YG Entertainment goes by means of a significant lineup change forward of 2023.
YG Entertainment, one of many largest music firms in Korea, hints at a significant reorganization of its artist lineup in 2023 with the information of a collection of updates on the finish of 2022. Excluding BLACKPINK and TREASURE, who’re happening world excursions, YG is rapidly finding out contract points with artists whose hiatus is getting longer.
YG Entertainment talked about a complete of three contract-related bulletins on December thirtieth. First, the termination of YG’s contract with high actor Kang Dong Won was introduced, adopted by the termination of the contract with 6 iKON members, who had been thought of the spine of YG’s boy teams. Immediately after that, YG formally introduced the launch of a brand new lady group 7 years after BLACKPINK.
Normally, YG has been stingy with artists’ actions, refusing to let their artists have frequent comebacks like different firms’ artists and making them go on lengthy breaks between promotions that frustrate followers and the general public.
First of all, the expiry of the contract of iKON, the group as soon as launched by YG as “The Next BIGBANG”, is regrettable in some ways.
Formed in 2013 as Team B of Mnet’s “WIN: Who Is Next” and after shedding to Team A Winner, iKON went by means of “Mix and Match” to grow to be a 7-member group and formally debuted in 2015. iKON succeeded in standing out with a melody line based mostly on the hip-hop style. “My Type” and “Love Scenario” hit the jackpot on the music charts. On high of that, iKON was an excellent rookie who efficiently accomplished the dome tour in Japan, rapidly received first place on music exhibits proper after their debut, received the rookie of the yr title at year-end awards ceremonies, and in addition received Daesang.
However, core member B.I’s drug scandal and Bobby’s premarital pregnancy eventually put a brake on iKON’s success. As the hiatus ultimately lengthened, iKON’s place in YG decreased in some unspecified time in the future. Of course, there have been performances and album actions to speak with followers on occasion, however iKON couldn’t get better as a lot recognition as earlier than, and ultimately reached a tragic ending the place they may not keep at YG.
On the opposite hand, the official announcement about YG’s next-generation girl group, which had solely been rumored, was made abruptly at present. Along with the “YG NEXT MOVEMENT” poster launched on YG’s official SNS at 3:00 pm KST on December thirtieth, the silhouettes of seven members together with the date 2023.01.01 0AM heralds YG’s new lady group challenge in 2023.
YG has confirmed that it’ll launch a next-generation lady group that has been secretly ready for years. An official debut within the first half of 2023 is predicted.
YG’s new lady group launch is about 7 years after BLACKPINK. With the nice success of 2NE1 and BLACKPINK, YG’s subsequent lady group is drawing nice curiosity.