On July 19, RBW announced that MAMAMOO is finally getting a “little sister” group! PURPLE K!SS will likely be debuting in the latter half of 2020—here’s all you need to know if you want to stan these talented girls as soon as their first single drops.
RBW revealed PURPLE K!SS with a short video featuring the logo and the members’ headshots. The group’s logo is made up of two intertwined hearts in the shape of lips, and unsurprisingly, the official color seems to be purple.
As of right now, PURPLE K!SS’s concept hasn’t been announced. Their senior group, MAMAMOO, is known for not having a fixed concept beyond their focus on vocals. Whether PURPLE K!SS will follow a similar path remains to be seen, but so far, they seem to have a more mature vibe than many rookie groups.
While PURPLE K!SS hasn’t debuted yet, the members have been active on social media for several years now under the name 365 Practice. Their YouTube channel, which already has over 150,000 subscribers, has pre-debut videos of PURPLE K!SS covering MAMAMOO’s “gogobebe”, Hwasa’s “Maria”, Red Velvet’s “Psycho”, BLACKPINK Jennie’s “SOLO”, and more.
The group has seven members in its lineup: Jieun, Goeun, Doxie, Ireh, Yuki, Chaein and Swan. If you want a head start on choosing your bias, here’s all you need to know about them.
Jieun (real name Park Jieun) was born on September 4, 1997 and is currently 22 years old (international age). Early fans believe she’ll be the group’s lead vocalist and rapper.
You may recognize Jieun from Produce 48, where she ranked #80. She’s been training for 6 to 7 years, joining the show after around 4 years of training.
Jieun speaks Japanese, plays the guitar, and is good at voice impressions. Some of her favorite things include pizza and puppies.
Goeun (real name Na Goeun) was born on September 3, 1999 and is currently 20 years old (international age). Early fans believe she’ll be the group’s main vocalist.
You may recognize Goeun from Produce 48 too, where she ranked #29. Her role model is Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, and some people think she even looks like her.
Like Jieun, Goeun is good at voice impressions. She likes hip-hop, eating homemade food, watching action movies alone, and cooking videos.
Doxie (real name Jang Eunseong) was born on February 11, 2000 and is currently 20 years old (international age). Early fans believe she’ll be the group’s main rapper, main dancer, and vocalist.
You may recognize Doxie from MIXNINE, where she ranked #78.
Doxie has a non-identical twin sister. She’s a fan of GOT7, and Wonder Girls is the group she looks up to. She also likes drawing.
Ireh (real name Cho Seoyoung) was born on April 30, 2002 and is currently 18 years old (international age). Early fans believe she’ll be the group’s second main dancer and vocalist.
Ireh is a former YG Entertainment trainee, and she considers her charming point to be her weird expressions.
She’s shy around strangers, doesn’t believe in aliens, is great at drawing, and likes Zico’s “Any Song”.
Yuki (real name Mori Koyuki) was born on November 9, 2002 and is currently 17 years old (international age). Early fans believe she’ll be the group’s lead dancer, vocalist, and rapper.
Born and raised in Japan, Yuki is PURPLE K!SS’s only non-Korean member. She previously trained under JYP Entertainment for 1 year and 6 months.
Yuki is a fan of Michael Jackson and Pentagon, and she likes to go shopping alone in her spare time.
Chaein (real name Lee Chaeyoung) was born on December 15, 2002 and is currently 17 years old (international age). Early fans believe she’ll be the group’s lead vocalist and lead dancer.
Like Ireh, Chaein is a former YG Entertainment trainee. She also appeared on Kpop Star (where she befriended ITZY’s Chaeryeong and IZ*ONE’s Chaeyeon) and Star King.
Chaein comes from a star-studded family: her mother is a cellist, her father is a director, and her sister is a model. She likes drawing and has two dogs, Willy and Bella.
Swan (real name Park Soojin) was born on July 11, 2003 and is currently 17 years old (international age). Swan is the maknae, and early fans believe she’ll be the group’s second main vocalist.
Swan is the group’s English speaker, and she’s known for her charismatic voice.
She was the first member to join RBW, and she originally sang the guide demo version of Chungha’s “Snapping”.