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ITZY is a K-POP girl group formed by JYP Entertainment consisting of 5 members, Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna.

There is some philosophical aspect behind the group name. The actual reference lead to the Korean phrase issji which has the meaning of ‘there is’. This means that they wish there is everything the fans want for in a group within ITZY.

ITZY also can be interpreted as ‘got it’ or ‘have it’ according to the fans’ want and need for ITZY.

Career

JYP Entertainment revealed the newest girl group of theirs in January 2019. The agency posted a teaser trailer to reveal the members, which garnered many fans to hype up the group.

They finally made their first official debut on February 12, 2019. At that time, they released their first single album titled It’z Different.

The album contains the top hits Dalla Dalla which raised the 2nd position on the chart for World Digital Song Sales.

ITZY finally had their first stage debut on February 21 after they released the single album on M Countdown.

It made them became the girl group which was the fastest to get the first stage debut.

The group then continued to release the EP called It’z Icy on July 29, 2019.

Again, they presented the lead single Icy which helped them raised the popularity. It’z Icy then raised at 3th position on the Gaon Album Chart.

ITZY then held some showcases for several countries, such as Jakarta (November 2, 2019) and Los Angeles (January 17, 2021).

The group then released the second EP called It’z Me on March 9 with their top hits Wannabe.

This EP peaked at the first position on Gaon Album Chart and the 5th position on Billboard’s World Albums chart.

The achievement continued to be satisfying when they released Not Shy, their third EP on August 27, 2019. Again, this EP peaked at the 1st position on the Gaon Album Chart.

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ITZY Members

1. Yeji

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Profile

  • Real Name: Hwang Ye-ji
  • Stage Name: Yeji
  • Nickname: Yeji, Yeddeong
  • Birthdate: May 26, 2000
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper
  • Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Rapper
  • Education: Jeonju Commercial Information High School
  • Hobbies: Playing video games, Surfing
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Facts

  • Yeji has a sister who is older than her.
  • She started her journey as JYP Entertainment’s trainee in 2016.
  • She was raised in Jeonju.
  • She was recognized as “JYP’s Secret Weapon” when she was on The Fan.
  • This idol is really good at dancing, rapping, and singing.
  • When she auditioned for JYP, she presented Twice’s song, Like Ohh Ahh, and SNSD’s The Boys.
  • She can speak in Thai and that’s what makes her unique.
  • She and Ryujin is a roommate.
  • Lee Daehwi from Wanna One is her good friends.
  • This star really loves black color.

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2. Lia

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Profile

  • Real Name: Choi Ji-Su
  • Stage Name: Lia
  • Nickname: Honey Lia, Ariana Grande, Cinnamon Lia, Lya, Lovelia
  • Birthdate: July 21, 2000
  • Birthplace: Bucheon, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Sub Rapper, Main Vocalist
  • Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
  • Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Hobbies: Listening to the music, Shopping
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Facts

  • Lia has an English name, Julia Choi.
  • Her role model is her mother.
  • She has a brother who is younger than her.
  • When she studied at the School of Performing Arts Seoul, she registered in the Department of Practical Music.
  • Lia once auditioned for SM Entertainment trainee and successfully passed it, but she never signed it.
  • At the previous moment, she lived in Toronto, Canada.
  • Lia can speak both English and Korean.
  • Baby blue is her favorite color.
  • Dragon is Lia’s Chinese Zodiac sign.
  • She is really comfortable with Chaeryeong.

