|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
Girl's Day (Hangul: 걸스데이) is a South Korean girl group under Dream Tea Entertainment. The group made its debut in 2010 and currently consists of four members: Sojin, Minah, Yura and Hyeri.
2010–2011: Debut, lineup change, and Everyday
In July 2010, Girl's Day debuted with five members: Jihae, Jisun, Jiin, Sojin, and Minah. The first song by Girl's Day, "Tilt My Head" ("갸우뚱"), was released July 7. Their debut EP Girl's Day Party #1 was released two days after this release. The group followed up promotions for "Tilt My Head" with the song "How About Me" ("나어때"), for which they released a music video on July 21. Two months after the group debuted, members Jisun and Jiin left the group to pursue individual interests. Current members Yura and Hyeri were then added to the group to replace them. The new lineup's digital release Girl's Day Party #2 became available on October 29. The song "Nothing Lasts Forever" ("잘해줘봐야") was used as the lead track of the digital single.
In March 2011, Girl's Day digitally released Girl's Day Party #3, with the single "Twinkle Twinkle" ("반짝반짝"). On May 7 the group performed in their first overseas concert, which was held in Taiwan. The concert was organized by the Korea Tourism Organization, and also featured performances by U-KISS and Super Junior M. In July, Girl's Day released a second EP titled Everyday, with "Hug Me Once" ("한번만 안아줘") as the title track. The group released Girls' Day Party #4 in September, with the track "Don't Flirt" ("너, 한눈 팔지마!"). The song was written and produced by Gang Jeon-hyong and Nam Ki-san, who also produced previous singles "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Hug Me Once".
2012-2013: Everyday 2, Expectation, and rise in popularity
Girl's Day's third EP, Everyday 2, was released on April 17, 2012. It contained the song "Telepathy", which was written and produced by Sojin, in addition to the title track "Oh! My God". On October 17, Dream Tea Entertainment revealed that Jihae had left the group for personal reasons. The remaining four members returned with the song "Don't Forget Me" ("나를 잊지마요") from Girl's Day Party #5.
In February 2013, Girl's Day released the single "White Day", followed by their first full-length album Expectation on March 14. The album's title track, "Expectation" ("기대해"), became a commercial success and was awarded the 'Long-Run Song of the Year' award at the third Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards. This marked the start of a rise in popularity for Girl's Day. They also promoted the track "Female President" ("여자대통령"), which was named one of the "20 Best K-pop Songs of 2013" by Billboard. Following Expectation, the group released Girl's Day Party #6 with "Please Tell Me" as the title track. They released "Let's Go" ("렛츠 고"), a motivational song written and composed by Sojin.
2014-2015: I Miss You, second album, Japanese debut
On January 3, 2014, Girl's Day released their fourth EP, Everyday 3, which was largely produced by Duble Sidekick. The music video for the title track "Something" ("썸씽") reached over a million views within a day. It became their highest-charting single, peaking at #2 on both Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 and the Gaon Digital Chart. The song also ranked first on the monthly Gaon Digital Chart, and remained in the top 10 of the Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for eight weeks. Girl's Day live promotions for "Something" won five music show awards, and later won 'Best Dance Performance by a Female Group' at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards. In July, the group released their fifth EP, Everyday 4, with the lead single "Darling". On October 15, the group released the EP and ballad single "I Miss You" ("보고싶어").
In May 2015, Girl's Day released the single "Hello Bubble" in endorsement with haircare brand Mise-en-scène. The group traveled to Okinawa in June to film for the MBC reality programme One Fine Day. Girl's Day released their second full-length album Love, along with its title track "Ring My Bell", in July 2015. During promotions for the album, the group faced controversy over their July 7 appearance on a Korean internet-streamed program, ChoiKoon TV. The Girl's Day members were criticized by audiences for what was seen as disrespectful behavior, and appeared on the stream the following day to offer an apology. On September 30, Girl's Day made their Japanese debut with the album Girl's Day 2015 Autumn Party. It contained Japanese versions of the singles "Darling", "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Ring My Bell". The group also held a showcase in Taipei on November 1, performing twelve of their songs to an audience of 2,000 fans.
2016-present: Individual activities and upcoming comeback
For the majority of 2016, Girl's Day members were involved in solo activities, together with several live performances. Minah and Hyeri acted in dramas, while Sojin and Yura were cast as MCs for variety shows. On September 22, Girl's Day released the single "Perfect Stage" for their continued endorsement with haircare brand Mise-en-scène. The members of the group gave several hints for an upcoming music release, but there has been no official confirmation as to when Girl's Day will be making their comeback.
Ambassadorship for Plan Korea
In August 2013, Girl's Day were appointed honorary ambassadors for the Plan Korea campaign "Because I Am a Girl". That month the group visited Chiang Rai, Thailand, where they carried out volunteer work. The group returned to Thailand a year later to participate in a campaign for girls' birth registration. In February 2016, Sojin and Yura represented Girl's Day as Plan Korea ambassadors in Cambodia, volunteering at a school where they held art and music workshops. Minah and Hyeri did not join the trip due to illness and drama commitments respectively.
