JYP Entertainment announced that they’ve already finished filming the debut music video for their upcoming new girl group, which is rumored to debut in the first half of 2019 with 5 members.
As JYP is gearing up for the big reveal, fans are digging for every information they can find about the new group’s members, debut date, and more.
Amidst their search, fans uncovered that JYP Entertainment had copyrighted the word, ITZY.
It soon led to netizens believing that ITZY will be the name of the new girl group, especially when social media accounts with “ITZYofficial” were created.
Just as fans began referring to the new girl group as ITZY, JYP Entertainment copyrighted another name: DENIMALZ. JYP purchased the copyrights for the name in multiple categories earlier this month.
Fans are now wondering which name the group will debut with, and if JYP is preparing one name for their K-Pop group and another for their J-Pop girl group.
Overall, the response towards the two names are mixed.
I think ITZY name of Japanese group. And DENIMALZ is the name of the Korean group.
— Somi_But_No_YG (@SerebroOver) January 14, 2019
itzy is so cute, i hope denimalz is for the japanese gg lmao i usually try not to care too much about these things bc like,,,,i'm gonna end up liking it & supporting them anyways but DENIMALZ????? PLEASE NO
— ⁄(⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄♡ (@treasuregyu) January 14, 2019
It makes sense that they'd name the Japanese gg itzy.. But denimalz for kr gg is just… https://t.co/S7n7CG8Vyz
— ⚪️ (@bdzidol) January 14, 2019
so i,,,i actually think itzy is for jyp's japanese group but denimalz is just sad
— 𝔤 (@sachaengie) January 14, 2019
jyp: so jypngg’s name will be ITZY
me: fucking ugly
jyp: oh so we decided that jypngg’s name will be DENIMALZ now
me: ITZY is such a beautiful name omygod
— JYPNGG IS COMING MFS (@jyeonicorn) January 14, 2019