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From Left to Right; Jisook, Hyunyoung, Yoonhye, Jaekyung, Seungah, Woori, Noeul
|Labels|| DSP Media
RAINBOW (Hangul: 레인보우) is a 7-member South Korean girl group under DSP Media. The members are Jae Kyung (Leader, Lead Vocalist, and Main Dancer) Go Woo Ri (Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist) Cho Hyun Young (Main Vocalist) Kim Ji Sook (Main Vocalist) No Eul (Vocalist, Rapper) Oh Seung Ah ( 2nd Lead Vocalist), Jung Yoon Hye (Vocalist, Rapper). On November 12, 2009 the group released their debut single album, “Gossip Girl”. The group debuted on November 14, 2009 at Music Core. “Rain-nous” has officially been announced as RAINBOW’s fanclub name. “Rain-nous” (RAINBOW + Luminous) A portmanteau meaning that their fanclub will support RAINBOW members until the members’ 7 colours shine brightly.
Around January 2009, rumors arose about DSP’s new girl group, RAINBOW, but it was not confirmed until the group was finally revealed on November 3, 2009. It was rumored to be composed of seven girls. DSP Media reportedly trained some members of the new band for four years. In late October and early November DSP Media teased a new picture of Rainbow each day and then released a music video teaser for “Gossip Girl” on November 6, 2009.
 2009: Debut with Gossip Girl
On November 3, 2009. DSP Entertainment reveals new girl group RAINBOW. DSP is already comparing Rainbow to Fin.K.L, stating, “The members of RAINBOW were picked so that their physical appearances wouldn’t be inferior to Fin.K.L”. As the teaser image suggests, the girls will already be coming out with an album upon their debut titled Gossip Girl.
On November 11, 2009, the music video for “Gossip Girl” was released. On November 12, 2009, the mini album was released which includes 5 songs. On November 14, 2009, they debuted on Music Core with the group’s first single “Gossip Girl”.
After the promotion of “Gossip Girl”, the girls began the promotion of “Not Your Girl”, which was a response to SS501‘s song “U R Man”
 2010: Group changes A, Mach and rise of popularity
In early August 2010, DSP Media released a single picture teasing the group’s impending comeback, they were seen wearing a plain white dress with weird eye shadows corresponding to their respective colors (in the Rainbow). The picture itself garnered much interest and after a few days their teaser was finally released. On the teaser, the girls were seen wearing two sets of outfits on two different backgrounds. The teaser garnered attention as well because of their sexy concept. On August 11, 2010, the full music video was released and 2 days later they had their first comeback stage on KBS’s Music Bank and had their succeeding comeback performances on MBC’s Music Core, and SBS’s Inkigayo respectively. After almost a month of promotions, they group’s “ab dance” not only became a hot topic but was also slammed with a lot of controversies and because of that sole reason, their promotions for “A” were halted indefinitely. They scheduled to have their debut stage performance on KBS Music Bank on August 13.
On October 17, 2010, DSP unleashed some of the girls’ concept photos for their impending comeback track after gaining popularity from “A” and 2 days later they released the full single plus all of the girls’ concept photos. On October 21, they had their first comeback stage on M.net’s M! Countdown and were followed by 3 more performances.
The girls of RAINBOW have been preparing to make their return to the music scene. For this comeback they’re changing up their image.
DSP Media disclosed, “They’ve only shown innocent and sexy sides. They will show an image that will be upgraded. They will transform into the sexy dominatrix image. With a touch of sexy, a hip retro-funk track and some tastefully provocative outfits, RAINBOW has been raising brows and getting much love for their single “Mach.” Promotions for “Mach” ended on November 14, 2010.
 2011: So Girls, Sweet Dream and Japanese debut
In April 2011, the girls released their second mini album “SO 女”. The title track, titled “To Me”, was released to promote the album, and has been charting high on many online music charts.
Embracing the lovely season of Spring for their overall concept, these members blossomed with an ultra-feminine image. For their album photos, they were snapped in white dresses against a field of flowers. However, the girls will be taking a more luxurious image for their title track, “To Me“, in order to better relay the song’s lyrics of exacting revenge on an untrue lover. Rainbow has teamed up with Japan’s Daishi Dance for their comeback title track, named “To Me“, and it has Daishi Dance’s trade mark. Some parts of the choreography were reportedly adapted from the international box office hit, “Black Swan“. RAINBOW incorporate some of the ballet moves in their performance, which is quite a difficult task to accomplish.
