Girl Friends (band)
|Members||Chae Rina, Yuri|
Both Yuri and Chae Rina have previously been part of major Korean pop groups: Yuri in Cool, and Chae in Roo'ra and Diva. They became friends in the 1990s while performing with their respective groups, and discussed doing a joint project for 10 years. When they found time to do so, they debated on various names (including "Yurina") before deciding on "Girl Friends"; afterwards, Chae stated that it felt great to keep their promise and release an album.
Their first album, Another Myself, was released on July 29, 2006. Described as an R&B album, the duo mentioned that it was an album made with no regrets, and they put their best efforts into making a great album. Their first single was "Maybe I Love You." The album sold 8000 copies by the end of August, according to the Music Industry Association of Korea.
Their second album, Addict 2 Times, was released in August 2007. The duo did not make an official comeback performance until October 2007; at the time, they stated that they wanted to win fans with their songs instead of their dances. The album sold 1,777 copies in its month of release; it has not charted since.
- Another Myself July 29, 2006
- Addict 2 Times August 20, 2007
- (Korean)유리 채리나 듀엣 '걸프렌즈'로 팀명 결정! (Yuri Chae Rina Duo Name Chosen as "Girl Friends"). MyDaily. June 27, 2006. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- (Korean)엔짱: 쿨+디바 '매력덩어리' 뭉쳤다 (Cool and Diva's Charismatic Members Joined Together). Sports Hankook. July 8, 2006. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- (Korean)Star News: 유리-채리나, '걸프렌즈' 결성 후 타이틀곡 첫 공개! (Yuri-Chae Rina, "Girl Friends" Debut Their First Single!). EPG. July 19, 2006. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- Music Industry Association of Korea. August 2006 chart Archived October 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine..
- (Korean) 유리&채리나 “이번엔 춤보다 노래로 승부” (Yuri & Chae Rina "Now, instead of dances, we will succeed with our songs") www.asiaeconomy.co.kr. October 10, 2007. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- Music Industry Association of Korea. August 2007 chart. Retrieved January 22, 2008.