Hello Venus

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Hello Venus
헬로비너스
헬로비너스 (HELLOVENUS) 생명사랑을 위한 희망 콘서트.jpg
Hello Venus in December 2013 (left to right-Lime, Yoonjo (former), Yooara (former), Yooyoung, Alice, and Nara)
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Labels
Associated acts After School, Son Dam Bi, NU'EST, Happy Pledis
Website Official website
Members
Past members

Hello Venus (Hangul: 헬로비너스; stylized as HELLOVENUS) is a South Korean girl group formed by Tricell Media, a joint venture between Pledis Entertainment and Fantagio, in 2012. It was announced in July 2014 that the two companies had ended their partnership, with the remaining members continuing under Fantagio.[1][2]

They are the second girl group to debut under Pledis Entertainment (the other being After School). The group consists of Nara, Alice, Lime, Yooyoung, Seoyoung and Yeoreum. Debuting on 9 May 2012, they were initially After School and NU'EST's sister group. Since the split, however, they are a Fantagio exclusive act.

History

Pledis Entertainment collaborated with Fantagio Entertainment, an acting agency, for Hello Venus' showcase in April.[3] Yoo Ara and Yoonjo were trainees of After School, both having performed on their first album Virgin.[4] Both girls were expected to join After School at some point. Yoo Ara, along with fellow Pledis trainee Kyungmin, were the final two candidates to become After School's ninth member, however, current After School member E-Young was chosen instead. Lime was in the pre-debut line-up of a girl group called Viva Girls under Medialine Entertainment; consisting of several members including Nine Muses member Kyungri.[4] However, the group disbanded and each girl left the company.

Lime was a backup dancer for Chae Yeon.[4] She was also a rapper in Lee Jung's '들어봐'(Look At Me)[5] and Honey Family's 역전의 드라마 (Reversal of Drama)[6] under the name Haley.

The group was originally a seven member line-up; consisting of the six girls and a Pledis Trainee Nicole. Nicole departed Pledis shortly before Hello Venus's debut.[7]

2012: Debut with Venus, Like a Wave, and What Are You Doing Today?

Hello Venus first became known under the name Venus. On 17 April, Hello Venus was officially announced with a teaser image, along with the opening of an official website. The final group had six members, containing two members from Pledis: Yoo Ara and Yoonjo, and four members from Fantagio: Alice, Nara, Lime and Yooyoung. On 9 May, Hello Venus debuted their mini-album Venus, with "Venus" serving as the promotional track.[8]

On 4 July, the group released a digital repackage of their first mini-album, Like a Wave, with the song of the same name used for their promotions.[9]

On 16 December, they released their second mini album, What Are You Doing Today?.[10][unreliable source]

2013: First fanmeeting and Would You Stay For Tea?

Promotions for "What Are You Doing Today?" concluded on 27 January, however on 30 January, Tricell Media announced that the group would begin promoting their follow-up song, "Romantic Love" immediately, with the first performance on MBC Music's Show Champion the same day.[11]

On 18 April, Hello Venus revealed teaser images for their third mini-album.[12] A second set of images and the music video teaser of their title track was released on 24 and 25 April, respectively.[13][14] The mini-album and the music video was released on 2 May. The following day, Tricell Media announced that the group will hold their first solo concert at Sogang University’s Mary Hall on 22 June.[15]

2014: Yoo Ara and Yoonjo's departure, new members and "Sticky Sticky"

It was announced on 31 July via Hello Venus' official Daum café that Pledis and Fantagio had decided to terminate the Hello Venus project. Alice, Nara, Lime, and Yooyoung will continue to promote as Hello Venus, while Yoo Ara and Yoonjo will return to Pledis, pursuing careers in acting and continue their careers in music. The remaining members will work on releasing a new album, and will also be venturing into acting. Hello Venus will now be managed solely by Fantagio.[1]

