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Know Your K-Pop Group: LOOΠΔ

Formed by Blockberry Creative, Loona is a twelve-member girl-group that has 3 subunits functioning as well.  The group has a unique Korean name as well titled ‘Idarui Sonyeo (이달의소녀), which translates to “Girl of the Month“.

Debut Date: August 20, 2018

Debut Mini-Album (EP): “[+ +]” 

Debut Single: ‘Hi High

Fandom Name: “Orbit”

Indian Fan Accounts: @loonaindiaofficial,

 

(please note these are the ones we’re aware of, contact them to be part of groups and chats)

 

MEMBER PROFILE

 

All pictures are sourced from Loona’s official Facebook page.

Haseul (Jo Ha-seul)

Birth Date: August 18, 1997

Position: Leader, Vocalist, Rapper

TMI: Nicknamed as ‘Jo Leader’ and ‘Harvard’.

Has 1 cute dimple 🙂

Scared of birds and of water.

She is on a break right now as released in a statement on Jan 8, 2020.

 

 

Yves (Ha Soo-young)

Birth Date: May 24th, 1997

Position: Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

TMI: Her stage name is pronounced as ‘Eve’.

Nicknamed as ‘Hasu’, ‘Suguyam’ and ‘Subongi’

Was secretly part of her high school dance team.

Loves her family, Loona, spicy rice cakes and chicken feet the most!

 

 

Vivi (Wong Gaahei)

Birth Date: December 9, 1996

Position: Vocalist, Rapper

TMI: Nicknamed as ‘BB Cream’ and ‘Pya Pya’.

Was born in Hong Kong.

Used to model pre-debut, under the name Viian Wong.

Decided to become a K-pop singer after watching MVs of Big Bang and 2NE1.

 

 

JinSoul (Jung Jin-soul)

Birth Date: June 13, 1997

Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Visual

TMI: Nicknamed as ‘ Jindollie/Jindori’.

Is a former DSP Entertainment trainee.

Loves reading webtoons.

Her ideal type is a cute boy 😉

 

 

Chuu (Kim Ji-woo)

Birth Date: October 20, 1999

Position: Vocalist, Rapper, Representative of the group

TMI: Her favourite artists are Dean, MeloMance, Ariana Grande, and Paul Kim.

Comes from a musical family and her mom sings classical music.

Had a big fanbase pre-debut also due to her Instagram.

Starred in the web drama, ‘Essential Love Culture’.

 

 

Kim Lip (Kim Jung-eun)

Birth Date: February 10, 1999

Position: Vocalist, Dancer

TMI: Nicknamed as ‘Dongdong’, ‘Queen Lip’ and ‘Yallip’.

Can play the piano, guitar and even the violin.

Her favourite Disney characters are Chip and Dale.

Wore a shirt supporting the LGBT community in her photoshoots.

 

 

Hyunjin (Kim Hyun-jin)

Birth Date: November 15, 2000

Position: Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Visual

TMI: Nicknamed as ‘BreadJin’, ‘Meow Jin’ and ‘Kim Jini’.

Can eat up to 3 bowls of rice by herself!

Her idol is Bread & King Donkatsu xD

Is good at sports- football, basketball, table tennis and badminton.

 

 

Go Won (Park Chae-won)

Birth Date: November 19, 2000

Position: Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist

TMI: Loves the series, The Hunger Games.

Would love to have a comeback with a magical concept 😉

Hobbies include playing Nintendo, Keeping a diary and Shopping

Attends a dance academy by the name of “Lp Dance Academy”.

 

 

Choerry (Choi Ye-rim)

Birth Date: June 4, 2001

Position: Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist

TMI: Is the most cheerful Loona member, according to Yeojin.

Likes collecting pens as a hobby.

Wants to be known as ‘Nation’s Little Sister’.

Nicknames include ‘Jjerri’ and ‘Cherry’ though she doesn’t like the taste of cherries xD

 

 

Hee-jin (Jeon Hee-jin)

Birth Date: October 19, 2000

Position:: Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Visual

TMI: Nicknamed as ‘Heekkie’ (Bunny), ‘Founder’ (founded the Loonaverse), and ‘Ambitious Bunny’.

Is afraid of pigeons and allergic to fur.

Has a doll that she really likes to brings everywhere.

Was voted as the ‘Most Beautiful Female Mixnine Contestant’ by Korean netizens 😉

 

 

Olivia Hye (Son Hye-joo)

Birth Date: November 13, 2001

Position: Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist

TMI: Nicknamed as ‘Boss Baby’.

