Jeon Boram

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Jeon Bo-ram
Boram @ SC Showcase.jpg
Boram at the "So Crazy" Showcase 2015
Native name 전보람
Born Jeon Bo-ram
(1986-03-22) March 22, 1986 (age 32)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
Parent(s) Lee Mi-young
Jeon Young-rok
Relatives Jeon Woo-ram (sister)
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Labels MBK Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 보람
Revised Romanization Jeon Bo-ram
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Po-ram

Jeon Bo-ram (born March 22, 1986),[1] referred to as Boram, is a South Korean singer and actress. She originally debuted as solo artist with releasing two singles in 2008 before eventually became a member of girl group T-ara in 2009. The group went on to become one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jeon Bo-ram was born on March 22, 1986, in Seoul, South Korea.[1][3] Her father is Jeon Young-rok, who was a hugely popular singer in South Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.[citation needed] Her mother is Lee Mi-young, a well-known actress. She is a third-generation artist in Korea as both her grandfather, Hwang Hae, and grandmother, Baek Sul-hee, were both famous singers.[4][5] Her younger sister, Woo-ram, is a member of a co-ed idol rock group called Five Run Strike, under the stage name Rami.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

2008–2013: Career Beginning[edit]

Jeon released one album and a single prior to her debut in T-ara. "From Memory" was released in November 14, 2008[6] and "Lucifer Project Vol 1. 愛" was released in April 15, 2008.[7]

Jeon was contacted by the CEO of Core Contents Media after he watched a video clip of her dancing to BoA's "My Name". In mid-2009, Jeon was the first member to join T-ara after two members, Jiae and Jiwon, left the group.

In 2010, she was cast in a one-episode film of KBS's Purple Heeled Grim Reaper is Coming.[citation needed]

It was announced on July 15, 2010, that she would take over Eunjung's position as the second leader of T-ara, following the addition of new member Hwayoung.[8]

In December 2010, she was involved in a musical called "I Really Really Like You" with her father.[9] Jeon passed on her leadership to fellow member Hyomin in July 2011.[10]

Jeon along with Qri and Soyeon formed a subgroup called QBS in May 2013.[citation needed] The subgroup focused on the Japanese market. The subgroup release their debut single titled "Kaze no You ni" (風のように, Like the Wind) on June 26, 2013.[citation needed]

2017–present: Departure from MBK Entertainment[edit]

On March 6, 2017 MBK announced that T-ara would be releasing their last album as six member group in May, after Jeon and Soyeon decided not to renew their contracts, and other members decided to stay with the label until December 2017.[11] On May 7, MBK Entertainment revealed the group's plans had changed and that the group would disband following the release of the album and that the final album had been rescheduled to release in June 2017, with Jeon and Soyeon not participating due to the expiry of their contracts.[12][13] On May 8, it was announced that T-ara's last performance as six-members would be in Taiwan concert on May 13.[14][15]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Song Notes
2008 Lucifer Project Vol 1. 愛 Is It Today Debut song
From Memory From Memory
2013 Bunny Style! Maybe Maybe

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2002 The Romantic President Cameo [16]
2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Ji-ae [17]
2011 Gisaeng Ghost

Television series[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes Ref
2009 MBC Soul Shin So-yi Supporting role [18]
2010 KBS2 Master of Study Bad student Cameo [19]
The Angel of Death Comes with Purple High Heels Ah-mi [20]
2015 Sweet Temptation Bo-ram

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2014 The Lost Garden Musical Mercy Lead role [21]

Endorsements[edit]

Year Title
2007 Public Information Office
2008 Luna Cosmetics
2011 Crown Sando with Jeon Young-rok
2013 OranC with Jeon Young-rok and Jeon Woo-ram

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeon Bo-ram (전보람, Korean actress, singer, model, model for commercials)". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  2. ^ Nannar, Nina (May 9, 2017). "Ten best selling girl groups of all time". ITV News. Retrieved April 9, 2018. 
  3. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  4. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (5 May 2010). "Veteran singer Baek Seol-hee dies". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Lee Mi Young and Boram, "Let everyone all be happy and follow their dreams"". Daily K Pop News. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Music: From Memory (CD) by Jeon BoRam". Tower.com. 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  7. ^ Jeon BoRam (Artist). "Jeon BoRam - Lucifer Project Vol 1. Love - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  8. ^ (in Korean) '7인조' 티아라 리더, 은정에서 보람으로. Starnews. July 16, 2010.
  9. ^ (in Korean) Na, Jiyeon '티아라' 보람, 뮤지컬 데뷔..."아버지 전영록과 동반 출연" Archived 2012-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ (in Korean) Kwon, Su Bin 보람→효민 리더교체 “모든 멤버에게 기회줄 것
  11. ^ "티아라, 5월 초 완전체 컴백 확정…13번째 미니앨범(공식입장)". M.entertain.naver.com (in Korean). 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  12. ^ "티아라, 새앨범 6월말로 연기..완전체 아닌 4인 컴백" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  13. ^ "티아라 "완전체 15일 끝+4인 활동+보람·소연 응원"(공식)". Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  14. ^ "티아라 측 "대만 콘서트서 완전체로 무대 펼칠 예정"(공식입장)". 네이트뉴스. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  15. ^ "[단독] 티아라 소연·보람, 대만 콘서트서 마지막 인사 "완전체 활동 끝"". 네이트뉴스. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  16. ^ "The Romantic President Cast (Korean Movie - 2002) - 피아노 치는 대통령". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  17. ^ "Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Cast (Korean Movie - 2010) - 고死 두 번째 이야기 : 교생실습". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  18. ^ "HON - Soul Cast (Korean Drama - 2009) - 혼 - 魂". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  19. ^ "Master of Study Cast (Korean Drama - 2010) - 공부의 신". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  20. ^ "Drama Special - The Angel of Death Comes with Purple High Heels (Korean Drama - 2010) - 드라마 스페셜 - 보라색 하이힐을 신고 저승사자가 온다". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  21. ^ "T-Ara's Boram to play the lead role in 'The Lost Garden' ~ Daily K Pop News". Dkpopnews.net. 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 

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