They debuted on December 1, 2011 with the self-titled mini album Trouble Maker.
In November 2011, Cube Entertainment labelmates Hyunseung (former member of Beast) and Hyuna (former member of 4Minute and Wonder Girls) formed the duo Trouble Maker. Hyuna had previously released two singles, but both described the sub-unit as something different to either of their respective groups. The sub-unit was officially billed as 'JS & Hyuna', which Hyunseung went on to reveal on his Twitter included his new stage name for the subunit, Jay Stomp.
On November 25, the unit started revealing teaser photos for the album, revealing a private-party concept. The duo also gave a teaser performance at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards, which included an on-stage kiss. The duo's first mini-album and single, both eponymously titled "Trouble Maker", were released on December 1, 2011.
In October 2013, Cube Entertainment confirmed Trouble Maker's upcoming comeback with a racy photoshoot. On October 28, the group released the single "Now" from its Chemistry EP. The single's music video, which drew inspiration from serial criminals Bonnie and Clyde, earned a 19+ rating for its heavy references to sex, alcohol, and cigarettes. "Now" had the highest score ever recorded on music show Inkigayo, maxing out at 11,000 points.
On September 13, 2018, Hyuna was announced to have been removed from Cube Entertainment alongside Pentagon's E'Dawn, following the announcement they had been dating. The next day, Cube withdrew the decision due to severe backlash from fans and a drop in stocks, and announced they would further discuss it with the two. On October 5, it was announced Hyuna would end her contract with Cube due to Cube's previous violation.
On August 2, 2021, Hyunseung also left Cube Entertainment.
|Stage Name: HyunA (현아)
Birth Name: Kim Hyun Ah (김현아)
Position: Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: June 6, 1992
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 43,1 kg (96 lbs)
Blood Type: O
|Stage Name: Hyunseung (현승)
Birth Name: Jang Hyun Seung (장현승)
Position: Main Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: September 3, 1989
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: B
|Year||Award Ceremony||Category||Nominated Work|
|2012||Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Performance Star||Trouble Maker|
|2012||14th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Collaboration Performance||Trouble Maker|
|2012||4th Melon Music Awards||Hot Trend Song||Trouble Maker|
|2012||27th Golden Disk Awards||Best Dance Performance||Trouble Maker|
|2015||3rd European K-POP / J-POP Music Award||Best TV Stage Performance||Now|