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[NEWS] 120903 New Face to Be Featured on G-Dragon’s Track, Still a Mystery

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The sixth member of YG’s new girlgroup’s silhouette has been revealed. On G-Dragon’s solo album track “결국” (“In the End”), another member from YG’s new girlgroup will be featured. The face, name,age, nationality, any personal information remains undisclosed, but the possibility that the girl is from YG’s new girlgroup is a big state.

On the 3rd of September, track list for G-Dragon’s new album, “One of a Kind” has been announced through YG Entertainment’s official blog, YG-life. The track that has received the most number of attention is the third track entitled “결국”. The person to be featured on the track was unspecified and was noted by a question mark which aroused curiosity.

Initially, the ‘?’ girl to be featured is known to be one of the five girls that were announced previously. But according to a representative from YGE, the ‘?’ girl is a “new face” and is someone who was never been introduced to the public. On the 4th, a representative said (through Dispatch), “It’s not a member that we have introduced before. The one involved in here is a completely different and new face.”

Another representative stated, “So far, it has not been finalized yet if how many among the girls who were revealed to the public would make up the group. It may consist six or seven members, it may also be in contrast to a quartet or quintet.”

Meanwhile, the final silhouettes for the new girl group will be revealed sometime around this year. Regarding the final number of members, only the representatives know.

Translated by: ilove2NE1girls @ YGDreamers

[NEWS] 120831 G-Dragon Rumored To Be The Main Producer of YG’s New Girl Group

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon is rumored to be the main producer for YG Entertainment‘s highly anticipated new girl group!

According to industry insiders, G-Dragon is said to be producing for the new group, who plans to make a debut this October with a song produced by G-Dragon himself.

G-Dragon is already well-known for the many songs he has written and composed for Big Bang’s albums as well as his own solo albums. However, it is the first time that G-Dragon will be acting as the main producer for any group, and thus, the news is already attracting much attention even before the girl group’s debut.

With G-Dragon said to be the main producer for the group, many are speculating that the group is sure to have a different style than that of 2NE1, as the main producer for 2NE1 is Teddy.

The talented young idol is said to have already written quite a few songs for the new group, and he’ll also be including one of the members, Jennie Kim, in his ‘That XX‘ music video, which will be revealed on September 1st.

But that’s not all! G-Dragon, who is returning with a solo album after 3 years, is also rumored to have recruited another member from the girl group to feature in one of his songs from the upcoming solo album.

The girls from the upcoming group that we have seen so far include ‘Superstar K2‘s Kim Eun Bi(1993), ‘Superstar K3‘s Euna Kim (1994), and Jennie Kim, as well as the other two mysterious girls, whose names have not been released to the public. YG Entertainment is continuing to hold their silence on the number of members the girl group will include and other details.

Source: Nate via Allkpop

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G-Dragon to Produce Album of YGE’s New Girl Group

G-Dragon will join the producing team of YG Entertainment’s upcoming girl group, it was reported on August 31.

“G-Dragon will join YGE’s new girl group as their producer. This is the first time for G-Dragon to produce someone else’s album,” an official was quoted as saying.

“Other top YG producers will also be part of the production team, so it’s hard to say G-Dragon’s producing the entire album. But we decided to have G-Dragon participate (in producing) to help give the girl group a unique sound,” it added.

G-Dragon has been busy with his first solo album in three years, which is set for release on September 1. His title track, “That XX,” will feature Jennie Kim, one of the members of YGE’s new girl group, while some of his other tracks will also feature a few of the new girl group members.

It is unclear how many members in total the new girl group will have. They are scheduled to debut sometime in October.

Source: Soompi

[NEWS] 120830 YG Finally Took off Kim Jennie’s Veil – Outstanding Beauty and Impressive Rapping Skills

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Prior to the debut of YG Entertainment’s rookie girlgroup, member Kim Jennie’s veil has been finally taken off.

