[NEWS] 120407 Trainees Euna Kim and Kim Eunbi confirmed for YG’s upcoming girl group

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Recently, YG Entertainment released a practice clip of their two female trainees, Euna Kim and Kim Eunbi. Through OSEN, officials have confirmed that the two have been given the go by CEO Yang Hyun Suk as the new members of their upcoming girl group.

The girls showed the world their new and improved talents through a cover of Sam Sparro’s “Black & Gold” through a video update on the YG blog. Fans that had been following the girls since their audition program (‘Superstar K’) days knew immediately just how much they had improved with their natural flow and solid skills.

Being chosen as a trainee alone is a big accomplishment, so for the girls to earn the ‘OK’ from Yang Hyun Suk himself means they’re already on to well paved road with their futures.

With Kim Eunbi already having been confirmed previously, and with signs pointing for the same with Euna Kim, fans are already anticipating the upcoming girl group.

As reported previously, the new girl group has a specific clause in their contracts that prohibits plastic surgery, and will be made up of natural beauties. YG had formed the group inspired by the question, “Wouldn’t it be fresh if pretty girls did hip hop music?”

Source: Allkpop

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Following girl group 2NE1, YG Entertainment is planning on debuting a new girl group where Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim have been confirmed as members. A YG representative spoke with OSEN on April 7th confirming the news. A video clip of the two girls practicing has also been posted on YG Entertainment’s official blog.

On the afternoon of April 4th, YG Entertainment posted a video clip of Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim singing Sam Sparro‘s “Black & Gold.” Viewers got the opportunity to check out the girls’ skills and potential as members of the company’s new girl group. After viewing the clip, netizens noticed that the two girls seem more natural with the camera. They were able to demonstrate their powerful vocals and rapping skills with style. Many commented that the girls looked more relaxed and confident than they had during their previous auditions on television.

In addition, the girls are wearing comfortable clothes and holding their microphones with confidence as they perform. This clip was taken recently at YG Entertainment’s practice room. It is said that the girls are being recorded once a week so that their progress can be evaluated.

Being chosen as one of YG’s trainees is hard enough, but the real challenge begins once aspiring singers actually make it into the company as trainees. The entire music industry is aware of the challenging survival procedure YG trainees need to pass before they can debut as singers. This is especially difficult because President Yang himself directly evaluates the trainees and decides whether they can debut as a group or solo.

Other YG artists such as BIGBANG and 2NE1 also underwent and passed these difficult trainee years and were able to debut only after many years of hard work and practice. They are now among the top idol groups in the Korean music industry and are also spreading their music worldwide.

Kim Eunbi was already previously confirmed for the girl group and Euna Kim has now been added to the list as well. Because not a lot of news has been revealed to the public concerning the new girl group’s progress, the revealed video received a lot of interest from music fans.

Both girls were contestants on “Superstar K.” Kim Eunbi was a contestant in Season 2 while Euna Kim particpated in Season 3. Last year, Kim Eunbi received a lot of interest for her enhanced beauty after losing 8kg. Meanwhile, Euna Kim is known as “Female Jo Kwon” for her funny charms and wit that she had demonstrated on “Superstar K.”

This new girl group is also being called, “YG’s Girls’ Generation.”The girls are known to be natural beauties who have never received plastic surgery treatment of any kind. President Yang stated, “I started this group because I thought it would be interesting to see a group of pretty girls who can also sing hip hop music.”

You can check out the girls’ practice video clip here.

Source: Soompi

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[NEWS] 120404 ‘Superstar K3’ contestant Yuna Kim joins YG Entertainment

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‘Superstar K3’ contestant Yuna Kim has been revealed to have become a trainee under YG Entertainment.

An industry official revealed, “After being eliminated from ‘Superstar K3’, it’s known that she joined YG Entertainment as a trainee. She’s determined to become a singer in Korea, and despite having received love calls from other companies, she rejected them all for YG.”

Hailing from the States, Yuna Kim failed to make it into the ‘Top 10’. The official went on to explain, “Yuna Kim’s Korean is still not fluent yet so she was unfortunately eliminated for forgetting the lyrics in the middle of her audition. Considering that she is now under the training system of YG, we’re sure that she’ll grow to become a better singer.”

This is the third contestant YG Entertainment has brought under their wings from the ‘Superstar K’ series, with their other trainees being Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eunbi from ‘Superstar K2’.

Source: Allkpop

[NEWS] 120321 Yang Hyun Suk described the personality of their new girl group

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Yang Hyun Suk described the new girl group.

