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3rd Mar '17 4:31:49 AM Morgenthaler
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%% * BlondesAreEvil: Jiyeon in "Day By Day".
9th Feb '17 9:57:53 AM jewelia13
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On February 8, 2017, new information came forwards regarding the infamous "bullying" scandal after Hwayoung and her twin Hyoyoung went on an interview show and again brought up the scandal, and continued to try to spin the story to make Hwayoung out to be the victim (a direct 180 from when the story first came out and Hwayoung claimed there was no bullying, only normal conflict). Cue an ex-manager finally being fed up and releasing texts that showed [[http://www.asianjunkie.com/2017/02/08/ex-t-ara-staff-reveals-kkt-showing-hyoyoung-threats-to-ahreum-says-hwayoung-did-victim-cosplay/ Hyoyoung threatening ex-member Ahreum with physical violence]], and [[http://www.asianjunkie.com/2017/02/09/ex-t-ara-staffmanager-tell-all-from-hwayoungs-fake-injuries-to-nail-salons-to-hyoyoungs-threats/ claiming Hwayoung and Hyoyoung had been "cosplaying" as victims throughout the whole incident.]] Fans were further thrown into a tizzy after [[http://www.asianjunkie.com/2017/02/08/hyoyoung-cops-to-kkt-being-legit-ahreum-confirms-reports-t-ara-vindicated/ Ahreum and Hyoyoung both confirmed the texts were real]], and [[http://www.asianjunkie.com/2017/02/09/mbk-says-t-arahwayounghyoyoung-reports-are-the-truth-but-says-its-not-welcome/ their company also confirmed the ex-manager's story]].
2nd May '15 9:50:32 PM Rhapsody
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T-ara (often stylized as T-ARA or T♔ARA- Korean: 티아라, Japanese: ティアラ) is a six member GirlGroup from Korea. They rotate leaders around, with Qri being the leader since July 2013. Their initial premise was their specialisation in ballads and midtempos, as their voices were best suited to that style. While deemed "super rookies", they had a rocky start due to lip-sync. Things changed after four members joined forces with male hip-hop group Supernova for the electroballad "TTL (Time To Love)"; it was a hit for both groups and paved the way for T-ara to smash the charts with the silly yet catchy [[CatGirl "Bo Peep Bo Peep"]].

They have had numerous lineup changes and '''very''' messy controversies that followed. T-ara started with Hyomin, Eunjung, Jiyeon, Jiwon, and Jiae; Soyeon, Boram and Qri were added in after Jiwon and Jiae left before debut for "creative differences". Hwayoung joined the group in 2010 as the lead rapper, and in 2012 Areum joined in the summer while Dani, 12 at the time, was announced to be joining sometime in the future. However that year Hwayoung left the group, which resulted in a ''huge'' InternetBackdraft. This had followed several members[[note]]Eunjung, Hyomin, Soyeon and Jiyeon[[/note]] apparently [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/11571/20120727/t-ara-tweets-aimed-at-hwayoung.htm writing nasty tweets towards an injured Hwayoung]] who sat out of a concert. Despite the claims of bullying and "evidence" of varying authenticity that rolled in, what truly happened remains uncertain. This greatly hindered their image, though their following releases "Sexy Love" and repackage album ''Mirage'' performed better than expected. In July 2013, [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/07/breaking-ahreum-leaving-t-ara-for-solo-debut Ahreum also left the group]] in order to pursue solo activities, and so Dani has taken her part in the subunit T-ara N4. However it was announced in early 2015 that Dani would be joining an entirely new group instead of T-ara N4 - and so the original 6-member lineup stands.

Two subunits formed in 2013, T-ara N4 (T-ara Brand New 4) and QBS. T-ara N4[[note]](Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin and Ahreum (now Dani))[[/note]] made their debut in Korea in April 2013 with the single "Jeon Won Ilgi"[[note]]Countryside Diary[[/note]]. While it failed to match their usual success in Korea, they received widespread attention from several noted U.S. artists and producers including Music/ChrisBrown, T.I., and Ray-J. They signed to Empire Records and released five versions of the song featuring a different rapper/singer for their U.S. debut, though they had a poor reception when they were special guests at Chris Brown's "concert" (aka. a swimming pool gig) in Las Vegas and apparently had cultural differences and miscommunications with him[[note]]he interrupted the girls in the middle of the song to promote an upcoming song without telling beforehand, leaving them scrambling around and looking ridiculous[[/note]]. Meanwhile, QBS[[note]](Soyeon, Boram and Qri)[[/note]] debuted in Japan with the single "Like The Wind" in June of 2013 and peaked at number 13 on the Oricon weekly charts with relatively little promotion or fanfare.

