Four Ladies (4L): Profile, Facts, Controversies, and Disbandment


Get to Know 4L

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Yeseul’s Profile and Facts

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Name: Kang Ye-won (강예원)

Stage Name: Yeseul

Date of Birth: March 6th, 1989

Weight: 47 kg

Height: 170 cm

Position: Main Vocalist

Years Active: 2014–2016

Label: Jade Contents Media

Associated With: 4L

Yeseul’s Facts

  • Yeseul used to be a model for Ceci magazine.
  • She released her solo single titled “Maybe I Love U” in 2015.

Chany’s Profile and Facts

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Name: Park Chan-hee (박찬희)

Stage Name: Chany

Date of Birth: February 21st, 1989

Weight: 45 kg

Height: 165 cm

Position: Leader, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Years Active: 2014–2016

Label: Professional Entertainment, Jade Contents Media, HY Entertainment

Associated With: 4L, M.O.A, Ureka

Social Media: @channy8847 (Instagram)

Chany’s Facts

  • She is a former member of M.O.A with Jayoung and J-na, with the stage name Chanhee.
  • Before her debut, Chany had joined a dance group named Ruby.
  • Her specialties are playing the piano and dancing.

Jayoung’s Profile and Facts

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Name: Yoo Ja-young (유자영)

Stage Name: Jayoung

Place and Date of Birth: Uijeongbu, South Korea, June 20th, 1990

Weight: 44 kg

Height: 160 cm

Position: Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Maknae

Years Active: 2014–2016

Label: Jade Contents Media

Associated With: 4L, M.O.A

Jayoung’s Facts

  • Before her debut, Jayoung was involved in a dance group named Sweetie.
  • She is also a former member of M.O.A with Chany and J-na.
  • Her specialties are singing and dancing.

J-na’s Profile and Facts


Name: Jung Jin-hwa (정진화)

Stage Name: J-na

Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, September 1st, 1988

Weight: 45 kg

Height: 165 cm

Position: Main Vocalist

Years Active: 2014–2016

Label: Jade Contents Media

Associated With: 4L, M.O.A

J-na’s Facts

  • J-na is a former member of M.O.A with Jayoung and Chany.
  • In M.O.A, her stage name was Gina.

Official Debut


4L or also known as Four Ladies was a pop-dance girl group formed under Jade Contents Media in 2014. The group consisted of four members J-Na, Jayoung, Chany, and Yeseul, but then Yeseul decided to leave the group in 2015. 4L officially made their debut on August 4th, 2014, by releasing the debut single “Move.” Meanwhile, SBS’ Inkigayo was the only music show that marked their TV appearance on September 14th, 2014.

The music video of “Move” also got a lot of attention from people, which was proved four days after the official release, reaching 1M views on YouTube. Moreover, they also received 6M views in just two weeks. It also marked “Move” as one of the most viewed in the Korean Music Video category, in August 2014.

Debut Music Video

Debut Stage

Live Performance



Since 4L’s first appearance, people had been quick to criticize them. It wasn’t without a reason too, as they and their agency were criticized due to the sexual marketing tactics. Basically, sexual marketing was one of the marketing tactics of the agency in order to gain attention from people as well as increasing the group’s popularity which they also emphasized the group’s image with mostly sexiness.

For the 4L controversies, the group made a 19+ sexual marketing which was provocative as the members of the group were wearing revealing outfits during the performance, they had over-sexualized dance moves, as well as the lesbian theme that they introduced in the “Move” music video. Even the first teaser of “Move” showed the same thing.

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A lot of netizens shared their strong arguments against the group’s concept. They said that it was “too much,” then “they’re only using homosexuality for attention,” and also questioning “why do they need to use gay codes in a way of marketing though?” not to mention other malicious comments about their concept as well.

However, a Jade Contents Media representative gave an official statement regarding the controversies. They said, “Our strategy is to show raw sexiness. The teasers are just the tip of the iceberg.” But this was followed by another statement from them that since 4L was a group that pursues the raw sexiness image, that’s also the reason for those revealing outfits and overly sexy scenes in the MV. Then they also placed the 19+ age restriction for the teaser and MV as well.