A new girl group is in town, and we have the pleasure to see them slowly be introduced to the world! Starship Entertainment and Yuehwa Entertainment have teamed up for a joint debut of the newest female rookies on the block.
There were speculations of a new girl group forming when EXY had appeared on ‘Unpretty Rapstar 2’ as a Starship trainee. Cosmic Girls (우주소녀) will have 12 members, and much like Seventeen with Pledis Entertainment, they seem to be split into units. This will make them one of the biggest girl groups in K-Pop. Being able to branch into both the Korean music industry and the Chinese music industry while be a tough task, much like with groups before them like Super Junior and EXO of SM Entertainment, and UP10TION of Top Media (who did a dual debut like Cosmic Girls are set to do).
First member revealed was, in fact, EXY. She also was part of the Starship Planet Christmas song this year, ‘Softly,‘ and is one of the main rappers of the new group. It is unsure which unit she will fall into at this time, but definitely keep your eye out for more information on her in the future!
Officially, based on the Cosmic Girls’ Facebook, the first unit revealed has three members and is called the Wonder Unit. We were introduced to Cheng Xiao, who is was a dance major in Shenzhen, China. Next up is Bona, who is quiet and known for her charming Daegu dialect. Last member of the unit is Dayoung, who hails from Jeju Island and is the maknae of the three.
Based on the hashtags from the page, we can look forward to 3 more units, rounding out the #WJSN tag. I am excited to see what the J, S, N units will bring and who will specialise in what areas. Its about time we got another girl group from Starship after Sistar. Are you excited for Cosmic Girls? Tell us about it!
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Source: Cosmic Girls Facebook
Edited by: Laura Dees