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Seoul, South Korea (2009 – present)

4minute (포미닛) is a popular five-member girl group from Seoul, South Korea, formed by Cube Entertainment in 2009. The group consists of Nam Ji Hyun (지현), Heo Ga Yoon (허가윤), Jeon Ji Yoon (전지윤), Kim Hyun Ah (현아) and Kwon So Hyun (소현).

They made their debut with “Hot Issue” on June 15, 2009 and performed on their debut stage on June 18, 2009 on Mnet M! Countdown. Their official fan club name is “4Nia”, a combination of “4minute” and “mania”. 4minute won their first music award on 27 September 2009 on SBS’ Inkigayo for their second single, “Muzik”.

2009: Debut and For Muzik
cube entertainment announced the creation of 4minute in May 2009, along with the identity of two of the group’s members, Nam JiHyun, the group’s leader and Kim HyunAh, a former member of Wonder Girls. On 11 June 2009, the silhouette teaser video was released online, along with their official website, www.4min.co.kr. The remaining three members’ identities were not announced until June 12.

cube entertainment had released a teaser for their first single “Hot Issue” on 10 June while the single debuted on June 18. The group promoted the song from its release until August. At the end of August, 4minute released a mini-album called “For Muzik” which was alongside their second single, “Muzik”. 4minute won a Mutizen Award and a Mnet Award for their second single “Muzik”. Their third single “What A Girl Wants” was released shortly after the release of their EP.

On 21 June 2009, after the first week of “Hot Issue” promotions, fans stole various items from the group’s van, including clothing and other items. cube entertainment said, “It was very unfortunate that such an ordeal occurred.”

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