Some Are Part Of BLACKPINK, Where Are The Rest Of YG Entertainment’s Ex-Trainees For Pink Punk, Right Now?

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Details About YG Entertainment’s Ex-Trainees For Pink Punk

In 2016, YG Entertainment debuted a new girl group BLACKPINK. Since then, the group has become one of the best-known girl groups with various proud achievements. Before the debut of Blackpink, many thought that YG’s new girl group would debut in 2012 with the name Pink Punk. However, Pink Punk also had alternated members until finally, BLACKPINK debuted in 2016. From various rumors circulating, there are 5 trainees who were supposed to debut as Pink Punk under YG Entertainment, those are Kim Eun-bi, Euna Kim, Jang Hanna, Jinny Park, and Cho Miyeon.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with the details of YG Entertainment’s ex-trainees for Pink Punk. Some of them are currently members of the popular girl group BLACKPINK, but let’s also check out more about the rest of them who left YG. So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down this article.

Kim Eun-bi

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Known as one of the ex-trainees of YG Entertainment, Kim Eun-bi is now signed under Moon Entertainment and is a South Korean solo singer and songwriter. She made her debut as a singer on December 29th, 2010, by releasing the original soundtrack “I’m My Fan” for the game MapleStory.

Full Profile & Fun Facts

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Kim Eun-bi’s Profile:

Birth Name: Kim Eun Bi (김은비)

Stage Name: E.B

Place and Date of Birth: South Korea, February 4th, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Nationality: Korean

Height: 161 cm

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @ebeunbi

Agency: Moon Entertainment

Debut: December 29th, 2010

Kim Eun-bi’s Fun Facts:

  • Eun-bi has a skill in playing the piano.
  • She has a sister.
  • In 2010, she joined the show Superstar K2 alongside her previous labelmate WINNER‘s Seung-yoon.
  • In 2011, Eun-bi signed as a trainee under YG Entertainment after being eliminated from Superstar K2.
  • She was a candidate for YG Entertainment’s new girl group called Pink Punk but the group never debuted and fell apart, but later the four remaining trainees debuted as BLACKPINK.
  • After failing to debut as a BLACKPINK member, Eun-bi left YG Entertainment in 2014 due to health reasons.
  • She is a fan of Korean singer Lee Yeong-hyeon.
  • In June 2019, she opened up an Instagram account for her beloved cat Aru @kim__aru.
  • She released a song called “Sweet Stranger” for the drama Best Chicken.
  • Eun-bi was featured in D:amant‘s song “iPhone I don’t have iPhone.”
  • She has three tattoos: a combo of treble and bass clef made into a heart on her wrist, flowerpot with the words “I’ll be fine” written on her upper arm, and the year 1993 with the Aquarius symbol under it.

Life & Career

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Kim Eun-bi was born on February 4th, 1993. She grew up with a dream of becoming a singer and in 2011, Eun-bi joined the agency YG Entertainment and became a trainee. Previously, in 2010, Kim Eun-bi had joined and became a finalist of the singing contest K2 Superstar. Eun-bi debuted as a singer by singing the OST “I’m My Fan” in the game MapleStory on December 29th, 2010. 

As a trainee of YG Entertainment, Eun-bi was rumored of debuting as a member of YG’s new girl group Pink Punk. But the highly anticipated debut of the new YG group never happened. In October 2014, the company confirmed that Eun-bi had left YG Entertainment due to health problems. After leaving YG Entertainment, Eun-bi signed up under Moon Entertainment.

Songs & Music Videos

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On April 17th, 2019, Kim Eun Bi released the song titled “PPP.” The song is her first self-written song after a long time. 

Her precious first song “PPP (Please Please Please),” which for her represents taking the first step forward, is about the emptiness and lingering feelings of a woman who has lost her happy memories with her beloved lover.

On October 18th, 2019, Eun-bi released another song titled “Damage.” The song is featuring LoF!. The song tells the story of a man and a woman who are close to each other and they continue to be attracted to each other. In the beginning, they talk about each other, have ambiguous emotions, and in the end, all the accumulated emotions explode, expressing a great victory.

 

Euna Kim

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Euna Kim is another trainee who left YG Entertainment and started her career as a rapper after signing with another company. She was chosen as a Pink Punk member, however, she left YG Entertainment in 2013 to focus on her studies.

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Euna Kim’s Profile

Birth Name: Kim Yu-na (김유나)

Stage Name: Euna Kim (유나김), formerly Yuna (유나)

Place and Date of Birth: New York, USA, October 27th, 1994

Nationality: Korean

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 161 cm

Weight: 50 kg

Blood Type: AB

Position: Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Maknae

Agency: Maroo Entertainment

Former Groups: The Ark, Khan

Twitter: @eunakim102794

Instagram: @euna102794

Euna Kim’s Fun Facts

  • Euna went to school at North Rockland High School.
  • She can fluently speak English.
  • In After School Club Ep. 321, Euna said that she can speak some Spanish.
  • She is quite talkative and she has a friendly personality.
  • Euna once said that she has the most embarrassing moment that has happened in her life. When she was in the restroom at a gym, she was singing loudly, and people passed by and judged her. 
  • When she has free time, she likes to do her hobbies such as bowling, going to Hangang (a park in Seoul), and going out with some of her friends.
  • Euna is a former trainee of YG Entertainment.
  • Before disbanding, she joined the show Vocal Play with her bandmate from the duo KHAN, Jeon Min-ju.