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T-ara (often stylized as T-ARA or T♔ARA- Korean: 티아라, Japanese: ティアラ) is a six member GirlGroup from Korea. They rotate leaders around, with Qri being the leader since July 2013. Their initial premise was their specialisation in ballads and midtempos, as their voices were best suited to that style. While deemed "super rookies", they had a rocky start due to lip-sync. Things changed They became known after four members joined forces with male hip-hop group Supernova for the hit electroballad "TTL (Time To Love)"; it was a hit for both groups and Love)" which paved the way for T-ara to smash the charts with the silly yet catchy [[CatGirl "Bo Peep Bo Peep"]].

They have had numerous lineup changes and '''very''' messy controversies that followed. T-ara started with Hyomin, Eunjung, Jiyeon, Jiwon, and Jiae; Soyeon, Boram and Qri were added in after Jiwon and Jiae left before debut for "creative differences".creative differences. Hwayoung joined the group in 2010 as the lead rapper, and in 2012 Areum joined in the summer while Dani, 12 at the time, was announced to be joining sometime in the future. However that year Hwayoung left the group, which resulted in a ''huge'' InternetBackdraft. This had followed several members[[note]]Eunjung, Hyomin, Soyeon and Jiyeon[[/note]] apparently [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/11571/20120727/t-ara-tweets-aimed-at-hwayoung.htm writing nasty tweets towards an injured Hwayoung]] who sat out of a concert. Despite the claims InternetBackdraft due to allegations of bullying and "evidence" of varying authenticity that rolled in, in - however what truly happened remains uncertain. This greatly hindered their image, though their following releases "Sexy Love" and repackage album ''Mirage'' performed better than expected.uncertain. In July 2013, [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/07/breaking-ahreum-leaving-t-ara-for-solo-debut Ahreum also left the group]] in order to pursue solo activities, activities; and so Dani has taken Dani, initially slated to take her part in the subunit T-ara N4. However it N4, was announced in early 2015 that Dani would to be joining an entirely new group instead of T-ara N4 - and so the original 6-member lineup stands.

Two subunits formed in 2013, T-ara N4 (T-ara Brand New 4) and QBS. T-ara N4[[note]](Eunjung, N4 (Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin and Ahreum (now Dani))[[/note]] formerly Ahreum) made their debut in Korea in April 2013 with the single "Jeon Won Ilgi"[[note]]Countryside Diary[[/note]]. While it failed They also signed to match Empire Records and released five versions of the song featuring a different rapper/singer for their usual success in Korea, they received widespread attention from several noted U.S. artists and producers including Music/ChrisBrown, T.I., and Ray-J. They signed to Empire Records and released five versions of the song featuring a different rapper/singer for their U.S. debut, though they had a poor reception when they and were special guests at Chris Brown's Music/ChrisBrown's "concert" (aka. (aka a swimming pool gig) in Las Vegas and apparently had cultural differences and miscommunications with him[[note]]he interrupted the girls in the middle of the song to promote an upcoming song without telling beforehand, leaving them scrambling around and looking ridiculous[[/note]]. Vegas. Meanwhile, QBS[[note]](Soyeon, QBS (Soyeon, Boram and Qri)[[/note]] Qri) debuted in Japan with the single "Like The Wind" in June of 2013 and peaked at number 13 on the Oricon weekly charts with relatively little promotion or fanfare.
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*** ''Jeon Won Diary'' (2013)

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*** ** ''Jeon Won Diary'' (2013)



* BadassNormal: Soyeon in "Sexy Love," where she seems to be a normal person but is completely unbothered by the fact Eunjung comes into her club with a katana and starts a fight. Right there.
** Actually, she seems to give Jiyeon instruction first, then helps distract the blind Eunjung by playing loud, disruptive music.
* BareYourMidriff: Pretty much since day one.
* {{Bishoujo}}: They're considered to be exceptionally pretty among the Korean girl groups.
** Hyomin was a well-known internet ulzzang (people who are admired for their physical beauty) before being recruited for T-ara.

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* BadassNormal: Soyeon in "Sexy Love," where she seems to be a normal person but is completely unbothered by the fact Eunjung comes into her club with a katana and starts a fight. Right there.
** Actually, she seems to give Jiyeon instruction first, then helps distract the blind Eunjung by playing loud, disruptive music.
there.
* BareYourMidriff: Pretty much been showing off their bare waists since day one.
* {{Bishoujo}}: They're considered to be exceptionally pretty among the Korean girl groups.
** Hyomin was a well-known internet ulzzang (people who are admired for their physical beauty) before being recruited for T-ara.
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* BlondesAreEvil: Jiyeon in "Day By Day".
* {{Brainwashed}}: In "Day By Day" Jiyeon does this to Dani with unknown means, turning her into Eunjung.
* [[BreakoutCharacter Breakout Star]]: Jiyeon. Eunjung and Hyomin are also quite popular, but it seems like Jiyeon has become the unofficial "face" of the group.
* BreakupSong: "Cry Cry," "Lovey-Dovey," and "We Were In Love."
* CatGirl: Both the Japanese and Korean music videos for "Bo Peep Bo Peep."

