Le Sserafim: Fearless and Antifragile
Le Sserafim is a South Korean girl group formed by Source Music and Hybe Corporation. The group consists of five members: Sakura, Kim Chae-won, Huh Yun-jin, Kazuha, and Hong Eun-chae. Originally a sextet, Kim Ga-ram left the group on July 20, 2022, after the termination of her exclusive contract. They debuted on May 2, 2022, with their first extended play, "Fearless."
Sakura made her acting debut in 2011, and the same year, she joined the Japanese idol group HKT48 as a first-generation trainee. Kim Chae-won and Huh Yun-jin participated in the reality competition series "Produce 48" in 2018. After finishing in second and tenth place, respectively, Sakura and Kim Chae-won were named to the final lineup of the show's project girl group, Iz*One. Prior to joining the group, Kazuha was a professional ballerina, and Hong Eun-chae was a former student at Def Dance School.
Fearless, Kim Ga-ram's Departure, and Antifragile
Le Sserafim was announced on March 14, and the members were revealed in "The First Moment of Le Sserafim" teasers from April 4 to April 9. Their debut EP, "Fearless," was released on May 2, and pre-orders for the EP surpassed 380,000 copies in sixteen days. On the day of its release, "Fearless" sold more than 175,000 copies. Le Sserafim earned their first music show win on SBS MTV's "The Show" on May 10, eight days after their debut. On July 20, it was announced that Kim Ga-ram would depart from the group due to bullying allegations, and Le Sserafim continued as a five-member group. They released their second EP, "Antifragile," on October 17, which reached number 14 on the Billboard 200, making them the fastest K-pop female group to make a debut on the chart. On November 24, a webtoon inspired by the group's message to "advance without fear," titled "Crimson Heart," was released through Webtoon. On January 25, 2023, Le Sserafim made their Japan debut with the Japanese version of "Fearless."
Le Sserafim is composed of five members: Sakura, Kim Chae-won, Huh Yun-jin, Kazuha, and Hong Eun-chae, with Kim Chae-won as the leader. Kim Ga-ram was formerly part of the group but departed in July 2022.
Le Sserafim has made a name for themselves in the K-pop industry, and fans are eagerly waiting to see what they will achieve next.