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Find your TREASURE! Hello, we're Treasure!
(Find your TREASURE! 안녕하세요, 트레저입니다!)

—Treasure

TREASURE (트레저) is a 10-member boy group under YG Entertainment, formed through the survival show YG Treasure Box. Originally as 12, they debuted on August 7, 2020 with their first single album "The First Step : Chapter One".[2]

They were originally scheduled to debut sometime between May and July 2019 but it was postponed.[3]

History[]

2018–2019: YG Treasure Box[]

On October 29, 2018, YG Entertainment announced the launch of a new survival show for the debut of the agency's newest boy group. A total of 29 trainees would compete, with most between the ages of 14 to 19.[4] The show, YG Treasure Box, began airing on November 18 and ended on January 18, 2019.

2019: TREASURE, 2nd boy group, TREASURE 13[]

TREASURE13 group reveal photo

TREASURE13 final lineup

The first four members were announced on the January 18th finale episode: Haruto, Bang Ye Dam, So Jung Hwan, and Kim Jun Kyu.[5] The remaining three members were revealed on Naver V Live broadcasts on January 21, 23, and 25. Park Jeong Woo was announced as the fifth member, followed by Yoon Jae Hyuk (sixth), and Choi Hyun Suk (seventh).[6][7][8] On January 28, YG announced the group will be called TREASURE.[9] The following day, Yang Hyun Suk announced that he would form a second group from the show, comprising of six members, to debut after TREASURE.[10] The six members were revealed from January 30 to February 4: Ha Yoon Bin, Mashiho, Kim Do Young, Yoshinori, Park Ji Hoon and Asahi, respectively.[11]

On February 7, reports surfaced that the two groups would be promoting together and separately. It was confirmed later that day on a blog post by Yang Hyun Suk on YG Life's official website.[12] He revealed that the 13 members will first debut as TREASURE 13 before promoting separately into the two groups: TREASURE and MAGNUM. He also explained fanclub's name for all three teams will be called "Treasure Maker". They were expected to debut sometime between May and July.[13][14][15]

On July 24, it was reported that their debut has been put on hold after YGE founder and producer Yang Hyun Suk stepped down from the company following a series of scandals surrounding the company.[16]

2020 (1): New debut plans, Yedam solo, debut with "The First Step : Chapter One", "The First Step : Chapter Two", "The First Step : Chapter Three", & First Full Album Plans[]

TREASURE group reveal photo

Group reveal photo (2020)

On January 6, YGE posted a notice on their official website stating the group's future plans. This included re-organizing as a 12-member ensemble after Ha Yoon Bin cancelled his contract on December 31, 2019. It was also revealed that the two units, TREASURE and MAGNUM, would be integrated into TREASURE 13 to form a single group to be name simply as TREASURE. The group will hold various unit and solo activities prior to their debut and that YGE will encourage and support the members to actively participate into the composing and writing of music.[17]

On January 8, TREASURE released the first set of individual profile photos titled "TREASURE EDITORIAL vol.1" for members Choi Hyun Suk, Jihoon, Yoshi, and Junkyu.[18] This was followed by Mashiho, Yoon Jae Hyuk, Asahi, and Bang Ye Dam on the 9th, and Doyoung, Haruto, Park Jeong Woo, and So Jung Hwan on the 10th. Additional profile photos were released from the 20th to 23rd.[19] On January 30, the group released a performance film for the track "Going Crazy".[20] On May 11, the agency shared a promotional video, revealing that the group is set to make their debut in July.[2]

On May 19, a poster of 12 members wearing outfits with TREASURE logos while revealing the team’s identity was revealed through YG Entertainment’s official blog.[21]

