The five-member girl group “ITZY” belongs to the major Korean entertainment agency “JYP Entertainment”, which is called a famous girl group agency.
JYP has taken the K-POP world by storm with girl groups such as “Miss A” and “TWICE”. JYP’s name has become a presence that cannot be ignored even in Japan!
So this time, I will introduce the member profiles of ITZY, which was born as JYP’s large-scale project in 2019!
How to Read and Origin of ITZY
If ITZY is written in Hangul, it will be “있지”.
Judging from the Korean pronunciation, the pronunciation is similar to “Icchi”, but at the beginning of its debut, Japanese fans called ITZY “Icchi”, and it spread with that name.
However, the debut of ITZY in Japan has made it clear that ITZY’s official Japanese pronunciation is “Itchi”.
Since the announcement was made while the reading of “Icchi” was spreading, the fans seemed confused about how to read it, but the nickname given to the group by the fans is the name that has permeated. Therefore, it can be said that the reading of “Icchi” is not a mistake.
Therefore, ITZY can be pronounced as either “Icchi” or “Itchi”.
Also, the group name ITZY has a wild meaning of “EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO ITZY IN US ITZY? ITZY!”
ITZY Debut Date
ITZY debuted on February 12, 2019, with the digital single album “IT’z Different”.
The MV for the title song “DALLA DALLA” uploaded to Youtube recorded 10 million views in just 18 hours after its release!
It seems that ITZY is the first K-POP debut group to surpass 10 million views within 24 hours!
After that, about 14 million views were recorded in one day after the MV was released! It has become a group that attracted a lot of attention at the time of its debut, with about 33 million views in just two days.
Also, as a K-POP debut group, they achieved over 100 million views on the 57th day, which was the fastest record at that time.
Japan Debut of ITZY
ITZY made its Japanese debut by releasing their Japanese debut album “IT’z ITZY” on December 22, 2021.
The title song is the Japanese version of ITZY’s hit song “WANNABE”. In addition, the Japanese version of the title song of the Korean release song is recorded!
ITZY Fans Club Name
ITZY’s fan club name is MIDZY.
It means “to trust”.
ITZY’s Younger Sister Group is Born
In February 2022, a new girl group called “NMIXX” was born as a sister group of ITZY.
JYP girl group debut order (Korean debut)
Wonder Girls (February 2007) → Miss A (July 2010) → TWICE (October 2015) → ITZY (February 2019) → NMIXX (February 2022)
JYP has been producing girl groups in the span of 3 to 5 years.
It’s been about 3 years and 4 months since TWICE’s debut, and JYP has put a lot of effort into ITZY, and ITZY is now ranked in the US Billboard 200, gaining fans all over the world and expanding globally!
ITZY, the birth of a junior, is standing on the front lines of the K-POP world without losing out, and it is worth paying attention to how they are leading the music world!
ITZY Members Profile
Recommneded: TNX Members Profile
|Name||Hwang Yeji( 황예지 )|
|English Name||Lucy Hwang|
|Date of Birth||May 26, 2000|
|Birthplace||Jeollabuk-do Jeonju, South Korea|
|Blood Type||Type A|
|Trainee Period||About 3 years (January 2016～)|
|Position||Leader, Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer, Sub Rapper|
Yeji is the oldest member of the group and the leader of ITZY.
Yeji is gaining a lot of support for her lively performances due to her cool appearance, high dance skills, and powerful dance moves! From the beginning of ITZY’s debut song “DALLA DALLA”, you can feel the energy of “It’s starting now!” with Yeji’s solo dance!
Yeji has attractive dance skills and is active as a member of a popular K-POP group, she originally hated dancing. When she was in elementary school, her older sister suggested that Yeji should start dancing to support their parents, and it seems that dancing became her hobby eventually.
When she was in the second year of junior high school, she went to an academy and took up full-fledged dance, and at the age of 15, she had the ability to become a JYP trainee!
By the way, what she performed at the audition was TWICE’s debut song “Like OOH-AHH”.
She also appeared in the audition program “THE FAN”, which began broadcasting in November 2018. Many people appreciated her for having a serious practice attitude and a high level of dance ability.
