[WORD ON THE TWEET] YG recently announced plans to debut a brand new idol group, their youngest boy idol group yet. Reportedly, the ages of the members will range from 15-17 and include Bang Ye Dam, the second place winner from K-pop Star 2 in 2013. Bang Ye Dam has been a trainee at YG since the show ended and is now 16 years old.
But the most surprising part about this announcement is that the group is expected to debut in July 2017.
If you are at all familiar with YG Entertainment, the company is notorious for delaying comebacks and release dates. For example, YG teased the formation of a new girl group for more than three years before BLACKPINK actually made their debut. YG fans seriously possess the patience of saints by putting up with all the waiting, changes, waiting, delays, and did I mention waiting?
Speaking of waiting, despite news of album preparations and filmed music videos, fans of YG have been patiently anticipating any information on concrete comeback plans for WINNER, iKON, PSY, BLACKPINK and more this spring to little avail.
So, with this context, it's only natural that netizens had something to say about the announcement of a new boy group debut! Here's the word on the tweet for YG's big news:
First, there was the usual disbelief.
And then the understandable questions of why does everything at YG always happen AT THE SAME TIME?
Others were quick to point out that YG's other boy groups iKON and WINNER haven't been very active since their own debuts not too long ago.
But there is light on the horizon for all those patient YG stans because on 14 March 2017 it was reported by multiple songwriters that WINNER will be making a comeback in April and that Kang Seungyoon participated in creating both title songs (did I mention there should be TWO music videos?!). WINNER themselves happily proclaimed the news for a hopeful comeback in their recent Naver V Live on White Day.
As if this weren't enough, on 15 March 2017 (Korea Standard Time) the music industry announced that iKON would be filming one of their music videos today (15 March) and plan to film the second music video next week!!! Both tracks have been written/produced by the members and will showcase the unique color of iKON.
Looks like fans of WINNER and iKON may not have to wait much longer =D Time to rally the fandoms, it's comeback time (hopefully... YG, please don't change your mind)!
What is your reaction to the news of the new YG boy group? What do you think of YG's promotion strategies? Are you as excited as we are for all the possible new YG comebacks in the following months?
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