Miss A

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Miss A
Miss A 2013.jpg
From left to right: Jia, Suzy, Fei, Min in Singapore, February 2013
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, pop, dance-pop, electropop, teen pop, Mandopop
Years active2010–present
Labels

JYP Entertainment, AQ Entertainment (South Korea),

Universal Music Group (International)
Associated actsJYP Sisters, JYP Nation, Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, JJ Project
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersFei
Jia
Min
Suzy
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Miss A
Miss A 2013.jpg
From left to right: Jia, Suzy, Fei, Min in Singapore, February 2013
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, pop, dance-pop, electropop, teen pop, Mandopop
Years active2010–present
Labels

JYP Entertainment, AQ Entertainment (South Korea),

Universal Music Group (International)
Associated actsJYP Sisters, JYP Nation, Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, JJ Project
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersFei
Jia
Min
Suzy

Miss A (미쓰에이), commonly stylized as miss A, is a four member Chinese-Korean girl group based in South Korea. They were formed by JYP Entertainment and are managed by AQ Entertainment. The group consists of Fei, Jia, Min, and Suzy. Their group name stands for Miss Asia.[1]

History[edit]

Pre-debut, JYP Sisters: Early activities in China[edit]

Originally, the group consisted of five trainees who were formed by JYP Entertainment in 2010. While still in training, the group flew to China where they appeared in numerous variety shows performing dance routines and songs to showcase themselves to the Chinese audience. As the group had no official name, they were known to the Chinese audiences as JYP Sisters and the "Chinese Wonder Girls". [2] However, the group went through several changes during this period; the withdrawal of two members and most notably the exit of member Lim who was re-grouped to join the Wonder Girls.[3]

On March 2010, fifteen year old trainee Suzy Bae joined the group and the trio became known as 'Miss A'. [4] Suzy has worked previously as a model for an online shopping mall. [5] The group began their first official promotional activities in China as a group by signing up with the Samsung Electronics group in China. The group released a song used for the commercial called "Love Again" for the Samsung Beat Festival. The song was written by Korean composer Super Changddai, and the music video was directed by Hong Won Ki.[6][7] Lee Min Young, a solo artist and a long-time trainee in America, also made a cameo appearance in the music video. She had auditioned when she was in the 6th grade, and she traveled to the U.S., where she trained for 6 years. She came back in 2008 to continue activities in Korea. During her time in New York, she studied at the Repertory Company High School in Manhattan.[8] It was later announced that she would be joining the group under her stage name, Min, for their South Korean debut on April.[9] [10]

2010: Successful Debut in South Korea with "Bad Girl Good Girl" and "Breathe"[edit]

Miss A made their official debut in South Korea as a four-member group on July 1st with their single "Bad Girl Good Girl." [11] The song was taken from their debut single album Bad but Good.[10] In less than a month, Miss A topped several music charts. Miss A received first place in the on KBS "Music Bank." The group also consequently got first place program Inkigayo from the SBS. On August 1, 2010, Miss A received their first "Mutizen" award on M.net's M! Countdown.[12] The song stayed as the number 1 song for four straight weeks, breaking the previous record set by Girls' Generation.[13][14]

The group later on made their comeback with their second single album called "Step Up" on September 26. The group promoted "Breathe" as the lead single for the single album and showed an "exotic and [...] doll-like transformation" that was completely different from their debut EP.[15] The first performance was on "M! Countdown" on October 7. [16] The group received first place on M! Countdown on the last week of October. [17]The song also received first place on the melon chart. [18]

2011: Solo activities, Comeback, and Chinese debut[edit]

Fei appeared in the music video of the song "I Only Love You" by Huh Gong. Jia appeared in M&D's music video for "Close Your Mouth". Min was a fixed student on KBS's variety show Oh! My School, also known as 100 Out of 100. She also starred in the movie Countdown as Jang Hyeon-ji. Suzy starred in Dream High as the main character Go Hye-mi.[19][20][21][22][23]

In May 2011, miss A released "Love Alone", a singles from their unreleased album A Class. "Love Alone" was used as a promotional song for Kim Yuna‘s ice show, and miss A performed the song at the opening of “All That Skate Spring 2011”.[24][25][26]

In July 2011, miss A announced their comeback with their first full album called A Class which was released digitally on July 18, 2011. A Class consists of a mix of previously released hits and four new tracks, including the single, "Good Bye Baby". The album has a total of 13 songs. They started promoting the title song "Good Bye Baby" on July 21, 2011 on M.net's M! Countdown followed by KBS's Music Bank, MBC's Show! Music Core, and SBS's Inkigayo. On the following week of promotions, they won all awards from the shows.[27][28][29][30][31]

