Male group TAKEN to re-debut this summer as A-PRINCE
In the past several weeks, rookie male group TAKEN has been updating their fans regarding their comeback with sneak peaks at their upcoming album recordings. It was later revealed that the group, will in fact be debuting this summer instead of making a comeback.
Since their "debut" in 2011 with their album, "Only One," TAKEN has seen the departure of 3 of its 6 members earlier this year with Yoojun in January, and Seungyul and Geonwoo in March. Member Taehyuk originally left the group in March as well, but soon returned to the group, leaving TAKEN as a 3-member team.
TAKEN took in 2 new members (Siyoon, Seungjun) of their group, and it was then announced by their new agency, New Planet Entertainment, that the group would be undergoing a name change as well due to copyright on "TAKEN."
On March 31st, New Planet Entertainment announced via TAKEN's Facebook account that after much consideration of fans's suggestion of the group's new name, the group has officially been renamed to A-PRINCE.
According to the agency, the new group's name was chosen by mixing the words that both fans, the members, and the agency's staff suggested.
10 Top Names suggested by Fans:
- Princes (from. Marina Yakimova)
- Blossom Boys (from. Зоя Андреева)
- B.live (from. Natali Fleir)
- PARIDISE (from. Alive Marquer)
- BNB (from. Mandie Vigil)
- Sunrise (from. Svenja Lienemann)
- SHEEN (from. JADE Rojat)
- King (Dami Kassymbekova)
- A-cute (from. Julia Morneva)
- HEAD'z (from. Chinami Tezuka)
The note also adds that a new Facebook page will be created for A-PRINCE soon.
TAKEN is gone, but it's a new start of members, A-PRINCE.
A-PRINCE and NEW PLANET still love you and thank you.
A-PRINCE, it's created by your love and attention and beautiful mind.
TAKEN's debut in 2011 is now being regarded as a pre-debut, and the group will make its official debut as A-PRINCE this summer, with an album set for release in July. What do you think of TAKEN's new name?