Girl's Day

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Girl's Day
걸스데이(Girl's Day) 2015 피닉스 섬머 페스티벌 일산 킨텍스 02.jpg
Girl's Day at the Phoenix Summer Festival in Ilsan in 2015. From left: Minah, Yura, Sojin, Hyeri.
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2010–present
Labels
Website dai5y.com
Members
Past members
  • Jihae
  • Jisun
  • Jiin

Girl's Day (Hangul걸스데이) is a South Korean girl group under Dream Tea Entertainment. The group made its debut in 2010 and currently consists of four members: Sojin, Minah, Yura and Hyeri.

Career[edit]

2010: Debut and line-up change[edit]

Girl's Day debuted with five members (Jihae, Jisun, Jiin, Sojin, and Minah) on July 7, 2010, with their first song, "Tilt My Head" ("갸우뚱"). Their debut EP Girl's Day Party #1 was released two days after. The group followed up promotions for "Tilt My Head" with the song "How About Me" ("나어때"), for which they released a music video on July 21.

On September 12, two months after their debut, Jisun and Jiin left the group to pursue individual interests, and two new members, Yura and Hyeri, were added to the group. The new lineup's digital release Girl's Day Party #2 became available on October 29 with the lead track "Nothing Lasts Forever" ("잘해줘봐야").

2011: Everyday[edit]

On March 16, 2011, Girl's Day digitally released Girl's Day Party #3 with the single "Twinkle Twinkle" ("반짝반짝"). On May 7, the group performed in their first overseas concert, I Love You Taiwan! We are friends (사랑해(莎朗嘿) 台灣! We are friends 演唱會), at the Taipei International Convention Center. The concert was organised by the Korea Tourism Organization and also featured performances by U-KISS and Super Junior M.

On July 6, the group released a second EP titled Everyday. The title track was "Hug Me Once" ("한번만 안아줘").

In September, the group released Girls' Day Party #4 with the track "Don't Flirt" ("너, 한눈 팔지마!"). The song was written and produced by Gang Jeon-hyong and Nam Ki-san, who also produced previous singles "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Hug Me Once".

2012: Everyday 2 and Jihae's departure[edit]

Girl's Day in 2012

Girl's Day's third EP, Everyday 2, was released on April 17, 2012.[1] It contained the song "Telepathy", which was written and produced by Sojin, in addition to the title track "Oh! My God".

On October 17, Dream Tea Entertainment revealed that Jihae had left the group for personal reasons.[2] The remaining four members returned with the song "Don't Forget Me" ("나를 잊지마요") from their fifth digital release, Girl's Day Party #5.

2013: Expectation and rise in popularity[edit]

At a fan meeting in 2013

On February 20, 2013, Girl's Day released the single "White Day", followed by their first full-length album Expectation on March 14, coinciding with White Day. The album's title track, "Expectation" ("기대해"), was a commercial success and was awarded the 'Long-Run Song of the Year' award at the third Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards.[3] This marked the start of a rise in popularity for the group. They also promoted the track "Female President" ("여자대통령"), which was named one of the "20 Best K-pop Songs of 2013" by Billboard.[4]

Following Expectation, the group released Girl's Day Party #6 with "Please Tell Me" and on October 10 the motivational song "Let's Go" ("렛츠 고"), written and composed by Sojin.

2014: Everyday 3, Everyday 4, and I Miss You[edit]

Girl's Day in 2014

On January 3, 2014, Girl's Day released their fourth EP, Everyday 3, which was largely produced by Duble Sidekick. The music video for the title track "Something" ("썸씽") reached one million views within a day, and the song became their highest-charting single, peaking at #2 on both Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 and the Gaon Digital Chart. It also ranked first on the monthly Gaon Digital Chart, and remained in the top 10 of the Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for eight weeks. The group's live promotions for "Something" won five music show awards, and later that year, the song won the 'Best Dance Performance by a Female Group' award at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

In July, the group released their fifth EP, Everyday 4, with the lead single "Darling". The EP was again produced by Duble Sidekick.

On October 15, the group released the smart card EP and ballad single "I Miss You" ("보고싶어").[5] On November 26, they released the compilation album Best Album in Japan.

2015–present: Love and Japanese debut[edit]

At the Phoenix Summer Festival in Ilsan in 2015

On May 12, 2015, Girl's Day released the single "Hello Bubble" in endorsement with haircare brand Mise-en-scène.[6] In June, they began filming in Okinawa, Japan for MBC reality programme One Fine Day.[7]

The group released their second full-length album Love, along with its title track "Ring My Bell", on July 6, 2015.[8] During promotions for the album, the group faced controversy over their July 7 appearance on a Korean internet-streamed programme, ChoiKoon TV. The group members were criticised by audiences for what was seen as disrespectful behaviour, and appeared on the stream the following day to offer an apology.[9][10]

