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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", Stereotype, first music show win

The group for LG Household & Health Care on April 2021

On March 18, 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.

On April 1, STAYC's agency Highup Entertainment revealed that the group was selected as models for LG Household & Health's cosmetics brand.[14]

On August 4, a source from High Up Entertainment confirmed reports stating that the group was preparing for a comeback. However, a specific date was yet to be set.[15] On August 15, a spoiler image was released for STAYC's first mini album, Stereotype which was released on September 6.[16]

On September 14, STAYC achieved their first music show win with the song "Stereotype" on SBS's The Show.[17]

2022: Young-Luv.com, "We Need Love"

On January 28, High Up Entertainment announced that STAYC is currently preparing a new album with the goal of releasing it sometime in February. They are in the final preparations and the schedule for the comeback will be released at a later date.[18]

On February 7, a spoiler teaser video was released which revealed that STAYC will be coming back with their second mini album, Young-Luv.com.[19] The next day, a scheduler was released which revealed that the album will be released on February 21.[20] On this day, the mini album, along with its title track "Run2U", were released.

On June 30, High Up Entertainment announced that the group had recently completed filming the music video for their upcoming comeback, which is slated for mid-July.[21] On July 1, a teaser photo posted across the group's social medias announced their third single album, titled "We Need Love", will be released on July 19.[22]

Members

Name Position(s) Object[23] 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

Mini albums

Single albums

OSTs

Concerts

Concerts participation

  • KCON 2022 LA (2022)
  • KCON 2022 US Tour (2022)

Filmography

Reality shows

Endorsements

  • LG Household & Health Care (2021)
  • Philips (2021)
  • LENSME (2021)
  • GLASSME (2021)
  • Samantha Thavasa (2021)
  • My Shell (2021)
  • Celluver (2021)

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by STAYC

Trivia

  • Their role model is the girl group Girls' Generation.[25]
  • 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.[26]

Gallery

Main article: STAYC/Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Naver News: Black Eyed Pilseung Girl Group STAYC Unveils Park Si-eun and Isa Debut Prologue
  2. Korea JoongAng Daily: Producer Duo Black Eyed Pilseung to Debut a Girl Group For the First Time
  3. @highup_girls on Twitter (September 9, 2020)
  4. @highup_girls on Twitter (September 9, 2020)
  5. (KR) Naver: 박남정 딸 박시은, 6인조 하이업걸즈로 11월 데뷔…블랙아이드필승 제작
  6. @STAYC_official on Twitter (October 12, 2020)
  7. Naver News: 'Black Eyed Pil-seung Girl Group' STAYC, Seeun-Jae Visuals Revealed
  8. Naver News: STAYC Sumin and Yoon Debut Prologue of 'Black Eyed Pilseung Girl Group' Released
  9. (KR) Naver News: '블랙아이드필승 제작' 스테이씨, 6人 완전체 모습 공개…11월 12일 데뷔
  10. @STAYC_official on Twitter (October 23, 2020)
  11. Soompi: STAYC Announces Official Fan Club Name
  12. Naver News (Korean): '박남정 딸 걸그룹' 스테이씨, 4월 컴백 확정
  13. @STAYC_official on Twitter (March 24, 2021)
  14. (KR) XportsNews: '억대 규모 계약' 스테이씨, 코스메틱 브랜드 광고 모델 발탁 [공식입장]
  15. Soompi: STAYC Confirmed To Be Gearing Up For Comeback
  16. STAYC(스테이씨) on Twitter: STAYC(스테이씨) The 1st Mini Album [STEREOTYPE] Spoiler Image (August 15, 2021)
  17. Watch: STAYC Takes Tearful 1st-Ever Win On “The Show” With “STEREOTYPE”; Performances By fromis_9, PURPLE KISS, And More
  18. Soompi: STAYC Confirmed To Be Preparing For February Comeback
  19. Soompi: Watch: STAYC Drops 1st Teaser For February Comeback With “YOUNG-LUV.COM”
  20. @STAYC_official on Twitter (February 8, 2022)
  21. Allkpop: STAYC announce their July comeback
  22. @STAYC_official on Twitter (July 1, 2022)
  23. Naver: (STAYC) Behind the Scenes of the Prologue Film | Prologue Film Behind
  24. (KOR) 스테이씨, 15일 '우리들의 블루스' 음원 발매…첫 완전체 OST 가창. Xports News (2022-05-14). Retrieved on 2022-05-14.
  25. (KR) Naver: 스테이씨 "블랙아이드필승 든든한 조력자, 조언 격려 많이 해줘" (스타화보)
  26. Koreaboo: STAYC Reveals Past Potential Group Names They Could Have Been And Shocks Fans

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