Korean entertainment agency HIGH UP Entertainment’s first girl group is STAYC.
STAYC is a girl group produced by Black Eyed Pilseung, who produced hit songs for popular girl groups such as TWICE’s popular songs “TT”, “Likey”, “FANCY”, Apink, and SISTAR.
STAYC’s debut album surpassed 10,000 in first-time sales, which is an exception, partly because it is a girl group produced by a hit maker! showed its presence not only in Korea but also in the world!
This time, we will introduce the 6-member girl group “STAYC”, which is responsible for the 4th generation of K-POP!
STAYC is a six-member girl group consisting of members Sumin, Sieun, Isa, Seun, Yoon, and J!
As an aside, Korean STAYC fans sometimes call STAYC “sukudaipsi” because it sounds like “sukudaipsi”, which means the entrance exam for Sookmyung Women’s University.
Group Name Meaning
The group name STAYC is an abbreviation of “Star To A Young Culture”, and it has the meaning of “becoming a star who leads young culture”.
This is a digression, but before the group name STAYC was decided, there were several candidates, such as “Bookmark”, “Cheek tooth”, “Oriental Girls”, and “STAYC”. It seems that the group name has been decided from the choices!
It seems that the members and fans were shocking candidates for the name of the group, and there were many voices saying “STAYC was good”!
Fans Club Name
STAYC’s fan club name is “SWITH”.
The name SWITH has three meanings
・”Stay by STAYC” = STAY WITH
・“A person who is always with STAYC” = STAYC WITH
・”STAYC’s lovely and sweet fan” = SWEET
These three meanings are included in the fan club name “SWITH”.
STAYC Official Member’s Object
STAYC has official objects instead of member colors which makes them unique to other groups.
・Sumin = water
・Sieun = Rock
・Isa = shadow
・Seeun = Light
・Yoon = metal
・J = wind
|Bae Soo Min
|Date of Birth
|March 13, 2001
|Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
|leader sub vocal rapper
The oldest member of STAYC and leader of the group is Sumin.
In 2015, when she was in her second year of junior high school, she became a trainee at Plan A Entertainment (currently IST Entertainment), to which the girl group “Weeekly” belongs.
After that, she moved to HIGH UP Entertainment in 2018 and spent about 5 and a half years as a trainee before debuting with STAYC.
Immediately after her debut, she expressed the enthusiasm of the entire group, saying, “I want to be a role model for the members, and for the whole group to be a model,” showing the charisma of a leader.
Also, in the practice video, you can see Sumin enthusiastically instructing the members, demonstrating leadership beyond imagination, and leading the team! Fans who saw it gave a lot of high praise, such as “I’m glad Sumin was the leader of STAYC” and “Sumin’s leadership is wonderful”.
Sumin is excellent in the role of leader, but she is often teased by the members for being short, and at that time she shows a cute reaction as if she was the youngest!
People who saw her for the first time thought that Sumin was the youngest because of her petite and cute looks. Although she is sometimes mistaken as STAYC’s charismatic and absolute leader, she is a reliable person who leads the group in a cool way.
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|Park Si Eun ( 박시은 )
|Date of Birth
|August 1, 2001
|Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu , Seoul, South Korea
Sieun’s father is known as singer Park Nam-Jung, and like her father, she went on to become a singer.
She appeared in various shows as a child actor from the age of 9. She is a trainee and since 2014 she debuted as an actress and has appeared in numerous dramas, so she has a high profile as an actress. Before she made her debut as an actress, she was also a Fantagio trainee.
From 2017 to 2019, She was trained as a singer while working as an actress at JYP Entertainment, but after JYP’s acting department ended, she became a trainee at HIGH UP Entertainment.
She is a fan of popular Korean singer IU, and every year on IU’s birthday, she holds a birthday party with chocolate pies, candles, and goods. When IU appeared in her dream, she was in a good mood all day and was in high spirits!
|Lee Chae Young( 이채영 )
|Date of Birth
|January 23, 2002
|Suyeong-gu , Busan, South Korea
Isa became a trainee of HIGH UP Entertainment in 2018, and prior to that, she trained at HakEnter Academy in Busan. She originally dreamed of becoming an idol and debuted after being a trainee for about 2 years and 9 months!
She has a charming smile and is like the mother of the group! She consults with members about their troubles and cares about their physical condition, and has a gentle personality just like a mother!
As a fan of singer HyunA, when she went to a fan signing event in Busan, she said, “Becoming an idol is my dream.” It seems that they haven’t been able to meet her since her debut, but she still treasures the album with the message written on it!
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|Yoon Se Eun ( 윤세은 )
|Date of Birth
|June 14, 2003
|Bijeon-dong, Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Before STAYC’s debut, Seeun was active as a child actor and appeared in various advertisements and textbook models. She has also been a trainee for Plan A Entertainment (currently IST Entertainment), and she debuted after a trainee period of about 2 years and 7 months.
Seeun, who has an impressive cool appearance and beautiful looks, is in charge of STAYC’s visuals! It is said that she looks like a “princess” or “daughter of a big company” because of her elegant and cute features!
She has a cheerful personality and is very mischievous with member Yoon! However, she cried for a while after watching a sad scene in a drama, so she also has a sensitive side!
|Shim Ja Yoon( 심자윤 )
|Date of Birth
|April 14, 2004
|Gwangsan-gu , Gwangju, South Korea
STAYC member Yoon has an impressive mature look that you wouldn’t think of as a younger member, she joined HIGH UP Entertainment in 2019 through a dance school. When she was taking an audition class, she was a popular student because of her looks, good personality, and hard work when it comes to her passion.
She is called STAYC’s mood maker because she has a bright personality that makes people laugh when she opens her mouth! She likes to tease the members, and she boldly messes with even older members and makes everyone around her laugh!
Whenever she wakes up, she can’t hear the alarm, so she wakes up with member Sumin yelling at her. That’s why Sumin’s morning routine is supposed to wake up Yoon!
|Jang Ye Eun( 장예은 )
|Date of Birth
|December 9, 2004
|Dong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
|sub vocal rapper
STAYC’s youngest (maknae) member J has bob hair as her trademark.
Originally, she had grown her hair long, but when she made her debut, the officer asked her if she had a bob haircut. She used to hate getting her hair cut, but now she likes bob hairstyles which suit her well too!
She has a very shy personality and doesn’t talk much, but she has a bright and lively side to the point where she gets noisy when she gets along with someone! She is also characterized by a lot of expressiveness and a lot of laughter reactions!
She loves animals so much that if she hadn’t become a singer, she’d have wanted to be a zookeeper! She would love to go on a trip with the animals!
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After making an unusual debut on November 12, 2020, STAYC has shown a strong presence in the music world in 2021 and won the Newcomer Award in the ” 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award ” and “Golden Disc Award”.
The charm of STAYC is reverberating all over the world because it is produced by Black Eyed Pilseung, who has worked on hit makers so far!
With STAYC at the top of HIGH UP Entertainment, I think that the office will grow into a big presence in the future!