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ITZY ‘not shy’, confirmed for YouTube FanFest 2020

K-pop girl group ITZY is performing at YouTube FanFest 2020 on Oct. 11. Image credit: YouTube FanFest 2020
Image credit: YouTube FanFest 2020

Good news, MIDZY! Your favorite K-pop girl group ITZY is performing at YouTube FanFest 2020 on Oct. 11.

The YouTube FanFest 2020 official Twitter account made the announcement last night. ITZY, which is composed of Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna, joins Filipino idol group SB19, Australian YouTuber and fitness personality Chloe Ting, and many more in the biggest community event for YouTube creators and fans.

ITZY and YouTube

Formed by JYP Entertainment, ITZY debuted on Feb. 12, 2019 with their single album, “IT’z DIFFERENT”. ITZY is the first girl group to debut under JYP Entertainment since TWICE.

The music video for their lead single “Dalla Dalla” broke the YouTube record for the most viewed K-pop debut music video within 24 hours, surpassing 17.1 million views within 24 hours of its release. It also became the fastest K-pop debut music video to reach 100 million views.

The official fandom name of ITZY is MIDZY, which plays off the girl group’s name and the Korean word for trust.

‘NOT SHY’

ITZY’s most recent comeback was on Aug. 17, when they released their third Korean extended play, “NOT SHY”. The critically and commercially successful “NOT SHY” debuted at No. 1 on the Gaon Albums Chart, and went on to sell 206,280 copies during its first month of release.

The K-pop girl group has said that they want their fans to feel confident in themselves.

“So for members Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna, in order to plant those seeds of self-love within their MIDZY fanbase, their latest mini album, ‘Not Shy’, was the obvious next step.

“’I think when you are not shy, you are sure about yourself and confident in expressing yourself,’ 16-year-old vocalist Yuna shares with CLASH. ‘We want to share that message in our lyrics to empower MIDZY.’”

YouTube FanFest is an annual community event that brings YouTube’s biggest stars to live stages all over the world so that they can meet with their fans. YouTube FanFest has already organized more than 60 events, with more than 800,000 fans attending.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, YouTube FanFest 2020 will not have any physical shows.

Watch the YouTube FanFest 2020 live stream on Oct. 11 and follow the social media updates with the hashtag #YTFF2020.