D-Unit

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D-Unit
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop, pop, hip hop
Years active 2012–2014
Labels D-Business Entertainment
Associated acts Zico, C-Luv
Past members JNey (guest member)
UJin
Zin
Ram

D-Unit (Korean: 디유닛) was a South Korean girl group under the label D-Business Entertainment. The groups concept includes the addition of a new member with every promotion cycle. The group debuted as a trio consisting of Ram, UJin and Zin with a full-length album, featuring the title track "I’m Missin’ You" on August 1, 2012.[1] This was followed by their debut stage on August 2, 2012 on M!Countdown.[2][3] In March 2013, D-UNIT added their first guest member, JNey, a member of GP Basic.

History[edit]

2012: Debut & Luv Me[edit]

On July 2, 2012, D-Unit released their first teaser of "I'm Missin' You" which featured member UJin.[4] On July 4, 2012, D-Business Entertainment officially stated that the group would be holding a fan signing in Japan before the group would make their Korean debut.[5] On July 10, 2012, the group released their second teaser which featured member Ram.[6] On July 16, 2012, D-Business Entertainment stated that the group would show their debut progress to fans through a reality TV show called "Welcome to D-Unit" and would air on July 18, 2012.[7] On July 29, 2012, the group released an official teaser which would feature all three members.[8] The following day on July 30, 2012, the group released an extended 1 minute teaser.[9]

On August 1, 2012, D-Unit released their first album "Welcome To Business" and their first music video for their debut single "I'm Missin' You".[10] On August 2, 2012, D-Unit made their stage debut on M!Countdown performing their debut single "I'm Missin' You".[11] On August 2, 2012, released a dance version and dance tutorial for their single "I'm Missin' You"[12]

2013: Sleeping In (Part 2) and Affirmative Chapter 1 Comeback[edit]

In late 2012, it was originally revealed that the group will add a member or two to the group at the end of December. Before debut, D-Business confirmed that the group will increase and decrease the number of members at different times. The decision to keep the three member unit for "Luv Me" was due to the fact that the group saw "Luv Me" as a continuation of their debut, therefore felt it was necessary to keep the current line-up. However, no members were added in December.[citation needed]

The group released a digital single "Sleeping In (Part 2)", a remix of the song "Sleeping In" from their debut album. It was confirmed before the release that the group would have a comeback in February.[13] The first teaser image was released on January 29, 2013, teasing the appearance of a fourth member. The addition was revealed to be JNEY of GP Basic. Some fans of GP Basic were worried that this meant that GP Basic had disbanded, but Janey assured fans she would only be a member for D-Unit's "Affirmative Chap. 1" album. On February 10, a teaser was released which announced Zico of Block B composed and produced the title track. On February 11, D-UNIT released "Stay Alive" featuring Vasco.[14] On March 4, D-UNIT released their second studio album, "Affirmative Chap. 1."[15] In May, it was announced RAM would be filming a reality show with sister Boram of T-ARA and her father.[16] After "Talk to My Face" promotions, the group released a pre-release single "Thank You" featuring Beenzino.[17] JNEY returned to GP Basic in July 2013. To commemorate the group's first anniversary in August, a remix of "Before the Weekend Comes" from the first studio album was released. Also in September, RAM and Z.I.N performed in Vancouver, British Columbia for the "2K13 Feel Korea Festival".[18] In September, Z.I.N released digital single "I Don't Want You To Enlist."[19]

On December 6, 2013, the remaining members released a new single titled "It's You". The music video teaser featured former Seeya and 5dolls member, Soomi. However, the full video has yet to be released. Fans have speculated that D-UNIT has disbanded or began an indefinite hiatus.[citation needed]

2016: Ram's Departure[edit]

In July 2016, member Ram re-debuted in the co-ed idol rock group Five Run Strike, under the stage name Rami.[20]

Last Known Lineup[edit]

  • RAM (Jeon Wooram)
  • ZIN (Kwak Soojin)

Former Members[edit]

  • U-JIN (Jung Yoojin)
  • JNEY (Byeon Seungmi) (Guest member)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Track listing Sales
KOR
[21]
Welcome To Business
Affirmative Chapter. 1
  • Released: March 4, 2013
  • Label: D-Business Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
KOR: 1,910+[22]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[23]
KOR
Billboard

[24]
2012
"I'm Missin' You" 57 45 Welcome To Business
"Luv Me" 93 91 Affirmative Chapter. 1
2013
"Talk To My Face" 53
"Thank You" 75 Thank You (Single)
"It's You" It's You
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos[edit]

Year Music video Length
2012 "Im Missin' You" 3:28
"Luv Me" 3:15
2013 "얼굴보고 얘기해 (Talk to My Face)" 3:38
"Thank You (feat. Beenzino)" 3:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D-Unit Releases Debut MV I'm Missing You". Allkpop. August 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "D-Unit makes their Debut on MCountdown with "I'm Missing You"". Allkpop. August 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ "[Photo] Jang Jae In, Jevice, AOA, GLAM and D-Unit Rock ′M Countdown′". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  4. ^ "D-Unit releases "I'm Missing You" teaset featuring member Ujin". Allkpop. July 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "D-Unit holds fansignings in Japan before Korean debut". Allkpop. July 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "D-unit releases "I'm Missing You" teaser featuring member Ram". Allkpop. July 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "D-Unit to feature in their own reality TV show "Welcome to D-Unit"". Allkpop. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ "D-Unit releases official teaser for "I'm Missin' You"". Allkpop. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "D-Unit extended 1 minute teaser". Allkpop. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "D-Unit release their music video for "I'm Missin' You"". Allkpop. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ "D-Unit makes their stage debut on M!Countdown". Allkpop. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "D-Unit releases dance version + tutorial". Allkpop. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ "D-Unit releases Remix of "Sleeping In"". Allkpop. January 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ "D-Unit#Notes". Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  15. ^ "D-Unit Reveals New Member and MV for "Talk To My Face"". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  16. ^ "T-ara’s Boram, D-Unit’s Wooram and Their Father to Film CF and Reality Show". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  17. ^ "D-Unit Releases Teaser for "Thank You" Feat. Beenzino". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  18. ^ "Rainbow, VIXX and Others to Perform in Vancouver, Canada for 2K13 Feel Korea Festival". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  19. ^ "D-Unit's Zin releases Solo Track "Don't Want You to Enlist"". Allkpop. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  20. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/07/d-units-ram-joins-rock-band-five-run-strike
  21. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on September 26, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - March 2013". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Gaon Singles Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 

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