News about the new girl group of YG Entertainment has spread on the K-Pop industry. On February 27, YG Entertainment confirmed that they are now preparing a new girl group. The group will come within the second half of 2020, between July and December. The new girl group’s name, concept, and members have not been officially announced yet. However, we may expect what may come. And here is what you need to know about YG Entertainment’s new girl group.
The New Girl Group’s Name
As we may recall our memories, Jisoo once has revealed that BLACKPINK almost debuted under the name BABY MONSTERS. It is most likely that YG Entertainment still wants to use that name for the new girl group. In January, eagled-eye fans noticed that YG Entertainment had filed a trademark for the group’s name. But in February, it was also found that YG Entertainment also trademarked BAEMON. This may be a nickname for BABY MONSTER, as it is easier to pronounce in Korean.
The Group’s Concept
Though the concept has not been announced, we may speculate that YG Entertainment is planning a cute concept similar to TWICE. Why not BLACKPINK, the one dominates KPop girl groups under YG Entertainment? The most straightforward reason is that since BLACKPINK is still in its early years, it is not wise to debut another girl group with a similar concept.
Besides, TREASURE, the new boy group under YG Entertainment, is going to debut soon. TREASURE is expected to have a softer, more youthful image than previous YG Entertainment’s boy groups. This speculation is supported by “Going Crazy”. Therefore, a lot of fans expect that YG Entertainment’s new girl group has a similar concept: softer and more youthful.
The Group’s Member
Although the number of group members has not been announced yet, many YG Entertainment trainees are known to the public. Here are 9 names of the trainees that possibly be members of YG Entertainment’s new girl group.
Wang Siyu aka Jane
Jane Cover – 方大同 : 特别的人 (Special Person) pic.twitter.com/tb6w8mv4lJ— Vee💦 YG girl trainees (@abcdefggyg) February 27, 2020
A 20-year-old Chinese trainee named Jane possibly becomes one of the new group’s members. She was born on August 16, 1999. Looking at her age, Jane is expected to be a vocalist and maybe the leader if she debuts in the new girl group. She is currently on the Chinese Reality Show, Youth With You 2020.
Wei Chen aka Vicky
Vicky Dance Focus – Meghan Trainor Me Too pic.twitter.com/k7Dz4fFpWy— Vee💦 YG girl trainees (@abcdefggyg) February 27, 2020
Along with Jane, Vicky is also participating in the Chinese Reality Show Youth With You 2020. Wei Chen or Vicky is another Chinese trainee born on June 5, 2000. If Vicky debuts with the new girl group, she is expected to be the rapper and dancer.
Kang Seojin aka Jina
Seojin Vocal Highlights ♥ pic.twitter.com/0PNu9qahAU— YG New Girl Group Central (@yg_central) October 5, 2019
Seojin is a Korean trainee, and currently, she is 19 years old. She was born on September 25, 2000. Her nickname is Jina, which probably will be her stage name as well. You may recognize her in K-Pop Star season 4. She was usually compared to Sulli in visual. Seojin also appeared on Kwon Hyunbin Begins episode 6. If Seojin debuts with the new girl group, she is expected to be a vocalist.
Ahn Subin 💃— Vee💦 YG girl trainees (@abcdefggyg) February 10, 2020
*taken last year pic.twitter.com/wl0rxzZMr4
Subin is relatively young. She was born on November 30, 2003, which means she is 16 years old (international age) now. Besides training to be a K-Pop idol, Subin is also a model. She modeled for the uniforms to Produce 48. This Korean trainee is expected to be a dancer if she debuts with the new girl group.
Another Korean trainee is Enukyul. She was born on January 11, 2005. She was the youngest contestant in Mnet’s Idol School. She was also known for her resemblance to Weki Meki’s Doyeon.
Hayeon is currently 14 or 15 years old (international age) and expected to be a dancer if she debuts with the new girl group. She studied in a school in China, so it’s not surprising that Hayeon is fluent in Korean, Cantonese, and English. She even has a Chinese name, Hui Yan. She was a model and when she was 12 years old, she was part of Little Cheer Girl project group.
Hanbyul Kpop Star 6 Highlight ♥ pic.twitter.com/ZWM6tf0dBh— YG New Girl Group Central (@yg_central) October 5, 2019
This Korean-Swedish trainee was born on November 18, 2005 or 2006. Her Swedish name is Katties. Like Seojin, she was a part on K-Pop Star Season 6. If she debuts in the new girl group, she is expected to be a dancer and vocalist. However, she is one of the least likely trainees to debut in the new girl group because of her young age.
Chaeeun is a 13 or 14 year-old Korean trainee. Alongside with Han Byul, due to her young age, she is also one of the least likely trainees to debut in the new girl group. She used to be a child model and went to a dance school.
The youngest Korean trainee is Seoyoung. She was born in 2007, so she is now 12 or 13 years old (international age). As the youngest trainee, she is one of the least trainees to debut in the new girl group. She went to a dance school where she learned her good moves.