RAINBOW recently unleashed their mini-album “SO女“, and since the release, the girls have been doing well on various music charts.RAINBOW has just started to promote their album, but ‘To Me‘ has been entering the top 5 on many digital music websites already. On the Mnet music chart, RAINBOW is placed 4th, and on Melon, Soribada, and Daum, ‘To Me’ is placed in 2nd, proving the song’s great popularity.
On June 20, a 43-second teaser of RAINBOW’s “Sweet Dream” was uploaded onto DSP Media‘s YouTube channel. The full music video was released a day later.
The repackaged version of “SO 女” was released on June 22 and contains the new title track “Sweet Dream”, an acoustic version of “Kiss” from their Gossip Girl mini album, “To Me”, a club version of “To Me”, and an instrumental of “Sweet Dream”. On June 23 they will perform on Mnet’s “M! Countdown” for their comeback.
The “Sweet Dream” music video was filmed using a special motion control camera (MCC) worth $1 million USD. The camera allows for a natural meshing between the background and the girls even with different angles. The camera’s full potential can be seen in the scene where seven Woori’s appear on screen.
DSP Media explained, “We brought in special equipment like this to really emphasize the fantasy-like atmosphere of the music video.”
On September 7, RAINBOW topped Recochoku’s weekly download rankings for the short version of their Japanese “A” PV. The group held their first event at the Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district which drew an enthusiastic crowd of 2,000 fans. The girls performed “A” and had a 15-minute talk session.
On September 14, RAINBOW released their debut single, “A”, which ranked #3 on Oricon‘s daily single chart with 10,141 copies sold. The single includes a Japanese remake of their debut single, “Gossip Girl”, as well as a special DVD.
RAINBOW made their Japanese TV debut through the show Sukkiri, performing “A” and impressing the hosts with their Japanese skills.
|Kim Jaekyung (김재경)||December 24, 1988 (1988-12-24) (age 22)||Leader, Lead Vocalist, and Main Dancer||Red||
|Go Woori (고우리)||February 22, 1988 (1988-02-22) (age 23)||Vocalist, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer||Orange|
|Oh Seungah (오승아)||September 13, 1988 (1988-09-13) (age 23)||2nd Lead Vocalist||Indigo||
|No Eul (노을)||May 10, 1989 (1989-05-10) (age 22)||Vocalist & Rapper||Blue||
|Jung Yoonhye (정윤혜)||April 14, 1990 (1990-04-14) (age 21)||Vocalist & Rapper||Violet||
|Kim Jisook (김지숙)||July 18, 1990 (1990-07-18) (age 21)||2nd Main Vocalist||Green||
|Cho Hyunyoung (조현영)||August 11, 1991 (1991-08-11) (age 20)||Main Vocalist and Maknae||Yellow||
 Korean Discography
 Mini Albums (EPs)
|2011||SO 女 (So Girl)||
||3||21,000+ (Still Charting)|
|Sweet Dream (Repackage Album)||
|Year||Single||Peak Chart Position||Album|
|2009||“Gossip Girl”||62||Gossip Girl|
|“Not Your Girl”||84|
|“Sweet Dream”||5||Sweet Dream|
 Other Chart Songs
|Year||Single||Peak Chart Position||Album|
|2009||“슬퍼도 로맨틱”||62||The Sparkling OST Part.1|
|2011||“So Cool”||124||SO 女|
|“그대와 난”||61||시티헌터 OST Part.6
(City Hunter OST)
 Music Videos
|“A (Japanese version)”||3:29|
|“Mach (Japanese version)”||3:29|
 Japanese discography
|Year||Single information||Tracklisting||Peak chart positions||Debut Sales||Sales Total|
|Oricon Weekly Chart||Oricon Monthly Chart||Billboard Japan Hot 100||RIAJ Digital Track|
|2011||A (Japanese version)
|Mach (Japanese version)
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
Name: Kim Jae Kyung 김재경
Birthday: December 24th, 1988
Real Name: Oh Se Mi 오세미
Stage Name: Oh Seung A 오승아
Position: Main Vocal
Birthday: September 13, 1988
Name: No Eul 노을
Birthday: May 10, 1989
Name: Go Woo Ri 고우리
Birthday: February 2, 1988
Name: Jung Yoon Hye 정윤혜
Birthday: April 14, 1990
Name: Kim Ji Sook 김지숙
Birthday: July 18th, 1990
Education: Hanyang All Girls College
Name: Jo Hyun Young 조현영
Position: Main Vocal
Birthday: August 11, 1991