Crayon Pop

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Crayon Pop
크레용팝
Crayon Pop in December 2013.jpg
Crayon Pop in December 2013 - From left to right: Choa, Way, Ellin, Geummi, Soyul
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, Dance, Pop
Years active2012–present
LabelsChrome Entertainment
CJ E&M Music
Sony Music Entertainment
Associated actsK-Much
Websitechrome-ent.co.kr (Korean)
crayonpop.co.jp (Japanese)
MembersGeummi
Ellin
Choa
Way
Soyul
 
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Crayon Pop
크레용팝
Crayon Pop in December 2013.jpg
Crayon Pop in December 2013 - From left to right: Choa, Way, Ellin, Geummi, Soyul
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, Dance, Pop
Years active2012–present
LabelsChrome Entertainment
CJ E&M Music
Sony Music Entertainment
Associated actsK-Much
Websitechrome-ent.co.kr (Korean)
crayonpop.co.jp (Japanese)
MembersGeummi
Ellin
Choa
Way
Soyul
Crayon Pop
Hangul
Revised RomanizationKeureyong Pap
McCune–ReischauerK'ŭreyong P'ap

Crayon Pop (Hangul: 크레용팝) is a five-member South Korean girl group formed in 2012 under Chrome Entertainment. Formed in early 2012, the group consists of Geummi, Ellin, Way, Choa and Soyul. Crayon Pop debuted on 19 July 2012 with "Saturday Night" on their first stage debut on Mnet's M! Countdown.[1][2] Although they debuted with Saturday Night, they had already released both the Korean and Japanese music videos for their first single "Bing Bing", followed by the release of their first EP, "The 1st Mini Album".[3]

Crayon Pop's popularity rose with the release of "Bar Bar Bar", which began to draw interest and went on to become viral due to their unique stage outfits and choreography.[4] "Bar Bar Bar" (빠빠빠 Bba bba bba) gradually began to climb the Korean digital music charts, eventually reaching the upper positions of most major real time chart listings, including reaching number #1 on the weekly Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the first time after a full 6 weeks on release.[5]

On 13 August 2013, Crayon Pop's agency Chrome Entertainment signed a partnership contract with Sony Music. Sony will be involved in the publishing of Crayon Pop's future albums as well as assisting in promotional activities both at home and overseas.[6][7][8]

Crayon Pop released their fifth single album 'Uh-ee' on 31 March 2014. The music video, released on 1 April, hit over 1 million views in one day, featuring cameos from various artists such as DJ DOC's Kim Chang-ryeol, Bumkey, comedian Yoon Sung-ho, and boy group K-Much.[9]

In June and July 2014, the group was the opening act for Lady Gaga's ArtRave: The Artpop Ball concert tour in selected North American tour dates.[10] Crayon Pop was the second Korean act to perform as an opening act for Lady Gaga, the first being Lee Jung-hyun back in 2009.[11]

In mid-October 2014, Crayon Pop will release their first full-length album.[12][13]

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

The group was initially named Hurricane Pop consisting of members Serang (Yang Se-hyeon),[14] Gummi (Baek Bo-ram), Ellin (Kim Min-young), Choa (Heo Min-jin), and Soyul (Park Hye-kyeong).[15] Serang, under the name Mari, had formerly been the leader of the disbanded girl group Coin Jackson. She left Hurricane Pop shortly before their promotions started in order to pursue an acting career.[16] Choa's younger twin sister, Way (Heo Min-seon), was then added to preserve the group as a quintet. The group was later renamed to Crayon Pop prior to their debut.[17]

Soyul was part of a short-lived K-Pop duo called Chic'6 Muscats before joining Crayon Pop.[18] Way also had prior involvement in the music industry as a member of indie band N.Dolphin; she left the group when given the chance to join her sister in Crayon Pop.[19][20]

2012: Debut[edit]

Crayon Pop on 13 September 2012

Crayon Pop began their promotions in Japan, using their time there to film music videos. The group released both the Korean and Japanese music videos for their single "Bing Bing" on 24 June 2012.[3][21]

After multiple teasers, the music video for their debut single "Saturday Night" was released on 17 July 2012.[22] The Japanese version, as well as an alternate version of the original with new footage were released on 24 July 2012.[23]

Their first EP, "Crayon Pop 1st Mini Album", was released on 18 July 2012 which included both "Bing Bing" and "Saturday Night".[24] The girls made their official stage debut the following day on 19 July 2012, performing "Saturday Night" on Mnet's M! Countdown.[1]

The group released their second EP "Dancing Queen" on 23 October 2012, which consisted of a new single "Dancing Queen" along with an alternative version of "Bing Bing".[25] After seeing a performance of "Dancing Queen", Kangin and Shindong of Super Junior praised the song and group, with Shindong saying "I'd love to produce a girl group like them".[26] Since Crayon Pop was not able to perform often on music shows, they took to the streets and promoted "Dancing Queen" with guerrilla performances. These performances often took place in extremely cold weather.[27]

