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Loona yyxy
From left to right: Yves, Go Won, Chuu (Former), Olivia Hye
From left to right: Yves, Go Won, Chuu (Former), Olivia Hye
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2018–present
LabelsBlockberry Creative
SpinoffsLoona
Members
  • Yves
  • Go Won
  • Olivia Hye
Past members
Korean name
Hangul
이달의 소녀 yyxy
Revised RomanizationIdarui Sonyeo waiwaibaiwai

Loona yyxy (commonly stylized as LOONA yyxy or LOOΠΔ yyxy, abbreviation for Youth youth by young) is the third sub-unit of the South Korean girl group Loona, formed through a pre-debut project titled "Girl of the Month". The unit consisted of 4 members, Yves, Go Won, Chuu and Olivia Hye. Currently the unit consists in 3 members, without Chuu, who was removed from Loona and consequently the lineup in November 2022. They debuted with their first extended play titled Beauty & the Beat on May 30, 2018. They were the last sub-unit to debut with the pre-debut project, before the group debuted as a whole with their extended play titled [+ +].

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Abbreviation

Abbreviation

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Loona

Loona

Loona is a South Korean girl group formed by Blockberry Creative. The group was introduced to the public through a pre-debut project that began in October 2016, where each of the 12 members was revealed in a periodic fashion by releasing a promotional single over the following 18 months. They debuted as a full ensemble with the extended play, [+ +] (2018), supported by the lead single "Favorite" and the title track "Hi High". In November 2022, Chuu was removed from the line-up.

Chuu (singer)

Chuu (singer)

Kim Ji-woo, known professionally as Chuu (Korean: 츄), is a South Korean singer and television personality. She is a former member of the girl group Loona and its sub-unit, yyxy.

Beauty & the Beat (EP)

Beauty & the Beat (EP)

Beauty & the Beat is the debut extended play by Loona yyxy, a sub-unit of South Korean girl group Loona. It was released on May 30, 2018, by Blockberry Creative. The album consists of five tracks and features Canadian singer Grimes. The unit consisted of four members: Yves, Chuu, Go Won, and Olivia Hye. In November 2022, Chuu was removed from the girl group Loona and consequently from the unit.

+ +

+ +

[+ +] is the debut extended play (EP) by South Korean girl group Loona. It was released on August 20, 2018, by Blockberry Creative and distributed by Danal Entertainment. The EP supported with the lead single, "Favorite" and the title track, "Hi High" the same day as the EP released.

History

Pre-debut: Revealing of first two members

The first member, Yves, was revealed on November 14, 2017.[1] She debuted with her single album Yves with the title track "New" on November 28.[2] Being the first introduced out of the last 4 members, the next to be revealed was Chuu. On December 14, at midnight KST, a teaser photo of the latter was revealed with a caption "A mysterious girl is coming".[3] The next single titled Chuu was released on December 27, with the title track "Heart Attack".[4] It is currently the most viewed solo video from Loona on YouTube.

2018-present: Revealing of last two members, debut with Beauty & the Beat

On January 14, 2018, the teaser photo of the third member, Go Won, was revealed with a caption "Your God person puts an apple tree in the middle of a garden and says, do what you like, guys, oh, but don’t eat the apple. Surprise surprise.".[5] On January 30, 2 weeks later, her single Go Won was released with the title track "One&Only".[6] The final member was then hinted at in a teaser, on March 1. A teaser with all the revealed members, along with a dark figure that appears to be the 12th member. It was titled "Cinema Theory: Up & Line"[7] Their final member, Olivia Hye, was officially revealed with a teaser photo on March 17, at midnight KST.[8] On March 28, a teaser for her title track "Egoist" was revealed as well, which would feature previously revealed member JinSoul.[9] On March 29, her single Olivia Hye was released with the title track "Egoist" featuring JinSoul, and the second track featuring Go Won titled "Rosy".[10]

On April 26, a teaser was released titled "youth youth by young" that introduces that their sub-unit name is "yyxy" and the members as well.[11][12] On May 19, a teaser photo was released revealing the title track "love4eva" and that it would be featuring Grimes, as some of her fans asked her to produce the group, as well.[13][14] On May 24, a group photo teaser was released.[15] On May 28, a highlight medley was released for their upcoming extended play.[16] On May 30, their title track along with their EP Beauty & the Beat was released featuring Grimes.[17]

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Yves (single album)

Yves (single album)

Yves is the ninth single album from South Korean girl group Loona's pre-debut project. It was released digitally on November 28 by Blockberry Creative. It officially introduces member Yves and contains two tracks, "New" and "D-1".

