Everything we know so far about YG Entertainment’s new group
K-Pop continues to conquer the global music space with the likes of BLACKPINK making history by becoming the first South Korean group to headline Coachella.
Alongside the foursome, K-pop giant YG Entertainment is gearing up to debut his brand new girl group BABYMONSTER, which looks set to be one of the biggest projects of the new year.
YG officially announced BABYMONSTER, also known as BAEMON, towards the end of 2022. We’ve compiled all the information we have so far below, including the first member of the group to be revealed, as well as names who could join the group, according to Align.
In May 2021, YG Entertainment confirmed they were preparing to form a new girl group after rumors circulated online. This start marks the first all-female group following BLACKPINK’s debut in 2016.
Producer Yang Hyun-suk said in a teaser video that they can be considered. Babies with YG DNA« .
“I hope the members can amaze the world as much as they have amazed me with their monthly performances for the past four years.”he said in January.
WINNER members Hoony and Yoon and AKMU members Lee Su-hyun and Chan-hyuk praised the group, noting that they ” really good with their facial expressions and gestures that can catch people’s attention. »
BLACKPINK’s Lisa added: “The members get along well” while Jennie said: “They’re really good overall.”
The first revealed member is Shin Haram.
On January 11th, YG Entertainment launched a new YouTube channel just for BABYMONSTER. The first video uploaded to the platform is a clip featuring Haram, the first member of the group to be revealed.
In a black-and-white video, the 15-year-old artist can be seen singing a cover of Mario’s “Let Me Love You.” So far it is known that Haram was born on October 7, 2007 and her nationality is South Korean.
The second member of the group is Jung Ahyeon.
YG also revealed the name of the second member of BAEMON on January 15th. Born on April 11, 2007, the 15-year-old girl is a South Korean citizen.
After YG released an official teaser video for BABYMONSTER, adoring fans have already found the other members joining the group. It is known that the group will consist of Lee Dain (South Korea), Pritha (Thailand), Rora (South Korea), Chikita (Thailand), Mirin (Japan) and Asa (Japan).
The K-pop giant recently revealed details about the group, which consists of three Koreans (Ahyeon, Haram and Rora), two Thais (Pharita and Chiquita) and two Japanese (Ruka and Asa). Their average age is around 15 years and 9 months.
According to YG, Ahyeon is a versatile performer who excels at singing, dancing and rapping. Haram is a singer with a unique voice that praised BLACKPINK’s Rosé.
Rora was a member of a child idol group made up of young female singers between the ages of 9 and 14.
Pharita joined YG after passing an audition with a competitive ratio of 1226:1. Chiquita, 13, is the youngest member of the team and is known as a singer with a crystal clear voice.
She joined BABYMONSTER just three months after her training at YG. Ruka is an excellent dancer who is fluent in Korean, while Asa is a talented rapper.
“Starting is like realizing my first dream”said Haram in a YouTube video presentation. “It is also the beginning of a new dream.«
BABYMONSTER already has over a million subscribers on YouTube. It took the septet just 52 days to reach this milestone after opening their channel on December 28th.
BABYMONSTER is likely to become a defining factor in YG’s future.
“There is still uncertainty surrounding BLACKPINK as the time for members’ contract renewals approaches,” said Choi Min-ha, chief analyst at Samsung Securities, as quoted. “Nevertheless, the debut of BABYMONSTER should accelerate YG’s growth in the medium to long term. »
On the other hand, YG said that the BABY MONSTER starts with fewer than seven members.