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Lovelyz (Hangul러블리즈) is a South Korean girl group formed in 2014 by Woollim Entertainment and is the company's first girl group. The group consists of eight members: Baby Soul, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Sujeong and Yein. Their debut album, Girls' Invasion, was released on November 17, 2014.[1]

Lovelyz
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Lovelyz at Team Korea Rio 2016
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2014 (2014)–present
Labels Woollim Entertainment
Website lvlz8.com
Members
  • Baby Soul
  • Jiae
  • Jisoo
  • Mijoo
  • Kei
  • Jin
  • Sujeong
  • Yein

Contents

HistoryEdit

2014: Debut, Girls' InvasionEdit

On November 5, 2014 Lovelyz's debut was first announced by Woolim Entertainment.[2] Prior to debut, Seo Jisoo withdrew for personal reasons.[3] On November 10, Lovelyz released the digital single "Good Night Like Yesterday". Their debut showcase was on November 12 at the K-ART Hall in Olympic Park, and their debut stage was the next day on M! Countdown.[4] Lovelyz's debut album, Girls' Invasion with lead single "Candy Jelly Love" were released on November 17.[5] The album ranked ninth on Taiwan's Five Music Korea-Japan weekly chart and first on Japan's Tower Records albums chart.[6]

 
Lovelyz in SBS Gayo Daejun

On December 21, the group took part in the annual music festival SBS Gayo Daejeon for the festival's segment Strong Babies which featured newly debuted K-Pop groups. Lovelyz performed "Candy Jelly Love" and "Moves Like Jagger" along with Red Velvet, Winner, and Got7.[7]

2015: Hi~, Lovelyz8 and LovelinusEdit

Lovelyz released repackage edition for Girls' Invasion titled Hi~ on March 3. It contained the original tracks from Girls' Invasion along with two new songs including the single of the same name.[8] They made comeback stage with performing Hi~ and Joyland on March 5 on music program M Countdown.[9] On April 17, Lovelyz continue promotions on music shows with the other new song from their repackaged edition, Amusement Park.[10] They continued promotions until April 30. On April 22 Lovelyz participated in the KCON 2015 Japan M!Countdown show for 15,000 people, their first overseas activity.[11] On May 23, the group performed at Dream Concert in the Seoul World Cup Stadium.[12]

On August 27, Lovelyz performed at the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo in Shanghai along with Infinite.[13] On the same day, Woollim Entertainment announced that Jisoo would be rejoining the group, and the mini-album titled Lovelyz8 through the official Twitter page.[14]

Lovelyz pre-release single called Shooting Star was released on September 14. Following their second extended plays, Lovelyz8 released on October 1, 2015. It contains seven tracks including pre-release single Shooting Star and title track Ah-Choo.[1] The title track's music video was released on the same day, with cameo appearance by Infinite's Hoya.[15]

On October 31, Lovelyz was a guest on You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook where they performed an a cappella cover of Michael Jackson's song "Beat It". The performance was broadcast on the American Fox News Channel and written about by other foreign media.[16][17] Ah-Choo had maintained its position on most major Korean music charts throughout 2015 and early-2016, making it Lovelyz's biggest hit.[18]

Lovelyz held their first fan-meeting and mini-concert, Lovely Day on December 5 at Ax Korea. The tickets were sold out in the first five minutes after they went on sale.[19] On December 7, Lovelyz released the three track single album Lovelinus, after the name of their official fan club. They also released music video for their title track, For You, on the same day.[20]

2016–2017: A New Trilogy, First Concert, R U Ready? and Fall in LovelyzEdit

Lovelyz's first reality show Lovelyz in Wonderland began airing February 2 on SBS MTV.[21] Their song Ah-Choo continues to remain in digital Korean music charts long after its release, on September 14, 2015.[22]

Lovelyz released their second mini album, A New Trilogy on April 25, 2016. The album contains seven tracks with lead single titled Destiny.[23] The title track debuted at number seven on the Gaon Digital Chart, making it their highest charting song so far.[24]

In November 2016, Lovelyz announced to be holding their first solo concert since debut titled Lovelyz in Winterland at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall from January 13–15, 2017.[25] At the concert it was revealed that Lovelyz would make a comeback in February.

Woollim Entertainment announced that Lovelyz was set to release their second studio album R U Ready? on February 27.[26] Woollim Entertainment announced that Yein had injured her ankle during practice for comeback and may be unable to promote.[27] On March 2, Woollim Entertainment confirmed that Yein won't be participating in this comeback due to her ankle being injured.[28] It was confirmed that Yein will join promotions on March 23 for M Countdown after recovering from injury.[29]

Following the release of their second studio album, they made a speedy comeback with their second repackaged album titled "Now, We" on May 2. The album topped the Gaon Album Chart upon its release.[30] They also won their first music broadcast trophy since debut on May 16, through SBS MTV's The Show.[31]

On November 14, 2017, Lovelyz made their comeback with their third mini album, Fall in Lovelyz, with the title track "Twinkle".[32] The group promoted the song on various South Korean music shows and received their first win for "Twinkle" on November 28 on The Show.[33]

2018–present: HealEdit

On April 10, Woollim Entertainment announced that Lovelyz would release their fourth mini album titled Heal on April 23.[34] The album consists of six tracks, including the lead single "That Day" composed by Sweetune.[35]

MembersEdit

Adapted from the official website:[36]

  • Baby Soul (베이비소울) — leader, main vocal
  • Jiae (지애) — sub vocal
  • Jisoo (지수) — sub vocal, main dancer
  • Mijoo (미주) — sub vocal, main dancer
  • Kei (케이) — main vocal
  • Jin (진) — main vocal
  • Sujeong (수정) — lead vocal
  • Yein (예인) — sub vocal

DiscographyEdit

ConcertsEdit

Headlining

  • Lovelyz 1st Concert – Lovelyz in Winterland (2017)
  • Lovelyz 2nd Summer Concert – Alwayz (2017)
  • Lovelyz 3rd Concert – Lovelyz in Winterland 2 (2018)

FilmographyEdit

Reality seriesEdit

Year Channel Title Notes
2016 SBS MTV 이상한나라의 러블리즈 (Lovelyz in Wonderland) Lovelyz' first variety show
2017 skyTravel Lovelyz Loves Canada Web Reality Show

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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