Artist Of The Week – KARA

2010-04-05 23:27:44 2010-11-24 12:15:45

Profile:

NAME:
PARK GYURI
D.O.B: May 21, 1988
Position: Vocals
Role in
KARA: Leader
Blood Type: AB
Height: 162cm

NAME: HAN
SEUNGYEON

D.O.B: July 24, 1988
Position: Vocals
Role in
KARA: Second-eldest/small sister
Blood Type: A
Height: 160cm

NAME:
JUNG NICOLE
D.O.B: October 7, 1991
Position: Vocals,
Rapper
Blood Type: A
Height: 164cm

NAME: GOO HARA
D.O.B:
January 13, 1991
Position: Vocals
Height: 164cm

NAME: KANG
JIYOUNG

D.O.B: January 18 1994
Position: Vocals
Role in
KARA: maknae

Biography:

KARA
is a 5-member girl group from Daesung Entertainment (DSP), the same
agency which handles SS501. KARA originally debuted as a 4-member girl
group with the title, “2nd Fin.K.L” back in March 29, 2007. Their debut
song was titled“Break It” and they displayed a mature and boyish
image. After their 1st album promotions, the group planned to make a
comeback in March 2008. However, Kim Sunghee (lead vocal) left the group
due to parental pressure causing a delay in the group’s comeback.
Because of their 10 months hiatus and lack of promotions, the group
struggled in gaining popularity.

Finally, KARA made their
comeback with “Rock U” on July 2008 but now as a 5-member group with new
members, Kang JiYoung and Goo Hara. With this comeback, they displayed a
“cute” and “playful” image. Things started to brighten up for the girl
group when they released their second mini album, Pretty Girl. Not only
was the song a hit, the addictive dance step was also well received by
fans. In February 2009, KARA finally achieved their first #1 award in
MNET Countdown and SBS Inkigayo with the song “Honey.”

During
the attack of the girl groups, KARA showed great transformation and
released their “Revolution” album as a mid-2009 comeback. Their comeback
song “Wanna” quickly charted in music charts and won a #1 award in SBS
Inkigayo. However, their follow up song, “Mister” became a bigger hit
because of the “butt dance” that became one of the biggest dance moves of the year. KARA’s popularity became quite eminent as
the group released commercials after commercials for food, online games
and clothing.

For their early 2010 comeback, KARA released their
3rd mini album “Lupin.” The title song topped many charts and was able
to give KARA #1 awards in MNET Countdown and SBS Inkigayo.
“Lupin” also gave KARA their first KBS MusicBank trophy since debut. The
song stayed #1 in MusicBank for three weeks.

With members pursuing
individual activities in variety programs and radios shows, plus the
non-stop calls from endorsements, girl group KARA celebrated
their 3rd Anniversary with lot of love from fans. It has been announced
that KARA will be filming more CFs for home appliances, beverage and
food. The group is also set to debut in Japan this summer (tentative)
due to the overwhelming response they got during their Japan showcases
in early February.

Credit: KARA Wiki + karaholic.com

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[The Official KARA Soompi Fanclub]

Discography:

Album Releases

Title: The First
Bloooooming
Type: Album
Language: Korean
Label:
DSP Entertainment
Release Date: March 29, 2007
Version:
CD
Buy Album: Click Here
Lyrics: KOR
|| ROM
|| ENG

01.
못 지킨 말 [Broken Promise]
02. Break It [MV]
03.
맘에 들면 [If U Wanna] [MV]
04.
Secret World
05. Don’t Be Shy
06. 우리 둘 [The Two Of Us]
07.
I’ll Be There
08. 눈물 지우개 [Tear Eraser]
09. Break It
(Instrumental)
10. 못 지킨 말 [Broken Promise] (Instrumental)

Title: Rock You
Type:
Mini Album
Language: Korean
Release Date: July 25,
2008
Versions: CD
Buy Album: Click Here
Lyrics: KOR
|| ROM
|| ENG

01.
Rock U [MV]
02. Baby Boy
03. 이게뭐야 [What’s this?]
04.
Good Day
05. Wait

Title: Good Day
Season 2
Type: Digital Single
Language: Korean
Release
Date:
Octorber 14, 2008

