Everything About Hello Venus: Profile, Facts, Discography, and More!

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Everything You Need To Know About South Korean Girl-Group ‘HELLO VENUS’

Hello Venus is a South Korean girl-group under Fantiago Entertainment. This group has six members, Alice, Nara, Lime, Yooyoung, Seoyoung, and Yeoreum. They debuted on May 9, 2012, with the mini album titled ‘Venus’. In June, they returned with a new song, Like a Wave, which was a repackaging of their first mini album. Then, in November, 2012, Hello Venus had a comeback with their second mini album, ‘What Are You Doing Today?’.

Their third mini album, ‘Would You Stay For Tea?’, was released on May 2, 2013. One year inaudible, Hello Venus actually lost two of its original members, Yoo Ara & Yoonjo. They returned to their agency, Pledis Entertainment. After losing two of the original members, Hello Venus planned a comeback and introduced two new members. They also launched a single titled Sticky Sticky on November 6, 2014, introducing Seoyoung & Yeoreum.

Hello Venus released their newest single, Wiggle Wiggle, which was released on January 6, 2015. In Korea, a lot of the girl-groups comeback in the summer. Not wanting to miss out, Hello Venus also enlivened the summer with their latest song, I’m Ill, which was part of the mini album they released on June 22, 2015.

In early May, 2016, Fantagio Entertainment announced that Hello Venus would comeback with their newest digital single, collaborating with Devine Channel. The single was titled Glow and was released on May 10, 2016. Then, on July 18, Hello Venus released a second single, Paradise. Paradise was another collaboration with Devine Channel for the release of the single. The final single collaboration with Devine was titled Runaway, and was officially launched on November 1.

On December 29, 2016, it was reported that Hello Venus was preparing for their latest album in early 2017. The new mini album was titled ‘Mystery of Venus’, and was officially launched on January 11, with the lead single Mysterious.

Hello Venus Profile And Facts

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Alice

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Real Name: Song Joo-Hee (송주희)
Stage Name: Alice (앨리스)
Birthday: March 21, 1990, Wonju, South Korea
Position: Leader, Main Vocal, Dancer
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 47 kg
Blood Type: B +

Facts:

  1. Alice was born in Wonju, South Korea
  2. Before joining Hello Venus she released the single Naughty Face in June, 2010
  3. She was known as Ora during her solo debut
  4. She debuted solo on June 13, 2010
  5. She played on the drama After School Lucky or Not 2 
  6. In 2014 she also played in the drama The Night Watchman, which aired on MBC
  7. She is closest to Lime
  8. Alice loves ice cream
  9. She became the leader after Yoo Ara left Hello Venus

Nara

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Real Name: Kwon Na-Ra (권 나라)
Stage Name: Nara (나라)
Birthday: March 13, 1991, Incheon, South Korea
Position: Visual, Vocal, Main Dancer
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 52 kg
Blood Type: A +

Facts:

  1. Nara is from Incheon
  2. Nara appeared on the MVs 2000won I Hate Seoul and San E Story Of Someone I Know
  3. Her hobbies are playing golf and watching movies
  4. On Weekly Idol, she beat Ailee’s record of eating lemon as fast as possible
  5. As a child, her dream was to become a flight attendant. But after growing up, she wanted to be an actress and singer
  6. The highest member in the group
  7. Nara has younger sisters named Hara and Bora
  8. Expertise: acting and modeling
  9. She underwent the second longest training after Alice
  10. Nara admitted that she missed Yoo Ara very much

Lime

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Real Name: Kim Hye-Lim (김혜림)
Stage Name: Lime (라임)
Birthday: January 19, 1993, Incheon, South Korea
Position: Main Rapper, Vocal, Dancer
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Blood Type: O

Facts:

