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Papaya (Hangul: 파파야) was an all girl pop group from South Korea, They released two albums before becoming inactive.

HistoryEdit

Papaya's first album, entitled 동화 ("Fairy Tale"), was distributed by One Star Music on August 4, 2000 and featured five members (Kang Se-jung, Joo Youn-jung, Jo Hye-kyung, Hwang Yoon-mi and Kang Kyoung-ah). Due to their unpopularity, Hwang Yoon-mi and Kang Kyoung-ah left the group before the release of their second album, Violet, released on May 22, 2001 under the Cream Entertainment music label.[1][2]

After disbandmentEdit

Kang Se-jung went on to acting and uses stage name Go Na-eun. In 2009, she starred in Assorted Gems. She won the Excellence Award, Actress in the 2009 MBC Drama Awards for her role as eldest daughter, Gung Bi-chwi.[3][4]

Hwang Yoon-mi also turned to acting and uses stage name Go Eun-chae.[5] In September 2012, Go married musical actor Park Eun-tae.[6]

Jo Hye-kyung became a Trot (music) singer, using the stage name Jo Eun-sae. In 2014, she released single '비비고 (Rubbing)'.[7]

Template:K-pop group members table |- | Kang Kyoung-ah | 강경아 | Kang Kyoung-ah | 강경아 | |- | Jo Eun-sae | 조은새 | Jo Hye-kyung | 조혜경[7] | April 30, 1980 (1980-04-30) (age 36)[8] |- | Go Eun-chae | 고은채 | Hwang Yoon-mi | 황윤미[9] | August 28, 1980 (1980-08-28) (age 36)[10] |- | Joo Youn-jung | 주연정 | | | June 11, 1981 (1981-06-11) (age 36)[11] |- | Go Na-eun | 고나은 | Kang Se-jung | 강세정 | January 15, 1982 (1982-01-15) (age 36)[12] |}

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

# Information Tracks
1st
  • Title: 동화 (Fairytale)
  • Released: 2000.08.04[1]
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: One Star Music
2nd
  • Title: Violet
  • Released: 2001.05.22[1]
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: Cream Entertainment

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified (Korean). Mnet Music. Retrieved on January 25, 2013.
  2. Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified (Korean). K-pop.or.kr. Retrieved on January 25, 2013.
  3. 서우·임주은·고나은, 안방 여주인공 꿰찬 신예들 (Korean). Naver.com (11 August 2009). Retrieved on December 1, 2014.
  4. 이혜영·고나은, MBC연기대상 女우수상 (Korean). Starnews/Money Today (31 December 2009). Retrieved on December 2, 2014.
  5. Kim, Ji-yeon (21 March 2007). '파파야' 황윤미, 고은채로 개명 연기자 변신 (Korean). Starnews/Money Today. Retrieved on December 2, 2014.
  6. Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified (Korean). Starnews/Money Today (1 September 2012). Retrieved on December 2, 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 '전국노래자랑' 조은새, 몸매 돋보인다 했더니…아이돌 출신 (korean). Chosun Ilbo (27 August 2014). Retrieved on December 1, 2014.
  8. Mnet Artist Profile (korean). Mnet. Retrieved on December 1, 2014.
  9. Park, Ji-Ryeon (2 May 2012). 박은태, 고은채 열애 인정 "예쁘게 사귀고 있다" (korean). TV Daily. Retrieved on December 1, 2014.
  10. CJ Entertainment America Star Profile. CJ Entertainment America. Retrieved on December 9, 2014.
  11. Mnet Artist Profile (korean). Mnet. Retrieved on December 1, 2014.
  12. MBC Artist Profile (korean). MBC. Retrieved on December 1, 2014.

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