Hello Venus

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Hello Venus
헬로비너스
헬로비너스 (HELLOVENUS) 생명사랑을 위한 희망 콘서트.jpg
Hello Venus in December 2013
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012 (2012)–Present
Labels Tricell Media, Neowiz Internet
Associated acts After School, Son Dam Bi, NU'EST, Happy Pledis
Website Official Website
Members Alice
Nara
Yoo Ara
Yoonjo
Lime
Yooyoung

Hello Venus (헬로비너스; stylized as HELLOVENUS) is a South Korean girl group formed by Tricell Media, a joint venture of Pledis Entertainment and Fantagio, in 2012. They are the second girl group to debut under Pledis Entertainment (the other being After School). The group consists of Yoo Ara, Nara, Alice, Lime, Yoonjo, and Yooyoung. They are After School and NU'EST's sister group, and debuted on May 9, 2012.

History

Pledis Entertainment collaborated with Fantagio Entertainment, an acting agency, for Hello Venus' showcase in April.[1] Yoo Ara and Yoonjo were trainees of After School, both having performed on their first album Virgin.[2] Both girls were expected to join After School at some point. Yoo Ara, along with fellow Pledis trainee Kyungmin, were the final two candidates to become After School's ninth member, however, current After School member E-Young was chosen instead. Lime was in the pre-debut line-up of a girl group called Viva Girls under Medialine Entertainment; consisting of several members including Nine Muses member Kyungri.[2] However, the group disbanded and each girl left the company.

Lime was a backup dancer for Chaeyeon.[2] She was also a rapper in Lee Jung's '들어봐'(Look At Me)[3] and Honey Family's 역전의 드라마 (Reversal of Drama)[4] under the name Haley.

The group was originally a seven member line-up; consisting of the six girls and a Pledis Trainee Nicole. Nicole departed Pledis shortly before Hello Venus's debut.[5]

2012: Venus, Like a Wave, & 2nd Mini Album What Are You Doing Today?

Hello Venus first became known under the name Venus. On April 17, 2012, Hello Venus was officially announced with a teaser image, along with the opening of an official website. The final group had six members, containing two members from Pledis: Yoo Ara and Yoonjo, and four members from Fantagio: Alice, Nara, Lime and Yooyoung. On May 9, 2012, Hello Venus debuted their mini-album Venus, with "Venus" serving as the promotional track.[6]

On July 4, 2012, the group released "Like a Wave", off the digital album 'Like a Wave (Digital Repackage)'.[7]

On December 16, they released their 2nd mini album, What Are You Doing Today?.[8]

2013-present: First Fanmeeting and 3rd Mini Album Would You Stay For Tea?

On January 27, Hello Venus finished promoting 'What Are You Doing Today?' and On January 30 they started promoting follow up song, 'Romantic Love'.

On April 25, the music video teaser for the title track released via Hello Venus' official YouTube channel. The music video and mini album were released on May 2. On May 2, it was also announced that they will hold their first solo concert at Sogang University’s Mary Hall on June 22. Hello Venus' 3rd Mini-Album debuted at #6 on Gaon Chart's national physical albums ranking. The mini album sold about eight thousand copies for the month of May.[9]

Members

Stage name Birth name
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Yooara 유아라 Yoo Ara 유아라
Alice 앨리스 Song Joo-hee 송주희
Nara 나라 Kwon Na-ra 권나라
Yoonjo 윤조 Shin Yoon-jo 신윤조
Lime 라임 Kim Hye-rim 김혜림
Yooyoung 유영 Lee Yoo-young 이유영

Endorsements

In October 2012, five months after their debut, Hello Venus became endorsement models for Bugs 3.0. Bugs 3.0 is a smartphone music application from Neowiz Internet.[10]

Filmography

Reality shows

Year Title Notes
2012 Birth of Venus
2013 SBS MTV Diary with NU'EST

Drama

Year Title Role Member(s)
2012 Take Care of Us, Captain stewardesses (Cameo, Ep. 20) Nara and Yooyoung
What is Mom Yoo Ara Yoo Ara
2013 Wonderful Mama Jang Go-eun Yooyoung
After School: Lucky or Not (Cameo, Ep. 1) HelloVenus
Golden Rainbow Kim Young-won's secretary Yoo Ara
2014 Cunning Single Lady Pi Song-hee
booking ladies (Cameo, Ep. 10)
Yooyoung
Alice and Nara

Discography

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[11]
Venus
What Are You Doing Today? (오늘 뭐해?)
  • Released: December 12, 2012
  • Label: Pledis Entertainment, Neowiz Internet
  • Format: CD, digital download
Would You Stay For Tea? (차 마실래?)
  • Released: May 2, 2013
  • Label: Pledis Entertainment, Neowiz Internet
  • Format: CD, digital download
6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Hello Venus Live Album 2013
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Pledis Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Digital Singles

Year Album Information Track Listing
2012 Like a Wave
  • Released: July 4, 2012
  • Language: Korean
  • Note: Digital Repackage
  1. 파도처럼 (Like a Wave)

Promotional Singles

Year Title Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

[11]
KOR
Billboard

[14]
2012
"Venus" 35 34 Venus
"Like a Wave" 60 60
"What Are You Doing Today" 37 38 What Are You Doing Today
2013 "Would You Stay For Tea?" 33 26 Would You Stay For Tea?
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Videography

Year Title Director(s) Link
2012 "Venus" Unknown chHelloVenus
"What Are You Doing Today?" Digipedi[15] chHelloVenus
2013 "Would You Stay for Tea?" Hong Wong Ki[16] chHelloVenus

Awards

Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2012 "Venus" Best New Female Artist[17] Nominated
Artist of the Year[18] Nominated

Seoul Music Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2013 "Venus" Best Rookie[citation needed] Nominated

Other awards

Year Award Ceremony Category Result
2012
So-Loved Awards
Best Female Newcomer
Nominated
2012
Allkpop Awards
Best New Girl Group
Won
2013
Gaon Chart K-Pop Award
Newcomer Award (Female Group)
Won

References

  1. ^ Lee, Inkyung; Erika Kim (March 7, 2012). "Why are Actor Agencies Going the Idol Way?". E News World. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Back Ground Info + Flicks: Pre-School Girls – Ara, Yoonjo, Minkang, Kyungmin & Nicole". Worldpress. August 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  3. ^ http://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=189572  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ http://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=174030  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.asdaze.com/2012/03/news-pledis-to-debut-new-girl-group-in-april/
  6. ^ Hello Venus - 'Venus'. Naver Music (May 8, 2012). Retrieved on May 14, 2012.
  7. ^ Hello Venus - 'Like a Wave'. MelOn Music (July 4, 2012). Retrieved on July 4, 2012.
  8. ^ Hello Venus asks "What Are You Doing Today?" on ‘Inkigayo’, AllKPop, December 16, 2012, retrieved December 17, 2012 
  9. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2013/05/gaon-chart-releases-chart-rankings-for-april-28-may-4
  10. ^ "Hello Venus become endorsement models for Bugs 3.0". AllKPop. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  12. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - May 2013". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - July 2013". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  14. ^ "Billboard K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard Korea. 
  15. ^ "오늘뭐해? MV". Digipedi Studios. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  16. ^ Zanybros. "Hello Venus_Would You Like Tea?". Vimeo.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  17. ^ "MAMA Nominees for the 2012 MAMA Announced". 2012 Mnet Asian Music Award. Mnet Media Corp. October 23, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  18. ^ "MAMA Nominees for the 2012 MAMA Announced". 2012 Mnet Asian Music Award. Mnet Media Corp. October 23, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 

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