Cheng Xiao

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Cheng Xiao
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Cheng Xiao in January 2017
Native name
Chéng Xiāo

(1998-07-15) July 15, 1998 (age 21)
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Musical career
Years active2016–present
Associated acts
Cheng Xiao
Chinese name
Korean name

Cheng Xiao (Korean성소; Chinese: 程潇, born July 15, 1998) is a Chinese singer based in South Korea and well-known as a member of South Korean-Chinese girl group Cosmic Girls.

Early life[edit]

Cheng was born on July 15, 1998 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. She has a younger sister, Cheng Chen. Cheng studied in Shenzhen Art School, and graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul in 2016, where she studied under the Department of Practical Dance.[1][2][3]


2015–2016: Debut with Cosmic Girls and Wonder Unit[edit]

On December 10, 2015, Cheng was revealed as one of the members of Cosmic Girls' Wonder Unit.[4] On December 21, she released a Christmas cover of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" with Cosmic Girls by Mariah Carey through JuseTV's YouTube Channel.[5]

Cheng debuted with Cosmic Girls on February 25, 2016, with the release of their debut mini album Would You Like?, including the title tracks "Mo Mo Mo" and "Catch Me".[6][7]

In August 2016, Cheng, together with fellow group mates Exy, SeolA, Soobin, Eunseo, Yeoreum, and Dayoung, teamed up with label mate Monsta X to form the unit "Y-Teen", a project unit group that will be promoting as CF models for KT’s phone fare service.[8]

On September 14, she was proclaimed winner of Pitch King, and on September 15, she won gold for the rhythmic gymnastics segment during the Idol Star Athletics Championships XII.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

Cheng along with GFriend's Eunha, Oh My Girl's YooA, Gugudan's Nayoung and Momoland's Nancy formed a special project group named "Sunny Girls" for Inkigayo's Music Crush Project. They released their single, "Taxi" on November 27, 2016.[16]

On January 30, 2017, Cheng participated in the Idol Star Athletics Championships XIII, where she won a bronze medal during the rhythmic gymnastics segment.[17]

2017–present: Solo activities[edit]

In 2017, Cheng was a cast member of SBS' Law of the Jungle.[18]

In 2018, Cheng was a cast member and dance mentor in the reality survival show Idol Producer.[19] The same year, she was cast in her first drama, Legend of Awakening.[20] In November 2018, Cheng released her first solo song "If Love", an OST for online game Xuanyuan Sword which debuted at No. 3 in QQ Music.



Title Year Peak chart positions Album
QQ Chart
Billboard V Chart
(Sunny Girls (Eunha, YooA, Cheng Xiao, Nayoung and Nancy))
2016 N/A Inkigayo Music Crush Part. 2
"Confession Song" (告白情歌) (with Meng Meiqi & Wu Xuanyi) 2017 Promotional song of Once Again[21]
"The Shadow of the Shark" (with Wang Yibo) 2018 9[22] Promotional song of The Meg[23]
"If Love" (若情) 2018 3 Xuanyuan Sword OST


Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Ref.
2020 Legend of Awakening 天醒之路 Qin Sang Youku, iQiyi [20]
Detective Chinatown 唐人街探案 Lu Qingqing iQiyi [24]
Spirit Realm 灵域 Ling Yushi [25]

Television show[edit]

Year English title Original title Network Notes Ref.
2017 Law of the Jungle 정글의 법칙 SBS Cast member [18]
Swan Club 추석특집 발레교습소 백조클럽 KBS2 [26]
2018 Idol Producer 偶像练习生 iQiyi Dance mentor [19]
Best Friends’ Perfect Vacation 闺蜜的完美旅行 Tencent Cast member [27]
Brave World 勇敢的世界 Mango TV [28]
Pajama Friends 파자마 프렌즈 Lifetime [29]
2019 One More Try 极限青春 Tencent [30]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2017 17th Top Chinese Music Awards New Force Idol N/A Won [31]
2018 2018 Cosmo Beauty Ceremony Annual Youthful Beautiful Idol N/A Won [32]


