2:40 pm - 09/24/2018

YGE sub-label The Black Label confirms signing Jeon Somi, gives more details about her debut

Following reports of Jeon Somi signing with The Black Label, the agency confirmed the news today.

A source from The Black Label said, “We have signed an exclusive contract with Jeon Somi who has proven her talents as an artist and has infinite potential. Through diverse trials and activities we will wholeheartedly support her to become a world class artist.”

It was also reported that it is highly likely that Jeon Somi will debut as a solo artist rather than as a member of a girl group in order for her to debut quickly.

Jeon Somi first appeared in JYP Entertainment’s reality show “SIXTEEN” and became more well known after getting first place on Mnet’s “Produce 101.” She debuted as a member of project group I.O.I and has been in various variety shows.

The Black Label is a subsidiary label of YG Entertainment and is headed by YG producer Teddy. Zion.T is also signed under The Black Label.

Source: Naver (via Soompi)
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juhli 24th-Sep-2018 07:29 am (UTC)
I think she will shine more in a group than solo....but if that's what she wants....
petecarl 24th-Sep-2018 07:31 am (UTC)
dropthecrates 24th-Sep-2018 07:47 am (UTC)
good luck to her. i'm not a fan of her voice and think she would be better off in a group but either way i probably won't be listening.
scionofawhisper 24th-Sep-2018 08:11 am (UTC)
I prefer women as solo artists.. so yay, but.. YG???

suggestivepeach 24th-Sep-2018 08:13 am (UTC)

She would have been much better suited to a group where other members could pick up in the areas where she’s lacking, imo. But if this is what she wants, best of luck to her.

gathyou 24th-Sep-2018 08:23 am (UTC)
I guess that's why it didn't work out with JYP, they wanted her in a group and she wanted to go solo?
I think she's more suited for a group even if she would overshine the other members. But I'll check on her solo debut anyway!
b1gay4 24th-Sep-2018 10:32 am (UTC)
idk.. I think jyp is shady and her leaving was more of an "escape" from the seemingly never-ending trainee-dom, than her being put in a group and having to possibly carry the rest w her predebut fame.
cxxl 24th-Sep-2018 08:54 am (UTC)
I don’t care about her going solo but the company in question...
I think Somi has enough brand recognition that going solo won’t be a problem. And if Teddy is feelin his oats he can give her a good song. I feel like...she is pretty much set up for success, it’s just about not wasting the opportunity. I’m just...them being connected to YG is the problem.
goshipgurl 24th-Sep-2018 09:14 am (UTC)
i don't think going solo suits her, but welp lets see what kind of image teddy and YG will come up with. she's still only 17.

Edited at 2018-09-24 01:57 pm (UTC)
goshipgurl 24th-Sep-2018 01:59 pm (UTC)
Also I think people overestimate her fame. The alcohol scandal took a hit on her image
scribblyness_x 24th-Sep-2018 10:08 am (UTC)
i feel like she'll do well as a soloist. i think korea's been responding better to female soloists lately than ggs and i think she's got loads of charisma to make up for areas that she lacks in. given the right concept, i can see somi selling at chungha levels. even if i'm not the biggest fan of her voice, i'm rooting for her.

it is the whole yg/black label that is the most concerning though. can someone make a missing poster for lee hi? somi has enough brand recognition that she can strike out with a smaller company and not have to rely on one of the big 3s to achieve success and probably get a better contract for herself...
premonitioner 24th-Sep-2018 10:11 am (UTC)
dunno which is the lesser of 3 evils, JYP, YGE or her dad
b1gay4 24th-Sep-2018 10:34 am (UTC)
jyp promised girls a debut LAST year... so a confirmed "asap" debut related to yge and perpetual future dungeon vs jype and their straight up lack of a foreseeable debut? after being stuck in trainee mode for the past what, 5 years? even i'd go with yge...
b1gay4 24th-Sep-2018 10:29 am (UTC)
so.... are they gonna do something about those crayola magic erase brows?
b1gay4 24th-Sep-2018 10:35 am (UTC)
stay with jyp and debut in 10 years, or go with yge and debut immediately but have your first comeback in 10 years...
lydzi 24th-Sep-2018 12:37 pm (UTC)
Truly the Charybdis and Sylla of kpop entertainment.
miwa201 24th-Sep-2018 11:14 am (UTC)
well i hate her voice so i won't be listening. good luck!
dior_chic 24th-Sep-2018 11:15 am (UTC)
Well good luck kid. I didn’t really care for her much in IOI and find her overrated so I feel like I shouldn’t feel too concerned about her career tbh but if she puts out a good song I’ll listen.
thekellieee 24th-Sep-2018 11:20 am (UTC)
welp good luck
myungung 24th-Sep-2018 11:33 am (UTC)
I hope she does more variety instead of singing. she can dance too, but less of singing would probably be better (unless she does collabs).

reading the previous post, I wonder if this is also YGE's way of pushing their own Sunmi/Chungha
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