Nine Muses (band)

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Nine Muses
Nine Muses at mini album WILD launching showcase event from acrofan (1).jpg
Nine Muses at a showcase event for their single "WILD", on May 08, 2013
From left to right: Sungah, Hyemi, Sera, Lee Sem, Hyuna, Kyungri, Euaerin, Eunji, Minha
Background information
Also known as9Muses, Namyu
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
Years active2010-present
LabelsStar Empire Entertainment,
IMX Inc./Happinet Music
WebsiteOfficial Korean website
Official Japanese website
MembersHyuna
Lee Sem
Sera
Euaerin
Eunji
Sungah
Kyungri
Hyemi
Minha
Past membersJaekyung
Bini
Rana
 
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Nine Muses
Nine Muses at mini album WILD launching showcase event from acrofan (1).jpg
Nine Muses at a showcase event for their single "WILD", on May 08, 2013
From left to right: Sungah, Hyemi, Sera, Lee Sem, Hyuna, Kyungri, Euaerin, Eunji, Minha
Background information
Also known as9Muses, Namyu
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
Years active2010-present
LabelsStar Empire Entertainment,
IMX Inc./Happinet Music
WebsiteOfficial Korean website
Official Japanese website
MembersHyuna
Lee Sem
Sera
Euaerin
Eunji
Sungah
Kyungri
Hyemi
Minha
Past membersJaekyung
Bini
Rana
Nine Muses
Hangul
Revised RomanizationNa-in Myujiseu
McCune–ReischauerNa-in Myuchisŭ

Nine Muses (Korean: 나인뮤지스, sometimes stylized as 9MUSES) is a nine member South Korean girl group under the Star Empire Entertainment music label. The group debuted in 2010 with the single "No Playboy" and a first single album, Let's Have a Party.

History[edit]

2010: Debut with "No Playboy", Jaekyung withdrawing, new member Hyuna[edit]

Nine Muses was announced on March 26, 2010. Their first release was on August 12, 2010, the single album Let's Have a Party. The lead track of the album being "No Playboy", a song produced by composer Rainstone and Park Jin Young.

Jaekyung left to focus on her modeling career and was replaced by Hyuna.[1] To advance into the Japanese market, on December 26, 2010, Nine Muses performed six songs on Seoul Train, an event in which K-pop artists and groups perform for their Japanese fans, alongside V.O.S. and ZE:A.[2]

2011: Rana and Bini withdrawing, comeback with "Figaro"[edit]

In June 2011 the group became a seven-member sub-unit; Rana and Bini were cut.[3][4] The group released "Figaro" and its accompanying music video on August 18, 2011.[5]

2012: New member Kyungri, comeback with "News" and "Sweet Rendezvous"[edit]

Nine Muses introduced a new member, Kyungri, at the group's performance in Abu Dhabi, UAE.[6] Nine Muses released the music video for "News" on January 10, 2012, with the single release a day later on January 11, 2012. The song was produced by Sweetune, who was also behind their "Figaro" single.

On March 6, 2012, a teaser video for “Ticket” from their Sweet Rendezvous mini album was released. The music video for “Ticket” was released on March 8, 2012. On May 25, 2012, they released two music videos for their new military campaign song "My Youth’s Allegiance"[7]

Mid 2012: New member Sungah[edit]

In the beginning of 2012, Star Empire announced that a new member Sungah will be joining the group. [8]

2013, Comeback with "Dolls", "Wild", "Prima Donna", and "Glue"[edit]

A single, "DOLLS", was released in January 2013.[9] It debuted at number 35 on GAON TOP100 Chart & 11th on M!Countdown and peaked at 7th.

On May 9, 2013, the music video for the single “Wild” was released. The single “Wild” reached number 1 on various Real Time Charts and debuted on the Gaon chart at number 32, whereas the physical mini-album “Wild” debuted on May 16, 2013 at number 4.[10]

On September 25, 2013, Nine Muses' twitter announced that they were having a comeback with their first full album PRIMA DONNA on October 14, 2013.[11] On October 1, 2013, Nine Muses released their teaser pictures for PRIMA DONNA. [12] A teaser for their title track, "Gun", was released on October 7, 2013.[13] On October 9, 2013, a PRIMA DONNA album preview was released onto their official YouTube account. [14] On October 13, 2013, Nine Muses released their PRIMA DONNA album and the music video for "Gun".[15]

On December 3, 2013, Nine Muses released their new digital single called "Glue" from album Glue.[16]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Stage nameBirth name
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Hyuna현아Moon Hyuna문현아
Lee Sem이샘Lee Hyeonju이현주
Sera세라Ryu Sera류세라
Euaerin이유애린Lee Hyemin이혜민
Eunji은지Park Eunji박은지
Sungah성아Son Seongah손성아
Kyungri경리Park Kyungri박경리
Hyemi혜미Pyo Hyemi표혜미
Minha민하Park Minha박민하

Former[edit]

Stage NameBirth Name
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Rana라나Kim Ra Na김라나
Bini비니Lee Hye Bin이혜빈
Jaekyung재경Jung Seo Young정서영

Member timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles albums[edit]

Digital singles[edit]

Awards[edit]

YearsAwards
2010
  • Korean Beauty Design Expo - Beauty Popularity Star Award[17]
  • 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award
2013[18]
  • 8th[18] Asia Model Festival Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 새 멤버 현아 영입해 후속곡 '레이디스' 활동 (Nine Muses to receive a new member and start follow up activities with "Ladies".)
  2. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 매끈 롱다리로 소녀시대 넘는다 (Nine Muses performs at Seoul Train in Japan.)
  3. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 8월 첫 유닛 활동..7인조 그룹 출격 (Nine Muses to come back as a seven-member unit group in August)
  4. ^ "Nine Muses: Rana and Bini Quit to Pursue Solo Activities". Soompi.com. 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Nine Muses reveal new teaser for "Figaro"". Allkpop.com. 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Nine Muses to make a comeback next month with a new member". Allkpop.com. 2011-12-27. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  7. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2012/05/nine-muses-cheer-on-soldiers-with-a-new-campaign-song
  8. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/01/nine-muses-to-return-this-month-as-a-full-nine-member-group#axzz2gRi19N3L
  9. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2013/01/nine-muses-to-return-this-month-as-a-full-nine-member-group
  10. ^ http://www.gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/album/list.gaon
  11. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/nine-muses-to-release-first-studio-album-on-october-14#axzz2gRi19N3L
  12. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/10/nine-muses-reveal-group-teaser-image-for-upcoming-prima-donna-album#axzz2gRi19N3L
  13. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/10/nine-muses-tease-with-video-clip-for-gun#axzz2gRi19N3L
  14. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/10/sample-nine-muses-upcoming-album-prima-donna-with-an-album-preview-clip#axzz2gRi19N3L
  15. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/10/nine-muses-releases-prima-donna-and-the-mv-for-gun#axzz2gRi19N3L
  16. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/12/nine-muses-return-sexy-as-ever-with-glue-mv#axzz2nuG3832x
  17. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 뷰티 인기 스타상 수상 (Nine Muses wins the Beauty Popularity Star Award.)
  18. ^ a b http://www.arirang.co.kr/Tv2/Tv_PlusHomepage_Week_Move.asp?PROG_CODE=TVCR0112&MENU_CODE=100786&code=Po1&sys_lang=Eng

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