Nature (group)

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Nature
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2018–present
Labelsn.CH Entertainment
Websitenature.nchworld.com
Members
  • Saebom
  • Aurora
  • Lu
  • Chaebin
  • Gaga
  • Haru
  • Loha
  • Uchae
  • Sunshine
Past members
  • Yeolmae

Nature (Hangul: 네이처; Stylized as NATURE) is a South Korean girl group formed by n.CH Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea.[1] The group debuted on August 3, 2018, with the single album Girls and Flowers (기분 좋아), accompanied by the lead single "Allegro Cantabile (너의 곁으로)".[2] The group has three sub-units - Charming, Twinkle, and Cutie.[3][4][5] Currently, with Loha being a new addition to the group, she has not been placed into one of these sub-units as of yet.

History[edit]

In June 2018, n.CH Entertainment, a South Korean talent management and television production company founded and headed by former SM Entertainment executive Jung Chang-hwan, announced that it will launch its own all-girl group, NATURE, in August.[6]

2018: Debut, Yeolmae's Departure, and "Allegro Cantabile"[edit]

On August 3, the same day as the group's debut single's release, the lead single, "Allegro Cantabile" had its music video released as well.[7] [8] The music video features the current 8 members, as well as former member Yeolmae, who departed from the group quietly before debut. The songs were re-recorded to only feature the current 8 members, and the music video was re-structured to only include close-ups of the current members, and Yeolmae is only present in the choreographic segments. The lead single "Allegro Cantabile" is a remake of the opening to Nodame Cantabile, a popular anime, which was previously recorded by Suemitsu & the Suemith.[9] The group has performed the song through busking performances, as well as on various music shows, including MBC TV, Music Bank, Inkigayo, Arirang TV, and Mnet, where they had performed the song frequently since August 4.[10]

On August 24, three weeks after the music video's original release, the group released a Dance Practice Version of "Allegro Cantabile".[11] Nature won their first award, "New Artist of the Year", on August 30, at Soribada Best K-Music Awards.[12][13] On September 3, a month after its release, the group announced on their official Facebook page that the "Allegro Cantabile" Music Video had reached over 2 million views on YouTube.[14]

2018: Pop Cover Project, New Member Loha, and Some&Love[edit]

Towards the end of August, the group began a special project called "Pop Cover Project", where the girls vocally cover a popular pop song and perform a dance sequence. The project consists of 5 covers.
- The first video was released on August 28. It was "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles.[15]
- The second video was released on September 8. It was "My Sharona" by The Knack.[16]
- The third video was released on September 13. It was "Shut Up and Let Me Go" by The Ting Tings.[17]
- The fourth video was released on September 17. It was "Rhythm Nation" by Janet Jackson.[18]
- The fifth video was released on September 20. It was "Kiss" by Prince.[19]

On November 4, Nature via their Naver officially announced a new member, Loha as part of the group and introduced her through a live greeting.[20] The next day, the group began teasing their second single album on Facebook, Some & Love, which was released on November 22, 2018.[21] On the same day, the music video for the lead single, "Some (You'll Be Mine)", was released as well.[22] This was the first music video to feature new member Loha. A Performance Version of the music video was released on December 3.[23]

2019: "Dream About U" + I'm So Pretty[edit]

On January 15, Nature released a music video for the B track, "Dream About You", from their previous second single, Some & Love.[24] The video features the group donning blue tutus in a dream-like environment and it signifies the first time the group has incorporated an object into the complete choreography, which is a 'magic' star-wand. A Performance Version of the music video was released on January 25.[25]

On June 24, it is confirmed that Nature will make their comeback on July 10 with their 1st mini album I'm So Pretty. Member Gaga will not be involved due to her currently being on hiatus to focus on her studies.[26]. The music video for I'm So Pretty was released on July 10, 2019.

Members[edit]

  • Saebom (새봄) - Charming Line
  • Aurora (오로라) - Charming Line
  • Lu (루) - Charming Line
  • Chaebin (채빈) - Twinkle Line
  • Gaga (가가) - Cutie Line
  • Haru (하루) - Twinkle Line
  • Loha (로하)
  • Uchae (유채) - Cutie Line
  • Sunshine (선샤인) - Cutie Line

Former members[edit]

  • Yeolmae (열매) - Twinkle Line

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[27]
I’m So Pretty
Track listings
  1. I'm So Pretty (내가 좀 예뻐; naega jom yeppeo)
  2. Shup Up!
  3. Race (달리기; dalligi; lit: Running)
  4. I Wish (행운을 빌어요; haeng-un-eul bil-eoyo); lit: Good Luck)
  5. A Little Star
TBA

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[27]
Girls And Flowers (기분 좋아)
  • Released: August 3, 2018
  • Label: n.CH Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Girls and Flowers (기분 좋아; gibun joh-a; lit: Good Mood)
  2. Allegro Cantabile (너의 곁으로; neoui gyeot-eulo; lit: By Your Side)
  3. Girls and Flowers (기분 좋아) [Instrumental]
  4. Allegro Cantabile (너의 곁으로) [Instrumental]
34
Some & Love (썸 & 러브)
  • Released: November 22, 2018
  • Label: n.CH Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Some (You'll Be Mine) (썸; sseom; lit: Something)
  2. Dream About U (꿈꿨어; kkumkkwoss-eo; lit: I was Dreaming)
  3. La Historia (별자리; byeoljali; lit: Constellation)
39

