YG Entertainment Delays New Girl Group Debut Yet Again
We were pretty sure that this was going to happen, but it's always nice to see our predictions come true. Earlier today, YG Entertainment officially confirmed that the debut of their long-awaited new girl group (dubbed the "YG SNSD") has been pushed back yet again, this time to the very vague date of "Summer."
Summer in Korea is from June to August, but you might not want to hold YG to those specific months. The new group was originally scheduled to debut last year, but suffered repeated delays until 2013 rolled around. The girls were then penciled in for January, but as the month came to a close, the only news that was revealed was that one of the already confirmed members had been sacked.
Explaining the latest delay, YG Entertainment stated: "Originally we had planned the new girl group’s debut to be in early 2013, we even thought of January. However, due to the fact that Lee Hi, Kang Seung Yoon, G-Dragon, Taeyang, and 2NE1’s album release dates have now been confirmed, it was only natural that the girl group debut date would be pushed back."
G-Dragon and Lee Hi's new albums are currently set for March, while 2NE1 are confirmed for April, and YG's new male solo artist, Kang Seung Yoon, is tentatively set for around April or May. No date has been announced for Taeyang yet, but BIGBANG are supposed to make a group comeback in the fourth quarter of the year. PSY is also preparing to release his long-awaited English-language album, CL is looking to drop a solo album this year once 2NE1's comeback promotions wrap up, and YG is planning to debut a new boy band either at the end of the year (no chance) or in early 2014 (more likely).
So, how many of these current comeback dates do you think are actually going to stick? Let us know what you think in the comments.