GWSN (Hangul: 공원소녀; RR: Gongwon Sonyeo; lit. Park Girl), is a South Korean girl group formed by Kiwi Pop, a subsidiary of Kiwi Media Group. The group debuted on September 5, 2018 with their debut extended play The Park in the Night Part One, and members Miya, Seokyoung, Seoryoung, Anne, Minju, Soso and Lena.
GWSN is an abbreviation of Gongwon Sonyeo, “Gongwon”: (lit. Park) a place where men and women of all ages can have fun, heal and dream. Meaning that they want to give fans fun, healing, and dreams through their music. The abbreviation has a separate meaning in English, G stands for ‘Ground’ and WSN stands directional markers ‘West’, ‘South’ and ‘North’. ‘Gong-won’ can also be translated into Gong, meaning Zero in Korean, and Won which represents the English word one; together meaning that when the seven members get together, their will forever be one.
On June 14, 2018, Kiwi Pop, a subsidiary of Kiwi Media Group released a teaser image for their first girl group named GWSN and the opening of their social media accounts with their reveal date set to June 18, 2018. Shortly after, members were each revealed along with a short video and an image starting with Minju, followed by Lena, Anne, Soso, Seoryoung, Miya, and finally Seokyoung – who was a former contestant on Mnet’s Produce 101 TV series, where she came in 30th place.
In order to increase their pre-debut popularity, the group held multiple busking events all over South Korea in public spaces, performed in middle schools and high schools, as well as held live video events on their Facebook and uploaded dance covers of popular songs onto their YouTube.
On July 8, Mnet announced a reality TV show named Got Ya! GWSN featuring all the members of GWSN.
On September 5, 2018, GWSN made their debut with the extended play (EP) The Park in the Night Part One with the lead single, “Puzzle Moon”. They then went onto holding their debut showcase at Yes24 Live Hall, Seoul, South Korea. They officially made their debut on a music program M Countdown on September 6.
On December 14, Seoryoung and Highlight’s Son Dong-woon will be releasing a collaboration digital single titled ‘물들여줘 (Color Me)’.