Artist of the week – Kara


Han Seung-yeon
Date of Birth : July 24, 1988
Hobbies : Reading, watching movies
Special Talents : Singing, dancing
Education : Kyunghee University

Nicole Jung
Date of Birth : October 7, 1991
Hobbies : Violin, watching movies
Special Talents : Dancing
Education : Laurelsprings High School

Kang Ji-young
Date of Birth : January 18, 1994
Education : Kwanghee Middle School

Park Kyu-ri
Date of Birth : May 21, 1988
Hobbies : Reading, watching movies
Special Talents : Singing, acting
Education : Dongduk Women’s University

Ku Ha-ra
Date of Birth : January 13, 1991
Education : Dongmyung Girls’ Information Industry High School


For our featured artiste of this week, we have the five-member female vocal group KARA. Made up of members Han Seung-yeon, Nicole Jung, Kang Ji-young, Park Kyu-ri and Ku Ha-ra, Kara returned this summer with two new members. The group, originally made up of four members, made their debut in March 2007 with their first studio album, ‘Break It’, which featured funky and upbeat dance songs.

The group said goodbye to their original member Kim Sung-hee in October last year and welcomed new members Ku Ha-ra and Kang Ji-young. They released their second “mini” album entitled “Rock U” on Aug 1. The title track in this five-track release is "Rock U", a dance song that promises to push Kara’s career to the next level with its enchanting melodious beats. "Rock U" becomes the group’s first ever top-10 hit.

When they first debuted as a four-member group, Kara were labelled as the next FINKL since both groups are from DSP Entertainment. Now Kara are a five-member group that have established a name for themselves.

Break It (1st studio album, 2007) : Unfaithful Words, Break It, If U Wanna, Secret World, Don’t Be Shy, I’ll Be There

Rock U (2nd “mini” album, 2008) : Rock U, Baby Boy, What’s This, Good Day, Wait

Watch MV: Rock U
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