- Sojin (소진, born Park So-jin (박소진), 21 May 1986)
- Yura (유라, born Kim Ah-young (김아영), 6 November 1992)
- Minah (민아, born Bang Min-ah (방민아), 13 May 1993)
- Hyeri (혜리, born Lee Hye-ri (이혜리), 9 June 1994)
- Jihae (지해, born Woo Ji-hae (우지해)), left the group in October 2012.
- Jisun (지선, born Hwang Ji-sun (황지선)), left the group in September 2010. In 2011, she joined the girl group New.F.O. under the stage name JN.
- Jiin (지인, born Lee Ji-in (이지인)), left the group in September 2010. In 2014, she joined the girl group Bebop.
- 2014: Summer Party
- 2012: Girl's Day Party in Zepp
- 2014: Winter Party
- 2015: Autumn Party
- 2014: Kstar FanFest in Singapore
|2011||Kira Kira Slim||Mnet Japan||Documentary, 26 Episodes|
|Picnic Live||MBC Music||Show|
|You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||KBS2||Music program (Episode 221)|
|2015||One Fine Day||MBC Music||Series, 9 Episodes (8 + 1 Special)|
|2016||Entertainment Weekly||KBS2||TV Program, Broadcast Date 13 Feb 2016|
|Weekly Idol||2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015||MBC Every 1||Guest|
|Idol Star Athletics Championship||2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016||MBC||Cast|
|After School Club||2013 - 2014 - 2015||Arirang||Guest|
|Beatles Code 2||2012 - 2013||Mnet||Guest|
|We Are Dating||MBC Every 1||Cast|
|Quiz to Change the World||2011||MBC||Guest|
|Mnet M! Pick||Mnet||Guest|
|Escape Crisis No. 1||2014||KBS2||Guest|
|Eco Village||2015||SBS||Guest (Ep 13 - 14)|
|Law of the Jungle (Nicaragua)||SBS||Bang Minah (Ep 178 - 185)|
|Law of the Jungle (Papua New Guinea)||2016||SBS||Sojin (Ep 212 - 219)|
|Hidden Camera Shot Battle||MBC||Guest (Ep 01) with Super Junior's Leeteuk and K.Will|
|Tasty Road||Olive TV||Guest|
Awards and nominations
- ↑ "(EP) Everyday Ⅱ / Daum 뮤직 :: 언제 어디서나 Music on Daum" (in Korean). Daum Communications.
- ↑ "걸스데이, 지해 탈퇴…4인조로 26일 컴백". Nate. October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- ↑ "KBS World Radio K-POP News". world.kbs.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
- ↑ "20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks". Billboard. December 23, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- ↑ "Girl's Day releasing their new album in a smart card format for the first time in the world". sg.celebrity.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
- ↑ Lim Jeong-yeo (May 11, 2015). "Girl's Day with bright new hair colors for 'Hello Bubble'". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
- ↑ "Girl's Day travel to Okinawa, Japan for their 'One Fine Day'". Retrieved June 8, 2015.
- ↑ 최종수정 (June 3, 2015). "걸스데이 7월 6일 컴백! '1년만에 만나요' [Girl's Day will comeback on the 6th of July! 'Let's meet after a year']". Naver. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- ↑ "걸스데이(GirlsDay), '최군TV' 방송 태도 논란…'이게 무슨 일?'". 네이트뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-01-02.
- ↑ "걸스데이 소진, 태도논란 공식사과 "불편함 느꼈을 분들께 죄송"". entertain.naver.com. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
- ↑ "Girl′s Day Brought to Tears by Fans in Taiwan". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
- ↑ "Girl's Day's Minah confirms leading role in new SBS drama! | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
- ↑ kdramastars.com (2016-01-09). "Hyeri Overcomes The Acting Idol Stigma With 'Reply 1988'". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
- ↑ JiwonYu (2016-03-22). "Girl's Day's Hyeri Confirmed to Play Female Lead in New Drama With Ji Sung". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
- ↑ notclaira (2016-01-19). "Kim Min Jung and Girl's Day's Yura Cast as New MCs for "Tasty Road"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
- ↑ "Girl's Day Sojin to help makeover houses on 'Let Me Home' | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
- ↑ "Girl's Day are glamorous idols for beauty brand 'Mise en Scene' | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
- ↑ kokoberry (2016-06-24). "Girl's Day Reportedly Making Fall Comeback". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
- ↑ "Minah gives info on Girl's Day's comeback | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
- ↑ "Girl's Day volunteers for children in Cambodia". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
- ↑ "Korean Singers Girl's Day Reveal Photos from Volunteer Work in Chiang Rai". www.chiangraitimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
- ↑ "KPOP NEWS - Girl's Day to Take Volunteer Trip to Thailand | Mwave". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
- ↑ "Girl's Day volunteers for children in Cambodia". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
- ↑ "Hwang Ji-sun's profile on Daum Music under the stage name as JN". Daum Communications. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- ↑ "Girl's Day renew their contract with Dream Tea Entertainment until 2019". Allkpop. July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015.