Black Pearl (South Korean group)

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Black Pearl
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2007 (2007)–2012 (2012)
Labels
Associated acts
Past members
  • Nami
  • HwI Eun
  • Young Joo
  • Jung Min
  • Mikka

Black Pearl (Hangul: 블랙펄) was a South Korean girl group official made up of Oh Nami, Hwl Eun, Young Joo, and Mikka. When the group debuted in 2007 they marketed as the new girl group to dominate the girl group charts in the following years of 2007 and 2008 alongside some artist Wonder Girls, and Kara. They were also known to follow the steps of SG Wannabe, SeeYa, and M2M. In 2009 Mikka left due to personal reasons. New member Jung Min was added by 2010 or 2011. As for the 2010 and therefore the group only consisted of the following 4 until their disbandment in 2012.[1]

History[edit]

Debut (2007)[edit]

In July 16, 2007 Black Pearl debuted on M! Countdown with their single "Joheungeol Eotteokhae". Their group vibe was of that of R&B style and then they released their 2nd digital song called "Gyeor Gug... Neojanha".The group also sang to the song "What Can I Do" on MNet as well as song "Finally You".[2]

Multiple projects and collaborations (2008–2010)[edit]

In May 2008 Black Pearl was in the very first unit of Color Pink, Nami and Yeong Joo were 2 of the members who joined alongside Lee Hae-ri, Kang Min-kyung of Davichi and Lee Bo-ram, Kim Yeon-ji of SeeYa. This song was a success for the girls who were all part of Core Contents Media at the time.[3] They also dueted with Korean rapper Mario live as he rapped in the middle of the song. Black Pearl sang the song "Hateful Love" from November–December 2008 At the time around 2010 Mikka left the scene from Black Pearl for personal reasons and was also noticed at the time to open her own clothing line.[4]

First mini album: Go Go Ssing (2010)[edit]

On 2010 Black Pearl was known for their hit of the year of 2010 "Go Go Ssing“ and was sung live for four months on M! Countdown. As from their they were known as Core Contents Media next group alongside the group Co-ed School and T-ara.

Hiatus & disbandment (2011–2012)[edit]

After their hit "Go Go Ssing" the last two years for them were quiet. They all did solo activities like performing and acting and then the group dissolved with Core Contents Media not making it official.

Members[edit]

Last lineup[edit]

Na Mi - (Hangul: 나미) born Oh Na Mi (Hangul: 오나미) in Seoul, South Korea on (1981-10-24) October 24, 1981 (age 38) is the Leader.

Hwi Eun - (Hangul: 휘은) born Kim Hwi Eun (Hangul: 김휘은) in Seoul, South Korea on (1990-09-15) September 15, 1990 (age 29).

Yeong Joo - (Hangul: 영주) born Na Yeong Joo (Hangul: 나영주) in Seoul, South Korea.

Jung Min - (Hangul: 중민) born Lee Jung Min (Hangul: 이정민) in Seoul, South Korea on (1982-02-15) February 15, 1982 (age 38).

Former[edit]

Mikka (Hangul: 미카) born Woo Mi Jin (Hangul: 우미진) in Seoul, South Korea on (1983-04-14) April 14, 1983 (age 36).

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
KOR
[5]
Gogossing 8

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[6]
As lead artist
"What Can I Do, I Like You" (좋은걸 어떡해) 2007 No data Non-album single
"Finally...It's You" (결국...너잖아) Gogossing
"Gogossing" (고고씽) 2010 47
Collaborations
"Blue Moon"
with Davichi, SeeYa as Color Pink
2008 No data Color Pink

References[edit]

  1. ^ JpopAsia. "BLACK PEARL | JpopAsia". JpopAsia. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  2. ^ "Black Pearl - generasia". www.generasia.com. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  3. ^ "Black Pearl KPOP Star Profile & KPOP Music Video | Mwave". mwave.interest.me. Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  4. ^ "우미진님의 싸이홈". 싸이홈 | BY 우미진 (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  5. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  6. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2018-07-16.