Well since every other hole-in-the-wall sideshow group now has a thread, I think it's time to bring some real relevance to this newly formed K-Pop section~ KARA (카라) is a popular South Korean girl group formed by DSP Entertainment. They are active in both South Korea and Japan. Essential tunes Mister - JAPANESE VER. (with music video), ORIGINAL KOREAN VER. (no music video) Jumping Wanna Lupin Jet Coaster Love GO GO Summer! Bio Debuting in 2007 with the single “Break It” and the album The First Blooming, KARA was originally a 4 member group until former lead singer Kim Sunghee decided to leave in February of 2008. Soon after, she was replaced by new members Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung, making KARA the 5 member group we see today. Though success evaded them initially, they slowly built up their popularity with a string of increasingly successful hits in Korea, including "Honey", "Wanna", "Mister" and "Lupin". In 2010 they officially debuted in Japan, and have arguably became more popular there than in their home country. Their first single in Japan was a Japanese version of their Korean hit “Mister”, which debuted at #5 on the Oricon daily and weekly charts. This made KARA the first Korean girl group to ever achieve this feat, as well as the first non-Japanese girl group in 29 years to chart in the Oricon top 10 with a debut single. Their success in Japan would continue with the releases of the singles "Jumping", "Jet Coaster Love" (their first Oricon weekly #1), and "GO GO Summer!", as well as their first studio album Girl's Talk and the DVD set KARA BEST CLIPS. Members Gyuri (Leader) KARA's flawless Goddess was born May 21, 1988 (age 23) Seungyeon Lily Allen's long lost Korean sister was born July 24, 1988 (age 23) Nicole The Asian Betty Crocker was born October 7, 1991 (age 19) in the good ol' US of A. Hara Supermodel and alien Goo Hara was hatched out of an egg on January 13, 1991 (age 20) Ji Young KARA's youngest member was born on January 18, 1994 (age 17) Sunghee Former leader Kim Sunghee was born on May 17, 1989, and left the group in February of 2008 to get married and become a Jehovah's Witness. How quaint. Discography ~Korean~ Albums [2007.03.29] The First Bloooooming [2009.07.30] Revolution [2010.09.03] STEP Mini Albums [2008.07.24] 1st Mini Album [2008.12.04] Pretty Girl [2009.02.19] Pretty Girl (Special Edition) [2010.02.17] Lupin [2010.11.10] Jumping Digital Singles [2008.10.13] GOODDAY Season 2 (굿데이 (GOODDAY) 시즌 2 ) [2009.06.04] iMusician [2010.01.12] Stars Falling From the Sky OST Part 1 (별을 따다줘) [2010.05.03] We're with you [2010.08.31] We Online Part.2 ~Japanese~ Studio Albums [2010.11.24] Girl's Talk Best Albums [2010.09.29] KARA BEST 2007-2010 Singles [2010.08.11] Mister (ミスター) [2010.11.10] Jumping [2011.04.06] Jet Coaster Love (ジェットコースターラブ) [2011.06.29] GO GO Summer! (GO GO サマー！) DVDs [2010.05.19] MBC DVD Collection: KARA Sweet Muse Gallery [2010.09.01] KARA VACATION [2010.01.26] KARADISE 2011 ~SEASON'S GREETING FROM THAI~ [2011.02.23] KARA BEST CLIPS Box Set [2010.04.28] KARA SPECIAL PREMIUM BOX FOR JAPAN [2010.08.04] KARAFULL DVD Box Awards [2007.05.05] Korean Culture Content Agency (KOCCA) - Best Rookie Album Awards [2007.08.09] Cyworld Digital Music Awards - Rookie of The Month of August [2009.03.05] MNet M! Countdown - Honey [2009.03.08] SBS Inkigayo #1 - Honey [2009.03.12] MNet M! Countdown - Honey [2009.03.19] MNet M! Countdown - Honey [2009.03.26] MNet 20's Choices - Honey [2009.08.30] SBS Inkigayo #1 - Wanna [2009.11.21] MNet Asia Music Awards: Best Dance - Honey [2009.12.16] MelOn Music Awards - 2009 Top 10 [2010.01.03] 16th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards - Best Female Singer [2010.02.03] Seoul Music Awards - Bonsang Award [2010.03.04] MNet M! Countdown #1 – Lupin [2010.03.11] MNet M! Countdown #1 – Lupin [2010.03.12] KBS Music Bank #1 – Lupin [2010.03.14] SBS Inkigayo #1 – Lupin [2010.03.19] KBS Music Bank #1 - Lupin [2010.03.26] KBS Music Bank #1 – Lupin [2010.12.10] KBS Music Bank #1 – Jumping [2010.12.12] SBS Inkigayo #1 – Jumping  52nd Japan Record Awards: Premium Box Award  25th Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 3 New Artists (International)  25th Japan Gold Disc Awards: New Artist of the Year(International) Records and other accolades -First Korean girl group in history to be certified platinum by the The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for digital sales of "Mister". -KARA is the first ever Korean group since the 90's to release an all-Korean album that sold more than 100,000 copies in Japan (with KARA BEST 2007-2010). -Girl’s Talk sold 107,000 copies in its first week and ranked number 2 on the Oricon weekly charts, making it the first album by a non-Japanese girl group in 6 years to sell more than 100,000 copies in its first week. -Girl’s Talk received a platinum certification from RIAJ, making KARA the first Korean Girl group to sell 250,000 albums (current sales stand at just under 400,000). -Oricon declared KARA as 2010’s best rookie artist, generating revenue of some 1.3 billion yen (or $15.4 million USD); and with a total of 493,000 copies of their releases sold that year. - “Jet Coaster Love” made KARA the first foreign female group in history to rank at #1 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. - "GO GO Summer!" is the first foreign (non-Japanese) song in history to top the RIAJ Digital Tracks Chart. It stayed at #1 for 3 consecutive weeks, tying them for second among all artists for most weeks at #1 on that chart.