On September 30, Girl's Day made their Japanese debut with the album Girl's Day 2015 Autumn Party, which contained Japanese versions of the singles "Darling", "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Ring My Bell". The group also held a showcase in Taipei on November 1, performing twelve of their songs to an audience of 2,000 fans.[11]

Ambassadorship for Plan Korea[edit]

In August 2013 Girl's Day were appointed honorary ambassadors for the Plan Korea campaign, "Because I Am a Girl".[12] That month the group visited Chiang Rai, Thailand, where they carried out volunteer work.[13]

The group returned to Thailand a year later to participate in a campaign for girls' birth registration.[14]

On February 17, 2016, the group visited Cambodia as Plan Korea ambassadors, volunteering at a school where they held art and music workshops.[15]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Sojin (소진, born Park So-jin (박소진), 21 May 1986)
  • Yura (유라, born Kim Ah-young (김아영), 6 November 1992)
  • Minah (민아, born Bang Min-ah (방민아), 13 May 1993)
  • Hyeri (혜리, born Lee Hye-ri (이혜리), 9 June 1994)

Former[edit]

  • Jihae (지해, born Woo Ji-hae (우지해)), left the group in October 2012.
  • Jisun (지선, born Hwang Ji-sun (황지선)), left the group in September 2010. In 2011, she joined the girl group New.F.O. under the stage name JN.[16]
  • Jiin (지인, born Lee Ji-in (이지인)), left the group in September 2010. In 2014, she joined the girl group Bebop.

Member timeline[edit]

(Date of latest news: July 29, 2015 (2015-07-29).)[17]

Discography[edit]

Korean albums[edit]

Japanese albums[edit]

  • Girl’s Day 2015 Autumn Party (2015)

Solo concerts[edit]

Korea[edit]

  • 2014: Summer Party

Japan[edit]

  • 2012: Girl's Day Party in Zepp
  • 2014: Winter Party
  • 2015: Autumn Party

Others[edit]

  • 2014: Kstar FanFest in Singapore

Filmography[edit]

TV shows[edit]

Year Show Network Note
2011 Kira Kira Slim Mnet Japan Documentary, 26 Episodes
2014 Human Documentary MBC Documentary
Picnic Live MBC Music Show
You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Music program (Episode 221)
2015 One Fine Day MBC Music Series, 9 Episodes (8 + 1 Special)
2016 Entertainment Weekly KBS2 TV Program, Broadcast Date 13 Feb 2016

Variety Shows[edit]

Show Year Network Note
Weekly Idol 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 MBC Every 1 Guest
Idol Star Athletics Championship 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 MBC Cast
After School Club 2013 - 2014 - 2015 Arirang Guest
Beatles Code 2 2012 - 2013 Mnet Guest
Flower Bouquet 2010 MBC Guest
We Are Dating MBC Every 1 Cast
Quiz to Change the World 2011 MBC Guest
Director's Cut Mnet Guest
Mnet M! Pick Mnet Guest
Real Men 2013 MBC Guest
Escape Crisis No. 1 2014 KBS2 Guest
Eco Village 2015 SBS Guest (Ep 13 - 14)
Hidden Camera Shot Battle 2016 MBC Guest (Ep 01) with Super Junior's Leeteuk and K.Will

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(EP) Everyday Ⅱ / Daum 뮤직 :: 언제 어디서나 Music on Daum" (in Korean). Daum Communications. 
  2. ^ "걸스데이, 지해 탈퇴…4인조로 26일 컴백". Nate. October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "KBS World Radio K-POP News". world.kbs.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 
  4. ^ "20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks". Billboard. December 23, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Girl's Day releasing their new album in a smart card format for the first time in the world". sg.celebrity.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 
  6. ^ Lim Jeong-yeo (May 11, 2015). "Girl’s Day with bright new hair colors for ‘Hello Bubble’". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Girl's Day travel to Okinawa, Japan for their 'One Fine Day'". Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ 최종수정 (June 3, 2015). "걸스데이 7월 6일 컴백! '1년만에 만나요' [Girl's Day will comeback on the 6th of July! 'Let's meet after a year']". Naver. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ "걸스데이(GirlsDay), '최군TV' 방송 태도 논란…'이게 무슨 일?'". 네이트뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  10. ^ "걸스데이 소진, 태도논란 공식사과 "불편함 느꼈을 분들께 죄송"". entertain.naver.com. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  11. ^ "Girl′s Day Brought to Tears by Fans in Taiwan". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  12. ^ "Girl's Day volunteers for children in Cambodia". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  13. ^ "Korean Singers Girl's Day Reveal Photos from Volunteer Work in Chiang Rai". www.chiangraitimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 
  14. ^ "KPOP NEWS - Girl’s Day to Take Volunteer Trip to Thailand | Mwave". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 
  15. ^ "Girl's Day volunteers for children in Cambodia". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  16. ^ "Hwang Ji-sun's profile on Daum Music under the stage name as JN". Daum Communications. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Girl's Day renew their contract with Dream Tea Entertainment until 2019". Allkpop. July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 

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