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—MOMOLAND

MOMOLAND (Korean: 모모랜드; Japanese: モモランド) is a nine-member girl group under Duble Kick Company. They were formed through the survival program Finding Momoland and debuted on November 10, 2016 with their first mini album Welcome to Momoland. On March 28, 2017, Daisy was announced as eighth member of the group. On April 9, 2017, former Produce 101 contestant, Kim Taeha was announced to have been added to the group as well.

History

Pre-debut

In June 2016, Mnet's survival program Finding Momoland began, a reality show where a group of seven members (Yeonwoo, Hyebin, Jane, Nayun, Joo E, Ahin and Nancy) were selected from 10 trainees (including Daisy, Shinsia and Heejae). It was decided that the members were going to make their debut, but the Final Mission could not collect the target 3,000 spectators and there were about 2,300 citizens at the scene. So the official debut was delayed for a while to prepare for their debut, promotional events, fan meetings, and the street.[1]

On October 26, 2016, the group was appointed as ambassadors for the International Relief Development NGO Plan Korea, volunteered at the Pak Luong Village in Taipei, Vietnam from December 12 to 16, 2017, to encourage Happy Mov students to participate in Kindergarten construction service. In addition, MOMOLAND had a cultural exchange event to villagers and Korean-Vietnamese culture and showed good response to the villagers by showing their songs on their debut album.[2]

Meaning behind the name

According to the group interview by Celuv.TV, one of the members Hyebin answered a question on what is the meaning behind MOMOLAND. The MOMO came from a German novel entitled MOMO (1973) by Michael Ende, which the main character named Momo gives hope and dreams to many people, while LAND means a place where people can go to, play to, and to rest at times just like in an amusement park, there are various rides, specifically "Merry-Go-Round" (the official fandom name). Therefore, MOMOLAND group name is like an amusement park theme and its goal is to provide hope that people of all ages and gender could enjoy their music and show their various sides. [3]

2016: Debut with Welcome to Momoland

The group's debut showcase was held on November 9. On November 10, they released their mini album Welcome to Momoland with the debut song "Jjan Koong Kwang" and made their debut through M! Countdown.[4]

2017: New members Daisy and Taeha, "Wonderful Love", Freeze!

On March 13, it was announced that Daisy (originally a contestant in Finding Momoland but was eliminated) and Taeha (former Produce 101 contestant) would be joining the group, increasing the group to nine members. On April 25, the group had a comeback through The Show and their first single album "Wonderful Love" was released.[5] In the same year, on June 3, KBS 2TV Music Bank played the EDM version of "Wonderful Love", which was released as a digital single on June 16.[6]

On July 22, the group performed the EDM version of "Wonderful Love" on The Show.[7] On August 22, 2017, they released their second mini album, Freeze!, debuting the title track "Freeze" through The Show on the same day.[8]

2018–present: Great!, breakthrough success, Japanese debut

On January 3, 2018, they made a comeback with their third mini album, Great! with the title track "BBoom BBoom". The same month, Russian girl group Serebro accused MOMOLAND of plagiarizing their song "Mi Mi Mi" with "BBoom BBoom".[9] The composer of the song, Shinsadong Tiger, denied the allegations by pointing out that "the bass line [is] commonly heard in retro house or swing electronic genres, as well as the 4-stanza chord."[10] On January 11, they won their first music show award on Mnet's M! Countdown.[11]

On February 28, the group released their first best album MOMOLAND The Best ~Korean Ver.~ in Japan consisting of Japanese versions of their songs including "JJan! Koong! Kwong", "Freeze", "Wonderful Love", and "BBoom BBoom". They then held promotional events in Tokyo and Osaka from February 28 until March 4, 2018, garnering 25,000 spectators over four days. Approximately 100 media also participated in the showcase held at Tower Records in Shibuya.[12] The group also signed with King Records to release their upcoming debut single "BBoom BBoom" in Japan on June 13, 2018.

Members

  • Hyebin (해빈) - leader, vocalist
  • Yeonwoo (연우) - vocalist, lead rapper, visual
  • Jane (제인) - main dancer, lead vocalist
  • Taeha (태하) - main vocalist
  • Nayun (나윤) - vocalist, rapper
  • Daisy (데이지) - main rapper, lead dancer, sub-vocalist
  • Joo E (주이) - vocalist, lead dancer, face of the group
  • Ahin (아인) - main vocalist
  • Nancy (낸시) - lead vocalist, lead dancer, visual, center, maknae

Discography

Korean

Mini albums

Single albums

Digital singles

OSTs

Japanese

Best albums

Singles

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Result
2017 Asia Model Awards New Star Singer[13] Won
Asia Artist Awards Rising Star Award Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Female Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
25th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards K-Pop Artist Award[14] Won
4th Korea-China Management Awards Asia Rising Star[14] Won
2018 Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
Korea Cable TV Awards Artist of the Year[15] Won

Music show wins

Year Program Date Song
2018 M Countdown January 11[11] "BBoom BBoom"
Show Champion January 31[16]
The Show February 6[17]
M Countdown February 22[18]
Music Bank February 23[19]
Inkigayo March 11[20]
April 8[21]

Gallery

Promotional

Pictorial

References

  1. 엠넷 ‘모모랜드를 찾아서’ 모모랜드, 결국 파이널 미션 실패로 데뷔 불발
  2. 걸그룹 모모랜드, 베트남 타이응웬주서 플랜코리아 첫 해외 봉사활동 원문보기
  3. [Celuv.TV/셀럽티비 모모랜드, 흥 여신들의 매력 뿜뿜]
  4. 모모랜드, '엠카운트다운' 500회 특집 통해 전격 데뷔
  5. 모모랜드, 멤버 둘 영입해 9인조…26일 신곡
  6. 단독) 모모랜드, EDM '어마어마해' 6월 3일 발표…상승세 잇는다
  7. (단독) 김영철X모모랜드, ‘더쇼’서 ‘따르릉”어마어마해’ 같이 꾸민다
  8. “예쁘게 얼어라”…모모랜드, 인형 비주얼로 컴백
  9. SEREBRO accuses Momoland of plagiarizing their song 'Mi Mi Mi'
  10. Momoland's 'Bboom Bboom' composer speaks up about plagiarism accusations
  11. 11.0 11.1 Watch: MOMOLAND Takes 1st Ever Win With “BBoom BBoom” On “M!Countdown,” Performances By INFINITE, Block B, And More
  12. MOMOLAND、初の来日イベントに計2万5千人のファンが集結…日韓の関係者も驚き
  13. MOMOLAND wins at Asia Model Awards.
  14. 14.0 14.1 MOMOLAND attends 2017 Korea-China Management Awards. Retrieved on February 7, 2018.
  15. 지역 생태계 중심에 서다… 케이블TV협회, 'KCTA Show 2018' 열어.
  16. Momoland win #1 with 'Bboom Bboom' on this week's 'Show! Champion'
  17. Watch: MOMOLAND Takes 3rd Win For “BBoom BBoom” On “The Show,” Performances By JBJ, Chungha, And More
  18. Watch: MOMOLAND Grabs 4th Win For “BBoom BBoom” On “M!Countdown,” Performances By BoA, NCT U, Yang Yoseob, And More
  19. Momoland win #1 + Performances from February 23rd 'Music Bank'!
  20. Momoland wins #1 on 'Inkigayo' + performances from Ilhoon, NCT Dream, iKON, and more
  21. Watch: MOMOLAND Takes 7th Win For “BBoom BBoom” On “Inkigayo”; Performances By EXID, WINNER, Wanna One, And More

Official links

Japan