HOT ISSUE (핫이슈) is an upcoming girl group under S2 Entertainment. Their debuted is scheduled for April 2021. On March 16, S2 Entertainment released the logo and name of their upcoming girl group. S2 Entertainment is headed by Hong Seung Sung, co-founder and previous chairman of Cube Entertainment. HOT stands for “Honest,” “Outstanding,” and “Terrific.” It previews the group’s aspirations to create an “honest” and “outstanding” wave in the music industry.