EvoL

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This article is about the South Korean five-member girl group. For Sonic Youth's third studio album, see Evol.
EvoL
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop, pop, hip hop, R&B
Years active 2012–2015
Labels Stardom
Associated acts Block B, Cho PD, ToppDogg
Website stardom-ent.com
Past members Yull
Jucy
Say
Hayana
J-Da

EvoL (Korean: 이블) was a five-member girl group from South Korea created by Cho PD under the label Stardom. They released their debut EP and music video for the track "우린 좀 달라 (We Are A Bit Different)"[1] on August 10, 2012. They made their comeback with second mini album "The Second EvoLution" in March of 2013, with title track "Get Up". In August 2015, the group unofficially disbanded, following Yull, Hayana and J-Da's departures[2]

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

In March 2012, Cho PD announced the upcoming girl group. Although initially intended to debut in April through a variety show,[3] their debut date was changed to August 2012. The group garnered much interest prior to their debut from both domestic and international fans.[4] The group went through member changes before the final line-up was released. Current members Say and J-Da made an appearance in labelmate Block B's music video "NanlinA", alongside two other former members of the group, Song Kwanghee and Lee Dasom, the latter who was formerly a member of the girl group Tahiti. Jucy was also an underground rapper known as "Juni.J", and had released a few tracks of her own, having penned her own lyrics. On July 12, 2012, EvoL's first audio teaser was released,[5] followed by a series of both video and audio teasers that showcased a sample of songs from their EP.

2012: Debut, We Are A Bit Different[edit]

On August 10, 2012 the group released their EP "폭파해줘! (Let Me Explode!)" and an MV for the single "우린 좀 달라 (We Are A Bit Different)". The album consists of five tracks and is available on CD and also for digital download. On August 16, 2012, EvoL made their stage debut with their single "우린 좀 달라 (We Are A Bit Different)" on M!Countdown.[6]

2013 - Present: Second Evolution, Show Me The Money, member departures and disbandment[edit]

On December 13, 2012, Say tweeted a photo of herself and the other members, with the caption: "It's New EVOL! 보고싶어 많이많이 Guyz how do u do~we miss u so so much..Thanks 4 waiting us. We'll meet u r expectation soon".[7]

On March 6th, 2013, EvoL announced their official comeback set for March 18th. Stardom Entertainment also released two teaser images of Leader Say & Lead Vocalist Hayana. [8] Following Say and Hayana‘s comeback teasers, EvoL revealed the concept photos for J-DA, Yull, and Jucy.[9] EvoL then released several tracks from their 2nd mini-album ‘Second Evolution’ on March 18th at noon, with the digital album release on March 19th. The offline release of the album was set for March 20th.[10] EvoL showed their “crab dance” choreography in the music video for their title track “Get Up“ and released a short 30-second clip teaser of member J-DA riding a mechanical bull.[11]

In the summer of 2013, Jucy released a mixtape, and in May of 2015, she joined the cast of Show Me The Money (seasons 2 and 4), only to be eliminated very early on in the competition.[12][13][14]

In summer of 2015 rumors started to appear that Say's contract with Stardom had expired and that she had left EvoL while still remaining with Stardom Entertainment, and would redebut as a solo artist. Cho PD and Stardom Entertainment never responded officially to these claims, which were spread online by fans (who also alleged favoritism from Cho PD on Say's behalf, claiming she had been given special treatment compared to the other members). Say later began a solo project under the name "Saay Choreography".

In August 2015, it was revealed that Yull, Hayana and J-Da had had their contracts terminated (without their knowledge) during Stardom's merge with Hunus Entertainment, thus effectively disbanding the group.[15]

Members[edit]

EvoL[16]
Stage name Birth name Date of Birth Position
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Jucy 쥬시 Kim Junhee 김준희 (1992-04-24) April 24, 1992 (age 23) Main Rapper
Say (Saay) 세이 Kwon Sohee 권소희 (1993-04-13) April 13, 1993 (age 22) Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Former members[edit]

EvoL (former members)[17]
Stage name Birth name Date of Birth Position
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Yull Im Yu-ri 임유리 (1992-03-16) March 16, 1992 (age 23) Main Vocalist
Hayana 하야나 Kristine Yoon 크리스틴 윤 (1993-10-11) October 11, 1993 (age 21) Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
J-Da 제이다 Kim Yeonju 김연주 (1994-01-11) January 11, 1994 (age 21) Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album information Peak chart positions
Track listing Sales
KOR
2012 폭파해줘! (Let Me Explode!)
  • Released: August 10, 2012
  • Language: Korean
  • Length: 18:21
  • Label: Stardom Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
20
  1. 폭파해줘 (Let Me Explode)
  2. I'm Sorry
  3. Magnet
  4. 우린 좀 달라 (We Are A Bit Different)
  5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5
  • KOR: 1,597+
2013 Second Evolution
  • Released: March 19, 2013
  • Language: Korean
  • Length: 18:48
  • Label: Stardom Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
12
  1. Get up
  2. LOVE
  3. Magnet
  4. I'm Sorry
  5. Get Up (White Dress Remix)
  6. Get Up (Instrumental)
  • KOR: 1,428+

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Length
2012 우린 좀 달라 (We Are A Bit Different) 3:43
2013 Get Up 2:49

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