All About Kara (Profile and Photo Gallery)

Group Name : KARA
Origin : South Korea
Genres : Pop, R&B, dance
Years active : 2007 (2007)–present
Labels : Daesung Entertainment (Korea)
Universal Sigma (Japan)
Website :
Members : Park Gyuri , Han Seung-yeon , Goo Ha-ra , Jung Nicole , Kang Jiyoung
Past members : Kim Sunghee

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Kara (카라, often stylized as KARA) is a girl group from South Korea signed with DSP Media (DSP). The band name Kara comes from the Greek Word “chara” (χαρά, lit. “joy) which the group interpreted to mean “sweet melody”.

Kara started as a four-member group and debuted with their first album The First Blooming in 2007. In 2008, Kim Sunghee departed the group due to parental pressure, and two members were brought in; as such, the group consists of five members: Park Gyuri, Han Seung-yeon, Goo Hara, Nicole and Kang Jiyoung. The five-member band achieved their first number one song with “Honey”. Other singles include “Pretty Girl”, “Wanna”, “Mister”, and “Lupin.”

The group has released two full-length albums — The First Blooming and Revolution — along with various EPs. Kara has won various awards, including the Best Dance Award at the Asian Music Awards and Best Female Singer at the 16th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards. Kara have also gotten recognition after debuting in Japan, and have been dubbed Japan’s #1 Rookie Artist for 2010.

Kara began to promote internationally in various Asian countries as of 2009.

Kara had their debut performance on March 29, 2007 with “Break It” on M! Countdown. Their first album was The First Blooming, with which Kara presented a mature, independent, “strong-female” image.[citation needed] They made two music videos from this album: “Break It” and “If U Wanna”. Because of their similarity to Fin.K.L and the fact that both were signed to the same company, the two were often compared; in response, Kara stated that they regarded the comparison as beneficial and inspiring.The album won the Best Newcomer Music Award in May 2007. Despite the initial interest, Kara was largely overshadowed in both album sales and popularity by other hit girl groups that debuted the same year, notably the Wonder Girls and Girls’ Generation. Years later, Seungyeon would admit that the album wasn’t of as big success as she and the group would have liked. Seungyeon would go on to participate in many variety shows on TV during that time in order to keep Kara as a group recognizable to the public.

Korean Discography Studio Albums
2007: The First Blooming
2009: Revolution

Extended plays
2008: Rock U
2008: Pretty Girl
2010: Lupin
2010: Jumping

Japanese Discography Studio albums
2010: Girl’s Talk

Compilation albums
2010: Kara Special Premium Box for Japan
2010: Kara Best 2007-2010

2010: Mr.
2010: Jumpin’

-Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Korea Culture & Content Agency: Best Newcomer

2009 Asian Music Awards: Best Dance Award “Honey”
Melon Music Awards: 2009 Top Ten Award

-16th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards: Best Female Singer
-19th Seoul Music Awards : Bonsang Award
-52nd Japan Record Awards: Premium Box Award

-25th Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 3 New Artists (International)
-25th Japan Gold Disc Awards: New Artist of the Year(International)
-Ministry of Culture: Hallyu Honorary Award (Music Category)

Photo Gallery of KARA
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Posted on January 14, 2011, in Asian's Music Group and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. ji young are you lee hong gi ft island sister or no???????

  2. Adorable kara !

  3. i like u all KARA! U ALL KNOW HOW 2 DANCE.. LOVE U..

  4. Angela Lim Yi Hua

    I love kara!Hara and Nicole!I like wanna

  5. Nikori ❤ Love you 😀

  6. i really like kang ji young so much she look so cool when i see her face i feel very good i really like like like her and love love love her

  7. We`re with you

  8. 카라 I love you

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