Laboum (Korean라붐; stylized as LABOUM) is a South Korean girl group that debuted in 2014 under NH Media and Nega Network's joint venture Global H Media. Their name is taken from the French term meaning "The Party".[2]

Laboum
Laboum arriving at Music Bank in July 27, 2018.png
Laboum in July 2018
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2014–present
Labels
Website
Members
  • Yujeong
  • Soyeon
  • ZN
  • Haein
  • Solbin
Past members
  • Yulhee

HistoryEdit

2014: Debut with Petit MacaronEdit

In August 2014, NH Media and Nega Network announced the upcoming debut girl group Laboum, who had been training for four years. The group was touted as a sister group to NH Media's U-KISS and Nega Network's Brown Eyed Girls.[2]

Laboum released their debut single album Petit Macaron on August 28, 2014, following the release of their music video for title track "Pit-A-Pat" the day before. The song was written by Seo Ji-eum, known for hits such as f(x)'s "Electric Shock" and TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle", and composed by Jung Jae-yeob.[3]

On October 24, Laboum announced that they would come back with Petit Macaron DATA PACK, a Petit Macaron re-release with extra digital contents, and a reworking of the track "What About You?". On October 31, the group held a comeback performance on Music Bank and released the song's music video, which featured a clockwork doll theme. Petit Macaron DATA PACK was released on November 3.[4]

2015: Sugar Sugar and Aalow AalowEdit

In late February 2015, ZN was cast to star opposite U-KISS' Kevin in the two "Milky Love" episodes of the omnibus web drama About Love. Both episodes were released on March 2 on Naver TV Cast.[5][6]

On March 16, Laboum announced they would come back with a more mature yet refreshing concept in "Sugar Sugar", which would feature a slumber party theme. Their second single album "Sugar Sugar" was released on August 14.[7][8] Yujeong was a guest on a May episode of the popular radio program Kiss the Radio, hosted by Super Junior.

In June, Solbin was cast in the variety series Her Secret Weapon. The show focused on lesser-known girl group members and ranked them based on their performance in certain tasks that highlight the qualities female idols need to generate loyal fans.[9] Out of ten contestants, Solbin tied with Berry Good's Taeha for sixth place.

On November 26, 2015, Laboum uploaded a music video teaser for the comeback single "Aalow Aalow" to the group's official YouTube channel. The video was released on December 1 and featured an elegant, yet funky retro style.[10] On December 4, Laboum held a comeback stage for "Aalow Aalow" on Music Bank. The single album was officially released on December 6.[11]

2016–2017: Fresh Adventure, Love Sign, Miss This Kiss and Yulhee's DepartureEdit

 
The group performing Shooting Love in 2016

On February 15, 2016, Laboum launched a campaign to fund their upcoming music video on the crowdfunding platform Makestar. Among other rewards, the group offered an "Honorary Producer" title in the music video credits to those who donated over a certain amount.[12] The campaign reached its goal of $8,261 in just four hours.[13]

The makestar campaign ultimately raised $27,832 – 336.9% of its original goal.[12] Laboum released the music video for "Journey to Atlantis" and its accompanying fourth single album Fresh Adventure on April 6, 2016.[14]

On August 23, 2016, Laboum's first mini album Love Sign was released. The album contains of six tracks, including the lead single "Shooting Love".

On December 2, 2016, Laboum released their winter digital single Winter Story.

On April 17, 2017, their second mini album Miss This Kiss was released with the lead track "Hwi Hwi". They took home their first music show win on Music Bank on April 28, 2017, with "Hwi Hwi".[15] The album was crowdfunded on the platform Makestar; the campaign raised $75,751.58 – 849.93% over its original goal.[16]

On July 25, 2017, Laboum released their summer digital single Laboum Summer Special with lead single "Only You".

ZN, Yujeong, and Haein appeared on KBS Idol Rebooting Project The Unit,[17] which first aired on October 28, 2017.

On November 3, 2017, NH Media confirmed the departure of Yulhee from the group and terminated her contract.[18]

2018: The Unit, Between Us, Japanese debut and I'm YoursEdit

On February 10, 2018, the finale for The Unit was held live at COEX Stadium, with ZN ranked #8.[19] ZN promoted briefly as a member of the show's winning girl group, UNI.T. She was unable to take part in the group's second and final album, "Begin with the End" due to Laboum's conflicting schedules.[20]

On July 9, a teaser image for the group's single album, Between Us was released.[21] The following day, it was revealed that the single was produced by member Soyeon, and that all five members would participate in promotional activities.[22]

The group released its debut Japanese single "Hwi Hwi" on November 7, 2018 under Nippon Columbia.[1] The single reached No. 9 on the Oricon charts.

Laboum's sixth single album was released on December 5, 2018, with the lead single "Turn It On".

MembersEdit

CurrentEdit

  • Yujeong (유정)
  • Soyeon (소연)
  • ZN (지엔)
  • Haein (해인)
  • Solbin (솔빈)

FormerEdit

  • Yulhee (율희)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[23]
JPN
[24]
Love Pop Wow
Track listings

(Type-A)

  1. Love is the Magic
  2. Bowwow!!
  3. My Name is...
  4. Between Us (Japanese ver.)
  5. Breathing
  6. Sugar Pop
  7. Shooting Love (Japanese ver.)
  8. Killer Killer Tune (Album ver.)
  9. Hwi hwi Japanese ver.
  10. Tell Me Love Me
  11. Fresh Adventure (Japanese ver.)
  12. Harukaze

(Type-B)

