Waveya

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Waveya
OriginSouth Korea
GenresDance-pop, Hip-hop
Years active2006–2018 , 2018-present
MembersAri
MiU
Past membersYan Zi
Cansu
Mirae
Hyang
YuNa
Doori
YuJi
Yess
Rumi
Jin
Hai

Waveya (Hangul웨이브야) is an all-female dance cover group from South Korea. As of 2018 the group is a duo consisting of dance choreographer Ari (Jang Eun Young, born November 12, 1989), and her younger sister MiU (Jang You Sun, born January 9, 1991).

History[edit]

Waveya was created by sisters Ari and MiU, who held auditions for and trained the dance team. The group started posting videos of their dances on a Korean portal site in 2006.[1] Waveya gained popularity after creating their YouTube channel in 2011, amassing over 3 million subscribers since the channel was made.[2] In their videos Waveya either perform dance covers of various K-Pop, American or Brazilian artists along with their own original choreography.

There have been several changes in the lineup since the group began. Waveya's popularity started to increase ever since they uploaded a YouTube video, in which they danced to Psy's hit song Gangnam Style. Since then, Waveya has produced YouTube videos, given concerts, and made some commercials.[3] Waveya has performed in concerts in various countries such as Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Canada, France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Germany and Sweden.

On 28 March 2018, Ari and MiU announced that they were going on hiatus on their YouTube channel due to them receiving malicious comments from Korea but they have since returned. On 6 December 2018, Ari and MiU shot their first ever magazine photoshoot for Maxim Korea.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/buzz/2015/04/meet-ari-and-miu-the-sexy-sisters-who-lead-the-k-pop-dance-team-waveya
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/user/waveya2011/
  3. ^ "SEE IT: South Korea pop dance group performs to classical music". New York Daily News. 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXtjsVwTb7U. Missing or empty |title= (help)