[ARTICLE] New K-pop group, ITZY

Hiya, Islanders! Do you know about ITZY ? Let’s get to know them <3

ITZY is a K-pop girl group, formed by JYP Entertainment, consisting of members Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. On January 21, JYP Entertainment announced they would be debuting a new girl group- the first girl group from the label since Twice’s debut in 2015. On the same day, the girl group’s official Youtube account was created and the label’s official channel shared a trailer unveiling the five members.

On February 12, the K-pop girl group released their debut single album, It’z Different, with its lead single “Dalla Dalla.” Its empowering lyrics have been well received by fans. Billboard confirmed that the music video surpassed 17.1 million views within 24 hours of its release, breaking the record for the most viewed K-Pop debut music video within 24 hours. On February 21, nine days after their debut, Itzy received their first music show win on MCountdown and became the fastest girl group to achieve their first music show win. In addition to this, they also won on other music shows like Show! Music Core, Inkigayo, and Music Bank! Amazing, right?

Members

Yeji

  • Stage name: Yeji (예지)
  • Birth name: Hwang Yeji (황예지)
  • Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper
  • Birthday: May 26th, 2000
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Facts about Yeji:
    • She became a trainee in 2015, so she trained for 3 years.
    • She made a cameo on “Twenty Again” EP8 (2015).
    • Yeji’s hometown is Jeonju.
    • She was a contestant on “SBS The Fan” (eliminated in EP5) (2018).
    • 2PM ‘s Junho calls Yeji “JYP’s Hidden Weapon.”
    • Yeji auditioned to JYP with “Like Ooh-Ahh” by Twice.

Lia

  • Stage name: Lia (리아)
  • Birth name: Choi Jisu (최지수)
  • Position: Main Vocalist
  • Birthday: July 21st, 2000
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Facts about Lia:
    • She was a trainee for more than 2 years.
    • Lia is the newest JYP trainee to debut.
    • She is a former SM Ent. trainee.
    • Her stage name comes from “Julia,” her English name. Her aunt gave her that name.
    • She used to live in Canada.
    • She can speak English.

Ryujin

  • Stage name: Ryujin (류진)
  • Birth name: Shin Ryujin (신류진)
  • Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Center
  • Birthday: April 17th, 2001
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Facts about Ryujin:
    • Ryujin starred in BTS’ “Love Yourself” Highlight Reel (She was J-Hope and Jimin’s pair).
    • She was an actress in the movie The King (2017).
    • She was a contestant on YG’s “MIXNINE” (Ranked #1).
    • Yang Hyun Suk offered her to join YG. However, she decided to stay at JYP.
    • She was cast by JYP at a GOT7 fan meeting.
    • Ryujin is kind of the “guy,” girl crush of the group.
    • She was a trainee for 4 years.

Chaeryoung

  • Stage name: Chaeryeong (채령)
  • Birth name: Lee Chaeryeong (이채령)
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • Birthday: June 5th, 2001
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Fact about Chaeryeong:
    • She’s IZ*ONE ‘s Chaeyeon ‘s sister. She also has a younger sister named Chaemin.
    • Chaeryoung became a trainee in 2014 which means she’s been training for 5 years.
    • Her nickname is “Chocolate Holic.”
    • Chaeryeong gets scared easily.
    • Chaeryeong, along with her sister Chaeyeon, auditioned for Fantagio in 2012, but didn’t make it.
    • She was a contestant on “JYP’s SIXTEEN” when she was 14 (Ranked #12).
    • She was a contestant on “Kpop Star 3” when she was 11.

Yuna

  • Stage name: Yuna (유나)
  • Birth name: Shin Yuna (신유나)
  • Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual, Maknae
  • Birthday: December 9th, 2003
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Fact about Yuna:
    • She appeared in BTS’ Highlight Reels (She was Jungkook‘s pair) (2017).
    • She trained for 3 years.
    • Yuna used to wear braces.
    • Yuna attends Hanlim Multi Art School, she’s in the department of Practical Dance.

Now that you know each member’s profile and facts about them, let’s watch their music videos “DALLA DALLA” and “WANT IT” <3 Prepare to become addicted to this K-pop girl group as you watch this! XD

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