9 Years In the K-Pop Industry, What Happened to Girls Day?

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Learn More About One of The Top Korean Girl Groups, Girl’s Day

Girl’s Day is one of the most popular Korean girl groups since the beginning of 2010. Girl’s Day was formed by Dream T Entertainment in 2010. Before disbandment, Girl’s Day consisted of four members: Park So-jin, Bang Min-ah, Kim Yura, and Lee Hye-ri. Former members, Jisun and Jiin left in 2010 while Jihae left in 2012.

Girl’s Day’s popularity earned them endorsement from more than 20 brands. Lee Hye-ri, ranked 3rd in the 2016 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity. She appeared as the main leading role in the TV drama Reply 1988.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Girl’s Day, their top song, disbandment and former members’ recent activity. So, stay tuned!

The Female President of K-Pop

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Expectation is the first studio album of Girl’s Day. A repackage version included a single titled “Female President” was released on June 24th, 2013. “Female President” reached the No. 5 position in Korea and the No. 7 in the US world music chart. The single managed to sell more than 800.000 copies.

“Female President” encouraged women to express their feelings rather than wait for men to express their feelings for a woman. Women should gather their courage to express their feelings if they want to be with their crush.

I’ll Be Yours

The MV is about a confident woman who shows her sexiness to induce love confession from every man. The single has a retro feel but the bass line gives it a modern feel. I’ll be yours was released on July 7th, 2017, with an album titled Girl’s Day Everyday 5. “I’ll Be Yours” reached the No. 3 position in Korean music charts and sold a little over 400.000 copies.

Ring My Bell

“Ring My Bell” was released in 2015 and reached the No. 2 position in Korean music charts and the No. 25 position in the US World music chart. The single was included in Girl’s Day’s second full album titled Love. The album was released on July 7th, 2015, and the single “Ring My Bell” sold 883.481 copies.

“Ring My Bell” starts with a harmonica sound and is followed by a cute and playful dance of each member. “Ring My Bell” has a strong dance beat, easy to memorize melody. The MV tells a story about a girl who meets her crush and almost can’t stand her beating heart.

Something

“Something” was released on January 3rd, 2014. The single was included in Girl’s Day’s mini-album Everyday 3. “Something” reached the No. 2 position in the Korean music chart and the No. 9 in the US World music chart. It is one of the most popular Girl’s Day singles which sold 1.429.172 copies.

The MV tells about a woman finding out her man was flirting with another woman. This single is about a woman who loves a man and their subtle feelings. The single is based on electronic rhythm with hip-hip groove and acoustic instrument which show Girl’s Day’s members’ excellent voices.

How Are The Members Now?

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Girl’s Day disbanded on January 11th, 2019. After their disbandment, all members decided to pursue another career path, either as a TV personality or as an actress. Let’s check all members’ recent activities.

Park So-jin

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After leaving Girl’s Day, Park So-jin found another career path as an actress. She was cast as the leading female role in Recipe for Happiness. The movie tells a story about a public service officer who lives a bland life without any time for a loving relationship. However, she manages to find happiness in her too normal life. Park So-jin worked with actor Gong Myeong and Yoon Se-hyon.

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Park So-jin borrowed her voice for the original soundtrack of the KBS 2TV drama I Hate My Company. The OST album was released on June 4th, 2019. She sang “Goodbye” which is the last track on the album.

Kim Yura

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Yura appeared in several variety shows in 2019. She appeared in Channel A’s Cabin Crew from Episode 1 to Episode 12. Yura was challenged to work as an actual flight attendant. She had to pass interviews and training before being able to work as a flight attendant. The good things were she got to travel to foreign countries and experience other countries’ culture.

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Yura appeared in tvN’s Seoul Mate 3. The show is about foreigners traveling in Korea, staying and interacting with Korean Celebrities. Yura appeared alongside comedian Kin Jun-ho and TV personality Bom.

Bang Mi-nah

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Bang Min-ah, or more famously known as Minah, performed as the female leading role in SBS’ drama My Absolute Boyfriend. She also borrowed her voice for the original soundtrack of the drama. My Absolute Boyfriend aired from May to July 2019. Minah played a character that broke up with her long-time boyfriend and fell in love with a humanoid robot. Sadly, My Absolute Boyfriend was unpopular and received the lowest viewership rating amongst all the SBS drama line-ups.

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