Update: New Girl Group HINAPIA Announces Debut Date
Updated October 25 KST:
On October 25, Al Seul Bit Entertainment revealed, “HINAPIA’s debut date has been confirmed as November 3.”
Stay tuned for more updates about the group’s debut with former PRISTIN members Minkyung, Kyungwon, Yebin, Eunwoo, and a yet-to-be-revealed fifth member!
Updated October 24 KST:
The new girl group featuring former PRISTIN members has a name!
On October 24, Al Seul Bit Entertainment revealed, “We have chosen the name ‘HINAPIA’ for our first girl group. HINAPIA will make their debut in November with Minkyung, Kyungwon, Yebin, Eunwoo, and a yet-to-be-revealed fifth member. As an agency, we will not hold back any resources in supporting the members’ successful debut. Please watch over them with love.”
According to the agency, HINAPIA carries the meaning of bringing hope to the public while showing a multifaceted character. The girl group has reportedly finished shooting their album jacket and music video and are in the final preparations for their debut.
Several former members of PRISTIN will soon be returning to the stage as members of a brand-new group!
On October 21, Al Seul Bit Entertainment announced that Eunwoo, Roa, Yuha, and Rena would be debuting together in the agency’s first girl group since its establishment. A spokesperson for the agency officially confirmed, “We are launching a five-member girl group with the goal of a debut sometime in November.”
The agency continued, “The new girl group will include former PRISTIN members Eunwoo, Minkyung [Roa’s given name], Kyungwon [Yuha’s given name], and Yebin [Rena’s given name]. They will be debuting together with a new member who has not yet been revealed to the public. We ask that you show a lot of anticipation [for their debut].”
All four of the idols appeared together on the first season of Mnet’s “Produce 101” in 2016 before making their official debut as members of PRISTIN in 2017. The group eventually disbanded in May of this year, when all but three of the members parted ways with Pledis Entertainment.
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