Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Rookie group SECRET NUMBER talks about their role model APINK and their wish to be in top 100 on Music Chart in the debut showcase.

Girl group SECRET NUMBER, including the first Indonesian member of K-pop group, will make their debut. From the combination, the new Secret Number challenged themselves to become a long-lived girl group, and talk about their role model as Apink.

At 2 p.m. on May 19th, a showcase was held at Ilji Art Hall in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul to commemorate the release of Secret Number's first single "Who Dis?"

Secret Number is a five-member girl group composed of Leah, Sudam, Jinhee, Dita and Dennis. All five have different nationalities, as they claim to be "global girl groups." Leah has Japanese, Sudam has Korean, and Jinhee has dual nationality, while Dita has Indonesian and Dennis has U.S. nationality. "We are the only girl group that has different nationality," Leah said. All the foreign members knew how to communicate in Korean.

Sudam who born in Seoul, explained the meaning of the group's secret number. "People often make passwords with special numbers. Like those passwords, it means that we want to remain as special beings. The Secret Number logo is modeled after an input window for entering passwords. "The five stars in the input window mean the members, and they also expressed their ambition to present a great performance that can earn five stars," Sudam said.

The dance of 'Who Dis?' was made by choreographer Bae Yoonjung. Jinhee said, "I wasn't scared because it was my second time meeting choreographer Bae Yoonjung.", she said, 'My sister said that Bae Yoonjung who made hit dances such as Brown Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra," EXID's "Up and Down," Kara's "Mr." and T-ara's "Bo Peep Bo Peep," is said to have created "Ping Pong Dance" for the secret number "Who Dis?" Dita explained, "There is a part in the hook that uses the neck like ping pong, so it's called 'ping pong dance.'

The members also revealed their position in the team. Dennis, the youngest from Texas in the U.S., said she plays the part as main vocalist, Dita is the main dancer, Sudam is pretty visual, Jinhee is the rapper and Leah is the oldest sister like the manager.

The oldest member, Leah, said that Secret Number's role model is Apink. Leah said, "I admire Apink's strong performances even after nine years. We also want to be active like that," she said. She chose the Rookie of the Year award as her goal this year. Dennis, who graduated from the same high school as pop singer Beyonce and is a junior of Beyonce, said, "I want to make it to the top 100 on the music charts. Many K-pop seniors have opened the door to the U.S., so I hope we can go to the Grammy Awards someday."