Nine Muses (band)

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Nine Muses
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Nine Muses at mini album "Wild" launching showcase event, 2013.
Background information
Also known as 9Muses, Namyu
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance-pop
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Star Empire Entertainment,
IMX Inc./Happinet Music
Website 9muses.co.kr
Members
  • Hyuna
  • Euaerin
  • Sungah
  • Kyungri
  • Hyemi
  • Minha
  • Sojin
  • Keumjo
Past members
  • Jaekyung
  • Bini
  • Rana
  • Lee Sem
  • Eunji
  • Sera

Nine Muses (Korean: 나인뮤지스, sometimes stylized as 9MUSES) is a South Korean girl group under Star Empire Entertainment. The group debuted in 2010 with the single "No Playboy" from the single album, Let's Have a Party. The current lineup includes Hyuna, Euaerin, Sungah, Kyungri, Hyemi, Minha, Sojin, and Keumjo.

History[edit]

2010-2011: Debut, line-up changes and "Figaro"[edit]

The formation of Nine Muses was announced on March 26, 2010. Their first release was on August 12, 2010, the single album Let's Have a Party. The lead track of the album "No Playboy" is a song produced by composers Rainstone and Park Jin Young. In October, Jaekyung dropped out of the group to focus on her modeling career and was replaced by Hyuna.[1] To advance into the Japanese market, on December 26, 2010, Nine Muses performed six songs on Seoul Train, an event in which K-pop artists and groups perform for their Japanese fans, alongside V.O.S. and ZE:A.[2]

In January 2011 it was announced that the members Bini, Rana, and Euaerin would leave the group to pursue other areas, and that they will not receive replacements. Euaerin left the group to pursue her dream in Japan. However, three months later it was announced that she would return to the group because she was not satisfied with the things she had planned. In August, the group made their comeback with the single "Figaro" as a group of 7 members, with which Hyuna made her debut. Once the promotional period for "Figaro" started management thought to change the group name to Sweet Candy as it would confuse people if Nine Muses was a group with only 7 members. Months later the group's agency confirmed that the group name is not changing since that in the future it would add two members to become 9 girls.[3][4] The group released "Figaro" and its accompanying music video on August 18, 2011.[5]

2012: Sweet Rendezvous, Sungah and Kyungri debut[edit]

Nine Muses introduced a new member, Kyungri, at the group's performance in Abu Dhabi, UAE.[6] Nine Muses released the music video for "News" on January 10, 2012, with the single released a day later on January 11, 2012. The song was produced by Sweetune, who was also behind their "Figaro" single.

On March 6, 2012, a teaser video for "Ticket" from their Sweet Rendezvous mini album was released. The music video for "Ticket" was released on March 8, 2012. On May 25, 2012, they released two music videos for their new military campaign song "My Youth’s Allegiance"[7]

In March 12, 2012, Star Empire announced that a new member Sungah would be joining the group.[8] and She performed News[9] and Ticket[10] and also Figaro[11] in May 31, 2012.

2013: "Dolls", "Wild", Prima Donna, and "Glue"[edit]

Nine Muses at a showcase event for their single "Wild" in 2013.

A single, "Dolls", was released in January 2013.[12] It debuted at number 35 on Gaon Top 100 Chart & 11th on M!Countdown and peaked at 7th.

On May 9, 2013, the music video for the single “Wild” was released. The single “Wild” reached number 1 on various real-time charts and debuted on the Gaon chart at number 32, whereas the physical mini-album “Wild” debuted on May 16, 2013 at number On October 13, 2013, Nine Muses released their first studio album, Prima Donna, along with its title track, "Gun".[13]

On December 4, 2013, Nine Muses released their new digital single called "Glue" accompanied by its music video.[14]

2014: line-up changes, NASTY NASTY unit[edit]

Their agency Star Empire announced on January 29 that Lee Sem and Eunji were to leave the group.[15] On June 23, 2014, it was announced that Sera had also left the group after her contract's expiration.[16] On August 22, 2014, it was announced that Kyungri, ZE:A's Kevin and Star Empire trainee Sojin have teamed up to form a project unit name's "NASTY NASTY" and their song will be released on September 3 produced by composer Rado.[17]

2015: Comeback "Drama"[edit]

On January 8, 2015, Star Empire officially announced the groups comeback with their third mini-album, Drama, to be released on January 23.[18] On January 12th, 2015, 2 new members were revealed. The two new girls are Jo Sojin, a member of Nasty Nasty, and Lee Keumjo, a trainee. Nine Muses hosted their Drama showcase on January 21, 2015 where they debuted their new eight member line-up and performed their title-track "Drama" for the first time. The showcase was broadcast live on YouTube.[19]

Members[edit]

Member timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Single albums[edit]

  • Let's Have A Party (2010)
  • Dolls (2013)

Digital singles[edit]

  • "Figaro" (2011)
  • "News" (2012)
  • "Glue" (2013)

Awards[edit]

Years Awards
2010
  • Korean Beauty Design Expo - Beauty Popularity Star Award[20]
  • 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award[21]
2013
  • 8th Asian Model Festival Awards[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 새 멤버 현아 영입해 후속곡 '레이디스' 활동 (Nine Muses to receive a new member and start follow up activities with "Ladies".)
  2. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 매끈 롱다리로 소녀시대 넘는다 (Nine Muses performs at Seoul Train in Japan.)
  3. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 8월 첫 유닛 활동..7인조 그룹 출격 (Nine Muses to come back as a seven-member unit group in August)
  4. ^ "Nine Muses: Rana and Bini Quit to Pursue Solo Activities". Soompi.com. August 11, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nine Muses reveal new teaser for "Figaro"". Allkpop.com. August 15, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nine Muses to make a comeback next month with a new member". Allkpop.com. December 27, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nine Muses cheer on soldiers with a new campaign song". allkpop.com. May 25, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nine Muses to return this month as a full nine-member group". allkpop.com. January 10, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "[직캠]120527 나인뮤지스(Nine Muses) - 뉴스(News) / 아라뱃길(인천)". YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "[직캠]120527 나인뮤지스(Nine Muses) - 티켓(Ticket) / 아라뱃길(인천)". YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "[Fancam] 120527 Nine Muses Sera - 휘가로 (Figaro)". YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Nine Muses to return this month as a full nine-member group". allkpop.com. January 10, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ jennywill (October 13, 2013). "Nine Muses releases 'PRIMA DONNA' and the MV for 'Gun'!". allkpop.com. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ elliefilet (December 3, 2013). "Nine Muses return sexy as ever with 'Glue' MV". allkpop.com. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ 나인뮤지스 이샘 은지 탈퇴, 개인활동 의사존중 웃으며 졸업 : 네이트 뉴스 (in Korean). News.nate.com. January 29, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ http://sports.donga.com/3/all/20140720/65336488/4
  17. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/08/nine-muses-kyung-li-and-zea-kevins-upcoming-project-trio-nasty-nasty-unveil-a-steamy-teaser-image
  18. ^ http://cafe.daum.net/_c21_/bbs_read?grpid=1L7pi&fldid=DBBI&contentval=0001ezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  19. ^ . allkpop.com. January 21, 2015 http://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/01/watch-nine-muses-drama-comeback-showcase. Retrieved January 22, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 뷰티 인기 스타상 수상 (Nine Muses wins the Beauty Popularity Star Award.)
  21. ^ http://ethlenn.blogspot.com/2010/12/18th-korean-culture-entertainment.html
  22. ^ "What's on This Week | TV". Arirang. April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 

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