Jewelry (쥬얼리), was a South Korean girl group created and managed by Star Empire Entertainment. They debuted in 2001 with their first album Discovery. The group was the longest-running Korean girl group (with more than 2 members), surpassing super-group Baby V.O.X., until their disbandment in 2015.
Members (as of 2014):
* Full Name: Kim Yewon (김예원)
* Born: December 5, 1989
* Height: 162 cm
* Weight: 45 kg
* Bloodtype: O
* Education: Myongji College, Applied Music
* Hobbies/Skills: Listening to Music
* Position: Main Vocals, Leader
-Was a Star Empire trainee for five years.
-Joined Jewelry May/June 2010.
-Revealed to be the 4th Jewelry member in January 19. 2011.
* Full Name: Park Semi (박세미)
* Born: October 8, 1990
* Height: 163 cm
* Weight: 44 kg
* Bloodtype: A
* Education: Chosun University, Chinese Studies
* Hobbies/Skills: Watching Movies
* Position: Maknae, Vocals
-Superstar K Season 1 contestant in 2009. Made it into the top 10.
-Former student of Plug In Music.
-Signed up with Star Empire in November 2009 after Superstar K.
-Revealed to be a member of Jewelry in June 15, 2010.
After less-than-stellar sales of the first album, two of the singers were replaced. A year later, their second album Again was released, with better results. Full of strong ballads the album quickly yielded two high-charting singles — "Tonight" and "Again" — which started the group's rise to popularity. This was quickly followed by their third album Beloved.
After the success of their sophomore album, Jewelery left for Japan to start on their career there in 2004 with their first single ココロが止まらない (Kokoro no Tomaranai) under the independent label Giza Studio. After releasing a few materials there with mediocre sales, the group eventually left to return to their native country to release their fourth album.
By the time their fourth album Superstar came out in the beginning of 2005, Jewelry has since shed their "cute image" concept. Following the trend in Korean pop, they became sexier and more womanly, which helped bring about their current level of success. The first single "Superstar" was a driven rock song and surprisingly became a huge hit. They followed this up with the sexy R&B number "Passion", which also charted strongly. In 2006, Jewelry took a break from the South Korean music industry in order to focus on Japan. During that time, member Ji-Hyun left to pursue an acting career. In early November, news also leaked out that another member, Cho Min-Ah, had also left, which forced their record company to look for a second replacement member. As Park Jung-Ah and Seo In-Young had solo projects, a new album was not expected until mid-2007.
In early 2008, Jewelry returned to the music scene with their new members Ha Joo Yeon and Kim Eun Jung with the release of their fifth album, Kitchi Island. Released on February 20, 2008, the album featured the single "One More Time", a cover of In-Grid's song. It is their most successful single to date gaining the group many awards and topping music charts as well as staying on the no. 1 spot for 7 weeks on KBS' Music Bank and MBC's Music Core. They followed the single up with the cheerleader-rock song 모두 다 쉿! (Everyone Shh!). At the end of the year they were awarded a Golden Disk for highest digital sales of 2008.
In June of 2009 the girls released a new single titled "Super Star" with the song "Rally" which features rapper Nassun. The song is for MNet's talent competition, Superstar K, which is similar to American Idol and Britain's Got Talent. A music video was also released and features the group's performance of the song on Mnet's M! Countdown as well as scenes of Superstar K.
About a week prior to the album release, the song "Strong Girl" was released as a digital single. Their 6th album Sophisticated was released on the 27th of August and features the single "Vari2ty", the music video for the song was also released on the same day.
It was announced in December 2009 that members Seo In Young and Park Jung Ah would be leaving the group after completing promotional activities for Sophisticated and fully commit to their solo careers. Park stated that as an original member of Jewelry and being with the group for 10 years, it was time for her to depart. Korean media reports Superstar K top 10 contender Semi as highly likely to replace them.
A repackaged edition of their 6th album entitled End And.. was released in December 17th, 2009 with the single "Love Story". It was composed by the same producer of Davichi's hit song "Hate Though I Love You" and describes the feelings of Seo In Young and Park Jung Ah's departures.
On June 14, 2010, it has been announced that Semi, one of the Top 10 finalists in Superstar K Season 1, will be joining Jewelry. On November 17, Star Empire Entertainment announced that they were planning on changing the group's name but later announced on December 15 Jewelry would retain their group name and would not change it, they also announced the group's comeback was delayed until January 2011.
On January 17, 2011, Jewelry released their comeback teaser with their new members. The teaser featured the group practicing their choreography and also had clips of the girls casually hanging out together. The group underwent a 180 degree change, shedding their cutesy image and changing into a more powerful 'locking' hip hop dance style and b-girls concept. It was revealed that the group would have their comeback release a digital single on January 27, 2011, entitled "Back It Up", produced by Outsidaz. Two days later on January 19, 2011, it was revealed that Jewelry's fourth member, Yewon, had joined Jewelry. Yewon was revealed by fans through a 'Jewelry Puzzle Game', which also revealed a 20 second teaser of "Back It Up". It was known that Yewon was a trainee under Star Empire Entertainment for 4 years and was born in 1989.
On March 3, 2014, it was revealed that Eunjung's contract had expired and she would be leaving the group. Yewon was casted on a weekend drama, Hotel King. In the drama, she played the role of an enthusiastic front desk officer on 'Hotel King'. On April 17, 2014, Yewon host a talk show Mnet Mcountdown Begins with Kwill. Semi in a new sitcom, Boarding House no 24 as Park Semi who is the niece of the boarding house.
On November 19, 2014, Baby J revealed that she will be leaving Jewelry as her contract expired last August. It was also revealed that Semi would not be renewing her contract after it expired that month. On January 7, 2015, the group was officially confirmed as disbanded
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