After the departure of 2 TREASURE members, netizens notice a sad trend for YG boy groups.
YG artists have never disappointed the audience, especially when it comes to music and talents. As a result, groups that debuted under YG are always expected to become explosive and release musical hits. Unfortunately, the moment they achieved such a feat, YG boy groups, such as WINNER, iKON, and TREASURE all face the “curse” of member losses.
Debuted in 2020, YG boy group TREASURE did not immediately manage to wow the public. In 2022, however, their song “Darari” became viral on various platforms and made a deep impression, signaling future successes. Unfortunately, 2 out of 12 members suspended their activities soon after, before leaving the group all together.
In particular, on November 8th, 2022, YG Entertainment announced that Bang Yedam and Mashiho have officially left TREASURE, and the group will resume activities with a 10-member lineup. This left a lot of fans in deep shock, as Bang Yedam and Mashiho are the main vocal and main dancer of the group, respectively, and play important roles.
On the other hand, iKON’s “Love Scenario” was a huge hit both in and outside of Korea, and is expected to be a big breakthrough for the group. The song was extremely popular, and is expected to bring iKON explosive fame. Unfortunately, the group soon faced a sad departure.
In particular, the group’s leader and chief producer, B.I, was accused of purchasing and using drugs, and eventually left iKON. Having lost such a crucial presence, iKON struggled for a long time. They managed to stabilize after participating in “Kingdom”, but never achieved the same level of fame they experienced during “Love Scenario”.
WINNER, which officially debuted in 2014, already gained attention after their appearance on the survival program “WIN: Who Is Next?”. At first, they promoted with a 5 member line-up, and won their 1st music show cup within just 5 days with the song “Empty”, enjoying huge successes ever since. In 2016, however, member Nam Taehyun left the group, leading to the current 4-member lineup.