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%% * BlondesAreEvil: Jiyeon in "Day By Day".
%% * {{Brainwashed}}: In "Day By Day" Jiyeon does this to Dani with unknown means, turning her into Eunjung.
%% * [[BreakoutCharacter Breakout Star]]: BreakoutCharacter: Jiyeon. Eunjung and Hyomin are also quite popular, but it seems like Jiyeon has become the unofficial "face" of the group.
* BreakupSong: "Cry Cry," "Lovey-Dovey," and "We Were In Love."
Love" are about breakups.
* CatGirl: Both the Japanese and Korean music videos for "Bo Peep Bo Peep."Peep" have the girls with cat-ears and paws.



** Their latest mini-album Black Eyes qualifies as this, especially since it was released on the back of the very cutesy "Roly-Poly."
*** This is most apparent in the videos for "Cry Cry" and "Lovey Dovey", best described as a "gangster mini-epic".
** And now, behold! Some [[http://www.theprophetblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/T-ara-Day-by-Day-MV.jpg photos]] from their [[http://www.theprophetblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Hyomin-Day-by-Day-e1339745951684.jpg Day By Day]] MV - which is TWENTY MINUTES LONG. (The redhead is Hyomin, and the dark haired girl is Dani.)
* DatePeepers: The T-ara members in "Like the First Time."

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** Their latest mini-album Black Eyes ''Black Eyes'' qualifies as this, especially since it was released on the back of the very cutesy "Roly-Poly."
***
"Roly-Poly". This is most apparent in the videos for "Cry Cry" and "Lovey Dovey", best described as a "gangster mini-epic".
** And now, behold! Some [[http://www.theprophetblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/T-ara-Day-by-Day-MV.jpg photos]] from their [[http://www.theprophetblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Hyomin-Day-by-Day-e1339745951684.jpg Day By Day]] MV - which is TWENTY MINUTES LONG. (The redhead is Hyomin, and the dark haired girl is Dani.)
%% * DatePeepers: The T-ara members in "Like the First Time."



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: They got quite a few new female fans after dressing up as men for the Hallyu Dream Concert. "Manjung" and "Manri" were especially popular.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcUoFqGNW0E Zombie Version]] of their music video for "Lovey Dovey," one of three videos for the song.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: They got quite a few new female fans after dressing up as men for the Hallyu Dream Concert. "Manjung" and "Manri" were especially popular.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcUoFqGNW0E Zombie Version]] of their music video for "Lovey Dovey," Dovey", one of three videos for the song.song, was done for the sake of edginess.



* GirlGroup: Well, duh.
* GlowingEyes: Eunjung's blue eyes in "Day By Day." It's never really explained what they do, but they glow so obviously she has powers of some kind.

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* GirlGroup: Well, duh.
A KoreanPopMusic girl group.
* GlowingEyes: GlowingEyes:
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Eunjung's blue eyes in "Day By Day." Day". It's never really explained what they do, but they glow so obviously she has powers of some kind.



* GoodBadGirl: They even have a song called "I'm So Bad."
* GratuitousDiscoSequence: "Roly-Poly," anyone?
** Played straight, as the girls did cite SaturdayNightFever as a major influence.

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%% * GoodBadGirl: They even have a song called "I'm So Bad."
Bad"
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* GratuitousDiscoSequence: "Roly-Poly," anyone?
**
anyone? Played straight, as the girls did cite SaturdayNightFever as a major influence.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Hyomin in "Day By Day".

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%% * ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Hyomin in "Day By Day".



* LetsDuet: Their breakout single "TTL (Time To Love) was a collaboration with hip-hop group Supernova.
** They collaborated with the same group for "TTL 2 (Listen)."
* LighterAndSofter: They go back and forth between this and DarkerAndEdgier all the time.
* MoodWhiplash: The majority of Black Eyes is decidedly darker in tone than their previous albums and minis...then you hear "O My God," a Christmas tune that sounds like it should be on a GirlsGeneration album, and the mood is lost.
** Not to mention in their video for "Lovey Dovey" (which is part two of their "gangster epic"), they go from the main character sitting moodily around thinking about the events of "Cry Cry" (part one), to Eunjung bouncing around in a club to "Lovey Dovey Dovey ah ah ah!", then it takes a turn for the worse.
* {{Mooks}}: Hoards of baddies in both "Cry Cry" and "Day By Day."
** Subverted in both because the mooks manage to accomplish a lot. In both music videos, they seriously injure the T-ara members.

