GI (band)

Global Icon( Hangul : 지아이; acronym : GI) is a South Korean girl group formed by Simtong Entertainment in 2013. The current line-up consists of Nayeon and Jiamin. They released their debut single "Beatles" on April 3, 2013.The group originally debuted with a "boyish" concept, referring to the fact that the majority of the members had short hair and a more masculine attitude and style, opposed to the feminine concepts many Korean pop girl groups have, but after their line-up changes, the group returned in 2015 with a feminine and sexy concept.

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 GI (band)'s History

2013: Debut, Comeback and "Don't Lie" controversy[edit]

It was revealed that they would take on a fresh concept from that of the usual girl group:

We’re going to be different from the cute and sexy girl groups that come out almost once every week with our music and style. You can look forward to them.

The group released their debut single "Beatles" on April 3, 2013 along with its music video. They made their debut onShow Championthe same day.

This drew some criticism from fans, as the CF features the members dressed in fancy dresses, something which many took to mean that the group was straying from their original "boyish" concept.[citation needed]

and they were forced to go with "Giyeuk" as their comeback single instead.

2014 - 2015 Present: Lineup Changes and Comeback[edit]

This came after around two months of silence from Aram's social media accounts, right after coming back from promotion in Japan. Representative of SimTong Entertainment initially said to GI International Fanclub that "Aram’s withdrawal from GI and our agency is under discussion", but then revealed that "GI will stay as a 5 member group and instead of Aram, a new member will be added in her place." It was also announced that GI is preparing for a comeback with the new member, and she will be probably taking over Aram's position as main vocalist. Member Hayun uploaded a photo on Twitter on June 19 showing the girls practicing, including a shot of two unknown girls, who fans presumed to be the new members, although they were met with strong criticism when fans noticed that they were lip-syncing during live performances.

On November 14, 2014 it was revealed through the group's official page that Hayun had also left the group (in August of that year), leaving the group's future in doubt, although it was announced in January 2015 that the group would be making a comeback in that year.

2016: Lineup Changes and Possible Disbandment[edit]

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 GI (band)'s Members

  • Kim Nayeon (AI) (김나연)
  • Jiamin
  • Heeso (Moon Jin Sil 문진실)
  • Dokyung (Han Do Kyung 한도경)

Former Members[edit]

  • OneKet (Won Yeon-sang 원연상)
  • Lee A-ram (이아람)
  • Jung Eunji (정은지)

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 GI (band)'s Discography

Extended plays[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Tremendous 21

Singles[]

YearAlbum informationPeak chart positions
Track listingSales
KOR
2013 "Beatles"
  • Released: April 3, 2013
  • Language:Korean
  • Length: 06:42
  • Label: Simtong Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
158
  1. Beatles
  2. Beatles (BeatBurger Remix)

10,561(digital)

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 GI (band)'s References

  1. "BEATLES Digital Single". music.bugs.co.kr. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  2. jennywill (August 30, 2015). GI (Global Icon) fully reveals the faces of 3 new members + Jiamin's solo shot. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  3. "New tomboy girl group GI (Global Icon) releases member images!". allkpop.com. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  4. "OneKet and AI Video Teaser". allkpop.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  5. "Eunji, Aram and Hayun Video teaser". allkpop.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  6. "Music Video Teaser". allkpop.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  7. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/07/gi-global-icons-pre-release-because-of-you-delayed-until-august
  8. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/08/gi-lands-endorsement-deal-with-94-street-announces-release-date-of-because-of-you
  9. http://www.soompi.com/2013/09/04/giglobal-icons-first-mini-album-title-track-dont-lie-deemed-unfit-for-terrestrial-network-broadcast/
  10. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=326032254218924&set=a.164059060416245.1073741826.164058700416281&type=1
  11. https://instagram.com/p/zer11iFIaJ/?modal=true
  12. http://www.soompi.com/2015/02/24/girl-group-gi-in-legal-battle-with-agency-as-members-demand-contract-termination/
  13. http://pop.heraldcorp.com/view.php?ud=201502251051546015038_1
  14. alim17 (June 29, 2015). GI (Global Icon) introduce the talented three new members of the group. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  15. serendipity (September 2, 2015). GI (Global Icon) return with a new lineup and change in concept in 'Doligo Doligo' MV!. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  16. http://www.allkpop.com/review/2015/09/song-mv-review-gi-global-icon-doligo-doligo
  17. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/03/whats-going-on-with-gi-global-icon
  18. https://twitter.com/gi_eunji92/status/714141645395009536
  19. "GI official international fanclub". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  20. "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  21. "Gaon Album Chart - September 2013". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 

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