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Brave Girls (브레이브걸스) is a four-member girl group under Brave Entertainment. They debuted on April 8, 2011 with the single "The Difference".

Career

2011: Debut, Back To Da Future

On April 8, 2011, Brave Girls officially debuted with the single album "The Difference" as a five-member girl group. On the same day, they performed on Music Bank and continued their promotions with the title track "Do You Know" on various music shows like Inkigayo and M! Countdown.[1] On June 8, they released the music video for the b-side "So Sexy".[2]

The group released their first mini album Back To Da Future on July 29, 2011. The music video for the title track "Easily" was released on the same day.[3] A remix single for the song "Easily" titled "Easily (Remix)" was released on August 26, 2011.

2012–2013: Re:issue, "For You", and hiatus

On February 22, 2012, Brave Girls released their second mini album Re:issue, along with the music video for the title track "These Days You".[4]

Their second digital single "For You" was released on August 13, 2013. The song only featured the original members Hyeran and Yujin.

On December 26, 2013, the collaboration digital single "Passing of the Year" was released with Brave Girls (Hyeran and Yujin) and fellow labelmates Electroboyz, BIGSTAR & Park Soo Jin as the participating artists.[5]

2016–2017: Line-up changes, High Heels, and "Yoo-Hoo"

On February 3, 2016, it was revealed that three original members (Eunyoung, Seoah, and Yejin) had left the group with an addition of five new members: Minyoung, Yoojung, Eunji, Yuna, and Hayun. The group would continue as a seven-member girl group and was revealed to have been in the final stage of preparations for their comeback.[6] On February 10, it was announced that the their comeback would be on February 16.[7] On February 16, they released their third digital single "Deepened" along with its music video.[8]

On June 21, 2016, Brave Girls released the first teasers for their third mini album, High Heels, which was released on June 27.[9]

The group released the digital single "Yoo-Hoo" on September 1, 2016.[10]

On September 27, 2016, a crowdfunding project through Makestar was opened to help fund their next comeback.[11] On October 11, the project had reached its goal and was to stay open until November 30.[12]

2017–2018: Rollin' and "Rollin' (New Version)"

On January 13, 2017, Brave Entertainment announced that member Yujin would be leaving the group while Hyeran would go on an indefinite hiatus due to her health worsening.[13] The following month, it was revealed the group would be making a comeback in March as a five-member group.[14] A comeback schedule was released on February 27, 2017 for their fourth mini album, Rollin', which was released on March 7, 2017.[15]

On March 17, 2017, Yujeong went into a temporary hiatus as she had been hospitalized with acute enteritis and had to rest. The group then proceeded as a four-member group until Yujeong was better.[16]

In August 2017, it was confirmed that members Yujeong, Eunji, and Yuna would be joining alongside fellow labelmate and boy group BIGSTAR on the idol rebooting show The Unit.[17]

On August 1, 2018, Brave Brothers teased the group's upcoming comeback with a new version of "Rollin'".[18] On August 11, 2018, their agency announced that member Hayun would be sitting out of the comeback due to health reasons and that they would continue on as four. Their digital single, "Rollin' (New Version)" was released later that same day.[19]

2020–2021: "We Ride", viral success of "Rollin", Summer Queen, After 'We Ride'

On August 5, 2020, it was announced that the group would be making a comeback on August 14, over two years since their last release.[20] Their sixth digital single titled "We Ride" was released on August 14, 2020.

In late February 2021, a fan-edited compilation video of the group performing "Rollin'" became viral which ended up making the song reach the top of many Korean charts for the first time in their career.[21] As a result, the group returned to music shows to perform the song and making appearances on variety shows as well.[22] It was also revealed, by the member Yujeong, that they were about to disband right before the viral; the members had already left the dormitory when it happened.[23]

On March 12, 2021, "Rollin" had officially achieved a perfect all-kill on the Korean music charts.[24] On March 14, 2021, the group took their first-ever music show win on Inkigayo.[25]

On April 1, 2021, it was confirmed that the group is preparing on a summer comeback.[26] On the April 9 episode of MBC's Home Alone, Brave Brothers confirmed that he is working on a mini album that would possibly be released in June.[27]

On June 17, the group made their comeback with their fifth mini album, Summer Queen, with the title track "Chi Mat Ba Ram".

