Ruka is a Japanese dancer and rapper who is expected to make her debut with the girl group BABYMONSTER under YG Entertainment. She is 21 years old and is the oldest of the seven members of the group. Ruka is passionate about making her debut and wishes to be the best in the Kpop industry.
“I want to have my debut at YG and become an artist that can show my very own performance,” said Ruka in her latest interview with YG.
How much is Ruka’s Net worth?
The details of her net worth have not been revealed as of March 2023.
Ruka was a founding member of the Japanese Idol group Shibu3 group under the PLATINUM PRODUCTION agency in Japan.
|Date of Birth||March 20, 2002|
|Country of Birth||Japan|
|Age (As of March 2023)||21 years|
Family & relationships
Details of her family are not yet revealed. However, she was seen conversing with her mother over the phone in her recent introduction video filmed by YG.
Also, Ruka mentioned that her mother is waiting for her debut more than anyone else, and she wants to work harder to repay her love.
Journey with YG
The journey with YG starts with the first audition and is followed by multiple evaluations as she continues her training.
Ruka auditioned in 2018 at age 16. She performed the song “Top Off” by DJ Khaled (featuring Beyonce, Future & Jay Z). YG executive Producer Yang Hyun Suk commented that she is good at dancing.
In the audition, they asked how long she had been dancing, and she mentioned that she had been dancing for ten years.YG’s Dance trainer Lee Jung said that the fact that she has been dancing for many years is her biggest strength.
“Compared to other trainees, her level of understanding when it comes to dancing is definitely different,” said Lee Jung in her interview with YG.
Monthly evaluations performances
- In the evaluation held in August 2020, she performed a song from BewhY.
- In September 2020, she sang “Malibu” by PH-1 (featuring The Quiett, Mokyo) for the monthly evaluation.
- In January 2021, she performed the song “Lose Control” by Missy Elliot (feat Ciara & Fatman Scoop), and the evaluators were stunned by the performance.
YG producer and rap trainer BIGTONE openly said, “Even when Ruka doesn’t do anything, she has that ‘hip-hop vibe’ that makes people think that she is a rapper.”
- In April 2021, she presented some of her own rap-making for the song “Peaches” by Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar on the stage. She received many compliments for her clear Korean pronunciation being Japanese.
Rora with BLACKPINK
YG announced that the members will be facing a last evaluation before their debut. Ruka and the rest of the six trainee members had a special session under the mentorship of Jennie from BLACKPINK.
Currently, she has no personal Social media accounts. But one of her live performances is available on YouTube.
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