Glam (Korean: 글램; stylized as GLAM) was a South Korean girl group that debuted in 2012 under the management of Big Hit Music and Source Music. The group originally consisted of five members: Zinni, Trinity, Jiyeon, Dahee, and Miso. They were the first girl group of Big Hit Entertainment and Source Music. The group officially debuted in 2012 with the single “Party XXO”. Glam disbanded in 2015. The name of the group means "Girls be Ambitious".
Before officially debuting, Glam was featured on 2AM's song "Just Me" from the boy band's 2010 album, Saint o'Clock. Glam and BTS were also featured artists on Lee Hyun's song "Bad Girl" from the singer's 2011 album, You Are Best of My Life. The group also gained spotlight after member Dahee provided the vocals for the vocaloid SeeU.
2012–2013: Debut, singles, and departure of Trinity
On July 16, 2012, Glam officially debuted with the release of their debut single, "Party (XXO)." Later that year, they released the song, "The Person I Miss" for the soundtrack of the Korean drama, Five Fingers.
On December 31, Big Hit Entertainment announced that Trinity was leaving the group due to personal reasons and that Glam would continue as a four-member group.
On January 2, 2013, Glam released their second single, "I Like That" which sampled the song "Why Do You" by Chuli and Miae. On March 15, Glam made their second comeback of the year with the single, "In Front of the Mirror" which combined genres including Europop, trot, and hip hop.
2014–2015: Dahee blackmail scandal and disbandment
On September 2, 2014, the actor Lee Byung-hun accused two women of blackmailing him by using a compromising video as leverage. Dahee and model Lee Ji-yeon were later identified as the women involved and were charged with blackmailing the actor for 5 billion won. On January 15, 2015, the Seoul District Court sentenced Dahee to one year in prison. The same day, Glam's agency confirmed that the members of the group had ended their contracts with the agency, and the group had officially disbanded.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales (DL)||Album|
|"I Like That"||2013||57||54||
|"In Front of the Mirror" (거울앞에서)||37||47||
|"Give It 2 U"||2014||—||79||N/A|
|"—" denotes release did not chart.|
|"The Person I Miss" (그리운 사람)||2012||Five Fingers OST|
|"Just Me" (바로 나야)
2AM feat. Glam
Lee Hyun feat. Glam & BTS
|2011||You Are the Best of My Life|
|2012||Real Music Drama: GLAM||Themselves||SBS MTV|
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- Sales of "Party (XXO)":
- Cumulative sales of "I Like That":
- Cumulative sales of "In Front of the Mirror":