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Kep1er Members, Tour, Information, Facts

Kep1er members (from Left to Right - Hikaru, Yeseo, Dayeon, Xiaoting, Chaehyun, Yujin, Huening Bahiyyih, Youngeun, and Mashiro) in October 2022
Kep1er members (from Left to Right – Hikaru, Yeseo, Dayeon, Xiaoting, Chaehyun, Yujin, Huening Bahiyyih, Youngeun, and Mashiro) in October 2022 (티비텐 / YouTube / CC BY 3.0)

Kep1er is a South Korean girl group that was formed in 2021 through the Mnet reality survival competition show Girls Planet 999. The 9-membered group made its official debut with the extended play titled First Impact on January 3, 2022. Managed by Swing Entertainment and Wake One Entertainment, Kep1er‘s discography also consists of other extended plays and songs such as Wa Da DaUp!DoublastFly-Up, Troubleshooter, and We Fresh. The group has also been a recipient of several accolades including the Asia Artist Award, K-Global Heart Dream Award, Korea Model Award, MAMA Award, Mnet Japan Fan’s Choice Award, Brand Customer Loyalty Award, The Fact Music Award, and Cable TV Broadcasting Award.

Members

  1. Yujin
  2. Xiaoting
  3. Mashiro
  4. Chaehyun
  5. Dayeon
  6. Hikaru
  7. Huening Bahiyyih
  8. Youngeun
  9. Kang Ye-seo

Origin

Seoul, South Korea

Genres

K-pop

Labels

Swing Entertainment, Wake One, Ariola Japan

Formation Year

2021

Singing Portfolio

Kep1er released its debut extended play titled First Impact on January 3, 2022, through Wake One Entertainment. It includes songs like See the Light, Wa Da Da, MVSK, Another DreamShine, and O.O.O (Over&Over&Over).

The EP peaked at #1 on the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart, at #2 on the Japanese Albums (Oricon) chart, at #10 on the Japanese Hot Albums (Billboard Japan) chart, and at #19 on the Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) chart. Also, it was certified ‘Platinum’ in South Korea.

Kep1er Facts

  1. The group’s name was suggested by the viewers of Girls Planet 999 through the website Naver.
  2. The group’s name “Kep1er” is a reference to the planets in the Kepler star systems named after the 16th-century astronomer Johannes Kepler.
  3. The group was originally scheduled to debut on December 14, 2021, as well as was scheduled to perform at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards on December 11, 2021. However, the debut was delayed to January 3, 2022, after one of their staff members tested positive for COVID-19 while the performance at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards was also canceled.
  4. The song Wa Da Da from Kep1er‘s debut extended play (EP) First Impact was released on January 3, 2022, by Wake One Entertainment. It peaked at #9 on Japan (Japan Hot 100) chart, at #10 on the Japan Combined Singles (Oricon) chart, at #13 on the World Digital Song Sales (Billboard) chart, and at #70 on South Korea (K-pop Hot 100) chart. Also, it was certified ‘Platinum’ by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
  5. On June 20, 2022, Kep1er released its 2nd extended play Doublast via Wake One Entertainment and it peaked at #2 on the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart, at #7 on the Finnish Physical Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) chart, at #9 on the Japanese Albums (Oricon) chart, and at #24 on the Japanese Hot Albums (Billboard Japan) chart. Its tracklist consists of Up!Le Voya9e, Good Night, Rewind, and Attention.
  6. The group released its debut Japanese single titled Fly-Up on September 7, 2022, through Wake One Entertainment and Ariola Japan. It peaked at #2 in Japan Top Singles Sales (Billboard Japan) chart, Japan (Oricon) chart, and Japan Combined Singles (Oricon) chart. It was certified ‘Gold’ by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
  7. The girl group Kep1er released its 3rd extended play Troubleshooter through Wake One Entertainment on October 13, 2022. It was certified ‘Platinum’ in South Korea and peaked at #2 on the South Korean Albums (Circle) chart, at #6 on the Japanese Albums (Oricon) chart, at #7 on the Japanese Combined Albums (Oricon) chart, and at #21 on the Japanese Hot Albums (Billboard Japan) chart.
  8. Kep1er has also been a part of a variety of television projects such as Girls Planet 999, Kep1er ViewKep1er Debut ShowKep1er ZoneKep1er Heroes, Queendom 2, and Kep1er Doublast On Air.

Featured Image by 티비텐 / YouTube / CC BY 3.0

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