On September 30, miss A debuted in China with the release of a special edition of their first full album, containing a DVD with music videos, as well as Chinese versions of "Bad Girl Good Girl", "Breathe", "Goodbye Baby" and "Love Again". After the Chinese album release, it ranked #1 on several charts. "Good Bye Baby" ranked first on Taiwan's biggest music portal, ezPeer, and A Class topped their weekly Korea/Japan chart. On ‘G-MUSIC‘, miss A ranked #3.[32][33]

2012: Touch, Chinese mini-album, Independent Women Part III[edit]

Miss A announced their comeback in Korea with an EP called Touch, released on February 20, 2012. The first music video teaser for their song "Touch", which featured their youngest member, Suzy, was uploaded on their official YouTube channel on February 13. The second teaser, featuring their rapper, Jia, was released on February 14. The third teaser, featuring Fei, was released on February 15. The final music video teaser, featuring their fourth member, Min, was released on February 16. On February 19, 2012, the music video was uploaded to YouTube through miss A's official channel and gained over one million views in one day.[34][35][36][37][38][39]

Miss A's song Touch reached #1 on various Korean real-time music charts. Touch, both the song and the album, peaked at #2 on Gaon Chart Digital Singles and Physical Albums rankings for the 4th week of February.[40][41]

Miss A started their promotions for Touch on February 23 on M.net's M! Countdown and on other music shows respectively. On February 29, miss A won the Champion Song on MBC MUSIC's Show Champion with the song "Touch". On March 1, Touch also went to #1 on M.net M! Countdown. On March 4 they won Mutizen on SBS's Inkigayo with Touch. On March 7 Miss A won on jTBC Music On Top.[42][43][44][45]

On March 22, popular Chinese video sharing site YinYueTai revealed miss A's Chinese music video for "Touch". On March 23, miss A released a Chinese version of the Touch album in Hong Kong and Taiwan. This album contains the Korean and Chinese version of "Touch" and also the music videos under the DVD version. After the release, "Touch" immediately topped Chinese online charts.[46][47][48]

The group wrapped up their promotions for the album by performing "Over U", another song from the album, on each music program during their last week. Min was featured in B1A4's song "Just Two Of Us" for their album Ignition. Suzy was featured in "Before This Song Ends" for JJ Project's debut album Bounce. Suzy was confirmed for a role in the drama Big.[49]

On October 7, 2012, miss A released a teaser image with a quiz question on it, and that the answer would be given on October 15 at 12 o'clock. On October 8, miss A announced their comeback with their fifth project album entitled Independent Women Pt.III. The following day, moving teaser images of Min and Fei were released, with excerpts of the song lyrics provided. The day after, Jia and Suzy's teaser images were released. On October 10, a video teaser featuring the entire group was released, all members dressed in male attire. Finally, the album was released on October 15. On October 16, miss A were involved in a minor car accident. They were taken to a hospital, and their condition has yet to be revealed. They continued their schedules with only a few hours delay.[50] They began their promotions for "I don't need a man" on October 18.[51]

2013 - present: Solo Activities, Second Album & Comeback[edit]

Fei starred in the celebrity edition of Master Chef Korea with Super Junior-M's Henry Lau, Dal Shabet's Jiyul, Tony An, Son Ho Young, and many others. She was the runner up for the season behind Son Ho Young. [52] Fei also starred in the third season of the Korean version of Dancing With the Stars with MBLAQ's Seungho and became the first idol to win the competition. [53] Lastly, she picked up an endorsement deal with casual apparel brand ‘Connie Colin’.[54] Min and BTOB’s Minhyuk starred in ‘Reckless Family 2′ [55] while Suzy starred in MBC‘s drama, Gu Family Book, with Lee Seung Gi.[56] Meanwhile, Jia attended numerous fashion shows and appeared in Let's Go Dream Team 2. She also proceeded to make her acting debut in the Chinese drama series "One and a Half Summer" along with label-mate Nichkhun of 2pm set to air the summer of 2014 and accompanied Ivy as her rapper on several of her comeback stages. In October, miss A uploaded individual videos and later on a group video cheering on and supporting the LA Dodgers.

