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DIA
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DIA in August 2018
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2015 (2015)–present
LabelsMBK
Websitembk-ent.com/main_dia
Members
Past members

DIA (/ˈdə/; Korean: 다이아; shortened from DIAMOND and backronym for Do It Amazing) is a South Korean girl group formed by MBK Entertainment. The group is currently composed of seven members: Eunice, Jueun, Huihyeon, Yebin, Chaeyeon, Eunchae, and Somyi. DIA officially debuted on September 17, 2015, with their lead single "Somehow" from debut album Do It Amazing.[1]

History[edit]

2015: Do It Amazing[edit]

DIA performing as five on December 24, 2015.

In February 2015, MBK Entertainment announced its plans to debut a new girl group. Originally, the company had decided to have possible candidates for their new group compete on a reality survival program.[2] On February 10, Kim Dani was confirmed to be joining the project and announced the program's name T-ara's Little Sister Girl Group.[3] In June, MBK Entertainment announced that they had cancelled their plans for a survival program, and decided to select the members internally. The final three members, Yebin, Eunice, and Jenny were revealed and the group was set to debut in August under the name DIA.[4] MBK announced a line-up with six members: Eunice, Huihyeon (originally under the stage name Cathy), Jenny, Yebin, Eunjin, and Chaeyeon.[5] Seunghee was added to the line-up before the group's debut. On September 14, 2015, DIA ultimately released their self-titled debut studio album, Do It Amazing.[6]

2016: Happy Ending, Spell, and subgroups[edit]

Eunchae (introduced with her real name Chaewon) joined as a new member in March 2016,[7][8] and in April, Seunghee was confirmed to have left the group.[9] DIA's first mini-album Happy Ending was released on June 14, 2016, along with the music video for lead single "On the Road" on the same day.[10]

In September 2016, the group released a Harry Potter-themed album titled Spell, with "Mr. Potter" as the lead single.[11][12] DIA was subsequently separated into two "A" and "B" subgroups, named BinChaenHyunSeuS and L.U.B, releasing songs separately.[13][14]

2017: YOLO and Love Generation[edit]

DIA on June 16, 2017.

On April 6, the group released a pre-release single titled "You Are My Flower", which featured trot singers Kim Yeon-ja and Hong Jin-young.[15] DIA's reality show subsequently began airing on April 9 on the TV network Onstyle, days after two new members, Jueun and Somyi, were announced.[16] On April 19, the group's second studio album YOLO was released.[17] The album contained fourteen tracks, with the lead single titled "Will You Go Out with Me?".[18] YOLO also included several tracks composed by the members themselves and featured various artists such as rapper DinDin and former I.O.I member Kim Chung-ha.

DIA's third mini-album titled Love Generation was later released on August 22, 2017.[19] The album contains twelve tracks, with the lead single titled "Can't Stop".[20] On October 12, a repackaged edition of Love Generation, titled Present, was released. It contained the songs from the former, along with four new songs with the title track "Good Night".[21]

2018: Summer Ade[edit]

DIA as six on January 30, 2018.

On May 7, 2018, Eunjin announced her departure from the group, citing health problems.[22] On June 9, 2018, it was reported that DIA would make a comeback on July 5, 2018.[23] It had been previously announced that the group were to come back in April with a track produced by Shinsadong Tiger.[24] On the day of the album's purported release, MBK Entertainment released an official statement announcing and apologizing for its postponement saying it was to be released on July 18,[25] but that did not happen, with the company claiming the postponements were to ensure high-quality material.[26] DIA ultimately released on their fourth album Summer Ade on August 9, 2018 with the title track "Woo Woo".[27][28] On August 14, the group received their first music show win on SBS MTV's The Show.[29][30]

2019: Newtro[edit]

On March 19, 2019, DIA released their fifth mini-album titled Newtro, after previous reports of a release on March 28 and 21.[31] Prior to confirmation, it had been reported that the group would make a comeback on November 7, 2018 with a "Bo Peep Bo Peep 2.0" produced by Shinsadong Tiger.[32] However, nothing materialized. On February 20, MBK Entertainment confirmed both DIA's comeback and the single's production being handled by Shinsadong Tiger. The album is the first release without Jenny due to a knee injury, marking the group's first time promoting as seven since Spell.[33] On July 6, 2019 MBK Entertainment confirmed that Jenny left the group due to health problems with her knee.[34]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Adapted from their Naver profile.[35]

  • Eunice (유니스) — main vocalist, main dancer
  • Jueun (주은) — main vocalist
  • Huihyeon (희현) — leader, main rapper, lead dancer
  • Yebin (예빈) — main vocalist
  • Chaeyeon (채연) — vocalist
  • Eunchae (은채) — lead vocalist
  • Somyi (솜이) — lead vocalist

Former members[edit]

  • Seunghee (승희) — leader, main vocalist
  • Eunjin (은진) — main dancer, lead rapper
  • Jenny (제니) — vocalist

Sub-units[edit]

  • BinChaenHyunSeuS (빈챈현스S) – Yebin, Chaeyeon, Huihyeon, Eunice, Somyi[36]
  • L.U.B – Jueun, Eunchae[36]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[37]
Do It Amazing 11
YOLO
  • Released: April 19, 2017
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[37]
Happy Ending
  • Released: June 14, 2016
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
Spell
  • Released: September 13, 2016
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
Love Generation
  • Released: August 22, 2017
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
  • Repackaged: October 12, 2017 (Present)
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12
Summer Ade
  • Released: August 9, 2018
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5
Newtro
  • Released: March 19, 2019
  • Label: MBK Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital downloads)
Album
KOR
[47]
"Somehow" (왠지) 2015 152
  • KOR: 20,924+
Do It Amazing
"My Friend's Boyfriend"
(내 친구의 남자친구)
288
  • KOR: 4,025+
"On the Road" (그 길에서) 2016 48 Happy Ending
"Mr. Potter" (미스터포터) 103 Spell
"Will You Go Out with Me?"
(나랑사귈래?)
2017 78 YOLO
"Can't Stop" (듣고싶어) [A] Love Generation
"Good Night" (굿밤) N/A Present
"Woo Woo" (우우) 2018 [B] Summer Ade
"Woowa" (우와) 2019 [C] Newtro
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
  1. ^ "Can't Stop" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 89 on Download component chart.[51]
  2. ^ "Woo Woo" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 82 on Download component chart.[53]
  3. ^ "Woowa" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 90 on Download component chart.[54]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 DIA New Artist of the Year[55] Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016[56] DIA Bonsang Award Nominated
New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
2018 Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

Asia Artist Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 DIA Most Popular Artist (Singer) Nominated
2017 Rising Star Award[57] Won

AfreecaTV BJ Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2015 DIA Special Idol Awards Won

Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 DIA Kpop Singer Award Won

Soribada Best K-Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 DIA Photogenic Award[58] Won
Popularity Award Nominated
2018 New Hallyu Performance Award[59] Won

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 "You Are My Flower" (Hong Jin Young, DIA and Kim Yeon-ja) Best Trot Nominated

References[edit]

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