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* LetsDuet: Their breakout single "TTL (Time To Love) was a collaboration with hip-hop group Supernova.
**
Supernova. They collaborated with the same group for "TTL 2 (Listen)."
%% * LighterAndSofter: They go back and forth between this and DarkerAndEdgier all the time.
* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
**
The majority of Black Eyes is decidedly darker in tone than their previous albums and minis...then you hear "O My God," a Christmas tune that sounds like it should be on a GirlsGeneration Music/GirlsGeneration album, and the mood is lost.
** Not to mention in In their video for "Lovey Dovey" (which is part two of their "gangster epic"), they go from the main character sitting moodily around thinking about the events of "Cry Cry" (part one), to Eunjung bouncing around in a club to "Lovey Dovey Dovey ah ah ah!", then it takes a turn for the worse.
%% * {{Mooks}}: Hoards of baddies in both "Cry Cry" and "Day By Day."
**
" Subverted in both because the mooks manage to accomplish a lot. In both music videos, they seriously injure the T-ara members.



** Hyomin, Eunjung are the the designated rappers of the group.
** Hwayoung was this as well before her departure from the group.
* NewSoundAlbum: Black Eyes.

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** Hyomin, Eunjung are the the designated rappers of the group.
group and so can rap quite fast.
** Hwayoung was this as well before her departure from the group.
group and likewise handle fast-paced raps.
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* NewSoundAlbum: Black Eyes.



* ObsessionSong: "I Go Crazy Because Of You" and, arguably, "Roly-Poly."
* OlderThanTheyLook: Boram, so much so that she has been pegged the "visual maknae" by the fandom. She is actually the oldest member in the group.
* PistolPose: Jiyeon in the promotional poster for the "Cry Cry" video.
** It looks like [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Qri and Jiyeon are about to shoot each other]] in promotional photos for their upcoming single "Lovey Dovey." [[spoiler:This is {{foreshadowing}}, as Jiyeon (the heroine of Cry Cry) gets plastic surgery after she is beaten and becomes Qri for "Lovey Dovey".]]

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* ObsessionSong: "I Go Crazy Because Of You" and, arguably, "Roly-Poly."
and "Roly-Poly" depict the girls' infatuation with their love interests.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Boram, so much so that she has been pegged the "visual maknae" by the fandom. She Despite her youthful looks, she is actually the oldest member in the group.
* PistolPose: PistolPose:
**
Jiyeon poses with a gun in the promotional poster for the "Cry Cry" video.
** It looks like [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Qri and Jiyeon are about to shoot each other]] in promotional photos for their upcoming single "Lovey Dovey." [[spoiler:This is {{foreshadowing}}, as Jiyeon (the heroine of Cry Cry) gets plastic surgery after she is beaten and becomes Qri for "Lovey Dovey".]]



* TheRival: Pre-Hwayoung-departure anyways, they are constantly compared to girl groups [[Music/{{Kara}} KARA]] and GirlsGeneration, who also popular KoreanPopMusic girl groups that made successful debuts in Japan.
* RuleOfSeven: When Hwayoung was added to the group.

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* TheRival: Pre-Hwayoung-departure anyways, they are were constantly compared to girl groups [[Music/{{Kara}} KARA]] Music/{{Kara}} and GirlsGeneration, Music/GirlsGeneration, who also popular KoreanPopMusic girl groups that made successful debuts in Japan.
* RuleOfSeven: When Became a seven-member group Hwayoung was added to the group.



** "I Go Crazy Because Of You."
* TeenIdol: Well this IS Korea we're talking about here.
* TranslatedCoverVersion: The group did this with "Bo Peep Bo Peep" and "Yayaya" when they released them as singles in Japan. It will undoubtedly happen again when they release their third single (and eventually their first Japanese album).
** Taiwanese singer Lotus Wang did a notably horrible remake of "Bo Peep Bo Peep" that went viral and was even featured on CNN. T-ara fans weren't happy about this as no mention was made of the group who helped make the song famous in the first place.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Jiyeon in "Day By Day," mainly to accentuate how evil she is.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: T-ara during promotions for "Roly-Poly."