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3. Ryujin

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Profile

  • Real Name: Shin Ryu-jin
  • Stage Name: Ryujin
  • Nickname: Ace, RyujGing, Ryusttaeng
  • Birthdate: April 17, 2001
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Center, Main Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Lead Dancer
  • Height: 164 cm (5’4’’)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Rapper
  • Education: Hanlim Arts School
  • Hobbies: Taking pictures, Watching movies
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Facts

  • Ryujin once being an actor for Love Yourself Highlight Reel by BTS, which she paired with Jimin and also J-Hope.
  • She once acted in The King movie in 2017.
  • She also participated on Stray Kids’s Survival Show in 2017 for the first episode.
  • When she was in MIXNINE program, YG’s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk, asked her to move to YG Entertainment, but Ryujin still wanted to be JYP’s trainee.
  • Ryujin has pet. Her pets are Byullie and Dallie, her beloved cats.
  • She is so close with Jiu from Dreamcatcher and Bella from Elris.
  • She loves The Perks of Being a Wallflower and picked it as her favorite movie.
  • Ryujin often called ‘the girl crush’ in ITZY.
  • When she was in Hanlim Multi Art School, she joined Practical Dance Department.
  • She made a good friendship with Heejin and Hyunjin from LOONA.

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4. Chaeryeong

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Profile

  • Real Name: Lee Chaeryeong
  • Stage Name: Chaeryeong
  • Nickname: Chaeryeong, Chocolate Holic
  • Birthdate: June 5, 2001
  • Birthplace: Yongin, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Rapper, Dancer, Sub-Vocalist
  • Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
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  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Rapper
  • Education: Hanlim Multi Art School
  • Hobbies: Watching movies and dramas, Eating, Sleeping
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Facts

  • In her family, she has 2 sisters. The older one is Chaeyeon (IZ*ONE) and the younger one is Chaemin.
  • When she studied at Hanlim Multi Art School, she joined the Department of Musical Theatre.
  • Chaeryeong also attended Kyw Dance School.
  • When Chaeryeong was a trainee, she successfully got a trip to Japan as a winner.
  • She once learned jazz dance on that Japan trip.
  • She spends five years training in JYP Entertainment.
  • She often being considered a scaredy-cat.
  • She loves to write and compose music.
  • She really likes a ballad genre for music.
  • Chaeryeong doesn’t like winter.

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5. Yuna

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Profile

  • Real Name: Shin Yu-na
  • Stage Name: Yuna
  • Nickname: Syushin, Hussey
  • Birthdate: December 9, 2003
  • Birthplace: Suwon, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Vocalist, Maknae, Lead Dancer, Visual, Lead Rapper
  • Height: 173 cm (5’7’’)
  • Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
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  • Profession: Singer, Rapper
  • Education: Hanlim Multi Arts School
  • Hobbies: Shopping, Walking, Go to the restaurant
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Facts

  • Yuna has a sister who is older than her.
  • She studied at the Department of Practical Dance in Hanlim Multi Art School.
  • She trained at JYP Entertainment for 3 years.
  • Pink is Yuna’s favorite color.
  • Yuna is really extroverted.
  • Her MBTI type is the same as Lia’s, ENFJ.
  • Yuna is a very good floorball player.
  • She had learned floorball for 4 years, started at her 11 age, and finished at her15.
  • She got a special award as The Best Player of the Match when she was in the Kyeonggido High School Sportsclub Championship.
  • Yuna has a Chinese zodiac sign, goat.

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ITZY FACTS

  • ITZY’s debut song music video DALLA DALLA garnered almost 14 million views in 24 hours.
  • DALLA DALLA also entered Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart at #3.
  • They received a music show award just 9 days after their debut.
  • Their debut song received 5 music show wins. Because of this, they broke a record that was previously set by S.E.S in 1997.
  • ITZY’s first comeback ICY doubled their popularity as they win 12 music show trophies.
  • ITZY are crowned 2019’s rookie monster.
  • In 2019, they won “Rookie of the Year” at the Brand of the Year Awards, “Rookie Award” at the Soribada Best K-Music Awards, “Female New Artist award” at the Genie Music Awards, “Rookie of the Year” at the 2019 Asia Artist Awards and “Best New Artist” at the 2019 Melon Music Awards.
  • ITZY is the fastest 4th generation K-POP Group to reach 100M Views in Youtube.

ITZY is one of the most successful K-pop girl groups with tons of fans. No wonder, because the music, the charm, and the love for their fans, MIDZY, are very awesome.