Laboum

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Laboum
Laboum arriving at Music Bank in July 27, 2018.png
Laboum in July 2018
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2014–present
Labels
Members
  • Yujeong
  • Soyeon
  • ZN
  • Haein
  • Solbin
Past members
  • Yulhee

Laboum (Hangul라붐; stylized as LABOUM) is a South Korean girl group that debuted in 2014 under NH Media and Nega Network's joint venture Global H Media. Their name is taken from the French term meaning "The Party".[2]

History[edit]

2014: Debut with Petit Macaron[edit]

In August 2014, NH Media and Nega Network announced the upcoming debut girl group Laboum, who had been training for four years. The group was touted as a sister group to NH Media's U-KISS and Nega Network's Brown Eyed Girls.[2]

Laboum released their debut single album Petit Macaron on August 28, 2014, following the release of their music video for title track "Pit-A-Pat" the day before. The song was written by Seo Ji-eum, known for hits such as f(x)'s "Electric Shock" and TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle", and composed by Jung Jae-yeob.[3]

On October 24, Laboum announced that they would come back with Petit Macaron DATA PACK, a Petit Macaron re-release with extra digital contents, and a reworking of the track "What About You?". On October 31, the group held a comeback performance on Music Bank and released the song's music video, which featured a clockwork doll theme. Petit Macaron DATA PACK was released on November 3.[4]

2015: Sugar Sugar and Aalow Aalow[edit]

In late February 2015, ZN was cast to star opposite U-KISS' Kevin in the two "Milky Love" episodes of the omnibus web drama About Love. Both episodes were released on March 2 on Naver TV Cast.[5][6]

On March 16, Laboum announced they would come back with a more mature yet refreshing concept in "Sugar Sugar", which would feature a slumber party theme. Their second single album "Sugar Sugar" was released on August 14.[7][8] Yujeong was a guest on a May episode of the popular radio program Kiss the Radio, hosted by Super Junior.

In June, Solbin was cast in the variety series Her Secret Weapon. The show focused on lesser-known girl group members and ranked them based on their performance in certain tasks that highlight the qualities female idols need to generate loyal fans.[9] Out of ten contestants, Solbin tied with Berry Good's Taeha for sixth place.

On November 26, 2015, Laboum uploaded a music video teaser for the comeback single "Aalow Aalow" to the group's official YouTube channel. The video was released on December 1 and featured an elegant, yet funky retro style.[10] On December 4, Laboum held a comeback stage for "Aalow Aalow" on Music Bank. The single album was officially released on December 6.[11]

2016–present: Fresh Adventure, Love Sign, Miss This Kiss and Yulhee's Departure[edit]

The group performing Shooting Love in 2016

On February 15, 2016, Laboum launched a campaign to fund their upcoming music video on the crowdfunding platform Makestar. Among other rewards, the group offered an "Honorary Producer" title in the music video credits to those who donated over a certain amount.[12] The campaign reached its goal of $8,261 in just four hours.[13]

The makestar campaign ultimately raised $27,832 – 336.9% of its original goal.[12] Laboum released the music video for "Journey to Atlantis" and its accompanying fourth single album Fresh Adventure on April 6, 2016.[14]

On August 23, 2016, Laboum's first mini album Love Sign was released. The album contains of six tracks, including the lead single "Shooting Love".

On December 2, 2016, Laboum released their winter digital single Winter Story.

On April 17, 2017, their second mini album Miss This Kiss was released with the lead track "Hwi Hwi". They took home their first music show win on Music Bank on April 28, 2017, with "Hwi Hwi".[15] The album was crowdfunded on the platform Makestar; the campaign raised $75,751.58 – 849.93% over its original goal.[16]

On July 25, 2017, Laboum released their summer digital single Laboum Summer Special with lead single "Only You".

ZN, Yujeong, and Haein appeared on KBS Idol Rebooting Project The Unit,[17] which first aired on October 28, 2017.

On November 3, 2017, NH Media confirmed the departure of Yulhee from the group and terminated her contract.[18]

On February 10, 2018, the finale for The Unit was held live at COEX Stadium, with ZN ranked #8.[19] ZN will promote as a member of the show's winning girl group, UNI.T, for 7 months.[20]

On July 9, a teaser image for the group's upcoming single album, Between Us was released.[21] The following day, it was revealed that the single was produced by member Soyeon, and that all five members would participate in promotional activities.[22]

The group will release its debut Japanese single Hwi Hwi on November 7, 2018 under Nippon Columbia.[1]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Yujeong (유정)
  • Soyeon (소연)
  • ZN (지엔)
  • Haein (해인)
  • Solbin (솔빈)

Former[edit]