  1. Just like Nara, her hometown is in Incheon
  2. Education: Seoul Young-Pa Girls’ Middle / High School
  3. Her nickname is Haley
  4. In 2015 she followed Show Me The Money 4
  5. Besides being good at swimming, she can also cook
  6. Lime is a former Medialine Entertainment trainee
  7. While still at Medialine Entertainment, Lime was going to debut together with Kyungree (9MUSES), Soyumi (ex-KISS & CRY), Wohee (Dal Shabet), Hyoeun (Stellar), Exy and SeolA (WJSN) under the name VIVA GIRLS. The planned debut failed because the company experienced financial difficulties
  8. Actually she was a member of After School, but she was transferred to Hello Venus along with Yoo A-ra and Yoonjo
  9. After completing her contract with Pledis, she later signed a contract with Fantagio Entertainment
  10. Actually she likes short hair
  11. Ideal type: B.A.P’s Himchan
  12. She is the most sensitive member
  13. Lime is good friends with EXID’s Solji
  14. She is afraid of heights
  15. She is good friends with WA$$UP’s Dain and APink’s Bomi
  16. Lime helped in writing After School’s song lyrics for Time Up
  17. She is good at cooking and boxing

Seo Young

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Real Name: Jang Seo-Young (장서영)
Stage Name: Seo Young (서영)
Birthday: June 27, 1994, Seoul, South Korea
Position: Lead Vocal, Dancer
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Blood Type: AB

Facts:

  1. Seoyoung is originally from Seoul, Korea
  2. She joined Hello Venus in 2014, after the departure of Yoo Ara & Yoon Jo
  3. She debuted with Hello Venus in November, 2014
  4. She joined Fantagio Entertainment in 2010
  5. She is the shortest member in the group

Yooyoung

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Real Name: Lee Yoo-Young (이유영)
Stage Name: Yooyoung (유영)
Birthday: January 23, 1995, Suwon, Seoul, South Korea
Position: Vocal, Dancer
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 49 kg
Blood Type: A

Facts:

  1. Yooyoung was born in Seoul
  2. Yooyoung played in the drama Wonderful Mama in 2013
  3. In 2014 she also played in the dramas Cunning Single Lady & Mother’s Garden
  4. In 2015 she played in the well-known drama, Who Are You – School 2015
  5. Besides drama, she also acted in the film Futureless Things
  6. Yooyoung doesn’t like cats
  7. Her Nickname is Yooaengi
  8. The ideal type is like Shindong
  9. Yooyoung likes cycling
  10. The second highest member after Nara
  11. She was the youngest member in the group before the two new members (Seoyoung and Yeoreum) joined
  12. Hobbies: traveling, drawing
  13. She has a lot of aegyo
  14. She is the second rapper on Hello Venus
  15. She is allergic to strawberries

Yeoreum

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Real Name: Ahn Chae-Young (안채영)
Stage Name: Yeo Reum (여름)
Birthday: June 4, 1996, South Korea
Position: Maknae, Vocal, Dancer
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 48 kg
Blood Type: A

Facts:

  1. Yeoreum is a new member, along with Seoyoung
  2. She and Seoyoung debuted with Hello Venus on November 6, 2014
  3. She’s Korean
  4. Education: Dongjak High School
  5. Ideal type: someone who is good at sports and likes futboll
  6. She played in the boy-group ASTRO’s drama, titled To Be Continued, which aired on Naver TV
  7. Yeoreum is the Maknae
  8. She almost slipped while performing on the Music Bank stage
  9. Of all the members of Hello Venus, she is closest to Lime

Ex-Members:

Yoo A-ra

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Real Name: Yoo A-ra (유아 라)
Stage Name: Ara (아라)
Date of Birth: September 26, 1992
Position: Leader, Play Vocalist
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 47 kg
Blood Type: A

Yoonjo

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Real Name: Shin Yoon-jo (신 윤조)
Stage Name: Yoonjo (윤조)
Date of Birth: December 14, 1992
Position: Vocalist
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Blood Type: AB

Yoo A-ra and Yoonjo Leaves Hello Venus!

