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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)" on August 10, 2012. In August 2015, the group unofficially disbanded, following Yull, Hayana and J-Da's departures.
In March 2012, Cho PD announced the upcoming girl group. Although initially intended to debut in April through a variety show, their debut date was changed to August 2012. The group garnered much interest prior to their debut from both domestic and international fans. 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, followed by a series of both video and audio teasers that showcased a sample of songs from their EP.
2012: Let Me Explode!
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.
2013–2015: Second EvoLution, Show Me the Money and disbandment
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".
On March 6, 2013, EvoL announced their official comeback set for March 18. Stardom Entertainment also released two teaser images of Leader Say & Lead Vocalist Hayana. Following Say and Hayana‘s comeback teasers, EvoL revealed the concept photos for J-DA, Yull, and Jucy. 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. 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.
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 "$aay 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.
Last known lineup
- Jucy (쥬시)
- Say (세이)
- Yull (율)
- Hayana (하야나)
- J-Da (제이다)
|Year||Album information||Peak chart positions
|2012||폭파해줘! (Let Me Explode!)
|2012||우린 좀 달라 (We Are A Bit Different)||3:43|
- "EvoL reveals debut MV "We are a bit different"".
- "Brand New Stardom reveals two new group debuts this year".
- "조pd의 걸그룹 이블, 데뷔 전 부터 해외 공연 계약 러브콜 잇달아 : 네이트 뉴스".
- "EvoL stage debut on M!Countdown". Allkpop.com. August 16, 2012.