Ladies' Code

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Ladies' Code
레이디스 코드
나쁜여자 레이디스코드 (LADIES' CODE) 다문화 가정 돕기 희망콘서트 용산 아이파크몰 이벤트광장.jpg
Ladies' Code in November 2013
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2013–present
Labels Polaris Entertainment (South Korea)
Website http://ladiescode.com
Members Ashley
RiSe
Sojung
EunB
Zuny

Ladies' Code (Korean: 레이디스 코드) is a South Korean girl group formed by Polaris Entertainment in 2013. Consisting of leader Ashley and members RiSe, Sojung, Zuny, and EunB, they made their debut with the mini-album Code 01 and the lead track "Bad Girl", which was released on March 7, 2013.

History

Pre-debut

The group already garnered massive popularity even before its debut. Most of the members were already in the entertainment industry before the group's debut.

RiSe, formerly signed with KeyEast, participated in Miss Korea 2009 as a representative of Japan[1] and won the Korean Abroad Award.[2] She gained popularity by starring in the talent show called Birth of a Great Star, and finished in the Top 12, along with David Oh.[3] She then appeared again with David Oh as a couple on the couple-making show called We Got Married.[4]

Sojung was a finalist and finished Top 8 on the talent show called The Voice of Korea.[5]

EunB is related to SBS news reporter, Kim Sung Joon.[6]

Ashley, prior to her debut, was an internet sensation who uploaded dance covers of famous K-pop songs to YouTube under the channel name ashleych0i.

2013: Debut and Hate You

Last February, member Sojung confirmed that she will join a girl group formed by Polaris Entertainment, and they will debut this March. Starting from February 24, they released Rise's teaser,[7] 25 for Sojung, 26 for EunB, 27 and 28 for Zuny and leader Ashley respectively. On March 3, they released their teaser featuring the bad guys for their music video.

They released their song and music video physically and digitally on March 7. Just the day after their debut, their song charted high on real-time charts, peaking at #8, #9, and #10 on Soribada, Daum, and Naver real-time charts, and eventually peaking at #34 on the Gaon singles chart. They had their first live performance on M! Countdown on March 7, the day of their debut.

On August 6, 2013, they released their first digital single titled "Hate You". The song debuted high on real-time charts, peaking at #3, #8, and #11 on Bugs, Mnet, and Cyworld real-time charts.

On August 21, Ladies' Code announced their comeback for their 2nd mini-album, titled 'Pretty Pretty'.

Members[8]

Stage name Birth name Date of birth Position[8]
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Ashley 애슐리 Choi Bitna 최빛나 (1991-11-09) November 9, 1991 (age 22) Leader, Second Vocalist
Rise 리세 Kwon Risae 권리세 (1991-08-16) August 16, 1991 (age 22) Sub vocal
EunB 은비 Go Eunbi 고은비 (1992-11-23) November 23, 1992 (age 21) Sub vocal
Sojung 소정 Lee Sojung 이소정 (1993-09-03) September 3, 1993 (age 20) Main Vocalist
Zuny 주니 Kim Joomi 김주미 (1994-12-08) December 8, 1994 (age 19) Sub vocal

Discography

EPs
  • Code#01 Bad Girl (2013)
  • Code#02 Pretty Pretty (2013)

Filmography

Reality shows

Year Title
2013 The Reality of Ladies' Code

TV shows

Year Title Member(s) Episode(s)
2013 SBS 1000 Song Challenge Sojung and Rise 243, 244
2013 SBS Running Man Rise 149
2013 KBS Mamma Mia Rise 9
2013 SBS 1000 Song Challenge Sojung and EunB 255

Awards & Nominations

Melon Music Awards

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Ladies' Code Best Female Rookie Group[9] Nominated

Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Ladies' Code Best New Female Artist[10] Nominated

Gaon Chart Awards

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Ladies' Code New Artist of the Year Won

References

  1. ^ "Kwon Ri Sae Participated In a Beauty Contest in the Past?". kpopstarz.com. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kim Ju-Ri Wins Miss Korea 2009". Korean Beacon. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kwon Risae and David Oh making appearance on 'Great Birth season 2'". Kpopstarz. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "KwonOh Couple(David Oh and Kwon Risae) Episode 1 English Subs". KSHOWNOW. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Kaye (20 Feb 2013). "The Voice of Korea's Lee Sojung to debut in girl group next month". koreaboo. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ pkdance (Feb 28, 2013). "Ladies’ Code’s EunB has family ties in the industry". allkpop. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Neefa (Feb 24, 2013). "Ladies’ Code takes a shot at stardom with RiSe’s solo MV teaser". allkpop. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b http://ladiescode.com/profile
  9. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/11/winners-from-the-2013-melon-music-awards-1
  10. ^ kempiredaily.com/2013-mnet-asian-music-awards-nominations-list

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