Nine Muses (band)

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Nine Muses
Nine Muses Showcase.jpg
Background information
Also known as 9Muses, Namyu
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance-pop
Years active 2010-present
Labels Star Empire Entertainment,
IMX Inc./Happinet Music
Website Official Korean website
Official Japanese website
Members Hyuna
Past members Jaekyung
Lee Sem
Nine Muses
Revised Romanization Na-in Myujiseu
McCune–Reischauer Na-in Myuchisŭ

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 and Minha.


2010: Debut, Jaekyung departure, new member Hyuna[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.

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]

2011: Line-up change, "Figaro"[edit]

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 Euaerin 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 single. 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 4.

On September 25, 2013, Nine Muses' twitter announced that they were having a comeback with their first full album Prima Donna on October 14, 2013.[13] On October 1, 2013, Nine Muses released their teaser pictures for Prima Donna.[14] A teaser for their title track, "Gun", was released on October 7, 2013.[15] On October 9, 2013, a Prima Donna album preview was released onto their official YouTube account.[16] On October 13, 2013, Nine Muses released their Prima Donna album and the music video for "Gun".[17]

On December 4, 2013, Nine Muses released their new digital single called "Glue" accompanied by its music video.[18]

2014−present: Eunji, Lee Sem and Sera departure, "NASTY NASTY" unit[edit]

Their agency Star Empire announced on January 29 that Lee Sem and Eunji were to leave the group.[19] On June 23, 2014, it was announced that Sera had also left the group after her contract's expiration, and that Nine Muses would be coming back in August with a new member. On July 21, the company announced that the comeback might be delayed due to the finalizing of the new members' additions.[20] On August 22, 2014, it was announced that Kyungri, ZE:A's Kevin and newcomer 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. [21]



Current members
Stage name Birth name Date of Birth
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Hyuna 현아 Moon Hyun-ah/Hyeon-A[22] 문현아 (1987-01-19) January 19, 1987 (age 27)
Erin[23]/Euaerin/E U Erine 애린/이유애린 Lee Hye-min 이혜민 (1988-05-03) May 3, 1988 (age 26)
Sungah[24] 성아 Son Sung-ah/Seong-A[25] 손성아 (1989-07-08) July 8, 1989 (age 25)
Kyungri[26] 경리 Park Kyung-ri/Gyeong-Ri[27] 박경리 (1990-07-05) July 5, 1990 (age 24)
Hyemi 혜미 Pyo Hye-mi 표혜미 (1991-04-03) April 3, 1991 (age 23)
Minha 민하 Park Min-ha 박민하 (1991-06-27) June 27, 1991 (age 23)


Former members
Stage name Birth name Date of Birth
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Rana 라나 Kim Ra-na 김라나 (1983-06-26) June 26, 1983 (age 31)
Bini 비니 Lee Hye-bin 이혜빈 (1985-11-13) November 13, 1985 (age 28)
Jaekyung 재경 Jeong Seo-yeong 정서영 (1987-09-19) September 19, 1987 (age 26)
Lee Sem 이샘 Lee Hyeon-ju 이현주 (1987-05-05) May 5, 1987 (age 27)
Sera 세라 Ryu Se-ra 류세라 (1987-10-03) October 3, 1987 (age 26)
Eunji 은지 Park Eun-ji 박은지 (1988-09-27) September 27, 1988 (age 25)

Member timeline[edit]



Years Awards
  • Korean Beauty Design Expo - Beauty Popularity Star Award[28]
  • 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award[29]
  • 8th Asian Model Festival Awards[30]
  • The 4th Annual KPOP+ Music Awards: Best Female Group[31]
  • The 4th Annual KPOP+ Music Awards: Most Improved Artist[32]


  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". 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Nine Muses reveal new teaser for "Figaro"". 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Nine Muses to make a comeback next month with a new member". 2011-12-27. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Nine Muses cheer on soldiers with a new campaign song". May 25, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nine Muses to return this month as a full nine-member group". 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". January 10, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ alim17 (September 25, 2013). "Nine Muses to release first studio album on October 14!". Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ alim17 (October 1, 2013). "Nine Muses reveal group teaser image for upcoming 'PRIMA DONNA' album". Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ serendipity (October 7, 2013). "Nine Muses tease with video clip for 'Gun'". Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ serendipity (October 9, 2013). "Sample Nine Muses' upcoming album 'PRIMA DONNA' with an album preview clip". Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ jennywill (October 13, 2013). "Nine Muses releases 'PRIMA DONNA' and the MV for 'Gun'!". Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ elliefilet (December 3, 2013). "Nine Muses return sexy as ever with 'Glue' MV". Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ "나인뮤지스 이샘 은지 탈퇴, 개인활동 의사존중 웃으며 졸업 : 네이트 뉴스" (in Korean). January 29, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
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  22. ^ Revised Romanization
  23. ^ This romanization never shows up on official documents
  24. ^ Although this version is often used in English-speaking fandom, the official spelling is "Sung A"
  25. ^ Revised Romanization
  26. ^ Although this version is "only" used in English-speaking fandom, the official versions are GyeongRee/KyeongRee/KyeongLee
  27. ^ Revised Romanization
  28. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 뷰티 인기 스타상 수상 (Nine Muses wins the Beauty Popularity Star Award.)
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  30. ^ "What's on This Week | TV". Arirang. April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
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