Kard (band)

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Kard performing in their debut showcase in July 2017
From left to right: B.M, Somin, Jiwoo, J.Seph
Background information
Also known asK.A.R.D
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2016 (2016)–present
LabelsDSP Media
Associated acts
  • J.Seph
  • B.M
  • Somin
  • Jiwoo

KARD (Korean카드, also stylized as K.A.R.D or K♠RD) is a South Korean pop group formed by DSP Media. They are composed of members J.Seph, BM, Somin and Jiwoo. They officially debuted on July 19, 2017, with the EP Hola Hola.



Somin was previously a member of DSP Media's Japan-based girl group Puretty, which disbanded two years after its debut in 2012.[1] She later joined Kara Project, where she competed to become a new member of KARA and finished in second place.[2] On August 24, 2015, she debuted as leader of DSP Media's girl group April,[3] but she decided to depart from the group on November 9.[4][5]

J.Seph trained for five years, and BM trained for four and a half years under DSP Media. DSP Media planned to debut them in a hip-hop duo, but later the plans changed.

Prior to debut, BM was featured in Goo Ha-ra's song "La La La" from her 2015 debut EP Alohara (Can You Feel It?), and was also her dance partner for the music video and live performances of its lead single "Choco Chip Cookies".[6]

The last member of the group was Jiwoo, who had trained under FNC Entertainment for two years and moved to DSP Media in 2016, where she only trained for two months before debuting with KARD.[7]

2016: Project single I: Oh NaNa[edit]

Performing on Oh Nana

On December 8th, KARD official channel revealed that the first hidden member was Youngji, and[8] 5 members including Hiden member Youngji made a live broadcast on V app.[9] On December 9, Oh NaNa's music video teaser was released. [10]

On December 13, 2016, they released their first project single titled "Oh NaNa" featuring Heo Young-ji as a "hidden card". They planned to release three project singles before their official debut.

2017: Project single II: Don't Recall, Project single II: Rumor, Debut with Hola Hola, Wild Kard 2017 and You & Me[edit]

April 25, 2017 at WILD KARD PARTY KARD

On January 19, the US Billboard selected KARD as the TOP 5 notable K-pop artist.

Their follow-up project single "Don't Recall" was released on February 16, 2017, followed by its English version on March 1.

On April 21, LG Electronics selected them as their global ambassador for the G6 smartphone,. All content for their third project "Rumor" including music videos, will be collaborated with LG Electronics G6.[11]

Their third and final project single, titled "Rumor", was released on April 24. After its release, the single charted at #1 in 13 countries on iTunes' K-Pop charts and ranked high on main iTunes charts in the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Europe.[12]

The group held their first tour, 2017 The 1st Tour "Wild K.A.R.D" , in the United States between May–June 2017.[13][14][15][16]

On July 19, they released their debut EP Hola Hola. The six-track EP contained their previous project singles, as well as the title track "Hola Hola". They made their official televised performance on M Countdown on July 19.

Their Wild Kard Tour was held in September 2017, with five European dates in London, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, and Rotterdam, and five North American dates in Minneapolis; Washington, D.C.; New York City; Miami; and San Francisco.[17]

The group released their second EP, You & Me, on November 21 with the song "You In Me" serving as the title track.[18][19]

The female members of the group, Somin and Jiwoo, featured in a special version of the song "Lo Siento", the lead single of Super Junior's album Replay( repackage album of their eight Korean studio album Play ). This version is included inside the digital version of the album. The album was released on April 12, 2018. Somin and Jiwoo joined Super Junior to perform on Korean music programs.

2018: Tour held, RIDE ON THE WIND , the first solo concert[edit]

Tour held in four countries Singapore,Taiwan,Hong Kong and Philippines.[20]

KARD performed at the South By Southwest (SXSW) 2018. [21] They were the only K pop singer in '2018 year expectation team' selected by FUSE TV. FUSE TV selected 16 teams expected to be in 2018 among the teams participating in " SXSW" music festival, the largest music market in the United States.

On April 14th, they met local fans through '2018 WILD KARD TOUR' in 'The Kasablanka Hall' in Jakarta, Indonesia. Two tours were held in Melbourne, Australia on April 26 and Sydney in Australia on the 29th.[22]

On July 25th, they made their comeback with their third EP, Ride On the Wind.[23] They made a comeback through M Countdown on July 26th. On August 19th,they held their first solo concert after their debut in Korea.

2019: Bomb Bomb[edit]

On March 27th, they made their comeback with their first digital single Bomb Bomb.[24]


  • J.Seph (제이셉)
  • B.M (비엠)
  • Jeon So-min (전소민)
  • Jeon Ji-woo (전지우)


Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
FRA Down
US Heat
US World
Hola Hola
  • Released: July 19, 2017
  • Labels: DSP Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 171 25 3
You & Me
  • Released: November 21, 2017
  • Labels: DSP Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8 170 17 4
Ride on the Wind
  • Released: July 25, 2018
  • Labels: DSP Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album

US World
"Oh NaNa"
(feat. Hur Youngji)
2016 5 N/A Hola Hola
"Don't Recall" 2017 18 5
"Rumor" 3
"Hola Hola" 76 4
"You in Me" [A] 11 You & Me
"Ride On the Wind" 2018 [B] 19 N/A Ride On the Wind
"Bomb Bomb" 2019 3 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Headlining tours

  • 2017-2019: WILD KARD Tour

(Word Tour in America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia)

  • 2019-present: Play Your KARD Right Tour


Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Ref.
2016 "Oh NaNa" INSP, SUIKO
2017 "Don't Recall" [40]
"Don't Recall" Hidden ver.
"RUMOR" [41]
"RUMOR" Hidden ver.
"Hola Hola" [42]
"You In Me" Kim Young-jo &
Yoo Seung-woo
"Trust Me"
2018 "Ride on the Wind" [44]
"Ride on the Wind" Choreography ver.
"Knockin' On My Heaven's Door"
Choreography ver.
2019 "Bomb Bomb" Unknown [45]
"Bomb Bomb" Performance ver. Unknown

Awards and nominations[edit]

Asia Artist Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 KARD Rookie Award Won
2018 New Wave Award (Music) Won

CJ E&M America Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 KARD Hottest Rookie Won

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 KARD Best New Artist Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 KARD New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated


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  2. ^ "Ride On the Wind" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but appeared at number 92 on the Download component chart.[38]


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