TREASURE SBS Inkigayo Backstage August92020

The group at SBS's Inkigayo Backstage on August 9, 2020

On May 21, YGE officially announced that Bang Ye Dam’s solo single will be released in June through a fan announcement. YG explained, “We’ve been preparing Yedam’s solo music before TREASURE was formed” and added, “We’ve decided that it would be a good decision to release a song that was completed in June, prior to TREASURE’s debut, as a surprise gift for the fans”. In addition to the news on Yedam's upcoming solo single, which was unexpected by the fans, TREASURE’s plans for the second half of this year were also revealed. YG stated, “TREASURE is planning to release new songs 3~4 times until the end of the year, after making debut in July”. They explained, “It’s a similar promotion method of how BIGBANG released single albums every month when they first made debut back in 2006”. No details on the song or an exact release date have been revealed, but Bang Ye Dam’s upcoming solo single is expected to raise the global music fans’ expectations on TREASURE’s debut in July.[22]

On July 20, YGE released a teaser video and poster, announcing the group's debut date to be on August 7.[23] Intro posters for each of the members were released on July 24 and 25. An introduction film was released on July 27.[24] On July 29, a group teaser poster was released, announcing their first single album titled "The First Step : Chapter One".[25]

TREASURE Performing on SBS Inkigayo September 20 2020

The group performing at SBS's Inkigayo on September 20, 2020

Following its release, the group's debut single set a new record for largest number of albums sold by a rookie group in 2020 with 166,614 copies in one week.[26]

On September 1, YGE released a coming soon poster for the group's first comeback release.[27] On the midnight of September 7, it was announced that TREASURE would be releasing their second single album, "The First Step : Chapter Two", on September 18.[28]

TREASURE MAMA Red Carpet December 6 2020

The group at Mnet Asian Music Awards Red Carpet on December 6, 2020

On October 12, through its website "YG LIFE", YG Entertainment reported that the group was preparing for their next single album "The First Step : Chapter Three" and also reported that there was a plan for the release of their first full album in the beginning of December.[29] On October 26, YG Entertainment confirmed that the group would release their third single album on November 6.[30]

2021: The First Step : Treasure Effect, Japanese debut, first web drama, first fan meeting and second web drama[]

TREASURE Performing on MCountdown January 21 2021

The group performing at MCountdown on January 21, 2021

On December 28, 2020, YG Entertainment announced that the group would release their first full album entitled The First Step : Treasure Effect on January 11, 2021.[31] On December 31, 2020 it was announced that the title track for the album would be called "My Treasure". [32]

On January 21, YG Entertainment announced that Treasure's Japanese debut album The First Step : Treasure Effect would be released on March 31, through the group’s official website. The group's Japanese debut album is the Japanese version of the first Korean album, The First Step : Treasure Effect and includes Japanese versions of all 12 tracks in addition to "Beautiful", which is TREASURE’s first original Japanese song and the ending theme of Black Clover.[33] On March 23, 2021, the group's official profile on social media revealed a countdown to the release of the song's MV.[34] On March 31, the same day the group's first Japanese studio album was released, the MV was released.[35]

On March 5, the first and only episode of the group's first web drama, It’s Okay, That's Friendship, was published on YouTube as part of the variety web series Treasure Map, marking the first acting experience of the group.[36] According to YG Entertainment on March 8, the web drama surpassed 2 million views in less than 3 days since its release.[37]

TREASURE 1st PRIVATE STAGE – TEU-DAY promotional photo

Promotional photo for 1st PRIVATE STAGE - TEU DAY

On October 23, it was reported by YG Entertainment that the group would hold their first face-to-face and online fan meeting titled ‘TREASURE 1st PRIVATE STAGE – TEU-DAY’ on October 2.[38] On October 31, a live relay of the b-side "Be With Me" featured on the group's first full-length album was released on the group's official YouTube channel, it had a message saying something would be out soon. On the same day, YG Entertainment stated that “A special project that shows TREASURE's new charms and infinite potential is prepared. We will soon be delivering great news to fans who's been waiting for them”.[39]

On December 1, it was revealed that the group would star in their second exclusive web drama The Mysterious Class which would have its first episode released on November 12th. YGE later revealed that there would be a total of 8 episodes with the mystery high-teen thriller genre.[40] On December 24, the Happy Christmas version clip of the Original Soundtrack of the group's web drama The Mysterious Class entitled "BFF" was released on the group's official YouTube channel. Choi Hyun Suk participated in the composition of the song.[41][42]

