Starship Entertainment’s new rookie group IVE finally has a set debut date. After releasing all the members’ profiles, Starship Entertainment released the debut date with a poster that says ‘coming soon.’

IVE has started creating a buzz even before its debut with a promising lineup of K-pop stars that includes former IZ*ONE members Yujin and Wonyoung, and rookie members Gaeul, Rei, Liz and Leeseo.

A Korean news report revealed, “IVE plans to bring forth a new direction in the KPOP scene with their own brand’s identity and their group’s assets.”

Prior to the group’s debut, here’s all you need to know.

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IVE debut date explored

According to the latest post of Starship Entertainment, IVE will be debuting on December 1st, 2021.

Though not much has been revealed about the group’s debut project, fans are excited to see the IZ*ONE members’ comeback along with a promising rookie lineup.

Here’s all we know about the rookie group members.

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IVE K-pop members explored

Currently, IVE has six K-pop members – two former IZ*ONE stars teamed up with rookie trainees. While the fandom name and color is yet to be decided, the group has revealed members’ positions and other details.


Former IZ*ONE member Yujin, 18, is currently seen as Inkigayo MC along with NCT‘s Sungchan and Treasure‘s Jihoon. Yujin will reportedly be the lead vocalist and leader of the group. The former Produce 48 contestant was the first member of Starship Entertainment’s group to be revealed.

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Gaeul, has been a K-pop trainee since 2017. The 19-year-old K-pop rookie will be the rapper of the group.

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Former IZ*ONE member Wonyoung, 17, currently seen as the Music Bank MC along with ENHYPEN‘s Sunghoon, Wonyoung will be one of the vocalists of the group.

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Liz, the main vocalist of the group, Liz has earlier appeared in SM Entertainment star Taeyeon’s ‘Christmas’ music video. Check the 17-year-old K-pop rookie’s new look for IVE below.

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IVE’s rapper and vocalist Rei was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The Japanese rookie is an ardent fan of Twice and Seventeen. The 17-year-old has been a buzz on social media as fans shared the resemblance of Rei and SHINee’s Minho and actress Nishino Nanase.

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Leeseo was the last member to be revealed of IVE. The maknae (youngest) of the group is only 14 years old. Leeseo is no stranger to K-pop as she has been a model for SM Kids. Check her look for IVE below.

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Fans react to IVE’s K-pop members

IVE has been creating anticipation since Yujin’s profile for the K-pop group was released. Fans are excited to see the former IZ*ONE member in a new group along with fresh new faces.

Speaking of the group, a fan gushed, “IVE and LOONA radiating the same energy, IVE will be a stannable kpop girl group! They’ll be a legend.”


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