F-ve Dolls

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F-ve Dolls
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Background information
Also known as 5dolls
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Core Contents Media (2010–2012, 2012–present)
GM Contents Media (2012)
Associated acts Coed School, Speed, T-ara, The SeeYa
Members Seunghee
Nayeon
Hyoyoung
Yeonkyung
Hyewon
Eunkyo
Past members Soomi
Chanmi
F-ve Dolls
Hangul
Revised Romanization Ba-ibeudol-seu
McCune–Reischauer Pa-ip'ǔdol-sǔ

F-ve Dolls (Korean: 파이브돌스; sometimes stylized as F-VE DOLLS, formerly known as 5dolls) is a South Korean female pop group. They debuted with two single tracks "Lip Stains" (입술자국) and "I Mean You" (너 말이야).[1][2]

History[edit]

In December 2010 Co-Ed School broke into sub-groups. The female members (with the addition of a new member, Seo Eun Kyo), became F-ve Dolls.

On January 20, 2011 F-ve Dolls released two promotional videos featuring Jay Park, one called "Lip Stains" and the other one called "It's You". F-ve Dolls released their first mini album on February 16, 2011 and debuted on M! Countdown on February 17, 2011.[3]

During their live performances, the group received criticism for presumably lip synching their live performances.[4] F-ve Dolls released their second mini-album Time To Play on May 11, 2011 with their lead single "Like This Or That" (이러쿵 저러쿵); releasing the music video on the same day. "Like This Like That" stands as the highest selling song for a rookie of 2011 with $192,000 USD grossed.[citation needed]

In February Soomi, left the group to focus on her solo career, and introduced her replacement, Nayeon, on the same day.[5] Chanmi left the group in Summer 2012 and a trainee Shannon was announced to be replacing her. In February 2013, trainee Choi Jihyun was also announced to be joining the group. Thus, the second line-up of the group had six members.[6]

On July 8, 2013, the group officially announced that they would be returning at the end of the month with a new single called "Soulmate #1" as well as a new stage name, "F-ve Dolls". Two concept photo teasers were also released, showing a third version of the group's line-up and confirming the addition of another two new members; Seunghee and The SeeYa member Yeonkyung who will simultaneously promote between two groups, thus confirming Shannon and Jihyun's departure from the group; while Nayeon would be the only trainee from the second line-up who will remain.[7]

On July 31, 2013, their first digital single "Since 1971" was released with the music video of "Soulmate #1", the title track of the digital single. The song charted 62 on the Gaon Chart & 44 on the Billboard Korea Hot 100. F-ve Dolls promoted "Soulmate #1" from July 31 through September 1, 2013.

F-ve Dolls followed-up promotions with a new mini-album called "First Love". The song was performed on September 12, 2013, while the mini-album was released on 17 September 2013. The title song of their new mini-album is called "사랑한다 안한다". the English title is "Can You Love Me?". The song features new T-ara N4 member Kim Dani making it her debut. On 17 September 2013, a 2nd version of the "Can You Love Me?" music video was released and so also a music video for the song "Deceive" which was in their new mini-album was released as well.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Stage name Birth name
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Seunghee 승희 Cho Seunghee 조승희
Nayeon 나연 Han Nayeon 한나연
Hyoyoung 효영 Ryu Hyoyoung 류효영
Yeonkyung 연경 Oh Yeonkyung 오연경
Hyewon 혜원 Jin Hyewon 진혜원
Eunkyo 은교 Seo Eunkyo 서은교

Former members[edit]

Stage name Birth name
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Soomi 수미 Lee Soomi 이수미
Chanmi 찬미 Heo Chanmi 허찬미

Temporary members[edit]

Stage name Birth name
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Shannon 샤넌 Shannon Arrum Williams 섀넌 윌리엄스
Jihyun 지현 Choi Ji Hyun 최지현
  • Shannon & Jihyun were only temporarily in the group until they find new members

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Mini albums[edit]

  • 2011 : Charming Five Girls
  • 2011 : Time to Play
  • 2013 : First Love

Digital singles[edit]

  • 2011 : Lip Stains
  • 2013 : Since 1971

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
Gaon Chart [8] Hot 100
2011 "Lip Stains" 80 - Charming Five Dolls
"I Mean You" 6 -
"Like This Or That" 16 - Time To Play
2013 "Soulmate #1" 62 44 Since 1971
"Can You Love Me?" 39 19 First Love
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Music videos[edit]

Year Music video Length
2011 "Lip Stains" 7:43
"I Mean You" 7:40
"Like This or That" 3:38
2013 "Soulmate #1" 5:02
"Can You Love Me?" 3:26
"Can You Love Me?" Ver.2 3:28
"Deceive" 3:27

References[edit]