Chocolat: Profile, Discography, Performance

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Everything You Should Know About the Hitmaker of Syndrome, Chocolat!

Chocolat, with the concept of members who are multiracial including of Korean and American descent, and their visuals really impressed many people. Not only the visuals of the members but their talents should be appreciated even though their career journey was only actively promoting for up to 2 years after their debut. To get to know more about Chocolat, let’s find out more information in this article!

Chocolat’s Profile

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Chocolat (Hangul: 쇼콜라) was a South Korean girl group under Paramount Music that debuted in 2011 and consisted of 5 members: Min Soa, Tia, Melanie, Juliane, and Jaeyoon. Chocolat debuted with a single titled Syndrome and won Seoul Success Awards 2011 in the category Newcomer Award.

Now, let’s get closer with Chocolat’s member profiles in the session below!

Chocolat’s Min Soa

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Real Name: Choi Minji (Hangul: 최민지)

Stage Name: Min Soa (Hangul: 민소아)

Birth: June 10, 1989

Star Sign: Gemini

Height: 167 cm (5’5″)

Weight: 47 kg (103 lbs)

Blood Type: B

Position in the Group: Leader, Lead Vocalist, Rapper

Nationality: Korean

Official Site: Instagram ( @dresscode_j )

Chocolat’s Juliane

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Real Name: Juliane Alfieri

Stage Name: Juliane (Hangul: 줄리앤)

Birth: December 12, 1993

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Height: 168 cm (5’6″)

Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Position in the Group: Vocalist

Nationality: Korean-American

Chocolat’s Tia

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Real Name: Tia Hwang Cuevas (Hangul: 티아황에바스)

Stage Name: Tia (Hangul: 티아)

Birth: March 15, 1997

Star Sign: Pisces

Height: 171 cm (5’7″)

Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)

Position in the Group: Vocalist, Visual, Main Dancer

Nationality: Korean-American

Official Site: Instagram ( @tia_0315 )

Chocolat’s Melanie

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Real Name: Melanie Lee

Stage Name: Melanie (Hangul: 멜라니)

Birth: May 5, 1997

Star Sign: Taurus

Height: 162 cm (5’3″)

Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Position in the Group: Main Vocalist, Rapper, Lead Dancer, Maknae

Nationality: Korean-American

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Chocolat’s Jaeyoon

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Real Name: Lee Euijung (Hangul: 이의정)

Stage Name: Jaeyoon (Hangul: 제윤)

Birth: May 15, 1991

Star Sign: Taurus

Height: 161 cm (5’3″)

Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)

Blood Type: B

Position in the Group: Main Vocalist

Nationality: Korean

Chocolat’s Career Journey

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Many K-pop idol groups debut in the Korean music industry. Some of them have their own uniqueness, such as the female idol group called Chocolat which turned out to be dominated by members who are not of Korean descent or foreign blood.

Debuting in 2011 under Paramount Music, Chocolat consisted of 5 members who have different blood ancestry. The name Chocolat itself means that its members are able to represent the variations and colors of chocolate. Of the 5 members, only two are of pure Korean blood, Min Soa and Jaeyoon. The other three members, namely Melanie, Tia, and Juliane, are mixed with Korean and American blood.

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The leader, Min Soa, was born and raised in Korea before finally moving to Australia to continue her studies. The maknae or the youngest member, Melanie, was born in Korea, but then she moved and grew up in Hawaii. Her mother is a native Korean and her father is an American soldier who was stationed in Korea before the two got married.

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Born in California, Tia is of Korean, German, and Puerto Rican descent drawn from her father’s blood. Tia’s father was also an American soldier before finally marrying his wife who is of native Korean descent.

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Just like the other Korean-American members, Juliane’s father was also an American soldier. Juliane was born in Korea, but she grew up in Texas for a while before finally returning to Korea to debut with Chocolat. Then, there is Jaeyoon who is Korean and only appeared during her debut during Syndrome‘s promotions. There is no official statement from their agency as to why Jaeyoon suddenly did not continue her promotions after Syndrome‘s era.

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Since debuting in 2011, Chocolat released several singles such as Syndrome, I Like It, One More Day, until the latest single that was released in 2013 titled Black Tinkerbell. In 2017, Chocolat was disbanded without any official statement from their agency after Chocolat’s Tia left the group on February 3, 2017. Chocolat’s Melanie who was interviewed by the website Kpopalypse confirmed the group’s disbandment news.