Really likes to eat her food with kimchi.

Dislikes drinking bubble tea.

Was a trainee for just 1 day before debuting!

 

 

Yeojin (Im Yeo-jin)

Birth Date: November 11, 2002

Position: Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae

TMI: Nicknames include ‘Bean’, ‘Jin’ and ‘Aromi’.

Is the shortest and the youngest.

Likes to do Nail Art as a hobby.

Is the youngest person to win an MTV award!

 

 

MILESTONES

 

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

On October 2, 2016, Blockberry Creative announced through Naver that they would be debuting their ‘first girl group‘ through an 18-month long pre-debut project with each member releasing a single album consisting of a solo track and another track performed with other revealed members, under the group’s Korean name ‘Idarui Sonyeo’.

The group’s first sub-unit, ‘Loona 1/3‘, was introduced, consisting of previously revealed members HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul and a new member, ViVi which released the extended play ‘Love & Live’  and an accompanying single of the same name on March 13, 2017.

They also released a repackaged edition of the extended play, titled ‘Love & Evil’, on April 27, 2017.

Continuing the same Girl of the Month pattern, members ViVi, Kim Lip, JinSoul, and Choerry released their single albums between April 2017 and July 2017.

In September 2017, three members, HeeJin, HyunJin and HaSeul, auditioned for JTBC’s reality show ‘Mix Nine’ where HyunJin placed ‘Top 18‘ and HeeJin placed ‘4th‘ in the finale.

The group’s second sub-unit, ‘Loona Odd Eye Circle‘, consisting of JinSoul, Kim Lip and Choerry, released the extended play ‘Mix & Match’ on September 21, 2017, and performed it on Mnet’s ‘M Countdown’.

They also released an English version of their song “Loonatic”  on October 23, 2017.

On October 31, 2017 they released a repackaged edition of the extended play, titled ‘Max & Match’, which included three new songs.

Between November 2017 and January 2018, they released the solo single albums for new members Yves, Chuu, and Go Won, continuing the monthly pattern.

In March 2018, they released the solo single album for their final member, Olivia Hye.

On May 30, 2018, the group’s third sub-unit, ‘Loona yyxy‘, made their debut with the extended play ‘Beauty & the Beat’.

On August 7, 2018, Loona released “favOriTe” as a digital pre-debut single which was the. first video of Loona as a full group.

They debuted on August 20, 2018, with their title track “Hi High” under their debut extended play, ‘[+ +] ‘(read as plus plus) which was repackaged as ‘[X X]’ (read as multiple multiple) on February 19, 2019, with six additional tracks.

On December 13, 2019, Loona released a single called “365” as an appreciation song for their fans, the Orbits.

In 2019 Loona was nominated and won at various award shows like the MTN Ad Festival Awards (Category- Commercial Star Rookie), Soribada Best K-Music Awards (Category- Performance Awards), Korea First Brands Awards (Category- Most Anticipated Female Rookie Group) and Asia Artist Awards where they won in two categories, Popularity Award (Girl-group) and Focus Award (singer).

On February 5, 2020, Loona released their second EP titled ‘[#]’ with the lead single, “So What“.

Loona has also become the 1st Korean Girl-group to bag both #1 spot for album (X X) and for their single (365) on US all genres on iTunes.

As of 2020, [#] album has become the most successful album by a Korean Girl-group on iTunes with 56  #1s and still counting!

 

 

An intense and attitude-filled song which infuses hip-hop elements into an urban dance track, Loona’s latest comeback, “So What”, left fans and non-fans alike, totally impressed and spellbound!

 

With inspiring lyrics that talk of finding oneself, Loona’s single,Butterfly” is a unique song which combines delicate rapping, mellifluous vocals and a dynamic EDM instrumental, adding a depth of colour to the overall song.

 

With 12 members in the group, Loona still doesn’t err when it comes to being in sync and performing a dance routine no matter how challenging it might be and their dance covers of various artists like BTS, NCT 127 and Got7 is proof of that.

Dance Cover of NCT 127’s Cherry Bomb:

 

Dance Cover of Got7’s Eclipse:

 

Seeing these ‘not-all-even-in-their-twenties’ girls put in so much effort to hone their skills and talents to realize their goals and ambitions is really inspiring, isn’t it?
 
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