01. Good Day Season 2 [MV]
02.
Good Day Season 2 (Instrumental)

Title: Pretty Girl
Type: Mini Album
Language:
Korean
Release Date: December 4, 2008
Versions: CD
Buy
Album:
Click Here
Lyrics: KOR
|| ROM
|| ENG

01
. 하니 [Honey]
02 . Pretty Girl [MV]
03
. 요를레이 [Yoreullae]
04 . My Darling
05 . 나는..(Ing) (I am.. Ing)
Buy
Album:
Click Here

Title:
Honey (Special Edition)
Type: Mini Album
Language:
Korean
Release Date: February 14, 2009
Versions: CD
Buy
Album:
Click Here

01 . 하니 [Honey] [MV]
02
. 이게 뭐야 [Yoreullae] (Plastic Ver.)
03 . Pretty Girl (Bani Ver.)
04
. 굿데이 [Good Day] 시즌 (Season) 2
05 . Pretty Girl (School Rock Ver.) –
Bonus Track

Title: Same Heart
Type:
i-Musician Digital Single
Language: Korean
Release
Date:
June 4, 2009

Title: Second Album –
Revolution
Format: CD
Release Date: July 30, 2009
Language:
Korean
Record Label: Daesung Entertainment
Buy Album:
Click Here

01. 미스터 (“Mister”)
02. Wanna [MV]
03.
마법 (“Magic”)
04. 몰래몰래 (“Secretly”)
05. Let It Go
06. Take A
Bow
07. AHA
08. 똑 같은 맘 (“Same Heart”)
09. Wanna (Instrumental)
10.
마법 (Instrumental)


Title: 3rd Mini Album – Lupin
Format:
CD
Release Date: February 17, 2010
Language: Korean
Record
Label:
Daesung Entertainment
Buy Album: Click Here

01. Tasty Love
02. Lupin [MV]
03.
Umbrella
04. Rollin’
05. Lonely

OST
(Soundtrack)


Title: “Three-leaf
clover” OST (SBS TV Drama)
Release Date: 2005
— Then Its
Done – Kim Sunghee [Lyric][Music
Video
]


Title: “Chasing Kangnam
Mother” OST (SBS TV Drama)
Type: OST Album
Language:
Korean
Release Date: July 25, 2007
Versions: CD
Buy
Album:
Click Here
— Fighting – KARA [Listen!][Lyric]

[ NARUTO
ANIME OST ]

Title:
Butterfly
Language: Korean
Release Date: September
29, 2008
Listen:


Title: “Boys Over Flower”
2nd Soundtrack (KBS TV Drama)
Type: OST Album
Language:
Korean
Release Date: March 25, 2009
Versions: CD
Buy
Album:
Click Here
— Love is Fire – KARA [Listen!][Lyric]


Title: “Miracle” in “Why
Did You Come To Our Home” OST
Type: OST Album
Language:
Korean
Release Date: April 2, 2009
Versions: CD

기적 (Miracle) – Han Seungyeon (KARA) [Music
Video
][Lyric]


Title: “Pick the Stars” in
“”별을 따다줘” (Stars Falling From the Sky)” OST
Type: OST Album
Language:
Korean
Release Date: January 2010
Versions: CD

Featuring

Artist: Sunha
Title:
Fahrenheit
Type: Single
Language: Korean
Release
Date:
January 25, 2008
Versions: CD
Buy Album: Click Here
— 끈 [String] (feat. Nicole KARA) [Listen!][Lyric]

Artist: Nassun
Title:
Happy Face
Type: Single
Language: Korean
Release
Date:
February 26, 2009
Versions: CD
Buy Album:
Click Here
— Come to Play (feat. Han Seungyeon
KARA) [Music Video][Lyric]

Artist: Jumper
Title:
Dazzling Eyes
Type: Single
Language: Korean
Release
Date:
April 2, 2009
Versions: CD
— Dazzling Eyes
(feat. Kang Jiyoung KARA) [Listen!][Lyric]

Artist: Kang Kyun
Sung
Title: Happy… And
Type: Digital Single
Language:
Korean
Release Date: May 5, 2009
— Happy… And (feat.
Nicole KARA) [Music Video][Lyric]

Artist: Hong Kyung Min
Title:
Day After
Type: CD
Language: Korean
Release
Date:
February 12, 2010
— Day After (feat. Gyuri KARA) [Music
Video