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[NEWS] 141017 YG Girl Group Member Kim Eun Bi Reportedly Withdraws from Group

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Reports are stating that member Kim Eun Bi of YG Entertainment’s upcoming new girl group has withdrawn from the group.

According to an industry insider, the former “Superstar K2” contestant already left YG Entertainment six months ago due to health reasons. Daily Sports quoted a statement from a YG representative: “It is true. It’s regrettable that someone who has trained with us for so long ended up leaving without fulfilling her dreams. We think she decided that her health wouldn’t be able to withstand the group activities.”

Previously, following her appearance on audition program “Superstar K2,” Kim Eun Bi joined YG as a trainee in 2011 at the same time as Winner’s Kang Seung Yoon. With Kim Eun Bi’s reported withdrawal, the members confirmed for the girl group are Kim Ji Soo and Jennie Kim.

Meanwhile, previous reports have stated that YG’s new girl group is slated for debut in November.

Source: Soompi

[YG-LIFE] 140507 K-Pop Star 3’s Jang Hanna Decided To Settle at YG, Possibly Joining its New Girl Group

She is to debut as a new YG girl group member in the second half this year.

SBS K-pop Star 3’s JANG HANNA (18) confirmed her decision to go to YG Entertainment (“YG”), one of the biggest K-pop management companies in Korea.

Multiple sources from broadcasting and K-pop industries told Star News on May 7 that JANG HANNA joined YG on April 13 right after the end of ‘K-pop Star 3’, and already started training in YG about a month ago. This shows that JANG HANNA’s decision to choose YG as her agency is already a fact.

JANG HANNA, known for her resemblance to Wonder Girls’ Sohee during K-pop Star 3, has trust in YANG HYUN SUK, CEO of YG and K-pop Star’s judge, and her trust seemed to have greatly impacted her decision to settle at YG.

During K-pop Star 3, YANG showed his high expectations for JANG HANNA, who made it to the top 8, complimenting her openly, which was unusual for YANG. JANG HANNA made her decision to go to YG because of YANG’s belief in her potential and his exceptional talent of ‘incubating future stars’. YANG also decided to scout Jang Hanna, valuing her potential talent.

Indeed, YANG has actively scouted ‘uncut gemstones’ with potential like LEEHI, LEE SEUNG HOON (WINNER) and KOO JUN HOE (WIN’s TEAM B) from K-Pop Star 1 and K-Pop Star 2’s first winner AKDONG MUSICIAN (LEE CHAN HYUK & LEE SOO HYUN) and second winner BANG YEDAM. YANG helped them to work on the music they want, gave them opportunity to officially debut in the K-pop world, and turned them into unique stars.

This can be proven by the fact that AKDONG MUSICIAN remained in the high rankings on many music charts with their debut album’s title track “200%” in April this year.

The Korean pop industry expects that JANG HANNA will debut not as a solo like LEE HI, but will take a different style because YANG does not like staging similar-styled singers from YG.

According to information that Star News acquired, JANG HANNA is highly likely to be a member of YG’s new girl group, which is to debut in the second half of this year.

In YG’s new girl group, KIM EUNBI (born in 1993) who made it to the top 6 in 2010 Superstar K2, KIM JENNIE (born in 1996) who starred as a main character in G-DRAGON’s music video “That xx”, KIM JISOO who is an amazing dancer with a beautiful look and a 17-year-old half-Korean girl have already joined.

At the moment, JANG HANNA (born in 1996) is very likely to join this group because she is 18, similar to the age of the other members of the new YG girl group and has unique characteristics distinguished from other members.

The fans are already wondering how JANG HANNA, who confirmed to be with YG, will transform and meet them officially in the K-pop world.

Earlier, YG already scouted LEE CHAE YOUNG, a contestant from K-pop Star 3, raising expectations of fans.

Meanwhile, YG remains silent, not confirming its scouting of JANG HANNA yet.

Source: YG-Life

[YG-LIFE] 130821 YG: "The new girl group will be revealed this year at the earliest"

YG was initially planning to reveal a girl group before a boy group. “Frankly, I did want to produce a girl group just like them. Pretty and talented, that’s what people want.” He initially chose scores of attractive girls, but now remains just six because the rest lacked the talent he wanted. “I am still not 100% satisfied with what we have, and we don’t know if the group will consist of 6 or 5 members.” The new girl group will be revealed this year at the earliest, and the beginning of next year at the latest.

