T-Ara Profiles!

Posted by nearnine June 10, 2010



T-ara / 티아라 is a South Korean girl group formed by Mnet Media in 2009. Before their debut, there was a high level of interest in the group as they were called "Super Rookies" and had been training for three years prior to debut. Originally a five member group, they released their first song Good Person for the Cinderella Man OST in April 2009. In June 2009 members Jiwon and Jiae left the group, ruining the original plans for debut. The next month, T-ara regrouped to become a 6 member group and released their debut single "Geojitmal" (Korean: "거짓말" lit. "Lies").) Debut Date: July 29, 2009.

Jiyeon

Birth name: Park Ji-yeon (박지연)
Date of birth: June 7, 1993
Position: Vocalist, Main Dancer, Visual, Maknae
Appeared in SG Wannabe's "My love Crybaby" & "Saranghae" music video.
Appeared in a drama called Hello! Miss in 2007
Participated in Wonder generation (SeeYa , Davichi)
Participated in the project group T-ara & Supernova for the song TTL (Time to Love)
Starred in 2009 drama Soul (Hon)
Starred in 2010 drama God of Study (Master of Study).
Starred in 2010 movie Death Bell 2
Starred in 2010 drama Jungle Fish 2
Was part of the SBS' variety show "Heroes"
Cast in Dream High Season 2 (2012)

Hyomin

Birth name: Park Sun-young (박선영)
Date of birth: May 30, 1989
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Lead dancer
An Internet Ulzzang (Best Face)
Appeared in F.T. Island's "Heaven" music video.
Appeared in SG Wannabe's "Amazing Breakup" music video along with fellow ex-member Jiwon
Participated in the project group T-ara & Supernova for the song TTL (Time to Love)
Participated in "Wonder Woman" single with Seeya and Davichi.
One of the regular casts in KBS "Invincible Youth" (2009/2010)
Was one of the main in T-Ara's Bubi Bubi CF Mini-Drama
Played Ban Seon Nyuh in the drama 'My Girlfriend is a Gumiho'
Starred in the movie 'Gisaeng Ryung'
Played Cho Young in the historical drama 'GyeBaek'
Appeared on the Chinese We Got Married Valentine Special with Fu XinBo
Cast in the upcoming 2012 drama titled "One Thousandth Man"
Cast in the Japanease movie titled 'JINX' (2013)

Eunjung

Birth name: Ham Eun-jung (함은정)
Date of birth: December 12, 1988
Position: Lead Vocalist, Main Rapper, Main Dancer
Appeared in SG Wannabe's "Gashiri" music video.
Appeared in F.T. Island's "Love Sick", "Thunder", and "Only One Person" music videos.
Starring in 2009 movie Death Bell
Featured in TVXQ drama series "Dating on Earth".
Participated in the project group T-ara & Supernova for the song TTL (Time to Love)
Participated in "Wonder Woman" single with Seeya and Davichi.
Starred in the 2010 drama SBS Coffee house.
Starred in the 2011 drama Dream High
Starred in the 2011 movie "White"
Participated in Davichi's latest song's Music Video, "Time, Please Stop".
Starred in the movie titled 'White'
Cast in the 2011 K-Drama 'Queen Insoo'
Was in the variety show 'We Got Married' with Lee Jangwoo
Cast in the 2012 Drama titled "Five Fingers"


Qri

Birth name: Lee Ji Hyun (이 지 현})
Date of birth: December 12, 1986
Position: Vocalist, Current Leader (2013~TBA)
Appeared in 2009 drama Queen Seon Duk.
Appeared solo on the cover of Ceci Magazine in October 2009.
Modeled for a number of companies before debut.
Appeared in T-ara & Supernova's TTL (Time to Love) music video
Cameod in 2010 movie Death Bell 2.
Appeared in 2010 drama Giant.





Soyeon

Birth name: Park In-jung  (박인정) changed to Park Soyeon
Date of birth: October 5, 1987
Position: Main Vocalist
Won Gold in 2005 CMB ChinChin Music Festival competition.
Former SM Entertainment trainee.
Original Leader of Girls' Generation, but left before debut due to personal reasons
Participated in the project group T-ara & Supernova for the song TTL (Time to Love)
Starred in KBS Invincible Baseball (2009)
Appeared in 2010 drama Giant.
Sang the song 페이지원 (Part.2) for the SBS drama Coffee House with former Fin.K.L member Oak Joo Hyun.
Was Part of KBS' Oh! My School
Cast in the 2012 Drama titled "Haeundae Lovers"







Boram

Birth Name: Jeon Bo-ram (전보람)
Date of birth: March 22, 1986
Position: Vocalist
Released solo EP in 2008 titled From Memory.
Released Digital single in 2008 titled Lucifer Project Vol 1. 愛- 오늘인가요
Appeared in Kebee's "Feeling You" music video.
Appeared in 2009 drama Soul.
Appeared in T-ara & Supernova's TTL (Time to Love) music video
Appeared in Tik Tok music drama with 2PM and Yoon Eun Hye










Areum

Birth Name: Lee Areum (이아름)
Stage Name: Areum
Date of Birth: April 19, 1994
Left the group in July 2013 to prepare and pursue a solo career.

Dani

Birth Name: Kim Danee (김다니)
Stage Name: Dani
Date of Birth: December 23, 1999
Appeared on T-ara's 'Day by Day' MV (Drama Ver.)
Dani will not be joining T-ara anymore but she will only be joining T-ara N4.



Hwayoung
(Left the group last July 30, 2012)
Birth Name: Ryu Hwa Young (류화영)
Date of birth: April 22, 1993
Position: Lead Rapper
She has a twin sister named Ryu Hyoyoung who is part of the group, Co-Ed School and 5Dolls.


History

Pre-debut

The original five T-ara members were trained for three years, and released their first song "A Good Person" for the Korean drama Cinderella Man soundtrack. In early 2009, Jiyeon was in a collaboration with SeeYa and Davichi for a song called "Women's Generation", which topped charts.

In June 2009, Core Contents Media announced that Ji-ae and Ji-won left due to differences in music style. Boram, Soyeon, and Qri were added. The group's agency began to release promotional pictures in July 2009 in accordance with the new members. Afterward, T-ara released their debut single "Geojitmal" (Korean: "거짓말" lit. "Lie").

2009: Debut

T-ara made its debut on MBC's Radio Star talk show on July 29, 2009. The music video was released that day. Their first performance was on Mnet's M! Countdown show, where they performed "Geojitmal" and "Wanna Play". Their debut was looked upon negatively by netizens, who noted that it was lipsynched and commented that it seemed like an elementary school performance. The group announced afterward that future performances would be live.

A few members of T-ara (Eunjung, Soyeon, Hyomin and Park Ji-Yeon) were in a project group with Supernova, a six member male group for the digital single, TTL (Time to Love). On December 1, 2009, T-ara released their first full-length album, named Absolute First Album. This album had two singles, "Cheoeum Cheoreom" and "Bo Peep Bo Peep", both with music videos.

Credits: Wiki | T-AraWorld

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