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TREASURE (트레저) is an upcoming 12-member boy group under YG Entertainment. They were scheduled to debut sometime between May and July 2019 but has been postponed to sometime in 2020.[1]

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.[2] The show, YG Treasure Box, began airing on November 18 and ended on January 18, 2019.

2019: TREASURE, 2nd boy group, TREASURE 13

The first four members were announced on the January 18th finale episode: Haruto, Bang Ye Dam, So Jung Hwan, and Kim Jun Kyu.[3] 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).[4][5][6] On January 28, YG announced the group will be called TREASURE.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11][12][13]

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 as series of scandals surrounding the company.[1]

2020–present: New debut plans

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.[14]

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.[15] 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.[16]

On January 30, the group released a performance film for the track "Going Crazy".[17]

Members

Name Position(s) Year(s) active
Choi Hyun Suk (최현석) 2019–present
Jihoon (지훈) 2019–present
Yoshi (요시) 2019–present
Junkyu (준규) 2019–present
Mashiho (마시호) 2019–present
Yoon Jae Hyuk (윤재혁) 2019–present
Asahi (아사히) 2019–present
Bang Ye Dam (방예담) 2019–present
Doyoung (김도영) 2019–present
Haruto (하루토) 2019–present
Park Jeong Woo (박정우) 2019–present
So Jung Hwan (소정환) Maknae 2019–present
Pre-debut
Ha Yoon Bin (하윤빈) 2019

Filmography

Web reality shows

  • Treasure Map (YouTube, 2020)

Gallery

References

Official links

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