Who are LOOΠΔ?
Loona (stylized as LOOΠΔ) is a South Korean girl group formed by Blockberry Creative. Its twelve members
were revealed in a periodic fashion, corresponding to their Korean name Idarui Sonyeo (이달의 소녀), which
translates to Girl of the Month.
Loona commenced their pre-debut project in August 2016, with each member releasing a promotional single
the next eighteen months.The group has formed three sub-units: Loona 1/3, Loona Odd Eye Circle and Loona
yyxy. Their debut EP as a full ensemble, [+ +] (2018), was supported by the lead single Hi High.
Why is their Name styled like LOOΠΔ
Loona','s English name is derived from the Hangul letters ㅇㄷㅇㅅㄴ, each an initial consonant in the syllabic
blocks that make 이달의 소녀 (Idarui Sonyeo). When rearranged to ㄴㅇㅇㄷㅅ, it resembles LOONA in the Latin
2016–2018: Pre-debut project and Mix Nine
On October 2, 2016, Blockberry Creative announced through Naver that they would be debuting their
group through an 18-month long pre-debut project. Between October 2016 and January 2017, four
(HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul, and YeoJin) were revealed; each member released a single album typically
consisting of a solo track and another track performed with other revealed members, under the
name Idarui Sonyeo (Hangul: 이달의 소녀; lit. Girl of the Month) In March 2017, the group','s first
Loona 1/3, was introduced, consisting of previously revealed members HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul and a
member, ViVi. Loona 1/3 released the extended play Love & Live and accompanying single of the same
on March 13, 2017,with a television promotion on SBS','s Inkigayo, They released a repackaged edition
of the extended play, titled Love & Evil, on April 27.
Between April 2017 and July 2017, members ViVi, Kim Lip, JinSoul, and Choerry released their single
continuing the same Girl of the Month pattern. In September 2017, three members, HeeJin, HyunJin and
HaSeul, auditioned for JTBC','s reality show Mix Nine; HeeJin and HyunJin passed the audition stage
onto the show, where HyunJin placed Top 18 and HeeJin placed fourth in the finale.The group','s
second sub-unit, Loona Odd Eye Circle, consisting of JinSoul, Kim Lip and Choerry, released the
play Mix & Match on September 21, 2017, and began promotions on Mnet','s M Countdown. The English
of their song Loonatic was released on October 23. On October 31 they released a repackaged
the extended play, titled Max & Match, which included three new songs.
Between the months of November 2017 and January 2018, they released the solo single albums for new
Yves, Chuu, and Go Won, continuing the monthly pattern. In March 2018, they released the solo single
album for final member, Olivia Hye. On May 30, 2018, the group','s third sub-unit, Loona yyxy, made
debut with the extended play Beauty & the Beat. The single love4eva featuring Canadian musician
released the same day with an accompanying music video.
2018–present: Debut with [+ +]
On August 7, 2018, Loona released Favorite as the lead single from [+ +] (read as plus plus), their
extended play as a full group. The extended play was released on August 20, 2018 alongside the second
single, Hi High. [+ +] was repackaged as [x x] on February 19, 2019, with six additional tracks,
including a new single, Butterfly.
Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Choerry Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Main Vocalist, Face of The group
Go Won Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Visual, Center
Hyunjin Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Visual
Kim Lip Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Yeojin Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Haseul Leader, Main Vocalist