On July 5, it was announced that a piano version of "Summer by Myself" would be released on July 9 at 12PM KST as a surprise gift for their fans.[28]

On August 9, Brave Girls announced the repackage of their fifth mini album Summer Queen, titled After 'We Ride', will be released on August 23.[29]

Members

Name Position(s) Years active
Minyoung (민영) Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer 2016–present
Yujeong (유정) Vocalist, Center, Visual 2016–present
Eunji (은지) Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist 2016–present
Yuna (유나) Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Maknae 2016–present
Former
Eunyoung (은영) Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual 2011–2013[Notes 1]
Seoah (서아) Main Dancer, Vocalist 2011–2013[Notes 1]
Yejin (예진) Vocalist 2011–2013[Notes 1]
Yujin (유진) Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper 2011–2017
Hyeran (혜란) Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist 2011–2017[Notes 2]
Hayun (하윤) Vocalist, Maknae 2016–2018[Notes 3]

Discography

Mini albums

Singles

Digital singles

Promotional singles

Collaborations

Concerts

  • The Brave Girls Show (2022)

Endorsements

  • Vons Chicken (2016)
  • Kingdom: Embers of War (2021)
  • BBQ Chicken (2021)
  • Elcanto (2021)
  • SPAO (2021)
  • Dongwon Yoghurt (2021)
  • Lotte Department Store (2021)
  • Barrel (2021)
  • Breadique (2021)
  • Happycall (2021)

Gallery

Main article: Brave Girls/Gallery

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Officially left in February 2016
  2. Hiatus since January 2017 until group reorganized as 4 in March 2019
  3. Hiatus since August 2018 until group reorganized as 4 in March 2019
  4. Only Yujeong and Yuna are featured in the song.

References

  1. Soompi: KBS Music Bank 04.08.11
  2. Soompi: Brave Girls Release MV for "So Sexy"
  3. Soompi: Brave Girls Release Concept Photos and MV for Comeback Song "Easily (feat. Skul1)"
  4. Soompi: Brave Girls Release New Mini Album and MV for "These Days You"
  5. (KR) YNA: 브레이브엔터 가수들, 겨울노래 '올해가 가고' 발표
  6. Soompi: Brave Girls to Comeback With Completely New Image and Line-Up
  7. Soompi: Brave Girls Set Comeback Date and New Song
  8. Soompi: Watch: Brave Girls Return With “Deepened” Single and MV
  9. Soompi: Brave Girls Shares First Teasers For Comeback With Album Cover And Track List
  10. Soompi: Brave Girls Isn’t Ready For Summer To Be Over In Swimsuit Image Teasers For Digital Single
  11. Makestar: A look at past albums
  12. Soompi: Brave Girls Likely To Make Comeback After Successful Crowdfunding Effort
  13. Soompi: Brave Girls’ Yoojin Leaving Group, Hyeran To Go On Hiatus
  14. Soompi: Brave Girls To Make Comeback As 5-Member Group
  15. Brave Girls on Twitter: Brave Girls 4th Mini Album [Rollin'] Schedule Poster (February 27, 2017)
  16. Soompi: Brave Girls’ Yoojung To Temporarily Halt Activities Due To Health Issue
  17. Soompi: BIGSTAR And Brave Girls Members To Join Idol Reboot Show “The Unit”
  18. Soompi: Brave Brothers To Release New Version Of Brave Girls's "Rollin'
  19. Soompi: Brave Girls’s Hayun To Sit Out Of Upcoming Group Activities Due To Health Reasons
  20. Soompi: Brave Girls Announces Long-Awaited Comeback
  21. Soompi: Brave Girls Shares Their Thoughts On Sudden Chart Resurgence Of Their Song “Rollin'”
  22. Soompi: Brave Girls To Return To Music Shows To Perform Their Resurging 2017 Hit “Rollin'”
  23. Soompi: Brave Girls’ Yujeong Reveals Group’s Reaction To “Rollin'” Suddenly Topping Charts, How Close They Were To Disbandment, And More
  24. Soompi: Brave Girls’ “Rollin'” Achieves Perfect All-Kill
  25. Soompi: https://www.soompi.com/article/1459370wpp/brave-girls-talks-about-their-emotional-first-ever-music-show-win
  26. Soompi: Brave Girls’ Agency Confirms They’re Preparing For Summer Comeback
  27. Soompi: Brave Brothers Talks About Brave Girls’ Success, Their Upcoming Comeback, And More
  28. Naver: (Osen) 브레이브걸스, '나 혼자 여름' 피아노 버전 9일 깜짝 공개..'장마송' 대열 합류 [공식]
  29. Brave Girls on Instagram (August 9, 2021)

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