GWSN

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GWSN
180914 GWSN arrvial at KBS Music Bank.png
GWSN in September 2018
From left to right: Miya, Seoryoung, Minju, Lena, Anne, Seokyoung, and Soso
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2018 (2018)–present
LabelsKiwi Pop
Members
  • Miya
  • Seokyoung
  • Seoryoung
  • Anne
  • Minju
  • Soso
  • Lena
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Literal meaningPark Girl
Japanese name
Kanji公園少女
Chinese name
Chinese公园少女

GWSN (Korean공원소녀; RRGongwon 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[1] with the title track Puzzle Moon[1] 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.

Name[edit]

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".[2] 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.[3][4][5] '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.[4][5]

History[edit]

2018: Debut with The Park in the Night Part One[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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 July 8, Mnet announced a reality TV show named Got Ya! GWSN featuring all the members of GWSN.[8][9]

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".[10] 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.[11]

2019–present: The Park in the Night Part Two[edit]

On March 13, 2019, GWSN released their second EP The Park in the Night Part Two, with the lead single "Pinky Star (Run)". [12]

Members[edit]

  • Miya (미야)
  • Seokyoung (서경)
  • Seoryoung (서령)
  • Anne (앤)
  • Minju (민주)
  • Soso (소소)
  • Lena (레나)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[13]
The Park in the Night part one
  • Released: September 5, 2018
  • Label: Kiwi Pop, Kiwi Media Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Puzzle Moon (퍼즐문)
  2. Shy Shy (볼터치)
  3. Let it Grow ~ a little tree
  4. Yolowa (욜로와)
  5. Melting Point
  6. Lullaby (잘자)
12
The Park in the Night part two
  • Release date: March 13, 2019
  • Label: Kiwi Pop, Kiwi Media Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Pinky Star (Run)
  2. Toktok (수천 개의 별, 수천 개의 꿈)
  3. Bloom (True Light)
  4. Miss Ping Pong
  5. One & Only
  6. Growing ~ For Groo
  7. Toktok - the park night version
11

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
[16]
"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.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Song Year Member(s) Album
"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

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Ref.
2018 "Puzzle Moon" (퍼즐문) Jiyong Kim
(FantazyLab)
N/A
2019 "Pinky Star (RUN)" [17]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network
2018 Got Ya! GWSN Mnet

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2018 Best New Female Artist GWSN Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated

Seoul Success Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2018 New Artist Award GWSN Won

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "girl group-debut". news.naver.com. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  2. ^ "girl group-debut". news.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  3. ^ "Girl band-debut".
  4. ^ a b http://newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201810141331271110
  5. ^ a b "[종합]"성장형 걸그룹 될 것"..'컬투쇼' 공원소녀, 상큼발랄 힐링돌의 깜찍 입담" (in Korean).
  6. ^ Yoon, Sang-geun (June 14, 2018). "'프듀 김서경 걸그룹' 공원소녀, 9월 정식 데뷔(공식)". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Hong, Seung-han (June 14, 2018). "걸그룹 공원소녀, 7인 7색 멤버 티저 공개". Sports Seoul (in Korean). Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "국내 최초 데뷔 관찰 게임 <GOT YA! 공원소녀> 데뷔를 앞두고 있는 걸그룹 #공원소녀 Mnet 단독 프로그램 출연 확정!" (in Korean). Twitter.
  9. ^ "신예 걸그룹 공원소녀, 정식 데뷔 앞서 Mnet 'GOT YA! 공원소녀'로 눈도장" (in Korean).
  10. ^ "[한국언론의 세대교체 ◆브레이크뉴스◆] 데뷔 공원소녀(GWSN), 첫 앨범 '밤의 공원 part one'..차별화된 걸그룹". 2018-09-05.
  11. ^ "공원소녀(Gwsn), 6일 '엠카운트다운'서 첫 데뷔 무대".
  12. ^ "Watch: GWSN Makes First-Ever Comeback With "Pinky Star (RUN)" MV". Soompi. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  14. ^ Cumulative sales for The Park in the Night part one:
  15. ^ Cumulative sales for The Park in the Night part two:
  16. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  17. ^ @gdwdop (March 19, 2019). "#GWSN #PinkyStar #MusicVideo". Instagram.

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