Cosmic Girls

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Cosmic Girls
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Background information
Also known as WJSN
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2016–present
Labels Starship Entertainment
Yuehua Entertainment
Cube Entertainment(until October 2019)
Associated acts
Website starship-ent.com/profile/musician/wjsn.php
Members

Cosmic Girls (Hangul우주소녀; Hanja宇宙少女; RRUju Sonyeo; Chinese: 宇宙少女; pinyin: Yǔzhòushàonǚ), also known as WJSN, is a South Korean-Chinese girl group formed by Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment which debuted in 2016. Their first extended play Would You Like? was released on February 25, 2016.

History[edit]

2015–2016: Formation and debut[edit]

On December 4, 2015, Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment launched a 12 member girl group called Cosmic Girls, where the Korean and Chinese members were divided into different subunits.[1] On December 10, the first unit, Wonder Unit, was announced (Cheng Xiao, Bona and Dayoung).[2] On December 17, the second three-member unit (Xuan Yi, Eunseo and Yeoreum) was introduced: Joy Unit.[3] On December 21, Cosmic Girls' Wonder and Joy Units released a Christmas cover of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey.[4] On December 24, the third unit, Sweet Unit, was announced (SeolA, Exy and Soobin).[5] On December 31, the final unit was announced: Natural Unit (Mei Qi, Luda and Dawon).[6]

Cosmic Girls photographed during the closing ceremony of Yonsei University on May 26, 2016.

Cosmic Girls debuted 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".[7][8] The group held their debut stage on the February 25th episode of M Countdown with "Catch Me" and "Mo Mo Mo".[9]

On July 11, Starship Entertainment confirmed that I.O.I's Yoo Yeon-jung would be joining the group.[10] In August 2016, SeolA, Exy, Soobin, Eunseo, Cheng Xiao, Yeoreum, and Dayoung teamed up with label mate Monsta X to form the unit "Y-Teen." Y-teen is a project unit group that will be promoting as CF models for KT’s phone fare service and will release EPs, music videos, and various entertainment content.[11]

On August 17, Cosmic Girls released their second mini album The Secret with all 13 members.[12]

2017: From. WJSN, first concert and Happy Moment[edit]

On January 4, 2017, Cosmic Girls released their third mini album From. WJSN.[13][14]The EP contains six tracks including the title track "I Wish".

Cosmic Girl held their first solo concert, Would You Like - Happy Moment, from May 19–20 at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall.[15]

Cosmic Girls' first full-length album, Happy Moment, was released on June 7, 2017, with a total of ten tracks including the lead single "Happy". The album was topped sales by taking the number 1 spot on the Hanteo's daily and real-time charts.[16][17]

2018–present: Dream Your Dream[edit]

On February 27, 2018, Cosmic Girls released their fourth mini album Dream Your Dream, with consists of six tracks including the lead single "Dreams Come True". Their comeback showcase was held at the Yes24 Live Hall on the same day as the album's release.[18][19]


2018–present: Collaboration with Weki Meki[edit]

On June 1, 2018, Cosmic Girls and Weki Meki formed a project group called WJMK and released a digital single "Strong".[20]

Two Chinese members (Mei Qi and Xuan Yi) participated in the Chinese version of survival show Produce 101 during the first half of 2018.[21][22] The survival show concluded with Mei Qi ranking 1st and Xuan Yi ranking 2nd, making them both members of the temporary girl group Rocket Girls.[23][24]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[28]
Happy Moment 3

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[28]
Would You Like?
  • Released: February 25, 2016
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
7
The Secret
  • Released: August 17, 2016
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
6
From. WJSN
  • Released: January 4, 2017
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
4
Dream Your Dream
  • Released: February 27, 2018
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
2

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[35]
CHN
V Chart

[36]
"Mo Mo Mo" (모모모) 2016 206 86 Would You Like?
"Catch Me" (캐치미) N/A
"Secret" (비밀이야) 49 18 The Secret
"I Wish" (너에게 닿기를) 2017 49 14 From. WJSN
"Happy" (해피) 77 Happy Moment
"Dreams Come True"
(꿈꾸는 마음으로)
2018 N/A Dream Your Dream
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR CHN
V Chart
"Kiss Me" (키스 미) 2017 N/A Non-album singles
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"Do Better" 2016 Y Teen (Cosmic Girls and Monsta X) Non-album single

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s) Notes
"Mo Mo Mo" (모모모) 2016 Zanybros
"Catch Me" (캐치미)
"Secret" (비밀이야) Fantazy Lab First MV with Yeonjung
"I Wish" (너에게 닿기를) 2017
"Happy"
"Kiss Me" Unknown CF collaboration with Kiss Me Cosmetics
"Dreams Come true" (꿈꾸는 마음으로) 2018 Fantazy Lab

Filmography[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title TV Network Note
2016
Would You Like Girls Mnet Yeonjung joined WJSN reality show on the last episode.
2017
Outrageous Roommates MBC Home sharing concept with chef Oh Se-deuk.
WJSN TV JTBC Will be broadcast in November 2017.[41]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Asia Artist Awards (AAA)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Most Popular Artists (Singer) - Top 50[42] 48th
Rising Star Award Won
2017 Most Popular Artists (Singer) - Top 50 Nominated

Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Best New Artist (Female Group) Nominated
HotelsCombined Artist of the Year Nominated

Melon Music Awards (MMA)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Best New Artist Nominated

Golden Disc Awards (GDA)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017[43] WJSN (Cosmic Girls) New Artist of the Year Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Asian Choice Popularity Award Nominated

Seoul Music Awards (SMA)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) New Artist Award Nominated
Bonsang Award Nominated
EPK Discovery Award Won

Korean Entertainment Arts Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) New Artist Award Won

Soribada Best K-Music Awards (SOBA)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Rising Hot Star Award[44] Won

References[edit]

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  2. ^ https://twitter.com/WJSN_Cosmic/status/674907430292094976?s=19
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/WJSN_Cosmic/status/677443545867751424?s=19
  4. ^ https://www.soompi.com/2015/12/22/starship-entertainments-new-group-cosmic-girls-covers-mariah-careys-all-i-want-for-christmas/
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/WJSN_Cosmic/status/679980353692422144?s=19
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/WJSN_Cosmic/status/682517519140192256?s=19
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  11. ^ "MonstaX, Cosmic Girls join hands in unit project 'Yteen'". Yonhap News. 2016-08-03. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  12. ^ Lee, Ho-yeon (2016-07-28). "'유연정 합류' 우주소녀, 8월 컴백 카운트다운 "13개의 비밀"". Herald Pop (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
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    • "2017년 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  30. ^ Cumulative Sales for Would You Like?:
  31. ^ Cumulative Sales for The Secret:
  32. ^ Cumulative Sales for From. WJSN:
    • "2017년 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
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  34. ^ Cumulative Sales for Dream Your Dream:
  35. ^ Gaon Digital Weekly Chart:
  36. ^ Billboard V Chart
  37. ^ Cumulative sales for "Mo Mo Mo":
  38. ^ Cumulative sales for "The Secret":
  39. ^ Cumulative sales for "I Wish":
  40. ^ Cumulative sales for "Happy"
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