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Hello Venus lost two of its members, namely Yoo A-ra and Yoonjo.

As fans know, Hello Venus is a girl-group jointly formed by two agencies, Pledis and Fantagio. Both agencies finally decided to end the project, so that Yoo A-ra and Yoonjo had to return to Pledis Entertainment, and the other four members, Lime, Alice, Nara and Yooyung also returned to their agency, Fantagio.

This was announced directly by the agencies through the official Hello Venus cafe, July 31, 2014. They apologized and gave thanks for the support that fans had provided so far, they also requested that the fans continue to support each member even though they have now split up. On July 31, the agency Tricell Media announced through the official fancafe:

“Fantagio and Pledis decided to complete the Hello Venus collaboration project under Tricell Media.” Tricell Media continued, “Fantagio and Pledis would like to thank six members for bringing Hello Venus to their current position, and they will give full support for promotions in the future of the members.”

“Yoo a-ra and Yoonjo are preparing the project as singers and actresses, while Alice, Nara, Rhyme and Yooyoung will continue acting and release albums as Hello Venus,” he added.

“We want to apologize to the fans for releasing this news so suddenly, but we hope they will understand that this will be very helpful for the future of the members. Please continue your support for six members.”

Lime, Alice, Nara and Yooyung continued their promotion as Hello Venus under the auspices of Fantagio. While Yoo A-ra and Yoonjo continued their careers as soloists, and carry out their individual activities such as solo debuts or becoming actresses and models.

Hello Venus Discography

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Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[36]
Venus
  • Released: May 9, 2012
  • Re-released: July 4, 2012 (Like a Wave)
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
What Are You Doing Today?
  • Released: December 12, 2012
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
92
  • KOR: 984+ (2013)
Would You Stay for Tea?
  • Released: May 2, 2013
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6
  • KOR: 10,213+
I’m Ill
  • Released: July 22, 2015
  • Label: Fantagio Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
  • KOR: 4,338+
Mystery of Venus
  • Released: January 11, 2017
  • Label: Fantagio Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12
  • KOR: 3,021+

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Hello Venus Live Album 2013
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Tricell Media
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

Title Year Peak chart position Sales Album
KOR KOR Hot 100 US
World
“Venus” 2012 35 34
  • KOR: 600,430
Venus
“What Are You Doing Today?” 37 38
  • KOR: 274,438
What Are You Doing Today?
“Would You Stay For Tea?” 2013 33 26
  • KOR: 293,504
Would You Stay For Tea?
“Sticky Sticky” 2014 87
  • KOR: 49,665
Non-album singles
“Wiggle Wiggle” 2015 66 8
  • KOR: 35,223
“I’m Ill” 104
  • KOR: 32,876
I’m Ill
“Glow” 2016 210
  • KOR: 10,172
Mystery of Venus
“Paradise” 226
  • KOR: 8,000
“Runway”
“Mysterious” 2017
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR KOR Hot 100
“Like a Wave” 2012 60 60 Like a Wave
“Romantic Love” 2013 97 What Are You Doing Today?
“Soldier Dance” 2015

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Album
“Where Are You Now?” 2013 After School Bokbulbok OST Part 2
“It’s Just Love” 2014 Cunning Single Lady OST

Music videos

Title Year Director(s) Other version(s)
“Venus” 2012 Kim Hye-jung
“What Are You Doing Today?” Digipedi
“Would You Stay for Tea?” 2013 Hong Won-ki
“Where Are You Now?” Unknown
“Sticky Sticky” 2014 Hong Won-ki
“Wiggle Wiggle” 2015 Unknown
“Soldier Dance”
  • Dance Ver.
“I’m Ill” Hong Won-ki
  • Performance Ver.
“Glow” 2016 Kyle
“Paradise”
“Mysterious” 2017 Joo Hee-sun