Gangkiz

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Gangkiz
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-Pop
Years active 2012–2014
Labels
Associated acts T-ara
Past members
  • Jihyun
  • Sooeun
  • Somin
  • Eunbyul
  • Haein
  • Hyeji
  • Esther

Gangkiz (Hangul: 갱키즈) is a South Korean girl group formed by Core Contents Media. Originally consisting of members Jihyun, Sooeun, Haein, Somin, Eunbyul, Esther, and Hyeji, the group debuted in May 2012 with their first extended play, We Became Gang. In April 2013, it was confirmed that all members apart from Esther and Hyeji had departed the group.

Career[edit]

2012: We Became Gang and MAMA[edit]

Gangkiz was originally created by Core Contents Media, but later moved to a subsidiary label, GM Contents Media, before their debut. The group officially debuted on May 15, 2012 with the release of their debut album We Became Gang.[1] They held their debut live performance on May 18 through "KBS Music Bank. Gangkiz released a seven-part music video for their debut song "Honey Honey", which is described as an "upgraded version of T-ara's "Roly-Poly" and "Lovey-Dovey" with a more mature concept".

The group released a repackaged mini-album titled "MAMA" on June 26, 2012. The music video for "MAMA" was released on June 22, 2012.[2] The group was transferred from GM Contents Media back to Core Contents Media in October 2012.

2013: Line-up changes[edit]

With no releases for the remainder of 2012, Gangkiz was set to make a comeback in early 2013. However, after opening CCM's official fancafé, it was revealed that the only two remaining members of Gangkiz were Esther and Hyeji. Haein confirmed her departure of the group, while all the other members are presumed to have departed too. Core Contents Media has not yet released a statement.

Members[edit]

Current Members[edit]

Stage name Birth name Date of birth Position
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Esther 에스더 Jeon Solrim 전솔림 (1988-12-07) December 7, 1988 (age 26) Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Hyeji 혜지 Kim Hyeji 김혜지 (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989 (age 25) Lead Rapper, Maknae, Dancer

Former Members[edit]

Stage name Birth name Date of birth Position
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Jihyun 지현 Hwang Jihyun 황지현 (1983-03-01) March 1, 1983 (age 31) Ex-Leader, Main Vocalist
Soo-eun 수은 Choi Soo-eun 최수은 (1983-08-04) August 4, 1983 (age 31) Main Rapper, Lead Dancer
Hae-in 해인 Lee ji-yeong 이지영 (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 28) Vocalist, Visual
Somin 소민 Kwak Somin 곽소민 (1987-09-19) September 19, 1987 (age 27) Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer
Eunbyul 은별 Cho Eunbyul 조은별 (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 26) Vocalist

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album Information Tracklisting Peak
Positions
2012 We Became Gang 15

Repackage EPs[edit]

Year Album Information Tracklisting Peak
Positions
2012 MAMA 22

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[3]
KOR
Billboard

[4]
2012
"Honey Honey" 167 We Became Gang
"MAMA" 106 MAMA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Length Notes
2012 Honey Honey (Europe Ver.) 7:18
Honey Honey (Lipsync Ver.) 3:03
Honey Honey (Dance Ver.) 4:54
Mama (Drama Ver.) 5:01
Mama (Dance Ver.) 3:35

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