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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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.
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.
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.
YG Entertainment (YG) revealed its teaser advertisement for the new mega project on May 6. Now many are keen to know who would be the next Psy.
On the official blog of YG (www.yg-life.com), an image with a phrase “WHO’S NEXT?” was posted, along with “2013.05.28” written beneath it. And in the background names of the agency’s big hits like BigBang, 2NE1, Kang Seung-yoon, Epik High and more were listed.
This ‘ta-da’ style is just what Yang Hyun-suk, the CEO of the agency, likes to do. As he wants this to be a big surprise, the singer in veil is completely hidden. Some predict it could be BigBang and 2NE1 as they did not release any new songs for the last one year because of their busy World Tour schedule in 2012. Or there is a new girl group from YG who will make their debut soon. Or it could be G-Dragon’s or other BigBang members’ new solo song, which is meant to be completed soon.
YG focused on producing the first regular album for Lee Hi, who made its debut by being on SBS’s talent show program K-Pop Star. And YG was busy helping Psy, who became a global mega hit with “Gangnam Style” after joining the agency. The agency spent most of its time preparing for the mega-hit’s follow-up, “Gentleman.”
Many from the music industry have been paying a close attention to what the YG artists are up to when Psy’s new song entered its wrapping-up stage in South Korea. Personnel from YG said, “our expectations are high as our artists have been preparing diligently and the veil will be slowly uncovered beginning May 28.”
YG Entertainment releases the track list of G-Dragon’s first mini album that will be released online on September 15 and offline on September 18. Garnering the attention of the media, it has been also revealed that he will feature a member of YG Entertainment’s new girl group in his album with the song entitled 결국 (In The End).
Many are speculating that it is Jennie Kim, who featured in G-Dragon’s new music video, “That XX”. There are also rumors that it will be former Superstar K2 contestant, Kim Eunbi and the second mystery girl.
However, there has been no official announcements yet.
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