On the 30th through YG-life blog, Kim Jennie’s video has been released surprisingly. The video was about a minute long and the said member was introduced and described as “YG Trainee, 16 years of age, skillful in speaking Korean, English and Japanese.”

On the video introduction, Kim Jennie’s colorful profile picture has been unfolded. She was smiling brightly which entirely showed off her cute personality.

In addition to this, Jennie sang B.O.B’s “Strange Clouds” stylishly yet very powerful. She has showed off quite unusual skills, most especially her strong sense of rhythm.

It is very much unusual of YG to release a video of their trainees like this. Yang Hyun Suk is well-known for his pursuit of perfection and being very careful of releasing videos and photos to the public before the debut period of their trainees. An extension to this, the members’ profiles up until now are still not revealed.

But as Kim Jennie’s debut is about to come,it seems like YG’s way of thinking has changed. As a known member of YG’s new girlgroup, she has been given the spot to be the female lead character on Bigbang’s G-Dragon’s newest music video.

Regarding Kim Jennie, YG representatives said “Among the trainees on the agency, we have heard a lot saying her beauty resembles Jun Ji Hyun’s and SNSD’s Sooyoung’s.” In connection to this, YG officials said “The girlgroup will officially debut on October”, but they still remained quiet regrading the final number of members and such.

Source: EDaily
Translated by: ilove2NE1girls @ YGDreamers

[NEWS] 120829 YG Entertainment Gives Info About New Girl Group’s Debut

YG’s new girl group which became a hot issue after the release of the members’ faces will officially debut this October.

The girls are all under 20 years old, and they are Kim Eun Bi (born 1993) who rose to the top 6 on ‘Super Star K2‘ in 2010, *Yoona Kim (born 1994) who displayed her talents on ‘Super Star K3‘, two ‘mystery girls’ in their teens who possess extreme beauty, and a 16-year old dance machine who is half Korean and half Caucasian.

Though YG has not disclosed specific details about the group, this is the first girl group YG is debuting in 3 years and 5 months since introducing 2NE1, and thus the expectations of industry insiders and fans alike are extremely high.

YG informed StarNews, “We cannot disclose any specific information including the total number of members, however, as of now we plan to debut them in October.”

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Source & Image: MoneyToday StarNews via Nate

*based on YG’s official practice clip, it is spelled as Euna*

[NEWS] 120813 YGE Reveals Album Release Plans for Su Pearls, New Girl Group, and 2NE1

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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.

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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.

Source: Soompi

[NEWS] 120804 Possible Information Revealed Regarding YG’s New Girl Group

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Music fans have been patiently waiting months for some information to be released on YG Entertainment’s newest girl group. During that time, minimal knowledge and a few practice videos were made public which caused many to speculate about the new group.

A recent post made to an online community site created quite a buzz online. The post displayed a supposed teaser image revealing information on the group. The teaser images were, allegedly, posted by accident. According to the image the group’s name will be TLC-F. Hypothetically, the group’s name pays tribute to girl groups of the past as, the TLC comes from the American female hip-hop group from the 90’s and the F for classic K-Pop girl group Fin.K.L. A statement from an unknown poster further explained, “TLC-F will be a combination of a hip-hop and a feminine style group. The first teaser will be released on September 2 followed by a second on September 10. The album along with the debut track’s MV will be released on September 25.”

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The image also reveals the group’s album title to be “250% Percent.” The album’s title track is said to be “Game 2 Play,” which is rumored to feature Big Bang’s Daesung in the music video. According to YG Entertainment’s Wikipedia page, they will make their debut after SuPearls, the agency’s other rookie girl group, and Epik High‘s highly anticipated comeback.

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Another post revealed what appeared to be two album covers (a regular and limited edition version) along with a track-list for the debut album. The tentative track-list shows YG’s hit-maker Teddy to be responsible for the music.

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Currently, nothing has been confirmed by YG Entertainment. Though this wouldn’t be the first time the company has used unconventional methods to promote their acts. What are your thoughts on the information? Is this the work of anxious fans? Are you excited or skeptical?

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Source: Soompi

[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

[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