2022: The Second Step : Chapter One, The Second Step : Chapter Two, Mashiho and Bang Yedam's departures[]

TREASURE The Second Step - Chapter One group concept photo

Promotional photo for The Second Step : Chapter One

At midnight on January 1, a coming soon poster titled The Second Step was revealed through the group's social media, announcing the group's comeback after nearly a year of their last comeback.[43][44] On January 11, an intro video was revealed through the group's social media, in which it was revealed that TREASURE would release their first mini-album titled The Second Step : Chapter One on February 15.[45]

On February 4, YG Entertainment announced that Treasure's Japanese mini album The Second Step : Chapter One would be released on March 23.[46] On February 7, it was revealed that TREASURE would be holding their first concert on April 9 and 10 at the Olympic Park Olympic Hall.[47]

TREASURE The Second Step - Chapter Two concept poster

Promotional photo for The Second Step : Chapter Two

On May 27, YG Entertainment announced that TREASURE has started preparing their new album with an aim to make a summer comeback.[48] On September 1, a teaser poster was revealed, announcing the group's release of their second mini album titled The Second Step : Chapter Two on October 4.[49]

On November 7, YG Entertainment announced that Treasure's second Japanese mini album The Second Step : Chapter Two would be released on November 30.[50]

On November 8, YG Entertainment announced that Mashiho and Bang Ye Dam, who were on hiatus from the group since May, had ended their contracts with the company and had also officially left the group, and that TREASURE would reorganize as a 10-member unit.[51]

2023: "Here I Stand", T5's debut, Reboot, "Move (Japanese Ver.)", "Bona Bona (Japanese Ver.)"[]

On January 20, YG Entertainment announced that Treasure's first single "Here I Stand" would be released on March 22.[52] On February 9, 2023, it was announced that the release date of the single would be postponed from March 22 to March 29, 2023 due to production issues.[53]

On June 12, YG Entertainment founder Yang Hyun Suk announced that TREASURE will be releasing their second full-length album, Reboot in August, as well as the debut of the group's sub-unit, T5, on July.[54][55] "Move" was ultimately released on June 28.[56] On July 4, the release date for Reboot was revealed to have been moved up to July 28.[57]

TREASURE Bona Bona (Japanese Ver

Promotional photo for "Bona Bona (Japanese Ver.)"

On September 8, TREASURE announced that they will be releasing a Japanese digital single, "Bona Bona (Japanese Ver.)" on September 25.[58]

On September 10, TREASURE announced that T5 will be releasing a Japanese digital single, "Move (Japanese Ver.)" on September 15.[59]

2024: Reboot -JP Special Selection-, "King Kong", "Reverse", "King Kong / Reverse" upcoming release[]

On December 22, 2023, YG Entertainment announced that TREASURE's third Japanese mini album Reboot -JP Special Selection- would be released on February 21, 2024.[60]

On May 14, TREASURE unveiled a comeback spoiler video, hinting at their upcoming return. The next day, it was announced that they would be coming back on May 28. On May 16, YG announced the digital single "King Kong".[61]

On May 20, YG Entertainment announced that TREASURE will be releasing a new album this fall.[62]

On July 5, YG Entertainment announced that TREASURE will be releasing their second Japanese single "King Kong / Reverse" on August 21.[63] "Reverse" was pre-released on July 10.[64]

Members[]

Name Position(s) Gemstone[65] Years active
Choi Hyun Suk (최현석) Co-Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer Garnet 2019–present
Jihoon (지훈) Co-Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist Amethyst 2019–present
Yoshi (요시) Lead Rapper Aquamarine 2019–present
Junkyu (준규) Lead Vocalist, Visual Diamond 2019–present
Yoon Jae Hyuk (윤재혁) Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper Pearl 2019–present
Asahi (아사히) Lead Vocalist, Visual Ruby 2019–present
Doyoung (김도영) Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist Sapphire 2019–present
Haruto (하루토) Lead Rapper, Visual Opal 2019–present
Park Jeong Woo (박정우) Main Vocalist Topaz 2019–present
So Jung Hwan (소정환) Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Maknae Turquoise 2019–present
Former
Mashiho (마시호) Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist Emerald 2019–2022[n 2]
Bang Ye Dam (방예담) Main Vocalist Peridot 2019–2022[n 2]
Pre-debut
Ha Yoon Bin (하윤빈) N/A N/A 2019

