Sistar was a South Korean girl group formed in 2010 by Starship Entertainment. The group consisted of Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou, and Dasom.
In May 2017, Sistar released a new track titled "Lonely" and was comfirmed by Starship Entertainment to be the last comeback for Sistar and they officially disbanded after their seven-year promotions as a group.
2010–2012: Debut, Sistar19 debut, finding success with So Cool, Alone and Loving U
Sistar made their debut with the song "Push Push" on 3 June 2010. Sistar had their debut performance on 4 June on Music Bank and continued promotions on various Korean music shows through 26 July.
The group returned with their second single "Shady Girl" on 25 August.
The group received a lot of media attention when a fan-taken video was uploaded online showing the group filming their performance at "Let's Start Sharing Concert" on 28 August. During the middle of their performance, member Bora suddenly fell onstage, fracturing her thumb. This prompted the other members to stop singing and assist her off the stage with the help of staff. Several minutes later, Bora returned to stage along with the other members to finish filming their performance. The video went viral on the internet and was featured on G4's online show Attack of the Show!, and an RTL Television news segment.
The group released their third single, "How Dare You," in November.
On 9 December the group attended the Golden Disk Awards and won the "Newcomer Award."
On 27 December, Sistar won their first music show award for "How Dare You" on Music Bank.
On 27 April it was announced that Sistar would debut a sub-unit, Sistar19, with members Hyolyn and Bora. Their debut song, "Ma Boy", was released on 3 May. Sistar19 had their debut performance on 5 May and promoted throughout the month. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart. The song has sold over 2,652,474 downloads as of 2011.
Sistar returned on 9 August with their first studio album entitled So Cool. "So Cool" was the inaugural number one song on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart after the chart's launch on 25 August.
Starship Entertainment revealed that they have changed SISTAR's seductive 'tail dance' from their "So Cool" choreography, to avoid any further 'sexually suggestive' controversies that might cause them a ban. DQ choreography team created the 'tail dance' and many were excited to see the following that it would create in succession of the 'butt dance' from "How Dare You" and the 'sexy waves' moves from the song "Ma Boy".
On 11 September Sistar won their first "Mutizen Award" on Inkigayo.
On October 17, 2011, it was revealed that Bora would be part of the new season of KBS2's Invincible Youth.
Their first mini album, entitled Alone, was released on 12 April and contained six songs produced by Brave Brothers. The EP was a commercial success peaking at number 3 on the Gaon Album Chart.
The song was so hugely popular it got covered a lot by both girl groups and boy groups.
Their second mini album, Loving U, was released on 28 June. The mini-album contained the title track, "Loving U", produced by Duble Sidekick.
In July 2012, Dasom made her acting debut in KBS' daily sitcom Family, playing as a high school punk. Dasom also appeared in the music video for boy band VIXX's song "Rock Ur Body" which was released on August 13, 2012, and K.Will's music video for the song "Please Don't..." which was released on October 10, 2012.
2013–2015: Sistar19 comeback, Give It to Me, Solo activities and summer hits
Sistar19's first mini album entitled Gone Not Around Any Longer was released on January 31, 2013. The lead single of the same name ascended to the top of the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart.
Sistar's second studio album, Give It to Me, was released on 11 June with the title track of the same name. The album debuted at number four on Gaon Music Chart.
In September 2013, it was revealed that Soyou and Mad Clown would release a duet called "Stupid in Love" on the 10th. The song debuted at number 1 for two weeks on South Korea's Gaon Singles Chart and at number 1 on Korea K-Pop Hot 100. On September 28, 2013 the duo won their very first music show award on Show! Music Core.
On 26 November, Hyolyn released her debut studio album Love & Hate, which reached number five on Gaon. Hyolyn released two lead singles, "Lonely" and "One Way Love". The album was released on November 26, 2013, and reached a position of number 5 on the Gaon Weekly Albums Chart.
In February 2014, Soyou and Junggigo released a duet called "Some". The song received numerous first place awards on various music show broadcasts and was a commercial success, peaking at number 1 on the Gaon Digital Chart, Gaon Download Chart, and Gaon Streaming Chart. The song has been streamed over 109,772,229 times and has sold over 2,212,895 downloads as of 2014.
On 21 July 2014, Sistar released their third mini album, Touch N Move along with its title track "Touch My Body". The EP was commercially very successful, peaking at numbers two and eight on Gaon and Billboard's US World Albums charts, respectively.
On 26 August, Sistar released their fourth mini album and second summer special album titled Sweet & Sour, shortly after the promotions of "Touch My Body". The EP contained two new songs "I Swear" and "Hold on Tight" and four remixes for singles "Loving U", "Gone Not Around Any Longer", "Give It to Me" and "Touch My Body".
Hyolyn and Joo Young released their duet "Erase" in november.
In December, Sistar won the Best Female Group Award at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
On 22 June 2015, Sistar released its fifth mini-album, Shake It, along with its title track of the same name. It debuted at number three on Gaon.
In June 2015, it was revealed that Dasom will join MBC variety show My Little Television as a regular guest. In July, Dasom joined the cast of SBS variety show Law of the Jungle.
On August 17, it was revealed that Hyolyn was to join Unpretty Rapstar Season 2. Hyolyn released her Unpretty Rapstar's semi finals track "My Love" featuring Basick on November 6, 2015. She finished the show in third place.
2016–2017: Insane Love, "Lonely" and disbandment
On June 1 2016, it was revealed that Sistar would be coming back in June with the title song produced by Black Eyed Pilseung who also produced Sistar's song, "Touch My Body". On June 4, Sistar and their fans celebrated Sistar's 6th Anniversary, displaying a picture of the girls with the gifts and cakes that they received. On June 10, Starship released a mash-up collaboration of Sistar and DJ Soda. On June 14, it was revealed that the title song of their fourth EP is called "I Like That".
On June 20, Sistar had a live countdown for their music video and album release. On June 21, Starship released the music video for "I Like That" on their official YouTube channel and officially released Insane Love.
Hyolyn released It's Me, the extended play and second music release after her album Love & Hate in 2013 on November 8, 2016.
In May 2017, Sistar released a teaser photo revealing that they will be making a comeback at the end of May. Their new track titled "Lonely" which was composed by Black Eyed Pilseung was released on May 31. On May 22, Starship Entertainment confirmed that the project was to be the last comeback for Sistar and they officially disbanded after their seven-year promotions as a group. All the members wrote personal letters of farewell to their fans, confirming their disbandment.
The group performed their most successful summer hits—"Touch My Body", "Shake It", "Loving U", and "I Swear"—along with their last song "Lonely" on four major music shows before concluding the schedule on Inkigayo on June 4, 2017, before officially disbanding.
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I was extremely upset for weeks after they announced their disbandment. Their more sexy title tracks had such gorgeous styling. Each finding success in their own way (singing, variety or acting) and to me, one of the most beautiful things to witness was seeing Dasom blossom and grow into a confident woman. I still miss them so much, summer still feels empty without them making a comeback. They remain the ultimate queens of summer.
Do you have a favorite title track? Did you enjoy their solo work? Who was your favorite member? Which era had your favorite styling?
Suggestions, feedback, requests are welcome as always. You all got my hint from last week, be sure to leave your guesses down below for the next installment. Have fun watching and reading ♥