9Muses

  • I. Introduction


    Nine Muses (나인뮤지스) was a Korean pop girl group debuted in 2010 under Star Empire Entertainment. On February 11, 2019 Star Empire announced that the group would officially disband after a fan-meeting on February 24th.


    II. Career

    III. Debut and Member Changes


    The group's first appearance was "Give Me" with Seo In Young from the Prosecutor Princess soundtrack. They officially debuted in August 12 with the single "Let's have a party". On October 13, 2010, it was confirmed that Hyuna would join the group for rotational purposes while member Jaekyung was modeling. However, on December 22, 2010 Jaekyung officially left the group to focus on her modeling career. On June 9, 2011, Star Empire announced that for promotions for "Figaro", members Rana and Bini would not participate but were still a part of the group, and that Nine Muses would promote Figaro as a seven member sub-unit. But, on August 11, Rana and Bini left the group to work on individual activities. Member Gyeongree joined the group in January 2012 for their digital single "NEWS". In January 2013, it was announced that new member Sungah would join the group for the release of the single "Dolls".



    In January 2014, Eunji and Lee Sem left the group to pursue individual activities. In June 2014, Sera left the group due to her contract with Star Empire Entertainment expired.


    IIII. Member Lineup Frequent Changes and Popularity


    In October, Jaekyung left the group to concentrate on her modeling career and was replaced by Hyuna prior to promotions for the group's second single, "Ladies". In December, Nine Muses won a Top Ten Singers Award at the Korean Culture Entertainment Awards. Later that month, the group performed in Japan for the first time, alongside boyband ZE:A, at the Seoul Train: Nine Muses & Friends concert in Tokyo. In February 2011, Star Empire announced that members Bini and Rana had left the group to focus on acting and modeling, while Euaerin had left the group to focus on her studies. However, Euarein ultimately re-joined the group, which released the digital single "Figaro" as a seven-piece group on August 18, 2011. Following the addition of new member Gyeongree, the group released the single, "News," on January 11, 2012. The song was produced by Sweetune, who was also behind their "Figaro" single. On March 8, 2012, Nine Muses released their first extended play, Sweet Rendezvous, with the lead single "Ticket". The extended play debuted at number 6 on the Gaon Album Chart. In January 2013, Star Empire announced the addition of new member Sungah, reporting that the group would soon be making a comeback with nine members for the first time since 2010. Nine Muses released their second single album, Dolls, with a lead single of the same name, on January 24, 2013. The single, which marked the group's fourth collaboration with producer team Sweetune, was the group's highest charting single to date, peaking at number 17 on the Gaon Digital Chart. The group followed up on that success with the release of their second extended play, Wild, including a title track of the same name, on May 9, 2013.The extended play debuted at number 4 on the Gaon Album Chart, while the single peaked at number 22 on the Gaon Digital Chart. On October 13, 2013, Nine Muses released their first studio album Prima Donna with lead single "Gun". The group released digital single "Glue" and its music video on December 4, 2013. In January 2014, It was announced that Lee Sem and Eunji had left the group following their expiration their contract the agency company reached an agreement that they would continue with remaining seven members, but they will be possibly new members to add. In June, it was revealed that Sera did not renew her contract and would be leaving the group to focus on solo activities and establish her own agency. While the company said the group would release new music in August after the addition of a new member, it instead debuted the project group Nasty Nasty on September 3. The group, which released the single "Knock", was composed of Gyeongree, ZE:A's Kevin and singer Sojin. In January 2015, Star Empire announced the addition of Nasty Nasty member Sojin and Keumjo to Nine Muses. On January 23, 2015, the newly eight-member group released their third extended play Drama, including a lead single of the same name. The song peaked at number 13 on the Gaon Digital Chart. In July 2015, the group released their fourth mini-album 9Muses S/S Edition with the title track "Hurt Locker". Nine Muses' fifth mini album Lost was released on November 24, 2015.



    The group held their first concert Muse in the City on February 19, 2016 at Wapop Hall in Seoul Children's Grand Park and also held two fan meets in China. On June 7, 2016, it was confirmed that Minha and Euaerin would be leaving the group at the end of the first week in June after they both decided not to renew their contracts with the company; the agency later confirmed that those former members will continue solo activities. Minha later became an actress and Euaerin will be continuing modeling and other projects. Nine Muses later formed a four-member subgroup, Nine Muses A (an abbreviation for Nine Muses Amuse), which is composed of Gyeongree, Hyemi, Sojin, and Keumjo for a summer comeback. On October 4, 2016, it was revealed that Hyuna would not renew her contract at the end of month and she will be withdrawing the group after six years. Nine Muses remained as a four-member group due to Sungah taking hiatus to pursue her work as a disk jockey. The group released their sixth extended play Muses Diary Part. 2: Identity on June 19, 2017. It was the second release of the Muses Diary series from their debut album under Nine Muses A. It charted on Gaon Album Charts at number 5 and at number 15 on Billboard. The extended play contained six tracks, with the lead single being "Remember". Their comeback showcase was held at the YES24 Muv Hall on the same day as the album's release. Nine Muses held second concert Re:Mine on July 29, 2017 at the Bluesquare Samsung Card Hall located in Yongsan. On August 3, 2017, a repackaged version of Muses Diary Part. 2: Identity, titled Muses Diary Part. 3: Love City, was released. The reissue contained of four tracks from Muses Diary Part. 2: Identity and two new songs including the title track "Love City".


    IIIII. 2018–2019: Disbandment and Remember


    On February 10, 2019, it was announced that the group had disbanded nine years after debuting due to the expiration of Sojin, Keumjo and Hyemi’s contracts and two of the members graduating. Prior to their disbandment, the group concluded activities with the release of their final digital single titled "Remember" on February 14 and held a fan meeting with the same title on February 24.



    III. Discography

    IIII. Albums

    [2013.10.14] PRIMA DONNA

    IIIII. Mini-Albums

    [2012.03.08] Sweet Rendezvous

    [2013.05.09] WILD

    [2015.01.23] DRAMA

    [2015.07.02] S/S Edition

    [2015.11.24] LOST

    [2017.06.19] Identity

    [2017.08.03] Love City (Repackage)

    IIIIII. Singles

    [2010.08.12] Let's Have A Party

    [2013.01.24] Dolls

    Digital Singles

    [2011.08.18] Figaro

    [2012.01.11] NEWS

    [2013.12.04] Glue

    [2019.02.14] Remember

    IIIIV. Collaboration Digital Singles

    [2010.04.07] Prosecutor Princess OST Part.2 (검사 프린세스) (Seo In Young, Nine Muses)

    [2011.11.30] Star Empire (Park Jung Ah, Seo In Young, ZE:A, Jewelry, Nine Muses)

    [2012.08.16] MBC Music 'MM Choice' Part.3 (MBC뮤직) (Nine Muses, Rhythm Power)

    [2012.09.05] That Woman Writes Lyrics, That Man Composes Music Season 2 OST (그 여자 작사 그 남자 작곡 시즌) (Tak Jae Hoon, Kim Jong Min, Nine Muses)


    IIIV. Other

    [2012.07.05] TEAM SIII - Win The Day (Modu Aesseuri)




    IV. Key Videos of the Group


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