T-ara N4

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T-ara N4
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2013–2017
Labels MBK Entertainment
Associated acts T-ara
Website T-ara N4
Members
Past members Areum
Dani
Korean name
Hangul
Revised Romanization Tiara Enpo
McCune–Reischauer T'iara Enp'o

T-ara N4 was the first official sub-group of South Korean girl group T-ara formed by Core Contents Media, now also known MBK Entertainment, in 2013. The sub-group consists of three (formerly four) members: Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

In late March 2013, T-ara's agency Core Contents Media were in the midst of forming a new unit from the group with the members Eunjung, Areum, Jiyeon and Hyomin. The unit's name, T-ara N4 (which stands for "T-ara Brand New 4") was revealed April 12, 2013.[1] T-ara previously tried sub-units with the promotions of their sixth Japanese single "Bunny Style!", in which the B-sides were sung by units of two and three members; however this will be their first time doing formal unit activities.[2]

2013-2017: Debut, Jeon Won Diary, Line-up changes, t-ara's disband[edit]

T-ara N4's debut single, "Jeon Won Diary" (전원일기; Jeon-won Ilgi), was inspired by the 1980s South Korean drama of the same name.[3] Produced by Duble Sidekick, the song is said to have "funky and intense" dance music combined with elements of hip-hop,[4] with the main motif of "Jeon Won Diary" about breaking away from the same everyday routine.[3]

On July 10, 2013, Areum left the group to pursue her solo career.[5] Core Contents Media announced Areum was replaced by Dani in T-ara N4. Dani was originally revealed as the eighth member of T-ara in 2012[6] but never debuted with the group. After Areum had withdrawn under T-ara and T-ara N4, Dani only replaced Areum's position in T-ara N4 in 2013.[7] After their agency renaming in October 2014, their agency initiated Dani to not be part of T-ara N4. However, Dani will continue to train under the agency. With the disband of the main group in 2017, the sub-group will also disband.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Singles charts[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Digital Sales
KOR
Gaon

[8]
KOR
Billboard

[9]
2013 "Jeon Won Diary" 11 15 527,038+
2013 "Can We Love" -- -- 68,224+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "티아라 유닛 팀명은 '티아라 엔포'. 효민은 코르셋 의상으로…". Sports Chosun. Nate. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "신사동 호랭이 노래 들고 티아라 '4인조 유닛' 컴백". Dong-A Ilbo. Nate. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "티아라엔포 '전원일기'에 국악 접목…휘몰아친다 : 네이트 뉴스". Star In. Nate. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "티아라 유닛 팀명은 '티아라 엔포'. 효민은 코르셋 의상으로… : 네이트 뉴스". Sports Chosun. Nate. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Lee Jeong-hyeon (July 10, 2013). "티아라 아름, 팀 떠난다. 티아라 당분간 원년 멤버로만 활동". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ aimeeluna (2012-05-30). "T-ara unveils new member, Dani". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Dani to take Ahreum's place in T-ara N4". allkpop.com. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2017-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. 
  9. ^ "Billboard K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard Korea.