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%% ** "I Go Crazy Because Of You."
* TeenIdol: Well this IS Korea we're talking about here.
Most members were teenagers when they debuted as idols.
* TranslatedCoverVersion: TranslatedCoverVersion:
**
The group did this with translated Korean songs like "Bo Peep Bo Peep" and "Yayaya" to Japanese when they released them as singles in Japan. It will undoubtedly happen again when they release their third single (and eventually their first Japanese album).
Japan.
** Taiwanese singer Lotus Wang did a notably horrible an infamous remake of "Bo Peep Bo Peep" that went viral and was even featured on CNN. T-ara fans weren't happy about this as no mention was made of the group who helped make the song famous in the first place.
CNN.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Jiyeon holds her katana over her shoulder in "Day By Day," Day", mainly to accentuate how evil she is.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: T-ara wore short-shorts during promotions for "Roly-Poly."



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Eunjung in "Day By Day" (Part 2), with Hyomin having bright pink/red hair.
** Qri has [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/d91aaf86f3fe4ce45f235425778aad69/tumblr_mufsepKuxE1re3a6no1_500.jpg red hair]] in "Number Nine".
* ZettaiRyouiki: Most notably during the video for "I Go Crazy Because Of You." They were in schoolgirl outfits, after all.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: YouGottaHaveBlueHair:
**
Eunjung had blue hair in "Day By Day" (Part 2), with and Hyomin having had bright pink/red hair.
** Qri has had [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/d91aaf86f3fe4ce45f235425778aad69/tumblr_mufsepKuxE1re3a6no1_500.jpg red hair]] in "Number Nine".
* ZettaiRyouiki: Most notably during the video for "I Go Crazy Because Of You." You" where they wore long socks with their skirts. They were in schoolgirl outfits, after all.
13th Apr '15 10:24:31 AM Twig
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They have had numerous lineup changes and '''very''' messy controversies that followed. T-ara started with Hyomin, Eunjung, Jiyeon, Jiwon, and Jiae; Soyeon, Boram and Qri were added in after Jiwon and Jiae left before debut for "creative differences". Hwayoung joined the group in 2010 as the lead rapper, and in 2012 Areum joined in the summer while Dani, 12 at the time, was announced to be joining sometime in the future. However that year Hwayoung left the group, which resulted in a ''huge'' InternetBackdraft. This had followed several members[[note]]Eunjung, Hyomin, Soyeon and Jiyeon[[/note]] apparently [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/11571/20120727/t-ara-tweets-aimed-at-hwayoung.htm writing nasty tweets towards an injured Hwayoung]] who sat out of a concert. Despite the claims of bullying and "evidence" of varying authenticity that rolled in, what truly happened remains uncertain. This greatly hindered their image, though their following releases "Sexy Love" and repackage album ''Mirage'' performed better than expected. In July 2013, [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/07/breaking-ahreum-leaving-t-ara-for-solo-debut Ahreum also left the group]] in order to pursue solo activities, and so Dani has taken her part in the subunit T-ara N4. However she will no longer join the main group - and so the original 6-member lineup stands.

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They have had numerous lineup changes and '''very''' messy controversies that followed. T-ara started with Hyomin, Eunjung, Jiyeon, Jiwon, and Jiae; Soyeon, Boram and Qri were added in after Jiwon and Jiae left before debut for "creative differences". Hwayoung joined the group in 2010 as the lead rapper, and in 2012 Areum joined in the summer while Dani, 12 at the time, was announced to be joining sometime in the future. However that year Hwayoung left the group, which resulted in a ''huge'' InternetBackdraft. This had followed several members[[note]]Eunjung, Hyomin, Soyeon and Jiyeon[[/note]] apparently [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/11571/20120727/t-ara-tweets-aimed-at-hwayoung.htm writing nasty tweets towards an injured Hwayoung]] who sat out of a concert. Despite the claims of bullying and "evidence" of varying authenticity that rolled in, what truly happened remains uncertain. This greatly hindered their image, though their following releases "Sexy Love" and repackage album ''Mirage'' performed better than expected. In July 2013, [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/07/breaking-ahreum-leaving-t-ara-for-solo-debut Ahreum also left the group]] in order to pursue solo activities, and so Dani has taken her part in the subunit T-ara N4. However she will no longer join the main it was announced in early 2015 that Dani would be joining an entirely new group instead of T-ara N4 - and so the original 6-member lineup stands.
9th Apr '15 7:54:11 PM Twig
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* T-ara N4 (Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin and Dani)

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* T-ara N4 (Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin and Dani)Areum)
8th Apr '15 7:27:09 PM Twig
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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/06/core-contents-media-reveals-how-t-aras-dani-was-discovered It was revealed]] that [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/06/t-aras-dani-starts-a-new-life-in-korea Dani had grown up in America]], so she plays this trope straight.
26th Mar '15 3:11:53 PM DragonFury
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*** ''White Winter'' (Extended Play) (2013)

