reveal the confirmed members for their upcoming girl group. Up until now, there are already 5 members revealed, yet the identities of the two “mystery girls” aren’t disclosed. Earlier, it has been announced to the public that the girls who appeared on MNET’s “Superstar K”, Euna Kim and Kim Eunbi will be a part of this team.

As YG teased fans with his sole technique, fans show greater interest unto them. The appearance of the members of this group evokes the topic that they are likely to become 2NE1 who appeared in the music industry just like an “Eye of the Storm”.

◇Keyword 1 – Number of 9?
The first keyword for YG’s new representative girl girl group is “Number of 9″. According to YG officials, the cast of this girl group has been completed, and it will have up to 7 members. But they added, Yang Hyun Suk has the thought to make this group a nine-member team.

An official from YG Entertainment revealed that”Yang Hyun Suk has confirmed that this group will have seven members. He just created a synthetic situation that this group will have 9 members. But, there’s a possibility that this team will have 9 members.” The officials also explained that this group is estimated to debut by September.

On the girl group market, “9” is a meaningful number. For several years now, girl groups with 9 members dominates the music industry and gain much popularity and attention from the public, and a great example is SM Entertainment’s girl group, Girls Generation. Creating new girl groups with a similar number like Girl s Generation is not an easy task, especially you have to combine good looks with talent.

It has also been specified that they will hold their debut on September. Typically for the music scene, prior to the end of promotions, it’s the time when rookies attract the most attention. It has been a belief that if they start promoting in spring or summer, there will be a fresh appeal, but if they start doing activities by winter, the time is too short and they won’t be able to meet people’s expectation.

Another representative from YG Entertainment said, “We are considering the fact that we can give the strongest impression for YG’s new girl group if they will get started by autumn season, so we picked the month of September.

◇Keyword 2 – Appearance first?
Meanwhile, officials often say “YG doesn’t look at the appearance”. Bigbang and 2NE1 grew with stereotyped personality and the members has outstanding abilities, which made them stand out on the music industry. However, the officials said that the outside appearance has also been the major criteria for this group. An official explicated, “As for Bigbang and 2NE1, we considered people’s selection, and not the looks. But this time, it’s the other way around. We consider the appearance of the members first.” They also added “We will not make this group the same style as 2NE1, cuz’ it’s no fun. We would like to see for once that this group is competing with existing beautiful girl groups.”

◇Keyword 3 – Own Color, Skills
They have explained that they considered the outside appearance first for this girl group, but there’s no way that skills won’t be emphasized. Recently, a dance video of the 5th member of YG’s new girl group was exposed to the public. Her professional way of dancing aroused fascination. It has also been said that the other members are a combination of both singing and dancing skills.

Another official from YG finalized “We picked out beautiful girls because it’s the trend, but there’s no way that their abilities are lacking.”

Source: Nate
Translated by: ilove2NE1girls @ YGDreamers

[NEWS] 120514 YG Entertainment’s upcoming girl group seems to parallel 2NE1?

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YG Entertainment recently revealed yet another ‘mystery girl’.

On May 11th, YG Entertainment released a video teaser featuring a potential member of the agency’s upcoming girl group on the YG-Life Blog. The new mystery girl seems to have outstanding dancing skills and, according to reports by media and fans, is rumored to be a 16-year-old half Caucasian and half Korean trainee from Thailand.

With three ‘mystery girls’ in total, including Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim, who were already known to the public through Mnet’s ‘Superstar K’, it seems like the members and overall structure of the new upcoming group shows several similarities to 2NE1, who made a powerful and impacting debut into the Korean music industry in 2009.

First, despite her young age of only 17, Kim Eunbi was one of the Top 6 finalists in 2010’s ‘Superstar K2’. Many are anticipating that she will most likely be the main vocal or the ‘Park Bom’ of this new group. During the second season of ‘Superstar K’, Eunbi showed her quirky and honest personality that captured the hearts of many male fans, which seems similar to 2NE1 Park Bom’s four-dimensional and dorky personality.

In addition, Euna Kim, who showed her talents and rapping skills in ‘Superstar K3’ last year, could be connected to 2NE1’s CL. Euna Kim proved her potential and capabilities in rapping through her cover of Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold” with Kim Eunbi. Other than that, her English proficiency and background in the United States seem to be similar to CL.

