Chakra (band)

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Chakra
Chakra korean.jpg
Left to the right: Hwangbo, Eun and, Bona.
Background information
Origin South Korea
Genres
Years active 1999 (1999)-2006
Labels
  • Cream Records
  • Zam Entertainment
  • Kiss Entertainment
Associated acts
Past members
Chakra
Hangul
Revised Romanization Syakeura
McCune–Reischauer Syak‘ŭra

Chakra (Korean: 샤크라 Revised: Syakeura?) was a South Korean girl group, debuting in 1999 as part of the megagroup Bros.[1] The group disbanded in 2006 and the members are now working on solo projects.

From their first album, Chakra was known in South Korea for their Indian-inspired dance music. They were created and originally produced by Roo'ra leader Lee Sang-min.

In 2008, it was announced that they will held an audition in UCC[2] to create a spin-off group named Chakra Nova (Korean: 샤크라노바), but the information was unknown and the planned spin-off group never debuted.[3]

1999-2000: Debut with megagroup Bros, solo debut, rookie awards[edit]

Chakra's members Hwangbo and Eani debuted as part of the megagroup Bros along with Roo'ra, Diva (Korean Group), Esther, Bobby Kim, X-Large participating in their first album. The singles in their first album are Win Win and Deja Vu.

Chakra already released their first album as a solo group entitled Come A Come with singles entitled the title track Come A Come, Hey You and Sign of Love. The album was successful, selling over 150,000 copies that led them to win over many rookie awards in South Korea including in SBS Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards. In 2000, Chakra released their special Christmas album entitled Ringing Gingle Bells with music video for their ballad song Lonely Christmas.

2001-2003: Chakra'ca, changes, Tomato and disbandment[edit]

Chakra released their second album entitled Chakra'ca with singles End, Oh my Boy and No. The album was also successful as their single End won a music show award at Inkigayo peaking at the top spot. The single Oh my Boy was also successful. The album sold over 160,000 copies. After their promotions, leader and member Eani[4] decided to leave the group and Bona[5] joined the group in early 2002. Chakra won in the Best Dressed Singer Category in SBS Music Awards.

Chakra released their third album entitled Chakra with ballad single Come Back which also popular. Other single from this album is The. The album sold over 200,000 copies, making it their best selling album to date. Chakra won in the Best Dance Category in SBS Music Awards.[6]

Chakra released their fourth and last album before disbanding entitled Tomato with singles From Me To You, a dance song, True Love in this World is a Lie, a ballad, and Why I'm the Only One, a techno-pop genre. The album sold about 100,000 copies.At the end of the year, Chakra won in the Best Dance Category in SBS Music Awards again.[6]

2008: Spin-off group Chakra Nova[edit]

In 2008, Chakra members planned to held auditions under UCC a spin-off group named Chakra Nova but the information was unknown. The spin-off group never debuted even though several teasers were created for this spin-off group.[2]

Presently[edit]

Presently, Hwangbo is now a solo singer and actress. Jung Ryeo-won is also an actress. Member Bona is also a solo singer and member Eun[7] worked in Island Resort, a property of her father-in-law.[8]

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Awards
2000 SBS Music Awards: Best Female Rookie
Golden Disk Awards: Best Female Rookie
Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best New Group[9]
2001 SBS Music Awards: Popular Dressed Singer Award
2002 SBS Music Awards: Best Dance Award
2003 SBS Music Awards: Best Dance Award

Music Programs[edit]

Inkigayo[edit]

Year Date Song
2000 April 30 "Come A Come"
2001 April 29 "End"

Trivias[edit]

  • Official Fanclub: Goddess
  • Official Color: Purple

Music Videos[edit]

Year Song Length
1999 "Win Win" 3:49
"Deja Vu" 4:24
2000 "Come A Come" 4:14
"Hey You" 4:16
"Lonely Christmas" 4:29
2001 "End" 3:49
"Oh My Boy" 3:26
2002 "Come Back" 4:01
2003 "From Me To You" 3:36

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "샤크라" (in Korean). Daum. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "샤크라 2기 샤크라노바 재탄생 신입오디션 개최" (in Korean). Newsen. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "샤크라노바가 베이비복스 리브 같은건가요" (in Korean). Daum. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "연예계 떠난 샤크라 이니, 10월 美서 결혼" (in Korean). Star News. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "황보·정려원·이은·보나 근황은?…'샤크라' 전 멤버들 뭐하나" (in Korean). Xports News. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "'오마베' 이은, 과거 활동했던 걸그룹 샤크라 뭔가 보니…" (in Korean). JoongAng Daily. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Chakra's maknae Lee Eun visits Baby V.O.X.'s maknae Yoon Eun Hye". Allkpop. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "이은에 이어 ‘샤크라’ 출신 정려원-황보-보나 근황은?" (in Korean). Donga. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "2000 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.