On 16 September, the group's agency announced that they are scheduled to have a comeback sometime in the fall. The comeback is reported to be in collaboration with the Brave Brothers, as well as introducing a new member to the group.[16] On 22 October, Fantagio introduced two new members: Seoyoung and Yeoreum, and announced that the group would be making their comeback with a single in the following month.[17] A music video teaser for their upcoming single "Sticky Sticky" was released on 31 October, featuring all the members in a sexy concept. The song and music video was released on 6 November 2014.[18]

2015: "Wiggle Wiggle" and I'm Ill

Hello Venus once again teamed up with Brave Brothers for digital single, "Wiggle Wiggle" released on January 5, 2014. The group released their fifth mini album, I'm Ill on July 22, 2015, promoting the song of the same name.

Endorsements

In October 2012, five months after their debut, Hello Venus became endorsement models for Bugs 3.0, a smartphone music application from Neowiz Internet.[19]

Members

Former

Timeline

Discography

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[27]
Venus
  • Released: May 9, 2012
  • Re-released (Like a Wave): July 4, 2012
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • KOR: N/A
What Are You Doing Today? (오늘 뭐해?)
  • Released: December 12, 2012
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Format: CD, digital download
92
  • KOR: 984+ (2013)[28]
Would You Stay For Tea? (차 마실래?)
  • Released: May 2, 2013
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Format: CD, digital download
6
I'm Ill (난 예술이야)
  • Released: July 22, 2015
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Format: CD, digital download
TBA
  • KOR: TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[27]
Hello Venus Live Album 2013
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[30]
KOR Hot 100
[31]
"Venus" 2012 35 34 Venus
"What Are You Doing Today?" 37 38 What Are You Doing Today?
"Would You Stay For Tea?" 2013 33 26 Would You Stay For Tea?
"Sticky Sticky" 2014 87 Non-album singles
"Wiggle Wiggle" 2015 66
"I'm Ill" [A] I'm Ill
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[30]
KOR Hot 100
[31]
"Like a Wave" 2012 60 60 Like a Wave
"Romantic Love" 2013 97 What Are You Doing Today?
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Album
"Where Are You Now?" 2013 After School Bokbulbok OST Part 2[32]
"It's Just Love" 2014 Cunning Single Lady OST[33]

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Venus" 2012 Kim Hye-jung[34]
"What Are You Doing Today?" Digipedi[35]
"Would You Stay for Tea?" 2013 Hong Won-ki[36]
"Where Are You Now?" Unknown
"Sticky Sticky" 2014 Hong Won-ki[37]
"Wiggle Wiggle" 2015 Unknown
"Soldier Dance" Unknown
"Soldier Dance" (Dance Ver.) Unknown
"I'm Ill" (Performance Ver.) Unknown
"I'm Ill" Unknown

Filmography

Reality shows

Year Title Notes
2012 Birth of Venus
2013 SBS MTV Diary with NU'EST

Variety shows

Year Title Network Member(s)
2012 Weekly Idol MBC Every1 All
2013 All
2015 After School Club ArirangTV All
Her Secret Weapon MBC Every1 Alice

Television dramas

Year Title Role Member(s)
2012 Take Care of Us, Captain stewardesses (Cameo, Ep. 20) Nara and Yooyoung
2013 Wonderful Mama Jang Go-eun Yooyoung
After School: Lucky or Not (Cameo, Ep. 1) HelloVenus
2014 Cunning Single Lady Pi Song-hee
booking ladies (Cameo, Ep. 10)
Yooyoung
Alice and Nara

Awards and nominations

Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2012 Best New Female Artist[38] "Venus" Nominated
Artist of the Year[39] Nominated

Seoul Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2013 Best Rookie[citation needed] "Venus" Nominated

Other awards

Year Award Category Result
2013 Gaon Chart K-Pop Award Newcomer Award (Female Group)[12] Won

Notes

  1. ^ "I'm Ill" peaked at number 99 on the domestic Gaon Digital Chart.

References

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