Introduction to WJSN
"Would You Like! Hello, we are WJSN!"
WJSN (also known as Cosmic Girls; Korean: 우주소녀, Chinese: 宇宙少女) is a thirteen-member South Korean-Chinese girl group formed by Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment. They debuted on February 25, 2016 with their first mini album Would You Like?.
On November 15, Starship Entertainment announced that they were preparing for the debut of a new girl group in 2016, though no members had been finalized.
On December 3, Starship confirmed the new girl group would be a twelve member group, consisting of a mix between Korean and Chinese members, and would be shared with Yuehua Entertainment in China. The group was also to be named "WJSN" (or "Cosmic Girls"), which was shown through a logo teaser, and was said to be categorized into four units: Wonder, Joy, Sweet and Natural. Finally, EXY was confirmed to be a member.
On January 4, WJSN was set to debut in late February or early March. Starship began The first set of photo teasers was released on the 10th and was of the Wonder Unit and featured Bona (previously as Jiyeon), Cheng Xiao, and Dayoung. The second set was on the 17th and was of the Joy Unit and featured Xuan Yi, Eunseo (previously as Juyeon), and Yeoreum. The third set of photo teasers was released on the 23rd and was of the Wonder Unit and featured Seola (previously as Seolha), Exy, and Soobin. The fourth and final set of photo teasers was released on the 31st and was of the Natural Unit and featured Luda, Dawon, and Mei Qi. Continuing the teasers, Starship released a second group "Play File" teaser photo on February 11 and an album teaser group photo. Following the photo, two video teasers were released: one called the "Constellation Version" and the other called the "Lee Kwang Soo Version."
The next day, Starship released the track list for the debut album, which was to be called, Would You Like? and confirmed the title track to be "Mo Mo Mo." They also released debut album individual teasers. WJSN had their first live performance at the Giga Legend Match on February 20. They performed their title track "Mo Mo Mo," their b-side, "Catch Me," and EXY performed solo with the song, "Mad Thing." Following the performance, Starship released the first "Mo Mo Mo" MV teaser on the 21st and a "Catch Me" MV teaser on the 23rd. On February 25, WJSN officially debuted on Mnet's M!Countdown and the "Mo Mo Mo" music video was released. Also, on March 9, Starship released the "Catch Me" MV. For an entire three months, the group promoted the song on multiple broadcasting stations. They also participated in variety shows such as Weekly Idol, After School Club, and Music Bank: Stardust, also working with 1theK, NewsAde, and Daum Kiss. The final "Mo Mo Mo" stage was on May 7 at MBC's Show! Music Core.
On July 11, it was officially announced that Starship trainee and former Produce 101 contestant, Yoo Yeonjung, would be joining WJSN. Her addition was first announced through a mysterious video teaser on YouTube. Although she had debuted with I.O.I earlier in the year on April 1, Yeonjung would be a part of both lineups, ultimately finding her home in WJSN once the contract with YMC Entertainment expired. Along with the news of Yeonjung's addition, Starship also announced that WJSN planned to have a comeback in August. The first photo teasers were released on July 28 and were called, "13 Secrets." On August 2, the comeback schedule, "Secret Diary," was released. For the most part, the photo teasers, or "Cipher Keys," were released on schedule: the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th (this one was delayed). Smaller details about the comeback were released on the 9th and "The Secret Film" came out on the 10th, which just showed the scenery of the teaser photoshoot. Over the next few days, an MV teaser was released for the title track "Secret," an album music preview teaser was dropped, and the mini album was made available for pre-order. On August 17, WJSN released their second mini album The Secret, along with the MV for the title track "Secret". The group then officially had their comeback stage on Mnet's M Countdown the following day, performing both "Secret" and their b-side, "Bebe." "Secret" ended up charting very well and remained in Mnet's Top Ten Chart even after the sixth week of promotions. The final stage was on October 7 on KBS's Music Bank.
|Record Labels||Yue Hua Entertainment, Starship Entertainment|
|Debut||Feb 25, 2016|
|Years Active||2016 - Present|
|Debut to 1st Win||950 days|
|Most Popular Member||Cheng Xiao|
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WOULD YOU LIKE?