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[News] LOONA Japanese Debut Info (210827)

The Korean 12-member girl group LOONA (Girl of the Month), who is drawing attention from around the world, will start early digital distribution of Japan's debut single "HULA HOOP / StarSeed~ Kakusei~" on September 15th (Wed)! Album release on October 20th (Wed)!


LOONA (Girl of the Month) is a big project that took about 2 years to make their group debut with 12 members in August 2018, with new members being released one by one from September 2016. They released songs in solo -> unit -> full group, and attracted attention not only in Korea but also overseas, such as the United States, with new concepts and strategies not found in previous idol groups. Released in Korea last year, the mini-album '12:00' (Midnight) was the first girl group from a small/mid-sized company to chart in the Billboard main chart 'Billboard 200', was No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in 51 countries, including the United States. They were the first K-Pop girl group to succeed in charting on the North American radio chart 9 weeks in a row, solidifying their position as a global girl group. Even their latest mini album '&', released this year, was No. 1 on the US iTunes album chart. They are a 12-member girl group currently on the rise, with all five albums released so far topping the US iTunes charts.


When LOONA's Japan debut was announced at the end of June, LOONA (Girl of the Month) received a lot of attention, such as trending at No. 4, but the details of their Japan debut songs are now finally announced. The Japan debut single is the Double A-side Single "HULA HOOP / StarSeed~ Kakusei~".


The composer of "HULA HOOP" is Ryan S. Jhun, a songwriter who is currently attracting attention in the Korean music scene, and the lyrics are written by AKIRA, a music creator from Japan. It is a song that will turn a new page for LOONA.

In addition, the composer of the other song "StarSeed~ Kakusei~" is Mr. Kubonaoki, who is attracting attention as a young composer and arranger, and the lyrics were written by Su, the vocalist & guitarist of SILENT SIREN. It is a song that transcends the barrier between K-pop and J-pop. The coupling will include the previously streamed PTT (Paint The Town) Japanese Ver., and HULA HOOP City Pop Ver.


The early digital distribution of "HULA HOOP / StarSeed~ Kakusei~" will start 0:00 on September 15th (Wed), prior to the release of the CD, so fans should definitely check it out.


The CD release of "HULAHOOP / StarSeed~ Kakusei~" will be on October 20th (Wed), and CD purchasers will be given the privilege to apply to meet LOONA (Girl of the Month) online, so check the official website of Universal Music for details.


LOONA (Girl of the Month), who is attracting global attention, is finally making their debut in Japan.



[Product information]

<CD contents>

* First limited edition A, B, Regular edition, UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE edition (Common)

01. HULA HOOP

02. StarSeed ~ Kakusei ~

03. PTT (Paint The Town) Japanese Ver.

04. HULA HOOP citypop Ver.


First Press Limited Edition A (CD + DVD) UPCH-89416 / 2,750 yen (tax included)

* Tall case specifications 

* Trading card (12 member solos / 1 group, 1 of 13 types randomly included)

* Application lottery bonus serial number included

<DVD contents>

StarSeed~ Kakusei~ Music Video & HULA HOOP Making


First Press Limited Edition B (CD + DVD) UPCH-89462 / 2,750 yen (tax included)

* Tall case specifications 

* Trading card (12 member solos / 1 group, 1 of 13 types randomly included)

* Application lottery bonus serial number Included

<DVD contents>

LOONA Channel vol. 1 recording


Regular edition (first press) (CD only) UPCH-89461 / 1,430 yen (tax included)



[First Press Limited Edition A] / [First Press Limited Edition B] / [Normal Edition (First Press)] Common application lottery benefits

Each of the above contains 1 serial number to apply 1 time. (Multiple applications allowed)

* Application methods and event details other than those listed below will be announced at a later date.


<Prize A> All LOONA Members Online Meet & Greet (100 people)

★ Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021

* For online events, use the WithLIVE Meet & Greet app.

* Meet & Greet is scheduled for about 20 seconds for each member, about 4 minutes total.


<Prize B> Autographed Polaroid (20 each member = 240 people in total)

* You can select your desired member in the application.


<Prize C> Clear file [Size: A5] (200 people)




UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE editions

* Picture Label specifications for each member 

* 1 type of trading card included (1 trading card matching the member on the cover included)


Heejin edition PDCN-5034 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Hyunjin edition PDCN-5035 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Haseul edition PDCN-5036 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Yeojin edition PDCN-5037 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Vivi edition PDCN-5038 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Kim Lip edition PDCN-5039 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Jinsoul edition PDCN-5040 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Choerry edition PDCN-5041 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Yves edition PDCN-5042 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Chuu edition PDCN-5043 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Go Won edition PDCN-5044 / 1,430 yen (tax included)

Olivia Hye edition PDCN-5045 / 1,430 yen (tax included)


[UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE Limited Edition] [12 types set] Version (Boxset)

★ Original item: [12 member types] Storage BOX

★ First-come-first-served item: Serial number for application lottery x 12 points

★ UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE original item: Poster [B2 size] × 1 sheet


[First Press Limited Edition A] [First Press Limited Edition B] [Normal Edition (First Press)] Versions

★ UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE Original Bonus: Poster [B2 size]



[UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE Limited Edition] Application lottery benefits

Customers who purchase [UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE Edition] (any of the 12 member versions) will receive a serial code to participate in the online event application lottery. You can apply one time per serial code (multiple applications allowed).

* Application methods and event details other than those listed below will be announced at a later date.

● Sales period: August 27, 2021 (Fri) 18:00 to October 24, 2021 (Sun) 23:59


<Prize A> LOONA Individual Member Online Meet & Greet (30 people per member = 360 people in total)

★ Date: November 13, 2021 (Sat)

* For online events, use the WithLIVE Meet & Greet app.

* The Meet & Greet is about 1 minute long.

* You can select a desired member when applying.


<Prize B> LOONA Online member individual 2-shot photo session (30 people per member = 360 people in total)

★ Date: November 13, 2021 (Sat)

* For online events, use the WithLIVE Meet & Greet app.

* 2-shot photo session is about 30 seconds long.

* You can select the desired member when applying.


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