Cosmic Girls

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Cosmic Girls
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Cosmic Girls at an autograph event at the AK Plaza in Bundang-gu, September 2018 (Xuanyi, Cheng Xiao, and Meiqi not pictured)
Background information
Also known asWJSN
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2016–present
LabelsStarship Entertainment
Yuehua Entertainment
Associated acts
Websitestarship-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. The group debuted on February 25, 2016 with the extended play Would You Like? and with twelve members: Seola, Xuanyi, Bona, Exy, Soobin, Luda, Dawon, Eunseo, Cheng Xiao, Meiqi, Yeoreum and Dayoung. In July 2016, Cosmic Girls added a thirteenth member, Yeonjung, to the group.

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 was a project unit group that promoted as CF models for KT’s phone fare service and would 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".[citation needed]

Cosmic Girl held their first solo concert, Would You Like - Happy Moment, from May 19–20 at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall.[15][16]

Cosmic Girls in 2017

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.[17]

2018: Dream Your Dream and WJ Please?[edit]

On February 27, 2018, Cosmic Girls released their fourth mini album Dream Your Dream, which consists of six tracks including the lead single "Dreams Come True".[18] Their comeback showcase was held at the Yes24 Live Hall on the same day as the album's release.[19][20]

On June 1, 2018, Cosmic Girls and Weki Meki formed a project group called WJMK and released a digital single "Strong".[21]

Two Chinese members (Mei Qi and Xuan Yi) participated in the Chinese version of survival show Produce 101 during the first half of 2018.[22][23] 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 101.[24][25]

On September 19, 2018, Cosmic Girls returned with their fifth mini album WJ Please?. The Chinese members, Cheng Xiao, Mei Qi and Xuan Yi, did not participate in the comeback and continued as ten members.[26] Mei Qi and Xuan Yi are preparing to debut with Rocket Girls 101, while Cheng Xiao is filming Legend of Awakening, a Chinese historical fantasy drama as the second lead actress, which would be her acting debut.[27]

On October 2, 2018, the group received their first music show win on SBS MTV's The Show.[28][29]

2019–present: WJ Stay?[edit]

On January 8, 2019, Cosmic Girls released their sixth mini album WJ Stay?, which consists of seven tracks including the lead single "La La Love".[30] The group continued to promote as ten members, with the Chinese members, Cheng Xiao, Mei Qi and Xuan Yi, unable to participate in the comeback due to prior commitments.[31]

Members[edit]

Wonder Unit[edit]

Joy Unit[edit]

Sweet Unit[edit]

  • Seola (설아) – Lead vocal[32]
  • Exy (엑시) – Leader, rapper[32]
  • Soobin (수빈)[33][34] – Main vocal[32]

Natural Unit[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[36]
Happy Moment 3

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[36]
US World
[38]
Would You Like?
  • Released: February 25, 2016
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
7
The Secret
  • Released: August 17, 2016
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
6 12
From. WJSN
  • Released: January 4, 2017
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
4
Dream Your Dream
  • Released: February 27, 2018
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
2
WJ Please?
  • Released: September 19, 2018
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 14
WJ Stay?
  • Released: January 8, 2019
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR CHN
[44]
Gaon
[45]
HOT
[46]
"Mo Mo Mo" " (모모모) 2016 206 N/A 7 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 [A] 67 N/A Dream Your Dream
"Save Me, Save You" (부탁해) [B] 63 WJ Please?
"La La Love" 2019 101 51 2 WJ Stay?
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Promotional singles[edit]

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

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"Do Better"[citation needed] 2016 Y Teen (Cosmic Girls and Monsta X) Non-album single
"Strong"[citation needed] 2018 WJMK (Cosmic Girls and Weki Meki)

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s) Notes Ref.
"Mo Mo Mo" (모모모) 2016 Zanybros Unknown N/A
"Catch Me" (캐치미)
"Secret" (비밀이야) FantazyLab First music video with member Yeonjung [54]
"I Wish" (너에게 닿기를) 2017 Unknown [55]
"Happy" N/A
"Kiss Me" Unknown CF collaboration with "Kiss Me Cosmetics"
"Dreams Come true" (꿈꾸는 마음으로) 2018 FantazyLab Unknown [56]
"Save Me, Save You" (부탁해) Vikings League Without Chinese members [57]
"La La Love" 2019 [58]

Filmography[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title TV Network Note
2016
Would You Like Girls Mnet[citation needed] Yeonjung joined WJSN reality show on the last episode.
2017
Outrageous Roommates MBC[citation needed] Home sharing concept with chef Oh Se-deuk.
WJSN TV JTBC Broadcast in November 2017.[59]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Asia Artist Awards (AAA)[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Most Popular Artists (Singer) – Top 50[60] 48th
Rising Star Award[61] Won
2017 Most Popular Artists (Singer) – Top 50[citation needed] Nominated
2018 New Wave Award[62] Won

Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)[edit]

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

Melon Music Awards (MMA)[edit]

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

Seoul Success Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Rookie Award Won

Golden Disc Awards (GDA)[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017[63] WJSN (Cosmic Girls) New Artist of the Year Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Asian Choice Popularity Award Nominated
2019[64] WJ Please? Disc Daesang Nominated

Seoul Music Awards (SMA)[edit]

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

Korean Entertainment Arts Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) New Artist Award[citation needed] Won

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

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Rising Hot Star Award[65] Won

MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs)[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Best Korean Act[citation needed] Nominated

StarHub Night of Stars[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Most Charismatic Performance Award Won

V Live (website) Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2019 WJSN (Cosmic Girls) Artist Top 10[66] Won

Music programs Wins[edit]

The Show[edit]

Year Date Song
2018 October 2 "Save Me, Save You"[28]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Dreams Come True" did not enter on the Gaon Digital Chart, but debuted and peaked at number 23 on the Gaon Download Chart.[51]
  2. ^ "Save Me, Save You" did not enter on the Gaon Digital Chart, but debuted and peaked at number 21 on the Gaon Download Chart.[52]

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