Profile of ITZY – JYP’s Rising Girlgroup

ITZY - a girl group under JYP Entertainment, debuting in 2019, has achieved remarkable success in a short period of time.

ITZY Profile:

In 2019, JYP Entertainment debuted a new girl group ITZY with the meaning “They’re Here”, attracting the attention of the K-pop fan community. ITZY consists of 5 members: Hwang Yeji (leader), Lia, Shin Ryu Jin, Lee Chaeryeong, and Shin Yuna.


ITZY officially debuted on February 11, 2019, with the debut song “DALLA DALLA”. Since their debut, the group has achieved impressive achievements and is considered a new powerhouse in the K-pop scene.

Meaning of the name ITZY:

ITZY is pronounced as IT-ZEE, which means “to have” in Korean. The phrase “Everything you want, It’s in us” implies that the girls possess everything you desire. “What do fans want? Just ITZY is enough!” is perhaps the most concise expression of the meaning behind the group’s name.

At midnight on July 8, 2019, JYP Entertainment announced the image of “MIDZY” on ITZY’s official website. MIDZY is the official fandom name of ITZY. The image caption “ITZY는 MIDZY만 믿지!” (translated as “ITZY only trusts MIDZY”) clarifies the meaning of this name.


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ITZY Lightstick:

ITZY’s lightstick resembles a giant white ring with half of it being LED lights. This can be considered the most unique lightstick in the K-pop industry in terms of both shape and usage.


Before debut:

Ryujin had participated in JTBC’s MIXNINE program and achieved 1st place overall in the female group, however, the group’s debut was canceled due to failure to reach a contract agreement. Ryujin also appeared in Love Yourself: Highlight Reel, acting alongside BTS members J-hope and Jimin.

Chae-ryeong and her older sister Lee Chae (a member of Iz*one) had previously participated together in K-pop Star (Season 3) and Sixteen. However, both girls had to drop out of the competitions.

Yuna had collaborated with Jungkook (BTS) appearing in Love Yourself Highlight Reel. Yeji had appeared on The Fan (SBS).

Yuna, Yeji, Chae-ryeong, and Ryujin had all appeared together in Ep.1 of Stray Kids.

Lia surprised many when she revealed that she had previously been a trainee at SM Entertainment.

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