5:49 pm - 03/01/2019

Brown Eyed Girls 13th Anniversary post: An introduction. (media heavy)

A post for new kpop fans or anyone who are interested.
Recommended if you enjoy R&B, unapologetic women and strong vocals.
Get your headphones ready to appreciate music better.

(click this image for a short intro so you know what to expect from this post- BEG IS COMING!)

Brown Eyed Girls are a four member group that debuted on March 2nd, 2006 with the song Come Closer. When they debuted, they did so as a vocal group, entering the idol industry only a year later. Their discography is arguably one of the best in kpop. Currently the only girl group who had no changes in members and have been together for this long.

Stage Name: Jea
Birth Name: Kim Hyo Jin
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday: September 18, 1981
Instagram: @jeaworld
Twitter: @jeaworld
Recs of solo performances: Despacito (flamenco vers) Bad Girl Storm with Gain

JeA was the one who helped choosing the members for the group. She was also a vocal trainer in Produce 101 and despite being the older one, she is the unofficial maknae of the group.

Stage Name: Miryo
Birth Name: Jo Mi Hae
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Birthday: November 2, 1981
Instagram: @miryoakajohoney
Youtube: Miryo’s channel
Recs of solo performances: Dirty Can I See You Again Rock Scissors Paper with GiantPink

She debuted in 1999 in the rap group Honey Family before being part of Brown Eyed Girls. Among female idols, Miryo has copyright to the most songs, having more than 90 songs under her name.
Miryo also has a twitch and is a very passionate gamer. She loves several games but mostly Overwatch.

Stage Name: Narsha
Birth Name: Park Hyo Jin
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Birthday: December 28, 1981
Instagram: @narsha81
Twitter: @flyx2NAL
Youtube: Narsha’s channel
Recs of solo performances: Ppirippappa I'm in love Mamma Mia

Narsha is known as one of the sexiest idols, everything she does is sexy, even just sighing. She is also the first member to get married a couple years ago. Gain was able to join the group after Narsha noticed her potential.

Stage Name: Gain
Birth Name: Son Ga In
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Visual/Face of the Group, Maknae
Birthday: September 20, 1987
Instagram: @songain87
Recs of solo performances: Irreversible Paradise Lost Bloom

She participated in a survival idol show with other idols you know nowadays. After being eliminated, she auditioned for Brown Eyed Girls. Gain hates aegyo with passion and has the cutest eyesmile. The original monoeyelid idol. Suffered a lot of bullying by fans of other idols when she debuted, being cursed at and having things thrown at her like bottles.
One of the best female soloists in the industry who speaks out about female empowerement, domestic abuse, sex and other themes. Also has participated in several pride events in Seoul.

All of you who say all idols do the same concepts have never met Brown Eyed Girls.
Here are some awesome examples:

Since most of you are familiar with their title songs, I am posting the next b-sides so you can enjoy more of their top tier discography.

For R&B and slow jam lovers

(the way Gain starts this song from their first album pulls at my heartstrings)

These songs are for those who want to feel sexy, punch trash men and blast out their speakers.

Gain didn't cover herself in glitter while naked for y'all to ignore it.

Any other fans in this comm, post your fave songs in the comments to educate the peasants!
Or tell me which songs you liked from my list? I had to stop myself from posting every song in their discography.
also sorry if the post is awkard, I know nothing about formatting.
vintage_boom 1st-Mar-2019 09:53 pm (UTC)
great post OP!!
belintuchiha 1st-Mar-2019 09:55 pm (UTC)
THANKS. Their anniversary is making me very emotional so this was cathartic.
dior_chic 1st-Mar-2019 11:54 pm (UTC)
Happy 13 years!!!! 13 years and still active! That’s an incredible accomplishment

BEG is one of my favorite groups ever, I’ll forever be loyal. They helped me get into kpop :)

Edited at 2019-03-01 11:55 pm (UTC)
dior_chic 2nd-Mar-2019 12:02 am (UTC)
I also want to shout out them out for being an successful older female group in general, it’s crazy to think some of their biggest songs were when some of the members were late 20s/early 30s, when that’s a normal time for female idols to call it quits. 👏

Just in general I wish that was the norm instead of the exception to the rule :/ they’re adult women making music for fellow adults, I appreciated it when I was still a teen and I def appreciate it more now

Edited at 2019-03-02 12:06 am (UTC)
wafflesnmilk 2nd-Mar-2019 12:50 am (UTC)
Wow 13 years? It felt like yesterday when I checked out their music after watching Adam Couple. My absolute favs have got to be Cleansing Cream and Irreversible.

