4Minute (Korean: 포미닛) is a five-member South Korean K-pop girl group. Its members are Nam Ji-hyun, Heo Ga-yoon, Jeon Ji-yoon, Kim Hyun-ah and Kwon So-hyun. They belong to Cube Entertainment in Korea. Far Eastern Tribe Records in Universal Music Japan is responsible for 4minute's labels in Japan. Their official fan club name is 4Nia. This is a combination of 4Minute and mania.
They debuted through the M.net M! Countdown on June 18, 2009 with their song "Hot Issue". The name 4minute has two meanings. One means that each of its member will attract audiences in 4 minutes and this is why all of their songs are shorter than 4 minutes. The other meaning is that they will do their best for a minute (for every moment).
Kim Hyun-ah already released two singles. She used to be a member of Wonder Girls and Kwon So-hyun was a member of girl group Orange. Nam Ji-hyun is best in dance, Heo Ga-yoon in drama, Jeon Ji-yoon in music and Kim Hyun-ah is best in the Department of Theater and Film.
In December 2010, it released its first Japanese album, Diamond. In 2011, the group released its first Korean full-length album, 4Minutes Left with the title track "Mirror Mirror" and the following years they have promoted 2 more mini albums and 2 chart topping hits "Volume Up" and "What's Your Name" The group received the Bonsang Award at the 20th Seoul Music Awards, and the Kpop New Artist Award at the 2010 Billboard Japan Music Awards.
The Group disbanded in 2016 after 4 of the 5 members left Cube Entertainment.
Members[change | change source]
|Stage name||Birth name||Position||Birth date|
|Ji Hyun||지현||Nam Ji Hyun||남지현||Vocalist, Leader||January 9, 1990|
|Ga Yoon||가윤||Heo Ga Yoon||허가윤||Main Vocalist||May 18, 1990|
|Ji Yoon||지윤||Jeon Ji Yoon||전지윤||Lead Vocalist,
|October 15, 1990|
|Hyun A||현아||Kim Hyun Ah||김현아||Vocalist, Main Rapper,
|June 6, 1992|
|So Hyun||소현||Kwon So Hyun||권소현||Vocalist, Rapper,
Lead Dancer, Maknae
|August 30, 1994 (age 20)|
Music[change | change source]
- Hot Issue (2009)
- For Muzik (2009)
- Jingle Jingle (Hangul:징글 징글) (2009)
- 개인의 취향 OST Part.3 (2010)
- Hit Your Heart (2010)
- 'Muzik (Single) (2010)
- Superstar (2010)
- I My Me Mine (Single) (2010)
- 지구대표 롤링스타즈 OST (2010)
- First . Dreams Come True (Standard Ver.) (2010)
- Diamond (2011)
- Heart To Heart (2011)
- 4Minutes Left (2011)
- FreeStyle (2011)
- Volume Up (2012)
- Love Tension (Japanese Single) (2012)
- Name is 4Minute (2013)
- 4Minute World (2014)
- Crazy (2015)
- No. 7 (2016)
References[change | change source]
- korean-artists/official-4minute-page "Vpopwire - Plug into Vpop Music!".
- 4Minute Diamond (booklet). Japan: Universal Music. 2010. 2760099.
- "4MINUTE Profile".
- "Profile&Biography – ナム・ジヒョン(Nam Ji-Hyun)". 4Minute Japan Official Site (in Japanese). Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
ポジション：リーダー・サブボーカル (Position: Leader, Sub-Vocal)
- "Profile&Biography – ホ・ガユン(Heo Ga-yoon)". 4Minute Japan Official Site (in Japanese). Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
ポジション：メインボーカル (Position: Main-Vocal)
- "Profile&Biography – チョン・ジユン(Jeon Ji-Yoon)". 4Minute Japan Official Site (in Japanese). Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
ポジション：リードボーカル・ラップ (Position: Lead-Vocal, Rap)
- "Profile&Biography – キム・ヒョナ(Kim Hyun-A)". 4Minute Japan Official Site (in Japanese). Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
ポジション：ラップ・サブボーカル (Position: Rap, Sub-Vocal)