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Itzy

Itzy (Korean: 있지; stylized as ITZY) is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment, consisting of members Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The group debuted on February 12, 2019, with the release of their single album, It’z Different. Receiving their first award nine days after their debut, they are currently the fastest South Korean girl group to achieve their first music show win.

 Yeji(예지)

Lia(리아)

Ryujin(류진)

Chaeryeong(채령)

 Yeji(예지)

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Pre-debut
Chaeryeong was a contestant on K-pop Star 3 in 2013. In 2015, she went to compete in JYP survival show Sixteen. However, she did not make the cut to become a member of the winning girl group, Twice. In 2018, Ryujin was a contestant on JTBC’s survival show Mix Nine. She placed first in the girls’ portion of the competition, but lost to the boys, who were able to make their debut. 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.

Pre-debut

2019: Debut with It’z Different and It’z Icy

On January 21, JYP Entertainment announced that they would be debuting a new girl group, the first since Twice’s debut in 2015. The label’s official channel uploaded a video trailer revealing 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 group scores one of the biggest Billboard debuts for a new K-pop act in years, single “Dalla Dalla” entered at No. 3 and peaked at No. 2 on the World Digital Song Sales chart. The shape-shifting confidence anthem sold 2,000 downloads in the U.S. for the week ending Feb. 14, according to Nielsen Music, making it the best-selling K-pop song in America that week. “Want It?” was released alongside the single “Dalla Dalla” debuted at No. 8 selling 1,000 downloads. “Dalla Dalla” also debuted as the second most popular songs on YouTube.

Billboard confirmed that the music video surpassed 17.1 million views within 24 hours of its release and broke the record for the most viewed K-pop debut music video within 24 hours. On February 21, nine days after their debut, Itzy received their first music show win on M Countdown and became the fastest girl group to achieve their first music show win. “Dalla Dalla” also holds the record for the fastest K-pop debut music video to reach 100 million views.


Itzy’s debut EP, titled It’z Icy was released on July 29, 2019 along with an accompanied music video for it’s lead single titled “Icy”.

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