2013: Success in Japan & Comeback with 'Bar Bar Bar'[edit]

Returning to Japanese promotions, Crayon Pop held a mini-concert on 6 January 2013 in Shibuya, Tokyo. Tickets went on sale on 11 December 2012, and sold out in under an hour. As a result of considerable demand from fans unable to purchase tickets, Chrome Entertainment announced that another Japanese concert would be held at a later date.[28]

On 25 January 2013 Crayon Pop made their official comeback, performing a remixed version of "Bing Bing" with new choreography on KBS Music Bank before making an appearance on MBC Show! Music Core the next day.[29]

Having assured Japanese fans of another concert following their successful mini-concert in Tokyo, Chrome Entertainment staged a second mini-concert, this time in Osaka, on 22 February 2013.[30]

On 8 June 2013, Crayon Pop performed a preview version of their new song "Bar Bar Bar" (Hangul: 빠빠빠) live for the first time.[31][32] A story version music video was uploaded to YouTube on 13 June before the song's digital release on 20 June 2013. Following the release of a dance version music video for "Bar Bar Bar" on 23 June 2013 Crayon Pop at first drew interest despite their unique stage outfits and choreography. It managed to stay at the top of the Billboard K-pop Hot 100 chart for over a month.[33] As the song went viral, "Bar Bar Bar" gradually began to climb the Korean digital music charts, eventually reaching the upper positions of most major real time chart listings. "Bar Bar Bar" ranked #1 on the weekly Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart for the first time after a full 6 weeks on release.[5] It solidified its viral status when "a parody video of its choreography was aired on a segment of SNL Korea" in August.[34]

As of September 2014, the "Bar Bar Bar" music video has more than 21 million views on YouTube.[35]

On 25 August 2013 Crayon Pop performed for the first time in the United States.[36] The group performed the songs "Bar Bar Bar" and "Dancing Queen" at the annual convention KCON which was hosted at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena from 24–25 August 2013.

Despite coming from a non major company, Crayon Pop recorded their first ever win at KBS Music Bank with "Bar Bar Bar" on 30 August 2013, beating EXO's Growl.[37]

On 22 November, Crayon Pop collaborated with Norwegian duo, Ylvis to perform a special stage on the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards.[38] Crayon Pop later on received their first ever major award by winning the Best New Female Artist while Ylvis won the International Favorite Artist award respectively.[39]

Crayon Pop released their MV for their Christmas digital single, "Lonely Christmas" on 1 December and later on made their comeback stage at Mnet's M! Countdown on 5 December.[40][41]

On Tuesday 1 October and Saturday 5 October,[42] Crayon Pop spoke in English on the UK's only radio show dedicated to Korean music, K-Pop Korner.[43] Despite not speaking English, the group explained to host Adam Riley[44] who they were and expressed their desire to work with One Direction.[importance?]

An expanded written interview was subsequently published on 2 November 2013 on UK media website, Cubed3,[45] where the members discussed how they would love to see Psy mimic the dance from the Bar Bar Bar video, what video game they would like to be in, and various other subjects.

On 3 November 2013, Crayon Pop went overseas to Sydney, Australia for a week to perform and to attend two separate fan signing events.[46] Crayon Pop also appeared on Australia's ABC show program, "Wacky World Beaters" & the SBS program SBSPopAsia and also did a guerilla performance in front of the Sydney Opera House.[47][48]

Due to Crayon Pop's increasing popularity, Chrome Entertainment announced that Crayon Pop would hold its first solo concert titled "1st POPCON in Seoul". As a token of appreciation, the concert was free to attend and 100%, My Name, Bumkey and The SeeYa also appeared as special guests. The concert was successfully held on 30 October 2013.[49]

Crayon Pop held their second solo concert on 15 November 2013 at Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo with over 2,000 fans, 30 media outlets, and 200 representatives in the music industry attended the concert.[50]

2014: Collaborations, Hong Kong Fan Meeting & Comeback[edit]

Crayon Pop in 2014

On 1 February, veteran rock singer Kim Jang-hoon collaborated with Crayon Pop and released "Hero" for the "Korea Fireman Project" in dedication to firefighters who risked their lives to help others. The entire profits of the song would be donated towards charities and the families of the firefighters.[51] Crayon Pop and Kim Jang Hoon later on held a surprise concert titled 'Cray-Hoon Pop' at the Gangnam M Stage, Seoul on 17 February, featuring a performance from Crayon Pop's fellow label mates, K-Much.[52]

Crayon Pop performed as the opening act for Hunan TV's "Lantern Festival Program" on 14 February 2014, marking their debut on a TV show in Mainland China.[53] This was Crayon Pop's second performance in Mainland China, the first being at the 'The 23rd Qingdao International Beer Festival' in Qingdao on 9 August 2013.[54]

