Goo Hara and Han Seung Yeon, both formerly from K-pop girl group KARA recently met up for a reunion.
On Oct 30, Goo Hara posted a selfie with Han Seung Yeon on Instagram along with the caption:“Hwaiting to both of us! Let’s walk confidently in this difficult world. Seung Yeon unnie, why is your youthful-as-ever face so small? I love you, unnie.”
Both Goo Hara and Han Seung Yeon are seen smiling at the camera in the warm setting of someone’s home.
Han Seung Yeon debuted as an original member of KARA in 2007, while Goo Hara joined the group in 2008.
Formed by DSP Media in 2007, KARA’s final lineup included Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Goo Hara, and Heo Youngji.
In 2014, members Nicole Jung and Kang Ji-young left from the group while Kim Sung-hee left in 2008.
The name KARA comes from the Greek word, “Chara” which means ‘sweet melody’.
KARA started off as a quartet, debuting with Break It and displaying a strong female image and mature R&B sound.
KARA was considered as successors to their senior labelmate Fin.K.L. so there were expectations for the group.
The First Blooming is their first studio album which was released in March 2007.
The debut was a commercial failure and was poorly received by the public.
In 2008 Kim Sung-hee left the group due to parental pressure and members Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung joined KARA.
Since then, the group switched their musical style and image to a ‘pretty but natural’ appeal, and they released a mini-album called Rock U in July 2008.
KARA top the records with the song Honey. The group released their second studio album Revolution in July 2009 with the hit single Mister whose choreography featured the ‘butt-dance’. This propelled the group to stardom within East Asia.
Singles like Lupin, Jumping, Step and Pandora were also hits that help establish the group in K-Pop.
KARA was ranked No 6 and No 5 in Gallup Korea in 2009 and 2010 respectively, thus making them the second-best girl group in Korea for 2010. They were also ranked No 4 and 13 in February 2012 and 2013’s Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list.