  • Yulhee (율희)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[23]
Love Sign
Track listings
  1. Shooting Star
  2. Shooting Love (푱푱)
  3. Ding Dong (딩동)
  4. Oops (달콤하게)
  5. Like U Love U feat. Yun
13
Miss This Kiss 1

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[23]
Petit Macaron
  • Released: August 28, 2014
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Pit a Pat (두근두근)
  2. La li:Lalala (주문을 풀어)
  3. What About You (어떡할래)
15
  • Repackaged: November 3, 2014 (Petit Macaron: Data Pack)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Pit a Pat (두근두근)
  2. La li:Lalala (주문을 풀어)
  3. What About You (어떡할래)
  4. Winter Party
25
Sugar Sugar
  • Released: March 27, 2015
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Sugar Sugar (슈가슈가)
  2. Happy Joke (장난햅)
  3. Fantasy
17
Aalow Aalow
  • Released: December 6, 2015
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Intro
  2. Aalow Aalow (아로아로)
  3. Tasty
26
Fresh Adventure
  • Released: April 6, 2016
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, Interpark, Windmill Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Intro
  2. Journey to Atlantis (상상더하기)
  3. Strike Out
  4. Caterpillar
9
Between Us
  • Released: July 27, 2018
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, NHN Bugs
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Between Us (체온)
  2. Love Game
  3. Between Us (체온) (inst.)
17

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
[31]
KOR
Hot

[32]
"Pit-A-Pat" (두근두근) 2014 195 N/A Petit Macaron
"What About You" (어떡할래) 148
"Sugar Sugar" 2015 271 Sugar Sugar
"Aalow Aalow" (아로아로) 180 Aalow Aalow
"Journey to Atlantis" (상상더하기) 2016 147 Fresh Adventure
"Shooting Love" (푱푱) 128 Love Sign
"Winter Story" (겨울동화) N/A Non-album single
"Hwi Hwi" (휘휘) 2017 97 Miss This Kiss
"Only U" (두바둡) N/A Non-album single
"Between Us" (체온) 2018 [A] Between Us
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
2014 "Pit-A-Pat" Yong Seong[43]
"What About You?" Kim Beom-chul[44]
2015 "Sugar Sugar" No Jang-sik[45]
"Aalow Aalow" INSP, SUIKO[46]
2016 "Journey to Atlantis" Hong Won-ki[47]
"Shooting Love" Yoo Sung-kyun[48]
"Winter Story"
2017 "Hwi Hwi"
Dobadob (Only U)
2018 "Between Us"

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Note
2016 Laboum TV Naver V App

Reality show[edit]

Year Title Network
2016 Laboum project MBC Music

Awards and nominations[edit]

Music programs[edit]

Music Bank[edit]

Year Date Song
2017 April 28 "Hwi Hwi"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Between Us" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but appeared at number 82 on the component BGM Chart.[42]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "「U-KISS」ケビン&「LABOUM」ZN、ウェブドラマで共演". Wow! Korea. AISE Inc. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
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  17. ^ "LABOUM Looks Back On 2017, Including Shared Experiences On The Unit". Soompi. 17 February 2018.
  18. ^ Kim, Mi-ji. < "[공식입장 전문] 'FT 최민환과 열애' 라붐 율희, 팀 탈퇴…"본인의사 존중"". Xports News (in Korean). Xports News. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
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  29. ^ "Archived copy" 2016년 06월 Album Chart [June 2016 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  30. ^ 2018년 08월 Album Chart [July 2018 Album Chart]. Gaon August Chart (in Korean). Retrieved September 6, 2018.
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  33. ^ 2014년 37주차 Download Chart (국내) [Week 37 of 2014 Download Chart (Domestic)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). p. 3. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  34. ^ 2014년 46주차 Download Chart [Week 46 of 2014 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). p. 2. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
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  44. ^ VEGETARIAN PITBULL (October 29, 2014). "LA BOUM - 어떡할래(What about you) M/V". Vimeo.
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  46. ^ KOINRUSH (September 18, 2016). "LABOUM - AAROW AAROW [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]". Vimeo.
  47. ^ Fresh Adventure (photobook). Laboum. South Korea: INTERPARK, Windmill ENT. 2016. Credits.
  48. ^
    • Love Sign (photobook). Laboum. South Korea: LOEN Entertainment. 2016. Credit.
    • "LABOUM – Winter Story". SUNNYVISUAL.
    • Miss This Kiss (photobook). Laboum. South Korea: INTERPARK, Windmill ENT. 2017. Credit.
    • "[MV] LABOUM _ Only u". SUNNYVISUAL.
    • Between Us (photobook). Laboum. South Korea: NHN BUGS Corp. 2018. Credit.

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