Big Hit Japan is starting 2021 with their Global Debut Project. The project aims to produce artists in Japan who will go on to take over the global stage.
Mentors for the debut initiative include Big Hit Entertainment's Bang Si-Hyuk, producer Pdogg, and Performance Director Son Sung-Deuk. Sakura Inoue (Performance Director) and Soma Genda (Producer & Sound Director) will be joining the team as well. Meanwhile, Ryosuke Imai and UTA have been given the role of Special Advisor.
I-LAND alums K, NICHOLAS, EJ, KYUNGMIN, and TAKI are part of the upcoming project and set to be joined by additional members before making their debut later this year. Big Hit Japan will be on the lookout for new members via &AUDITION.
Big Hit Japan Official Twitter Opened— Big Hit Entertainment Japan (@BigHitEnt_JP) December 31, 2020
Global Debut Project started#K #NICHOLAS #EJ #KYUNGMIN #TAKI and new members selected by auditions will debut in 2021, starting their journey in Japan!
For more info https://t.co/6o7w8R3AzA#케이 #니콜라스 #의주 #경민 #타키#andAUDITION pic.twitter.com/wzeevwPE0b
Big Hit Japan announced an open call for producers earlier this year, while Big Hit Labels act TXT are slated to release their first full-length Japanese album in February.
[UPDATE 8 January]: Big Hit Japan just launched open call auditions looking for aspiring idols to debut alongside K, NICHOLAS, EJ, KYUNGMIN, and TAKI.
Applications are open starting today (08/01) until 17 January. Interested applicants can send in their applications via Big Hit Japan's official website.
ㅤ#BigHitJapan Global Debut Project— Big Hit Japan Audition (@BigHitJapan_Aud) January 8, 2021
Looking for new members to debut in 2021 with #K #NICHOLAS #EJ #KYUNGMIN #TAKI from I-LAND
Apply on homepage
Deadline: Jan. 17
Check homepage for detailshttps://t.co/JNhgMmUvpb#BIGHIT#BigHitJapanAudition#andaudition pic.twitter.com/ZIAxnvjrun
Watch this space for updates.