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Who is Kep1er Leader? Is Kep1er a Kpop Group?

Kep1er is a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2021 Mnet reality survival competition show Girls Planet 999.

Is Kep1er a Kpop group?

Kep1er is a nine-member team, currently managed by South Korean music label, Swing Entertainment. The members were all born between 1996 and 2005.

Kep1er Members

The group is composed of nine members: Kim Chae-hyun, Huening Bahiyyih, Choi Yu-jin, Kim Da-yeon, Seo Young-eun, Kang Ye-seo, Hikaru Ezaki, Mashiro Sakamoto and Shen Xiaoting.

Who is Kep1er leader?

Yujin

Choi Yu Jin, simply known as Yujin, is a South Korean singer, actress, and a member of the Kpop group Kep1er.

She is also a former member of CLC under Cube Entertainment. In 2021, she became a participant in the survival show Girls Planet 999 and ranked #3.

Profile

  • Stage Name: Yujin
  • Full Name: Choi Yu Jin
  • Country of Birth: Korea
  • Date of Birth: Aug 12, 1996
  • Height: 162 m (5’4″)
  • Weight: 42 kg (92 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A

As K-pop continues its international takeover, its reach is increasingly becoming engrained in overseas cultures.

Reality singing competition Girls Planet 999 and new girl group Kep1er, are the latest examples of this ever-growing mindset as a South Korea–based TV show and music group with a major international focus.

Girls Planet 999 featured 99 contestants representing Korea, Japan, and China competing to be part of a new girl group. The competition was broadcast on Korean television station Mnet, Chinese online video platform iQIYI, Japanese live streaming site AbemaTV as well as Mnet Japan, the tvN Asia channel for select South Asian countries, plus YouTube to reach the rest of the world. After 12 episodes, the final members of a new, multinational group formed as Kep1er delivering not only what was sure to be an adored K-pop group but one of the most excitingly diverse acts.

From members with a range of nationalities, specialties and experience in the industry, Kep1er represents yet another exciting future where K-pop can grow and expand.

While the group is initially only contracted to stay together for two-and-a-half years per show rules, the possibilities Kep1er have together—and beyond—are open-ended given their early promise not just numbers-wise (their debut mini album release FIRST IMPACT has already broken sales records for girl group debuts with over 200,000 copies sold worldwide) but even in the way they come together and lean on one another in their first overseas interview.

[최초공개] Kep1er(케플러) – MVSK (4K) – Kep1er DEBUT SHOW

The official position of leader is held by Yujin. The co-leader is Mashiro.

These are the positions of each of Kep1er’s members:

Member Positions

  • Kim Chaehyun center, main vocalist
  • Huening Bahiyyih vocalist
  • Choi Yujin leader, vocalist
  • Kim Dayeon main dancer, rapper
  • Seo Youngeun vocalist, rapper, dancer
  • Kang Yeseo vocalist, dancer, maknae
  • Ezaki Hikaru main rapper, dancer
  • Sakamoto Mashiro co-leader, lead vocalist
  • Shen Xiaoting vocalist, visual

Kep1er Age Ranking

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

Member Birthday Age

1. Yujin Aug 12, 1996 25 years old
2. Shen Xiaoting Nov 12, 1999 22 years old
3. Sakamoto Mashiro Dec 16, 1999 22 years old
4. Kim Chaehyun Apr 26, 2002 19 years old
5. Kim Dayeon Mar 02, 2003 18 years old
6. Ezaki Hikaru Mar 12, 2004 17 years old
7. Huening Bahiyyih Jul 27, 2004 17 years old
8. Seo Young Eun Dec 27, 2004 17 years old
9. Yeseo Aug 22, 2005 16 years old

Kep1er Height Ranking

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

Member Height

1. Shen Xiaoting 1.68 m (5’6″)
2. Huening Bahiyyih 1.66 m (5’5″)
3. Yujin 1.62 m (5’4″)
4. Kim Chaehyun 1.60 m (5’3″)
5. Seo Young Eun 1.59 m (5’3″)
6. Kim Dayeon 1.58 m (5’2″)
7. Yeseo 1.57 m (5’2″)
8. Sakamoto Mashiro 1.57 m (5’2″)
9. Ezaki Hikaru 1.54 m (5’1″)

What company is Kepler under Kpop?

(케플러; read as Kepler)

Kep1er is a nine-member project girl group under WAKEONE and Swing Entertainment. Formed through Mnet’s reality survival show Girls Planet 999, they made their debut on January 3, 2022 with their first mini album, First Impact.