Life & Career

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In 2011, Euna Kim signed under YG Entertainment as a trainee, but previously she had joined the singing competition show Superstar K3. In 2013, she left YG Entertainment to pursue her studies in the United States. She then joined Music K Entertainment and on April 10th, 2015, she debuted as a member of the girl group The Ark as Yuna. The group’s first single is “Somebody 4 Life.” However, shortly after debuting, the girl group was disbanded.

Following The Ark’s disbandment, Euna then participated in the female rap survival show Unpretty Rapstar 3 but she was eliminated in episode 8. In October 2017, Euna alongside her former The Ark member Halla joined the idol survival show The Unit. She ranked 10th in the final episode and did not make it the top 9 final debuts. On April 11th, 2018, Euna and her former The Ark member Jeon Min-ju formed the girl duo called KHAN under Maroo Entertainment. The duo debuted with their first digital single titled “I’m Your Girl?” on May 23rd, 2018. However, the duo also disbanded after releasing only one single.

Songs & Music Videos

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Following her participation in Superstar K3, Euna Kim stole people’s attention and she officially debuted on May 23rd, 2014, with her first single “Without You Now” featuring Yoon Mi-rae, Tiger JK, and Bizzy.

The song is about the feelings of long-time couples who have gone through many breakups and makeups. Its straightforward lyrics, like “Goodbye, do not come back, goodbye, far away,” show the exhaustion of a dying relationship.

 

On April 10th, 2015, THE ARK released an official music video of their debut song titled “The Light.” The debut song “The Light” includes 5 charms of 5 girls who possess strong points of rap, vocal, and performance respectively. “The Light” is a contemporary R&B song based on the lyrical guitar riff adding groovy rhythm and hip-hop sounds and it was composed by Kim Tae-sung. The song is about how someone always needs someone else in their life.

On May 23rd, 2018, KHAN released an official music video of the duo’s first single “I’m Your Girl?” “I’m Your Girl?” is an R&B pop track, and the song is about uncertainty in a relationship.

Where is She Now?

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Sometime in 2019, Euna Kim moved to the USA, where she was born. As of December 2019, she seems to have left the Korean entertainment industry, and now she is a full-time Christian missionary with Souls West ministry in Arizona.

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On March 18th, 2020, Euna Kim shocked her fans after replying to fan’s comments on her Instagram. She stated that KHAN has disbanded and that while not being active in the entertainment industry anymore she is still under contract with Maroo Entertainment.

Jang Hanna

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Hannah Jang is an independent South Korean hip-hop singer who debuted on May 1st, 2020 with the song “RunnAway.”

Full Profile & Fun Facts

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Jang Hanna’s Profile

Stage Name: Hannah Jang

Birth Name: Jang Hannah

Nationality: Korean

Date of Birth: January 9th, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rat

Instagram:@hellnah1me

Twitter: @hellnah1mee

Youtube: Hannah Jang

Education: Deokso High School, Seoul Institute Of The Arts

Jang Hanna’s Fun Facts

  • Hanna’s nicknames are Soul Diva and Pastor’s Daughter.
  • She is originally from Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
  • She is a Christian.
  • She is an ex YG trainee who was supposed to debut as a member of BLACKPINK.
  • In 2014 she joined YG but she left the agency in 2017.
  • She was a participant in K-Pop Star 3 and made it into the top 8 finalists.
  • She was featured in Jinusean’s “Tell Me One More Time,” 2LSON’s “Mona Lisa,” and Leellamarz’s “Trip.”

Life & Career

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On April 13th, 2014, Hanna was signed under YG Entertainment as a trainee after previously joining K-Pop Star Season 3. In March 2017, Hana was confirmed to leave YG Entertainment after 4 years of training. After she left YG, she had a difficult time preparing her debut song, but a lot of people helped her. On May 1st, 2020, Hanna officially debuted as a solo artist with her first song titled “Runnaway.”

Songs & Music Videos

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On May 1st, 2020, Jang Hanna released an official music video of her first single “Runnaway.” “Runnaway” is a song she wrote and composed by herself, and it contains her vivid energy. The song is an electronic pop based on the hip-hop, R&B genre, with a cool synth sound and her deep voice, adding to the tropical charm. It tells about breaking away from the boring everyday life with the person you love.

Where is She Now?

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After she officially debuted as a solo artist, Jang Hanna is now busy with her schedules to promote her new song “Runnaway.”

She also updates her fans with some cover songs on her Instagram.