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Crayon Pop

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Crayon Pop promoting "Uh-ee" (2014)
(L-R:) Ellin, So Yul, Way, Geum Mi, Cho A

Crayon Pop (크레용팝) is a Korean pop 6-member girl group that debuted in 2012 under chrome entertainment. In Korea, the group promote with 5 members, while in Japan they promote as 6.

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Crayon Pop promoting Crayon Pop 1st Mini Album (2012)

Pre-Debut

Crayon Pop was originally named Hurricane Pop with members Mari, Geum Mi, Ellin, Cho A, and So Yul. Mari was the former leader of the disbanded group Coin Jackson, but left right before debut to pursue an acting career. Cho A's twin sister, Way was part of an indie band called N. Dolphin. She decided to leave the band to join her sister. The group was later renamed Crayon Pop.

Debut

The group began their promotions in Japan, and using their time there to film the music video for "Bing Bing". The group unofficially debuted with the release of both the Korean and Japanese versions of the music videos for their first single "Bing Bing". Instead of releasing the song they promoted officially for their debut song "Saturday night" and released their first mini-album Crayon Pop 1st Mini Album in July 2012. The mini-album proved successful and the group became popular in Japan, even without them promoting there officially yet.

The group released their first digital single "Dancing Queen" in October 2012, which also consisted of an alternative version of "Bing Bing".

The group held a mini-concert in January 2013 at Shibuya, Tokyo. The tickets sold out in under just an hour and had many requests from fans that were not able to purchase tickets, which prompted them to hold another second mini-concert at Osaka in February 2013.

Crayon Pop promoting "Bar Bar Bar" (2013)

Comeback Success and New Member

As the group is preparing for a Japanese debut they announced a new member, Arisa, for their Japanese promotions only. They will promote in Japan as a 6 member group, while in Korea they promote as a 5.

They released their second digital single "Bar Bar Bar" on June 14th 2013. The song and dance version of PV went viral and people begain to draw interest in Crayon Pop due to their unique stage outfits and choreography. "Bar Bar Bar" gradually began to climb the Korean digital music charts, eventually reaching the upper positions of most major real time chart listings. "Bar Bar Bar" ranked #1 on the weekly Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart for the first time after a full 6 weeks on release. Crayon Pop released a new PV for "Bar Bar Bar" titled "Bar Bar Bar (Global Version)" and reached 1,000,000 views in just 5 days after the release. The song and PV is being called the 2nd Gangnam Style.

On August 25th, 2013 Crayon Pop performed for the first time in the United States. The group performed the songs "Bar Bar Bar" and "Dancing Queen" at the annual convention KCON which was hosted at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

They released their third digital single "Lonely Christmas" in November. The single was released as an early Christmas present for their fans. During the promotions of the song the group has been criticized for allegedly copying the Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z.

Success Overseas

They released their first collaboration digital single "HERO" in February with Kim Jang Hoon for the Korea Fireman Project.

Due to the success of their song "Bar Bar Bar" outside of Korea, Lady Gaga announced on her upcoming concert tour, artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball, that Crayon Pop will be opening up for her in the following American and Canadian cities: Milwaukee (June 26), Atlantic City (June 28), Boston (June 30), Montreal (July 2), Buffalo (July 7), Toronto (July 9), Chicago (July 11), San Antonio (July 14), Houston (July 16), Dallas (July 17), and Los Angeles (July 21 and 22).

They released a comback single "Uh-ee" as a pre-release track for their upcoming Korean album. They also plan to debut in Japan early 2014.

Korean Discography

Albums

Mini-Albums

Digital Mini-Albums

Digital Singles

Collaboration Digital Singles

Japanese Discography

Mini-Albums

Singles

Filmography

Commercials/Endorsements

Ambassadors

Awards

Fan Awards

TV Music Shows

Bar Bar Bar

Trivia

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