Do You Know SISTAR19?
SISTAR19 was formed by Starship Entertainment as the first official sub-group of SISTAR on April 28th, 2011. They disbanded on June 2017 alongside the official group and consisted of the main vocalist Hyolyn and rapper Bora.
It was explained that SISTAR19 was actually named after their first debut song “Ma Boy“. The song is about a girl who fell in love when she turned 19, the age between being a girl and an adult. To be precise, the ’19’ in their name represents the age that girls mature into women, and it also embodies the sense of innocence yet uncertainty they feel. They aim to showcase these feelings through their lyrics and concept.
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They held their debut performance as SISTAR19 on May 5th, 2011 on M! Countdown with their first single album Ma Boy. Meanwhile their first mini album (Extended Play) entitled Gone Not Around Any Longer was released on January 31, 2013.
Bora once explained what differentiated SISTAR19 from SISTAR, “SISTAR19’s image lies in maturity. There’s a difference between our music and SISTAR’s music. As SISTAR, we were always known for our powerful and strong image. This time, we’re promoting a medium tempo track with a smooth melody that truly makes us feel like feminine women. It’s sexy, but also cute. Through SISTAR19, we feel like we’re able to show a stronger color of who the two of us are. We hope to get SISTAR’s name more known through this promotion cycle.”
Ma Boy (Single Album)
Release Date : May 3rd, 2011
Genre : Dance Pop
Language : Korean
|1.||“Ma Boy”||Brave Brothers||3:17|
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Gone Not Around Any Longer (Mini Album)
Release Date : January 31th, 2013
Genre : Pop
Language : Korean
|1.||“SISTAR19”||Brave Brothers||Brave Brothers||Brave Brothers||0:46|
|2.||“Gone Not Around Any Longer” (있다 없으니까)||Brave Brothers||Brave Brothers, Elephant Kingdom||Brave Brothers, Elephant Kingdom||3:37|
|3.||“A Girl in Love” (나도 여자인데)||Brave Brothers, Chakun||Brave Brothers||Brave Brothers||3:08|
|4.||“Ma Boy”||Brave Brothers, War of the Stars||Brave Brothers||Brave Brothers||3:19|
|5.||“Gone Not Around Any Longer (있다 없으니까)” (Instrumental)||Brave Brothers, Elephant Kingdom||Brave Brothers, Elephant Kingdom||3:37|
SISTAR19 Gone Not Around Any Longer
Gone Not Around Any Longer (있다 없으니까) is the first EP (Extended Play) by SISTAR19 that was released as a CD and online as a single on January 31, 2013. They also performed Gone Not Around Any Longer on various music shows such as Music Bank, Show! Music Core and Inkigayo in February. The song gave the group their first TV music show award on M Countdown in February 7.
– The single was an immediate commercial success, gaining two perfect all-kills by hitting number one on all major Korean music charts and maintaining the position for two weeks.
– The song gained them their first number one on the Billboard “Korea K-Pop Hot 100” chart.
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The lyrics talk not only about the parting, but also the growing of their body and mind. It expresses the feelings of both falling in love and drifting apart. Watch their music video that featured actor Ahn Jae-hyun below!
SISTAR19 Ma Boy
Ma Boy is the first debut single by SISTAR19 and was released online as a digital single on May 3, 2011 through Starship Entertainment. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart. The song has sold over 2,652,474 downloads as of 2011.
The official music video was unveiled on May 3, 2011. A special version of “Ma Boy” was later included on SISTAR’s first full album “So Cool” which, in addition to the regular members of SISTAR19, included vocals from the two other SISTAR group members, Soyou and Dasom. The song was also included in sub-unit’s first single album, Gone Not Around Any Longer.
– Ma Boy entered at number 5 on the Gaon Digital Chart on the chart issue dated May 1-7, 2011, with 291,397 downloads sold and 1,249,909 streams. In its second week, the song climbed to number 3 and peaked at number 2 in its third week.
– The song entered at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart for the month of May 2011, with 1,372,864 downloads sold and 12,625,061 streams. It also charted at number 21 for the month of June and at number 65 for the month of July.
– The song placed at number 14 on the Gaon Digital Chart for the year 2011, with 2,652,474 downloads sold and 21,560,202 streams accumulated.
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This romantic track tells us about the nervous feelings of a young woman in love. Check out their first fluttering MV Ma Boy below!