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Cheng Xiao
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Cheng Xiao in March 2018
Born (1998-07-15) July 15, 1998 (age 25)
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2016–present
  • Starship
  • Yuehua
Chinese name
Hanyu Pinyin Chéng Xiāo
Korean name
Revised Romanization Seong So
McCune–Reischauer Sŏng So

Cheng Xiao (Chinese: 程潇; Hangul: 성소, born July 15, 1998) is a Chinese singer, dancer and actress currently active in China since 2018, and well known as a member of South Korean-Chinese girl group WJSN.

Early life

Cheng was born on July 15, 1998, in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong. She has a younger sister, Cheng Chen (程晨). Cheng studied in Shenzhen Art School, and graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul in 2016, where she studied under the Department of Practical Dance.


2015–2016: Debut with WJSN

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Cheng Xiao, June 2016

On December 10, 2015, Cheng was revealed as one of the members of WJSN's Wonder Unit. On December 21, she released a Christmas cover of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" with WJSN by Mariah Carey through JuseTV's YouTube Channel.

Cheng debuted with WJSN on February 25, 2016, with the release of their debut mini album Would You Like?, including the title tracks "Mo Mo Mo" and "Catch Me".

In August 2016, Cheng, together with fellow group mates Exy, SeolA, Soobin, Eunseo, Yeoreum, and Dayoung, teamed up with label mate Monsta X to form the unit "Y-Teen", a project unit group that will be promoting as CF models for KT's phone fare service.

On September 14, she was proclaimed winner of Pitch King, and on September 15, she won gold for the rhythmic gymnastics segment during the Idol Star Athletics Championships XII.

Cheng along with GFriend's Eunha, Oh My Girl's YooA, Gugudan's Nayoung and Momoland's Nancy formed a special project group named "Sunny Girls" for Inkigayo's Music Crush Project. They released their single, "Taxi" on November 27, 2016.

On January 30, 2017, Cheng participated in the Idol Star Athletics Championships XIII, where she won a bronze medal during the rhythmic gymnastics segment.

2017–present: Solo activities

In 2017, Cheng was a cast member of SBS' Law of the Jungle.

In 2018, Cheng was a cast member and dance mentor in the reality survival show Idol Producer. The same year, she was cast in her first costume drama, Legend of Awakening. In November 2018, Cheng released her first solo song "If Love", an OST for online game Xuanyuan Sword which debuted at No. 3 in QQ Music.

In 2020, Cheng acted in her first drama, Detective Chinatown.

In January 2021, Cheng debuted as a solo artist, with the Single "Focus X". Throughout the year, she was also cast as the main role in various dramas such as the Chinese e-sport romance comedy television series Falling Into Your Smile.



List of singles, showing year released, selected chart positions, and name of the album
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

As lead artist
"Focus-X" 2021 colspan="2" 0TBA Focus-X
"Lonely Beauty" 2022 colspan="2" 0TBA Lonely Beauty
(with Eunha, YooA, Cheng Xiao, Nayoung and Nancy as Sunny Girls)
2016 N/A Inkigayo Music Crush Part. 2
"Confession Song" (告白情歌)
(with Meng Meiqi & Wu Xuanyi)
2017 Promotional song of Once Again
"The Shadow of the Shark"
(with Wang Yibo)
2018 9 Promotional song of The Meg
Soundtrack appearances
"If Love" (若情) 2018 3 Xuanyuan Sword OST
"I Don't Believe You" (别轻易相信) 2020 Detective Chinatown OST
"Soulmate" (第一默契) 2021 0TBA Falling Into Your Smile OST (Duet ver. with Xu Kai)



Year English title Chinese title Role Ref.
2021 Detective Chinatown 3 唐人街探案3 Lu Jingjing
2021 The Umbrella Man 撑伞人 Na Na

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Network Role Ref.
2020 Detective Chinatown 唐人街探案 iQiyi Lu Jingjing
Legend of Awakening 天醒之路 Mango TV, iQiyi Qin Sang
2021 The World of Fantasy 灵域 iQiyi Ling Yushi
Falling Into Your Smile 你微笑时很美 Tencent, Youku Tong Yao
My Heart 卿卿我心 iQiyi Lu Qingqing
Lie to Love 良言写意 Tencent Su Xie Yi
2022 Vacation of Love 2 假日暖洋洋2 Tencent, iQiyi Cheng Miao
TBA Back For You 漫影寻踪 iQiyi Chun Ying

Television show

Year English title Original title Network Notes Ref.
2017 Law of the Jungle EP247-251 정글의 법칙 SBS Cast member
Swan Club 추석특집 발레교습소 백조클럽 KBS2
2018 Idol Producer 偶像练习生 iQiyi Dance mentor
Best Friends’ Perfect Vacation 闺蜜的完美旅行 Tencent Cast member
Brave World 勇敢的世界 Mango TV
Pajama Friends 파자마 프렌즈 Lifetime
2019 One More Try 极限青春 Tencent
We Are In Love 我们恋爱吧 Jiangsu TV Panelist
2020 Final Expert 终极高手 Tencent Manager
We Are Young 少年之名 Youku Mentor
2022 Great Dance Crew 了不起舞社 Youku Team Leader

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Nominated work Results Ref.
17th Top Chinese Music Awards 2017 New Force Idol N/A Won
2018 Cosmo Beauty Ceremony 2018 Annual Youthful Beautiful Idol N/A Won
Sina Fashion Awards 2019 Popular Idol of the Year N/A Won

See also

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