You probably know Big Hit from their superstar groups BTS & TXT — but soon we’ll have even more groups from the label. Here’s everything you need to know about the girl groups and boy groups Big Hit is forming for future debuts!
Big Hit new girl groups:
Untitled girl group:
Group name: Unknown
Debut date: 2021
It won’t be long before Big Hit is ready to debut a new girl group, according to the company they’ve already found their trainees and the girls are getting ready to debut in 2021.
This would mark the first girl group to debut under Big Hit since they had to disband their original girl group GLAM back in 2015.
The new group will be managed under Source Music, which already has GFRIEND, and will continue to focus their efforts on girl groups for Big Hit labels.
The trainees were selected through the Plus Global Auditions held in 2019 in 16 countries around the world. According to Big Hit the group will be from diverse backgrounds and have unique charms.
During Big Hit’s recent corporate briefing Bang Si-hyuk spoke about the girl group saying:
“There’s another Source Music girl group undergoing remarkable new changes. We introduced them in our previous briefing. It’s a new group set to debut in 2021. This team was formed through the Plus Global Auditions held in 16 cities around the world last year. They are working hard now for their debut next year. While we can’t reveal much now, you can be assured that it’ll be a team of girls full of unique charms, and a global girl group from diverse backgrounds and languages. It will be a new blockbuster girl group, with producing by myself accompanied by Big Hit’s team, CBO Min Hee-jin’s creative directing, and Source Music’s own color and girl-group know-how. What will Big Hit’s first new girl group be like? Please continue to show your interest and support.”
So far, that’s all that’s really known about Big Hit’s new girl group. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any more news that drops about the upcoming group!
‘I-LAND’ girl group:
Group name: Unknown
Debut date: Unknown
On the final episode of the first season of I-LAND it was announced that the next season will show them forming a new girl group! Auditions are about to begin!
We’ll add more information as it becomes available.
Big Hit new boy groups:
‘I-LAND’ boy group:
Group name: ENHYPEN
Members: 7 members (Heeseung, Jake, Jay, Jungwon, Niki, Sunghoon, and Sunoo.)
Debut date: November 30, 2020
The next boy group to debut under Big Hit is really right around the corner! Big Hit is currently working on forming the final members for their next boy group with the reality show I-Land.
The series started out with 23 trainees and has been conducting weekly eliminations on the show that will continue until they are down to just 7 trainees.
The final 7 trainees that were picked to debut in ENHYPEN are: Heeseung, Jake, Jay, Jungwon, Niki, Sunghoon, and Sunoo.
I-LAND l 최종 데뷔 멤버 7인
ENHYPEN 최종 데뷔 멤버 7인을 공개합니다!
ENHYPEN final 7 members are announced!
— Mnet I I-LAND (@mnetiland) September 18, 2020
This group will debut under BELIFT, a joint venture between Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM. Their plan is to have the group debut this year.
It seems that the group will consist of both rappers and vocalists with an emphasis on their dance skills, if the show is anything to go by.
During Big Hit’s corporate briefing Bang Si-hyuk spoke about the I-LAND boy group:
“There’s a new boy group about to debut under Big Hit Labels. They already have 1.3 million Weverse members even before debut. It’s none other than the applicants of I-LAND, a reality program designed to create the next-gen global K-pop boy group. I’m taking part as chief producer. A total of 13.6 million viewers tuned in all over the world over six episodes. Votes came in from 170 countries to select the debut team. The show is at the top of trending lists for social media platforms each time an episode airs. A debut team will soon take shape with Part 2, and already fans are a-buzz. They are young with limitless potential for growth, and I personally have high expectations for them.”
Stayed tuned for more information on the group consisting of the trainees from I-LAND!
Untitled boy group:
Group name: Unknown
Debut date: 2022
Big Hit also has plans to debut another boy group down the road in 2022. Though not much is known about them, Bang Si-hyuk expressed his confidence in the group following the success of their other group’s debuts.
He spoke about the new boy group during Big Hit’s corporate briefing in February 2020:
“Lastly, I would like to share one piece of information with you for the first time here currently Big Hit Label is working on a new boy band aiming for them to debut in 2022. Today, all I will say, is that Big Hit’s know-how and production capabilities of making a BTS and TOMORROW X TOGETHER a success, is all rolled into this new group, and that we are doing our very best, and we will give you more information in our next corporate briefing or as soon as I can.”
It’s worth noting that no new information was shared about the group in their more recent corporate briefing. It’s possible that the group’s debut could be pushed back with the current pandemic going on, or perhaps they are just trying to keep things about the group under wraps for now!