Friday, March 13, 2015

Brown Eyed Girls | BEG | BG

I have talked about this group many times before but now I'm going to share them with you once again. They are the Brown Eyed Girls, who are one of the first groups I saw on YouTube when I got into K-pop. I was very lucky to see them in concert  at the 2012 KTMF at the Hollywood Bowl. They were very edgy and unique R&B/soul pop group at the time for me. The first time that I heard them not their hit record of all time, world renowned, the song of year for 2009 literally "Abracadabra," yet it was poppy "How Come" and I did do Sims 2 version of their song too. They are what most k-pop artist from the early 2000s and before are called "legends" or legendary groups of K-pop. They are uniquely different and if you are already aware of their maknaes, who are Sunny Hill in my opinion because BEG fully support SH from the begging until the whole NegaNetwork,  Leon, and 1theK issue. Yet every time they produce music it was (soulful) music; it very funky, controversial (lyrical societal taboo), influential, and catchy. Playlist


The Brown Eyed Girls (Hangul: 브라운 아이드 걸스, Japanese: ラウン・アイド・ガールズ), often abbreviated as B.E.G., BG or브아걸 (beu-ah-geol) is a South Korean pop girl group managed by Nega Network. The group consists of four members: JeA, Miryo, Narsha, and Ga-In.
After 3 years of training, Brown Eyed girls debuted in 2006 as an R&B/ballad vocal group with "Come Closer (다가와서)".  They rose to popularity in 2008 with "L.O.V.E" and their funky single "How Come." They didn't become popular the worlds over till the release of their hit electro pop song Abracadabra and the now infamous second coming of the "erogant dance" that put them on the fast track to success in the K-pop industry. 


Jea the leader was responsible for putting them together and was actively searching  for members by first picking the great female rapper Miryo, who also haved worked with Gil Seong-joon from Leessang in the pass. Jea choose Narsha after remembering her very talented singing audition during their school days. Lastly, Ga-in was selected by the three members after a very heart breaking elimination from "Battle Shin Hwa". But BEG also had another member but she left to pursue other opportunities from K-pop had to offer her. One fun fact is that the group was called "Crescendo" before officially debuting as "Brown Eyed Girls." After several years of small promotions they finally debuted as a "faceless group" with the released of  their debut album Your Story in March 2, 2006, with the ballad track, "Come Closer" as their single which the whole faceless scheme did not help them at all commercially. The album was later re-released to included "Hold TheLine" (which samples "Push The Button" by British girl band Sugababes and "Technologic" by Daft Punk) boosting their popularity. BEG went on a short hiatus, they released their first digital single entitled "I Am a Summer" (내가 여름이다), which included an LP, and when they return to released their successful commercial second studio album Leave Ms. Kim (떠나라 미스김), which included their R&B title track "You Got Me Fooled" (너에게 속았다). And following that they collaborated on their single’s "Oasis" (오아시스) featuring Lee Jae Hoon and "It's Mine" (내꺼야) with fellow group SeeYa.
In January 2008, Brown Eyed Girls came back with their first mini-album "With "L.O.V.E" composed by Saint-Binary and Min-Soo Lee. Their single "L.O.V.E", was a departure from the B.E.G. sound that people had come to know but it became an instant success and Brown Eyed Girls scored their first No. 1 song and also one of the top hit songs in the first half of 2008. They released conventional CD format with song the With Love , their second digital album and From there they reached commercial success once again. In September, they released their second mini-album "My Style" which included their titled song No. 1 hit "How Come" a retro-style dance song that had become a popular trend. 
On July 20, 2009 Brown Eyed Girls released their third double disc full-length album Sound G which included their unveiled track “Candy Man and the heavily promoted single “Abracadabra” composed by Ji-nu and Min-Soo Lee. The song was repackaged in the album titled Signs, which included new songs “Signs” and “Drunk on Sleep” and a remixed version of “Abracadabra.” The group signed with Sony Japan soon after to debut in Japan in August 2010 with the release of their Japanese Sound G album through promotions. In June, Narsha released her single 'I'm In Love' and her own album 'NARSHA'. In August, JeA collaborated with Rattpoom, a Thai singer, in his song 'Face to Face'. Later in October, Gain also started her solo activities through her album Step 2/4 with tango music, 'Irreversible' as the title track. On October 31, she clutched her win (Mutizen song) in Inkigayo. In December, JeA worked on her ballad single 'Because You Sting' featuring G.O. of MBLAQ.

