Standby, cue! Hello, we are Gugudan!
gugudan (구구단) is a nine-member girl group under Jellyfish Entertainment. They debuted on June 30, 2016 and are Jellyfish's first girl group. Their name stands for 'multiplication table' in Korean, and represent the nine different charms of each member.
In January 2016, members Nayoung, Sejeong, and Mina represented their company in survival reality show, Produce 101, and all three managed to make it to the finals together. In the end, only Sejeong and Mina were the only one to make it to the final lineup of I.O.I, debuting afterwards.
2016: Debut with Act.1 The Little Mermaid
Despite early reports being denied of members Sejeong and Mina debuting in a three member girl group with Nayoung, it was stated that they will be part of Jellyfish Entertainment's first and new girl group. After multiple teasers, on June 17, the group's name was revealed. After multiple teasers, on June 28, the group officially debuted with Act.1 The Little Mermaid, with the title song "Wonderland". The song used the fairy tale of a mermaid as motif. The next day, they announced their mascot, a cute blue fox-type creature named "Ggyu" who will deliver news about the group and connect to fans.
On December 13, the group participated in Jellyfish Entertainment's yearly winter project, "Jelly Christmas 2016", with various senior label mates like VIXX and Seo In Guk. The title track, "Falling" (니가 내려와) was released.
2017: Act.2 Narcissus
On January 20, it was reported that the group was set for a February comeback. On February 15, the group dropped their first teaser image for their upcoming comeback through their social media accounts. Their new album is titled Act.2 Narcissus, with the teaser image playing on the the theme of Narcissus from Greek mythology. While the group was originally scheduled to release their album and music video on February 28 at 12 a.m. KST, It was rescheduled to be released on February 27 at 6 p.m. KST after major Korean music sites will be undergoing a reform in how their charts are managed. After multiple teasers, on February 27, the album was released with the title song "A Girl Like Me". The album reinterpreted the term "Narcissism" to express a more positive message unique to the group, of loving ourselves as we are. The group used the 16th century Italian painting Narcissus by Caravaggio as a motif for the album. The title track is described as a song that appeals to the group's charms in a cute and confident way, to a guy that they have fallen in love with at first sight. The song was described as having an exciting beat and addictive lyrics.
- Mimi (미미) - sub vocalist
- Hana (하나) - leader, main dancer, vocalist, visual
- Haebin (해빈) - main vocalist
- Nayoung (나영) - lead vocalist
- Sejeong (세정) - main vocalist, face of the group
- Sally (샐리) - lead dancer, lead rapper, sub vocalist
- Soyee (소이) - main vocalist
- Mina (미나) - main dancer, main rapper, vocalist
- Hyeyeon (혜연)- lead dancer, lead vocalist, maknae
- Was known as gx9 prior to their official name announcement.