EvoL

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EvoL
OriginSouth Korea
Genres
Years active2012–2015
LabelsStardom Entertainment
Associated actsCho PD
Past members
  • Yull
  • Jucy
  • Say
  • Hayana
  • J-Da

EvoL (Korean: 이블) was a five-member South Korean girl group under the label Stardom Entertainment. They released their debut EP and music video for the track "We Are a Bit Different (우린 좀 달라; Urin Jom Dalla)"[1] on August 10, 2012. 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: Let Me Explode![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]

2013–2015: Second EvoLution, Show Me the Money 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 6, 2013, EvoL announced their official comeback set for March 18, releasing teaser images of Say and Hayana, while J-DA, Yull and Jucy's teasers were released two days later.[8][9] EvoL then released several tracks from their 2nd mini-album ‘Second Evolution’ on March 18 at noon, with the digital album release on March 19. The offline release of the album was set for March 20.[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 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]

During the summer of 2015 rumors appeared on fansites alleging 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. Fans also alleged favouritism from Cho PD on Say's behalf, claiming that they had given her special treatment (giving her time off, allowing her to skip group performances, etc.). Cho PD and Stardom Entertainment have never responded officially to these claims.

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][16]

In the fall of 2015 Say began a solo project under the name "$aay Choreography" and redebuted as a solo artist in 2017 under the stage name SAAY, releasing her first full album in May 2018.[17] Hayana also redebuted as a solo artist in 2017, and has released three singles.[18] In October 2016, J-Da joined the group Oh!Bliss, using her real name YeonJoo.

Last known lineup[edit]

  • Jucy (쥬시)
  • Say (세이)

Former[edit]

  • Yull (율)
  • Hayana (하야나)
  • J-Da (제이다)

Timeline[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EvoL reveals debut MV "We are a bit different"".
  2. ^ "EvoL Reported to Have Disbanded, Members Allegedly in Conflict with Agency".
  3. ^ "Brand New Stardom reveals two new group debuts this year".
  4. ^ "조pd의 걸그룹 이블, 데뷔 전 부터 해외 공연 계약 러브콜 잇달아 : 네이트 뉴스".
  5. ^ "EvoL releases first audio teaser!".
  6. ^ "EvoL stage debut on M!Countdown". Allkpop.com. August 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Say hints at EvoL comeback?".
  8. ^ "EvoL comeback in 12 days + Say & Hayana's teaser images".
  9. ^ "EvoL comeback in 10 days + J-DA, Yull, & Jucy's teaser images".
  10. ^ "EvoL releases edgy group teasers for upcoming album, 'Second Evolution'".
  11. ^ "EvoL shows off their "Get Up" choreography + release a new mysterious teaser".
  12. ^ "EvoL's Jucy releases MV for "JUCY Fresh" ft. Deepflow + 'Universe' mixtape".
  13. ^ "Topp Dogg's Kidoh, Yano, and EvoL's Jucy to join 'Show Me the Money 4'".
  14. ^ "Did EvoL's Jucy make it through to the next round on 'Show Me the Money 2'?".
  15. ^ "EvoL Reported to Have Disbanded, Members Allegedly in Conflict with Agency".
  16. ^ "Cho PD said that EvoL's J-Da, Hayana, and Yull have left the company".
  17. ^ "SAAY on Instagram: "[ENCORE] OUT NOW AVAILABLE IN WORLDWIDE 🌎 *Release time can b different by countries* This is a pre-showed track which will be released…"".
  18. ^ "HAYANA to Make Her Solo Debut + Teaser Released!".

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