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Xuan Yi

Wú Xūanyí (Hanja: 吳宣儀), better known as Xuan Yi (선의), was born on January 26, 1995 (age 25) in Haikou, Hainan, China. She is the lead dancer and sub-vocalist of the South Korean-Chinese girl group Cosmic Girls and is a member of its Joy Unit.[1]

HistoryEdit

Xuan Yi was born in Haikou, Hainan, China. She moved to South Korea around 2014 to 2015 and joined Starship Entertainment around the same time too. She was revealed to be a member of Cosmic Girls and its Joy Unit with Eunseo and Yeoreum on December 17, 2015 and proceeded to debut with the group on February 25, 2016 with the release of their debut mini-album Would You Like? and the single "MoMoMo".[5][7]

She was set to make her acting debut in 2018 as Bai Mar Na in the movie Marna, however, the movie was cancelled due to mature themes that could tarnish her career.[citation needed]

In March 2018, she left the promotions for Dreams Come True along with groupmate Mei Qi and returned to China to film for the Chinese version of Produce 101 where she entered as a trainee under Yuehua Entertainment. She placed second with a total of 181,533,349 votes, making her a member of the Chinese girl group Rocket Girls 101.[8] However on August 7, four days before the group's debut, Yuehua Entertainment asked for Xuan Yi and Mei Qi's contracts with Tencent to be terminated due to conflicts concerning the girls' schedules and wellbeing.[8][9] However, on August 17, it was announced that Xuan Yi and Mei Qi would return to the group after an agreement had been settled between the two companies that Rocket Girls 101 would take priority over all members' original groups, unless agreements were reached.[10][11]

DiscographyEdit

OSTsEdit

Title Year Peak Chart Positions Album
CHN
Baidu Chart
CHN
Billboard V Chart
"Confession Song" (告白情歌)
with Cheng Xiao and Mei Qi
2017 Promotional song of Once Again[12]
"—" denotes that it did not chart or was not released in that region

FilmographyEdit

Music VideosEdit

Year Title Artist Role
2015 "Happy New Year" UNIQ Main

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Marna (初恋的滋味) Bai Marna Lead role
Cancelled[citation needed]

Variety ShowsEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2018 Best Friends Perfect Vacation Tencent with Cheng Xiao[13]
Ep. 1-4
Produce 101 Survival show that determined the members of Rocket Girls 101
Placed second[8]
Space Challenge Youku Cast member[citation needed]

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Event Category Result Ref.
2018 Fresh Asia Music 2018 Most Popular Female Singer Won [14]

Official LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Xuan Yi's "MoMoMo" profile. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Profiles on the Official Website. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  3. WJSN Show Episode 5. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  4. WJSN's Mei Qi and Xuan Yi announced as Final Members in Chinese Produce 101 Group Soompi Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Joy Unit Reveal Teaser Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  6. Dream Your Dream αγύρτης Unit teaser. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  7. Cosmic Girls Makes Long-Awaited Debut. Yonhap Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Starship Entertainment and Chinese Produce 101 PD Give Conflicting Reports on Mei Qi and Xuan Yi. All kpop Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  9. Yuehua Entertainment - Joint Statement (In Chinese) Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  10. Cosmic Girls Xuan Yi and Mei Qi to not leave the Chinese Produce 101 group. Yonhap (in Korean) Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  11. Wu Xuanyi, Meng Meiqi, Zi Ning return to Rocket Girls 101! Apologize After 9 Days of Retreat: the Initial Heart Has Not Changed. EToday Starlight Cloud (in Chinese) Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  12. "The Confession Song" is a Once Again theme. The stars pay tribute. Sina (in Chinese) Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  13. "Best Friends' Perfect Vacation" Cheng Xiao and Wu Xuanyi release themselves. Netease (in Chinese) Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  14. Asian New Song List 2018 Annual Festival Sina (In Chinese) Retrieved August 30, 2018.
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