The Reason Why TREASURE Is The Largest Group YG Entertainment Has Ever Debuted

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TREASURE: One of the Largest K-pop Groups

TREASURE is currently one of the largest K-pop groups actively promoting. Originally composed of thirteen members, they are now a powerful group of ten talented individuals: Hyunsuk, Jihoon, Junkyu, Yoshi, Asahi, Jaehyuk, Doyoung, Haruto, Jeongwoo, and Junghwan.


They are the largest group that YG Entertainment has debuted so far. Let's take a closer look at why TREASURE stands out among other K-pop groups.

The Influence of Yang Hyun Suk

Yang Hyun Suk, the former CEO of YG Entertainment and the current Head Producer, played a crucial role in finalizing the lineup for TREASURE. He served as the main judge of the survival program YG Treasure Box (2018-2019), which was the platform where the group was first formed. The winners were initially divided into two groups: TREASURE and MAGNUM, each consisting of six to seven members, similar to their seniors iKON.


TREASURE's original lineup consisted of Haruto, Junghwan, Junkyu, Jeongwoo, Jaehyuk, Hyunsuk, and former member Bang Yedam.


MAGNUM, on the other hand, consisted of Doyoung, Asahi, Yoshi, Jihoon, and former members Mashiho and Ha Yoonbin.

A few months later, YG Entertainment announced that the two groups would be merging. This decision was driven by Yang Hyun Suk's original vision of debuting a large group. He addressed concerns about limited lines per member in each song by promising to "increase the capacity and importance of each individual."

"This may come as a shock to fans, but I initially wanted a 13-member group. More specifically, we plan to debut the 13 members under the name 'Treasure 13' first. The reason we didn't select members for 'Treasure 13' and split them into two groups was in consideration of our experience with our 7-member group, iKON. When creating a group with over 7 members, the parts of the song that each member can participate in are very small, and the fact that they are forced to come down from the stage..."

With this merger, TREASURE became the powerhouse group we know today.

Source: Koreaboo

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