On 21 March, American pop star Lady Gaga announced on her Twitter account that Crayon Pop would be opening her upcoming ArtRave: The Artpop Ball in 11 cities across North America from 26 June through 22 July, along with a link to the music video of their viral hit "Bar Bar Bar".[55] Due to the announcement, the group decided to postpone the release of their first full-length album, which was originally planned to be released in June.[56]

On 23 March, Crayon Pop went oversees and held their first ever fan meeting in Hong Kong, which was attended by more than 1000 fans and over 70 media outlets.[57]

In late March, Crayon Pop released their fifth single album 'Uh-ee'. For this comeback, the girls wore hanbok-inspired clothes, bandanas, and traditional white rubber shoes. Their label, Chrome Entertainment said, "We used Korean traditional clothing because of their comfort, practicality and uniqueness. The girls have been wearing modernized hanbok for their New Year's greeting and photoshoots, and they fell in love with it. They actively expressed that they wanted their stage outfit motif to be the traditional clothes." Kang Jin Woo of the producer team Dumb & Dumber behind Crayon Pop's "Dancing Queen" and "Saturday Night" created the title track instead of "Bar Bar Bar" creator Kim Yoo Min. Crayon Pop had a showcase on 29 March and had their first comeback stage 3 April on Mnet's 'Global M! Countdown'.[58] Crayon Pop also released a video dance lesson for "Uh-ee" on 2 April, showing the most notable points of their quirky choreography.[59]

In May 2014, Kiscover, a video discovery platform provided a dedicated streaming channel for Crayon Pop.[60]

On 22 July 2014, while on tour with Lady Gaga, Crayon Pop held a fan meeting in Los Angeles.[61] This was their first fan meeting in the United States.

On 4 August 2014, it was announced that Crayon Pop would come back with their first full-length album in September.[12] However, it was later announced that their comeback would be delayed to mid-October.[13]

On 24 August 2014, Crayon Pop held their first mini live concert in Taiwan at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei.[62]

Members[edit]

Crayon Pop[63][64]
Stage nameBirth nameDate of Birth
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Geummi금미Baek Bo-ram백보람(1988-06-18) 18 June 1988 (age 26)
Ellin엘린Kim Min-young김민영(1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 (age 24)
Choa초아Heo Min-jin허민진(1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 24)
Way웨이Heo Min-seon허민선(1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 24)
Soyul소율Park Hye-kyeong박혜경(1991-05-15) 15 May 1991 (age 23)

Controversy[edit]

In June 2013, Crayon Pop received criticism after Way used a phrase popularized on right-wing website Ilbe on Twitter. It was then discovered that Chrome Entertainment's CEO previously mentioned the website on Twitter. CEO Hwang responded by saying he was registered on many popular online communities, including Ilbe, in order to gather information about singers and girl groups. It was also stated that Way's phrase was an example of aegyo and she was not even aware of the website.[65] However, the controversy continued and Crayon Pop was forced to drop their endorsement of internet shopping mall "Auction" after customer complaints.[66] In January 2014, the controversy resurfaced after Ellin allegedly used the Ilbe hand sign. Chrome Entertainment later explained that Ellin was forming the letter "E" with her hand, and all the Crayon Pop members have alphabet hand signs that signify their names.[67]

In August 2013, Crayon Pop was accused of copying the Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z in their use of tracksuits, name tags, and helmets.[68] Crayon Pop responded by stating helmets were worn by other groups such as Daft Punk and 45rpm and the tracksuits were inspired by DJ DOC. They also mentioned that name tags were worn during rookies' music show rehearsals and they decided to continue wearing them during performances.[69] That same month, Chrome Entertainment received backlash after announcing they would no longer accept fans' gifts—only monetary contributions for charity.[70] Chrome later issued an apology, but explained that "the members felt burdened when they received expensive gifts".[71] Chrome also released a statement dismissing rumors that the company had political backing or received funding from a chaebol.[72]

In November 2013, the group was again accused of copying the costume of Momoiro Clover Z with their Christmas tree outfits.[73] Chrome Entertainment responded by saying, "It is our first time learning about Momoiro Clover Z’s outfit. Since we used the Christmas tree as a concept, it merely looks the same, but it’s not plagiarism."[74] Additionally, the song "Lonely Christmas" was accused of plagiarizing the opening theme for the Japanese anime Lupin the Third. Composer Kim Yoo-min responded by saying he had never heard the anime theme song, and the songs only sounded similar because they were both in the bebop genre.[75]

In January 2014, Way was accused of pushing Girls' Generation's Sunny at the Seoul Music Awards. Chrome Entertainment responded by stating, "Way did not push Sunny’s back. Ellin, who was in front of Way, pulled at her arm, and at that moment when Way’s arm was extended, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny moved forward, making it look like she was pushed."[76]

On 2 April 2014, "Uh-ee" was ruled unfit for broadcast by KBS because of its Japanese lyrics.[59] A modified version of the song was resubmitted and later performed on Music Bank.[77]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Extended plays
Single albums
Soundtracks
Other singles

Concerts[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmography[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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