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”), which the group interpreted to mean “sweet melody”.[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“. 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.
Full name: Park Gyuri (박규리)
DOB: May 21, 1988
Blood type: AB
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.
Full name: Han Seung-yeon (한승연)
DOB: July 24, 1988
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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.
Korean name: Jung Young-joo
DOB: October 7, 1991
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA *
Blood type: A
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.
Full name: Koo Hara (구하라)
DOB: January 13, 1991
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
Online fashion catalogue model before joining Kara.
Starred in variety show Invincible Youth.
Full name: Kang Ji-young (강지영)
DOB: January 18, 1994
Birthplace: Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea