Puretty

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Puretty
퓨리티
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012–2014
Labels DSP Media
Associated acts
Website purettyweb.jp
Past members Yoo Hye-in
Cho Shi-yoon
Yoon Chae-kyung
Jeon So-min
Jeon Jae-eun
Puretty
Hangul 퓨리티
Revised Romanization Pyuriti
McCune–Reischauer P'yurit'i

Puretty (Korean: 퓨리티) was a South Korean girl group formed by DSP Media in 2012. The group debuted in August in Japan with the song "Cheki☆Love" which was used as a soundtrack for the anime titled Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future. There were also plans for the group to make their Korean debut later on.[1] On 14 January 2014, DSP Media announced that the group had been disbanded with the possibility of its members debuting into other new groups in the future.[2]

History[edit]

In January 2012, DSP Media announced that they would be debuting a new sister group to Kara and Rainbow.[3] Temporarily nicknamed as the DSP Girls, the group revealed plans to debut simultaneously in both Korea and Japan through an anime titled Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future,[3] with characters based on the members of PURETTY themselves.

Puretty held their first official performance at the Tokyo Toy Show 2012 on 15 June, promoting their debut Japanese single "Cheki☆Love".[4]

On 17 January 2014, DSP Media announced that the group had been disbanded with the possibility of its members debuting into other groups in the future.[2] Hyein went on to become an actress under Starhaus Entertainment and Jaeeun went back to school to continue her studies.[5] Somin, Chaekyung and Shiyoon participated in Kara Project, a show which aimed to find new members for girl group Kara, but none of them were selected.

Somin later redebuted in DSP Media's girl group April but then left the group in November 2015.[6] She then redebuted as a member of co-ed group K.A.R.D, also under DSP Media, on December 13, 2016 with the debut single "Oh NaNa".[7]

In 2016, Chaekyung and Shiyoon participated in the talent show Produce 101. However, they were both eliminated as the 16th and 41st ranked trainees, respectively. Chaekyung redebuted with the project group C.I.V.A with The Music Works's Kim Sohee, and LTE's Lee Soomin. On November 11, 2016, DSP Media introduced Chaekyung as a new member of April.[8]

Members[edit]

The members of Puretty included Yoo Hye-in (유혜인), Cho Shi-yoon (조시윤), Yoon Chae-kyung (윤채경), Jeon So-min (전소민), and Jeon Jae-un (전재은).[9]

Discography[edit]

Japanese discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Information Track listing Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
Oricon Daily
JPN
Oricon Weekly
2012

"チェキ☆ラブ (Cheki☆Love)"

41 66
  • Japan: 1,399 (Weekly)
  • Japan: 1,802 (Total)
2013

"シュワシュワ BABY (Shwa Shwa BABY)"

62 116
  • JPN: 1,548 (Total)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 카라 동생그룹 ‘프리티’, 8월 日서 먼저 데뷔. dongA (in Korean). 16 June 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "퓨리티 소식 이건 뭐임?". 17 January 2014. DC Inside. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "카라 소속사 'DSP 걸즈', '프리티 리듬'으로 韓-日 동시 데뷔!". The Star (in Korean). 31 January 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "'DSP 걸그룹' 퓨리티, 日언론 관심 '차세대 카라'". MyDaily (in Korean). 20 June 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "South Korean Group Kara Adds Youngji Heo After Nicole, Jiyoung Resign". Anime News Network. Anime News Network. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  6. ^ G. Jeong (November 8, 2015). "April Member Somin Leaves Group". Soompi. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ E. Kang (December 12, 2016). "Watch: Co-Ed Group K.A.R.D Makes Fierce Debut With Funky "Oh NaNa" MV". Soompi. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "DSP 측 "윤채경, 에이프릴 합류..새 음반 준비中"". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  9. ^ "PURETTY JAPAN OFFICIAL FANCLUB" (in Japanese). DSP Media Japan. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 

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