GWSN in September 2018
From left to right: Miya, Seoryoung, Minju, Lena, Anne, Seokyoung, and Soso
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Literal meaning||Park Girl|
GWSN (Korean: 공원소녀; RR: Gongwon Sonyeo; lit. Park Girl), is a multinational girl group based in South Korea and formed by Kiwi Pop, a subsidiary of Kiwi Media Group. The group debuted on September 5, 2018 with the title track Puzzle Moon from their extended play The Park in the Night Part One after introducing its members Miya, Seokyoung, Seoryoung, Anne, Minju, Soso and Lena on social media.
- 1 Name
- 2 History
- 3 Members
- 4 Discography
- 5 Videography
- 6 Awards and Nominations
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
GWSN is an abbreviation of Gongwon Sonyeo, "Gongwon": (lit. Park) which the group describes like a place "where anyone, who is male or female or old or young, can go and enjoy themselves, heal their wounds and dream". The abbreviation also has a separate meaning in English, with G standing for 'Ground' and WSN standing for the directional markers 'West', 'South' and 'North', the significance being that the group wants to reach out to people from every direction. 'Gong-won' can also be translated into Gong, meaning Zero in Korean, and Won which represents the English word one; meaning that when the seven members get together, they will forever be one.
2018: Debut with The Park in the Night Part One
On June 14, 2018, Kiwi Pop, a subsidiary of Kiwi Media Group released a teaser image for their first girl group named GWSN and the opening of their social media accounts with their reveal date set to June 18, 2018. Shortly after, members were each revealed along with a short video and an image starting with Minju, followed by Lena, Anne, Soso, Seoryoung, Miya, and finally Seokyoung - who was a former contestant on Mnet's Produce 101 TV series, where she came in 30th place.
In order to increase their pre-debut popularity, the group held multiple busking events all over South Korea in public spaces, performed in middle schools and high schools, as well as held live video events on their Facebook page and uploaded dance covers of popular songs onto their YouTube.
On September 5, 2018, GWSN made their debut with the extended play (EP) The Park in the Night Part One with the lead single, "Puzzle Moon". They then went onto holding their debut showcase at Yes24 Live Hall, Seoul, South Korea. They officially made their debut in the Korean music program M Countdown on September 6.
2019–present: The Park in the Night Part Two
On March 13, 2019, GWSN released their second EP The Park in the Night Part Two, with the lead single "Pinky Star (Run)". 
- Miya (미야)
- Seokyoung (서경)
- Seoryoung (서령)
- Anne (앤)
- Minju (민주)
- Soso (소소)
- Lena (레나)
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|The Park in the Night part one||12||
|The Park in the Night part two||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales
|"Puzzle Moon" (퍼즐문)||2018||—||N/A||The Park in the Night part one|
|"Pinky Star (Run)"||2019||—||The Park in the Night part two|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|"Oh Lady Go Lady"||2018||All||Clean with Passion for Now OST Part 2|
|"Be Your Star"||2019||Seoryoung, Lena (GWSN)||Touch Your Heart OST Part 4|
|"I’m in Love"||All||Mother of Mine OST Part 4|
|2018||"Puzzle Moon" (퍼즐문)||Jiyong Kim
|2019||"Pinky Star (RUN)"|||
|2018||Got Ya! GWSN||Mnet|
Awards and Nominations
|2018||Best New Female Artist||GWSN||Nominated|
|Artist of the Year||Nominated|
Seoul Success Awards
|2018||New Artist Award||GWSN||Won|
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- Yoon, Sang-geun (June 14, 2018). "'프듀 김서경 걸그룹' 공원소녀, 9월 정식 데뷔(공식)". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved September 18, 2018.
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- "국내 최초 데뷔 관찰 게임 <GOT YA! 공원소녀> 데뷔를 앞두고 있는 걸그룹 #공원소녀 Mnet 단독 프로그램 출연 확정!" (in Korean). Twitter.
- "신예 걸그룹 공원소녀, 정식 데뷔 앞서 Mnet 'GOT YA! 공원소녀'로 눈도장" (in Korean).
- "[한국언론의 세대교체 ◆브레이크뉴스◆] 데뷔 공원소녀(GWSN), 첫 앨범 '밤의 공원 part one'..차별화된 걸그룹". 2018-09-05.
- "공원소녀(Gwsn), 6일 '엠카운트다운'서 첫 데뷔 무대".
- "Watch: GWSN Makes First-Ever Comeback With "Pinky Star (RUN)" MV". Soompi. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved September 13, 2018.
- Cumulative sales for The Park in the Night part one:
- "2018년 10월 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
- Cumulative sales for The Park in the Night part two:
- "2019년 3월 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
- "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved September 8, 2018.
- @gdwdop (March 19, 2019). "#GWSN #PinkyStar #MusicVideo". Instagram.
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