They debuted on February 22, 2022, with the single album “AD MARE“.
The agency introduced the 7 members of NMIXX—which was then tentatively called JYPn—through a series of dance videos and song covers. And that the new girl group will be managed exclusively in JYP's newest division 'SQU4D' under Lee Ji Young, who is the first female director for the company.
III. Pre-debut History
On July 8, 2021, SNS accounts for 'JYPn' were opened and a teaser titled "Blind Package" was revealed. Announcing the launch of JYP's new girl group debuting in February 2022.
This will be the first Korean girl group the agency creates in three years since ITZY debuted in February 2019.
The letter "n" in "JYPn", contains many meanings such as "next," "now," "new," and the symbol of an unknown quantity "n".
JYP will also carry out a unique marketing method called a 'Blind Package,’ where the agency will pre-sell a limited edition of the new girl group’s debut single album without revealing any information about the group.
Quote from JYP
"We will present a different paradigm by adding attempts and developments to our know-how that we have been working on for many years," JYP said.
It can only be purchased for 10 days between July 16-25, and packages consisting of limited edition CDs, photo books, photo cards, posters, premium membership cards, and random polaroids will be sent at the group's debut next February.
Furthermore, JYP Entertainment created a new division within their company to produce the new girl group. The new division will be led by Lee Ji Young, who became the company’s first female director.
She helped cast and recruit Sohee, Nichkhun, Jia, Mark, Jackson, Yugyeom, IU, Gu Hara, Hyuna, Nam Jihyun, Suzy, Hyorin, Dasom, Sunmi, TWICE‘s Sana, Jeongyeon, Jihyo and Tzuyu, DAY6‘s Young K, Stray Kids’ Felix and so forth.
Then on July 27, 2021, JYP Entertainment reported that JYPn "Blind Package" had sold 60,000 copies after its pre-order ended.
And on August 6, 2021, JYP Entertainment released a video of 3 of the members; Jinni, Jiwoo, and Kyujin's 'Press' dance cover on the JYPn Youtube channel.
IV. The Members
Real Name: Choi Yunjin (최윤진)
Stage Name: Jinni (지니)
Position: Vocalist, Rapper & Dancer
Birthday: April 16, 2004
Age: 17 years old
Real Name: Kim Jiwoo (김지우)
Stage Name: Jiwoo (지우)
Position: Rapper, Vocalist & Dancer
Birthday: April 13, 2005
Age: 16 years old
Real Name: Jang Gyujin (장규진)
Stage Name: Kyujin (규진)
Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Dancer & Maknae
Birthday: May 26, 2006
Age: 15 years old
Real Name: Seol Yoon Ah (설윤아)
Stage Name: Sullyoon (설윤)
Position: Vocalist & Dancer
Birthday: January 26, 2004
Age: 17 years old
Real Name: Bae Jin Sol (배진솔)
Stage Name: Bae (배이)
Position: Vocalist & Dancer
Birthday: December 28, 2004
Real Name: Oh Hae-won (오해원)
Stage Name: Haewon (해원)
Position: Leader & Vocalist
Birthday: February 25, 2003
Real Name: Lily Morrow (릴리 진 머로우)
Stage Name: Lily M (릴리)
Birthday: October 17, 2002
V. Music Videos
Lily's high note change:
VIII. Pre-debut Qualifying Videos:
Jinni was a JYP trainee since she was 11 years old. She was also the female actress in Nichkhun's "Lucky Charm" music video.
Jiwoo was part of DASTREET DANCE and performed Momoland's "BBoom BBoom".
Kyujin was under WithBill Dance Academy and performed Tinashe "Superlove".
And at 12 years old she covered 2NE1's "Lonely".
She is the JYP trainee everybody was waiting for. She gained fame through her time on the audition program K-Pop star.
Her beautiful vocals and clear voice are what pushed her to the top and she became a JYP trainee.
- NMIXX’s fandom name is NSWER. It's an acronym for North, South, East, West, and Route, meaning that NMIXX will find the “Route” and “answer” together with their fans.
- NMIXX was crowned 'The Best K-pop Spanish Speakers' by Hello82.
- NMIXX's MBTI is 6 extroverts with 1 introvert. Can you guess who is the 'I' lol?
- Lily participated in K-pop Star Season 4, and came in 4th place, winning a trainee contract with JYPE.
- Sullyoon loves to bake. She bakes cookies and treats for her members.
- Sullyoon and Haewon are fluent in Spanish and are keeping up with their studies.
- BAE loves to collect berets.
- BAE is a snack-a-holic.
- Jinni favourite colour is pink. She loves anything pink.
- BAE is good at world play, playing with words.
- Haewon was bullied in Middle School and was teased a lot for her name. Students would compare her name, Oh Haewon to Oh-Baek-Won (five hundred won).
- Jinni has the 'eldest daughter vibe'. As she takes care of the members well and is good at waking Yoon (Sullyoon) up every morning lol.
- Jinni and Sullyoon are roommates.
- Haweon's older sister influenced her to be a K-pop singer.
- BAE always wanted to be a singer! She was 'born-to-be an idol'. Since she was small, she would sing and dance. Especially, when she visited a family ceremony lol.
- Lily loves reading.
- Kyujin's talent is copying Britney Spears voice.
- Lily is a HUGE fan of Taylor Swift. She can even guess her song titles by listening to them for 1 second!
- Kyujin's cute little face and piercing eyes are her fan-attracting point.
- When Sullyoon was in the 3rd grade in Middle School, there was a special lecture teacher who knew a JYP employee and introduced her to JYP. They immediately sent her an audition to come in.
- JYP held an audition in 2017 called the 'Girl Group Audition'. They held it for 3 days and Haewon was selected.
- Jiwoo said her side profile is beautiful.
- Haewon loves the artist, The Weeknd.
- Jinni's vocal audition to JYP was Apink's 'NONONO' and for her dancing she did Jazz.
- Jiwoo wants to collaborate with ITZY.
- Sullyoon performed Momoland's 'Wonderful Love' and covered Taeyeon's '11:11' & Ailee's 'Singing Got Better' as her vocal audition.
- Sullyoon loves TWICE and her bias is Sana.
- Haewon wants NMIXX to have a long-lasting career like SNSD and TWICE.
- Jiwoo is the loudest member in the waiting room.
- Bae, Lily and Haewon are roommates.
- Jiwoo is cute off-stage.
- Jiwoo and Kyujin are roommates.
- Get to know more of the girl's personalities through their 'PICK NMIXX' Youtube Series.