|“||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.
2020: United States tour, IT'z ME
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.
|Yeji (예지)||Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Center||2019–present|
|Lia (리아)||Main Vocalist, Rapper||2019–present|
|Ryujin (류진)||Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Center||2019–present|
|Chaeryeong (채령)||Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper||2019–present|
|Yuna (유나)||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)
|Yeji • Lia • Ryujin • Chaeryeong • Yuna|
|Korean||(Single) • (EP) • (EP) • (EP)|
|Tour||ITZY Premiere Showcase Tour 'ITZY? ITZY!' (2019)|
|Related topics||Sixteen (Chaeryeong) • Mix Nine (Ryujin) • The Fan (Yeji)|