Oh, what a sneaky move, YG!

It seems like YG Entertainment has kept a lot of things under its belt as another new boy group, UNIQ, that was trained under the company will make their debut in China soon. But! Instead of making their debut under YG Entertainment, the new boy group UNIQ is officially under the China-based entertainment company, Yuehua Entertainment.

YG Yuehua Entertainment UNIQ


After announcing their upcoming boy group iKON, Chinese media outlets reported that YG Entertainment will be collaborating with Yuehua Entertainment to debut a new 5-member boy group, UNIQ. The name derived from the words “unique” and “unicorn” to symbolise their uniqueness and their pure spirit.

It seems like the K-Pop giant is ready to enter the Chinese market as UNIQ is a Korean-Chinese boy group. Similar to EXO from SM Entertainment, the boy group will promote simultaneously in both China and Korea. The group also consists of both Chinese and Korean members that have been secretly training under YG Entertainment for 4 years.

UNIQ Kim Sungjoo

With an average age of 19 and height of 180cm, the group consists of 3 Chinese members (Wong Yibo, Li Wenhan, and Zhou Yixuan) and 2 Korean members (Kim Sungjoo ang Chao Chengyan). Kim Sungjoo is previously known for being an ex-trainee of YG Entertainment and a close friend of WINNER’s Seungyoon and Jinwoo.

The expectations are high for the group as it was reported that 100 million RMB has been invested in them. Rumour has it that UNIQ will be making a special appearance at YG Family’s concert in Beijing next month.

Check out the revealed members’ profiles:

Wong Yibo

  • Date of Birth: August 5, 1997
  • Birth Place: Luoyang
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 59kg
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Position: Main dancer, rapper, visual and maknae.
  • Specialties: Yo-yo, B-BOX, Locking, Krump
  • Ideal type: Loyal, filial, cute but sexy
  • Favourite colour: Green, red, black, white, gold, neon green
  • Favourite artistes: BIGBANG, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyonce, Eason Chen
  • Favourite film genre : “Spider-Man”, “Fast & Furious”
  • Favourite food: Japanese ramen, xiao long bao
  • Favourite sports: Swimming, basketball, bowling, skateboarding
  • Favourite animals: Doberman Pinscher
  • Favourite brands: Nike Air Jordan, Chrome Hearts, Givenchy, Balmain, ARMANI, HBA
  • Dream: To become an all-round talented artiste

Watch the teaser video: [TEASER 1] YH x YG’s New Boygroup UNIQ – Wong Yibo


Jin Shengzhu (Kim Sungjoo)

  • Date of Birth: February 16, 1994
  • Birth Place: Incheon
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 68kg
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Main vocal
  • Languages: Korean, Japanese (conversational), Chinese (conversational)
  • Specialties: Wushu, swimming, skateboarding, B-BOX, playing musical instruments (piano & djembe)
  • Ideal type: Loyal and filial
  • Favourite colour: Red, black, blue, silver, white
  • Favourite artistes: Bruno Mars & Wang Leehom
  • Favourite film genre : Action and sci-fi
  • Favourite food: Roasted duck, ramen, salmon
  • Favourite sports: Taekwondo, skateboarding
  • Favourite animals: Dog, panda
  • Favourite brands: Adidas,  Vans, Nike Jordan, Chromehearts, Balmain
  • Dream: To be a musician
  • Most unforgettable moment: Stepping up on stage for the first time

Watch the teaser video: [TEASER 2] YH x YG’s New Boygroup UNIQ – Kim Sungjoo

Chao Chengyan (Cho Seungyoun)

  • Date of Birth: August 5, 1996
  • Birth Place: Gyeonggi-do
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 65kg
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Rapper & main vocal
  • Specialties: Football, B-BOX, Krump, playing musical instruments (piano & guitar)
  • Ideal type: Attractive/Charismatic
  • Favourite colour: Black, red, white, blue, green
  • Favourite artistes: Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Beyonce, Beenzino, San E
  • Favourite films: “Avengers”, “Harry Potter”, “Goal”, “About Time”, “If Only”
  • Favourite food: All
  • Favourite sports: Football, baseball, basketball, tennis, skateboarding, skiing
  • Favourite animals: Dog, cat, otter, lion, tiger, horse
  • Favourite brands: Nike, Adidas, Stussy, Balmain, Vivienne Westwood, YSL
  • Dream: To become one of the most popular idol groups in the world and bring more joy to people
  • Most unforgettable moment: Playing football in Brazil

Watch the teaser video: [TEASER 3] YH x YG’s New Boygroup UNIQ – Cho Seungyeon

Li Wenhan

  • Date of Birth: July 22, 1994
  • Birth Place: Hangzhou
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 64kg
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Position: Rapper & main vocal
  • Specialties: Swimming, basketball playing, diving, playing musical instrumentals (guitar & piano), B-Box, Korean
  • Ideal type: Cute but sexy, smart, filial, charismatic
  • Favourite colour: Blue, red, black, white
  • Favourite artistes: Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown,Wang Lee Hom, Eason Chen
  • Favourite films: Horror, sci-fi, action, comedy
  • Favourite food: Meats
  • Favourite sports: Basketball, tennis, bowling, gym, swimming, running
  • Favourite animals: Dogs of every breed, Scottish Fold, raccoon, owl
  • Favourite brands: Givenchy, Armani, Club Monaco, Burberry, Nike, Adidas, Reebok
  • Dream: To become one of the most popular idol groups in the world and bring more joy to people
  • Most unforgettable moment: The first time my dad taught me to play basketball and then I fell in love with it

Watch the teaser video: [TEASER 4] YH x YG’s New Boygroup #UNIQ – Li WenHan

Zhou Yixuan

  • Date of Birth: December 11, 1990
  • Birth Place: Shengzhou
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 65kg
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Position: Leader & rapper
  • Specialties: T’ai chi ch’uan, Rubik’s cube, B-BOX, Krump, rapping, composing
  • Ideal type: Filial, kind, love smiling, charismatic
  • Favourite colour: Black, white, red, Carolina blue
  • Favourite artistes: Florida, LupeFiasco, BIGBANG, RAIN, Skrillex
  • Favourite films: “X-Men”, “The Legend of 1990”, “Rashomon”, “Ex-Files”
  • Favourite food: Prawn & crab, beef, crab soups dumpling
  • Favourite sports: gym, running, swimming, basketball, ping pong, bowling
  • Favourite animals: Dolphin, panda, dog, hamster
  • Favourite brands: LANVIN, Givenchy, Nike Air Jordan, Timberland, Dr. Martin, G-SHOCK
  • Dream: To become the most talented and influential idol group
  • Most unforgettable moment: Putting the dream to be performing on stage as my life goal after going to RAIN’s concert in Beijing.

Watch the teaser video: [TEASER 5] YH x YG’s New Boygroup #UNIQ – Zhou Yi Xuan

What do you think of the new Korean-Chinese boy group? Are you excited for their debut? Let us know in the comment box below!

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