On October 29th, 2013, it was confirmed that miss A would be making their comeback more than a year after their "I Don't Need a Man" promotions with their second full length studio album "Hush". The title track was composed by famous composer duo, E-Tribe. [57]

Members[edit]

Stage name [58]Birth name [58]Date of birth [58]
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul/Hanja
Fei페이Wang Fei Fei왕페이페이 / 王霏霏(1987-04-27) April 27, 1987 (age 26)
Jia지아Meng Jia멍지아 / 孟佳(1989-02-03) February 3, 1989 (age 24)
MinLee Min Young이민영 / 李玟瑛(1991-06-21) June 21, 1991 (age 22)
Suzy수지Bae Su Ji배수지 / 裴秀智(1994-10-10) October 10, 1994 (age 19)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

For Suzy's filmography, see Suzy's Filmography.

YearTitleRole
2011CountdownMin as Jang Hyeon-ji
Architecture 101Suzy as Yang So-yeon (young)

Drama[edit]

YearTitleRoleTV Network
2011Dream HighSuzy as Go Hye MiKBS2
2012Dream High 2Miss A Cameo ep. 15KBS2
2012BigSuzy as Jang Ma RiKBS2
2013Gu Family BookSuzy as Dam Yeo WoolMBC
2013Reckless Family 2Min as HerselfMBC

Variety Shows[edit]

YearTitleTV NetworkNote
2010Flower BouquetMBCGuest
2012All The KpopMBCGuest
Let's Go Dream Team 2KBS2Guest with Sistar

Tours[edit]

Concert participation[edit]

  • JYP Nation Team Play Concert (2010)
  • JYP Nation in Japan (2011)
  • Jakarta FantastiKpop Festival (2011)
  • Kaohsiung Kpop Festival in Taiwan (Nov2011)
  • K-Pop Music Fest in Sydney (2011)
  • M LIVE by CJ, Most Amazing 2011 (2011)
  • 2012 TTV Super Star (New Year's Eve Program) in Taipei Arena, Taiwan
  • JYP Nation in Seoul (2012)
  • JYP Nation in Japan (2012)
  • 2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkok
  • K-POP Festival in Vietnam 2012
  • K-POP Music in China 2012
  • 2013: 27th Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia [Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]

Awards[edit]

Endorsement[edit]

  • [2010] Samsung Anycall (China)
  • [2010] Edwin Casual
  • [2010] LesMore Shoes
  • [2010] Free Style Football Game
  • [2010] Skin anniversary Cosmetic
  • [2011/2012] Korea Tourism Organization
  • [2011] Aniplace Cosmetic
  • [2011] Edwin Spring/Summer Collection with Kim Bum
  • [2011/2012] Edwin Fall/Winter Collection with Nichkhun
  • [2012] Samsung Galaxy s3 (Olympic Campaign)
  • [2013] Connie Colin
  • [2013] Roem
  • [2013] MLB Korea

Honorary Ambassador[edit]

  • [2010] Honorary Ambassador for Korea Licensed Product Exhibition
  • [2011] Honorary Ambassador for the 4th World Citizens' Day
  • [2011] Honorary Ambassador for Korea Tourist Service, Inc
  • [2012] Honorary Ambassador for Korea Tourist Service, Inc

References[edit]