The second ‘mystery girl’, who was revealed on May 4th, gained attention from the public through her innocent and beautiful appearance. Although there hasn’t been much information revealed about this member, many are speculating her to be handling the ‘visual’ role of the group, which reminds us of 2NE1’s Sandara Park.

It has been said that the third ‘mystery girl’ revealed on the 11th is one of the best dancers from YG, with a fantastic sense of rhythm and powerful moves. Although she is only 16 years old, the video clip revealed shows her flexibility and skills in dancing to fast beats. This member seems to parallel with the ‘dancing-machine’ and the youngest member of 2NE1, Minzy.

These 16-20 year old girls have been taking away the search rankings on various Korean portal sites each time they were revealed through the YG-Life Blog. It seems like the marketing strategy by YG to reveal each ‘mystery girl’ one by one to build up anticipation has been a success so far.

Recently, there have been many girl groups making their debut in the industry. However, this upcoming girl group from YG Entertainment has been gaining a huge amount of attention from the media and public despite the fact that only a few members have been revealed. This is incredibly similar to when 2NE1 made their debut. 2NE1 transformed the definition of K-Pop girl groups, from innocent and cute looking to powerful hip-hop warriors. 2NE1 was a revolutionary group that swept the music charts during their debut, and now many are anticipating whether this new girl group will be able to follow in their footsteps.

YG has been trying to hide the personal information of these members and have been keeping them in complete ‘mystery’. With YG’s impressive marketing strategies, ability to set a new trend in the industry, and their top-class trainees, many are excited to see what this new group will bring to the K-Pop world.

Source: Allkpop

[NEWS] 120511 The ages of YG’s new girl group members garner interest

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Ever since photos of YG Entertainment’s new girl group members have been released, fans have been showing a lot of interest in the group and especially in the members’ young ages.

What they found interesting is that the members revealed so far are all born between 1993 and 1996.

Kim Eunbi is the oldest of the group as she was born in 1993. Kim Eunbi first appeared on ‘Superstar K2’, and made it to the top 6 with her vocal talent. Another confirmed member is Euna Kim who was born in 1994. She failed to make it to the top 10 of ‘Superstar K3’, but impressed viewers with her overflowing talent and potential.

The other two mystery girls are actually younger than Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim. The first mystery girl whose name is Jenny Kim was born in ’96, and has been training at YG since a very young age. The second mystery girl was born in ’95, and is garnering interest for her innocent and pretty face.

YG Entertainment responded to questions about the girl group stating, “We can’t say anything yet.”

Fans are curious about the image that this new girl group of the teen generation will portray. There are speculations that YG plans to debut its new girl group sometime this coming September.

Source: Allkpop

[NEWS] 120511 What Will YG’s New Girl Group Be Like?

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This article will try to figure out what kind of direction YG Entertainment’s new girl group will be going for, according to what information we do have about the members and YG Entertainment’s past groups.

The first interesting piece of information that we learned about the new girl group is that they have a “no plastic surgery clause” in the contract for the members. Also, we know that the group will have more than seven members. (Some sources say that there are 10 individuals training to be members of the group)

Now, here are the pictures of the revealed members.

The First Member: Kim Eun Bi From Superstar K2

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On November 21, 2011 we found out that Super Star K2’s Kim Eun Bi would be a part of the group. She made it to Top Six during Mnet’s “Superstar K2” and was signed by YGE shortly after her elimination.

Kim Eun Bi’s vocal talents were already shown through “Superstar K2,” I think it is safe to assume that she will be one of the main vocalists.

The Second Member: Kim Euna

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She was on the third season of Superstar K as a contestant. On the show she showed a spunky attitude reminiscent of Jo Kwon from 2AM. It looks like she can sing, and she will also play a big role when the girl group appears on variety shows.

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Click here to check out a clip of Kim Eunbi and Kim Euna singing

The Third Member: Jennie Kim

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Hailing from Australia New Zealand, she has a girl-next-door look.

The Fourth Member: ???

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We don’t really know anything about her except that she has a more innocent look to her!

The Fifth Member: ???

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We know that she is 16, she can dance, and she is half-Caucasian, Half-Korean. Check out her dance video here. I am going to out on a limb and assume that they showed her dancing video because she will be the dancer of the group.

