STAYC (스테이씨) is a six-member girl group under High Up Entertainment. They debuted on November 12, 2020 with their first single album "Star To A Young Culture".

Their name stands for "Star To A Young Culture".[1]

History

2020: Debut with "Star To A Young Culture", fandom name

On September 8, Highup Entertainment revealed that producer duo Black Eyed Pilseung will be debuting their first rookie girl group in the second half of 2020. On the same day, the group's first member, Sieun, was announced.[2] The next day, September 9, Sumin and Seeun were revealed as the group's second and third members respectively.[3][4]

The group performing at MBC M's Show Champion on November 20, 2020

On October 7, 2020, it was revealed the group would consist six members, and would debut sometime in November.[5]

On October 12, 2020, the group's debuting name, STAYC, was revealed.[6] From October 13 to 15, the prologue teasers for the members (Bae Soo Min, Yoon, Park Si Eun, Isa, Seeun and J respectively) were released, and on October 16, the group's teaser was released.[1][7][8][9]

On October 23, a scheduler was posted on the group's social medias, marking their debut to November 12.[10] On this day, the group officially debuted with their first single album "Star To A Young Culture" and its title track "So Bad".

On December 31, 50 days after the group's debut, STAYC announced their official fandom name to be "Swith". The name, which was chosen from a list of over 1,000 entries by fans, is a combination of STAYC and "WITH", meaning "Together with STAYC" or "I'll be by STAYC's side." Additionally, as "Swith" sounds like the Korean pronunciation of the word "sweet", the name also refers to STAYC's "sweet and lovely" fans.[11]

2021: First comeback with "Staydom"

On March 18, 2021, it was revealed that STAYC was preparing for their first ever comeback.[12] A teaser posted onto the group's social medias on March 24 announced their second single album, titled "Staydom", which was released on April 8 with its title track "ASAP".[13] For this comeback, they changed their logo to a more comical bubbly form, to match the theme of the comeback.

Members

Name Position(s) Object[14] Year(s) active
Sumin (수민) Leader, Rapper, Vocalist Water 2020–present
Sieun (시은) Main Vocalist Rock 2020–present
Isa (아이사) Lead Vocalist Shadow 2020–present
Seeun (세은) Vocalist Light 2020–present
Yoon (윤) Lead Vocalist Metal 2020–present
J (재이) Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae Wind 2020–present

Discography

Single albums

Trivia

  • Their role model is the girl group Girls' Generation.[15]
  • All of the members were born in the 21st century.
  • The name STAYC was chosen from a list of several candidates. Other candidates included Oriental Girls, Favorites, and Molar.[16]

Gallery

Main article: STAYC/Gallery

References

Official links

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