She participated in the program after being recommended by her senior 2PM’s Junho. After the appearance, Yeji’s name became the number one trend, attracting attention and giving a strong impression!
In addition to her serious and stoic attitude since she was a trainee, she also has the leadership to take care of the trainees who joined later, and now she is trusted by the members and fans as a reliable leader!
However, the point is that even though she is the oldest and the leader, there are some parts that have been messed with and left out as a character.
She has a habit of writing a diary at night, and it seems that she has two diaries, one for managing her schedule and another for writing down the events of the day in detail. When she sleeps, she sleeps with two stuffed animals.
|Name||Choi Ji Su (최지수)|
|English Name||Julia Choi|
|Date of Birth||July 21, 2000|
|Birthplace||Incheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|Trainee Period||about 2 years|
|Hobby||listening to music, shopping|
|Position||Main Vocalist, Sub Rapper|
For about 3 years when she was in elementary school, she lived in Korea and Canada, so her English is outstanding! She passed SM Entertainment’s global audition held in Canada and became an SM Entertainment trainee!
Lia is called a sleeping princess, who seems to sleep even when the lights are on and she doesn’t wake up even if she is carried when she is asleep.
When she was a trainee, she slept on the train after school and slept soundly at a cafe near her company. Chaeryeong, who goes to work with her, even went out of her way to come to the café to wake up, sleep with Lia, and go to work together!
She has a very talkative personality. The fact that Lia is always talking and eating has become a hot topic among her fans. I thought that Lia’s desire to talk was higher than her appetite, but the members said that she is greedy and eats quickly!
She admits that she is lazy and doesn’t usually cook basic meals at the dormitory. Even if she uses a microwave oven, it seems that she is troublesome and reluctant to use a frying pan to warm up.
|Name||Shin Ryujin ( 신류진 )|
|English Name||Joanne Shin|
|Date of Birth||April 17, 2001|
|Birthplace||Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea|
|Trainee Period||about 4 years|
|Hobby||Watching TV, Movies|
|Position||Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist|
Ryujin was scouted by JYP when she visited GOT7’s fan meeting. She has been scouted many times since she was in elementary school, so there is no doubt that she had a good visual appearance from that time!
Appearing on the audition program ‘MIXNINE’, she showed off her skill to the point that she took first place among the female participants, gaining a lot of fans despite being a trainee.
Ryujin likes to surprise people! When she was a trainee, the day she met Yeji for the first time, she shook her by hugging her from behind! This episode became a hot topic in Korea, and it seems that the encounter between the two was shocking even among fans, as they said, “It’s like an internet novel!”
|Name||Lee Chae Ryeong (이채령)|
|English Name||Judy Lee|
|Date of Birth||June 5, 2001|
|Birthplace||Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea|
|Trainee Period||about 5 years|
|Hobby||Watching movies and dramas|
|Position||Main Dancer, Sub Vocal, Sub Rapper|
Chaeyoung appeared with her sister on the audition program “SIXTEEN” which gave birth to TWICE. She continued to win until the final round, which was one step away from her debut, but unfortunately, I was not selected as a debut member.
However, after working hard as a JYP trainee, she debuted as an ITZY member in 2019. She has a close relationship with TWICE members, who are both her friends and seniors who went to the same audition and go out to eat together and talk to each other.
ITZY’s Chaeryeong has dance talent recognized by members and fans. Also, she is so good at making facial expressions during the performance that the members envy her. I want you to pay attention to the charm of her dance and facial expressions!
Chaeryeong is usually calm, but she has a good sense of humor. In particular, she is good at mimicking the members’ facial expressions and is good at capturing the characteristics of each member.
As for watching dramas, which is her hobby, she has watched all of them in one day, and if it is a drama she likes the most, she will have to watch it more than 10 times.
|Name||Shin Yu Na (신유나)|
|English Name||Hussey Shin|
|Date of Birth||December 9, 2003|
|Birthplace||Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|Blood Type||Type A|
|Trainee Period||about 3 years|
|Position||Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Visual|
ITZY’s youngest (maknae) member Yuna is a lively and good member who can be said to be younger than she looks.
She likes pranks, and when the members are quiet, she suddenly starts singing, so she’s energetic! She has the cuteness of a child and is good at spoiling the members.
