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  1. bonjourmarlene

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    Lightsum is Cube Entertainment's upcoming girl group.

    They revealed their logo and named on April 14th, 2020.

    (Link originally provided by @Merika)

    On April 18th, they started introducing the members officially by releasing trailers featuring two members at a time.

    Members who have been introduced so far:
    Sangah
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    Position: Rapper, lead dancer
    Name in Hangeul: 상아
    Name in Japanese: サンア
    Name in Chinese: 相雅
    Birthday: September 4th, 2002 (18 years old)
    Trivia: TBA

    Juhyeon
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    Position: Main dancer, lead vocal
    Name in Hangeul: 주현
    Name in Japanese: ジュヒョン
    Name in Chinese: 珠贤
    Birthday: April 8th, 2004 (17 years old)
    Trivia: Participated in The Unit and ranked 25th. Also participated in Dancing High and was eliminated in Episode 2. Has been a trainee with Cube Entertainment for 7 years.

    Chowon
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    Full Name: Han Chowon
    Position: Main vocal
    Name in Hangeul: 초원, 한초원
    Name in Japanese: チョウォン、ハン・チョウォン
    Name in Chinese: 霄瑗
    Birthday: September 16th, 2002 (18 years old)
    Trivia: Participated in Produce 48 and ranked 13th.

    Jian
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    Position: Rapper, sub vocal
    Name in Hangeul: 지안
    Name in Japanese: ジアン
    Name in Chinese: 池按
    Birthday: November 14th, 2006 (14 years old)
    Trivia: Youngest of the group ('maknae')

    Nayoung
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    Full Name: Kim Nayoung
    Position: Main vocal, lead dancer
    Name in Hangeul: 나영, 김나영
    Name in Japanese: ナヨン、キム・ナヨン
    Name in Chinese: 娜英
    Birthday: November 30th, 2002 (18 years old)
    Trivia: Participated in Produce 48 and ranked 21st. She was part of the agency Banana Culture then, and has since joined Cube Entertainment.

    Huiyeon
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    Position: Sub vocal
    Name in Hangeul: 휘연
    Name in Japanese: フィヨン
    Name in Chinese: 徽姸
    Birthday: August 1st, 2005 (15 years old)
    Trivia: TBA

    Hina
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    Position: Sub vocal
    Name in Hangeul: 히나
    Name in Japanese (katakana): ヒナ
    Name in Japanese (kanji): 阳菜
    Birthday: April 7th, 2003 (18 years old)
    Trivia: TBA

    Yujeong
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    Full Name: Lee Yujeong
    Position: Sub vocal
    Name in Hangeul: 유정, 이유정
    Name in Japanese: ユジョン、イ・ユジョン
    Name in Chinese: 宥姃
    Birthday: June 14th, 2004 (16 years old)
    Trivia: Participated in Produce 48 and placed 51st. She was signed with CNC Entertainment then. She left CNC Entertainment shortly after and signed with STARDIUM. She left STARDIUM in early 2020 and later joined Cube Entertainment.

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    In a shocking twist (though apparently it was rumoured) Kim Nayoung who got #21 on PD48 has also been revealed as a member of Lightsum, alongside a new face: Huiyeon.
    Nayoung was in Nako's Love Whisper team, performed Merry Chri for the position evaluation, and Rollin' Rollin' for the group evaluation. She's nicknamed Bananayoung since her company during PD48 was Banana Culture.

    According to a redditor there's a rumour that the group will have two more members based on a list of birth dates. PD48 Lee Yujeong is already rumoured, but apparently the 8th supposed member is also from PD48 and was photographed with Chowon at some point. The redditor did not remember who it was however, so we'll just have to wait and see.
     
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    I'm so happy about that, she was one of my favourites and I really thought, I'd never see her again :cute:
     
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    Six members have been revealed so far – and I'm really happy Nayoung is one of them! Do we know how many there will be in total?
     
