Concept: Sexy (Destroy my Ass vibes)
Debut: June 3rd, 2010
Debut Song(s): PUSH!!! PUSH!! (OMG PUSHH HARDER!!)
Status: Disbanded because Hyolyn wanted out
Agency: Starship Entertainment
Fandom Name: Style/Star1
Role: Leader, Main Vocalist, VIP, Good Voice, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper
Pursuing a Solo Career and just came back. Unconfirmed Bully? Denying her Destiny
Role: Lead Vocalist
Is now in Producer 101 Series. I think the richest out of them
Role: Main Rapper, Main Dancer. Visual #2
Song Jong Ki Fanatic. Just broke up with Snoop I mean FEEL DOG. Acting-ish was in K-Drama Hwayugi
Role: Vocalist, Visual #1, Youngest Member
Just got totally DESTROYED in a K-drama He is a Psychometric. Lee Kwang Soo Fanatic
Probably the banner-bearer for the sexy concept for girl groups, especially during Kpop’s 2nd gen, Sistar needs no introduction. As arguably THE most popular girl group ever from a non-big 3 (YG, SM, and JYP) company, the Queens of Summer had few rivals. Their physical sales might be lacking, but at their peak, they arguably rival SSND and 2NE1 for the title of the most popular kpop girl group, pumping out hits after hits such as: “I Like That”, “Alone”, “Touch My Body”, etc. Individually, they’re each carving their own paths in solo music (Hyorin) and/or acting (Bora, Dasom), and are all very popular in Korea (with the possible exception of Dasom). Let’s go over the rise of one of the sexiest groups in Kpop.
Sistar officially debuted with the song “Push Push” on June 3rd, 2010 and had their debut performance on June 4th on Music Bank. The song wasn’t very successful, and they returned with their second single “Shady Girl” on August 25th. However, it wasn’t until a fancam upload of their performance of this song at “Let’s Start Sharing Concert” on August 28th that Sistar started receiving attention. During the middle of their performance, Bora fell and fractured her thumb, causing the other members to stop singing and assist her off the stage with the help of staff. Yet, several minutes later, Bora returned to stage along with the other members to finish filming their performance. The video went viral on the internet and Sistar received much positive press. In the same year, the group released their third single, “How Dare You,” in November. In December, Sistar attended the Golden Disk Awards for the first tiem, where they won the “Newcomer Award.” Also in the same year in December, Sistar won their first music show award for “How Dare You” on Music Bank.
On April 27th, 2011, Sistar announced the debut of their sub-unit, Sistar19 with Hyorin and Bora. Their debut song, “Ma Boy”, was released on May 3rd and their debut performance was on May. Sistar returned as a full group on August 9th with their first studio album “So Cool”. The lead single of the same name was the inaugural number one song on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart after the chart’s launch on August 25th. On September 11th, Sistar won their first “Mutizen Award” on Inkigayo.
In early April 2012, Sistar announced that they were going to broadcast their “So Cool” comeback showcase globally in 41 countries. Their first mini album, “Alone”, quickly followed and was was released on April 12th, 2012. The lead single of the same name, “Alone”, became a smash hit, entering the Gaon Digital Chart at number 4 before rising to number 1 in its second week, becoming Sistar’s second number-one single. The EP itself peaked a number 3 on the Gaon Digital Chart. They followed with their second mini album, “Loving U”, on June 28th. The album is their first summer album, setting the stage for their title of “Summer Queens”. The title track of the same name “Loving U”, peaked at number 1 on the Gaon Digital Charts, become their third number one single. Sistar capped off the year with their first Female Group of the Year Award at the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards, in the process beating out powerhouses like Girl’s Generation and 2NE1, fully announcing their arrival on the Kpop scene.
Sistar19 released their first mini album, Gone Not Around Any Longer, with the title track of the same name on January 31, 2013. The song was a smash hit, netting Sistar19 (and Sistar as a whole) their first Perfect-All-Kill (PAK) by staying on top of all major Korean music charts for a whole week. Sistar’s second studio album, Give It to Me, was released on June 11th with the title track of the same name. The album debuted at number four on Gaon Music Chart. “Give It To Me” continued Sistar’s digital prowess by netting them their second PAK in the same year, in the process becoming Sistar’s fourth number one single (fifth if you count Sistar19).
On July 21, 2014, Sistar released their third mini album, “Touch N Move”, with the title track “Touch My Body”. The EP was commercially very successful, arguably their best to date, peaking at numbers two and eight on Gaon and Billboard’s US World Albums charts, respectively. “Touch My Body” was also extremely successful, racking up double-digit show wins in the same summer as the comebacks of many other top girl groups (dubbed the “Girl Group Summer Comeback Battle”). On August 26th, Sistar released their fourth mini album and second summer special album, “Sweet & Sour”, shortly after the promotions of “Touch My Body”. In December, Sistar capped off the year by winning their second Best Female Group Award at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
On June 22nd, 2015 , Sistar released its fifth mini-album, Shake It, along with its title track of the same name. The album debuted at number three on the Gaon Digital Charts. “Shake It” became Sistar’s third PAK (fourth if you count Sistar19), a record at the time for girl groups. On August 1st, Sistar performed in Los Angeles, California at 2015 KCON.
On June 21st, 2016, Sistar released the music video for “I Like That” on their official YouTube channel and officially released Insane Love, Sistar’s fourth and (to-this-date) final extended EP (☹). The album peaked at number 13 on Gaon Digital Charts.
In May 31st, 2017, Sistar released their new comeback single, “Lonely”. “Lonely” is arguably their most well-received and well-liked single in terms of musical quality, showing Sistar, even at the back end of their career, still had that magic touch that had elevated to the top for so long. The single also peaked at number 1 on the Gaon charts. On May 22nd, Starship Entertainment confirmed that the project was to be the last comeback for Sistar and they officially disbanded after their seven-year promotions as a group. All the members wrote personal letters of farewell to their fans, confirming their disbandment.
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