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T-ara


t-ara



T-ara is a South Korean girl group formed by Mnet Media in 2009. Before their debut, there was a high level of interest in the group as they were called "Super Rookies" and had been training for three years prior to debut. Originally a five member group, they released their first song Good Person for the Cinderella Man OST in April 2009. In June 2009 members Jiwon and Jiae left the group, ruining the original plans for debut. The next month, T-ara regrouped to become a 6 member group and released their debut single "Geojitmal" ("Lies").

Members

Current
Eunjung

* Birth name: Hahm Eun-jung
* Date of birth: December 12, 1988 (1988-12-12) (age 21)
* Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist, Main Rapper
o Appeared in SG Wannabe's "Gashiri" music video.
o Appeared in F.T. Island's "Love Sick", "Thunder", and "Only One Person" music videos.
o Featured in film Death Bell and TVXQ drama series "Dating on Earth".
o Participated in the project group T-ara & Supernova for the song TTL (Time to Love)
o Participated in "Wonder Woman" single with Seeya and Davichi.
o Starring in 2010 drama SBS Coffee house.
o Starring in 2010 movie "White"
o Participated in Davichi's latest song's Music Video, "Time, Please Stop".

Hyomin

* Birth name: Park Sun-young
* Date of birth: May 30, 1989 (1989-05-30) (age 20)
* Position: Vocalist, Rapper
o An Internet Ulzzang (Best Face)
o Appeared in F.T. Island's "Heaven" music video.
o Appeared in SS501's "Unlock" music video.
o Appeared in SG Wannabe's "Amazing Breakup" music video along with fellow ex-member Jiwon
o Participated in the project group T-ara & Supernova for the song TTL (Time to Love)
o Participated in "Wonder Woman" single with Seeya and Davichi.
o One of the regular casts in KBS "Invincible Youth" (2009/2010)

Jiyeon

* Birth name: Park Ji-yeon
* Date of birth: June 7, 1993 (1993-06-07) (age 16)
* Position: Vocalist
o Appeared in SG Wannabe's "My love Crybaby" music video.
o Appeared in SG Wannabe's "Saranghae" music video.
o Appeared in a drama called Hello! Miss in 2007
o Participated in "Women's Generation" single with Seeya and Davichi.
o Participated in the project group T-ara & Supernova for the song TTL (Time to Love)
o Starred in 2009 drama Soul (Hon).
o Starred in 2010 drama God of Study (Master of Study).
o Starred in 2010 film Death Bell 2.

Soyeon

* Birth name: Park In-jung
* Date of birth: October 5, 1987 (1987-10-05) (age 22)
* Position: Main Vocalist
o Won Gold in 2005 CMB ChinChin Music Festival competition.
o Former SM Entertainment trainee.
o Original member of Girls' Generation, but left before debut due to personal reasons
o Participated in the project group T-ara & Supernova for the song TTL (Time to Love)
o Starred in KBS Invincible Baseball (2009)

Boram

* Birth Name: Jeon Bo-ram
* Date of birth: March 22, 1986 (1986-03-22) (age 24)
* Position: Vocalist
o Released solo EP in 2008 titled From Memory.
o Appeared in Kebee's "Feeling You" music video.
o Appeared in 2009 drama Soul.
o Appeared in Tik Tok music drama with 2PM and Yoon Eun Hye

Qri

* Birth name: Lee Ji Hyun
* Date of birth: December 12, 1986 (1986-12-12) (age 23)
* Position: Sub Vocalist
o Appeared in 2009 drama Queen Seon Duk.
o Appeared solo on the cover of Ceci Magazine in October 2009.
o Modeled for a number of companies before debut.
o Starred in 2010 film Death Bell 2.

Former
Ji-ae

* Birth name: Lee Ji-ae
* Date of birth: August 6, 1987 (1987-08-06) (age 22)
* Position: Former Leader, Main Vocalist

Jiwon

* Birth name: Yang Jiwon
* Date of birth: April 5, 1988 (1988-04-05) (age 22)
* Position: Former Vocalist

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History

Pre-debut

The original five T-ara members were trained for three years, and released their first song "A Good Person" for the Korean drama Cinderella Man soundtrack. In early 2009, Jiyeon was in a collaboration with SeeYa and Davichi for a song called "Women's Generation", which topped charts.

In June 2009, Core Contents Media announced that Ji-ae and Ji-won left due to differences in music style. Boram, Soyeon, and Qri were added. The group's agency began to release promotional pictures in July 2009 in accordance with the new members. Afterward, T-ara released their debut single "Geojitmal" ("Lie").

2009: Debut

T-ara made its debut on MBC's Radio Star talk show on July 28, 2009. The music video was released that day. Their first performance was on Mnet's M! Countdown show, where they performed "Geojitmal" and "Wanna Play". Their debut was looked upon negatively by netizens, who noted that it was lipsynched and commented that it seemed like an elementary school performance. The group announced afterward that future performances would be live. A few members of T-ara (Eunjung, Soyeon, Hyomin and Park Ji-Yeon) were in a project group with Supernova, a six member male group for the digital single, TTL (Time to Love). On December 1, 2009, T-ara released their first full-length album, named Absolute First Album. This album had two singles, "Cheoeum Cheoreom" and "Bo Peep Bo Peep", both with music videos.

2010: Gaining popularity with their album

On January 1, 2010, T-ara won their first ever award on the New Year's Day episode of Music Bank. Two days later, they won the Mutizen award on Inkigayo. T-ara also performed at a traditional New Year's festival version of the song. The following week, T-ara won their second consecutive Music Bank and Mutizen awards. The next week, T-Ara won their third consecutive mutizen award, thus winning the triple crown. Later in the month, Core Contents Media announced that Eunjung and Hyomin would take part, alongside label mates, in project group, 'Women's Generation'. Consequently, the group announced promotions for their follow up single, "Cheoeum Cheoreom" ("Like the First Time").

In February, the group announce the release of a repackaged version of their debut album, entitled Breaking Heart. The music video for its lead single, "Neo Ttaemune Michyeo" ("Crazy Because of You"), was released in February 24, 2010. The group commenced comeback performances with Mnet's M!Countdown.

Discography

Studio albums
* Absolute First Album (2009)
* Breaking Heart (2010)
Promotional singles
* "Geojitmal" (2009)
* "TTL (Time to Love)" (2009)
* "TTL Listen 2" (2009)
* "Bo Peep Bo Peep" (2009)
* "Cheoeum Cheoreom" (2009)
* "Neo Ttaemune Michyeo" (2010)

Awards

2009

* 38th Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Rookie of the Month (August) ("Lies")
* 39th Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Ting's Choice Artist award ("TTL (Time to Love)")
* 41st Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Ting's Choice Artist award ("TTL (Time to Love) Listen. 2")
* 24th Golden Disk Awards: Newcomer Award shared with another girl group, 4minute

2010

* 19th Seoul Music Awards : Best New Artist Award

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/






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