Chuu (singer)

Chuu (singer)

Kim Ji-woo, known professionally as Chuu (Korean: 츄), is a South Korean singer and television personality. She is a former member of the girl group Loona and its sub-unit, yyxy.

Chuu (single album)

Chuu (single album)

Chuu is the tenth single album from South Korean girl group Loona's pre-debut project. It was released on December 28, 2017, by Blockberry Creative. It officially introduces member Chuu and contains two tracks, Chuu's solo "Heart Attack" and "Girl's Talk", a duet with previous member Yves.

YouTube

YouTube

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Go Won

Go Won

Go Won is the eleventh single album from South Korean girl group Loona's pre-debut project. It was released digitally on January 30 and physically on January 31, 2018, by Blockberry Creative and distributed by Vlending Co., Ltd. and Windmill ENT. It officially introduces member Go Won and contains two tracks, one being a duet with Chuu featuring Kim Lip.

Olivia Hye

Olivia Hye

Olivia Hye is the twelfth single album from South Korean girl group Loona's pre-debut project. It has released digitally on the March 30, 2018, through Blockberry Creative and Vlending Co. LTD and has released physically on April 2, 2018, through Windmill Entertainment. The single formally introduces the twelfth and final member of Loona, Olivia Hye and thus marks the end of the pre-debut solo single concept. The single contains two tracks, Olivia's solo "Egoist" featuring JinSoul and a duet with Go Won titled "Rosy" which also features Heejin.

Beauty & the Beat (EP)

Beauty & the Beat (EP)

Beauty & the Beat is the debut extended play by Loona yyxy, a sub-unit of South Korean girl group Loona. It was released on May 30, 2018, by Blockberry Creative. The album consists of five tracks and features Canadian singer Grimes. The unit consisted of four members: Yves, Chuu, Go Won, and Olivia Hye. In November 2022, Chuu was removed from the girl group Loona and consequently from the unit.

Members

Current

  • Yves (이브) (Leader)
  • Go Won (고원)
  • Olivia Hye (올리비아 혜)

Former

Discography

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details, chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[18]
US
World

[19]
Beauty & the Beat 4 6

Singles

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"love4eva" (featuring Grimes) 2018 Beauty & the Beat

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Billboard charts

Billboard charts

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Beauty & the Beat (EP)

Beauty & the Beat (EP)

Beauty & the Beat is the debut extended play by Loona yyxy, a sub-unit of South Korean girl group Loona. It was released on May 30, 2018, by Blockberry Creative. The album consists of five tracks and features Canadian singer Grimes. The unit consisted of four members: Yves, Chuu, Go Won, and Olivia Hye. In November 2022, Chuu was removed from the girl group Loona and consequently from the unit.

Blockberry Creative

Blockberry Creative

Blockberry Creative is a South Korean record label formed in 2016. It is a subsidiary of Polaris Entertainment. The label is home to the girl group Loona and soloist Sunye.

Compact disc

Compact disc

The compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony to store and play digital audio recordings. In August 1982, the first compact disc was manufactured. It was then released in October 1982 and branded as Digital Audio Compact Disc.

Music download

Music download

A music download is the digital transfer of music via the Internet into a device capable of decoding and playing it, such as a personal computer, portable media player, MP3 player or smartphone. This term encompasses both legal downloads and downloads of copyrighted material without permission or legal payment. According to a Nielsen report, downloadable music accounted for 55.9 percent of all music sales in the US in 2012. By the beginning of 2011, Apple's iTunes Store alone made US$1.1 billion of revenue in the first quarter of its fiscal year. Music downloads are typically encoded with modified discrete cosine transform (MDCT) audio data compression, particularly the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format used by iTunes as well as the MP3 audio coding format.

Streaming media

Streaming media

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Videography

Music videos

Song title Year Director(s) Ref.
"love4eva" 2018 Digipedi [21]

Source: "Yyxy", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yyxy.

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