FEATURED ARTIST: Purple Kiss (퍼플키스)

Purple Kiss (퍼플키스) is a 7 member girl group under RBW Entertainment (home to artists such as Mamamoo, Vromance, Oneus and Onewe). They officially debuted on March 15th, 2021 with the title track ‘Ponzona’ from their 1st EP ‘Into Violet’. Members include: Park Jieun (박지은), Na Goeun (나고은), Dosie (도시), Ireh (이레), Yuki (유키), Chaein (채인) and Swan (수안). Their fandom name is ‘PLORY’ meaning “Purple Kiss + Glory” and their slogan is ‘Purple Kiss on Bloody Top’.

Prior to debut the group was known as ‘365 Practice’ and the whole group appeared as dancers for Onewe’s ‘End of Spring music video along with other cameos from Oneus and AleXa. On June 19, 2020 it was announced that the group would be known as Purple Kiss through a debut trailer featured on ‘395 Practice’ Youtube channel.

On November 26, 2020 they released the first of 2 pre-debut songs, a pop-rock influenced song ‘My Heart Skip a Beat’. Member Swan did not appear on the track nor the music video due to a health hiatus. The song debuted on Big B Radio’s Listeners’ Choice Weekly Top 30 KPOP songs on December 4, 2020 staying for 11 weeks on the chart and peaking at #3 on January 9, 2021. The 2nd of the two pre-debut songs, a ballad ‘Can We Talk Again’ was released on February 3, 2021, it stayed on the Top 30 chart for 6 weeks and peaked at #7. The song featured all 7 members and a few weeks later on February 25th it was announced that the group would finally make their debut. Both pre-debut songs were meant to showcase the group's musical versatility.

Their debut EP ‘Into Violet’ peaked at #11 on Gaon Album charts while Ponzona reached #99 on the Gaon Digital chart. Ponzona debuted on Big B Radio’s Listeners’ Choice Weekly Top 30 KPOP songs on March 20, 2021 and reached #3 on April 3rd. Ponzona also charted at #20 on the KPOP 2021 Mid-Year chart and ranked #46 for the KPOP Top 50 songs of 2021.

The group’s Second EP ‘Hide & Seek’ was released on September 8, 2021 with the title track ‘Zombie’. The song was written by member Yuki and labelmate CyA of Onewe. ‘Hide & Seek’ peaked at #5 on the Gaon Album chart. Zombie stayed on the Listener’s Choice chart for 11 weeks and reached #1 on September 18, 2021, the song also ranked #11 for the KPOP Top 50 songs of 2021. On December 18th the group released a digital winter single titled ‘My My’.

‘MemeM’, the lead track from their 3rd EP of the same name was released on March 29, 2022. It stayed for 11 weeks on the Listeners’ Choice chart and peaked at #6 on April 9, 2022. The song also charted at #31 on the KPOP 2022 Mid-Year chart. Most recently the group released their 4th EP ‘Geekyland’ on July 25, 2022 with the title track ‘Nerdy. You can request Purple Kiss songs and vote for their songs on Big B Radio’s poll.

Article created: 8-31-2022

Special Credit to: @purplekissfiles on twitter

Purple Kiss (퍼플키스) Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RBW_PURPLEKISS 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Purple-Kiss-107594467703100/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/purplekiss_official/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCor8nQnEdMs4eBcU-uVBQ8g/ 

VLive: https://www.vlive.tv/channel/9C3C5F 

Fancafe: https://cafe.daum.net/PURPLEKISS/ 

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