Their name combines ‘Kep’, which means catching dreams, and the number 1, which means the nine girls coming together as one to be the best. It is also a reference to the planet ‘Kepler’, the Kepler space telescope and inspired by German astronomer Johannes Kepler.

They will be active for roughly two and a half years on a special contract before their contract ends sometime in 2024.

Kep1er Members

Yujin

(유진)

Yujin, also known by her full name Choi Yujin, is a South Korean singer and actress under Cube Entertainment.

(Korean: 최유진; Chinese: 崔有眞; Japanese: チェ・ユジン)

She is a member of the girl group CLC and the multinational girl group Kep1er.

She finished in third on the reality survival show Girls Planet 999, making her a member of the girl group Kep1er.

Shen Xiaoting

Xiaoting is a Chinese singer under TOP CLASS Entertainment.

(Korean: 샤오팅; Chinese: 小婷; Japanese: シャオティン)

She was a contestant on the reality survival shows Produce Camp 2020 and Girls Planet 999, the latter of which she placed ninth, making her a member of the project girl group Kep1er.

Sakamoto Mashiro

Mashiro is a Japanese singer under 143 Entertainment.

(Korean: 마시로; Japanese: 舞白)

She placed eighth on Mnet’s reality survival show Girls Planet 999, making her a member of the girl group Kep1er.

Kim Chaehyun

Chaehyun is a South Korean singer under WAKEONE.

(Korean: 채현, Chinese: 采炫, Japanese: チェヒョン)

She placed first on the reality survival show Girls Planet 999, making her a member of the girl group Kep1er.

Kim Da Yeon

(다연)

Dayeon is a South Korean singer under Jellyfish Entertainment.

She is best known for being a contestant on the survival reality shows, Produce 48 and Girls Planet 999, the latter on which she placed fourth, making her a member of the project girl group Kep1er.

Ezaki Hikaru

Hikaru is a Japanese singer under Avex Artist Academy.

(Korean: 히카루; Chinese: 光; Japanese: ひかる)

She is a former member of +GANG. She placed seventh on Mnet’s reality survival show Girls Planet 999, making her a member of the girl group Kep1er.

Huening Bahiyyih

Huening Bahiyyih is a Korean-American singer under IST Entertainment.

(Korean: 휴닝바히에; Chinese: 休宁巴伊叶; Japanese: ヒュニン・バヒエ)

She placed second on the reality survival show Girls Planet 999, making her a member of the girl group Kep1er.

Huening Bahiyyih

Huening Bahiyyih is a Korean-American singer under IST Entertainment.

(Korean: 휴닝바히에; Chinese: 休宁巴伊叶; Japanese: ヒュニン・バヒエ)

She placed second on the reality survival show Girls Planet 999, making her a member of the girl group Kep1er.

Seo Youngeun

Youngeun is a South Korean singer under Biscuit Entertainment.

(Korean: 영은; Chinese: 永恩; Japanese: ヨンウン)

She placed fifth on Mnet’s reality survival show Girls Planet 999, making her a member of the girl group Kep1er.

Yeseo

(예서)

Yeseo , also known by her full name Kang Yeseo , is a South Korean singer and actress currently under 143 Entertainment.

(Korean: 강예서; Chinese: 姜睿序; Japanese: カン・イェソ)

She is a member of the project girl group Kep1er, a former member of the girl group Busters and the kid group CutieL, and a pre-debut member of Pritti.

What agency is Kep1er under?

The group is managed by Swing Entertainment and Wake One Entertainment. Kep1er made their official debut on January 3, 2022 with their first extended play (EP) First Impact.

They have made waves with First Impact

The six-song album was fronted by the high-energy Wa Da Da, and featured new songs and ones previously performed during Girls Planet 999. According to YouTube, Wa Da Da was one of the most popular songs on its platform in the week of its release, landing at No 28 on its Global Top Songs chart.

First Impact sold massive numbers of physical copies, and South Korean chart-tracking site Hanteo declared a record for the highest first-day sales of any K-pop girl group, selling over 150,000 copies.

Why is K-pop so popular?

Not only are K Pop artists uber talented, incredibly hard workers, and star in perfectly executed music videos, they often mix other cultures into their songs. Not only does this appeal to fans throughout Asia, it makes K Pop artists more accessible to fans in the Western world.

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