Yang HyunSuk Reveals Everything About Treasure 13, Treasure, & Magnum
It turns out that YG Entertainment CEO Yang HyunSuk’s plans to debut a new boy group involves a total of thirteen new rookie idols and not seven, as originally believed after the end of the survival program ‘YG Treasure Box’.
Seven members in Treasure and six members in Magnum will make up a full thirteen member group Treasure 13.
“As BLACKPINK members have mentioned before during a live broadcast, the six-member group will be Magnum. We chose the name Magnum because the best known alcohol are known as 1.5 L bottles of wine, Magnums, and we’re hoping that the world will be drunk on their music.”
So when will they actually debut?
“Treasure 13 is probably going to debut some time between May and July this year. Once their debut is secured, they will go on to promote separately as Treasure and Magnum. In preparations for their pre-debut promotions, we’re launching another reality program titled ‘Open The Treasure Box’, which will show their daily lives and debut preparations. And like ‘YG Treasure Box’, it will be aired on V Live, YouTube, and other platforms.”
What are the fandom name for Treasure 13, Treasure, and Magnum?
“There will be one fandom name for all three groups. The fandom name will be ‘Treasure Maker’, as it has been a recurring term used through out ‘YG Treasure Box’.”
What sets Treasure 13 apart from their seniors such as BIGBANG and iKON?
“BIGBANG can be considered first generation, iKON as second, and Treasure 13 as third. One similarity between all three of these groups is that members will compose and write their own music. But as for Treasure 13, we plan on utilizing YG Entertainment’s producers for the most part including in-house producers and THE BLACK LABEL producers, which is headed by Teddy. We feel that the members will be too busy with other schedules to handle the production on top of that.”