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All in us! Hello, we are ITZY!

—ITZY

ITZY (있지) is a five-member girl group under JYP Entertainment. They debuted on February 12, 2019 with the digital single "IT'z Different".

History

Pre-debut

Prior to their debut, the members had previous experience in the industry. Chaeryeong was a contestant on the SBS competition show K-pop Star 3 in 2013. She then went to compete in JYP survival show SIXTEEN in 2015, however, she failed to become a member of the winning girl group, TWICE.[2] Ryujin was a contestant on JTBC's survival show MIXNINE from 2017 to 2018 and she placed first for girls but lost in the final competition to the boys team.[3] Yeji was a contestant on SBS' The Fan but was eliminated in episode 5.[4] All of the members, with the exception of Lia, appeared in Mnet's reality show Stray Kids as a project group against the boy group Stray Kids in 2017.[5]

2019: Debut with "IT'z Different", fandom name, first comeback with IT'z Icy, Premiere Showcase Tour

On January 20, JYP Entertainment released a prologue film introducing their next girl group, ITZY. The group consists of five members: Yuna, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, Lia, and Yeji.[6]

The group promoting "IT'z Different"

On January 24, JYPE revealed the group would debut with the single "IT'z Different". On February 11, a music video teaser for the single's title track, "Dalla Dalla", was released.[7] The music video was released on February 11 and the single on the 12th. The group held their live premiere the same day as the single's release. The music video for "Dalla Dalla" counted 13,933,725 views (manually, Youtube confirmed it to be 17.1 million views) in its first day, breaking the record for most viewed music videos in the first 24 hours by a K-pop group in its debut, which previously was of IZ*ONE with the song "La Vie En Rose".[8]

The group performing at SBS's Gayo Daejeon 2019 on December 25, 2019

On July 7, ITZY's fans gained a name: MIDZY. The name was revealed by the group's social medias, almost 5 months after their debut.[1]

On July 10, ITZY released the first teaser images for their first mini album, IT'z Icy, which was released on July 29.[9]

On July 29 at 12AM KST, the group released the music video for their comeback title track "Icy". The music video was seen 18 million times within its first day.[10]

On September 22, JYPE announced ITZY's showcase tour titled ITZY Premiere Showcase Tour "ITZY? ITZY!". A showcase tour kicked off in Jakarta on November 2 which would then go on to different cities in Asia throughout the end of 2019 before heading to the United States for five shows in January 2020.[11]

2020: IT'z Me, Not Shy

Concept photo for IT'z Me

On January 28, it was reported that Itzy had finished filming their music video for a new song and are in the final stages of comeback preparations.[12]

On February 19, the first teaser for IT'z ME the group's second mini album was revealed through social media, with "Wannabe" serving as the title track the mini album was released on March 9.[13] The title song ‘"Wannabe" delivers the message of “One and only ME”, which is about showing their unique colors that do not live up to others standards.[14]

On July 30, an opening trailer was revealed through the official JYPE channel on YouTube revealing the name of the group's third mini album Not Shy which was released on August 17.[15]

The group at SBS's Inkigayo backstage on August 23, 2020

The title song "Not Shy" is an up tempo R&B dance song with quick beats and intense saxophone, and candid vocals about the emotions of being deeply in love and not caring about how things will end.[16]

2021: "Not Shy (English Ver.)", "Trust Me (MIDZY)", Guess Who, Crazy In Love and Japanese debut

The group released their first English digital single album "Not Shy (English Ver.)" on January 22. The single contains English versions of every title track of their previous releases.

The group at MTV's Friday Livestream on March 26, 2021

On March 13, it was revealed that the group would release a special single as a gift for their fans with Korean and English versions.[17] The single "Trust Me (MIDZY)" was released on March 20.

On March 22, a teaser posted via the group's social medias announced they will make a comeback on April 30 with their fourth mini album called Guess Who.[18] On April 12, it was revealed that the album's title track would be called "마.피.아. In the Morning", in an article JYPE revealed that the group would try to win the taste of global fans using a bolder and more intense charm.[19] The album was released on April 30 at 12AM EDT (1PM KST).

On March 30 it was announced that the group would be the first-ever musical group signed to the brand Maybelline New York as the newest global spokesmodels. The group appeared first in Maybelline's Hypersharp Liner, Ultimatte Lipstick, and SuperStay Foundations campaigns in Asia during the spring.[20]

On the midnight of August 13, ITZY released a comeback poster for their first full album Crazy In Love, to be released on September 24. "Loco" will serve as the album's title track.[21]

On October 25, ITZY released a teaser for their first Japanese best album IT'z ITZY, to be released on December 22.