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*** ''White Winter'' (Extended Play) (Repackage) (2013)
26th Mar '15 3:10:54 PM DragonFury
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** ''Vol. 2 Temptastic'' (2010)
** ''John Travolta Wanna Be'' (2011)

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** ''Vol. 2 Temptastic'' ''Temptastic'' (2010)
** ''John Travolta Wanna Be'' Wannabe'' (2011)



** ''White Winter'' (Extended Play) (2013)

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** *** ''White Winter'' (Extended Play) (2013)






*** ''Bo Peep Bo Peep'' (Single) (2011)
*** ''Yayaya'' (Single) (2011)
*** ''Roly-Poly'' (Single) (2012)
*** ''Lovey-Dovey'' (Single) (2012)



*** ''Sexy Love'' (Single) (2012)
*** ''Bunny Style!'' (Single) (2013)
*** ''Target'' (Single) (2013)



** ''NUMBER NINE (Japanese ver.) / Kioku - Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube - X'mas Edition'' (Extended Play) (2013)
** ''Lead The Way/[=LAboo'N=]'' (Single) (2014)

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** ''NUMBER NINE (Japanese ver.) / Kioku - Kimi ga Kureta Michishirube - X'mas Edition'' (Extended Play) (2013)
** ''Lead The Way/[=LAboo'N=]'' (Single) (2014)



** Korean Discography
*** ''Countryside Diary'' (2013)
** American Discography
*** ''Countryside Diary'' (American Version/s) (TBA)
* QBS (Qri, Boram, and Soyeon)
** Japanese Discography
*** ''Like The Wind'' (Single) (2013)

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** Korean Discography
*** ''Countryside ''Jeon Won Diary'' (2013)
** American Discography
*** ''Countryside Diary'' (American Version/s) (TBA)
* QBS (Qri, Boram, and Soyeon)
** Japanese Discography
*** ''Like The Wind'' (Single) (2013)
26th Mar '15 3:06:14 PM DragonFury
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** ''T-ARA Winter'' (Extended Play) (2013)

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** ''T-ARA ''White Winter'' (Extended Play) (2013)



* DatePeepers: The T-Ara members in "Like the First Time."

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* DatePeepers: The T-Ara T-ara members in "Like the First Time."
21st Dec '14 11:10:18 PM Rhapsody
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T-ara (often stylized as T-ARA or T♔ARA- Korean: 티아라, Japanese: ティアラ) is a six member GirlGroup from Korea. They rotate leaders, with Qri being the leader since July 2013. Their initial premise was their specialisation in ballads and midtempos, as their voices were best suited to that style. While they were deemed "super rookies", they also had a rocky start due to their lip-syncing. Things changed after four members joined forces with male hip-hop group Supernova for the electroballad "TTL (Time To Love)," which was a hit for both groups and paved the way for T-ara to smash the charts with the silly yet catchy [[CatGirl "Bo Peep Bo Peep"]].

They have had numerous lineup changes and some '''very''' messy controversies that followed. T-ara started with Hyomin, Eunjung, Jiyeon, Jiwon, and Jiae, but had Soyeon, Boram and Qri added in after Jiwon and Jiae departed before debut for "creative differences". Hwayoung officially joined the group in 2010 as the lead rapper, and in 2012 Areum joined for their summer promotions while Dani, 12 at the time, was initially announced to be joining sometime in the future. However later in 2012 it was announced that Hwayoung would be leaving the group, which resulted in a ''huge'' InternetBackdraft. This had followed several members [[note]]Eunjung, Hyomin, Soyeon and Jiyeon[[/note]] apparently [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/11571/20120727/t-ara-tweets-aimed-at-hwayoung.htm writing nasty tweets towards an injured Hwayoung]] who sat out of a concert. Despite the claims of bullying and "evidence" of varying authenticity that rolled in, what truly happened remains uncertain. This greatly hindered their image, though their following releases "Sexy Love" and repackage album ''Mirage'' performed considerably better than expected. In July 2013, [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/07/breaking-ahreum-leaving-t-ara-for-solo-debut Ahreum also left the group]] in order to pursue solo activities, and so her part in the subunit T-ara N4 has been given to Dani - however she will no longer join the main group, and so the original 6-member lineup stands.

