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IOI confirmed to promote in units after 'Dream Girls'

By elliefilet   Tuesday, May 31, 2016   61,317   4,129   49
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YMC Entertainment has confirmed IOI will be promoting in units next!

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The agency previously mentioned plans for the popular collaboration girl group, but fans have been curious exactly what IOI will be up to after they wrap up promotions for their debut song "Dream Girls". On May 31, YMC Entertainment announced on IOI's official homepage that following IOI's performance at the 'Dream Concert' on June 4, the girls will be promoting in units.

The agency wrote:

"You all have given a lot of love and interest to IOI, who are promoting 'Dream Girls', and sadly, they will wrap up promotions for their first album at the 'Dream Concert' on June 4.

After promoting with 11 members first, IOI's second album is planned to be promoted in units...

Furthermore, the members who will not participate in the unit promotions are returning to their respective agencies. We ask that you continue supporting them and giving them love as they're planning to continue meeting you all with their own activities."


What do you think about IOI promoting as units?

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onedelacruise Saturday, June 4, 2016

I really think that Somi belongs to Twice.. I hope when this ends (after a year), she will be added to Twice

besulli Wednesday, June 1, 2016

mina, sejeong, nayoung and pinky will debut soon with their own company and chaeyeon will go back to promote with dia so i bet the 1st unit will be : somi, chungha, sohye, yeunjung, doyeon and yoojung :) i think it's quite match cause somi and sejeong are the most popular of the group so they can't be in the same team, yeunjung and sejeong are both main vocalist so they can't be in the same team either :) that's leave sejeong out, chungha, nayoung, mina and pinky take charge of the dancing line but chungha can easy take all the dancing without needing any help from the other 3 so they can join their group in peace....yoojung can take charge of nayoung in rapping while chaeyeon won't need to be worry cause somi, doyeon and sohye will take her charge in visual line so they're quite equal in every way so i'm pretty sure the first unit will be : sohye, yeunjung, yoojung, doyeon, somi and chungha as the leader, the second unit will be : sejeong, chaeyeon, minah, pinky and nayoung as the leader :)

fairypanda Wednesday, June 1, 2016

My wish: Nayoung, Chungha, Sejeong

beyondordinary Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sejeong and Mina will be debuting soon. Chaeyeon will be promoting with DIA. Nayoung and Pinky will be in the Pledis Girlz concert but that's only for one day (so they could be included too). That leaves Somi, Yoojung, Doyeon, Chungha, Sohye and Yeunjung. I think Somi will be included because she is center and I don't think she has plans with JYP. Depending on the concept they're going for, they may or may not include Yeunjung since she does have great vocals. If they're going for a strong concept, Yoojung and Chungha would do fine since (I think) they're lead vocals and could makedo. Doyeon would be a great contender for a stronger concept too since she's a capable dancer. Pinky and Nayoung would be good at either. They might save Sohye for the next unit and if Yeunjung isn't included then her as well for a softer concept. But then again if Sejeong, Mina and Chaeyeon end promotions by then, they'd be in the second unit. I'm curious at how they'll actually group them.

thealigirl8 Wednesday, June 1, 2016

any guesses for the units?

MoonBunnyxx Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I really hope Chungha gets more screen time in the next album! <3

kiklo Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Going to miss them together. But they're definitely recognized after the show!

Winston Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I think the reason is some of the girl's own agency are asking to "make use of their girls popularity after Produce 101" to do some promotions and make some money in their own agency, with the IOI members, for example things like the Pledis Girls, DIA etc can get a popularity Boost, and sell better, (for Pledis Girls that means their concert), compared to IF the IOI girls are not taking part.For SoHye also, her agency may seek to "take her back" for some acting training and also maybe debut as a minor role in some dramas, as a start to her acting career.

krell Winston Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I am sympathetic to the AGENCY wanting to get MONEY out of their IOI member Trainees. But also, I am *not* so pleased with the idea of various IOI members 'ping pongin back and forth' between IOI and their AGENCY. As long as IOI remains a *main* focus for the IOI members, then I am okay.

Winston krell Tuesday, May 31, 2016

There has been many news of contract changes and terminations for the Produce 101 trainees since after the show, I am not sure if all this is DUE to the popularity of the program and the trainees want to move on, OR maybe such movement and cancellation among trainees HAS ALWAYS BEEN COMMON and that the reason why we are hearing it more often is because "Pre-Produce 101" time, such news would never make it to a kpop news portal anyway. I wont say I will be surprised if after IOI is over, i might see news of IOI (or former IOI, in that case) leaving their agency to move to another agency, or being bought over by another agency to move over. like Player transfer in Soccer Clubs, lol

i_am_diffrent Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Well as usual, can't wait for what's next from IOI!

Asucchan91 Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"Furthermore, the members who will not participate in the unit promotions are returning to their respective agencies." I can totally say that this has been planned because of Chaeyeon re-joining DIA. Btw, I hope that both Sejeong and Mina won't be part of the unit promotion and debut with Kim Nayoung in their Jellyfish group

vegso Asucchan91 Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I hope for that too, but at the same time IOI not together as 11 is heartbreaking as well. They will disband in less than a year

beyondordinary Asucchan91 Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I remember reading an article that Sejeong and Mina would be debuting in June under Jellyfish so I don't think they'll be in the unit comeback.

Asucchan91 vegso Wednesday, June 1, 2016

@vegso the fact that ioi will exist only for one year is known since PD101 first episode. And to @beyondordinary, the truth is that Mina, Sejeong and Kim Nayoung will debut under Jellyfish is just a rumor, nothing is confirmed yet, as well as Pledis Girlz.

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