So if we sum up the information from what we know about the group, it looks like we have two singers, one variety show specialist, and one dancer. I wouldn’t be surprised if the sixth or seventh member of the group will be shown rapping. Because, with YG groups rapping is integral! (Except in Big Mama’s case)

Guesses About the New Girl Group

In my mind the two things about all YG Entertainment groups is that they are very unique, in that they have their own color and there is a lot of rapping in their songs. I firmly believe that this will also be the same for the new girl group.

The new girl group will debut sometime in September, stay tuned for more details.

Source: Soompi

[NEWS] 120510 Kim Eun Bi from YG’s New Girl group will be in-charge of Taking Care of the Members?

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Some of the members from YG Entertainment‘s new girl group which was rumored to debut this year caught the attention of the public. This team currently has 4 members, two among them had their identities revealed, while the other two are still shrouded in mystery.

In the middle of all this, fun eye-catching issues unfolds. Until now, the members are one by one being identified to be born between the year 1993 – 1996. While the other members would have their freedom, it seems like Kim Eunbi on the other hand will be in-charge of taking care of the members.

On the 10th of May, several officials from Star News revealed that Kim Eun Bi was known on her appearance on “Superstar K2” last 2010, but she is a 93-liner.

Yet another member, Kim Yuna was born in 1994, and made an appearance on “Superstar K3” but failed to enter the Top 10, yet she proved to the United States that she is qualifying.

YG released last mid-April and this month the stunning beauty of the first and second member, Yuna Kim and Kim Eunbi.

The first mystery girl is Kim Jennie which is a 96-liner. She had some music lessons in YG Entertainment.

The second mystery girl was born in 1995. She also has a charm of a grade school student.

Star News asked YG if they could confirm these news, but YG said “We cannot answer about that yet.” with a cautious look, but wasn’t denial.

Music industry official said, “Confirmed members for YG’s new girl group are Kim EunBi (1993), Yuna Kim (1994), the first mystery girl Kim Jenny (1996), and second mystery girl (1995).” and added. “Though YG hasn’t officially released a statement about the number of members, most of the members will be 16-18 years old.”

Source: Nate
Translated by: ilove2NE1girls @ YGDreamers

[NEWS] 120508 Music industry insiders speculate that YG’s new girl group will debut in September

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YG Entertainment’s new girl group has been garnering a lot of interest among K-pop fans even before their debut. Every time YG released a new photo of a potential girl group member, the reveals immediately ranked #1 on various portal sites. This has left fans to naturally question when their actual debut will be.

YG has currently revealed 4 potential members so far, with 2 members confirmed for the girl group. Similar to 2NE1’s debut in 2009, YG has been very careful in the way they release information about the debut of their new artists. The agency has kept their mouth shut on any information concerning the members of the new girl group and their debut, always offering the vague answer of “nothing has been confirmed yet”.

Despite the vague answers and lack of details, there are rumors within the music industry that YG’s new girl group is set to debut in the coming fall around September.

On May 8th insiders in the music industry revealed to Star News, “YG always meticulously prepares and shows their unique marketing strategy before a group’s debut. Just because they revealed some information about the new members does not mean they will publicly reveal this group right away. Producing the perfect song that matches with the new girl group’s style and image will take at least a couple of months. When you look at this from multiple perspectives, there is a great possibility that this new girl group will debut around September. This prediction also takes into account that YG has previously mentioned that the debut of the group will take place within this year.”

Currently, there are only two members, Euna Kim and Kim Eun Bi, confirmed for the new girl group, while the other two still have yet to be officially confirmed by the agency.

Source: Allkpop

[NEWS] 120504 YG Reveals the 4th Member of Their New Girl Group

On May 4, the YG Entertainment official blog YG Life revealed the 4th member of their mysterious new girl group. A post on the blog appeared with the title “WHO’s THAT GIRL?” A picture showed a very beautiful girl with an innocent look, in black and white.

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She is the 4th revealed member after Kim Eun Bi, Kim Yu Na and the other mystery girl. Because there is no other information about the girl in the black and white picture, she is being called “Mystery Girl #2.”

Netizens that have come across the mystery girls’ picture stated, “I can already feel her charm,” “She looks innocent and I really like that,” “I am looking forward to the YG style Girls’ Generation,” and “I am so curious as to what songs they will perform and what kind of girl group they will be.”

Source: Soompi