Playback (South Korean band)

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Playback
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2015 (2015)–present
Labels Coridel Entertainment
Website coridelent.com/artist/playback/
Members
  • Yunji
  • Hayoung
  • Yujin
  • Woolim
  • Eunjin

Playback (Hangul플레이백) is a South Korea Korean girl group formed by Clear Company in 2015. They debuted on June 25, 2015, with the digital single "Playback".[1] The group consist of five members: Yunji, Hayoung, Yujin, Woolim and Eunjin.

History[edit]

Prior to joining Playback, Woolim spent three years as a trainee under JYP Entertainment. She later rose to fame after a video of her appearance on Mnet’s mystery singing show I Can See Your Voice, where she performed Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” went viral.[1]

Playback released their self-titled debut single album Playback and its title track of the same name on June 25, 2015. Just three months later, the group announced they planned to release a new single album on September 2.[2] The album's title track, "I Wonder", featured well-known singer and host Eric Nam.[3] The song garnered attention from media due to the involvement of popular Norwegian production team ELEMENT, whose resume includes CeeLo Green, Musiq Soulchild, and Madcon.[4]

Soon after they debut, their label who manages them was merged with Coridel Entertainment in late-2015 and they later official manages by Coridel Entertainment.

Eunjin was added back to the group on April 13, 2017, after being cut from the group before their official debut.[5]

On October 13, 2017 KST, Playback's agency Coridel Entertainment, released a statement through the group's official fan cafe to confirm that the members will be joining YG’s survival show, Mix Nine. They said, "After a long period of inactivity and preparing for a comeback, the group was given an offer to appear on the show 'Mix Nine'. We decided to go on the show because we believe that it will be a good chance for each member to show their talents and abilities. The members of the group are preparing and working hard to show their best and are aiming to release an album mid-October so please stay tuned and continue to support the girls."[6]

Members[edit]

  • Lee Yun-ji (이윤지)
  • Lee Ha-young (이하영)
  • So Yu-jin (소유진)
  • Hwang Woo-lim (황우림)
  • Ma Eunjin (마은진)

Discography[edit]

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[7]
I Wonder (플레이백) 36

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
"Playback" (플레이백) 2015 Non-album single
"I Wonder" (없을까?) (ft. Eric Nam) I Wonder
"Untold Story" (말하지 못한 이야기) 2017 Non-album singles
"Want You To Say" (말해줘)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2015 "Playback" Kim Eun-yoo
(12Rounds Production)[9][10]
"I Wonder" feat. Eric Nam
2017 "Want You To Say" Kim Young-jo, Yoo Seung-woo
(NAIVE Creative Production)[11]

Endorsements[edit]

Year Product Member Note
2015 TG E600S Earphones Woolim, Hayoung, Yujin, and Yunji -

Awards and nominations[edit]

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 "Playback" New Artist Award Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lee, Eun-ho. "걸그룹 대전 속, 숨은 신인그룹 찾기". TenAsia. Korea Entertainment Media. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Kim, Myeong-seon. "걸그룹 플레이백, 의문의 남성과 다정한 사진…'누구지?'". Naver TV. Naver Corporation. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Lee, Teon-ki. "플레이백, 에릭남과 핑크빛 달달한 재킷 공개". TV Daily. TV Daily. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Park, Soo-jung. "플레이백, 에릭남와 달달 콜라보..남녀공감송 '없을까' 공개". TenAsia. Korea Entertainment Media. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "'K팝스타6' 마은진, 데뷔 꿈 이룬다…플레이백 멤버 합류(공식)". Naver Entertainment. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Former 'K-Pop Star 6' contestant and Playback's Ma Eunjin to reunite with Yang Hyun Suk through 'Mix Nine' | allkpop.com". allkpop. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  7. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-08-27. 
  8. ^ "2015년 09월 Album Chart". 
  9. ^ "Playback_Playback MV". Vimeo. 12Rounds Production, Coridel Entertainment. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "playback (feat.eric nam) - 없을까 Recording MV". Vimeo. 12Rounds Production, Coridel Entertainment. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "PLAYBACK (플레이백) - 말해줘 (Want You To Say) Official Music Video". Tumblr. NAIVE Creative Production, Coridel Entertainment. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 

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