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    The rumor with the birthdates (which I don't know how credible it is) has 8. There are at least two individuals who are rumored to be in the group as well, though I'd note that Sangah, Jian and Huiyeon were completely new from what I've heard.
    Peoole are wondering if there will be any foreign members since both CLC and (G)I-dle has some. 8 does seem like a reasonable number.
     
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    if there are more members, I believe they should be revealed in a few hours. as of the time i'm writing this post, it's been ~19h since nayoung and huiyeon were revealed, so if they keep at it daily, we'll know soon. although i suppose, if they reveal 2 more members soon, we won't know until tomorrow if 8 is the final number or whether there'll be more.

    i personally prefer uneven numbers because they make for better choreographies (you can have 1 girl in the centre), but then again blackpink, loona, iz*one, mamamoo and the groups you've mentioned work well with even numbers. (and many more)
     
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    Yeah the profiles are released at 00 KST every day. My guess is the last one will have everyone so we'll know the number then.
    3 more hours! I'll be at work and won't be able to check :cry2:
     
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    Here's the profile film of the latest two members to be announced, Hina & Yujeong:



    Looking at info just posted to Reddit, Yujeong is Lee Yujeong who ranked #51 in PD48. As for Hina there doesn't yet seem to be much information about her - she's believed to be Japanese but as yet it would appear that there's no official confirmation of her exact details.
     
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    All of the members' individual tweets are stylised as follows:

    PROFILE PHOTO: Name in Hangeul (Name in Romaji)
    #LIGHTSUM #라잇썸
    #HangeulName #RomajiName
    #JapaneseName #ChineseName

    The Japanese is written in Katakana and the Chinese is written in hanzi.

    Hina's "Chinese" name is written as 阳菜. This supports the fact that she is Japanese, since those characters are not pronounced as Hina in Chinese. However, they are pronounced as Hina if you think of it as kanji rather than hanzi. All the other members' Chinese names are pronounced in the way you'd read it in Chinese, Hina is the only exception.

    Even if she's not been raised in Japan, she has a Japanese name and most likely Japanese origins.
     
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    The leader tends to be the oldest in k-pop; so going only by age it would be Sangah. However Chowon is second oldest and she has experience. And then there's Juhyeon who has been a Cube trainee for 7 years which I think is the longest out of all the members.

    For trivia: Juhyeon came in 25th on The Unit, a survival show. She was also on Dancing High where she was eliminated in the second episode.

    There's a lot of sub vocals in the group :^^;: Hopefully they'll have a good amount of lines/screentime anyway.
     
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    Thanks for both of that, I've added positions and trivia to the top post!!

    7 years... that means she joined Cube when she was 9 or 10 :blink:

    I was also gonna say Sangah is the oldest so maybe she'll become the leader but there's three of them born in 2002 (Sangah and Chowon only have 12 days difference and Nayoung's also only 2 months younger). So it's really hard to say in this case! I hope we'll be able to learn a bit about them and maybe even see in the form of a variety show or group trip who'll be picked as the leader.
     
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    YuJeong didn't get noticed at all in that rigged show. I was hoping she was the exorcist girl but it turns out she is the really cute dango-haired girl from the then CNC maknaes.
     
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    U Cube Lightsum Club Open
     
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    Debut Trailer: Intro


    CUBE re-titled the dance covers a while back, revealing that video 1 was Juhyeon, 2 was Juhyeon + Chowon, and 3 was Juhyeon + Chowon + Sangah!
     
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    They starting to upload members character film. The first one is Juhyeon


    By the way you can enter lightsum first video call contest by registering to the U Cube website (forum for all cube artists) and upload lightsum debut trailer screenshoot.
    https://twitter.com/CUBE_LIGHTSUM/status/1389052122600144901
     
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    Hina and Huiyeon Character Film


    Cube is also posting PR Interview videos with all of the girls, a couple of hours(?) after the Character films go up
    Juhyeon
    Hina
    Huiyeon
     
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    Sangah and Yujeong Character Film
     
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    Chowon, Nayoung & Jian Character film


    Jian rapping is so good and make you forget she's the maknae
     
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