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
KOR
[30]
"Allegro Cantabile" (기분 좋아) 2018 Girls and Flowers
"Some (You'll Be Mine)" (썸) Some&Love
"Dream About U" (꿈꿨어) 2019
"I'm So Pretty" (내가 좀 예뻐) TBA I'm So Pretty
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Videography[edit]

Title Year Director
"Allegro Cantabile" 2018 Hong Won-Ki (Zanybros)[31]
"Walk Like an Egyptian" (Pop Cover Project) N/A
"My Sharona" (Pop Cover Project) N/A
"Shut Up and Let Me Go" (Pop Cover Project) N/A
"Rhythm Nation" (Pop Cover Project) N/A
"Kiss" (Pop Cover Project) N/A
"Some (You'll Be Mine)" N/A
"Some (You'll Be Mine) [Performance Ver.]" N/A
"Dream About U" 2019 N/A
"Dream About U (Performance Ver.)" N/A
"I'm So Pretty" N/A

Filmography[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title Network Note(s) Ref.
2019 We'll Make You Feel Better Mnet Member Gaga is absent [32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Genie Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2019[33] Nature The Top Artist Pending
The Female New Artist Pending
Genie Music Popularity Award Pending
Global Popularity Award Pending

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018[34] Nature Best New Female Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated

Soribada Best K-Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Nature New Artist of the Year[12][13] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "네이처 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  2. ^ "걸그룹 네이처, 오늘(17일) 방송 데뷔…KBS2 뮤직뱅크 출연" (in Korean). Money S.
  3. ^ "NATURE, Girls From Nature, Charming Line" (in Korean).
  4. ^ "NATURE, Girls From Nature, Twinkle Line" (in Korean).
  5. ^ "NATURE, Girls From Nature, Cutie Line" (in Korean).
  6. ^ "Multinational K-pop act Nature to debut". K-pop Herald. June 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "신예 걸그룹 네이처, 데뷔앨범 '기분 좋아' 공식 발매". Heraldbiz (in Korean). August 3, 2018.
  8. ^ ""Allegro Cantabile" MV". Youtube. August 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "걸그룹 네이처, 교사·국가대표 꿈 내려놓고 아이돌 도전". Yonhap News (in Korean). July 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "음악중심' 네이처, 상큼 발랄 '알레그로 칸타빌레' 데뷔 무대 [TV캡처]". Mstoo Asiae (in Korean). August 18, 2018.
  11. ^ ""Allegro Cantabile" Dance Practice". Youtube. August 24, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "[2018소리바다어워즈] 더보이즈·스트레이키즈·네이처·아이즈, 신한류 루키 수상". News1 Korea (in Korean). August 30, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Nature wins rookie award at 2018 Soribada Awards". Kpop Herald. August 31, 2018.
  14. ^ "네이처, 데뷔곡 '알레그로 칸타빌레' MV 조회수 200만 돌파…신인 돌풍". Sports Chosun (in Korean). September 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "Nature Pop Cover Project #1 Walk Like An Egyptian MV". Facebook. August 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "Nature Pop Cover Project #2 My Sharona MV". Facebook. September 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Nature Pop Cover Project #3 Shut Up and Let Me Go MV". Facebook. September 13, 2018.
  18. ^ "Nature Pop Cover Project #4 Rhythm Nation MV". Facebook. September 17, 2018.
  19. ^ "Nature Pop Cover Project #5 Kiss MV". Facebook. September 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "걸그룹 네이처, 새 멤버 로하(LOHA) V라이브를 통해 첫 인사". Naver (in Korean). November 5, 2018.
  21. ^ "Nature The 2nd Single Album Image Teaser". Facebook. November 6, 2018.
  22. ^ ""Some (You'll Be Mine)" MV". Youtube. November 22, 2018.
  23. ^ ""Some (You'll Be Mine)" MV" (Performance Ver.)". Youtube. December 3, 2018.
  24. ^ ""Dream About U" MV"". Youtube. January 15, 2019.
  25. ^ ""Dream About U" MV" (Performance Ver.)". Youtube. January 25, 2019.
  26. ^ "네이처, 첫 미니앨범 '아임 소 프리티'로 7월 10일 컴백". enews24 (in Korean). June 24, 2019.
  27. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  28. ^ "2018년 08월 Album Chart".
  29. ^ "2018년 11월 Album Chart".
  30. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  31. ^ "NATURE 네이처 : Allegro Cantabile 너의 곁으로". Zanybros.
  32. ^ "네이처, 데뷔 첫 Mnet 단독 리얼리티 '기분 좋게 해드릴게요' 출연[공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). May 10, 2019. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  33. ^ "[뮤직토픽] '2019 MGMA', 여자 신인상 후보에 아이즈원이 없는 것에 대한 의구심". Topstarnews (in Korean). June 21, 2019.
  34. ^ "네이처, '2018 MAMA(마마)' 여자 신인상 후보에 올라". Topstarnews (in Korean). November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2018.