Source: YG-Life

[YG-LIFE] 130703 2NE1 first to kick off the start line of making a comeback… followed by scores of YG artists

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And in October, the much-anticipated new girl group of YG will be unveiled. Each member of the group will be debuting as a solo. Consisting of 6 members whose average age is 17, the group will be debuting as a solo, and then will come together to form a group.

The founder of YG Entertainment, YANG HYUN-SUK, said, “The project initially started off with a plan of 10 or more members in the group, but throughout the years there has been a fierce competition among tens of tryout singers and now remain 6 members. Unfortunately Yuna Kim, who was discovered on Superstar K, had to be excluded from the team for personal reasons. However, Eunbi Kim, a contestant from the same program, remains as one of the 6 members.”

KIM JISOO and JENNIE KIM are few of the revealed members of the group. Last year YG revealed photographs of the two – KIM JISOO, who has a mysterious aura with a beautiful look, and JENNIE KIM, who looked like a pretty doll with stunning rapping skills. The fans are already looking forward to seeing the new group. Music lovers are especially excited to see JENNIE KIM, as she appeared as the main character in G-DRAGON’s music video. Another member, who is half Korean, is said to be an amazing dancer.

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Source: YG-Life

[FROM YG] 130619 NEWS ABOUT ‘NEW GIRL GROUP’

When will YG’s new girl group make their debut?

We are planning October for YG’s new girl group’s debut. The group has been preparing for a long time at YG – their debut is YG’s first one in 4 years since BigBang’s debut in 2006 and 2NE1’s in 2009.

The trilingual members are fluent in Korean, English and Japanese. Despite their young age, an average of 17 year old, they are arousing deep attention not only in Korea but also overseas.

How many members in the group?

The project initially started off with a plan of 10 or more members in the group, but throughout the years there has been a fierce competition among tens of tryout singers and now remain 6 members.

Unfortunately Yuna Kim, who was discovered on Superstar K, had to be excluded from the team for personal reasons. However, Eunbi Kim, a contestant from the same program, remains as one of the 6 members.

What is the promotional tactic of the new girl group?

We are adopting a debut method that is utterly different from the conventional debuting ways that was applied to other YG girl groups. From October, we will be debuting one or two members at a time to see whether they are apt for the public. When we can see that the audience likes them, then we will move on to forming a proper group.

BigBang’s all five members, on the other hand, made a debut as a group and then started working on their own work. It will help you understand better when I say that we are going the completely opposite direction with YG’s new girl group.

In a nutshell, each member makes a debut first, and then they will come together to form a group.

Source: YG-Life

[NEWS] 130123 YG Officially Drops 1 Trainee From New Girl Group

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YG’s new girl group is still shrouded in mystery, but after revealing 2 confirmed members (Kim Jisoo and Jennie Kim), that mysterious cloud is slowly dissipating. But, to many fans, it’s disappearing at a very slow rate. However, to tickle the fans’ interest, YG recently dropped another hint to the girl group formation.

On January 23, an official at YG Entertainment shared, “Yuna Kim and Kim Eun Bi were strong candidates for the new girl group, but one of them has been dropped. Because CEO Yang Hyung Suk was directly involved in the girl group’s selection and training process, not much news have been leaked out. These two girls were set to debut with the girl group even up to late last year and the atmosphere at YG looked favorable at their inclusion, but why one of them has been dropped- no one explained.”

YG posted a practice clip of the two covering Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold” early last year, (You can watch it here) where they showcase their singing and rapping talents. Both girls have their unique voice color, making it a disappointment knowing one of them will not be included in YG’s next girl group.

Both girls are final contestants from the audition program “Super Star K.” Kim Eunbi was a contestant in Season 2 while Yuna Kim particpated in Season 3. Kim Eunbi received a lot of interest in 2011 for her enhanced beauty after losing 8kg. Meanwhile, Yuna Kim is known as “Female Jo Kwon” for her funny charms and wit that she had demonstrated on the audition program.

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.”

Source: Soompi

[NEWS] 121221 YG’s New Girl Group to Be Revealed in January

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YG Entertainment (YGE) will reveal their highly anticipated new girl group on January 15, and YG is planning large-scale promotions.

On December 20 YGE CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed to “Star News,” “We will reveal everything about the new girl group that we have been so diligently working on on January 15.” If YG sticks to his words, then it is expected that YG will unveil all the members via the internet by January 15. YG plans to release practice videos of the members for fans to watch.

