What does Lesserafim mean? HYBE reveals meaning behind new girl group with IZ*ONE members
With two former members of IZ*ONE part of their pre-debut group, HYBE is set to launch their first-ever girl group Le Sserafim in May 2022
On one hand, HYBE is being called out by fans of popular older groups like IZ*ONE, GFriend, NU’EST, and more for allegedly causing their disbandment, but on the other, the label is flourishing and on its way to launching a new K-pop group. On March 25, it was revealed that HYBE was set to launch their first-ever girl group under Source Music. Over the years, HYBE has launched three boy groups including BTS, which has gone on to become the biggest boy band in the world, as well as TXT under their parent label - Big Hit Music.
The label also launched Enhypen in 2020 under their new subsidiary label - Belift Labs. With no girl group making their debut from HYBE over the past decade, fans are wondering what is in store for their new pre-debut girl group Le Sserafim (Lesserafim). It was announced that Le Sserafim is set to have six members, two of whom are former members of IZ*ONE - Miyawaki Sakura and Kim Chaewon - who recently signed exclusive contracts with the label after the termination of their contract with Swing Entertainment.
What does Le Sserafim mean?
On March 28, HYBE officially opened social media accounts for their pre-debut girl group Le Sserafim and it was revealed the name of the group had a special meaning behind it. HYBE stated that Le Sserafim was an anagram for “I am fearless,” a phrase that will also be the motto of the upcoming girl group which will debut under HYBE’s subsidiary label - Source Music. Not only did HYBE launch SNS accounts for Le Sserafim like Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter amongst others, but the label also launched a new Weverse channel for the group which will be joined by four new members along with Miyawaki Sakura and Kim Chaewon.
#LE_SSERAFIM Official Channel Open#르세라핌 공식 채널 오픈— LE SSERAFIM (@le_sserafim) March 27, 2022
Japan Twitter: https://t.co/tdR5YiXU4H
Weibo: https://t.co/BbqK6tYbXT pic.twitter.com/7xF09yrzRw
HYBE also revealed that among the four upcoming members of Le Sserafim, one is already a well-known face - former ‘Produce 48’ contestant Heo Yun Jin. Additionally, two trainees from Source Music would also join the group. Fans are also shocked to find out that the final member of Le Sserafim will be an international trainee who was personally recruited by Source Music’s president So Sung Jin in the Netherlands.
HYBE’s Le Sserafim to debut in May 2022
HYBE announced on March 21 that Le Sserafim was ready to make its debut in May this year and is preparing for a debut as six members. With Miyawaki Sakura and Kim Chaewon already well-known in the K-pop industry and former Produce 48 contestant Heo Yunjin having her own set of fans, the group is set to be a hit amongst other groups just like Starship Entertainment’s IVE, which also consists of two former IZ*ONE members - Yujin and Wonyoung.
Both Sakura and Chaewon took to their Instagram accounts to announce their exclusive contracts with HYBE as Sakura said, “I'm working hard every day in a very good environment to meet the warm staff who help me out. I hope to meet you soon, and I'm working hard to show you a better side.” Chaewon also said, “I put a lot of effort to show an improved image as much as you waited, so please look forward to it and show a lot of good things in the future, so please show a lot of interest and love.”