Woollim Entertainment‘s highly anticipated new girl group LOVELYZ has debuted on music programs without a hitch, remaining unaffected by the recent controversy surrounding member Seo Jisoo.
The seven ladies made their first television appearance as a group on the November 13 broadcast of Mnet‘s M! Countdown, delighting fans with performances of “Goodbye Chapter 1,” and their album’s title track “Candy Jelly Love.” They then appeared on KBS‘s Music Bank, MBC‘s Music Core, followed by SBS‘s Inkigayo.
LOVELYZ is an eight member group, consisting of Baby Soul, Ji Ae, JIN, Mijoo, Kei, Jisoo, Yejin and Sooyoung. A few of the members have been busy entertaining fans before their official debut as a group, with Baby Soul, Jin and and Ji Ae releasing songs and appearing in features for Infinite H. Woollim’s strategy of gradually creating suspense and anticipation with solo debuts and pre-released songs has evidentally paid off, as LOVELYZ has officially taken the top spot for having the most amount of fan café members out of the girl groups who have debuted within 2014. This includes SM Entertainment‘s latest group Red Velvet, who, despite having debuted 3 months earlier, has approximately 1600 less fan café members than LOVELYZ.
It is also evident, through the fan café statistics, that the controversy surrounding Seo Jisoo has not affected the group as a whole. However, it is quite obvious that she, herself, is going through a difficult time, with Woollim announcing that she is currently undergoing psychological treatment and will continue to be absent from promotions until further notice.
Check out LOVELYZ’s music video for their title track “Sweet Jelly Love” if you haven’t done so!
Source: Daily Korea