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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 with 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 at SBS Gayo Daejun in 2015

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 at Joongbu University Festival in May 2016

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 the 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] "Destiny" also received attention from American producer Brent Fischer who praised the lead single for its "world-class grooves and current arrangements".[25]

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.[26] 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.[27] Woollim Entertainment announced that Yein had injured her ankle during practice for comeback and may be unable to promote.[28] On March 2, Woollim Entertainment confirmed that Yein won't be participating in this comeback due to her ankle being injured.[29] It was confirmed that Yein will join promotions on March 23 for M Countdown after recovering from injury.[30]

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.[31] They also won their first music broadcast trophy since debut on May 16, through SBS MTV's The Show.[32]

Lovelyz held their second solo concert, Lovelyz 2017 Summer Concert [Alwayz], at Olympic Park, Olympic Hall on July 29 and 30.[33] The tickets for the concert were sold-out within five minutes of its release.[34]

On November 14, 2017, Lovelyz made their comeback with their third mini album, Fall in Lovelyz, with the title track "Twinkle".[35] The group promoted the song on various South Korean music shows and received their first win for "Twinkle" on November 28 on The Show.[36]

2018–present: HealEdit

Lovelyz held their third solo concert, Lovelyz in Winterland 2, at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall from February 2–4, 2018.[37][38] They also held in Tokyo and Osaka on February 10 and February 12 respectively.[39][40]

On April 10, Woollim Entertainment announced that Lovelyz would release their fourth mini album titled Heal on April 23.[41] The album consists of six tracks, including the lead single "That Day" composed by Sweetune.[42] Lovelyz held their comeback showcase at Blue Square iMarket Hall on the same day as the album's release, and was broadcast live through the Naver app V-Live.[43] Lovelyz earned their first music show win for "That Day" on SBS MTV's The Show on May 1.[44]

On June 21, Woollim Entertainment announced that Lovelyz would release their special digital single titled "Wag-Zak". It was also announced that Jin will not take part in the promotions due to health issues.[45] Lovelyz performed "Wag-Zak" for the first time at Mnet's M Countdown on June 28,[46] following in the various music program for a week. Their digital single "Wag-Zak" was released on July 1, which marked their first summer release.[47]

PhilanthropyEdit

In August 2016, members of Lovelyz became anti-smoking ambassadors for the South Korean military, appointed by the Ministry of National Defense, as part of the "Anti-Smoking Soldiers Program" which was announced on May 31.[48][49][50]

In June 2018, Lovelyz collaborated with Italian brand Metro City for the JTBC show Idol Job Diary Good Job, and as part of the brand's "Show Me The Miracle" campaign, with a pop-up store being opened at Lotte World Mall on June 19. Proceeds from the store were donated to support children of multicultural families in South Korea.[51][52][53]

MembersEdit

Adapted from the official website:[54]

  • 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

HeadliningEdit

  • Lovelyz in Winterland (2017)
  • Lovelyz 2017 Summer Concert [Alwayz] (2017)
  • Lovelyz in Winterland 2 (2018)

FilmographyEdit

Reality seriesEdit

Year Channel Title Notes
2016 SBS MTV Lovelyz in Wonderland (이상한나라의 러블리즈) Lovelyz's first variety show
2017 skyTravel Lovelyz Loves Canada Web reality show
Naver V Live Lovelyz in Parallel Universe Lovelyz Diary series
Lovelyz's 'Tell Me Your Wish'
2018 Channel A The Man Who Feeds The Dog 2

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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