LUV (South Korean band)

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LUV
Origin South Korea
Genres
Years active 2002–2003
Labels SidusHQ
Associated acts JTL
Past members
Notable instruments
Vocals
LUV
Hangul 러브
Revised Romanization Reobeu
McCune–Reischauer Rŏbŭ

LUV (Korean: 러브 Reobeu?, Korean pronunciation: [ləːbɯ]) was a short-lived K-pop girls group founded by SidusHQ, consisting of Jo Eun-byul, Jeon Hye-bin, and Oh Yeon-seo.[1] As stated by LUV in an interview, LUV stands for "Love yoUr Voice", stating that everyone should love themselves and their strengths and flaws in their hearts.[2]

Biography[edit]

2002: Debut[edit]

They were first featured on JTL's "A Better Day" as the female singers on the song. Shortly thereafter, they debuted with "Orange Girl", which was very popular, as it was performed numerous times. They released their second single, "I Still Believe in You", with an accompanying music video soon thereafter. Their first album, Story, was released on May 15, 2002. Sometime in August, LUV promoted "Tears" from the same album and performed it at a military concert along with groups such as S.E.S. and Fin.K.L. They were credited as having massive potential, and were compared numerous times to S.E.S.[3]

2003: Disbandment[edit]

Although the band was popular and had a large fanbase, they did not last long, as each member had their own dream. The band quickly split after one year of mild success and pursued personal goals. Jeon Hye-bin released a solo album and pursued an acting career, and her past experiences in the group led to her success as a singer. Oh Yeon-seo pursued an acting career, and Jo Eun-byul has been working as a stage actress in musicals in the playhouse district of Daehangno since LUV disbanded, although she was featured in a performance of JTL's "A Better Day" in 2005. Eun-byul, now known as LeeBie (이비), has released a solo mini-album titled 오늘 하루만 (This Day) on October 26, 2009.[4] On November 11, 2009, LUV reunited for an showcase, but a reunion is not completely clear.[5] On March 30, 2010, their album, Story was released for purchase on iTunes after eight years.

2014[edit]

Jeon Hye-bin and Oh Yeon-seo are currently still in the acting business. Hye-bin last starred in Drama Special: Taste of Curry which aired January 26, 2014 while Yeon-seo is starring in Jang Bo-ri is Here! which started airing April 5, 2014. Eun-byul is still pursuing a career in musicals and is now known as Evie Cho.[6][7][8]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album Information Track Listing
Story - Orange Girl
  1. Luv Theme
  2. I Still Believe In You
  3. Orange Girl
  4. 이뻐졌음 좋겠어요
  5. Bye Bye
  6. Blue
  7. Little Baby
  8. Down Down Down
  9. 약속
  10. Alright
  11. Tears
  12. For U
  13. I Still Believe In You (Remix)
  14. Luv Story

Music videos[edit]

  • "Orange Girl"
  • "I Still Believe in You"

References[edit]