Korea’s newest girl group Rania has been in the works for over four years. They started as a casual idea exchanged between DR Music CEO Yoon and producer Teddy Riley, as the two discussed the idea of introducing an Asian pop group to the States.
Teddy Riley had asked Yoon, “In the American music scene, there still exists a stereotype and a sort of restriction against colored artists. Wouldn’t it be amazing if an Asian girl group were to break that wall?”
Struck by the statement, Yoon (who’s also one of the most influential figures behind K-Pop’s first Hallyu wave generation) readily agreed, and together, the two ran auditions in Korea, Thailand, and China over the course of four years.
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smh. poor girls will never catch a break.