Papaya (band)

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Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance-pop
Years active 2000 (2000)–2001
  • One Star Music (2000)
  • Cream Entertainment (2001)

Papaya (Hangul파파야) was an all girl pop group from South Korea. They released two albums before becoming inactive.


Papaya's first album, entitled 동화 ("Fairy Tale"), was distributed by One Star Music on August 4, 2000 and featured five members (Kang Se-jung, Joo Youn-jung, Jo Hye-kyung, Hwang Yoon-mi and Kang Kyoung-ah). Due to their unpopularity, Hwang Yoon-mi and Kang Kyoung-ah left the group before the release of their second album, Violet, released on May 22, 2001 under the Cream Entertainment music label.[1][2]


  • Kang Kyoung-ah (강경아)
  • Joo Youn-jung (주연정)
  • Jo Eun-sae (조은새)
  • Go Eun-chae (고은채)
  • Go Na-eun (고나은)

After disbandment[edit]

Kang Se-jung went on to acting and uses stage name Go Na-eun. In 2009, she starred in Assorted Gems. She won the Excellence Award, Actress in the 2009 MBC Drama Awards for her role as eldest daughter, Gung Bi-chwi.[3][4]

Hwang Yoon-mi also turned to acting and uses stage name Go Eun-chae.[5] In September 2012, Go married musical actor Park Eun-tae.[6]

Jo Hye-kyung became a Trot singer, using the stage name Jo Eun-sae. In 2014, she released single '비비고 (Rubbing)'.[7]



# Information Tracks
  • Title: 동화 (Fairytale)
  • Released: 2000.08.04[1]
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: One Star Music
  • Title: Violet
  • Released: 2001.05.22[1]
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: Cream Entertainment


  1. ^ a b c 파파야 (in Korean). Mnet Music. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ 파파야 (in Korean). Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "서우·임주은·고나은, 안방 여주인공 꿰찬 신예들" [Seo Woo, Lim Joo-eun and Go Na-eun, rookies land main heroine roles] (in Korean). 11 August 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Kim, Hyeon-rok; Kim, Gyeo-ul (31 December 2009). "이혜영·고나은, MBC연기대상 女우수상" [Lee Hye-young, Go Na-eun MBC Drama Awards Actress Excellence Award] (in Korean). Starnews/Money Today. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (21 March 2007). "'파파야' 황윤미, 고은채로 개명 연기자 변신" [Papaya's Hwang Yoon-mi changes name to Go Eun-chae and transforms into an actress] (in Korean). Starnews/Money Today. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "박은태 고은채 커플, 다음달 24일 백년가약" [Couple Park Eun-tae Go Eun-chae, tie the knot by next month, 24th] (in Korean). Starnews/Money Today. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "'전국노래자랑' 조은새, 몸매 돋보인다 했더니…아이돌 출신" ['Boasting with a national song' Jo Eun-sae has an outstanding is this the birth of an idol?] (in Korean). Chosun Ilbo. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.