Sistar (Hangul: 씨스타, often stylized as SISTAR) is a South Korean girl group formed in 2010 under the management of Starship Entertainment. The group consists of Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou and Dasom.
2010: "Push Push", "Shady Girl", and "How Dare You":
Sistar began their group activities early in 2010 with commercials and magazine photoshoots. They made their official debut with the song "Push Push" on 3 June 2010. Sistar had their debut performance on 4 June on Music Bank and continued promotions on various Korean music shows through 26 July.
The group returned with their second single "Shady Girl" on 25 August. The music video featured Super Junior member Kim Heechul. The group received a lot of media attention when a fan-taken video was uploaded online showing the group filming their performance at "Let's Start Sharing Concert" on 28 August. During the middle of their performance, member Bora suddenly fell onstage, fracturing her thumb. This prompted the other members to stop singing and assist her off the stage with the help of staff. Several minutes later, Bora returned to stage along with the other members to finish filming their performance. The video went viral on the internet and was featured on G4's online show Attack of the Show!, and an RTL Television news segment.
On 14 September, Sistar was invited to perform in Japan's "Hallyu Music Festival" as the only Korean girl group present. On 10 October, Sistar performed on the show Teen Superstar in Thailand. The group released their third single, "How Dare You", in November. On 9 December the group attended the Golden Disk Awards and won the "Newcomer Award." On 27 December, Sistar won their first Music Bank award for "How Dare You."
2011-2012: So Cool, Alone, and Loving U:
On 27 April it was announced that Sistar would debut a sub-unit, Sistar19, with members Hyolyn and Bora. Their debut song, "Ma Boy", was released on 3 May. Sistar19 had their debut performance on 5 May and promoted throughout the month.
Sistar returned on 9 August with their first studio album entitled So Cool. "So Cool" was the inaugural number one song on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart after the chart's launch on 25 August. On 11 September Sistar won their first "Mutizen Award" on Inkigayo.
In early April it was announced that Sistar was going to broadcast their "So Cool" comeback showcase globally in 41 countries. They first mini album, entitled Alone was released on 12 April and contained six songs produced by Brave Brothers. Their second mini album, Loving U, was released on 28 June. The mini-album contained the title track, "Loving U", produced by Duble Sidekick, one new song "Holiday" and remixes of the groups' past hits. Sistar released the music video of "Loving U" on 28 June.
2013-2014: Give It to Me, Touch N Move, and Sweet & Sour:
Sistar19 released their first mini album, Gone Not Around Any Longer, and the music video for the title track of the same name on 31 January. Sistar's second studio album, Give It To Me, was released on 11 June with the title track of the same name.
Sistar represented South Korea in the ABU TV Song Festival on 26 October at ABU TV Song Festival 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam performing "Give It to Me".
On 21 July 2014, Sistar released their third mini album, Touch N Move along with its title track "Touch My Body" and its accompanying music video. On 26 August, Sistar released their fourth mini album Sweet & Sour, shortly after the promotions of "Touch My Body".
Sistar subgroup, Sistar19, debuted in 2011, with main vocalist Hyolyn and rapper Bora. A single, "Ma Boy", was released in May 2011. "Gone Not Around Any Longer" was released in January 2013.
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