Two subunits formed in 2013, T-ara N4 (T-ara Brand New 4) and QBS. T-ara N4 (Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin and Ahreum (now Dani)) made their debut in Korea in April 2013 with the single "Jeon Won Ilgi"[[note]]Countryside Diary[[/note]]. While it failed to match their usual success in Korea, they received widespread attention from several noted U.S. artists and producers including Music/ChrisBrown, T.I., and Ray-J. They signed to Empire Records and released five versions of the song featuring a different rapper/singer for their U.S. debut, though they had a poor reception when when they were a special guest at Chris Brown's "concert" (aka. a swimming pool gig) in Las Vegas and apparently had "cultural differences" and miscommunication with Chris Brown[[note]]he interrupted the girls in the middle of the song to promote an upcoming song without telling beforehand, leaving them scrambling around and looking ridiculous[[/note]]. Meanwhile, QBS (Soyeon, Boram and Qri) debuted in Japan with the single "Like The Wind" in June of 2013 and peaked at number 13 on the Oricon weekly charts with relatively little promotion or fanfare.

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T-ara (often stylized as T-ARA or T♔ARA- Korean: 티아라, Japanese: ティアラ) is a six member GirlGroup from Korea. They rotate leaders, leaders around, with Qri being the leader since July 2013. Their initial premise was their specialisation in ballads and midtempos, as their voices were best suited to that style. While they were deemed "super rookies", they also had a rocky start due to their lip-syncing. lip-sync. Things changed after four members joined forces with male hip-hop group Supernova for the electroballad "TTL (Time To Love)," which Love)"; it was a hit for both groups and paved the way for T-ara to smash the charts with the silly yet catchy [[CatGirl "Bo Peep Bo Peep"]].

They have had numerous lineup changes and some '''very''' messy controversies that followed. T-ara started with Hyomin, Eunjung, Jiyeon, Jiwon, and Jiae, but had Jiae; Soyeon, Boram and Qri were added in after Jiwon and Jiae departed left before debut for "creative differences". Hwayoung officially joined the group in 2010 as the lead rapper, and in 2012 Areum joined for their in the summer promotions while Dani, 12 at the time, was initially announced to be joining sometime in the future. However later in 2012 it was announced that year Hwayoung would be leaving left the group, which resulted in a ''huge'' InternetBackdraft. This had followed several members [[note]]Eunjung, members[[note]]Eunjung, Hyomin, Soyeon and Jiyeon[[/note]] apparently [[http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/11571/20120727/t-ara-tweets-aimed-at-hwayoung.htm writing nasty tweets towards an injured Hwayoung]] who sat out of a concert. Despite the claims of bullying and "evidence" of varying authenticity that rolled in, what truly happened remains uncertain. This greatly hindered their image, though their following releases "Sexy Love" and repackage album ''Mirage'' performed considerably better than expected. In July 2013, [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/07/breaking-ahreum-leaving-t-ara-for-solo-debut Ahreum also left the group]] in order to pursue solo activities, and so Dani has taken her part in the subunit T-ara N4 has been given to Dani - however N4. However she will no longer join the main group, group - and so the original 6-member lineup stands.

Two subunits formed in 2013, T-ara N4 (T-ara Brand New 4) and QBS. T-ara N4 (Eunjung, N4[[note]](Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin and Ahreum (now Dani)) Dani))[[/note]] made their debut in Korea in April 2013 with the single "Jeon Won Ilgi"[[note]]Countryside Diary[[/note]]. While it failed to match their usual success in Korea, they received widespread attention from several noted U.S. artists and producers including Music/ChrisBrown, T.I., and Ray-J. They signed to Empire Records and released five versions of the song featuring a different rapper/singer for their U.S. debut, though they had a poor reception when when they were a special guest guests at Chris Brown's "concert" (aka. a swimming pool gig) in Las Vegas and apparently had "cultural differences" cultural differences and miscommunication miscommunications with Chris Brown[[note]]he him[[note]]he interrupted the girls in the middle of the song to promote an upcoming song without telling beforehand, leaving them scrambling around and looking ridiculous[[/note]]. Meanwhile, QBS (Soyeon, QBS[[note]](Soyeon, Boram and Qri) Qri)[[/note]] debuted in Japan with the single "Like The Wind" in June of 2013 and peaked at number 13 on the Oricon weekly charts with relatively little promotion or fanfare.



* {{Adorkable}}: Boram is trope personified. She's tiny but eats her weight in fast food and candy whenever she gets the chance. She's also one of the funnier members to watch on their reality shows.



* BigEater: Boram. Boram, Boram, Boram.
** And, to a lesser extent, Jiyeon.



