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DIA
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DIA in August 2018
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2015 (2015)–present
LabelsMBK
Websitembk-ent.com/main_dia
Members
Past members

DIA (/ˈdə/; Korean: 다이아; shortened from DIAMOND and backronym for Do It Amazing) is a South Korean girl group formed by MBK Entertainment. The group is currently composed of eight members: Eunice, Jueun, Huihyeon, Jenny, Yebin, Chaeyeon, Eunchae and Somyi. The group officially debuted on September 17, 2015, with their lead single "Somehow" from debut album Do It Amazing.[1]

History[edit]

2015: Formation and debut[edit]

In February 2015, MBK Entertainment announced its plans to debut a new girl group. Originally, the company had decided to have possible candidates for their new group compete on a reality survival program.[2] On February 10, Kim Dani was confirmed to be joining the project and announced the program's name "T-ara's Little Sister Girl Group".[3] In June, MBK announced that they had cancelled their plans for a survival program, and decided to select the members internally. The final three members, Yebin, Eunice and Jenny were revealed and the group was set to debut in August under the name "DIA".[4] MBK announced a line-up with six members: Eunice, Huihyeon (originally under the stage name Cathy), Jenny, Yebin, Eunjin and Chaeyeon.[5] Seunghee was added to the line-up before debut.

DIA performing with five members during Huihyeon and Chaeyeon's hiatus, on December 24, 2015.

On September 14, 2015, DIA released their self-titled debut album, Do It Amazing.[6]

2016: Happy Ending, Spell and sub-units[edit]

New member Eunchae (introduced with her real name Chaewon) joined in March 2016,[7][8] and in April, Seunghee was confirmed to have left the group.[9] DIA's first mini album Happy Ending was released on June 14, along with the music video for lead single "On The Road" on the same day.[10]

In September a Harry Potter-themed album, Spell, was released, with "Mr. Potter" as the lead single.[11][12] Then the group was separated into two "A" and "B" sub-units, named "BinChaenHyunSeuS" and "L.U.B", releasing songs separately.[13][14]

2017: YOLO and Love Generation[edit]

DIA on June 16, 2017

The band's reality show began airing on April 9 on the TV network Onstyle, days after two new members, Jueun and Somyi, were announced as members of the group.[15] On April 6, their pre-release single " You Are My Flower" was released, which featured trot singers Kim Yeon Ja and Hong Jin-young.[16] On April 19, DIA's second studio album YOLO was released.[17] The album's contained fourteen tracks, with the lead single titled "Will You Go Out With Me?".[18] The album also include several tracks composed by the members themselves and featuring various artists rapper DinDin, trot singers Kim Yeon-ja and Hong Jin-young, and former I.O.I member Kim Chung-ha.

DIA's third mini album Love Generation was released on August 22, 2017.[19] The album contains twelve tracks, with the lead single titled "Can't Stop".[20]

On October 12, a repackaged edition of Love Generation, titled Present, was released. It contained the songs from Love Generation, along with four new songs.[21]

2018: Eunjin's departure, Summer Ade and first music show win[edit]

DIA with six member during Yebin and Somyi in hiatus while Eunjin's absence, on January 30, 2018.

On May 7, 2018, Eunjin announced her departure from the group, due to health problems.[22]

On June 9, it was reported that the group would make a comeback on July 5.[23] It had been previously announced that the group were to come back in April with a track produced by Shinsadong Tiger.[24] On the day of the album's purported release, MBK Entertainment released an official statement announcing and apologizing for its postponement saying it was to be released on July 18,[25] but that did not happen, with MBK Entertainment claiming the postponements were to ensure high-quality material.[26]

The group released on their fourth album Summer Ade on August 9, 2018 with the title track "Woo Woo".[27][28] On August 14, the group received their first music show win on SBS MTV's The Show.[29][30]

2019: Newtro[edit]

On March 19, 2019, the group released their fifth EP Newtro, after previous reports of a release on March 28 and 21.[31] Prior to confirmation, it had been reported that the group would make a comeback on November 7 of last year with a "Bo Peep Bo Peep 2.0" produced by Shinsadong Tiger.[32] However, nothing materialized. On February 20, MBK confirmed both the group's comeback and the single's production being handled by Shinsadong Tiger.

Newtro is the first release without member Jenny, due to a knee injury.[33] This marks the group's first time promoting as seven since Spell.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Adapted from their Naver profile[34]

  • Eunice (유니스) — Main Vocalist, Main Dancer
  • Jueun (주은) — Main Vocalist
  • Huihyeon (희현) — Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer
  • Jenny (제니) — Vocalist
  • Yebin (예빈) — Main Vocalist
  • Chaeyeon (채연) — Vocalist
  • Eunchae (은채) — Lead Vocalist
  • Somyi (솜이) — Lead Vocalist

Former members[edit]

  • Seunghee (승희) — Leader, Main Vocalist
  • Eunjin (은진) — Main Dancer, Lead Rapper

Sub-units[edit]

  • BinChaenHyunSeuS (빈챈현스S) – Yebin, Chaeyeon, Huihyeon, Eunice, Somyi[35]
  • L.U.B – Jueun, Jenny, Eunchae[35]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[36]
Do It Amazing 11
YOLO
  • Released: April 19, 2017
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[36]
Happy Ending
  • Released: June 14, 2016
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
Spell
  • Released: September 13, 2016
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
Love Generation
  • Released: August 22, 2017
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
  • Repackaged: October 12, 2017 (Present)
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12
Summer Ade
  • Released: August 9, 2018
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5
Newtro
  • Released: March 19, 2019
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
To be announced

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital downloads)
Album
KOR
[45]
"Somehow" (왠지) 2015 152
  • KOR: 20,924+
Do It Amazing
"My Friend's Boyfriend"
(내 친구의 남자친구)
288
  • KOR: 4,025+
"On the Road" (그 길에서) 2016 48 Happy Ending
"Mr. Potter" (미스터포터) 103 Spell
"Will You Go Out With Me?"
(나랑사귈래?)
2017 78 YOLO
"Can't Stop" (듣고싶어) [A] Love Generation
"Good Night" (굿밤) N/A Present
"Woo Woo" (우우) 2018 [B] Summer Ade
"Woowa" (우와) 2019 To be released Newtro
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
  1. ^ "Can't Stop" did not enter the Gaon Digital chart top 100, but peaked at no. 89 on Gaon Download chart.[49]
  2. ^ "Woo Woo" did not enter the Gaon Digital chart top 100, but peaked at no. 82 on Gaon Download chart.[51]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 DIA New Artist of the Year[52] Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016[53] DIA Bonsang Award Nominated
New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
2018 Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

Asia Artist Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 DIA Most Popular Artist (Singer) Nominated
2017 Rising Star Award[54] Won

AfreecaTV BJ Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2015 DIA Special Idol Awards Won

Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 DIA Kpop Singer Award Won

Soribada Best K-Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 DIA Photogenic Award[55] Won
Popularity Award Nominated
2018 New Hallyu Performance Award[56] Won

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 "You are My Flower" (Hong Jin Young, DIA and Kim Yeon Ja) Best Trot Nominated

Music programs[edit]

The Show[edit]

Year Date Song
2018 August 14 "Woo Woo"

References[edit]

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