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티아라 (romanised as T-ara, often stylized as T♚ARA, pronounced as Tiara) is a 6 member girl group from South Korea formed in 2009 under Mnet’s Core Contents Media. The members of the group are: Boram, Qri, Soyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon. Dani was announced to be one of the group's newest members, but will not be joining them until December. On 07/30/12 it was announced Hwayoung would no longer be a member of the group. On 07/10/13 Areum announced her departure from the group.

Originally, as five membered group, they released their first song 좋은 사람 (Good Person) for the Cinderella Man OST in April 2009. However, in June 2009 members Jiwon and Jiae left the group, delaying the original plans for debut. The next month, Boram, Soyeon and Qri were added and T-ara released their debut single 거짓말 (Lies) on July 27, 2009.

On September 15, Soyeon, Eunjung and Hyomin and Jiyeon collaborated with the boyband Supernova and released digital single TTL (Time To Love). Due to the success of the first song, the second version, which includes all the members from both groups, was released on October 9, called TTL Listen 2.

At the beginning of December, T-Ara released their first full length album Absolute First Album. The album had two singles, Bo Peep Bo Peep and 처음처럼 (Like the First Time). It also contains re-recorded version of Good Person, Lies and both versions of TTL.

The repackaged version of album was released on March 3, 2010 under the name Breaking Heart with two new songs: 너 때문에 미쳐 (I Go Crazy Because of You) and 내가 너무 아파 (I'm Really Hurt).

In July 2010, new member Hwayoung was added to the group and the leader was changed from Eunjung to Boram.

The new T-Ara released their first mini album Temptastic at the beginning of the December 2010, a year after the Absolute First Album. The mini album had two lead singles: 왜 이러니 (Why Are You Being Like This?) and Yayaya.

In June 2011, T-Ara released their second mini album John Travolta Wanna Be. It features the lead track Roly-Poly, new song 진짜 진짜 좋아해 (I Really Really Like You) and remixes of their Temptastic mini album.

In September, T-Ara debuted in Japan with a remake of their hit single Bo Peep Bo Peep, followed by Yayaya, Roly Poly and Lovey Dovey, which will all appear on their first Japanese album "Jewelrey Box", out in June.

CCM announced that they would be adding two brand new members to the group, making their official reveal in July for T-ara's Korean comeback. Ahreum Lee and Dani Kim were revealed to be these new members, the former of which joined T-ara for their DAY BY DAY album and promotions.

On July 30th, it was announced that Hwayoung Ryu would be leaving the group due to her contract having been terminated; the termination was said to be from the group's staff complaining about her. T-ara's label, however, noted that Hwayoung, cited as being a powerful rapper, has possible potential to return to the music scene as a solo artist.

On 10th July 2013, youngest member Areum announced she would be leaving T-Ara to pursue a solo career, via a YouTube video posted by CCM.

LEADER TIMELINE

Jiae: Pre-debut
Eunjung: July 2009 - July 2010
Boram: July 2010 - June 2011
Hyomin: June 2011 - January 2012
Soyeon: January 2012 - July 2013
Qri: July 2013 - Onward

MEMBERS

Current Members

Boram (보람)
Real name: Jeon Bo Ram (전보람)
Date of birth: March 22, 1986
Position: Vocalist

Qri (큐리)
Real name: Lee Ji Hyun (이지현)
Date of birth: December 12, 1986
Position: Leader, Vocalist

Soyeon (소연)
Real name: Park In Jung (박인정)
Date of birth: October 5, 1987
Position: Main vocalist

Eunjung (은정)
Real name: Ham Eun Jung (함은정)
Date of birth: December 12, 1988
Position: Lead vocalist, Main rapper

Hyomin (효민)
Real name: Park Sun Young (박선영)
Date of birth: May 30, 1989
Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper

Jiyeon (지연)
Real name: Park Ji Yeon (박지연)
Date of birth: June 7, 1993
Position: Vocalist

Pre-debut Members

Dani (다니)
Real name: Kim Da Ni (김다니)

Former Members

Jiae (지애)
Real name: Lee Ji Ae (이지애)
Date of birth: August 6, 1987

Jiwon (지원)
Real name: Yang Ji Won (양지원)
Date of birth: April 15, 1988

Hwayoung (화영)
Real name: Ryu Hwa Young (류화영)
Date of birth: April 22, 1993

Areum (아름)
Real name: Lee Ah Reum (이아름)
Date of birth: April 19, 1994
Position: Lead vocalist, Rapper

http://www.t-ara-official.com

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