Wings (duo)

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Wings
OriginSouth Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2014 (2014)–present
LabelsSony Music Korea(2014-2018)
Dal&Byul Music
MembersYeseul
Nayoung

Wings (Hangul윙스; often stylized as WINGS) are a South Korean female duo formed by Sony Music Korea in 2014. The duo consists of leader Yeseul and Nayoung.[1]

The duo's debut single "Hair Short" was released on March 12, 2014 and their follow-up single "Blossom" on July 3, 2014.

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

The duo was officially announced on February 27, 2014 via their Facebook page. The duo was formed when both of them, during their trainee days, recorded guide vocals for the Korean version of Little Mix's single, "Wings." After watching the performance, the label like the idea for the two singers to team up which led to the formation of the duo.[2][3]

2014: Debut with "Hair Short", "Blossom"[edit]

Wings released their debut song "Hair Short" digitally, along with its instrumental on iTunes[4] and multiple South Korean digital music stores on March 12, 2014. The music video was released on the same day and features actor Ahn Jae-hyun.[5]

The duo's second single, "Blossom", was announced on June 16, 2014 along with a teaser picture of Yeseul and Nayoung in floral dresses walking in a field of flowers.[6] The single was released digitally on iTunes[7] and South Korean digital music stores, as well physically on July 3, 2014. The single includes the instrumental to "Blossom" as well as their first single "Hair Short" and its instrumental.[8]

The duo appeared in Kim Woo Joo's music video for "The City of Summer Night", released on August 1, 2014.[9] The duo also appeared in Yang Song E's music video for "Smiling Goodbye", released on October 10.

2017: Idolmaster, The Unit & departure from Sony[edit]

The duo appeared in SBS Plus's drama,《The Idolmaster KR》and KBS's Variety《The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project》. In July, Wings revealed to have left their label, Sony Music Entertainment Korea.

Members[edit]

  • Kang Yeseul
  • Jin Nayoung

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[10][11]
KOR
Hot 100

[12]
"Hair Short" (헤어숏) 2014 131 Blossom (single)
"Blossom" (feat. Baechigi) (꽃이 폈어요)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Hair Short" 2014 Digipedi [14]
"Blossom" Park Jun-su [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choi, Jin-sil (April 9, 2014). "My Name, 윙스 (1)" (in Korean). Tenasia. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  2. ^ Jang, Seo-young (July 4, 2014). "Wings ready to take flight". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  3. ^ [소요긱 ②] 윙스 "망가지고 헐뜯길 자신 있어요". The Daily Sports (in Korean). Joins. March 14, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hair Short - Single by Wings". Apple. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  5. ^ "[소요긱 ①] 윙스 "이참에 치킨 CF도 찍을래요"". The Daily Sports (in Korean). Joins. March 14, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  6. ^ 여성듀오 윙스, '꽃이 폈어요'로 26일 컴백 (in Korean). OhmyNews. June 17, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Blossom - EP by Wings". Apple. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  8. ^ 꽃이 폈어요. music.naver.com (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  9. ^ 이 도시의 여름 - 김우주 [The City of Summer Night - Kim Woo-joo] (in Korean). Mnet. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart - 2014년 3월 4주차". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "2014년 08월 Album Chart (국내)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "Hair Short MV". Diginpedi. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  15. ^ 윙스, '꽃이 폈어요' 공개…보컬+댄스 다되는 실력파 듀오 (in Korean). Asia Today. July 3, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2015.

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