|Also known as||Scarf|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Genres||K-pop, dance-pop, electropop, R&B, teen pop|
Skarf (Korean: 스카프; often stylized as SKarf) is a South Korean girl group formed by Alpha Entertainment. The meaning behind the group's name is based on the word "scarf". The S stands for Singapore while the C was switched out with the K for Korea. The group is made up of five members, namely, Ferlyn, Tasha, Jenny, JooA and Hana.
On August 14, 2012, they made their official debut and released their first self-titled album "Skarf". To get their name known by public, the rookie girl group Skarf plans to star new reality show on MBC MUSIC, titled "Oh! My Skarf".
During the December 9 and 11, JYP Entertainment and Alpha Entertainment held auditions in Singapore and Hong Kong and it was during that time that when Ferlyn, Tasha and Elaine was recruited into Alpha Entertainment with other finalists who passed the auditions. Ferlyn, Elaine and Tasha underwent two years of intensive training in South Korea and during late 2011, Elaine Yuki had dropped out of the group due to medical reasons and also because the training was too tough. Alpha's Chief Executive Officer Alan Chan stated that the girls would be groomed together with other Koreans to form a girl group debuting in this year.
2012: Debut, "Oh! My Skarf" and member changes
On August 8, 2012, Skarf released their first teaser for their title song "Oh! Dance" through Alpha Entertainment's official YouTube channel. On August 9, 2012, the individual teasers of the members was then released to introduce each of the members.
On August 10, 2012, it was announced that Skarf would have their own reality program on MBC Music titled "Oh! My Skarf", the show is scheduled to air starting on August 11 at 7 pm KST. The show will reveal the pre-debut lives of the girl group members as they prepare for their upcoming debut.
After releasing the third music video teaser for their title song on August 12, 2012, the music video for "Oh! Dance" was released one day after and on August 14, 2012, Skarf held their debut showcase in Seoul.
SKarf announced on December 30, 2012 that they will make a comeback with the addition of Korean member JooA and Japanese member Hana during February, 2013.
2013: "Luv Virus"
On May 19, it was revealed that Skarf will be making a comeback with their first mini album "Luv Virus" on 28 May.
|Stage name||Birth name|
|Ferlyn||페린||Ferlyn Wong||페린 웡|
|Tasha||타샤||Natasha Low||나타샤 로우|
- JooA is the main vocalist of the group. She was added alongside with Hana after the departure of Sol. JooA is a Korean member.
- Ferlyn is a vocalist, the rapper, the main dancer of the group. She is one of the Singaporean members. She was a dance teacher before being a trainee for Alpha Entertainment.
- Tasha is the leader, vocalist, the lead rapper, lead dancer and the visual of the group. She is also one of the Singaporean members.
- Hana is a vocalist of the group. She was added alongside with JooA after the departure of Sol. She is Japanese and has been living in Korea since young, so she is fluent in Korean.
- Jenny is the lead vocalist, the maknae and the korean visual of the group. She is also Korean member
|Stage name||Birth name|
- Sol left the group for start a career as a musical actress. She was a Korean member alongside with Jenny. Sol is still with the company grooming to be a musical actress
- Predebut is in blue.
- Activities in the group is in red.
- [First Singaporean in K Pop] (August 14, 2012)]
- [First Rookie K Pop Group to have a major endorsement deal before launch – Giant Hypermarket] (2012 July)]
- [First Rookie K Pop Group to be in Mediacorp Channel 8 drama 对对碰 It Takes Two (Guest appearance)] (2012 July)]
- [First Rookie K Pop Group to be invited to 2 National Day Celebrations (Singapore & Korea)] (2012 Aug & Oct)]
- [First Rookie K Pop Group to be invited to Mediacorp Channel 8's 30th Drama Anniversary Show] (2012 Nov)]
- [First Rookie K Pop Group to be invited by CCTV to perform at “辉煌三十年”义乌市场建设三十周年晚会" (2012 Dec)]
- [First Rookie K Pop Group to be invited by Mediacorp's Channel 5 to perform at Celebrate 2013 (2012 Dec)]
- [First Singaporean - Tasha to co-host a Korean TV variety show; MBC's Gangnam Feel Dance (2013 Jan)]
- Appointed Honorary Ambassadors of the Korea Tourism Organisation.
- 2012: "Rising New Star of the Year" - (Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club)
|2012||MBC||Oh! My Skarf||Reality show about Skarf's lives before debut||Ended|
|2013||Gangnam Feel Dance||Leader Tasha to star on the show||Ended|
|2013||Korean Art Idol Competition – Everyone Gather||Member Ferlyn to compete against other idols to win the title of 'best artist', and the winner will be given a shot at an endorsement deal with a beverage brand.||Ongoing|
|2013||Arirang TV||Pops in Seoul||Tasha as an emcee||On-going|
|2012||MediaCorp Channel 8||It Takes Two||Themselves||Cameo appearance in two episodes|
- "JYP/ Alpha 2010 audition results". SEOUL RHYTHMS. April 15, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "Korean-Singaporean girl group Skarf releases debut MV teaser for "Oh! Dance"". allkpop. August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "Skarf reveals individual video teasers". allkpop. May 21, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "Rookie group Skarf to reveal their everyday lives through new reality show". allkpop. August 10, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "Rookie group Skarf releases MV for "Oh! Dance"". allkpop. August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "Rookie girl group SKarf talk about their potential rivals at recent debut showcase". allkpop. August 15, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "Korean-Singaporean girl group Skarf debuts with "Oh! Dance" on ‘Music Bank’!". allkpop. August 17, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "SKarf Undergoes Member Changes". allkpop.com. Retrieved December 30, 2012.