Some background info from /u/tastetherainbeau on reddit:
After Produce 101 Season 1, a girl group was created with some of the trainees who didn't make it into I.O.I and they were called I.B.I.
For Season 2, fans wanted a group similar to that. So they chose several of the members who were known to be friends and made up JBJ. I've seen some people call it Just Be Joyful. According to /u/julesiephi
some fans are calling it 제발 분량 좀 (Jebal Bunryang Jom) ("please give us screentime").The "members" are:
- Roh Taehyun (Star Crew Entertainment) (#25)
- Kwon Hyunbin (YGKplus) (#22)
- Kim Yongguk (Choon Entertainment) (#21)
- Kim Donghan (Oui Entertainment) (#29)
- Kim Taedong (The VIBE Entertainment) (#30)
- Kim Sanggyun (Hunus Entertainment) (#26)
- Takada Kenta (Star Road Entertainment) (#24)
There is already a strong following for this group. Fans have been making art and teasers for the group as if it really existed. An eating show on V LIVE
with 3 of the members gathered 42 million hearts. They are being pressured into actually creating the group, and the members have expressed their desire to do activities as JBJ. The tricky part is getting all of the companies to come together to release an album.Summary of article:( Collapse )Interview with a FAVE Entertainment insider by Osen (translated by @nohtaehyunfan):( Collapse )Source:
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via @nohtaehyunfanman.. i'm getting pretty excited for this, almost all of these boys were my faves on the show. i was worried about Taedong, because his company wasn't allowing him to do any interviews or post-show activities, but it seems like they're okay with this? so yay!