On March 21, Nate News interviewed YG. They asked Yang Hyun Suk about 2NE1’s U.S. debut, about BIGBANG’s comeback and about their new girl group.

Yang Hyun Suk stated, “The new girl group called YG’s SNSD is going to appear in the summer time. A lot of people are saying how ‘YG used to not look at appearances. I wonder how good they will be if they are YG standards and also attractive’.”

“This group is not an attempt at a second 2NE1 or Big Mama. It is not a team that matches my personality at all. It is not pretty children dancing pretty dances, but these pretty girls are taking a hip hop approach.”, he continued.

As he stated, the new girl group will be debuting on summer time.

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Source: Nate News
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[NEWS] 120117 Big Bang’s New Album Delays Release of YG’s Girl Group

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Earlier this past year, YG Entertainment revealed that they were working on a new girl group. In the past there had been hints that the group would make their debut as early as January.

Ever since, Big Bang’s comeback has been forecast for February, the company’s focus has shifted to their preparations. This shift in scheduling has in turn put off the girl group’s debut to a later date.

Big Bang’s album had been put on hold, due to unfortunate events which occurred during the second half of 2011. In that time the members have been hard at work and what they have in store for fans is of extraordinary interest. Originally, the group was scheduled to release their album in March just in time for their 2012 Big Show concert. The preparations for the album have gone exceedingly well and because of this YG decided to move their comeback up. It will be a year since the group released their 4th mini album last February.

As for the new girl group, they are expected to make their official debut sometime after March. The label’s first girl group, 2NE1 has already become successful and influential. They differentiated themselves with their style and their music as they were unlike any other girl group before them.

The upcoming girl group is expected to be another ground breaking group. The girl group will be more than just ‘pretty’. They will be unlike anything the label has done previously, as YG hopes to explore new music, fashion styles as well as an entirely new image. The company also will implement new marketing techniques into the group’s promotion. Although the members themselves, along with the number of members that will make up the group, have not yet been identified, the girls are naturally beautiful as none of them have had cosmetic surgery done. For now, MNET “Superstar K2” alum, Kim Eun Bi is the only one who has been revealed as being part of YG’s future girl group.

2NE1 also expressed their expectations for this new group. In a conversation with OSEN, leader CL revealed, “They will not at all be like us, they are of different colors. The girl group looks ready, I know, too, the new group is very excited. You definitely will want to look forward to seeing them.”

A representative for YG had this to say regarding the delay, “The more thorough preparation will serve us well in the long run.” he said.

Source: Soompi

[NEWS] 111202 Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eun Bi will not participate in YG’s ’15th Anniversary Family Concert’

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YG Entertainment’s newest generation of artists, Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eun Bi, will not be taking part in the upcoming YG Family concert this year.

Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eun Bi were participants in last year’s ‘Superstar K2’ and were recognized for their potential after placing in fourth and sixth place, respectively. They later signed with YG Entertainment and began training under the prestigious label.

Kim Eun Bi in particular has been gaining a lot of attention after news got out that she will be debuting in YG’s upcoming girl group. Similarly, Kang Seung Yoon is becoming a rising star after he started acting in MBC’s popular sitcom, ‘High Kick 3’.

Despite their contract with YG Entertainment, Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eun Bi have yet to release any official albums. Fans were expecting to see the two rookies at the concert, however, because of their prior experience on ‘Superstar K2’.

YG Entertainment has announced that they’ve decided to postpone Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eun Bi’s live performance. On December 2nd, a YG representative revealed, “Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eun Bi have trained so hard that they would not have a problem standing on stage at this very moment. However, because they have not yet made an official debut, we have decided to postpone their participation in the YG Family concert to another time.”

He continued, “Kang Seung Yoon is currently busy filming for ‘High Kick 3′, and Kim Eun Bi is preparing for her girl group debut sometime next year.”

An earlier announcement revealed that Big Bang would reunite on stage for this concert, as both Daesung and G-Dragon have confirmed their participation.

Source: Allkpop

[NEWS] 111121 YG unveils Kim Eun Bi’s official profile picture

After signing Superstar K2’s Kim Eun Bi into their agency back in January, YG Entertainment has finally released an official profile picture of their upcoming star.

On November 21st, YG updated their ‘YGLife’ blog with a new photo of Kim Eun Bi (18). The sweetheart from the popular audition program has transformed into a confident young woman with a loud sense of style.

Netizens immediately pointed out that the transformation seems a bit too dramatic, however, prompting rumors of plastic surgery to rise. In response, representatives of YG stated, “During that time, Kim Eun Bi practiced every day and lost 8 kg compared to her ‘Superstar K2’ days.”

