15&’s Debut: Date, Song, and Stage

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Learn More About 15&

15&, also known as Fifteen And, is a South Korean duo formed by JYP Entertainment in 2012. The duo consists of Park Ji-min and Baek Ye-rin. The name means ’15’ being their age at debut and the ‘&’ in ’15&’ means that they can have success into the future.

In 2012, Park Ji-min was the first-place winner of the South Korean reality TV competition, K-pop Star. With the opportunity of signing with three major record labels (YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment), she had chosen to sign with JYP Entertainment on May 21, 2012.

When Baek Ye-rin was ten years old, she was introduced as an “R&B genius” on Star King. In 2008, she auditioned with Beyoncé’s “Listen” and was accepted as a trainee at the same time as 2PM’s Wooyoung and Highlight’s Doo-joon. Yerin had been a JYP trainee for over four years before she officially debuted with Ji-min.

In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you all about 15&’s debut date, song, and stage. So, stay tuned!

15&’s Debut Date

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On September 24, 2012, 15&’s official YouTube Channel uploaded the first teaser about 15&. On September 30, 2012, there was a preview on SBS Inkigayo about the 15& debut. The second teaser was released on October 3, 2012. 15&’s debut single was finally released on October 4, 2012, on 15&’s official YouTube channel.

Check out the teaser videos below!

15& Teaser 1

15& Debut Spot on SBS Inkigayo

15& Teaser 2

15&’s Debut Songs

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15&’s debut single, titled “I Dream”, was finally released on October 4, 2012. “I Dream” was a pop ballad that contained a story of two 15-year-old girls, who surprised the world by debuting, coming together to stand in front of the crowd. Numerous instruments that weren’t generally used in popular music, such as horn and flute, were employed, as was a melody line that freely went over two octaves, and the powerful ad-lib done by two female vocals made the sensational vocal skills of the two genius girls stand out. The song had melted down the dreams and the touch of heart from two girls who wish to sing, leaving an impression that would always last with the general public.

Check out the music video below!

15& – I Dream

On the Gaon Music Chart, “I Dream” reached position number 6 and on the K-pop Hot 100 “I Dream” reached position number 11. The sales of the single reached around 823,170+ downloads.

15&’s Debut Stages

15& Debut Stage on Inkigayo
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15&’s debut officially began on October 7, 2012, by performing on SBS Inkigayo. On October 12, 2012, 15& held their ‘school attack’ guerrilla concerts. The girls performed at the Chungdam Middle School, Eonnam Middle School, Sungil Information High School, and Dankook University. For a total of eight hours, 15& held a surprise concert at each school, performing their debut song and their cover versions of Alicia Keyes’ “Put It in a Love Song”, and Sistar19’s “Ma Boy”. The event attracted a total of 5,000 in attendance.

Check out 15&’s debut on SBS Inkigayo below!

15&’s Latest News

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15&’s latest song was their fourth single, “Love Is Madness”, which released on February 8, 2015. The song featured Kanto of Troy. The song found real-time digital success, reaching the #1 and #2 positions on all seven major Korean charts. They performed the song for the first time along with other songs on February 14, 2015, for their Valentine’s Day concert for singles.

In 2015, Park Ji-min and Baek Ye-rin debuted as solo singers. Ji-min’s debut single was titled “Hopeless Love”, while Ye-rin’s debut was with an extended play, titled “Frank”. On September 4, 2018, Ji-min released her second EP “Jiminxjamie”, where she participated in the composition for the majority of the tracks. On the other hand, Ye-rin released her second solo mini album, “Our Love Is Great”, on March 18, 2019.

Some of 15&’s latest tweets from their official Twitter account are as follows;

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