|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
Gangkiz (Hangul: 갱키즈) was 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. The group is presumed to have disbanded sometime in 2014.
2012: We Became Gang and MAMA
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. 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. The group was transferred from GM Contents Media back to Core Contents Media in October 2012.
2013-2014 Line-up Changes and Disbandment
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. Although Core Contents Media never released an official statement, Hyeji has since deleted her Twitter, Esther's has been inactive for two years, and the group's official fancafé has been shut down, so the group has most likely disbanded.
Last Known Line-Up
- Hwang Jihyun (황지현)
- Choi Soo-eun (최수은)
- Hae-in (Lee ji-yeong 이지영)
- Kwak Somin (곽소민)
- Cho Eunbyul (조은별)
- Esther (Jeon Solrim 전솔림)
- Kim Hyeji (김혜지)
|2012||We Became Gang||15|
|"Honey Honey"||167||—||We Became Gang|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|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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- "Gangkiz Releases Music Video for Repackaged Album’s Title Track "MAMA"". soompi.com. June 21, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
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