|“||All in us! Hello, we are ITZY!||”|
Itzy (Hangul: 있지; stylized as ITZY) is a South Korean girl group under JYP Entertainment, consisting of 5 members: Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. They debuted on February 12, 2019 with their debut single album "IT'z Different".
Chaeryeong was a contestant on K-pop Star 3 in 2013. In 2015, she went to compete in JYP survival show Sixteen in 2015, however, she failed to become a member of the winning girl group, Twice. Ryujin was a contestant on JTBC's survival show Mix Nine. In 2018, she placed first for girls. In the final competition of the show where it was between a team of nine boys and a team of nine girls, the boys team won. Yeji was a contestant on SBS' The Fan but was eliminated in episode 5. 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.
2019: Debut with IT'z Different and IT'z ICY
On January 21, JYP Entertainment announced they would be debuting a new girl group, being the first girl group from the label since Twice's 2015 debut. On the same day, the group's official YouTube account was created and the label's official channel shared a video trailer unveiling the five members.
On February 12, the group released their debut single album, It'z Different, with its lead single "DALLA DALLA". The song incorporates elements from EDM subgenres, such as future house and bass house. Its empowering lyrics have been well received by the audience. The music video surpassed 14 million views within 24 hours of its release, with Youtube confirming that DALLA DALLA had a total of 17.1 million views for its first 24 hours since publishing.
ITZY was started the year with their showcase tour in the United States, on January 17 in Los Angeles and finished on January 26 in New York City.
2021: Not Shy (English Album)
On December 25, 2020, ITZY revealed the tracklist for their English debut album Not Shy (English Version). It was released on January 22, 2021, and includes English versions of all their title tracks (DALLA DALLA, ICY, WANNABE and Not Shy).
|Name||Real Name||Birthday||Position(s)||Year(s) active|
|Yeji (예지)||Hwang Yeji (황예지)||May 26, 2000||Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Center||2019–present|
|Lia (리아)||Choi Jisu (최지수)||July 21, 2000||Main Vocalist, Rapper||2019–present|
|Ryujin (류진)||Shin Ryujin (신류진)||April 17, 2001||Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Center||2019–present|
|Chaeryeong (채령)||Lee Chaeryeong (이채령)||June 5, 2001||Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper||2019–present|
|Yuna (유나)||Shin Yuna (신유나)||December 9, 2003||Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual, Maknae||2019–present|
On August 21st on the Cultwo Show, Yeji explained "[Itzy] means we have everything that everyone wants... There were a lot of names with a girl crush vibe suggested like 'Purple Heart,' 'Triggle' (a combination of the words 'trigger' and 'giggle'), and 'Queendom.' Producer J.Y. Park decided on 'ITZY' in the end."
ITZY comes from the common Korean phrase "itji" or "I have it".
- "IT'z Different" (2019)
MIDZY - ITZY Official Fanclub
Main Article: MIDZY
- ITZY is the fastest 4th gen Group to reach 100M Views in Youtube
- Jeon Somi was a pre-debut member of ITZY but she left the company in 2018 and was replaced with Yuna.
|Yeji • Lia • Ryujin • Chaeryeong • Yuna|
|Tour||ITZY Premiere Showcase Tour 'ITZY? ITZY!' (2019)|
|Related topics||Sixteen (Chaeryeong) • Mix Nine (Ryujin) • The Fan (Yeji)|