SM Entertainment has EXO and YG Entertainment has WINNER, and now JYP Entertainment plans to reveal its ace-in-the-hole, nicknamed the “Next 2PM” or “Post 2PM.”
According to a broadcasting insider, JYP plans to officially debut its new group early in January and will begin unveiling the group shortly.
The new boy group will be the first boy group from JYP in six years after 2PM. While JYP’s vocal boy group 5Live has been preparing for debut, lending their vocals to the “Beautiful Man” OST, JYP has given away few details on the other boy group, until now.
The seven-member group is said to be able to perform difficult martial arts stunts, and will show of their strong, powerful performances, distinguishing themselves from other current boy groups. Amongst the members of this group are JYP trainees who took part in the face-off against YG Entertainment on Mnet reality survival program, “WIN: Who is Next?” One of the boys pushed another, who was in mid-flip, changing the course of the acrobatic move.
This group looks like they’ll be differentiating themselves with their acrobatic moves, reviving the “beastly idol” trend that 2PM started. 2PM has stuck together, moving on to trying other genres, overseas activities and pursuing solo acting opportunities, and it will definitely be interesting to see what this new group will bring to the table.
JYP Entertainment recently announced that they would be debuting three groups next year: the six-member girl group and two boy groups. 5Live is currently preparing for their debut, and will likely debut in the middle of next year. They had also previously stated that it hadn’t been decided if JJ Project would merge with the new boy group.
SM Entertainment brought out EXO last year and YG Entertainment’s “WIN” reality program gave birth to WINNER this year. It is time for JYP to step up and show its hand.
JYP has confirmed the JJ Project will be part of the new 7-member boy group.
*Edited for accuracy