Kara (카라, often stylized as KARA) is a girl group from South Korea signed with Daesung Entertainment (DSP). The band name Kara comes from the Greek Word “chara” (χαρά, lit. “joy”),[citation needed] which the group interpreted to mean “sweet melody”.[1][dead link]

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“.[2] 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 M.net Asian Music Awards and Best Female Singer at the 16th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards.

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

members:

Gyuri

Kara member Park Gyuri picture

Full name: Park Gyuri (박규리)
DOB: May 21, 1988
Height: 162cm
Blood type: AB
Group leader.
A child star. Starred in Today Is A Nice Day when she was seven.
Co-hosting ShimShim Tapa radio show with Super Junior’s Shindong.

Seungyeon

Kara member Han Seung-yeon picture

Full name: Han Seung-yeon (한승연)
DOB: July 24, 1988
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 160cm
Blood type: A
Former MC of Boys and Girls Music Guide.
Sang solo in Miracle – movie OST for Welcome to My House.
Part of project group 4Tommorrow.

Nicole

Kara member Nicole Jung picture

Korean name: Jung Young-joo
DOB: October 7, 1991
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA *
Height: 164cm
Blood type: A
Religion: Christianity
Some sources said that she’s born in Korea but moved to US at young age. *
Former guest MC at Star Golden Bell.
Starred in her very own reality show Nicole’s Introduction to Veterinary Science.
Starred in variety show Heroes.

Hara

Kara member Koo Hara picture

Full name: Koo Hara (구하라)
DOB: January 13, 1991
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
Height: 164cm
Online fashion catalogue model before joining Kara.
Starred in variety show Invincible Youth.

Jiyoung

Kara member Kang Ji-young picture

Full name: Kang Ji-young (강지영)
DOB: January 18, 1994
Birthplace: Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height: 166cm
Group maknae.

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