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Let's play Cherry Bullet! Hello, we are Cherry Bullet.

—Cherry Bullet

Cherry Bullet (Korean: 체리블렛; Japanese: チェリーバレット) is a seven-member girl group under FNC W. Originally with ten members, they debuted on January 21, 2019 with the single album "Let's Play Cherry Bullet".

History

Pre-debut

On August 20, 2017, FNC Entertainment revealed a teaser for a new eleven-member girl group that is to be revealed on August 22.[2] On August 21, the first member Yuju was revealed with the date "2017.08.23 00AM" in the caption,[3] this was followed by the second member Jiwon on October 22.[4] Following Jiwon's reveal, no new members were revealed in the following days and no updates were given on the situation until over a month later, on October 3, the third member Bora was revealed.[5] However, yet again, no further news about the group was released after Bora's reveal, hence it was presumed that FNC Entertainment had either delayed or cancelled the group debut.

2018: Preparations for debut

Over a year later, on November 20, 2018, FNC Entertainment revealed a teaser image for a ten-member girl group named "Cherry Bullet" to be revealed on November 21, 2018[6] along with new social media accounts.[7] The first three members Ji Won, May and Yu Ju were revealed on November 21,[8][9][10] members Hae Yoon, Lin Lin and Chae Rin on November 22.[11][12][13] On November 23, the final four members Kokoro, Mi Rae, Re Mi and Bo Ra were revealed.[14][15][16][17] The first episode of their debut reality television series, Insider Channel Cherry Bullet, aired on November 28 at 19:00 (KST) on Mnet.

2019: "Let's Play Cherry Bullet", "Love Adventure", departures of Mi Rae, Kokoro, & Lin Lin

On January 4, 2019, a teaser website was launched for the group’s debut, with a clock featuring a count down for the debut and another one for the title track reveal.[18] On January 6, the title track "Q&A" was revealed along with the debut single album name, "Let's Play Cherry Bullet" and the debut date as January 21.[19][20]

On May 22, Cherry Bullet made their first comeback with their second single album "Love Adventure" with "Really Really" as the title track.[21]

On December 13, FNC announced the departures of Mi Rae, Kokoro, and Lin Lin, with the group to continue on as seven.[22]

2020: "Hands Up", lightstick and fandom name, "Aloha Oe"

On January 28, 2020, it was announced that Cherry Bullet would be making a comeback on February 11.[23] On February 3, it was revealed the group would be releasing their first digital single titled "Hands Up". From February 4 to 10, the members concept photos were released. The teasers for the music video were released on the 7th and the 10th.[24]

On February 6, FNC unveiled the official lightstick of the group, which described as "red like a cherry and in the shape of a gun". The product is available for purchase on the online FNC Store.[25] On February 10, the official fandom name of the group was revealed to be "Lullet", which is pronounced similarly to "roulette" and is a shortened form of "Love Cherry Bullet". Lullet is also an acronym for the words "love", "unique", "light", "laugh", "everlasting" and "treasure". This acronym means that Cherry Bullet's fans are unique treasures who love Cherry Bullet and make them shine and laugh forever.[26]

Cherry Bullet released their second digital single, titled "Aloha Oe", on August 6.

2021: Cherry Rush, Girls Planet 999

On January 7, 2021, a scheduler posted on the group's social medias announced a comeback with their first mini album, titled Cherry Rush, on January 20th.[27]

On February 3, FNC announced the group would now be managed in their newly established sub-label, FNC W, which specializes in girl groups.[28]

On April 9, according to an exclusive report from Ilgan Sports, some of the members of Cherry Bullet had auditioned for the Mnet survival show Girls Planet 999.[29] On July 8, it was revealed that members Ji Won, May and Bo Ra would be participating through the show's first teaser video.[30][31] All three of them survived the first round of eliminations, but on September 24, Ji Won was eliminated during the second round of eliminations, on October 15, May was eliminated during the third round of eliminations and finally, on October 22, Bo Ra was eliminated in the finale.

2022: Cherry Wish

On February 4, FNC Entertainment announced that Cherry Bullet would be having a comeback sometime in March. They are currently in the final stage of preparations.[32] On February 16, it was announced that they would be releasing their second mini album, Cherry Wish, on March 2.[33]

Members

The information in the "specialty" and "level" ranks corresponds to their debut as they have not been updated since.

