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  Gugudan 구구단 Group Info

  Tag Category: Gugudan

  Fanclub: Dear Friend

  Debut:

  Active: 2 years 3 months

  Gender: Female

  of Members: 9

  Active

  Gugudan Group Stats Chart
Stage Name Sort descending Birth Name Position Birthday Age Height Star Sign C Y BT
Haebin 해빈 Han Haebin Vocal 23 Leo Pig B
Hana 하나 Shin Bora Leader, Dancer, Visual 25 Taurus Rooster A
Hyeyeon 혜연 Cho Hyeyeon Maknae 18 167 cm or 5'5½" Leo Dragon O
Mimi 미미 Jung Mimi Vocal 25 163 cm or 5'4" Capricorn Monkey B
Mina 미나 Kang Mina Dancer 18 162 cm or 5'4" Sagittarius Hare O
Nayoung 나영 Kim Nayoung Vocal 22 169 cm or 5'6½" Sagittarius Pig O
Sally 샐리 Liu Xie Ning Sub-vocal 21 Scorpio Rat O
Sejeong 세정 Kim Sejeong Vocal, Visual 22 164 cm or 5'4½" Virgo Rat AB
Soyee 소이 Jang Sojin Vocal 21 Scorpio Rat AB
  About Gugudan 구구단  

Gugudan 구구단, stylized gu9udan, is a female idol group from Jellyfish Entertainment. They are the sister group to VIXX. Just as VIXX was Jellyfish’s first male idol group, Gugudan is Jellyfish’s first female idol group.

Gugudan's mascot is a cute fox-type creature named “Ggyu 뀨.” Ggyu’s role is to deliver news about Gugudan and interact with the fans, similar to VIXX’s Rovix.

For example, there might be Twitter posts that say something like, "Hello, this is Ggyu, letting you know that Gugudan will be coming back on the 13th!"

Group Name

The phrase 곱셈구구표 means multiplication (kopsem 곱셈), by a factor of 9x9 (googoo 구구), table (pyo 표). The grade school multiplication table demonstrating 1x1 through 9x9 is referred to simply as gugudan 구구단.

Jellyfish Entertainment explained, "Gugudan means that 9 girls with 9 different charms will present performances of hopes and dreams. They will approach the public with familiarity through their bright and pure charms."

In an interview, Hana explained further: "It means the troupe that gathered nine girls with nine charms. It means that we will reinterpret productions of various genres like fairy tales, movies, or plays in a style unique to us and try to perform them."

Regarding how they decided on the name, she said, "We had a contest, and Gugudan was one of the candidates. The chief liked Gugudan and decided on that despite the other employees' opposition."

Mina added, "Honestly, when we first heard that, we were completely taken by surprise, but after saying it, the inner meaning was really nice."

Jellyfish Entertainment used “gx9” in teasers leading up to the official name reveal as an abbreviation for the multiplication table.

Each of the 9 members represents a number on the times table, listed with the pictures above. Each girl is also represented by a unique symbol.

Produce 101

In January 2016, Mnet aired a reality survival show called "Produce 101" where 101 female trainees from various companies competed to debut in an 11-member temporary girl group that would promote for a year under YMC Entertainment. Nayoung, Sejeong, and Mina competed as Jellyfish Entertainment trainees. Sejeong and Mina were accepted into the group and debuted as members of I.O.I. in May of 2016.

Because of YMC Entertainment's special terms in which I.O.I.'s members were allowed to do activities under their respective companies while I.O.I. was on break or while the group promoted in sub-units, Jellyfish Entertainment along with other agencies decided to capitalize on I.O.I.’s popularity by debuting a female idol group that included members who were already members of I.O.I. or had competed on the show.

However, fans of the show were led to believe that all members of I.O.I. would focus solely on the project and promote with their home agency only after the year-long I.O.I. promotions concluded. That led to negative fan reactions at the June 7 announcement of Gugudan’s debut because it came only one month after I.O.I.’s debut. Jellyfish first denied reports of the girls' involvement, only to confirm later that the company’s first female idol group would include Nayoung, Sejeong, and Mina.

Debut

Gugudan debuted on June 28, 2016, with the mini-album Act. 1 The Little Mermaid, promoting the release with the song "Wonderland."

Gugudan participated in Jellyfish Entertainment’s winter project, Jelly Christmas 2016, with their label mates Seo Inguk, VIXX, Park Yoonha, Park Jungah, Kim Gyusun, Kim Yewon, and Jiyul. The promotional track "Falling 니가 내려와" was released digitally on December 13, 2016.

Trivia

  • The age gap between oldest member Mimi and maknae Hyeyeon is 7 years, 7 months.
  • The four members who share the blood type O are Nayoung, Sally, Mina, and Hyeyeon.
  • Mimi and Haebin are both blood type B.
  • Sejung and Soyee are both blood type AB.
  • Haebin and Hyeyeon are both the Leo zodiac sign.
  • Sally and Soyee are both the Scorpio zodiac sign.
  • Nayoung and Mina are both the Sagittarius zodiac sign.
  • Haebin and Nayoung were both born during the Chinese Year of the Pig.
  • Three members, Sejeong, Sally, and Soyee, were born during the Chinese Year of the Rat.