Get To Know Popular Girl Group from 1st Generation of K-pop Era, Baby V.O.X

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Find Out More About One Of The Earliest Idol Girl Groups – Baby V.O.X

Baby V.O.X. was one of the pioneers and earliest Korean idol groups. Baby V.O.X was famous for their ever-changing concepts and successful music albums. Initially, Baby V.O.X flopped after releasing their first and second album. Their third album was a huge success and gave each member huge popularity in Asian countries.

In this article, Channel Korea will talk about one of the earliest idol girl groups Baby V.O.X. So, stay tuned!

Group Profile

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Baby V.O.X was considered to be one of the pioneers of the Korean wave alongside other idol groups like S.E.S and Fin.K.L. Their popularity reached the Asian market with singles topping charts in countries like Thailand, Japan, and China.

Baby V.O.X stood for Baby Voice of Expression and became known for continuously changing their music styles and appearance. Baby V.O.X was a late bloomer and took a while before finally achieving huge popularity. In almost a decade of activity, Baby V.O.X had gone through several member replacements and recruitments. Only 2 original members remained until their disbandment. The official fan club for Baby V.O.X was called Baby Angels while their official color was pearl baby pink.

Members’ Profiles and Facts

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Kim EZ

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Name: Kim Heejung

Stage Name: Kim EZ

Date of Birth: January 31st, 1979

Place of Birth: Incheon, Korea

Height: 171 cm

Weight: 48 kg

Blood type: AB

Position: Leader, main rapper, main dancer

Zodiac: Aquarius

Current Label: Panstar Entertainment

Twitter: @briller0417

Spouse: Song Hyeon-seok

Education: KyungHee University, majoring Dance

Facts:

  • Kim EZ’s family is a devoted Christian
  • Kim EZ got married in 2010 and gave birth to her first son in 2011

Heejin

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Name: Lee Hee-jin

Stage Name: Heejin

Date of Birth: May 16th, 1979

Place of Birth: Seoul, Korea

Height: 168 cm

Weight: 45 kg

Blood type: A

Position: Lead vocal, Face

Zodiac: Taurus

Current label: Lala Media

Official site: https://www.lalamedia.co.kr/leeheejin

Instagram: @_lee_heejin

Facts:

  • Heejin was a talkative girl and earned the nickname Sparrow
  • Heejin worked as a model and actress after leaving Baby V.O.X
  • She has a more mature character compared to other Baby V.O.X members

Eunjin

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Name: Shim Eun-jin

Stage Name: Eunjin

Date of Birth: February 6th, 1981

Place of Birth: Korea

Height: 168 cm

Weight: 48 kg

Blood type: A

Position: Lead vocalist, lead dancer

Zodiac: Aquarius

Education: Kyunggi University, majoring Interactive Multimedia Arts

Facts:

  • She released a solo music album
  • Eunjin practices Christianity
  • She loves photography, writing, and sketching

Miyoung

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Name: Kan Mi-young

Stage Name: Miyoung

Date of Birth: February 2nd, 1982

Place of Birth: Korea

Height: 170 cm

Weight: 44 kg

Blood Type: O

Position: Main Vocalist, Visual

Current Label: Dream Stone Entertainment

Instagram: @miyoun_kan

Twitter: @lovemiyoun

Spouse: Hwang Ba-wool

Facts:

  • She was called smurf due to her chubby and short figure
  • She invented her own fashion brand
  • Miyoun got married in 2019
  • After disbandment, Miyoun debuted as a performer in China

Eunhye

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Name: Yoon Eun-hye

Stage Name: Eunhye

Date of Birth: October 3rd, 1984

Place of Birth: Guro

Height: 169 cm

Weight: 50 kg

Blood type: O

Position: Sub Vocalist

Current label: Jarmy Entertainment

Blog: www.weibo.com/eunhye1003

Instagram: @y1003_grace

Twitter: @1003grace

Religion: Christian

Education: Kyunggi University

Facts:

  • Eunhye was popular as a lady warrior when appearing on variety shows
  • She showed a highly competitive character when appearing in TV shows
  • After disbandment, she tried working as a fashion designer and missionary
  • Eunhye was loved by fans due to her love scandal with singer Kim Jong-kook
  • Eunhye was the most popular figure of Baby V.O.X.

Former Members – Lee Gai

Name: Lee Hee-jung

Stage name: Lee Gai

Date of Birth: July 19th, 1968

Height: 164 cm

Zodiac: Cancer

Position: Vocalist

Former Members – Cha Yu-mi

Name: Cha Yu-mi

Date of Birth: December 21st, 1977

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Position: Vocalist

Former Members – Jun Hyun-jun

Name: Jun Hyun-jun

Date of Birth: December 24th, 1977

Zodiac: Capricorn

Position: Lead Vocalist

Former Members – Jung Shi-woon

Name: Jung Shi-woon

Date of Birth: August 5th, 1978

Zodiac: Leo

Position: Rapper, vocalist

 

Debut Era

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Baby V.O.X was formed by DR Music in 1997 and was considered among the most popular first-generation idol groups. Baby V.O.X’s original lineup consisted of 5 members: Kim E-Z, Lee Hee-jin, Jung Hyun-jeon, Cha Yu-mi, and Jung Shi woon. Their debut album, Equalizeher was released on July 10th, 1997. The album included the title song “Hair Cut.”

Their first album was met with little reception perhaps because of Baby V.O.X’s edgy and sexy image. Some of its members left and were replaced by other singers. Cha Yu-mi was replaced by Kan Miyoun, while Hyun-jeon and Shi-woon were replaced by Shim Eun-jin and Lee Gai. After the less than modest reception of their first album, Baby V.O.X approached fans with a more girly and cute image. They gained huge popularity after changing their style.

Breakthrough Era

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After the member replacement, Baby V.O.X released the second album, Baby V.O.X, and promoted with a girlish and cute image. It proved to be a good step forward since their album was met with good reception. The title track “Ya Ya Ya” managed to peak at No. 7 on music charts and became the first successful single from Baby V.O.X.

Again, another scandal occurred and Baby V.O.X had to make a change in the lineup. Lee Gai lied about her actual age and was removed from the group. Yoon Eun-hye was recruited before releasing Baby V.O.X’s third album, Come Come Come Baby. The album was released on July 22nd, 1999, and included the title track “Get Up.” “Get Up” peaked at No. 1 on the music charts. The second single, “Killer,” would also peak up at the top position at later periods. Baby V.O.X’s third album proved to be their best one. The fourth album, Why, and fifth album, Boyish Story, gained huge success but without any single peaking at the top positions of charts.

Five years after the initial debut, Baby V.O.X released a special compilation album that included the best singles from previous albums alongside two new singles, “Coincidence” and “Go.” The fifth album was well accepted by fans and gained a better position at music charts compared to singles from the fourth and fifth album.

At the peak of their popularity, Baby V.O.X received numerous music awards. The group became the first idol group to perform in Mongolia. Other than Korea, Baby V.O.X songs were well accepted in China, Japan, and Thailand.