* BreakTheCutie: Many fans feel that intimidation tactics are CEO Kim Kwang Soo's method of keeping the girls in check; after allowing the girls to go on their very first vacation in ''nearly three years'' since they debuted, he then proceeded to release a statement to the Korean media stating that T-ara would be massively restructured, including member changes if needed. The worst part is that the girls themselves found out about it ''only after hearing about it on the news.'' Kim Kwang Soo has always been a bit of a bully though, as he called for the blacklisting of fellow girl group Music/{{Kara}} when they had problems with their label, DSP Media, in 2011; he also blacklisted Jiae and Jiwon, two of the original members of T-ara, which has made it notoriously hard for the girls to find work in the entertainment industry.
** His handling of the Hwayoung affair has this written all over it. He's made a big deal of shifting all the blame for her departure onto her, and indirectly warned her to keep her mouth shut about it. People speculate that things wouldn't have gotten as bad as they did if it hadn't been for his shady comments, contradictions[[note]]His stance about Hwayoung's departure contradicts Soyeon's interview about the same topic.[[/note]], lying[[note]]He inflated Soyeon's accident so that it was believed that Soyeon suffered a neck injury in a car accident after being tossed out of the car and onto nearby farmland... when an accident that bad would probably have killed the victim. Jokes about Soyeon being an Olympic gymnast have sprung up.[[/note]], and otherwise continuously playing the media.
** The aftermath of the Hwayoung incident is this for the other girls. They're being labelled as evil bitches who did nothing but torment poor innocent Hwayoung, and so far have received suicide petitions (and had their parents told that they should kill themselves for raising such evil children), and other, even nastier messages (one particularly awful comment said [[spoiler:that the girls - Jiyeon in particular - should be gang raped, given HIV and then have their "demon babies" ripped out of them, and that they should be made to "suffer"]]). There are also a series of photomanipulations out there of Jiyeon [[spoiler:with a noose around her neck and "Hang the slut" scrawled across it in red writing, and of her with an image of a gun on one side of her head, and a blood splatter on the other]]. People are also smashing their T-ARA [=CDs=] and putting photos of the act on Tumblr and the [=AllKPop=] forums; several ex-fans have even gone so far as to tweet the images to the members of T-ara ''themselves.''
*** Indeed, it's gotten so bad that other celebrities (like rapper e.Via) have spoken out against the "witch hunt" being perpetrated against the girls, and [=AllKPop=] itself posted an [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/08/op-ed-guilty-until-proven-innocent-the-lynch-mob-against-t-ara-and-whos-really-to-blame article]] condemning those who have committed acts like those mentioned above, and revealing that the majority of the "bullying" events that netizens claimed to have found were taken out of context or scripted events. Not that this has stopped any of the "lynch mob" or affected their beliefs.
*** Hell, just read the comments on [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/08/t-aras-soyeon-involved-in-car-accident-sent-to-emergency-room any]] [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/08/t-aras-soyeon-interviewed-about-her-new-drama-hwayoung-incident recent]] article regarding T-ARA. Chances are you'll find death threats on the first page.
*** It's a bit hypocritical of [=AllKPop=], though - they were caught rewriting article headlines to make the girls look worse - for example, they originally posted an article titled "T-Ara's Boram Ruins Hwayoung's Umbrella?", then after the scandal was in full force, they re-posted the article with a re-written title: "T-Ara's Boram Destroys Hwayoung's Umbrella!"



* DarkerAndEdgier: The girls sexed it up for their 2010 hit "I Go Crazy Because Of You."

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
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The girls sexed it up for their 2010 hit "I Go Crazy Because Of You."



* MotorMouth: Hyomin, Eunjung are the the designated rappers of the group.

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Hyomin, Eunjung are the the designated rappers of the group.



* NostalgiaFilter: A lot of people missed the "old" T-ara from their debut after Temptastic and John Travolta Wanna Be were released.



* TheRival: They are constantly compared to girl groups [[Music/{{Kara}} KARA]] and GirlsGeneration, especially since they recently made their Japanese debut (both of the aforementioned girl groups also made successful debuts in Japan recently).

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* TheRival: They Pre-Hwayoung-departure anyways, they are constantly compared to girl groups [[Music/{{Kara}} KARA]] and GirlsGeneration, especially since they recently made their Japanese debut (both of the aforementioned who also popular KoreanPopMusic girl groups also that made successful debuts in Japan recently).Japan.



* ShesGotLegs: It is a female K-Pop group, after all.

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* ShesGotLegs: Many of their outfits aren't shy with showing some leg. It is a female K-Pop group, after all.



* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: While she has yet to debut, [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/06/core-contents-media-reveals-how-t-aras-dani-was-discovered it was revealed]] that [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/06/t-aras-dani-starts-a-new-life-in-korea Dani had grown up in America]], so this trope will likely be played straight.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: While she has yet to debut, [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/06/core-contents-media-reveals-how-t-aras-dani-was-discovered it It was revealed]] that [[http://www.allkpop.com/2012/06/t-aras-dani-starts-a-new-life-in-korea Dani had grown up in America]], so she plays this trope will likely be played straight.
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