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(Group) The Ark (디아크)
« on: April 03, 2015, 07:11:12 PM »


From left to right: Yuna, Jane, Halla, Minju, Yujin

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The Ark is a girl group under Music K (KeyEast). They debuted in April 2015 with "The Light".



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From left to right: Halla, Minju, Jane, Yuna, Yujin




Self-written profiles from facebook, translated by fyeahtheark. Source of a lot of the following information. Credits for other translations/info/etc to 1h, akp, reddit, various tumblars and google.



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Minju (민주)

Full name: Jeon Min-joo (전 민주)
Birthdate: September 8th, 1994 (age 20)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Leader. Appeared on Kpop Star season 2, earned the nickname "Little BoA" for her dancing.






Yuna (나킴)

Full name: Kim Yu-na (유 나킴)
Birthdate: October 27th, 1994 (age 20)
Birthplace: New York, USA

Rapper. Appeared on Superstar K Season 3, former YG trainee (yeah, for THAT girl group).






Yujin (유진)

Full name: Jung Yoo-jin (정 유진)
Birthdate: September 6th, 1996 (age 18)
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea

Student at Powervocal, a Korean singing/music academy of sorts.






Halla (한라)

Full name: Lee Su.ji (이 수지)
Birthdate: March 20th, 1998 (age 17)
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea








Jane (재인)

Full name: Cheon Jae-in (천 재인)
Birthdate: October 23rd, 1999 (age 15)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Appeared on Voice Kids Korea in 2013.







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Prior Activities


Before The Ark was formed, Minju & Yuna released this in 2014.




Another blast from the not-so-distant past, Yuna with Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae etc.



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This vid is what got my interest in the first place, The Ark doing a bit of EXO's Mama choreo. It's kinda lq and not super recent, so the girls are a little harder to recognize:

100% sure: Minju (flannel shirt), Yuna (blonde tips in hair)
Probably: Jaein (polka dot pants), Yujin (dark jacket), Halla (blonde)

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So yes, I made a thread for a group that hasn't even released a song teaser yet. But they seem promising... great dancing, few good/great singers, decent rapper, and an interesting style.

At this point I can only hope that their music isn't awful. Everything else seems to be there, so... please deliver. :P
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Re: (Group) The Ark (디아크)
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 07:11:29 PM »
Minju on Kpop Star season 2




Also check out her group YouU's performances. As an interesting sidenote, one of the Baby Kara wannabes was also in this group.




Yujin's Powervocal videos:




There's a few more at Powervocal's Youtube channel.




Jane (aged 13) on Voice Kids Korea in early 2013:


EP 1: Segment starts at (), Perf at ()

EP 4: Segment starts at (), Perf at ()
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Re: (Group) The Ark (디아크)
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 10:20:29 PM »



http://music.naver.com/promotion/specialContent.nhn?articleId=5648

Check out The Ark dancing (in a small window, though, until almost the end) to yet another boyband song (BTS) via the link above (there's a but the framerate is kinda low on it).

Another great, on-point dance. I think it's safe to say the blonde girl in the EXO dance thingy was indeed Halla.

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 05:06:01 PM »

The BTS video with just the girls dancing, yay. (Note that it's just cropped from the Naver vid, so LQ in the beginning, a little better by the end replaced with the official vid)

I like how Halla, the tall dark-haired girl pretty much just promoted as the "visual"... is a really damn good dancer.

She and naturally Minju stand out to me the most during the dance clips so far.
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Re: (Group) The Ark (디아크)
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 02:02:19 PM »


Inkigayo debut next week, April 12th. Check out the brief teaser:



"This is where it's at... (swag swag swag)"  Good times. :P



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Halla pic from the fancafe.





https://instagram.com/official.theark/

Yuna hanging out with Cheetah, the queen of Unpretty Rapstars.
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 05:16:33 PM »

Woop woop, official channel upped the full version of the BTS cover dance in 720p.






Made a quick gifset.

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 11:57:31 AM »


A promo pic making the news site rounds, topstarnews with the HQ naturally. From Osen article, about their debut song (google translated, so moonspeak-ish):

Debut song 'Light (The Light)' is SNSD 'The boys (The Boys), "Bulletin of the composer, and producer groups belonging to the iconic composer

The lyrical guitar with a focus on rhythm, a groove to hip-hop sound tinged Contemporary R & B
Guess it's from one of the composers of The Boys. Probably.




       

Full translations of the self-profiles by fyeahtheark. Fun stuff, also +100 for Minju & Halla for the Song Jihyo love. :P

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Re: (Group) The Ark (디아크)
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 10:12:47 AM »

WELL. It's really not quite the style I was expecting, but... it sounds good? I guess. Hah.

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Re: (Group) The Ark (디아크)
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 01:37:58 AM »
lol yeah from all the clips we've been seeing, not really what I was expecting either. It does sound nice though.

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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 10:19:05 AM »

This MV damn it, all my feels. All the expectations and whatnot aside, it's a really good track and the girls sound great.

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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 01:35:53 PM »
Some good vids to watch after the MV destroys you inside:



Hashtag interview. Good times, ends with the girls dancing to that swag swag swag tune... sounds like an intro, we might see it performed on music shows before The Light.




Some fun practice and rehearsal footage, subbed by fyeahtheark.






Quack quack. :V
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Re: (Group) The Ark (디아크)
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 05:35:59 PM »
If I was shopping around for a new fav Kpop group I would definitely consider The Ark. :lol:


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Re: (Group) The Ark (디아크)
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2015, 08:43:35 AM »
I actually enjoyed that song.

Can I just watch the first half of the MV? Can't handle the entire thing.
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 05:23:27 PM »


Couple of LQ vids ripped from Korean news sites, I suppose.

"Am I supposed to be more angry?" If it wasn't obvious already, Jane's also fluent in English, haha. Guess she's sharing the rapping duties with Yuna, then.

And Halla's singing footage.. hahah, ONE word. :lol:

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Some pics from the fancafe and HQ promo shots.

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2015, 11:45:17 AM »

That's one impressive debut stage. KeyEast throwing that money around. :pimp:



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In case of country restrictions, try these: Intro / The Light
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2015, 11:33:46 PM »

Couple more subbed vids from fyeahtheark. Yuna dancing to growl in the white dress... :lol:  Maybe we'll get that dance cover next.




Halla so soft spoken... she was all forgetting what to say on Inkigayo cuts and stuff too.






Someone hasn't changed at all... :P


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Oh yeah forgot to add that they'll be on M!CD on the 17th... hopefully more performances coming, especially since the debut stage was so good.
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2015, 06:54:27 PM »

M!CD perf is more down to earth (literally). Good times once again tho, the girls seem to be enjoying themselves a lot. Some fanchants can be heard as well. :P





They also released this practice video of the swag swag swag intro dance.
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2015, 08:23:51 PM »
Fancams!


The Hanson sisters. Since it's a Halla focus vid, can't even see Jane or Yuna in this, but they're there, mmmbopping away.




Hah, I just knew there'd be more EXO dancing coming after I saw Yuna dancing to Growl in that one making of.

It's a Halla focus again, tho you can see the others. Yujin doesn't seem to be participating in these tho.

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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2015, 12:32:08 PM »

More vids from the same source, highlight has to be this (mostly) k-medley.

BoA, 2NE1, Wonder Girls... and some real nice touches toward the end haha.


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More fancams:


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Re: (Group) The Ark (디아크)
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2015, 03:31:44 AM »
First I've heard of them.  Honestly their single has a pretty generic sound (it's good!  just nothing special).  But from their individual videos, they all seem pretty talented, so I'll keep an eye out for them :).

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