Yup, you read that right. Although they already have their hands full with their current roster of artistes, YG Entertainment is set to debut a new boy group with an average age of 16 years old.
The news was reported by South Korea media outlet OSEN, citing leaked information from the company.
The report stated that the entertainment powerhouse might be planning to debut the 7-member idol group in July. The members are reportedly aged between 15 to 17 year old. Their young ages have drawn comparisons to SM Entertainment’s NCT Dream, whose eldest member is only 17 years old.
YG Entertainment will also be focusing on their existing groups from April to June, with iKON, WINNER, BLACKPINK, and SECHSKIES slated to make comebacks. July will then be the month of the new boy group.
An insider revealed, “Considering that BIGBANG, WINNER, and iKON were all in their early 20s when they debuted, the fact that the new boy group will be 15-17 is huge. But even though they’re young, they’ve undergone 4 to 5 years of training, as well as passed Yang Hyun Suk’s strict evaluations; they may as well be veterans.”
One of the potential members is Bang Yedam, the runner-up for SBS’ popular competition show “K-Pop Star 2”. Bang, who is 16, is currently named as the main vocal for the yet-to-be-named group. The singer is quite well-known as a current trainee of YG Entertainment, and has appeared in the company’s reality shows “WIN: Who Is Next”, “WINNER TV”, and “Mix and Match“, alongside WINNER and iKON.
No word on who the other members will be. However, if they are making their debut this year, we’re sure we will be introduced to them soon.
For now, here’s a clip of the talented boy performing Justin Bieber’s “Baby”:
The company has 8 subsidiaries, which are HIGHGRND (an indie sub-label managed by Epik High’s Tablo), The Black Label (independent sub-label headed by Teddy Park and Kush), PSYG (PSY’s own label), YG PLUS (advertisement company), YG K+ (model management company), moonshot (cosmetics brand), NONA9ON (luxury street-wear brand), and YG Golf Academy.
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