Ladies' Code in November 2013
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Labels||Polaris Entertainment (South Korea)|
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.
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 and won the Korean Abroad Award. 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. She then appeared again with David Oh as a couple on the couple-making show called We Got Married.
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, 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'.
|Stage name||Birth name||Date of birth||Position|
|Ashley||애슐리||Choi Bitna||최빛나||November 9, 1991||Leader, Second Vocalist|
|Rise||리세||Kwon Risae||권리세||August 16, 1991||Sub vocal|
|EunB||은비||Go Eunbi||고은비||November 23, 1992||Sub vocal|
|Sojung||소정||Lee Sojung||이소정||September 3, 1993||Main Vocalist|
|Zuny||주니||Kim Joomi||김주미||December 8, 1994||Sub vocal|
- Code#01 Bad Girl (2013)
- Code#02 Pretty Pretty (2013)
|2013||The Reality of Ladies' Code|
|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
|2013||Ladies' Code||Best Female Rookie Group||Nominated|
|2013||Ladies' Code||Best New Female Artist||Nominated|
|2014||Ladies' Code||New Artist of the Year||Won|
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