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Brave Girls
Brave Girls in 2021
Brave Girls in 2021
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Brave
Members
  • Minyoung
  • Yujeong
  • Eunji
  • Yuna
Past members
  • Eunyoung
  • Seo-a
  • Yejin
  • Yoojin
  • Hyeran
  • Hayun

Brave Girls (브레이브걸스) is a four-member girl group under Brave Entertainment. They debuted on April 8, 2011 with the single "The Difference".

Career

2011: Debut, Back To Da Future

On April 8, 2011, Brave Girls officially debuted with the single album "The Difference" as a five-member girl group. On the same day, they performed on Music Bank and continued their promotions with the title track "Do You Know" on various music shows like Inkigayo and M! Countdown.

The group released their first mini album Back To Da Future on July 29, 2011. The music video for the title track "Easily" was released on the same day. A remix single for the song "Easily" titled "Easily (Remix)" was released on August 26, 2011.

2012–2013: Re:issue, "For You", and hiatus

On February 22, 2012, Brave Girls released their second mini album Re:issue, along with the music video for the title track "These Days You".

Their second digital single "For You" was released on August 13, 2013. The song only featured the original members Hyeran and Yujin.

On December 26, 2013, the collaboration digital single "Passing of the Year" was released with Brave Girls (Hyeran and Yujin) and fellow labelmates Electroboyz, BIGSTAR & Park Soo Jin as the participating artists.

2016–2017: Line-up changes, High Heels, and "Yoo-Hoo"

On February 3, 2016, it was revealed that three original members (Eunyoung, Seoah, and Yejin) had left the group with an addition of five new members: Minyoung, Yoojung, Eunji, Yuna, and Hayoon. The group would continue as a seven-member girl group and was revealed to have been in the final stage of preparations for their comeback. On February 10, it was announced that the their comeback would be on February 16. On February 16, they released their third digital single "Deepened" along with its music video.

On June 21, 2016, Brave Girls released the first teasers for their third mini album, High Heels, which was released on June 27.

The group released the digital single "Yoo-Hoo" on September 1, 2016.

On September 27, 2016, a crowdfunding project through Makestar was opened to help fund their next comeback. On October 11, the project had reached its goal and was to stay open until November 30.

2017–2018: Rollin' and "Rollin' (New Version)"

On January 13, 2017, Brave Entertainment announced that member Yujin would be leaving the group while Hyeran would go on an indefinite hiatus due to her health worsening. The following month, it was revealed the group would be making a comeback in March as a five-member group. A comeback schedule was released on February 27, 2017 for their fourth mini album, Rollin', which was released on March 7, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, Yujeong went into a temporary hiatus as she had been hospitalized with acute enteritis and had to rest. The group then proceeded as a four-member group until Yujeong was better.

In August 2017, it was confirmed that members Yujeong, Eunji, and Yuna would be joining alongside fellow labelmate and boy group BIGSTAR on the idol rebooting show The Unit.

On August 1, 2018, Brave Brothers teased the group's upcoming comeback with a new version of "Rollin'". On August 11, 2018, their agency announced that member Hayun would be sitting out of the comeback due to health reasons and that they would continue on as four. Their digital single, "Rollin' (New Version)" was released later that same day.

2020–2021: "We Ride", viral success of "Rollin", summer comeback

On August 5, 2020, it was announced that the group would be making a comeback on August 14, over two years since their last release. Their sixth digital single titled "We Ride" was released on August 14, 2020.

In late February 2021, a fan-edited compilation video of the group performing "Rollin'" became viral which ended up making the song reach the top of many Korean charts for the first time in their career. As a result, the group returned to music shows to perform the song and making appearances on variety shows as well. It was also revealed, by the member Yujeong, that they were about to disband right before the viral; the members had already left the dormitory when it happened.

On March 12, 2021, "Rollin" had officially achieved a perfect all-kill on the Korean music charts. On March 14, 2021, the group took their first-ever music show win on Inkigayo.

On April 1, 2021, it was confirmed that the group is preparing on a summer comeback. On the April 9 episode of MBC's Home Alone, Brave Brothers confirmed that he is working on a mini album that would possibly be released in June.

Members

Name Position(s) Years active
Minyoung (민영) Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer 2016–present
Yujeong (유정) Vocalist, Visual 2016–present
Eunji (은지) Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist 2016–present
Yuna (유나) Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Maknae 2016–present
Former
Eunyoung (은영) Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual 2011–2013
Seoah (서아) Main Dancer, Vocalist 2011–2013
Yejin (예진) Vocalist 2011–2013
Yujin (유진) Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper 2011–2017
Hyeran (혜란) Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist 2011–2017
Hayun (하윤) Vocalist, Maknae 2016–2018

Discography

Mini albums

  • Back To Da Future (2011)
  • Re:issue (2012)
  • High Heels (2016)
  • Rollin' (2017)
  • Summer Queen (2021)

Singles

  • "The Difference" (2011)

Digital singles

  • "Easily (Remix)" (2011)
  • "For You" (2013)
  • "Deepened" (2016)
  • "Yoo-Hoo" (2016)
  • "Rollin' (New Version)" (2018)
  • "We Ride" (2020)

Collaboration singles

  • "Passing of the Year" (with Electroboyz, BIGSTAR & Park Soo Jin) (2013)

Endorsements

  • Vons Chicken (2016)
  • Kingdom: Embers of War (2021)
  • BBQ Chicken (2021)
  • Elcanto (2021)
  • SPAO (2021)
  • Dongwon Yoghurt (2021)
  • Lotte Department Store (2021)

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