On January 7, 2011 they released a Japanese Music Video version for “Signs” which focused mainly on the choreography rather than the Korean storyline. When the Great Tohoku Earthquake disaster occurred they came to support Japan with a concert in Shibuya, Tokyo in September and also unveiled one of their songs from their fourth upcoming album An Inconvenient Truth, which was composed by JeA and KZ. 
They were also set their official comeback release that month with their single "HotShot", followed by their fourth full length powerhouse album and music video "Sixth Sense" on September 23.The album was very successful before their live performances and  hit all the charts at once and successful digital sales,  they went ahead and repackaged the album.

BEG started focusing on their solo careers. With a rocky start with Miryo's promotional title track and her other two songs from herself produced solo album being banded, MIRYO a.k.a. JOHONEY on February 1. Miryo, Jae, Narsha, and Gain went into the TV entertainment for a little bit. Gain dropped her second mini-album on October 5 Talk About S with the title track “Bloom.” Upon its release, the title track has soared to the No. 1 position on real-time music charts achieving an all-kill and winning the top spot in M! Countdown. JeA also pre-released the track "Let's Hug" on December 28 from her upcoming solo album reaching the no.1 spot on real-time charts. BEG held a concert their 19+ Rated ‘Tonight 37.2 °C‘ with the theme included seduction, desire, betrayal, and revenge to tell a story about a promise they made with a man ‘until death do them part’. JeA started the year by releasing her solo vocal album "Just JeA". Then Gain released a surprised beautiful warm album with label mate Cho Hyung Woo called Romantic Spring.
 After their Kill Bill promotions, Gain released an upcoming ablum and was also featured in Show-lo music video Cast The Net Of Love. Later, Narsha and Miryo announced that will be teaming up on their first single together under the name M&N with titled track "Tonight (오늘밤)" with an English version. Later, that year released a full hip hop sound album.

At the end of January 2014, Gain was revealed to be making a comeback with her 3rd mini album Truth or Dare on February 6, releasing a teaser picture along with the news. On January 22 she released a "mysterious and sexy" teaser still-cut from her "simple yet melodious" pre-release track 'Fxxk U' featuring Bumkey. The song was written by Kim Eana and composed Lee Minsoo who also worked on  her previous track Bloom; "Truth or Dare" deals with the topic of rumors and their effect on celebrities and their life. On August 11, 2014 they released their Greatest hit album titled Special Moments including a new track called Hush. Currently, Gain releasing another album called Hawwah (Eve).




JeA
Lady-J
Kim Hyo-jin
Leader
September 18, 1981
(Virgo | Rooster)
JeA also participated in OST songs even before Brown Eyed Girls' debut.



Miryo
Jo Mi-hye 
November 2, 1981
Rapper
(Scorpio | Rooster)
Dirty  | QUEEN
In 2011, Miryo and Sunny of Girls' Generation collaborated for the single "사랑해 사랑해 (I love you, I love you)" the song was released the same year.

Narsha
Park Hyo-jin
December 28, 1981
Second Vocalist
(Capricorn | Rooster)
DJ for KBS 2FM


 GAIN
Baby-G
Son Ga-In
Maknea
September 20, 1987 
(Virgo | Rabbit)
She released a digital single "We Fell in Love" (우리 사랑하게 됐어요), composed by Jea, and with then We Got Married partner 2 AM Jo Kwon. The song was voted No. 1 in several music programs in January 2010. Adam Couple <3



~Seeya

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