Name Specialty Level Position(s) Year(s) active
Hae Yoon (해윤) Shield 1 Leader, Main Vocalist, Face of the Group 2019–present
Yu Ju (유주) Longe-range Missile 1 Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Visual 2019–present
Bo Ra (보라) Magnifying 1 Main Vocalist 2019-present
Ji Won (지원) Machine Gun 1 Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper, Visual, Center 2019–present
Re Mi (레미) Rocket Punch 1 Main Dancer, Vocalist 2019–present
Chae Rin (채린) Power Booster 1 Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper 2019–present
May (메이) X-ray Vision 1 Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual, Maknae 2019-present
Former
Mi Rae (미래) Happy Virus 1 Leader, Main Vocalist 2019
Kokoro (코코로) Healing 1 Lead Dancer, Vocalist 2019
Lin Lin (린린) Hacking 1 Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper 2019

Discography

Mini albums

Single albums

Digital singles

Concerts

Concert participation

  • 2022 G-KPOP Concert[34] (2022)
  • 2022 Boryeong Sea Mud Exhibition K-MUD Global Show K-POP Concert[35] (2022)
  • MIK Festival 2022 (2022)

Filmography

Television shows

  • Insider Channel Cherry Bullet (Mnet, 2018)

Endorsements

  • SMART School Uniforms (2019)

Gallery

Main article: Cherry Bullet/Gallery

References

  1. Soompi: Cherry Bullet Announces Official Fan Club Name
  2. allkpop: "FNC Entertainment drops teaser image for new girl group"
  3. Twitter: First member reveal - Yuju
  4. Twitter: Second member reveal - Jiwon
  5. Twitter: Third member reveal - Bora
  6. Twitter: FNC Entertainment reveals new girl group Cherry Bullet
  7. Twitter: Cherry Bullet SNS open
  8. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Ji Won
  9. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member May
  10. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Yu Ju
  11. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Hae Yoon
  12. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Lin Lin
  13. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Chae Rin
  14. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Kokoro
  15. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Mi Rae
  16. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Re Mi
  17. Twitter: Cherry Bullet member Bo Ra
  18. Cherry Bullet's website
  19. Twitter: Cherry Bullet's Debut Title Song "Q&A" Reveal
  20. Twitter: Cherry Bullet's Debut Album "Let’s Play Cherry Bullet" Reveal
  21. Allkpop: Cherry Bullet go on a virtual summer adventure in 'Really Really' MV
  22. Soompi: FNC Entertainment Announces Kokoro, Mirae, And LinLin’s Departure From Cherry Bullet
  23. Naver: 체리블렛, 2월 11일 컴백 확정…7인조 재편 후 첫 활동 [공식]
  24. Soompi: Cherry Bullet Stars In 2nd MV Teaser For "Hands Up" Comeback
  25. Soompi: Cherry Bullet Reveals Unique Light Stick
  26. Soompi: Cherry Bullet Announces Official Fan Club Name
  27. @cherrybullet on Twitter (January 7, 2021)
  28. FNC 측 "트로트 레이블 FNC B+걸그룹 레이블 FNC W 설립"(공식)
  29. Koreaboo: FNC Entertainment Girl Group Cherry Bullet Reportedly Applied For Mnet’s New Audition Program “Girls Planet 999”
  30. Koreaboo: “Girls Planet 999” Teaser Reveals These 10+ Girl Group Idols Will Be Contestants On The Survival Show
  31. Girls Planet 999 on Twitter: [Prologue] Welcome to Girls Planet (Full ver.) l August 6 (Fri) 8:20PM (KST) The Initial Release of 99 Girls Gathered to Achieve Their Dream! (July 8, 2021 tweet)
  32. (KR) Fn News: (단독) FNC 체리블렛, 3월 컴백…'걸스플래닛999' 후 첫 신보
  33. [https://twitter.com/cherrybullet/status/1493872786632155137 @cherrybullet on Twitter (February 16, 2022)
  34. 무더위 날리는 #KPOP에 퐁당! 2022 G-KPOP 콘서트. Gangnam Official Twitter (2022-06-29). Retrieved on 2022-07-01.
  35. 2022보령해양머드박람회 K-MUD 글로벌 쇼 K-POP 콘서트🎇. br_seamud_official (2022-07-01). Retrieved on 2022-07-01.

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