Billlie debuted in November 2021 as the first K-pop girl group under Mystic Story, an agency originally known for managing songwriters and R&B singers. The group initially started with six members, Siyoon, Tsuki, Suhyeon, Haram, Moon Sua and Haruna, but after Mnet's audition program "Girls Planet 999" (2021) ended, Sheon also joined the group.
Keeping true to Mystic Story's long line of esteemed vocalists — taking the examples of Yoon Jong-shin, Cho Jung-chi, Jeong Jin-woon of 2AM, Eddy Kim, Jung-in, etc. — all members of Billlie have been praised by fans for their vocals.
The group won the Potential Singer Award at the 2022 Asia Artist Awards and the Emerging Artist Award at the 2022 Hanteo Music Awards, setting itself down as one of the most promising rookies of the 2023 K-pop scene.
What is the meaning of the name, Billlie?
The name means that "anyone can have an inner ego to express their B-side," according to Mystic Story's introduction in the early stages of the group's debut. Sua is the younger sister of the late Astro member Moonbin.
Is Billlie under SM Entertainment?
The group is under the greater SM umbrella because SM Entertainment holds 38 percent of Mystic Story's shares. The company's founder Yoon Jong-shin, a renowned singer-songwriter, has stepped back from management and is working on his own music.
Is Billlie a fourth-generation girl group?
The fourth generation of K-pop groups is usually defined as those who debuted after 2019, so yes. The generational division is neither official nor concrete, but critics and fans say that groups debuting around the time of the Covid-19 pandemic fall into this category.