Unicorn (South Korean band)

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Unicorn
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2015 (2015)–2017 (2017)
LabelsShow Brothers Entertainment (2015 (2015)) Cartoon Blue Company (2016 (2016)–2017)
Past members
  • Yujin
  • Rumi
  • Gayoung
  • Sally
  • Winnie

Unicorn (Hangul유니콘) was a four-member K-pop girl group produced by veteran R&B singer Kim Jo-han under Show Brothers Entertainment. According to Kim, “the name refers to the group’s goal to heal people with music, just like a unicorn’s horn is said to have the power of therapy.”[1] The band debuted on September 3, 2015.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

In 2013, Rumi debuted as a member of the girl group Purplay under the name Seolha.

2015: Debut with Once Upon a Time[edit]

Unicorn was first revealed to the public in August 2015 through Naver TV Cast’s web miniseries I Am a Girl Group, a five-episode sitcom that “revolves around various topics concerning K-pop idols, such as dating and dieting.”[1] On September 3, the group released their debut EP titled Unicorn 'Once Upon a Time'. A music video for the album’s title track, "Huk", was released on the same day.[2]

2016: Winnie's departure, new agency and 'Blink Blink'[edit]

Somewhere in 2016, Winnie left the group because of health issues. After Winnie's departure, Unicorn moved to another agency 'Cartoon Blue Company'.

On July 26, 2016, they released a teaser for their comeback single entitled "Blink Blink". A day later, they released its full music video and their second mini album, Unicorn Plus / The Brand New Label.[3]

2017: Disbandment[edit]

On September 5, 2017, Rumi posted on her Instagram that the group had disbanded, saying "I'm Rumi from UNICORN. On this day of September we stopped being UNICORN. I think [I] will disappoint fans who [have supported] us. We are very sorry but the love and support we received from you made us very happy & gave us great strength. Thank you very much. In the future the five of us will continue doing our best and working hard in our individual activities, so it would be great if you continue supporting us. It hurts to give this information but it doesn't mean the end! We believe that there will be a day when we will meet again. WE LOVE YOU ALL!"[4]

Former members[edit]

  • Yujin (Hangul: 유진)
  • Rumi (루미)
  • Gayoung (가영)
  • Sally (샐리)
  • Winnie (위니)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Once Upon a Time
  • Released: 1 September 2015
  • Label: Show Brothers Entertainment, FunFactory7, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list

1. "Intro"
2. "Huk (헉)"
3. "I Can't Take It (못참겠어)"
4. "Step by Step"

21[5]
Unicorn Plus_ The Brand New Label
  • Released: 28 July 2016
  • Label: Cartoon Blue Company, Krazy Tribe, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list

1. "Unicorn Intro"
2. "Blink Blink"
3. "Sun Shower"
4. "I Need You Tonight"
5. "Blink Blink (Inst.)"

45[7]
  • KOR: 355+

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
"Huk" (헉) 2015
  • KOR: 3,456+
Once Upon a Time
"Blink Blink" 2016
  • KOR:
UNICORN PLUS / THE BRAND NEW LABEL

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title TV Network Member(s) Note
2014 I Am a Girl Group NaverTV All Sitcom miniseries

Videography[edit]

Year Title Notes
2015 HUK (헉) Music Video
HUK (헉) Dance Ver.
2016 Blink Blink Music Video
Blink Blink Dance Ver.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ahn, Sung-mi. "Kim Jo-han names new girl group Unicorn". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ Kim, Ye-na. "'알록달록 다섯 소녀'…유니콘의 데뷔 초읽기". TV Report. TV Report. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Unicorn say 'Blink Blink' in new MV as 4 members | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  4. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BYp0lFADJ5U/
  5. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!".
  6. ^ "Gaon Monthly Album Chart, September 2015 (see #64)". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  7. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!".

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