K-pop: Where is Bang Ye Dam, a former TREASURE member, now?

The former member of TREASURE is returning to the K-pop scene with a new managing entertainment. Bang Ye Dam, who left the group in November 2022, has retained his space in the hearts of his fans. After almost a year, the former YG idol has announced his plans to return in front of the camera by joining a new company. Let’s explore his journey from the TREASURE stage to the new management.

Why did Bang Ye Dam leave TREASURE?

Bang Ye Dam debuted with TREASURE after winning the top spot in the vocal team of the 2018 survival show, YG Treasure Box. The show featured 29 trainees competing to debut. For the unversed, K-pop survival shows are especially popular among K-pop fans as they allow them to watch the members grow to debut and also support their journey through voting.

  • This kind of show is also famous among K-pop idol trainees as they provide them with a platform to showcase their talents, win their fans, and hopefully debut. Similarly, proving his range of skills, the YG Trainee Bang Ye Dam debuted with TREASURE.
  • Ahead of this, he released a single titled Wayo, which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart and No. 98 on the Billboard Korea K-Pop 100 chart. Fans eagerly await to see him perform more since the decision to leave the group and his agency, YG Entertainment, in November 2022. The agency mentioned that he went to pursue a career in music production.

Where is Bang Ye Dam now?

After departing from TREASURE, Bang Ye Dam didn’t appear in the limelight for a while. Following the hiatus, he opened an Instagram account to reconnect with his fans on his birthday in May 2023. The fans were happy to see him getting active again and quickly followed his account while showering his post with greetings.

  • The 21-year-old artist wrote a heartfelt caption and hinted toward a comeback. Since then, Ye Dam has shared many memories with his fans by covering popular tracks during livestreams, including Peaches by Justin Bieber and Seven by BTS Jungkook.
  • In June 2023, he shared that he plans to release an album by the end of this year. The idol hopes to release two albums in total. He also promised to work harder and hurry up to meet his fans soon with new music. Ye Dam’s plans appear to get closer to reality as he has joined a new agency.

Former TREASURE member joins GF Entertainment

On August 24, Bang Ye Dam announced the good news that he had signed with GF Entertainment. The managing agency currently houses KINGDOM. In his sweet message, the 21-year-old idol expressed his gratitude to TREASURE Makers and his former agency, YG Entertainment, for supporting him to become the person he is today.

  • Furthermore, he will promote in various ways and request anticipation from his fans. This message also adds to his previous promise to release new music soon. Bang Ye Dam’s fans are excitedly rejoicing and are glad to see him grow in a new journey. Read some of their reactions below.

It will be interesting to see all the various promotional activities and the artistic growth of Bang Ye Dam with the release of new music as a soloist under his new agency, GF Entertainment.

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