Here’s Everything We Know About YG Entertainment’s New Girl Group—Name, Members & Concept

YG’s new girl group is coming in the second half of 2020.

On February 27, YG Entertainment confirmed reports that they’re preparing to debut a new girl group within the second half of the year (between July and December 2020). Right now, the group’s name, concept, and members haven’t yet been officially announced—but early fans think they may have uncovered all three already. Here’s everything you need to know about what to expect from the new YG Entertainment girl group.

The Group’s Name

Right now, the most likely name for YG Entertainment’s new girl group is Baby Monsters. Back in January, eagle-eyed fans noticed that the company had filed a trademark for the name. Checking trademark applications was also how JYP Entertainment fans uncovered ITZY’s name way back in December 2018.

While trademarks can be used for many things other than new group names, it’s worth noting that Jisoo once revealed that BLACKPINK almost debuted under the name Baby Monsters. So, it’s likely that YG Entertainment wants to use the name for a girl group rather than another venture.

In February, YG Entertainment also trademarked BAEMON—this may be a nickname for the group, or it could be the name they’ll go by in Korea because of the easier pronunciation.

The Group’s Concept

Again, the group’s concept has not yet been announced. However, many fans are speculating that YG Entertainment is opting for a cute concept, similar to that of TWICE. Why?

There are a few reasons. For one, BLACKPINK is already dominating the girl crush space under YG Entertainment. Since BLACKPINK is still in its early years, it may not be wise for the company to debut another group with a similar concept, despite that being their usual angle.

On top of that, YG Entertainment’s new boy group, TREASURE, is due to debut shortly. Many have speculated that the group will have a softer, more youthful image than previous YG Entertainment boy groups—as supported by their song “Going Crazy”. As such, a lot of fans believe the new girl group will have a similarly soft touch.

The Group’s Members

While the group’s lineup and number of members is yet to be announced, many YG Entertainment trainees are already known to the public. Here are 9 trainees who could end up making it into the group.

Jane

Real name Wang Siyu, Jane is a Chinese trainee born on August 16 1999. She is currently 20 years old (international age).

Jane is expected to be a vocalist if she debuts in the new girl group and may be the leader because of her age. She’s currently participating in the Chinese reality show Youth With You 2020.

Vicky

Real name Wei Chen, Vicky is a Chinese trainee born on June 5 2000. She is currently 19 years old (international age).

Vicky is expected to be a rapper and dancer if she debuts in the new girl group. She’s also participating in Youth With You alongside Jane.

Seojin

Real name Kang Seojin, Seojin is a Korean trainee born on September 25 2000. She is currently 19 years old (international age).

Seojin is expected to be a vocalist if she debuts in the new girl group. Her nickname is Jina, which may be the name she takes on stage. You may recognize her from season 4 of K-Pop Star, where her visuals were compared to Sulli—fitting, since Seojin used to train under SM Entertainment. Seojin also appeared on episode 6 of Kwon Hyunbin Begins.

Subin

Real name An Subin, Subin is a Korean trainee born on November 30 2003. She is currently 16 years old (international age).

Subin is expected to be a dancer if she debuts in the new girl group. Alongside training to be a K-Pop idol, Subin has also worked as a model. She even modeled for the uniforms for Produce 48.

Eunkyul

Real name Kim Eunkyul, Eunkyul is a Korean trainee born on January 11 2005. She is currently 15 years old (international age).

You may recognize Eunkyul from Mnet’s Idol School, where she was the youngest contestant. There, she was known for her resemblance to Weki Meki’s Doyeon.

Hayeon

Real name Jung Hayeon, Hayeon is a Korean trainee born in 2005. She is currently either 14 or 15 years old (international age).

Hayeon is expected to be a dancer if she debuts in the new girl group. She studied at a school in China, where she also modeled. As a result, Hayeon is fluent in Korean, Cantonese, and English. Her Chinese name is Hui Yan. When she was 12 years old, she was part of the project group Little Cheer Girl.

Byul

Real name Han Byul, Byul is a Korean-Swedish trainee born on November 18 2005 or 2006. She is currently either 13 or 14 years old (international age). Given her young age, she’s one of the least likely trainees to debut in the new girl group.

Byul’s Swedish name is Katties, and she’s expected to be a dancer and vocalist if she debuts in the new girl group. Like Seojin, she participated on K-Pop Star (season 6).

Chaeeun

Real name Yang Chaeeun, Chaeeun is a Korean trainee born in 2006. She is currently either 13 or 14 years old (international age). Given her young age, she’s one of the least likely trainees to debut in the new girl group.

Not much is known about her, other than that she’s a former child model and trained at a dance school.

Seoyoung

Real name Byun Seoyoung, Seoyoung is a Korean trainee born in 2007. She is currently either 12 or 13 years old (international age). Given her young age, she’s one of the least likely trainees to debut in the new girl group.

Not much is known about her, other than that she trained at a dance school.

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