Group Highlight: WJSN (Cosmic Girls)

Group Highlight: WJSN (Cosmic Girls)

Starship Entertainment’s latest debuted mega group WJSN is composed of the most members of any other group these days, with 13 girls rounding out the roster. While the sheer number of members can be daunting to some, these girls definitely shouldn’t be overlooked just because of the size of their group. With their first attendance at KCON LA upcoming, we thought we’d take a deeper look into the young group for those new to their name.

The Concept and Background

As the name suggests, WJSN or Cosmic Girls is represented as not humans, but otherworldly beings from space. Each member represents each sign of the zodiac (with the addition of Yeonjung from I.O.I after the initial debut). As a different member of the zodiac, each girl symbolizes a different star, hence the use of the word “cosmic.” The rather creative concept is no stranger to veteran K-Pop fans, as it is reminiscent of EXO’s original concept involving superpowers.

Luckily, WJSN has been broken down into four separate units for each letter to make it a bit easier to learn and distinguish the members. Wonder members include Bona, Cheng Xiao, and Dayoung. The Joy unit is composed of Xuan Yi, Eunseo, and Yeoreum. The Sweet unit is made up of Seola, Exy, and Soobin. And finally, the Natural unit has the remaining members Luda, Dawon, Mei Qi, and Yeonjung.

Before debut, only a few members were shown publicly. Leader Exy was a contestant on Unpretty Rapstar 2 while oldest member Seola made a cameo in label mate BOYFRIEND’s music video “Janus,” and Eunseo did the same in MONSTA X’s “Rush.” The group’s debut was officially on February 25, 2016, with the girls tearing up the music scene ever since. They were nominated for “Best New Artist (Female Group)” and “HotelsCombined Artist of the Year” in the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards, as well as “Best New Artist” in the MelOn Music Awards and “New Artist of the Year” in the Golden Disc Awards.

Member Profiles

Stage Name: EXY (엑시)
Birth Name: Chu Sojung (추소정)
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Birthdate: November 6, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Stage Name: Seola (설아)
Real Name: Kim Hyunjung (김현정)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Birthdate: December 24, 1994
Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Stage Name: Xuanyi ((宣仪)
Birth Name: Wu Xuanyi (吴宣仪)
Korean Name: Oh Sunee (오선의)
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthdate: January 26, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Name: Bona (보나)
Birth Name: Kim Jiyeon (김지연)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Visual
Birthdate: August 19, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Leo

Stage Name: Soobin (수빈)
Birth Name: Park Soobin (박수빈)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthdate: September 14, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Stage Name: Luda (루다)
Birth Name: Lee Luda (이루다)
Position: Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthdate: March 6, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Stage Name: Dawon (다원)
Birth Name: Nam Dawon (남다원)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Aries

Stage Name: Eunseo (은서)
Birth Name: Son Juyeon (손주연)
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthdate: May 27, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Stage Name: Cheng Xiao (성소)
Birth Name: Cheng Xiaoxiao (程瀟瀟)
Korean Name: Jung Seongso( 정성소)
Position: Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Visual, Face of the Group
Birthdate: July 15, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Name: Meiqi (미기)
Birth Name: Meng Meiqi (孟美岐)
Korean Name: Maeng Miki (맹미기)
Position: Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthdate: October 15, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Libra

Name: Yeoreum (여름)
Birth Name: Lee Jinsuk (이진숙)
Position: Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthdate: January 10, 1999
Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Name: Dayoung (다영)
Birth Name: Lim Dayoung (임다영)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Birthdate: May 14, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Name: Yeonjung (연정)
Birth Name: Yu Yeonjung (유연정)
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae, Face of The Group
Birthdate: August 3, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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