The identity of Ahyeon, a member of YG Entertainment’s upcoming girl group BABYMONSTER, has been revealed.
On January 16th, a video titled “BABYMONSTER (#2) – AHYEON (Live Performance)” was published on the official channel of YG Entertainment.
Similar to Haram, the first member to be unveiled, Ahyeon is also 15 years old. In the new video, the trainee sang Saweetie and GALXARA’s “Sway With Me” and displayed a confident energy over fast-tempo dubstep music.
At the same time, Ahyeon showed explosive rapping and superior singing skills. For a 15-year-old, her unbelievable ease and stylish gestures whilst enjoying the stage drew her attention.
Immediately, netizens found the profile of Ahyeon, whose full name is Jung Ahyeon and was born in 2007. Previously, past photos of Ahyeon has drawn attention for boasting an innocent visual that resemble a first love. It is reported that Ahyeon used to train under JYP, before moving to YG in 2019. With her immense talent, Ahyeon is expected to become the center of BABYMONSTER.
In addition, Ahyeon’s cover of “Sway With Me” has already drawn massive attention, even reaching No.4 hotsearch on a Chinese SNS platform. She also gained a lot of praise, and is hailed as “the next Jennie” thanks to her all-rounder capabilities, and a visual that is “a combination of LE SSERAFIM Huh Yunjin and Jennie.”
BABY MONSTER is a new girl group under YG, who will be debuting about 7 years after BLACKPINK. Details such as the debut format, the final number of people, and the concept have not yet been announced. YG explained that “Baby Monster is a multinational group that includes foreign members as well as Koreans, and is mostly made up of teenagers.”
Yang Hyun Suk, who returned as YG general producer after 3 years and 6 months following various controversies, directly announced the debut of YG’s next girl group..
About the group, YG said, “BABY MONSTER is a trainee who has not yet debuted. We decided that the most important thing to be recognized as a singer is to be evaluated as they are without any prejudice. I wanted to show you the feeling first. I hope you will calmly evaluate what you see and hear.”