K-TREND | March.27.2024

TREASURE: A Journey Through Their Albums

TREASURE, a 12-member multinational boy group under YG Entertainment, debuted on August 7, 2020. Formed through the survival program YG Treasure Box, the group initially intended to debut as “TREASURE 13”, combining members of TREASURE and MAGNUM. However, plans changed, leading to their debut as a 12-member group named TREASURE.



Korea Debut Date: August 7, 2020 

Japan Debut Date: March 31, 2021 

Debut Album: Single 1st THE FIRST STEP: CHAPTER ONE

Leaders: Choi Hyunsuk, Jihoon

Genres: Dance, Rap, Hip-Hop, Ballad, Pop, R&B/Soul

Unit: T5

Company: YG Entertainment

Label in Japan: YGEX

Label in America: Columbia Records




1st Full-length album: "THE FIRST STEP: TREASURE EFFECT"

Released on January 11, 2021, TREASURE's "THE FIRST STEP" series culminated with their 1st full album, “THE FIRST STEP: TREASURE EFFECT”. This series, featuring hits like “BOY”, “I LOVE YOU” and “MMM”, showcased the group's relentless energy and introduced a message of hope and positivity. The album's production was bolstered by the involvement of the members and support from renowned producers, expanding their musical spectrum and including surprises for fans. This series marked a significant step for TREASURE, symbolizing both a conclusion and a gateway to a broader horizon. 



2nd Full-length album: "REBOOT"

On July 28, 2023, TREASURE released their 2nd full-length album, "REBOOT". Following the activities of sub-unit T5, this album highlights the enhanced musical capabilities of the members. The title track "BONA BONA" offers a refreshing departure from their previous teen crush concept, featuring a dreamy synth sound that transitions into a powerful hook. The album includes a rap unit track featuring Lee Young Hyun, "G.O.A.T", a vocal unit track "THE WAY TO", and a Korean version of Asahi's self-composed song "LOVESICK", previously released in Japanese.




TREASURE's growth and ambition were further showcased with the release of their 1st mini album, "THE SECOND STEP: CHAPTER ONE", on February 15, 2022. This release represented a new leap forward, capturing attention with its scale and skill. The album was available in two versions, BLUE and GREEN, with different photobook images, emphasizing the group's evolving identity and connection with their fans, known as TREASURE MAKERS.




Continuing their successful debut with the "THE FIRST STEP" series and numerous awards, TREASURE returned with their 2nd mini album, "THE SECOND STEP: CHAPTER TWO," on October 4, 2022. This album solidified their significant progress, featuring high member participation, energetic performances, and a variety of highlights. It brought TREASURE closer to global fans through various in-person activities and tours.



TREASURE's discography reflects their dynamic evolution, marked by a series of ambitious steps. From their impactful debut to their diverse genre releases, each album encapsulates the group's journey of growth, exploration, and connection with their audience. As TREASURE continues to expand their musical landscape and reach, their story remains a testament to their talent, hard work, and the unwavering support of their fans.


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