  1. ^ "[My Name] 우주소녀 (1) 원더 유닛 – 보나, 성소, 다영". TenAsia (in Korean). April 27, 2016.
  2. ^ '핫 보디 아이콘' 성소의 몸매 비결은? (in Korean). Cosmopolitan. October 28, 2016.
  3. ^ 우주소녀 성소 `은서, 졸업 축하해~. MK (in Korean). February 28, 2017.
  4. ^ 우주소녀, 첫 유닛부터 '대박'. 네티즌들 "비주얼이 어마어마" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. December 13, 2015.
  5. ^ [내 손안에 쥬크박스 쥬스TV] 우주소녀 – all i want for christmas is you No. 55. December 21, 2015 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Seon, Mi-kyeong (February 25, 2016). "우주소녀 "많은 일 겪으며 준비, 데뷔 상상도 못했다"". OSEN. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Cosmic Girls makes long-awaited debut". Yonhap News. February 25, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  8. ^ "MonstaX, Cosmic Girls join hands in unit project 'Yteen'". Yonhap News. August 3, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  9. ^ ‘내일은 시구왕’ 성소, 춘리 복장으로 공중회전 시구…‘시구 끝판왕’ 등극? (in Korean). The Dong-a Ilbo. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  10. ^ 박영웅 (September 16, 2016). '시구왕·체조요정' 2관왕..성소, 추석예능 하드캐리 (in Korean). The Sports Chosun. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  11. ^ 김진석 (September 19, 2016). [파일럿 대전③]추석 수혜 입은 아이돌 '광희&성소'. The Daily Sports (in Korean). Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  12. ^ 김진석 (September 16, 2016). 성소, '아육대・시구왕・마리텔' 평정...추석 최대 수혜자 (in Korean). 일요신문. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  13. ^ 이보희 (September 18, 2016). "[SSEN이슈]이제는 '성소'시대..'시구왕'부터 '마리텔'까지 "추석연휴 올킬"" (in Korean). Seoul Shinmun. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  14. ^ 조현주 (September 19, 2016). [이제는 성소시대②] 성소, 설현 뒤잇는 차세대 ‘건강돌’ 등극 (in Korean). 텐아시아. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  15. ^ 최현정 (September 23, 2016). [인터뷰] 성소에서 시작된 우주소녀의 예사롭지 않은 인기 (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "'써니걸스' 성소-은하-유아-나영-낸시, 강렬한 매력의 'TAXI' 첫 공개". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). November 27, 2016.
  17. ^ '아육대' 성소, 리듬체조 요정의 미소 "다음 기회에 더 좋은 무대 보여드릴게요" (in Korean). news24. January 31, 2017.
  18. ^ a b Kim Ye-seul (November 8, 2016). 우주소녀 성소, '정글의 법칙' 술라웨시行 합류..6人 게스트 확정 (in Korean). Biz Enter. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  19. ^ a b 周洁琼程潇加盟《偶像练习生》 偶像导师引热议. Global Times (in Chinese). December 12, 2017.
  20. ^ a b 程潇《天醒之路》首曝概念海报 低眉垂首静候“觉醒” (in Chinese). Rednet. September 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "《二次初恋》MV朱茵为爱剖白 群星致敬经典主题" (in Chinese). Sina Corp. August 8, 2018.
  22. ^ "Billboard China V Chart The week of August 25, 2018". Billboard.
  23. ^ "王一博程潇组CP献声《巨齿鲨》宣传曲还原"巨鲨魅影"" (in Chinese). August 15, 2018.
  24. ^ "网剧版《唐人街探案》首曝预告片". Mtime (in Chinese). October 16, 2019.
  25. ^ 神话新武侠剧《灵域》曝海报 范丞丞程潇一展少年气 (in Chinese). Sina Corp. May 9, 2019.
  26. ^ [단독] 성소, 이번엔 발레 도전…‘백조의 호수’ 출연 (in Korean). Sports Khan. September 11, 2018.
  27. ^ 《闺蜜的完美旅行》程潇吴宣仪放飞自我 (in Chinese). Netease. March 5, 2018.
  28. ^ "《勇敢的世界》开录 张翰程潇justin丁泽仁等加盟". People's Daily (in Chinese). June 27, 2018.
  29. ^ "Lifetime's 'Pajama Friends' reveals its cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 18, 2018.
  30. ^ 《极限青春》王珞丹王一博程潇带队“玩滑板”. People's Daily (in Chinese). June 16, 2019.
  31. ^ "众星齐聚音乐风云榜 迪玛希和欧阳娜娜组CP" (in Chinese). Tencent. April 10, 2017.
  32. ^ "程潇闪耀亮相COSMO盛典 荣膺奖项肯定笃定前行". (in Chinese). November 29, 2018.

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