Members

Name Position(s) Color[22] Years active
Yeji (예지) Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper      Yellow 2019–present
Lia (리아) Main Vocalist, Rapper      Green 2019–present
Ryujin (류진) Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist,
Face of the Group, Center
     Red 2019–present
Chaeryeong (채령) Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper      Purple 2019–present
Yuna (유나) Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist,
Visual, Maknae
     Blue 2019–present
Pre-debut
Somi (소미)[23] N/A N/A N/A

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Mini albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

  • "Break Ice" (with Second Aunt KimDaVi) (2021)

Japanese

Best albums

Mini albums

English

Digital singles


Filmography

Reality shows

  • 100 Hours of Romantic Travel "Paris et ITZY" (Mnet, 2020)

Web reality shows

  • ITZY? ITZY! (YouTube, 2019)
  • I See ITZY (YouTube, 2019)
  • A to Z <M2 Special – ITZY Vlog> "ITZY in Paris" (M2, YouTube 2019)
  • ITZY IT'z Tourbook (YouTube, 2019–2020)
  • Wanna Behind (YouTube, 2020)
  • BU:Quest of ITZY (U+ Idol Live, YouTube, 2020)
  • ITZY in Korea (M2, YouTube 2020)
  • CSI : Codename Secret ITZY (YouTube, 2021)

Web shows

  • Line Friends: ITZY x CREATIVE ACADEMY (YouTube, 2020)
  • IT'z PLAYTIME (YouTube, 2021)
  • 2TZY (Youtube, 2021)
  • bㅣㄴ있지 (Naver Now, Youtube, 2021)

Endorsements

  • Andar (2019)[24]
  • Lotte Duty Free (2019)
  • MAC Cosmetics Korea (2019)[25]
  • Kia Soul (2019)
  • Shopee (2019)
  • Louis Vuitton (2019)
  • Clalen (2019)
  • Oreo (2019)
  • TVING (2019)
  • Tokopedia Indonesia (2020)
  • Maybelline New York (2021)

Awards and nominations

Main article: Awards and nominations received by ITZY

Trivia

  • Yeji was a former The Fan contestant.
  • Ryujin was a former MIXNINE contestant.
  • Chaeryeong was a former K-pop Star 3 and SIXTEEN contestant.
  • On September 3, 2019, pre-debut profile photos of the group leaked on the internet, and something caught the eye of netizens. The photos did not include member Yuna, but Somi, which indicates that she was included in the group's line-up, but was replaced by Yuna when she left JYP Entertainment.[26][27]

Gallery

Main article: ITZY/Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 @ITZYofficial on Twitter (July 7, 2019)
  2. Koreaboo: ITZY’s Chaeryeong Shares How She Feels About Promoting Against Her Sister
  3. Osen: 종영 '믹스나인' 소년팀, 최종 우승 '데뷔'‥男 1등 우진영
  4. Naver: 있지 예지 ‘앉아서도 카리스마 폭발’
  5. Naver: "있지는 달라달라" ITZY, 데뷔곡 '달라달라' 트랙 리스트 공개
  6. Soompi: JYP Introduces New Girl Group ITZY In Exciting Prologue Film
  7. YouTube: ITZY's "Dalla Dalla" M/V Teaser
  8. Soompi: ITZY's "DALLA DALLA" Breaks Record And Becomes K-Pop Group Debut MV With Most Views In 24 Hours
  9. @ITZYofficial on Twitter (July 10, 2019)
  10. Korea JoongAng Daily: ITZY hits 20 million views for 'ICY'
  11. ITZY to Bring ITZY? ITZY! Showcase Tour to the U.S.
  12. Update: ITZY Reported To Make Spring Comeback + JYP Responds
  13. ITZY IT'Z ME RELEASED ONLINE
  14. ITZY : Discography - IT'z ME
  15. ITZY - "Not Shy" OPENING TRAILER
  16. ITZY : Discography < NOT SHY >
  17. ITZY on Twitter: "ITZY "믿지 (MIDZY)" RELEASE POSTER"
  18. @ITZYofficial on Twitter (March 22, 2021)
  19. (KR) ITZY, 컴백 타이틀곡은 ‘마.피.아. In the morning’ [공식]
  20. Maybelline New York Announces ITZY As Global Spokesmodels
  21. @ITZYofficial on Twitter (August 13, 2021)
  22. Based on individual member hashflags for the promotion of Crazy In Love
  23. Jeon Somi Was Indeed Preparing To Debut With ITZY, Pre-Debut Profile Pictures leaked
  24. Allkpop: ITZY named newest endorsement models for active wear brand 'Andar'
  25. Allkpop: MAC cosmetics releases dazzling photos of ITZY for 'Love Me Lipstick'
  26. Jeon Somi Was Indeed Preparing To Debut With ITZY, Pre-Debut Profile Pictures Leaked
  27. Allkpop: Knetz Talks About ITZY Profile Pictures Before Debut With Jeon Somi

Official links

Korean
Japanese


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