  1. ^ "missA". MTV IGGY. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chinese Wonder Girls show off their dance skills". 6Theory Media, LLC. January 22, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wonder Girls’ new member Lim revealed!". 6Theory Media, LLC. January 23, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "미쓰에이 "한국은 좁다. 한계는 없다"[인터뷰]" [Miss A "Korea is small, there is no limit" [Interview]] (in Korean). Daum Communications. July 17, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Female idol stars who were once models for online shopping malls". 6Theory Media, LLC. May 9, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "More pre-debut footage of miss A uncovered". 6Theory Media, LLC. July 2, 2010. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Lee, Jeong-Ah (June 29, 2010). "미쓰에이, 홈페이지-유튜브 공식채널 오픈" [Miss A, Homepage-Official Youtube Channel Open] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ Seoul Train - Page 3 - NYC Life - New York - Village Voice
  9. ^ JYP’s New 4-Member Girl Group, miss A Set to Debut Early July
  10. ^ a b "아시아의 A클래스로 성장할 네 미녀, 미스 에이" [Four Beauties to grow up to the A class of Asia, Miss A] (in Korean). Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ 길, 혜성 (July 5, 2010). "'신예' missA, 기존톱가수들 제치고 음원 당당 1위" [’New Talent’ miss A, Passes Standard Top Artists and Proudly Number 1 in music list] (in Korean). STARNEWS. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ "miss A wins #1 on M! Countdown + other performances". 6Theory Media, LLC. July 28, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ 이, 정아 (August 3, 2010). "미쓰에이, 소녀시대 4주 연속 1위 기록 따라잡아" [Miss A, Catch Up to the Girl’s Generation Record of 4 Straight Weeks of Being Number 1] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ "세븐 ‘베터 투게더’ 도시락차트 8월 1주차 1위" [Seven ‘Better Together’ Doserak Chart First Place on the First Week of August] (in Korean). Newsen. September 8, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ "miss A transforms into reggae dolls for their comeback". 6Theory Media, LLC. September 27, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  16. ^ "miss A reveals "Breathe" MV". 6Theory Media, LLC. September 27, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  17. ^ "miss A wins M! Countdown + other performances!". 6Theory Media, LLC. October 21, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  18. ^ "미쓰에이, 타이틀곡 '브리드' 온라인 강타!" [miss A, Title Song ‘Breathe’ Online Hit!] (in Korean). Hankyung.com. September 29, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  19. ^ Fei appeared in the MV of "I Only Love You" by Huh Gong
  20. ^ Jia appeared in the MV of "Close Your Mouth" by M&D
  21. ^ Min to be on the show Oh! My School
  22. ^ Min starred in the movie Countdown
  23. ^ Suzy confirmed for the drama Dream High
  24. ^ miss A releases new track, “Love Alone” for Kim Yuna’s Ice Show
  25. ^ Miss A performs Love Alone at Kim Yuna's ice show
  26. ^ miss A releases “Love Alone” MV!
  27. ^ miss A drops their music video for “Good Bye Baby”
  28. ^ miss A’s “Good Bye Baby” makes an all-kill on the charts
  29. ^ miss A wins #1 on M! Countdown + other performances
  30. ^ miss A wins Music Bank K-Chart on comeback + other performances
  31. ^ miss A wins Inkigayo Mutizen + other performances
  32. ^ miss A makes their Chinese debut!
  33. ^ miss A tops Taiwanese charts with “Good Bye Baby”
  34. ^ miss A releases first MV teaser ft. Suzy for “Touch”
  35. ^ miss A releases second MV teaser ft. Jia for “Touch”
  36. ^ miss A reveals Fei’s MV teaser for “Touch”
  37. ^ miss A unveils Min’s MV teaser for “Touch”
  38. ^ miss A unleashes full MV for “Touch”
  39. ^ miss A’s ‘Touch’ MV records over 1 million views on YouTube
  40. ^ miss A snags an all-kill on music charts with ‘Touch’
  41. ^ Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the 4th week of February
  42. ^ miss A’s “Touch” crowned ‘Champion Song’ on MBC Music’s ‘Show Champion’
  43. ^ miss A wins #1 on ‘M! Countdown’
  44. ^ miss A wins ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen
  45. ^ miss A claims victory on ‘Music on Top’
  46. ^ miss A reveals MV for chinese version of Touch
  47. ^ miss A release chinese version of Touch album
  48. ^ miss A's chinese 'Touch' tops Hong Kong and Taiwanese online charts
  49. ^ Suzy was confirmed for drama ‘Big’
  50. ^ miss A involved in minor car accident
  51. ^ miss A returns with "I Don’t Need a Man" on 'M! Countdown'
  52. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2013/01/henry-jiyul-fei-tony-an-son-ho-young-and-others-to-star-on-celebrity-edition-of-master-chef-korea
  53. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2013/02/mblaqs-seungho-miss-as-fei-and-more-to-star-in-dancing-with-the-stars-3
  54. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2013/03/fei-picks-up-an-endorsement-deal-with-casual-apparel-brand-connie-colin
  55. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2013/01/miss-as-min-and-btobs-minhyuk-to-star-in-reckless-family-2
  56. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2013/02/suzy-lee-seung-gi-and-more-attend-first-script-reading-of-book-of-the-house-of-gu
  57. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/10/miss-a-confirmed-to-return-on-november-6-with-music-composed-by-e-tribe#axzz2iwxYi7VS
  58. ^ a b c "Miss A Official Website". 
  59. ^ "Details of miss A’s upcoming album revealed". allkpop.com. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
2NE1
12th Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best New Female Group
2010
Succeeded by
A Pink
Preceded by
Kara
12th & 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best Female Dance Performance
2010-2011
Succeeded by
f(x)