With that said, not all of the revealed members will be part of the new girl group. Only members who receive public recognition through the practice videos will be chosen as members of the new girl group.

“We’ve been recording each member’s practices for a long time now, but if there are too many revealed candidates we could eliminate one or two.” Yang Hyun Suk said. “Even in the already revealed members, there has been one member who has dropped out.” Over the past year, YG has unveiled Kim Eun Bi from “Super Star K2”, Euna Kim from “Super Star K3”, “Mystery Girl 1” Kim Jennie, and “Mystery Girl 2” who is supposedly half Korean. So according to Yang Hyun Suk, one of these girls has been dropped from the group.

The CEO also said, “After we post the videos in January, we will reveal the date of their official debut song.”

He also gave more hints about the future girl group. “This girl group will be distinctively different than current girl groups…I feel like it’s necessary to reveal the members publicly before their debut. We are also planning a new type of promotions.”

This will be YG’s first girl group in four years, after 2NE1. YG has also revealed his plans for a new boy group which you can read about here.

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Source: Soompi

[NEWS] 121122 YG Entertainment’s New Girl Group Makes Unofficial Debut

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YG Entertainment’s much anticipated new girl group has made their unofficial debut through Lee Ha Yi’s new single, “Scarecrow.”

On November 22, Lee Ha Yi released her second single, “Scarecrow,” as a follow up track to her debut song, “1,2,3,4.” The song’s release attracted more attention after it was revealed that all seven members of YGE’s new girl group participated as feature singers. Although their vocals are hard to distinguish in the song, as they only featured in the chorus part, fans have expressed their excitement over the song.

“Scarecrow” is written and produced by Park Jin Young, the head of JYP Entertainment. He gifted the song to Yang Hyun Suk years ago, and YGE finally made it into an official single for Lee Ha Yi. The song won’t have a music video, but Lee Ha Yi will soon make a live appearance on music shows with her new song.

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Source: Soompi

[NEWS] 121006 YG Entertainment’s New Girl Group to Make Official Debut in January of Next Year

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YG Entertainment has confirmed January 2013 for the official debut of their new girl group.

CEO Yang Hyun Suk commented that a new girl group would debut next January.

Yang Hyun Suk commented, “G-Dragon is currently producing their new album, but due to his solo comeback, it is taking a bit longer for their album to come out. We also have other artists such Epik High, 2NE1 and Taeyang making a comeback at the end of this year so the girl group will be making their debut next January.”

They also chose next January so that they could start off the year fresh and reveal themselves to the public first before any other girl group.

YG’s official blog has been revealing images of the 5 members of the group.
Two of the members were contestant’s of music audition programs and the others are Jenni Kim, who was revealed in G-Dragon’s music video and another mystery girl.

They did not reveal much more about the group. Many are curious to see the new group as YG has not come out with another girl group since 2NE1 in 2009.

Source: kpopstarz

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2NE1 & Taeyang to comeback in November, YG Entertainment to debut new girl group in January 2013

YG Entertainment will be unveiling their new girl group in January 2013.

CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed, “YG Entertainment’s new girl group will debut into the music scene in January of next year. G-Dragon is in charge of the overall production of their debut album. But since he’s promoting his own solo album, the debut date was pushed back a bit. On top of that, Epik High will make their comeback and LEE Hi will debut this month. 2NE1 and Taeyang will be releasing their new songs in November, so the new girl group will be debuting next year in January. Another reason January was chosen is because we wanted to start YG’s new year with the new girl group.”

YG Entertainment had introduced the 5 members of the new girl group through YG-Life in April and May. The members are Kim Eun Bi, born in 1993 and a top 6 contestant of ‘Superstar K2’, Yuna Kim from ‘Superstar K3’, Jenny Kim, and two mystery girls who have high talent, one of whom is half Korean and half Caucasian.

YG Entertainment said, “We still can’t release any information such as how many members are in the final group.”

Source: Allkpop

[VIDEO] 120928 YG New Girl Group Briefly Mentioned on ‘Danny from L.A.”

1TYM’s Danny talks about YG New Girl Group on Mnet’s Danny from L.A. Eunbi and Euna mentioned around 6:55 and Jennie around 8:30!

*Danny says he was there at Jennie’s audition and said she was a little shy at that time, but pretty dope!*

Source: KCON.TV