Kara (South Korean group)

South Korean girl group

Kara (Korean: 카라; Japanese: カラ; often stylized in all caps) was a South Korean girl group. Its members were Gyuri, Seungyeon, Hara and Youngji. They debuted through the M.net M! Countdown in 2007 and belong to DSP Media. Kara means sweet melody and adds 'CHARA' in Greek, a feeling to want to give joy through music is put. From 2010, they began activity in Japan. They appeared on NHK Red and White Singing Contest in 2011 (第62回NHK紅白歌合戦). They had a big concert at TOKYO DOME on January 6, 2013. In 2014, Jiyoung and Nicole left and were replaced by Heo Youngji, who was selected via a reality show made to give Kara a new member. The contracts with Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara expired and they decided not to renew their contracts, resulting in Kara's breakup.

Image of Kara members dancing dressed in pink
Kara in 2022
From left to right: Seungyeon, Jiyoung, Nicole, Youngji, Gyuri
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active
  • 2007–2016
  • 2022–2023
LabelsDSP Media, RBW
Past member(s)
WebsiteOfficial website

In 2022, 5 members of Kara reunited to release a new album called Move Again.

Members change

Discography change

Albums change

Mini-albums change

  • Rock U (2008)
  • Pretty Girl (2008)
  • Honey (2009)
  • Lupin (2010)
  • Jumping (2010)
  • Pandora (2012)
  • Day & Night (2014)
  • In Love (2015)
  • Move Again (2022)


  • Honey (Special Edition) (2009)

Awards change

  • Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Rookie Of The Month (2007)
  • M.net Asian Music Awards : Dance Music Awards "Honey" (2009)
  • Melon Music Awards Top 10 (2009)
  • High1 Seoul Music Awards Bonsang

Other websites change