Music: Kara

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Kara (often stylized as KARA - Korean: 카라, Japanese: カラ) is a popular girl group in Korea & Japan with four members - Hara, Seungyeon, Gyuri and Youngji.

The original lineup formed in 2007 was Sunghee, Nicole, Seungyeon and Gyuri. They went through a member change in early 2008, when Sunghee had to quit and two new members Jiyoung and Hara joined. In 2014 both Nicole and Jiyoung had quite a messy departure; Nicole was the first to go in January, and Jiyoung left in April despite DSP's efforts to convince her to return to the group (a stark contrast to their aloof treatment of Nicole's departure and going as far as deleting her from group pictures early on). Soon afterward, DSP launched the "KARA Project" competition for new potential members to be judged by the three remaining members - this is how Youngji came to join the group. Despite the initial negative reaction to the competitionnote , since their first release with the new lineup Youngji has received a good response and group seems to have gotten back on their feet.

On February 24, 2015, Sojin, another contestant from the "KARA Project", was discovered dead in an apparent suicide a month after DSP ended their contract with her.

They've had a very solid career, with their 5-member lineup in particular being the most successful; with this lineup they first gained nationwide acclaim through their single Pretty Girl, and their popularity grew drastically from there, with hit songs like Lupin and Mister. They're especially popular in Japan, becoming one of if not the most successful kpop girl group there.

Kara has also gained a bit of fame amongst Rhythm Game players when their songs were licensed out for DJMAX Technika 3 and DJMAX Technika Tune, as well as DJMAX's sibling game Tapsonic.

Not to be confused with the tech demo by Quantic Dream.

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    Discography 
  • The First Blooming 2007
  • Rock U EP 2008
  • Pretty Girl EP 2008
    • Honey EP 2009
  • Revolution 2009
    • Wanna EP 2009
    • Mister EP 2009
  • Lupin EP 2010
  • Girl's Talk EP 2010 *
  • Step 2011
  • Super Girl 2011 *
  • Pandora 2012
  • Girls Forever 2012
  • Bye Bye Happy Days! 2013 *
  • Thank You Summer Love 2013 *
  • Fantastic Girls! 2013 *
  • Full Bloom 2013
  • Mama Mia 2014

Note - albums with an asterisk denotes a Japanese release.

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