Kep1er’s Debut Date Postponed – DETAILS (December 2022)
Despite the anticipation for Kep1er’s debut at an all-time high, Wake One and Swing Entertainment had to postpone the group’s debut after a staff tested positive for COVID-19 on the 4th of December. While the new debut date is currently uncertain, the agencies have promised to announce Kep1er’s debut date soon.
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Girls Planet 999 and Kep1er
Formed of the nine winning members of the internationally successful Mnet survival idol program “Girls Planet 999,” the debut of girl group Kep1er is one of the most anticipated events in K-Pop at the moment.
The upcoming debut album is titled “FIST IMPACT and will include all nine Kep1er members: Yujin, Mashiro, Xiaoting, Chaehyun, Dayeon, Hikaru, Huening Bahiyyih, Youngeun, and Yeseo.
What is Girls Planet 999?
Girls Planet 999 (often shortened to GP 999) was a competition program broadcast in 2021. During the program, 99 idol trainees: 33 Korean trainees, 33 Japanese trainees, and 33 Chinese trainees competed for a spot in the final line-up, with fans voting for their favorites after each round.
The program tested the girls’ singing, rapping, and performance skills before fans around the globe voted for the final nine members.
Kep1er Debut Date Postponed
While the group was planning to debut their first album on the 14th of December, Kep1er’s agencies Wake One / Swing Entertainment have postponed the debut date after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
Although thankfully all the Kep1er members have tested negative for the virus, the companies had to, for safety, postpone all of Kep1er’s schedules. In a message to the fans, the agencies wrote the following:
“None of them are showing any signs of the virus”
“Staff members who underwent COVID-19 testing all tested negative, and those who are still waiting for their results are currently in self-quarantine. For the safety of everyone, we called off the group’s scheduled events, which means we also have to postpone Kep1er’s debut. We are sorry to deliver this news.”
“We will do our best to ensure that our singers and the staff work in the safest environment possible.”Wake One Entertainment and Swing Entertainment
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