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[⋆~Omona exclusive~⋆] Gone But Not Forgotten: WA$$UP, BESTie & GLAM

In this series I want to go through groups that are gone, but not forgotten. I will go from debut till disbandment or [indefinite] hiatus, remembering the time we had together and look back on their highs and lows.

WA$$UP



Wassup (stylized as WA$$UP) was a South Korean girl group formed by Mafia Records and Sony Music. They debuted on August 7, 2013, with the single, "Wassup". On February 10, 2019, it was announced by Mafia Records that Wassup had disbanded following terminations of contract.

2013: Debut and first comeback
On August 3, 2013, Sony Music announced a girl group which had been training for three years, with a dancehall genre of music and the dance of twerking. Sony Music said, "Wassup will be different from other girl groups. They aim to spread hip hop music through their numerous activities."

On August 7, the group released their debut music video "Wassup". They later held their debut performance on Show Champion.



On September 4, the group released the music video for "Hotter Than A Summer", a reggae track composed by Red Roc and written by YE YO.



On November 20, 2013, the group released their first EP, "Nom Nom Nom", alongside a music video for the lead single of the same name. They had their debut performance of the song the same day. The Nom Nom Nom EP entered the Gaon Korean album charts at number 29.


(check the 2 dancers in the back!)

2014-2016: "Fire", "Shut Up U" and "Stupid Liar"
On June 9, 2014, Wassup released a music video for the single "Fire". The video was made to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil. The video featured the band playing football in Brazilian and South Korean jerseys. Wassup's Showtime EP entered the Gaon Korean album chart at number 55.



On December 8, 2014, they released a music video for "Shut Up U".



On January 26, 2015 the group released a video for "Stupid Liar".



On November 27, 2015, Woojoo sprained her ankle while practicing dance moves causing the group's next comeback to be delayed.

On February 3, 2016 Wassup released a collaborative single with Madtown and Rooftop House Studio, titled "Do You Know How I Feel" featuring Jooyi, a former member of Rania.

2017: Nada, Dain & Jinju's departure and ColorTV
On February 1, 2017, it was announced that Nada had officially left the group following a dispute with the company, after her earnings from participating in "Unpretty Rapstar" were instead taken by the company and applied to her pre-debut debt. Nada was a contestant on Show Me The Money 3 in 2014 and Unpretty Rapstar 3 in 2015.
After Nada asked the company to terminate her contract, they refused, resulting in Nada filing a lawsuit to forcibly terminate her contract.

The company announced that the group would be coming back as a quartet composed of Nari, Jiae, Woojoo and Sujin, but did not make any statement regarding Dain and Jinju, leading to speculation that they had left as well.
On February 2, it was announced that Dain and Jinju had also filed lawsuits to terminate their contracts, to which the company revealed that the group as a whole were still 500 million won in pre-debut debt.

On March 31, Wassup pre-released the track "Dominant Woman" a single part of their third mini-album titled ColorTV, with the same title track, set to be released, on April 13, 2017.





On September 12, it was announced Nari and Jiae would be participating on The Unit. Jiae did not pass the audition stage, while Nari did, and was eliminated on episode 13 of the show, after placing 21st.

2019: Disbandment

On February 10, 2019, it was announced by Mafia Records that Wassup had disbanded following terminations of contract.

BESTie



Bestie (stylized as BESTie) was a South Korean girl group formed by YNB Entertainment.The group was composed of four members, Hyeyeon, Uji, Dahye and Haeryung. While Uji and Dahye parted their ways with YNB Entertainment in September 2017, the group disbanded in 2018 following the news of Hyeyeon joining Star Entertainment.

2013: Debut
Hyeyeon, Uji, and Haeryung were previously in another girl group, EXID, before taking their leave for personal reasons.
With the addition of Dahye, they debuted as a group on July 11, 2013, with the release of their first single "Pitapat" and its music video, starring Jo Kwon and Yoo Se-yoon.



On October 16, they released their second single album with the title track "Love Options".



Their first performance was on M! Countdown. In December, Hyeyeon featured on Quattro Code's single "Stick With You" and Bestie released the digital single "Zzang Christmas".



2014–2015: Hot Baby and Love Emotion
On February 28, 2014, they released "Thank U Very Much" as a digital release with an accompanying music video.



On July 11, Bestie released their fifth digital single "Like A Star" in celebration of their one-year anniversary.



"Like A Star", as well as their previous singles "Pitapat" and "Thank U Very Much", were featured on their first EP Hot Baby, released on July 28.
The music video for the EP's title track "Hot Baby" was released three days later. The EP charted at #7, and on August 29, Bestie released a repackaged version titled "I Need You".





