YG Entertainment to Debut New Girl Group
YG Entertainment, one of the three top agencies in K-Pop, is set to debut a new girl group, and confidently went on record to say that it would be a new type of group never seen before.
Sometime early next year, YG will be debuting its second girl group, following 2NE1, or third, if you count Swi.T, which included CEO Yang Hyun Suk′s now wife. The group will be showcasing Kim Eun Bi, one of the top 6 contestants from Mnet’s Superstar K2, as a member.
There may be unexpected factors down the road, but Kim Eun Bi is currently working hard to make her debut as a member of the girl group, even participating in a test photo shoot with a few other trainees in early November.
YG plans to not only differentiate the group from its own girl group 2NE1, but also from the other girl groups such as Girls’ Generation and Wonder Girls as well.
A high level YG official told enews on November 15, “If you look at YG’s original singers, like for example Jinusean and 1TYM, you can see that no two singers have the same concept. If they were similar, we wouldn’t have put them together in the first place. Of course the group will be different from not only 2NE1, but also original girl groups such as Girls’ Generation.”
He added the girl group would be performing music based on hip-hop. He said, “The music will, of course, be YG-style music. These days no one really looks for authentic hip-hop, but hip-hop is like salt; it’s like a spice that can be mixed with any other genre. We’re aiming to make a new type of group that has its roots in hip-hop, never seen before.
The K-Pop scene has its eyes fixed on what girl group YG will release after enjoying an explosive success with 2NE1.
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