Trouble Maker

  • I. Introduction

    Trouble Maker (트러블메이커) was a co-ed subunit formed by CUBE Entertainment. The duo was composed by Hyuna of 4minute and Hyunseung of BEAST.

    They debuted on December 1, 2011 with the self-titled mini album Trouble Maker.

    II. Career

    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.

    III. Members

    Member Profile
    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
    Twitter: @4M_hyunah
    Instagram: @hyunah_aa
    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
    Instagram: @89_h

    IV. Discography

    Mini Album(s)

    Cover Title Date of Release
    Trouble Maker
    Chemistry 2013

    V. Awards

    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