Sub-units[]

  • TREASURE (2019)
  • MAGNUM (2019)
  • T5 (2023–present)

Table[]

Name TREASURE MAGNUM T5
Choi Hyun Suk Former
Jihoon Former Yes
Yoshi Former
Junkyu Former Yes
Ha Yoon Bin Former
Mashiho Former
Yoon Jae Hyuk Former Yes
Asahi Former
Bang Ye Dam Former
Doyoung Former Yes
Haruto Former
Park Jeong Woo Former
So Jung Hwan Former Yes

Discography[]

Korean[]

Studio albums[]

Mini albums[]

Single albums[]

Digital singles[]

Japanese[]

Studio albums[]

Live albums[]

Mini albums[]

Singles[]

Digital singles[]

Concerts[]

Asia tours[]

Concert participation[]

  • 2022 Boryeong Sea Mud Exhibition K-MUD Global Show K-POP Concert[68] (2022)
  • Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2022 (2022)[69]
  • Waterbomb! Japan 2023 in Nagoya (2023)
  • Summer Sonic 2023 (2023)[70]
  • 2023 K Global Heart Dream (2023)[71]
  • M Countdown In France (2023)[72]
  • Tone & Music Festival 2024 (2024)[73]
  • Waterbomb Busan 2024 (2024)

Fanmeetings[]

Filmography[]

Web dramas[]

  • It's Okay, That's Friendship (YouTube, 2021)
  • The Mysterious Class (YouTube, 2021)

Reality shows[]

  • TREASURE - T.M.I (YouTube, 2020)
  • TREASURE Map
    • Season 1 (YouTube, SBS MTV, 2020)
    • Season 2 (YouTube, 2021)
  • 빛 나는 Solo (SBS, 2024)[74]

Endorsements[]

  • Line Friends (2020-present)[75]
  • Ma:nyo Factory (2021)[76]
  • Ruangguru (2021)
  • I'MMUNE (2021)

Awards and nominations[]

Main article: Awards and nominations received by TREASURE

Trivia[]

  • Choi Hyun Suk and Junkyu are former MIXNINE contestants.
  • Bang Ye Dam is a former K-Pop Star 2 contestant.
  • As of 2021, members live in three separate dorms.[77]
    • Dorm 1 – Hyunsuk, Yoshi, Junkyu, Haruto (all solo rooms)
    • Dorm 2 – Jihoon, Mashiho, Doyoung, Jeongwoo (all solo rooms)
    • Dorm 3 – Jaehyuk, Asahi, Yedam, Junghwan (all solo rooms)

Gallery[]

Main article: TREASURE/Gallery

Notes[]

  1. Over time an abbreviation of their fandom also came into use: Teume (트메).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hiatus since May 2022 until he officially left in November 2022.
  3. Sung by T5 but credited as a TREASURE release
  4. Sung by T5 but credited as a TREASURE release

References[]