  1. Love Me
  2. I Can't. My Boy
58
Two of Us
  • Released: September 19, 2019 (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, NHN Bugs
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Intro
  2. Firework (불꽃놀이)
  3. You're The Light (잡아줄게)
  4. Satellite
  5. Stay There (이별 앞에서) (Yujeong solo)
  6. Two of Us (Soyeon solo)
  7. Actually, This is a Secret (사실 이 얘기는 비밀인데) (ZN solo)
  8. Hush (Haein solo)
  9. Diary (일기) (Solbin solo)
  10. Firework (불꽃놀이) (Inst.)
27

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[23]
Love Sign
  • Released: August 23, 2016 (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Shooting Star Intro
  2. Shooting Love (푱푱)
  3. Ding Dong (딩동)
  4. Oops (달콤하게)
  5. Like U Love U (두근두근) (Soyeon with Yun of Lunafly)
  6. Shooting Love (푱푱) (Inst.)
13
Miss This Kiss 1

Single albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[23]
Petit Macaron
  • Released: August 28, 2014 (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Pit a Pat (두근두근)
  2. La li:lalala (주문을 풀어)
  3. What About You (어떡할래)
  4. Pit a Pat (두근두근) (Inst.)
  5. La li:Lalala (주문을 풀어) (Inst.)
  6. What About You (어떡할래) (Inst.)
15
  • Repackaged (Petit Macaron: Data Pack): November 3, 2014 (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. What About You (어떡할래)
  2. Winter Party
  3. What About You (어떡할래) (Inst.)
  4. Winter Party (Inst.)
25
Sugar Sugar
  • Released: March 27, 2015 (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Sugar Sugar (슈가슈가)
  2. Happy Joke (장난햅)
  3. Fantasy
  4. Sugar Sugar (슈가슈가) (Inst.)
  5. Happy Joke (장난햅) (Inst.)
  6. Fantasy (Inst.)
17
Aalow Aalow
  • Released: December 6, 2015 (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Intro
  2. Aalow Aalow (아로아로)
  3. Tasty
  4. Aalow Aalow (아로아로) (Inst.)
  5. Tasty (Inst.)
26
Fresh Adventure
  • Released: April 6, 2016 (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, Interpark, Windmill Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Intro
  2. Journey to Atlantis (상상더하기)
  3. Strike Out
  4. Caterpillar
  5. Journey to Atlantis (상상더하기) (Inst.)
9
Between Us
  • Released: July 27, 2018 (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, NHN Bugs
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Between Us (체온)
  2. Love Game
  3. Between Us (체온) (Inst.)
17
I'm Yours
  • Released: December 5, 2018[34] (KOR)
  • Label: NH Media, Nega Network, NHN Bugs
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listings
  1. Turn It On (불을 켜)
  2. Heal Song (흐르는 이 노래가 멈추고 나면)
  3. Between Us (체온) (Original ver.)
22

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
[36]
KOR
Hot

[37]
JPN
[38]
"Pit-A-Pat" (두근두근) 2014 195 N/A N/A Petit Macaron
"What About You" (어떡할래) 148
"Sugar Sugar" 2015 271 Sugar Sugar
"Aalow Aalow" (아로아로) 180 Aalow Aalow
"Journey to Atlantis" (상상더하기) 2016 147 Fresh Adventure
"Shooting Love" (푱푱) 128 Love Sign
"Winter Story" (겨울동화) N/A Non-album single
"Hwi Hwi" (휘휘)[A] 2017 [B] 97 16 Miss This Kiss
"Only U" (두바둡) N/A N/A Non-album single
"Between Us" (체온) 2018 [C] Between Us
"Turn It On" (불을 켜) [D] I'm Yours
"Love Me" 2019 Love Pop Wow!!
"Firework" (불꽃놀이) Two Of Us
"WINTER++" (상상더하기) Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Album
"Don't Look Back" (돌이키지 마) 2017 Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Lee Eun-ha)
"Oh My" (봄을 만나) 2019 Spring Turns to Spring OST Part.4

CollaborationsEdit

Title Year Album Other Artist(s)
"Side by Side" 2019 Korea - ASEAN Summit `Growing With Art` Project Sandeul, Killagramz, CintaKiehl, Indigo, Darren Espanto, Wyne Lay, Alvin Chong, Vu Cat Tuong, OLABlack, Kelly Pan, Meas Sok Sophea

VideographyEdit

Music videosEdit

Year Song Director(s)
Korean
2014 "Pit-A-Pat" Yong Seong[52]
"What About You?" Kim Beom-chul[53]
2015 "Sugar Sugar" No Jang-sik[54]
"Aalow Aalow" INSP, SUIKO[55]
2016 "Journey to Atlantis" Hong Won-ki[56]
"Shooting Love" Yoo Sung-kyun[57]
"Winter Story"
2017 "Hwi Hwi"
"Dobadob (Only U)"
2018 "Between Us"
"Turn It On" Lee Hyun-jong[58]
2019 "Firework" N/A
"상상더하기 WINTER ++"
Japanese
2018 "Hwi Hwi" Yoo Sung-kyun[59]

FilmographyEdit

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Note
2016 Laboum TV Naver V App

Reality showEdit

Year Title Network
2016 Laboum project MBC Music

Awards and nominationsEdit

Korea Culture Entertainment AwardEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Laboum K-pop Singer Award Won
2019 Won

NotesEdit

  1. ^ On November 7, 2018 "Hwi Hwi (Japanese ver.)" was released as Laboum's debut Japanese single.
  2. ^ "Hwi Hwi" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but appeared at number 99 on the component Download Chart.[47]
  3. ^ "Between Us" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but appeared at number 82 on the component BGM Chart.[50]
  4. ^ "Turn It On" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but appeared at number 81 on the component BGM Chart.[51]

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External linksEdit