Bob Girls

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Bob Girls
Bob Girls 2014.9.18.jpg
Bob Girls in September 2014
Left to right: Jina, Danbi, Yujeong, Dahye
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2014–2015
Labels Chrome Entertainment, Sony Music Korea
Past members
  • Dahye
  • Yujeong
  • Jina
  • Danbi
Korean name
Hangul 단발머리
Literal meaning Short Hair
Revised Romanization Danbalmeori
McCune–Reischauer Tanbalmŏri

Bob Girls (Hangul단발머리) were a South Korean girl group under the management of Chrome Entertainment. The group consisted of four members, Dahye, Yujeong, Jina and Danbi. They debuted on June 10, 2014 with the single "No Way" from The 1st Single Album.

In February 2015, it was reported that Jina was diagnosed with encephalitis and the group was disbanded.

History[edit]

Chrome Entertainment released a picture of Bob Girls on May 21. All four members had bobbed hair, and the agency stated, "Usually when girls cut their long hair, it means they are going through some mental changes. Likewise, Bob Girls aims to represent a shift of womanhood of our times."[1]

Bob Girls' debut showcase was held on June 10 in Gangnam, Seoul.[2] That same day, their first album was released along with a music video for "No Way", the lead single. The album also included a second song, "Oh My Boy" (왜이래; Wae Irae, lit. "Why This Way").[3] The group made its debut on the music show M! Countdown on June 12.[4] On July 30, promotions began for "Oh My Boy" with a performance on Show Champion. The next day, Bob Girls' album was re-released as Summer Repackage, with summer remixes of both songs.[5]

In late 2014, Bob Girls participated in the first Chrome Family project, a single album titled 2014 Chrome Family – A Very Special Christmas .[6] The album was released digitally on December 3, as well as a music video for the single, "Love Christmas".[7]

On February 24, 2015, it was reported that member Jina was recently diagnosed with encephalitis and her contract with the label was terminated to undergo treatment. Chrome Entertainment also announced the disbandment of the group as the contract of all the other members were terminated as well.[8][9] On April 2, it was announced that Dahye (now known as Migyo) and Danbi will debut in a four-member girl group called Love Us.[10] On May 8, it was reported that Yujeong would re-debut in a new group in the second half of the year.[11]

Members[edit]

  • Jeon Dahye (전다혜) – main vocals[12]
  • Heo Yujeong (허유정) – rap, vocals[12]
  • Yeom Jina (염지나) – sub-vocals[12]
  • Na Danbi (나단비) – lead vocals[12]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[13]
"No Way" 2014 160 The 1st Single Album
"Oh My Boy" (왜이래) 324 Summer Repackage

Collaboration singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR Gaon Digital
[14]
KOR Gaon Album
[15]
"Love Christmas"
(with Crayon Pop, K-Much, and Zan Zan)
2014 134 12
  • KOR: 1,733+ (CD)[16]
2014 Chrome Family – A Very Special Christmas

Filmography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
2014 "No Way"

Shows and documentaries[edit]

Year Show Network Notes
2014 Training the Tomboy Girl Group 'Bob Girls' MBC Documentary series[17]

Concerts and tours[edit]

Concert participation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jin Eun-soo (May 22, 2014). "Crayon Pop agency forms new group". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bob Girls Claim to Be 'Sexier' Version of Crayon Pop". The Chosun Ilbo. June 12, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Julie (June 11, 2014). "Crayon Pop’s agency debuts sexy short-haired Bob Girls". The Korea Herald. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ Park, Sunghee (June 13, 2014). "Taeyang Makes Amazing Performance". BNT News. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ Jeong Jun-hwa (July 30, 2014). "단발머리, 후속곡 ‘왜이래’로 활동…30일 ‘쇼챔피언’에서 첫 무대". Sports Dong-a (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ Park Gyu-oh (November 26, 2014). "Crayon Pop ends safety campaign in Bangkok". The Korea Herald. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 Chrome Family - A Very Special Christmas". MelOn. LOEN Entertainment. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Jeon, Ah-ram (February 24, 2015). "Bob Girls Disbands 8 Months after Debut with Jina Diagnosed with Encephalitis". Newsen. Translated by Yeawon Jung. Mwave. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "단발머리 측 "지나 뇌염 치료 중…멤버들 전속계약 해지"" (in Korean). 10 Asia. February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "단발머리 전다혜-나단비, 해체 후 4인조 걸그룹 '러브 어스'로 데뷔한다 [Bob Girls' Dahye-Danbi, to debut in a four-member girl group called Love Us]". Naver. April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "‘해체 단발머리’ 출신 허유정, 올 하반기 新 걸그룹 컴백 [DISBANDED BOB GIRLS’ HEO YUJEONG, TO RE-DEBUT IN NEW GROUP IN SECOND HALF OF YEAR]". Naver. May 8, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c d "K-populous - E01C01 Bob Girls Yu-jeong, Dan-bi, Da-hye, Ji-na 단발머리 유정, 단비, 다혜, 지나". YouTube. Arirang K-pop. September 9, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on August 27, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "2014년 50주차 Digital Chart (page 2)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on August 4, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Gaon Weekly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 26, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Gaon Album Chart (Domestic) – December 2014". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  17. ^ Seon Mi-gyeong (June 30, 2014). "'크레용팝 여동생' 단발머리, 데뷔 3주만에 단독 예능 런칭". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved February 4, 2015.