  1. Soompi: TREASURE Signs Partnership Contract With Columbia Records
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soompi: YG Entertainment's Upcoming Boy Group TREASURE Announces July Debut
  3. Soompi: TREASURE 13's Debut Plans Reportedly Put On Hold + YG Entertainment Comments
  4. Soompi: "YG Treasure Box" Gears Up For Premiere With 1st Teaser Video
  5. Soompi: Here Are The First 4 Members Of YG's New Boy Group From "YG Treasure Box"
  6. Soompi: YG Announces 5th Member For Upcoming Group From "YG Treasure Box"
  7. Soompi: YG Announces 6th Member For Upcoming Group From "YG Treasure Box"
  8. Soompi: YG Announces Final Member For Upcoming Group From "YG Treasure Box"
  9. Soompi: YG Entertainment Announces Official Name Of New Boy Group
  10. Allkpop: Yang Hyun Suk Says YG Will Debut Another Boy Group Following Treasure
  11. Soompi: YG Announces Final Member To Debut In 2nd Boy Group From "YG Treasure Box"
  12. YG Life: FROM YG
  13. Soompi: Yang Hyun Suk Confirms Plans, Reveals Fan Club Name, And More For TREASURE 13
  14. Allkpop: Yang Hyun Suk Answers Questions on Treasure 13's 2nd Subunit Name, Fanclub Name, Pre-debut Reality Show, + More
  15. YG Life: YANG HYUN SUK, "TREASURE 7+MAGNUM 6='TREASURE 13', Will Debut as 13-Member Group"
  16. Rolling Stone: Yang Hyun-suk, Head of K-Pop Giant YG Entertainment, Resigns Amid Scandals
  17. YG Family: YG 신인 남자그룹 TREASURE에 대한 3가지 소식을 전합니다
  18. Allkpop: TREASURE roll out a new set of profile photos, 'Treasure Editorial vol.1'
  19. Soompi: TREASURE Amps Up Excitement For Debut With Individual Profile Images
  20. YouTube: TREASURE - 미쳐가네(Going Crazy) PERFORMANCE FILM (4K)
  21. YG’s Rookie Group TREASURE Reveals 12 Member Poster…Will Make Debut in July
  22. BANG YE DAM of TREASURE, ‘YG’s 7th Year Trainee’, to Release Solo Single in June
  23. Korea Herald: TREASURE, YG's 1st new K-pop act after BLACKPINK, to debut next month
  24. Allkpop: TREASURE introduce themselves through introduction film
  25. YG Family on Twitter (July 29, 2020)
  26. Soompi: TREASURE’s Debut Album Sets 2020 Rookie Group Record For First Week Album Sales
  27. YG Family on Twitter (September 1, 2020)
  28. YG Family on Twitter (September 7, 2020)
  29. YG TREASURE Reaches Nearly 500 Thousand Album Sales in 2 Months Since Making Debut
  30. Soompi: TREASURE Sets The Date For 3rd Single Album In New Teaser Poster
  31. TREASURE Officially Announces the Reelase of Thier Debut Album on January 11… Reveals Teaser Poster
  32. TREASURE Will Open the New Year with Their Official Debut Album… Title Track ‘MY TREASURE’
  33. YG Life: TREASURE to Make Japanese Debut on March
  34. TREASURE JAPAN OFFICIAL on Twitter: "BEAUTIFUL MUSIC VIDEO"
  35. TREASURE - 'BEAUTIFUL' M/V
  36. YG TREASURE’s Successful Debut as Web Drama Actors… 12 Different Charms of the 12 Members Explode
  37. TREASURE’s First Web Drama Surpasses 2M Views in 3 Days… YG’s Fast·Concentrated Strategy Worked
  38. YG LIFE: YG TREASURE to Hold First-Ever Global Fan Meeting on October 2nd… Online and Offline
  39. YG LIFE: YG TREASURE Performs Relay Live Celebrating Halloween, Also Notifies of News Project
