We’ve been hearing so much about the new girl group that’s about to be unveiled by YG Entertainment that it was hard to not want to rummage through the interwebs for more information!
So far, we’ve had highly popular trainees Jennie Kim and Lee Hi. Jennie Kim was already a superstar in her own right after YG released a practice video of her. Her popularity went through the roof when she was later featured in G-Dragon’s “That XX” music video.
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As for Lee Hi, well, you would’ve been living under a rock for the past few months if you’re a K-Pop fan and yet you know nothing about her. She is, of course, YG’s “baby girl”, fresh out of a talent show. One of the rare few YG artistes who had the least training and yet manage to achieve all-kills on music charts the moment she debuted. Did we also add that she’s only 16 years old?
No wonder she has only been receiving nothing but high praises and endless pouring-ins of admiration:
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Lee Hi will apparently debut with a new girl group later too, named, “SuPearls“. But we don’t know that for a fact yet. Still, it has made fans wonder just how many girl groups YG Entertainment is planning to unveil.
On 20th December, Yang Hyun Suk (CEO of YG Entertainment) said:
Everything about the new girl group that we’ve prepared for so long will be revealed on 15th January. The members of the girl group are not yet confirmed – we’ve recorded each member’s practice sessions over a long period of time and though it’s not a survival competition, we’ll be eliminating one or two revealed members. An existing member who was previously revealed to the public has already left YG’s new girl group. YG’s new girl group will be vastly different than existing girl groups. We’ve decided that the members need to be acknowledged by the public before their debut and we’re planning a fresh promotional strategy.
If by “fresh”, he means to keep all of us aching with curiosity, then Yang Hyun Suk had definitely got his strategy down pat. The company will be posting videos of the members on its official homepage mid-January, before the final members and debut song will be confirmed
Meanwhile, let’s not forget that one of the mysterious girls was featured in G-Dragon’s “결국 (Finally/Without You)”. Until today, there has been neither a name (she was only listed as “? of YG New Girl Group”) nor a face to that voice. YG Entertainment has also previously briefly introduced Kim Eun Bi (one of the top six contestants on “Superstar K2”) and Yuna Kim (from the US auditions of “Superstar K”) via practice vid:
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Which of these girls have already left? Which ones will debut? How different will this new girl group/these new girl groups be from their current all-star girl group, 2NE1? Curiouser and curiouser!
We can’t wait for 15th January already.
As previously stated, YG Entertainment’s new girl group was supposed to have debuted in January. It’s March now and yet not a peep. They’re now expected to come out with their first release after the summer. This is of course, not the first of YG Entertainment’s abrupt announcements or decisions.
The agency stated that due to the fact that Lee Hi, Kang Seung Yoon, G-Dragon, Taeyang, and 2NE1’s comeback dates have been confirmed for any time from March to the end of this year, the new girl group’s debut had to be delayed.
Okay. Who’s surprised?