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(L-R) Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, Yuna

ITZY (Korean: 있지) is an South Korean Girl Group. They debuted on February 12, 2019 with the extended play It'z Icy. The group initially drew attention for being "different" from the usual JYP formula: which later proved to be part of the group's debut concept "it's okay to be different". They are JYP Entertainment's first girl group to debut in four years since TWICE in October 2015.

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     Members & Discography 
  • Yeji (Hwang Yeji, born May 26th, 2000) - Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper
  • Lia (Choi Jisoonote , born July 21st, 2000) - Main Vocalist
  • Ryujin (Shin Ryujin, born April 17th, 2001) - Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Center
  • Chaeryeong (Lee Chaeryeong, born June 5th, 2001) - Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • Yuna (Shin Yuna, born December 9th, 2003) - Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual


  • Albums/Extended plays
    • It'z Icy (2019)
    • It'z Me (2020)
    • Not Shy (2020)
    • GUESS WHO (2021)
    • Crazy In Love (2021)


  • "Dalla Dalla" (2019)
  • "Icy" (2019)
  • "Wannabe" (2020)
  • "Not Shy" (2020)
  • "In the Morning" (2021)
  • "LOCO" (2021)


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  • The Baby of the Bunch: Yuna, Lampshaded by the members multiple times as she's the only one who doesn't have a same-aged buddy in the group.
  • Be Yourself: Their songs have consistently been about encouraging young women/girls to be themselves, even if society tries to shame them into conformity.
  • Child Popstar: Yuna was only 15 in international age, 16 in Korean age when ITZY debuted. The other girls, while of age or on their way during their debut, were also still teenagers.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: One of their main selling points is hard-hitting choreography.
  • Family Business: Chaeryeong's older sister is Chaeyeon, a member of IZ*ONE.
  • High-Class Gloves: Used to distinguish Lia's elegant, refined aesthetic in this photoshoot.
  • Meaningful Name: ITZY, meaning "to have" in Korean, means that the girls can have everything a viewer can want.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: They're all quite conventionally feminine but in different ways. Glamorous, princess-like Lia; adorable, smiley baby of the bunch Yuna; and cheerful Chaeryeong represent the Light Feminine side. Yeji and Ryujin represent the more badass side of ITZY, but they're still decidedly feminine, often clad in skirts, and dolled up to emphasize their pretty looks despite their tougher image. Ryujin also had glittery, rose-pink hair for the ICY era.
  • Odd Name Out: Lia, the only non-Korean name in the group.
  • Promoted Fangirl: Ryujin was cast by JYP when she was participating in a fan sign of GOT7.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Inverted with Ryujin for the "ICY" era. She had glittery, rosy hair, but is one of the Dark Feminine members in terms of personality.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Yuna's eyes are big, almost doll-like, and they're considered one of her most charming points by fans and the members alike.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: ITZY is a stylized spelling of 있지 (issji).

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  • Action Girl: The concept for "Mafia in the Morning," of course. But this is taken even further in their high-profile MAMA performance in 2021, where they perform stunts and act as spies in an extended skit with Heo Sung-tae of Squid Game fame (see Actor Allusion below for more details).
  • Actor Allusion: Their 2021 MAMA performance stars Heo Sung-tae as an evil gangster boss, like his breakthrough role Deok-su in Squid Game.
  • In Da Club: Yeji in "Wannabe." At first, she's shown being awkward as she's unsure of herself, but starts dancing amazingly as she feels more secure with herself.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: In "Wannabe," drones hound Chaeryeong. By the end, she stops running from them, staring them down until they malfunction.
  • Badass Boast: At archery practice for ISAC 2020, Lia encouraged her teammates: "We're Jumong's descendants!" (Jumong is a legendary archer in Korean history.) Unfortunately so was the other team.