Everything You Need To Know About the South Korean Girl Group Hot Issue!
South Korea is very famous for many K-pop groups that debut from time to time, and now they are still competing with each other to get the best titles and enough promotion from their respective agencies to be K-pop stars later.
In this article, you will find more detailed information about one of the K-pop girl groups that was formed by a former JYP and Cube Entertainment chairman. This girl group has 7 members who are very talented. Who are they? Without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about Hot Issue’s full profile, fun facts, and latest news in the article below!
Hot Issue Nahyun Profile
Real Name: Kang Na-hyun (Hangul: 강나현)
Stage Name: Nahyun (Hangul: 나현)
Birth: January 25, 2002
Star Sign: Aquarius
Position in the Group: Leader, Vocalist
Hot Issue Nahyun Facts
- Hot Issue’s Nahyun is from South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
- Hot Issue’s Nahyun attended High Up Vocal Academy
- Hot Issue’s Nahyun was accepted in the first round of auditions for JYP Entertainment, FNC Entertainment, Jellyfish Entertainment, WM Entertainment, and Starship Entertainment
- Hot Issue’s Nahyun is a former trainee of Cube Entertainment (2016) and Source Music (2017)
- Hot Issue’s Nahyun is friends with Bada from HINAPIA and Dia from PIXY
Hot Issue Mayna Profile
Real Name: Shào Xī Mēng Nā (邵西蒙那)
Stage Name: Mayna (Hangul: 메이나)
Birth: May 12, 2000
Star Sign: Taurus
Height: 170 cm (5’7″
Weight: 47 kg (107 lbs)
Position in the Group: Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
Hot Issue Mayna Facts
- Hot Issue’s Mayna has lived in Spain
- Hot Issue’s Mayna’s parents are from Zhejiang
- Hot Issue’s Mayna can speak Chinese, Korean, and Spanish
- Hot Issue’s Mayna was a trainee under Yuehua Entertainment, Yin Yuetai, and SDT Entertainment
- Hot Issue’s Mayna was a Produce 101 China contestant finishing at rank 54
Hot Issue Hyeongshin Profile
Real Name: Kim Hyeong-shin (Hangul: 김형신)
Stage Name: Hyeongshin (Hangul: 형신)
Birth: May 3, 2002
Star Sign: Taurus
Height: 167 cm (5’5”)
Blood Type: O
Position in the Group: Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer
Hot Issue Hyeongshin Facts
- Hot Issue’s Hyeongshin’s hobbies are exercising, listening to music, and watching movies
- Hot Issue’s Hyeongshin can speak English
- Hot Issue’s Hyeongshin plays tennis and basketball
- Hot Issue’s Hyeongshin lived in Australia as a child
- Hot Issue’s Hyeongshin was a contestant on Mnet’s CAP-TEEN where she ranked #7
Hot Issue Dana Profile
Real Name: Jang Da-Na (Hangul: 장다나)
Stage Name: Dana (Hangul: 장다나)
Birth: December 25, 2003
Star Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: A
Position in the Group: Vocalist, Rapper
Hot Issue Dana Facts
- Hot Issue’s Dana can compose and write lyrics and was credited on the group’s B-side “Hide in the Dark”
- Hot Issue’s Dana is a former trainee of YG Entertainment
- Hot Issue’s Dana’s MBTI is ENFP
- Hot Issue’s Dana’s nickname is Snowball
- Hot Issue’s Dana’s baptismal name is Anisia
Hot Issue Yewon Profile
Real Name: Park Ye-won (Hangul: 박예원)
Stage Name: Yewon (Hangul: 예원)
Birth: January 11, 2004
Star Sign: Capricorn
Height: 169.8 cm (5’7″)
Position in the Group: Vocalist
Hot Issue Yewon Facts
- Hot Issue’s Yewon appeared on Global Junior Show (스타 주니어쇼 붕어빵) in 2013
- Hot Issue’s Yewon is a former trainee of Fave Entertainment
- Hot Issue’s Yewon is a former member of FAVE GIRLS
- Hot Issue’s Yewon and Nahyun are roommates
- Hot Issue’s Yewon’s nicknames are Best Singer Kuromi and Baby Pine Marten
Hot Issue Yebin Profile
Real Name: Kim Yebin (Hangul: 김예빈)
Stage Name: Yebin (Hangul: 예빈)
Birth: November 1, 2004
Star Sign: Scorpio
Position in the Group: Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer
Hot Issue Yebin Facts
- Hot Issue’s Yebin is a former trainee of Source Music
- Hot Issue’s Yebin attended ON Music Academy
- Hot Issue’s Yebin can belly dance
- Hot Issue’s Yebin has two hamsters
- Hot Issue’s Yebin’s hobby is to balance on a gym ball
Hot Issue Dain Profile
Real Name: Jeong Dain (Hangul: 정다인)
Stage Name: Dain (Hangul: 다인)
Birth: December 15, 2004
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 166.6 cm (5’5”)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Position in the Group: Rapper, Dancer, Maknae
Hot Issue Dain Facts
- Hot Issue’s Dain was a contestant on Mnet’ CAP-TEEN where she ranked #43
- Hot Issue’s Dain earned a GED to complete her education rather than graduate high school
- Hot Issue’s Dain’s hobbies are taking photos of foods and playing the gayageum
- Hot Issue’s Dain is a former trainee of P-NATION Entertainment
- Hot Issue’s Dain’s nickname is Apeach
Hot Issue Debut
Hot Issue officially announced its debut date! On April 7, 2021, Hot Issue released the first teaser and new details for its upcoming debut. The group’s first mini album, ISSUE MAKER, was released on April 28, 2021, at 6 p.m.
