Everyone is aware of Momoland and the mania that enveloped the group. After seven years of their debut, the group disbanded, although the company that managed it debuted another girl group.
The group which debuted in the late 4th generation was LAPILLUS. It is a South Korean girl group created by and managed under MLD Entertainment. Led by Shana, the group has six members, including Chanty, Yue, Bessie, Seowon, and Haeun. The official debut date of LAPILLUS is the 20th of June, 2022, by releasing their first digital single, Hit Ya.
The group’s name comes from a Latin word that refers to a unique kind of stone or gem that reflects light in many ways and radiates in various shades. Lapis is the official name of their fandom. It denotes the meeting of two jewels to enhance their beauty or to sparkle more brilliantly.
This article will enlighten more detailed information about LAPILLUS for those who want to know more about the rookie group.
Debut of LAPILLUS
From 2021 to 2022, Shana and Chanty used to have a YouTube channel and ran a series titled ChanSha World before their debut. After many years of debuting Momoland, MLD revealed to debut a girl group on the 16th of May, 2022. The group’s members were unveiled in pairs in order from Shana and Haeun, and the second pair was of Seowon and Yue, and lastly, Bessie and Chanty.
The promotion started back in June 2022. And finally, the group, LAPILLUS, debuted on the 20th of June, 2022, with a digital single Hit Ya! Bessie and Chanty discontinued the group activities for the time being because of the health issues they were facing on December 2022 and January 2023, respectively.
Members of LAPILLUS
LAPILLUS is a group of six members: Shana, Chanty, Yue, Bessie, Seowon, and Haeun. All the members are currently active. The eldest member is Chanty, and the youngest is Haeun in the group.
Nonaka Shana, popularly known as Shana, was born on the 13th of March, 2003, in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. The Korean name of Shana is Kim Jihyun. She has the position of Leader and Vocalist in the group. The 20-year-old member has a height of 158 cm.
Shana was an ex-member of the Japanese group SO.ON Project of Fukuoka team. She was also known for participating in Mnet’s Girl Planet 999 in 2019. But Shana got eliminated after reaching the finals and got the spot of P16 and J04. Lisa from BLACKPINK is her role model. Shana’s MBTI type is revealed to be ENFP. Shana is currently single.
Maria Chantal Videla, popularly known as Chanty, was born on the 15th of December, 2002, in Manila, Philippines. Her Korean name is Lee Heejin. She has the position of Sub Vocalist and Face of the Group. The 20-year-old member has a height of 169 cm. Even though she was born in the Philippines, Chanty lived in Mendoza, Argentina.
The Filipino-Argentinian singer has also shined as an actress by appearing in several films and dramas, including Spirits Reawaken (2018), Starla (2019), Familia Blondina (2019), and Would You Remember? (2020), and Fight For It! (2020). Chanty can speak English, Korean, Spanish, and Tagalog. Before becoming a part of MLD Entertainment, she was with Starmagic Circle Batch 2018 under Star Magic, a Filipino company. Her MBTI type is ENFP. Chanty’s relationship status is single.
Nancy Yang, popularly known as Yue, was born on the 3rd of July, 2004, in California, United States. She has the position of Main Dancer and Vocalist in the group. The 19-year-old member has a height of 163 cm. Yue is fluent in English, Korean, Chinese, and French. The Chinese-American member was under MLD as a trainee for around two years. Yue sees ITZY as her role model. She can even play piano and violin. Yue’s Chinese name is Yang Yangyue. Her MBTI type is ENTJ. Yue is not dating anyone as of now.
Kim Susanna, popularly known as Bessie, was born on the 15th of July, 2004, in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. She has the position of Rapper and Main Vocalist in the group. The 19-year-old member has a height of 166 cm. Bessie’s role model is Chungha. She completed her education at Jangcheon Elementary School, Dongjin Girls’ Middle School, and TNS Vocal & Dance Academy. Bessie was under SM Entertainment as a trainee. She was under trainee period for almost seven months MLD. Her MBTI type is INFP. Bessie is currently focusing on her career, hence has no time to date.
Jang Seowon, popularly known as Seowon, was born on the 5th of December, 2006, in Wolgye-dong, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea. She has the position of Main Rapper in the group. The 16-year-old member has a height of 167 cm. Seowon completed her education at Wolgye Middle School and Hanlim Performing Arts High School in the Department of practical dance. APINK is her role model. Seowon’s MBTI type is INFP. Seowon is currently single.
Lim Haeun, popularly known as Haeun, was born on the 2nd of November, 2008, in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea. She has the position of Vocalist, Center, Dancer, and Maknae of the group. The 14-year-old member has a height of 160 cm. SISTAR is Haeun’s role model. Her MBTI type is ENFP. Haeun is not dating anyone.
Albums of LAPILLUS
LAPILLUS marked its debut with the digital single Hit Ya! on the 20th of June, 2022. The single album also consists of an instrumental version of the song with the same name. The group released their first EP titled Girl’s Round Part. 1, on the 22nd of September, 2022. The album had double leads singles titled Gratata and Burn with Love.
The group announced making a comeback with their second Extended Play titled Girl’s Round Part. 2 on the 21st of June, 2023. The title song was Who’s Next. It has English and instrumental version as well.
With the first single titled Who’s Next, LAPILLUS made their Japanese debut on the 2nd of August, 2023.