She has a bright personality and is said by the members to have “the energy to make things better when she’s around”, so she’s an indispensable part of ITZY.
Before becoming a trainee, she played a sport called “Floorball”, which is not familiar in Japan, from the 5th grade of elementary school to the 8th grade of junior high school.
It seems that her ability was such an excellent player in the team that she won the city and prefectural tournaments! The Korea Floorball Association expresses its appreciation that “Floorball became known thanks to YoonA”.
Originally, Yuna was not interested in idols, but she was scouted by a JYP employee when she went to see a concert with her sister because she was a fan of BTOB. At the time, she was playing floorball, and her fans whispered, “If she hadn’t been scouted, would she have been a successful athlete?”
When she was a trainee, she appeared on the audition program “Stray Kids” and became a hot topic for her high visuals! Also, in the BTS MV “LOVE YOURSELF” that Ryujin appeared with, there was actually a line, but there is a sad episode that the actions that became awkward due to nervousness and were adopted without the line.
The members say that she talks a lot in her sleep, and she says, “I can understand Yuna’s dreams through her sleep talks.”
ITZY Member Information
Also Read: Le Sserafim Members Profile
How to Recognize ITZY Members
She has a face that is said to look like a “cat” or “fox” when compared to animals. The single, elongated and sharp eyes give off a cool impression.
Small face with a high nose. The smile that makes you cringe when you laugh is a charm!
Center position on stage. There are many calls for visuals similar to Korean actress Han So Hee and Son Na Eun from Apink.
Like TWICE senior Dahyun, she has white skin and cat eyes.
She is the tallest among ITZY members with a style like a model and a distinctive eye.
ITZY Member Age Order
|Yeji||May 26, 2000||22 years old|
|Lia||July 21, 2000||21 years old|
|Ryujin||April 17, 2001||21 years old|
|Chaeryeong||June 5, 2001||21 years old|
|Yuna||December 9, 2003||Eighteen years old|
The average age of ITZY members is 20.60. (As of August 19, 2022)
ITZY Member Height Order
ITZY Members MBTI
List of Songs Released by ITZY
SNEAKERS – Latest Song
ITZY’s comeback with the 5th mini album “CHECKMATE” on July 15, 2022!
The title song “SNEAKERS” is a youthful song with the message “Let’s go somewhere together” with the determination to move forward freely according to my feelings!
ITZY’s debut song “DALLA DALLA”.
The lyrics contain the message to respect and love me who stands in the center of the world, and it is a fusion groove track that expresses ITZY’s identity!
The title song “ICY” is included in the 1st mini album “IT’z ICY” released on July 29, 2019. Although the title is ICY, it feels cold, but the content is a summer song that expresses a passionate figure!
Singing about confidence and conviction, ITZY’s 5 members will create a special energy when they meet the frank and imposing lyrics and the lively charm!
The title song “WANNABE” is included in the 2nd mini album “IT’z ME” released on March 9, 2020.
It contains the message of “one & only ME”, which is to show your own color without being bound by the values of others.
As the album name says “Not Shy” is a song about love, and it’s expressed in an energetic, ITZY-like love song!
Also, members, Yeji and Ryujin have obtained their driver’s licenses for the music video shoot!
마.피.아. IN THE MORNING
4th mini album “GUESS WHO” released on April 30, 2021. The title song of the album, 마.피.아. In the morning, is taken from a mafia game, and is full of self-confidence that hides his feelings while approaching his loved one and stealing his heart from the ground up.
ITZY’s first full-length album “CRAZY IN LOVE” will be released on September 24, 2021!
The title song “LOCO” means “CRAZY” in Latin, and based on the message “believe in yourself”, it is a song about the passionate feelings of being caught in a vortex of love.
ITZY Official SNS List
Follow ITZY’s official SNS and check out their latest releases!
ITZY Japan Official Account
・Japanese Official Website
We introduced the members of ITZY who are active as younger sisters of JYP’s senior group TWICE!
The momentum has been great since the debut, and the momentum hasn’t diminished even now!
Keep an eye on ITZY’s global activities in the future and show them your love and support as a MIDZY!