Playback (South Korean group)

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Playback (Korean플레이백) is a South Korean girl group formed by Clear Company in 2015. They debuted on June 25, 2015, with the digital single "Playback".[1] As of August 2021, Playback only has two members under the label: Yunji and Eunjin. According to the group's website however, Yunji, Yujin, Woolim and Eunjin are still members of the group.[2]

플레이백(PLAYBACK) 한국교통대학교 의왕캠퍼스 축제.jpg
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2015 (2015)–2017
  • Yunji
  • Eunjin
Past members
  • Hayoung
  • Yujin
  • Woolim


Prior to joining Playback, Woolim spent three years as a trainee under JYP Entertainment. She later rose to fame after a video of her appearance on Mnet’s mystery singing show I Can See Your Voice, where she performed Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” went viral.[1]

Playback released their self-titled debut single album Playback and its title track of the same name on June 25, 2015. Just three months later, the group announced they planned to release a new single album on September 2.[3] The album's title track, "I Wonder", featured well-known singer and host Eric Nam.[4] The song garnered attention from media due to the involvement of popular Norwegian production team ELEMENT, whose resume includes CeeLo Green, Musiq Soulchild, and Madcon.[5]

Soon after they debut, their label who manages them was merged with Coridel Entertainment in late-2015 and they later official manages by Coridel Entertainment.

Eunjin was added back to the group on April 13, 2017, after being cut from the group before their official debut.[6]

On October 13, 2017 KST, Playback's agency Coridel Entertainment, released a statement through the group's official fan cafe to confirm that the members will be joining YG's survival show, Mix Nine. They said, "After a long period of inactivity and preparing for a comeback, the group was given an offer to appear on the show 'Mix Nine'. We decided to go on the show because we believe that it will be a good chance for each member to show their talents and abilities. The members of the group are preparing and working hard to show their best and are aiming to release an album mid-October so please stay tuned and continue to support the girls."[7]

2019-Present: Hayoung, Yujin, and Woolim’s DeparturesEdit

On November 5, 2019, FN Entertainment announced that Yujin had signed on with the agency as an actress under the name Oh Chae Yi.[8][9]

On June 11, 2020, O& Entertainment announced that Hayoung had signed on with the agency after leaving Management Nangnam and will now be using the stage name Han Na Young.[10]

On May 25, 2021, it was announced that Woolim signed with LeanBranding.[11]


  • Lee Yun-ji (이윤지)
  • Lee Ha-young (이하영)
  • So Yu-jin (소유진)
  • Hwang Woo-lim (황우림)
  • Ma Eun-jin (마은진)


Single albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
I Wonder (플레이백) 36


Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Playback" (플레이백) 2015 Non-album single
"I Wonder" (없을까?) (ft. Eric Nam) I Wonder
"Untold Story" (말하지 못한 이야기) 2017 Non-album singles
"Want You To Say" (말해줘) 23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Music videosEdit

Year Title Director
2015 "Playback" Kim Eun-yoo
(12Rounds Production)[15][16]
"I Wonder" feat. Eric Nam
2017 "Want You To Say" Kim Young-jo, Yoo Seung-woo
(NAIVE Creative Production)[17]


Year Product Member Note
2015 TG E600S Earphones Woolim, Hayoung, Yujin, and Yunji -

Awards and nominationsEdit

Seoul Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2015 "Playback" New Artist Award Nominated


  1. ^ a b Lee, Eun-ho (2015-07-08). "걸그룹 대전 속, 숨은 신인그룹 찾기". TenAsia. Korea Entertainment Media. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ "PLAYBACK". CORIDEL ENTERTAINMENT (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  3. ^ Kim, Myeong-seon. "걸그룹 플레이백, 의문의 남성과 다정한 사진…'누구지?'". Naver TV. Naver Corporation. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ Lee, Teon-ki. "플레이백, 에릭남과 핑크빛 달달한 재킷 공개". TV Daily. TV Daily. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ Park, Soo-jung (2015-09-02). "플레이백, 에릭남와 달달 콜라보..남녀공감송 '없을까' 공개". TenAsia. Korea Entertainment Media. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  6. ^ "'K팝스타6' 마은진, 데뷔 꿈 이룬다…플레이백 멤버 합류(공식)". Naver Entertainment. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Former 'K-Pop Star 6' contestant and Playback's Ma Eunjin to reunite with Yang Hyun Suk through 'Mix Nine' |". allkpop. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  8. ^ "[오채이] 우아한 모녀 속 우아한 그녀✿". (in Korean). 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  9. ^ "OH CHAE YI". FN엔터테인먼트 (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  10. ^ 유병철, 디지털이슈팀 (2020-06-12). "'믹스나인 출신' 이하영→한나영으로 활동명 변경, 오앤엔터테인먼트와 전속계약 체결". (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  11. ^ "@official_leanb on Twitter". Twitter. 2021-05-24. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  12. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-08-27.
  13. ^ "2015년 09월 Album Chart".
  14. ^ "World Digital Songs". Billboard. 2013-01-02. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "Playback_Playback MV". Vimeo. 12Rounds Production, Coridel Entertainment. 2015-06-25. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  16. ^ "playback (feat.eric nam) - 없을까 Recording MV". Vimeo. 12Rounds Production, Coridel Entertainment. 2015-09-02. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  17. ^ "PLAYBACK (플레이백) - 말해줘 (Want You To Say) Official Music Video". Tumblr. NAIVE Creative Production, Coridel Entertainment. Retrieved 21 December 2017.

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