I just realised I haven’t listened to them in a very long time because their music either vanished from or were never on streaming platforms in the first place :( Maybe if they comeback someone would get around to updating it.
belintuchiha 2nd-Mar-2019 12:52 am (UTC)
I don't know about the others but in Apple Music, some of their stuff is available. I only use Apple Music so it's a blessing but then again I also have all of their stuff in my PC so I just add it to my library in iTunes and can listen to it everywhere.
wafflesnmilk 2nd-Mar-2019 01:13 am (UTC)
It might be a regional thing then I guess :( I have both spotify and apple music but everything between L.O.V.E and Basic isn’t there. I used to have their music on my phone too but took most of it off when streaming became a thing.
myungung 2nd-Mar-2019 02:00 pm (UTC)
I love Cleansing Cream too! It deserves more love definitely
revedesnuages 2nd-Mar-2019 01:27 am (UTC)
I can't believe it's been 13 years, I'm glad they stuck it through.

So many great song selections OP! For solos, I'd also add:

Their debut is still one of my favourites, the soulful vocals in combination with the creepy/sterile music video is still so salient in my memories:

audiograms 2nd-Mar-2019 01:40 am (UTC)
belintuchiha 2nd-Mar-2019 01:45 am (UTC)
I try!!!! Thank you!!!
frequency 2nd-Mar-2019 02:21 am (UTC)
doing the lord's work, OP!! excellent post.
daynr 2nd-Mar-2019 04:17 am (UTC)
I can't wait to get educated, thanks OP!
belintuchiha 2nd-Mar-2019 04:50 am (UTC)
Hope you find something to enjoy!!! :)
daynr 11th-Apr-2019 10:27 pm (UTC)
I finally made it all the way through your post, and I feel blessed. thank you OP!
belintuchiha 11th-Apr-2019 10:36 pm (UTC)
I am very happy to hear that!!! <3
ashdevilrun23 2nd-Mar-2019 07:16 am (UTC)
great post op!
cleansing cream is my favourite song by them forever

awakened my sexuality ngl
belintuchiha 2nd-Mar-2019 07:22 am (UTC)

Gain does that tbh

juhli 2nd-Mar-2019 09:30 am (UTC)
So did Suho's.

Iconic MAMA performance
ashdevilrun23 2nd-Mar-2019 05:03 pm (UTC)
lmaoo same suho 😂😂
belintuchiha 2nd-Mar-2019 07:21 pm (UTC)

Lmao I remember this when it came out, EXO was my fave back then so having them with BEG in a show was like a dream come true.

myungung 2nd-Mar-2019 01:57 pm (UTC)
Happy 13th anniversary to these ladies, and I’m so stoked for them to be back this year!

Thanks OP for compiling this amazing post, didn’t even realise they had so many concepts till you look back. I loved Miryo’s solo album, that was full of bops. And it feels like some time since Narsha had a solo?

Thanks also for recommending other b-sides that are less heard of, just wanted to add Wave and Fractal from the Basic album as my fave songs from that album, even though I didn’t like the promoted songs from that album
zorabioz 3rd-Mar-2019 03:31 pm (UTC)
bless you OP! excellent pick of bsides, moody night is so stunning and i love belting the chorus to cleansing cream when i'm safely alone. so glad they've been talking about this year for their next comeback!
lightframes 3rd-Mar-2019 10:58 pm (UTC)
This is a great post, OP! Thank you!

So glad you included Brave New World and Wave. That comeback was amazing and it's still one of my favorite K-pop videos of all time. The song, style and concept are all A+.

omg and Recipe! Your taste!

Adding Fantastic by Narsha to the list:

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