BABYMONSTER, YG Entertainment’s highly anticipated new Kpop girl group, has confirmed their official debut date. Still, mystery remains unsolved on the group’s previous multiple debut delays after their exceptional public evaluation process. Join us as we dive into the possible reasons why YG Entertainment decided to delay BABYMONSTER debut date multiple times.
YG Announces Debut Date for New Kpop Girl Group, BABYMONSTER
After repeated postponements that resulted in fans’ criticism and anxiety, YG Entertainment finally announced the debut date of its new Kpop girl group, BABYMONSTER.
On November 10 at midnight KST, BABYMONSTER posted an announcement on their official social media accounts. The announcement a clear revelation that BABYMONSTER’s debut date will be at midnight on November 27, 2023, KST.
With the debut date coming in less than a month, fans are finally excited and relieved that they will finally be able to see the kind of music this promising group will present. This anticipation grew especially because the group consists of seven highly talented members.
But at the same time, questions and speculations arose on social media about why these talented performers debuted so late, given the excitement and drama they generated during the evaluation process. This was particularly the case following the recent controversy involving member Ahyeon.
And according to some netizens, it was all because of YG Entertainment.
Suspected Reasons for BABYMONSTER’s Repeated Debut Postponement
Here are the suspected reasons why YG Entertainment decided to delay BABYMONSTER debut date, according to some netizens.
YG’s Horrible Track Record in Debuting Idols
First and foremost, some netizens believe that the reason why YG kept on delaying BABYMONSTER’s debut date was basically due to its own horrible track record.
According to fans, YG Entertainment has had an unreliable history of debuting idols.
Previously in 2013, during Mnet’s show “WIN: Who is Next,” YG announced that either Team A or Team B, would get the chance to debut. However, the company eventually formed the group iKON using team members that did not win, with additional new members from “Mix & Match”.
Then, it happened again several years later.
Following their initial appearance in November 2018 on “YG Treasure Box,” the plan was to divide them into Treasure and Magnum groups for solo ventures post-show. However, complications arose, such as Ha Yoon Bin’s contract ending early in preparation. This resulted in their joint debut as a 12-member group, 1 year and 8 months post-show.
These previous issues showed that it was public knowledge that YG had always had a bad history in debuting new Kpop groups. And that was why BABYMONSTER was no exception.
Yang Hyun Suk’s Legal Issues and Pending Court Decisions
Second among the apparent reasons why YG continued to delay the debut date of its new Kpop girl group, BABYMONSTER, was because of its founder/producer, Yang Hyun Suk.
Over the past years, Yang Hyun Suk, the founder and producer of YG Entertainment, has faced several court trials. The YG founder previously faced charges of blackmail and neglect in the drug case scandal involving former iKON leader Kim Han Bin (B.I). This created unstable circumstances in the company’s business situations.
Then, the Seoul High Court eventually came to a decision on November 8 KST. They reversed Yang Hyun Suk’s previous non-guilty decision into a six-month prison sentence and one-year probation.
It might not have been a good decision for Yang Hyun Suk, but the verdict provided a more stable situation for the company.
This is what ultimately allowed YG to proceed with BABYMONSTER’s debut.
Anticipating BLACKPINK’s Future Decisions
“Do not put all your eggs in one basket!” is a famous investment rule in the business industry.
As one of the four giant Kpop companies in South Korea, YG has always been famous for its continuous success with fewer Kpop groups than the remaining three. Especially with its Kpop girl group category, YG’s continuous success remains solid and long-lasting since 2ne1 and BLACKPINK.
Unfortunately, the company that raised two of the most prominent kpop girl groups in history has also had the worst track record in managing them.
Previously, YG suddenly disbanded 2ne1 without reportedly informing the members. It was then that the company immediately debuted the global Kpop girl group sensation BLACKPINK. Everything happened in the same year: 2016.
Today, history might repeat itself. With BLACKPINK members’ exclusive contracts reaching their final decisions, many believed that the renewal would be a complete failure. Consequently, as 2023 draws to a close, the likelihood of BLACKPINK disbanding has increased..
Therefore, YG reportedly decided to wait until the end of final decisions among BLACKPINK members regarding their contract renewal. And when the future it holds cannot promise certain results, YG decided to proceed with their next project: BABYMONSTER.
Just like how it happened in 2016.
Finally, what do you think about these possible reasons behind the delay of the BABYMONSTER debut date? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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