  40. YG LIFE: YG TREASURE To Officially Start Acting…’Tale of a Boy’s High School’ To Be Unveiled on the 12th
  41. YG LIFE: YG TREASURE Members Become Santas…Gifts Fans With Christmas Song “CHOI HYUN SUK Took Part in Composing”
  42. TREASURE - WEB DRAMA '남고괴담' OST BFF (HAPPY CHRISTMAS ver.)
  43. YG LIFE: TREASURE To Be the First Comeback of the Year From YG, ‘COMING SOON’ Poster Unveiled
  44. Soompi: TREASURE Announces 2022 Comeback With “Coming Soon” Poster
  45. TREASURE - 1st MINI ALBUM 'THE SECOND STEP : CHAPTER ONE' INTRO
  46. YGEX Japan: TREASURE 待望のジャパン ファースト ミニアルバムが3/23(水)にリリース決定!!商品詳細情報!!
  47. YG Family on Twitter (February 7, 2022)
  48. Soompi: TREASURE Announces Comeback Plans And More + Bang Ye Dam And Mashiho To Temporarily Halt Activities
  49. Soompi: TREASURE Announces October Comeback + Plans For Seoul Concert
  50. YGEX Japan: TREASURE、約8ヶ月ぶりJAPAN 2nd MINI ALBUM『THE SECOND STEP : CHAPTER TWO』2022年11月30日(水)リリース!(ヴィジュアル解禁!!)
  51. Soompi: Bang Ye Dam And Mashiho Officially Leave TREASURE And YG Entertainment
  52. YGEX Japan: TREASURE、映画『ブラッククローバー 魔法帝の剣』主題歌『Here I Stand』を3月22日(水)にシングルリリース決定!
  53. YGEX Japan: JAPAN 1st Single『Here I Stand』発売日変更のお知らせ
  54. Soompi: Watch: YG’s Yang Hyun Suk Announces TREASURE Will Debut New Unit T5 In July Ahead Of Full Group Comeback
  55. (KOR) Newsis: YG 트레저, 데뷔 3년 만에 '리부트'…7월 유닛 'T5'·8월 정규 2집
  56. Soompi: TREASURE’s New Unit T5 Changes Debut Date To June Instead Of July
  57. Soompi: Watch: TREASURE Announces Comeback With 2nd Full Album “REBOOT”
  58. @yg_treasure_jp on Twitter (September 8, 2023)
  59. @yg_treasure_jp on Twitter (September 10, 2023)
  60. YGEX Japan: 2024年2月21日(水) TREASURE 『REBOOT -JP SPECIAL SELECTION-』 mini Album リリース決定!今作日本盤のために書き下ろした日本オリジナル楽曲が初収録!!
  61. Soompi: Watch: TREASURE Teases Comeback With 1st Spoiler Teaser Video
  62. Soompi: Watch: BABYMONSTER To Drop New Single In July, Followed By Full Album; TREASURE To Drop New Album In Fall
  63. (JP) TREASURE Japan Website: 2024年8月21日(水)最新曲「KING KONG」JPバージョンと、テレビ朝日系金曜ナイトドラマ主題歌「REVERSE」を収録した自身初のダブルAサイドシングルリリース決定!(7月5日追記)
  64. (JP) TREASURE Japan Website: 7月10日(水)19:00配信「REVERSE -Drama Edit-」 各配信ストアでのキャンペーン実施決定!
  65. Naver: '초고속 컴백' 트레저 "세계로 뻗어나가 지금껏 없던 아티스트 되고파"(SS인터뷰)
  66. Soompi: TREASURE Announces Dates And Cities For First Asia Tour “HELLO”
  67. Soompi: TREASURE Announces 2024 Relay Tour “REBOOT” In Asia
  68. 2022보령해양머드박람회 K-MUD 글로벌 쇼 K-POP 콘서트🎇. br_seamud_official (2022-07-01). Retrieved on 2022-07-01.
  69. @mecimapro on Twitter (October 27, 2022)
  70. (KR) Osen: 트레저, 日 최대 음악 페스티벌 '서머소닉' 메인 무대 출격 확정 [공식]
  71. (KR) Hankyung: 더보이즈·에이티즈·트레저, '2023 K 글로벌 하트 드림 어워즈' 출격
  72. Soompi: “M Countdown In France” Announces First Lineup
  73. [https://www.instagram.com/p/C57wm0CPYzV @toneandmusicfestival on Instagram (April 19, 2024)
  74. @ygent_official on Twitter (February 14, 2024)
  75. YG Life: TREASURE's Character 'TRUZ' Decorates Times Square New York... Captures Global Fans' Hearts
  76. Ma:nyo: Find your Treasure with ma:nyo
  77. TREASURE MAP ep.34

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