YG also released a statement earlier today about how their new 5~7 member girl group (which Kim Eunbi is a part of) will not receive any plastic surgery treatments, as they want to introduce a girl group that emphasizes natural beauty.

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[NEWS] 111121 YG Entertainment forbids plastic surgery for their new 5~7 member girl group

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Recently, Korean news sites OSEN and Star News were able to obtain new insight into YG Entertainment’s upcoming girl group debuting next year.

YG Entertainment has revealed that they have added a “No Plastic Surgery” condition into the contract with the 7 member girl group.

They told OSEN, “The new girl group is made up of members who have not had any plastic surgery. The girls have also agreed to the condition of not undergoing plastic surgery in the future in their contract with Yang Hyun Suk CEO. This contract was possible because we were focusing on creating a girl group that emphasizes natural beauty.”

YG Entertainment has done this once before with Big Mama in order to emphasize talent over looks. However, this is the first time that anyone has put this kind of condition in the contract for an idol group. This is also interesting since YG has for the first time considered looks and appearance as part of the selection process for members of the new group.

They added, “Plastic surgery has its positive points, however it’s regrettable to see natural charms disappear through it. Those within the agency all agree with Yang Hyun Suk’s decision.”

YG Entertainment is showing confidence about being able to produce members who are attractive even without plastic surgery. They stated, “While we were looking at the pretty singers from other agencies, we were curious as to what the result would be if those singers did YG music. That is how the idea of this new girl group started. In addition to emphasis on skills, good looks are also included. A group that can’t be found in the existing music market will be produced.”

YG Entertainment also further discussed their decision about the no plastic surgery requirement and revealed more details about the new group to Star News. They stated, “The new girl group that fans will be able to meet next year will have 5~7 members… All the members have not been finalized yet, so the nominees are competing intensely with one another.”

They continued, “The trainees who are nominees for the new girl group are all teens ranging from 15~19 years old. That’s why we put the no plastic surgery condition into the contract.”

They revealed that in addition to not wanting to lose the natural charm of the members, as they stated earlier, they were also worried about health issues that were involved with plastic surgery. “They are still in their teens, so health problems could arise plus the special charm of teens could be lost as well. That’s why we have included the no plastic surgery condition.”

YG Entertainment confidently stated, “YG’s new girl group will be a team that allows you to feel the freshness and purity of teens.”

In related news, ‘Super Star K2’s’ Kim Eun Bi has been revealed as one of the confirmed members of the new girl group.

Source: Allkpop

[NEWS] 111114 YG reveals Superstar K2’s Kim Eunbi is a member of it’s new girl group

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YG Entertainment has just announced that Superstar K2’s Kim Eunbi is a confirmed member of their new girl group, whom they plan to debut next year.

Several sources told Star News on November 14th that Kim Eunbi was recognized for her ability and potential, which got fine-tuned under her time with YG.

Although she seems like a cute, ordinary high school student, Eunbi possesses vocal skills that carried her into the top 6 for ‘Superstar K2’. Though she’s kept her activities under wraps for some time now, Eunbi will finally step into the limelight in the early half of 2012.

Sources within the music industry expect that this new girl group will have more than 7 members. Interest and expectations are rising high, thanks to YG’s spectacular success with 2NE1.

Check out her cover performances:

“Heal the World”

“If I Ain’t Got You”

“If I Ain’t Got You” with Lee Boram

Stay tuned for more updates!

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YG Entertainment’s New Girl Group to Add “Superstar K2’s” Kim Eun Bi

Kim Eun Bi, the top six contestant from Mnet’s “Superstar K2,” will join YG Entertainment’s new girl group, local media Star News reported today. It said Kim Eun Bi has become the newest member of YGE’s upcoming girl group, quoting multiple industry sources.

Despite being a high school student, the baby-faced Kim Eun Bi showcased superior singing skills on “Superstar K2.” After her elimination at the round of top six, she signed a contract with YG Entertainment alongside fellow contestant Kang Seung Yoon.

Unlike Huh Gak, Jang Jae In, or Kim Ji Soo, Kim Eun Bi rarely made any public appearances after “Superstar K2.” But it was reported that she continued to impress YGE officials through the brief trainee period, and finally, it was confirmed today that she would join the agency’s next girl group.

Since last week’s press conference, where YGE revealed plans for a new girl group and boy band, much speculation circulated regarding the new members. Industry officials are predicting the new YGE girl group to be comprised of more than seven members.

YGE has experience of making 2NE1 one of the best girl groups in the industry in just about two years. With the addition of Kim Eun Bi, expectations for YGE’s new girl group are only continuing to grow.

Source: Soompi

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