JYP introduces teenage boy band in China
Major K-pop label JYP Entertainment has teamed up with China’s biggest music-streaming company to launch a band of six Chinese boys in their early teens, the Korean company said Monday.
The group Boy Story will debut in China in September through the joint project between JYP’s Chinese branch and Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) Group, according to the music label.
The six Chinese members whose average age is 13 were personally picked by Park Jin-young, K-pop star and chief producer of JYP, through a talent recruiting show run on Tieba in 2016, the largest Chinese communication platform operated by the Chinese search engine Baidu, according to JYP.
Ahead of the official debut, the boys have dropped three singles since September last year - “How Old Are You,” “Can’t Stop” and “Jump up” - all produced by Park.
On June 12, they are also scheduled to release another single titled “Hands Up.”