Nine Muses (band)

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Nine Muses
나인뮤지스

Nine Muses performing on M! Countdown, March 29, 2012
Background information
Also known as9Muses
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
Years active2010-present
LabelsStar Empire Entertainment,
IMX Inc./Happinet Music
WebsiteOfficial Korean website
Official Japanese website
Members
Hyuna
Leesem
Sera
Euaerin
Sungah
Eunji
Kyungri
Hyemi
Minha
Past members
Jaekyung
Bini
Rana
 
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Nine Muses
나인뮤지스

Nine Muses performing on M! Countdown, March 29, 2012
Background information
Also known as9Muses
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
Years active2010-present
LabelsStar Empire Entertainment,
IMX Inc./Happinet Music
WebsiteOfficial Korean website
Official Japanese website
Members
Hyuna
Leesem
Sera
Euaerin
Sungah
Eunji
Kyungri
Hyemi
Minha
Past members
Jaekyung
Bini
Rana

Nine Muses (Korean: 나인뮤지스) is a nine-membered South Korean girl group under the Star Empire Entertainment music label. The group made their official debut in August 2010 with the single "No Playboy" as well as the release of their first mini album, Let's Have A Party. The group originally had nine members until Jaekyung left the group to be a model. Hyuna was then added to the group in late 2010; Rana and Bini left the group in 2011 to pursue individual activities; and Nine Muses added their eighth member, Kyungri, in 2012.

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History

Pre-debut

Before their official debut, Nine Muses released a track for the Prosecutor Princess OST called "Give Me" with Seo In Young. The group was announced on March 26, 2010, after their maknae gained a lot of interest from the public when she appeared in the music video for label mates ZE:A.

2010: Debut and Let's Have a Party

Nine Muses made their official debut on August 12, 2010, with the release of their mini 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. Nine Muses originally had 14 potential members, but when the name of the group was announced, the company selected the nine members most ready to debut in the group.

Later into their debut, member Jaekyung left to focus on her modeling career and was replaced by Hyuna. In late 2010, the girls continued with follow-up promotions for the song "Ladies".[1]

In December 6, 2010, it was announced that the band was preparing to advance to Japan. On December 26, 2010, Nine Muses held a successful performance of 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: Line-up changes and "Figaro"

It was confirmed on June 9, 2011, that the group would become a seven-member sub-unit. Star Empire Entertainment initially stated that Rana and Bini were still in the group, but weren't going to participate in this round of promotions.[3] However, On August 11, after months of hiatus, Star Empire announced Rana and Bini's official departure from Nine Muses. The decision was mutual as Rana and Bini wanted to pursue individual activities. However, they are still signed with the company.[4]

The group released their first digital single "Figaro" and its accompanying music video on August 18[5]; after revealing two teasers and concept photos earlier in the month. They made their comeback performance on M! Countdown the same day as the single's release.

2012: New members and Sweet Rendezvous

Nine Muses introduced their new eighth member, Kyungri, at the groups's performance in Abu Dhabi, UAE.[6][7] They revealed concept photos for their second single "News", featuring all 8 members, on January 1, 2012.[8] Nine Muses released the music video for "News" on January 10,[9] with the single release a day later on January 11, 2012. The song was produced by Sweetune, who was also behind their "Figaro" single. The song received a good response and had garnered a larger fan base for Nine Muses.

On February 20, Star Empire Entertainment announced that the group will make their comeback in March with a new track due to the good response. On March 6, a teaser video for "Ticket" from their Sweet Rendezvous mini album was released.[10] The music video for "Ticket" was released on March 8.[11] On April 6, Sera hinted that the group is working on their next comeback song through an Arirang interview and that Nine Muses added their ninth and final member, Son Sungah.[12] On May 25th they released two music videos for their new military campaign song "My Youth’s Allegiance".[13]

Members

Current

Stage nameBirth name
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Hyuna현아Moon Hyun Ah문현아
Lee Sem이샘Lee Hyun Joo이현주
Sera세라Ryu Se Ra류세라
Euaerin이유애린Lee Hye Min이혜민
Eunji은지Park Eun Ji박은지
Kyungri경리Park Kyung Ri박경리
Hyemi혜미Pyo Hye Mi표혜미
Minha민하Park Min Ha박민하

Former

Stage nameBirth name
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Rana라나Kim Ra Na김라나
Bini비니Lee Hye Bin이혜빈
Jaekyung재경Jung Seo Young정서영

Discography

Extended plays

Awards

YearsAwards
2010
  • Korean Beauty Design Expo - Beauty Popularity Star Award[14]
  • 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award

References

  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. http://www.soompi.com/news/nine-muses-rana-and-bini-quit-to-pursue-solo-activities. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Nine Muses reveal new teaser for “Figaro”". Allkpop.com. 2011-08-15. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/08/nine-muses-reveal-new-teaser-for-figaro. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Nine Muses to make a comeback next month with a new member". Allkpop.com. 2011-12-27. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/12/nine-muses-to-make-a-comeback-next-month-with-a-new-member. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Nine Muses live performance in Abu Dhabi part 2 *fancam*". YouTube. 2011-11-12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2jPusjmTZg. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Nine Muses release ‘Dark Lady’ concept photos". Allkpop.com. 2012-01-05. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/01/nine-muses-release-dark-lady-concept-photos. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Nine Muses(나인뮤지스) _ News(뉴스) MV". YouTube. 2012-01-10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC_SKIkZ9PE. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  10. ^ "나인뮤지스 (9MUSES)-1ST Mini Album 티켓(Ticket) Official Teaser". NineMusesCh. 2012-03-05. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTXp-bI7ZEQ. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  11. ^ "나인뮤지스 (9MUSES)-1ST Mini Album 티켓(Ticket) Official MV)". NineMusesCh. 2012-03-07. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzDXR1Y4EFM. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  12. ^ "9th member and comeback". livejournal.com. 2012-04-27. http://omonatheydidnt.livejournal.com/9002496.html. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  13. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2012/05/nine-muses-cheer-on-soldiers-with-a-new-campaign-song
  14. ^ (Korean) 나인뮤지스, 뷰티 인기 스타상 수상 (Nine Muses wins the Beauty Popularity Star Award.)

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