On December 19, Bestie covered Super Junior's "Mamacita" on Music Bank as a year-end performance and is their most viewed live stage.



The group's second EP Love Emotion was released on May 8, 2015, and charted at #8. The music video for its lead single "Excuse Me" was ranked fourth on Billboard's list of "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America" and sixth on its list of "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos around the World" for the month of May.



2016–2018: Last activities, line-up changes and disbandment

In January 2016 it has been reported that Dahye fell from the stairs, fracturing her ankle and right arm, and needed time to recover; YNB Entertainment stated that Bestie's comeback has been pushed to give Dahye time to get better. It was announced that Bestie would be coming back in May with mini-album or first full album, which ultimately never happened. In summer 2016 Uji participated in JTBC reality singing competition Girl Spirit, where she finished in the third place. The group's last performance was on December 16, 2016 at Military Year End Concert.

On September 5, 2017, YNB Entertainment announced that Uji and Dahye would be leaving Bestie while Hyeyeon and Haeryung would be continuing as a group, with the possibility that new members would be added. That month, it was also confirmed that Hyeyeon would be appearing on the idol competition program The Unit. She was eliminated from the show in episode 13 with her final rank being 27.

After it was no longer possible to access YNB Ent. official website, rumours about the company's bankruptcy started circulating online.

In September 2018 Star Entertainment opened official Instagram account, as well as fancafe, for their new artist Kang Hyeyeon, which concluded the fans' suspicions about the group's disbandment without any official statements from YNB Entertainment.


GLAM



Glam was a South Korean girl group that debuted in 2012 under the management of Big Hit Entertainment and Source Music. They were the first girl group of Big Hit Entertainment. The group officially debuted in 2012, with the single “Party XXO”, Glam disbanded in 2015 after a court found Dahee guilty of blackmailing actor Lee Byung-hun.

2010–2011: Pre-debut
Before officially debuting, Glam was featured on 2AM's song "Just Me", from the boy band's 2010 album, Saint o'Clock. Glam and BTS were also featured artists on Lee Hyun's song "Bad Girl", from the singer's 2011 album, You Are Best of My Life.

In 2012, Glam starred in the reality show, Real Music Drama: GLAM, which aired on SBS MTV from June 6 until the group's official debut.

2012–2013: Debut, singles, and departure of Trinity
On July 16, 2012, Glam officially debuted with the release of their debut single, "Party (XXO)".



Later that year, they released the song, "The Person I Miss", for the soundtrack of the Korean drama, Five Fingers.

On December 31, Big Hit Entertainment announced that Trinity was leaving the group due to personal reasons, and that Glam would continue as a four-member group.


On January 2, 2013, Glam released their second single, "I Like That", which sampled the song "Why Do You" by Chuli and Miae.



On March 15, Glam made their second comeback of the year with the single, "In Front of the Mirror", which combined genres including Europop, trot, and hip hop.



2014–2015: Dahee blackmail scandal and disbandment
On September 2, 2014, the actor Lee Byung-hun accused two women of blackmailing him by using a compromising video as leverage. Dahee and model Lee Ji-yeon were later identified as the women involved and were charged with blackmailing the actor for 5 billion won. On January 15, 2015, the Seoul District Court sentenced Dahee to one year in prison. The same day, Glam's agency confirmed that the members of the group had ended their contracts with the agency, and the group had officially disbanded.

On March 26, the Seoul District Court, under Lee Byung-Hun's request, gave Dahee a two-year suspended sentence instead of 1-year prison sentence.


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Nine Muses, 4Minute, Girl's Day, Sistar, Secret, Orange Caramel, Rainbow, 2NE1, Dalshabet, Stellar, Miss A, After School, Spica, Hello Venus, Wonder Girls, f(x), Crayon Pop

Sources:
Mnet K-POP, Wassup - topic, WASSUPVEVO, Mafiawassup, MBCkpop, gfycat, Wassup Wikipedia, tenor, 1theK, KBS World, BESTie Wikipedia, Gifer, GLAM Wikipedia


If you have a request for smaller groups please let me know so I can make more combined installments!
Personally, I liked the idea of WA$$UP because it was refreshing, but their sales were absolutely tragic. My favorite from this post is BESTie, I'm still devastated about their ending, they really deserved better. What a talented women! Their songs were so catchy, the 'tutututututu~ ♫' from Love Options really sticks. Their vocals are absolutely fantastic ♥ I still really love watching their performances from time to time.
GLAM's story is so wild, it's unfortunate what happened because I think they had a lot of potential.
Let me know what you think of this week. I still have more amazing groups, both small and large, on the list, but if you have a special request let me know! And... Thank you for the tag ♥
Tags: bestie, big hit entertainment, disbandment, glam, gone but not forgotten, wassup
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