She was born as Cho Ha-Seul (Hangul: 조하슬) on August 18, 1997, in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
She debuted on December 8, 2016 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album HaSeul on December 15, 2016.
Early life (1997–2016)Edit
HaSeul was born in Bucheon, South Korea, on August 18, 1997. She is the oldest of two siblings, with one younger brother born in 2002.
In elementary school, HaSeul participated in her school choir, which ignited her love of singing. As a student, HaSeul studied abroad in Sydney, Australia for a month. In high school, she moved to Colorado, USA, and studied for another year. Upon returning to Korea, HaSeul had to stay an extra year in high school due to her time overseas. HaSeul planned to continue with her studies and go to college to study opera.
This plan changed after she was cast by BlockBerryCreative after participating in a singing contest at the recommendation of her music teacher. She passed her audition and became a trainee at the same time as YeoJin and Choerry, in late 2015 or early 2016. She and Choerry lived near each other and would commute to BlockBerry headquarters together.
2016: Reveal, Debut in LOONAEdit
HaSeul trained under BlockBerryCreative for one year before being selected as the third member of LOONA. This came after months of worry for HaSeul, who believed she would never debut when surrounded by so many other talented trainees. HaSeul had no known previous training in dance, and made mistakes during her choreography performance on selection day. However, she was still chosen as the third member of LOONA, which HaSeul couldn’t believe was real, even when traveling to shoot her music video.
On December 8, 2016, the second “Who’s Next Girl?” teaser was released, and HaSeul was revealed as the third member of LOONA that same day. She released her solo single album HaSeul on December 15, 2016, and subsequently debuted as a member of LOONA.
2017: MIXNINE, LOONA 1/3, “Everyday I Love You”Edit
She was revealed to be a member of LOONA’s first sub-unit, LOONA 1/3, on February 14, 2017.
2018: Debut in LOONA Edit
On August 20, HaSeul officially debuted as the leader of the completed group LOONA. She and her members released their mini-album [+ +], along with title track “Hi High”. Although HaSeul had been a lead vocalist of LOONA 1/3, she did not receive many lines or singing time on [+ +].
2019: First comeback, family tragedy, first hiatus Edit
On February 19, 2019, LOONA released [X X], a repackage album of [+ +] featuring new title track “Butterfly”. On February 25, BlockBerryCreative reported that HaSeul’s grandmother had passed away, and that HaSeul would take personal time to grieve. After promotions for [X X] came to an end, BlockBerryCreative officially announced a longer hiatus for HaSeul, which lasted from May 10 to July 9.
2020: Second hiatus Edit
On January 7, 2020, BlockBerryCreative announced that HaSeul would be sitting out promotions of the upcoming album [#] due to mental health concerns. She was said to be diagnosed with “intermittent anxiety symptoms” and would be taking time to focus on her health. Although HaSeul did not contribute to title track “So What” from [#], her voice can still be heard on three of the songs on the album, including lead single “365”.
After LOONA’s first ever music show win on March 12, 2020, HaSeul posted on social media for the first time that year, expressing her thanks to fans.
- HaSeul (2016)
|2017||Do You Remember the First Time We Met?||YouTube||Cho HaSeul (Main)|
|Do You Remember the First Time We Met?|
|2018||Do You Remember the First Time We Met?||Cho HaSeul (Minor)|
Music Video AppearancesEdit
|2017||“Everyday I Love You (feat. HaSeul)”||ViVi||Rapper|
|“Love Cherry Motion”||Choerry||Minor|
- ↑ Master - LOONA 20180928: "No specific species. Just a white bird."
- ↑ /haˈ.sʰɯɭ/, HAH-suul
- ↑ LOONA TV 307
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 loonatheworld “LOONA TV #170” YouTube. 2017.08.10
- ↑ @tracetheworld.180901 fansign account. Twitter. 2018.09.01
- ↑ LOOΠΔ GIRLS (@loonagirls) “180908 Mokdong fansign fanaccounts” 2018.09.08
- ↑ loona-trans “My music teacher paved my path to becoming a singer.” (Orig) Tumblr. 2017.03.12
- ↑ loonatheworld “LOONA TV #40” YouTube. 2016.12.16
- ↑ MIXNINE Episode #1. 2017.10.29
- ↑ cΔsker (@caskerbox) “Haseul’s grandmother passed away last night.” Twitter. 2018.02.25
- ↑ Orrery/nim (@orrery_nim) “Haseul will not be attending LOONA events in the immediate future for personal reasons.” Twitter. 2019.05.10
- ↑ loonatheworld. “Orbits! It's #HaSeul here!” Instagram. 2019.07.09
- ↑ Orrery/nim (@orrery_nim) “From the fancafe” Twitter. 2020.01.07
|HeeJin • HyunJin • HaSeul • ViVi|
|Characters||LOONA 1/3 : HeeJin • HyunJin • HaSeul • ViVi|
|Analysis||Love & Live • Sonatine • Love & Live 2.0|