Rookie girl group bugAboo aspires to 'surprise' the world and achieve its dreams

연합뉴스 / 2021-11-24 12:22:38
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▲ This photo, provided by JG Star Co. and A team Entertainment, shows girl group bugAboo. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Rookie K-pop girl group bugAboo, the six-piece act that debuted just a month ago in October, said it felt surreal to meet a number of fans during its first fan meeting and wished to treasure those moments forever.

"We still feel like trainees sometimes so when we're monitoring ourselves on stage, (our debut) still doesn't feel real," bugAboo said in an interview with Yonhap News Agency on Wednesday. "We were able to feel like we officially debuted when our fans wrote a lot of comments and letters for us." 

The six member group--consisting of members Choyeon, Eunchae, Yoona, Rainie, Cyan, and Zin--debuted on Oct. 25 as bugAboo. The band's name comes from wanting to "become a group that surprise the world and overcome fears to achieve dreams together."

The girl group's debut track, "bugAboo," combines an Italian Western sound with K-pop and depicts an exciting adventure to a new world.

"An hour after our first song was released, one of our company's staff told us that we succeeded in entering the music chart and I thought it was a lie. But as our rankings went up, I found myself shouting, 'Oh my god!,'" member Eunchae said.

Amid tight schedules for promotional activities, the members of bugAboo explained to have devoted themselves into practicing dance and singing skills just like when they were trainees.

"I thought the fact that we have become celebrities would sink in after debuting," member Zin said. "But after every event, we would return to our company's building and practice every day to develop our skills. As a result, I didn't feel much different from when I was a trainee."

Choyeon, the leader of bugAboo, first appeared on Mnet's audition program "Produce 48" in 2018. One part of the show, where Choyeon was being assessed on her dance sequences, was later found to be strangely edited, becoming viral on online community spaces.

"I cried because I was so sad for being criticized of my appearance and becoming a joke to people," Choyeon said. "Come to think of it, I was proud of myself for wanting to do well and practicing so hard. Without that time, I wouldn't be who I am now."

"Last year, when we were preparing to debut, I was worried that our debut would be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak," Choyeon added.

Each member also had different stories leading up to their debut. Three days before entering college, bugAboo's Japanese member Yoona gave up going to school and decided to strive for her dream of becoming a singer, while Cyan decided to give up her dream of becoming a diplomat and promote Korea through music instead. Born in 1999, the group's eldest member, Eun-chae became a singer despite her parents' strong opposition to her dream.

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