Artist of the week – Jewelry
Name : Park Jung-ah (lead vocal)
Date of birth : 24th February 1981
Height : 169cm
Weight : 48kg
Hobbies : Mountain climbing, listening to music
Talent : Piano-playing
Habits : Listening to music as soon as she wakes up, singing when angry
Life motto : Live a positive life
Favorite foods : Likes everything
Favorite color : Sky blue
Name : Suh In-young (sub-vocal)
Date of birth : 3rd September 1984
Height : 162cm
Weight : 43kg
Hobby : Cross-stitch
Talent : Shopping
Favorite foods : Gimbap (rolled rice), ddeokbokgi
Joined Jewelry in 2002
Name : Ha Ju-yeon (a.k.a. Baby J, rap)
Date of birth : 16th June 1986
Height : 165cm
Her father is actor Ha Jae-young.
Name : Kim Eun-jeong (vocal)
Date of birth : 28th November 1986
Height : 167cm
For this week, we featured the female group Jewelry. They debuted in 2001, just in time to fill the gap left by the disbandment of S.E.S. and FinKL. Their first big break in 2002 came with “Again” from their 2nd album. Their members at the time were Park Jung Ah, Lee Ji Hyun, Cho Min Ah, and Seo In Young. Every girl in the group has a different personality and plays an important role within the group. Their 3rd album produced the hit “I Really Like You” that propelled them to super stardom.
From that point on, Jewelry has firmly established themselves as one of K-Pop’s top girl groups. They followed it up with a number of hits, including the No. 1 hits “Superstar” and “One More Time”. Jewelry had a short stint in Japan with one album and also have few singles and OST songs for Super star K. Among the years, changes in the line-up members could not be avoided. But every time they came out with new look and song that made the fans stay and love them more.
Jewelry’s career reached a new high in 2008 with the addition of new members Ha Joo Yeon and Kim Eun Jung, replacing Lee Ji Hyun and Cho Min Ah. They also released their biggest hit “One More Time”. In 2009, presenting a sexy and sophisticated new look, Jewelry returned with their sixth album Sophisticated. The title song on the new album is the electropop tune Strong Girl, especially written for the girls by Someday member Joo Young and featuring rap by Ha Joo Yeon.
Jewelry’s latest hit “Love Story” will be the last hit song that long time members Park Jung Ah and Seo In Young performed with the group. They already announced they are leaving to continue their already successful solo careers. Kim Eun Jung and Ha Joo Yeon will stay in the group with new members replacing Park and Seo. “Love Story” is about a love story between a man and a woman in which they go through different stages in their relationship.
The lyrics express the different emotions very well and the melody fits perfectly with the winter atmosphere. Unlike Jewelry’s dance songs, “Love Story” showcases the members’ strong vocal and rap skills. Jewelry has not promoted a ballad track since “Tonight” from their 2nd album. The MV is a compilation of footage focusing on Park Jung Ah and Seo In Young.
The members were seen in tears during the last performance on SBS Inkigayo on January 10. Seo In Young and Park Jung Ah had been in the group from 8 and 9 years ago respectively. We wish them the very best as they will pursue their solo career after this.
* Discovery (1st album, 2001-03-30) : I Love You, Now, Sweet Imagination, Say, Heart, Say Yes, Forever, Trust Me, Happy End, etc.
* Again (2nd album, 2002-08-10) : Cool Girl, Again, One Summer Night, To You, Tonight, How Are You?, Sad, 1492…, Maybe, etc.
* Beloved (3rd album, 2003-07-05) : Be My Love, I Really Like You, Fantasy, Amore, Confession, So Long, Temptation, Dear My Heart, My Life, etc.
* Super Star (4th album, 2005-03-15) : Twenty, Super Star, Truth or Dare, Passion, KIN, Liar, I’ll Be There, Sunny Day, etc.
Purchase this album
* Kitchi Island (5th album, 2008-02-20) : One More Time, The Cradle Song, Black Diamond, Stay with Me, Don’t Know Why, etc.
Purchase this album
* Sophisticated (6th album, 2009-08-07)
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Thanks to : edward1849