Girl's Day (Hangul: 걸스데이) is a four-member South Korean girl group under the management of Dream Tea Entertainment, a subsidiary of KOSDAQ-listed agency Wellmade Star M. The group consists of four girls whose stage names are Sojin, Minah, Yura and Hyeri. Their biggest hits include: "Something", "Darling", "Twinkle Twinkle", "Expectation" and "Female President". Their fan-clubs include "Daisy" or, commonly stylised "Dai5y", which they endorse.
Dream Tea started Girl's Day promotions before their debut with the creation of an official blog, YouTube channel, and Twitter accounts for the group and each member. A forum made by fans was also recognized by the company as their official international forum. The group also released dance flash mobs before their debut on the commercial and entertainment districts of Seoul, gaining much interest.
2010: Debut, line-up change, Nothing Lasts Forever:
On July 7, the group released their first MV, "Tilt My Head", and two days later their debut mini-album "Girl's Day Party 1".
Only two months after their debut, on September 12, it was announced through the group's official Twitter that members Ji Sun and Ji In left the group to pursue their respective interests and Yura and Hyeri would be added to the group. On October 29, the new line-up released the group's first digital single, "Girl's Day Party 2" which includes the lead track, "Nothing Lasts Forever".
In December 2010, Girl's Day got their first TV-show along with boyband U-KISS. The show, "We Are Dating", is a spinoff of the hit TV-show We Got Married and paired three members of each group on the first season.
2011: Twinkle Twinkle, Everyday, Don't Let Your Eyes Wander:
Their lead single, "Twinkle Twinkle" was released on March 16. The group made their comeback on M! Countdown on March 17, 2011, and on Music Bank, Music Core, and Inkigayo on the same week. The track proved to be popular as it landed on the No.1 spot upon its release. It also entered among the Top 10 in M! Countdown and Music Bank respectively and Inkigayo's Take 7.
On May 17, 2011, Girl's Day had their first overseas concert in Taiwan with U-KISS and Super Junior M. The concert I Love You Taiwan - We are friends Concert (사랑해(莎朗嘿) 台灣! WE ARE FRIENDS 演唱會) was held by Korea Tourism Organization Taipei, Taiwan Office in Taipei International Convention Center.
On July 3, 2011, Girl's Day announced their comeback with their second mini-album, Everyday, to be promoted with the title song "Hug Me Once". Along with the title song "Hug Me Once", the album contains a new track called "Young Love", two previous digital singles "Nothing Lasts Forever" and "Twinkle Twinkle", and an instrumental version of "Hug Me Once". Girl's Day began their comeback performances on the July 8 episode of Music Bank.
On August 29, 2011, it was announced that prior to the groups' Japanese advancement, they would release a new single entitled "Girls' Day Party # 4" with "Don't Let Your Eyes Wander" as the title track. Despite the lack of proper promotions, the song itself proved to be quite popular as it reached the no. 1 spot in Bugs and had similarly high-rankings on other music sites as well.
2012: Everyday 2, Jihae's withdrawal, Don't Forget Me:
Girl's Day released their 3rd mini album, Everyday 2, on April 17, 2012. The album was announced on April 10, along with the album cover. It includes the new title track "Oh! My God" along "Don't Let Your Eyes Wander", from their previous single, along with three new songs.
On October 17, Dream Tea revealed that Jihae had left the group due to personal reasons.
The remaining four members of Girl's Day made their comeback on October 26 with the song "Don't Forget Me" from their fifth digital single, Girl's Day Party #5. The music video for the song was simultaneously released and features a drama-like story with Girl's Day member Hyeri. On this same day, Girl's Day made their first performance of the song on Music Bank.
2013: Expectation, Female President:
Girl's Day released the single 'White Day' on February 20. On March 14, the album Expectation was released, coinciding with the White Day. The music video of the title track, also titled "Expectation", stars the member Yura. The song proved to be a commercial success and was awarded the 'Long-Run Song Award' at the '3rd Gaon Chart K-POP Awards'. On June 20, 2013, a teaser was released for their single called "Female President".
Girl's day re-released the album "Expectation" with "Female President" as the second title track on June 24. On July 7, Girl's Day won their first number one rank in a Music Program since their debut. However, due to the postponement of the broadcast to respect the loss of lives from the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash, they did not have a chance to receive the trophy. The song was also named one of the top 20 k-pop songs of 2013 by Billboard Korea. On July 27, It was announced that Girl's Day will be concluding their promotions for "Female President" and will be having a follow-up track entitled "Please Tell Me".
On October 10, Girl's Day released the song "Let's Go", written and composed by Sojin, to encourage young adults to work hard for their upcoming final exams.
2014-present: Everyday 3, Everyday 4, Darling , I Miss You, Best Album:
On January 3, 2014, their third mini-album, Everyday 3, was released together with their title track, "Something".
On January 3, the MV for 'Something' was released and it reached a million views within a day. "Something" proved to be a huge success as it became their highest-charting single, peaking at #2 in KPOP Hot 100, #1 in online sites such as Bugs and #2 in Gaon Chart also. It also became #1 at Monthly National Digital Singles Ranking in Gaon Chart (January 1 - 31) and stayed in the Top 10 in KPOP Hot 100 for 8 weeks. They were also the first artist in 2014 to stay in the Top 10 in KPOP Hot 100 for 8 weeks with title song Something.
On April 6, they had a fan meeting in Japan and revealed that they will be preparing to make a comeback in June. It was revealed that Girl's Day would be ditching the sexy concept for their June comeback, which was then postponed to July to ensure an album of good quality. On May 14, Kiscover discovery platform opened a dedicated streaming discovery channel for Girl's Day.
On June 9, 2014, it was then revealed that Girl's Day will be having a comeback on July 14 with a special summer song together with a solo concert. All of the proceeds from the concert will also be donated to 'Plan Korea' which Girl's Day serve as ambassadors for and will be used for girls from developing countries.
On July 2014, the single, Darling, was released together with the album, Everyday 4. The song had moderate success and swept #1 on 8 major charts including Melon, Bugs, Olleh, Soribada, Genie, Naver, Daum, and Monkey3.
On October 15, Girl's Day released a ballad, I Miss You, together with its smart card-type music album. They are the first group to release a smart card-type music album through Kino, where users will be able to utilize the NFC function in their smartphones to access both the songs and music videos, as well as a multitude of images. The upcoming album composed of 5 songs, including Girl's Day's past hits "Show You," "Look At Me," "I Don't Mind," and "White Day,".
Girl's Day will release a Best Album in Japan November 26.
Girl's Day's Current Members
Date of Birth
(1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 28)
(1992-11-06) November 6, 1992 (age 22)
(1993-05-13) May 13, 1993 (age 21)
(1994-06-09) June 9, 1994 (age 20)
Girl's Day's Former Members
Date of Birth
(1989-05-14) May 14, 1989 (age 25)
(1989-10-17) October 17, 1989 (age 25)
(1992-03-13) March 13, 1992 (age 22)
Jiin left the group in September 2010 to pursue an acting career. In 2014, she joined a new debuting girl group Bebop.,
Jisun left the group in September 2010 to study music more to find her own character. In 2011, she changed her stage name to JN and joined the girl group New.F.O.,
Jihae left the group in October 2012 to focus on her studies and for personal reasons.,
(Date of latest news: December 27, 2013 (2013-12-27).)
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