Hot Issue is a girl group created by S2 Entertainment, a new agency led by Cube Entertainment’s co-founder and former chairman Hong Seung-sung who has successfully debuted popular groups such as 4Minute and BEAST.
The agency previously revealed that the “HOT” in the name stands for “Honest,” “Outstanding,” and “Terrific.” HOT ISSUE has 7 members, namely Nahyun who is also the leader, Mayna, Hyeongshin, Dana, Yewon, Yebin, and Dain who is also the maknae of the group.
On April 28, 2021, Hot Issue released their debut title song “GRATATA” which is a ratchet-style, up-tempo dance song with an impressive whistling sound with an edge, and the intense synth and percussion sounds add to the intensity of the song.
Hot Issue conveys strong energy and confident aspirations to capture the hearts of listeners by transforming into a sniper that captures the public through “GRATATA” which is also an onomatopoeic word for gunshots.
Hot Issue raised expectations by exceeding 5 million views in 4 days after the release of its song. The group then achieved 10 million views on the same day, breaking the record of the debut song “GRATATA” and proving that they will be a K-pop icon attracting attention around the world.
Hot Issue Debut Performances
K-pop groups have great opportunities to promote by attending several events such as a comeback or debut stage, busking in public, fansign events, showcases, and concerts. With every performance that they show off, there will be great potential to attract the attention of many people, including getting more support from their fans.
Let’s learn more about Hot Issue’s debut and watch their stage performances below!
On April 29, 2021, Hot Issue held a showcase to commemorate the release of their debut album ISSUE MAKER at Yes24 Live Hall in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. The seven members were present at that time and presented a stage performance that seemed strong for a girl group. Girl groups usually debut with a cute and colorful concept, but Hot Issue brought another concept to the stage.
On April 29, 2021, Hot Issue held its debut stage on Mnet’s M Countdown that was very energetic and powerful. The seven members who debuted under S2 Entertainment looked very fierce while showing their dance skills at the intro stage before continuing their performance with “GRATATA.”
On April 30, 2021, Hot Issue held its debut stage that was aired on KBS’ Music Bank with its debut single titled “GRATATA.” Previously, the group performed an intro performance with very energetic dance moves, but at this stage, they immediately performed their debut single, and their outfits were on point and looked fresh.
On May 5, 2021, Hot Issue held another comeback stage that was aired on Show Champion. This debut stage looked different because Hot Issue appeared wearing different outfits of army costumes which were made very feminine and comfortable for each member to wear while dancing on stage.
On May 4, 2021, Hot Issue held its debut stage on The Show by performing “GRATATA” with the same concept as its debut showcase which included an intro and a performance of the debut title track. In this performance, Hot Issue looks different because they wear a new and more colorful concept than before
On May 23, 2021, Hot Issue held its debut stage and performed on SBS’ Inkigayo with its debut single titled “GRATATA.” This appearance looks different from the others because they appear in new costumes that look beautiful in soft pink and look more feminine than before with their very strong and fierce image.
What do you think about Hot Issue’s debut performances?
Well, that is all of the information about Hot Issues and everything about them. Let’s keep giving them a lot of support so that their careers will shine even brighter in the future. If you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another interesting article from Byeol Korea!