Cube Entertainment created the South Korean girl group 4Minute (Korean: commonly stylized as 4MINUTE) in 2009. Nam Ji-Hyun, Heo Ga-Yoon, Jeon Ji-yoon, Kim Hyun-a, and Kwon So-Hyun comprised the group. The band was noted for its edgy dance-pop sound and “girl crush” image, which drew a sizable female fan base. Before the formal announcement, the group was known as the “Hyuna group.” Nam Ji-Hyun, the next member, was unveiled on May 22.
The rest of the members were announced the next day.
On June 15, 4Minute released their first song, “Hot Issue,” and on June 18, they made their television debut on MNet Countdown. On June 21, fans broke into the group’s van and stole clothes and other stuff. “It was really sad that such an incident transpired,” Cube Entertainment stated. The group disbanded on June 13, 2016, after their contract expired, the only one to renew the contract was hyuna, only Hyuna renewing her contract with the management agency. “As the contract expiration date approaches, the members have been in negotiations for renewal, but while the agency tried to convenience half of them to continue the group, it ended up recognizing the decision of the four members that they would not continue as a group,” a Cube Entertainment spokesperson said. The group will disintegrate for all intents and purposes due to the members’ differing opinions.
Stage Name: Son Jihyun (손지현), formerly known as Jihyun (지현)
Birth Name: Nam Jihyun (남지현), legally changed to Son Jihyun (손지현)
Birthday: January 9, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Son Ji-Hyun (Korean: born Nam Ji-Hyun on January 9, 1990) is a South Korean actor and singer. She is best known as the former leader and main singer of the now-defunct South Korean girl group 4Minute.
Nam Ji-Hyun, born in Incheon, South Korea on January 9, 1990. Jihyun tried out for JYP Entertainment but was rejected. She later joined Cube Entertainment when JYP’s recruiting department suggested Cube Entertainment’s founder, Hong Seung-sung, in seeking members to create 4Minute. She graduated and did her schooling from Sangmyung University on February 24, 2015, with a degree in Contemporary Ballet and a lifetime achievement award at the university’s graduation ceremony.
Ji-Hyun was selected to be a member of 4Minute in 2009. The 5-member girl trio made their formal debut on M Countdown on June 18, 2009, when they performed their first single “Hot Issue.”Cube Entertainment stated on June 13, 2016, that 4Minute had dissolved and that the members were still in talks to extend their contracts. Cube Entertainment formally stated on June 15 that Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon, and Sohyun’s contracts had ended on June 14 and that the members had opted not to extend their contracts, resulting in their departure from Cube Entertainment.
Ji-Hyun has signed a new contract with Artist Company to pursue a career in acting since the disbandment of 4Minute. Ji-Hyun appeared in KBS’s youth romance drama Strongest Deliveryman in 2017. The Artist Company revealed in December 2017 that she has changed her name to Son Ji-Hyun.
Some of the dramas that she starred in are down below:
When The Devil Calls Your Name | tvN / 2019 – Yu Donghui
Monkey and Dog Romance | Naver / 2018 – Jang Joomi
Grand Prince | TV Chosun / 2018 – Ru Shigae
Strongest Deliveryman | KBS / 2017 – Choi Yeonji
My Little Baby | MBC / 2016 – Han Soyoon
Never Die | Naver / 2015 – Seyeon
Love Cells | Naver / 2014 – Seorin
Marriage, Not Dating | tvN / 2014 – Herself (Cameo)
Please Remember, Princess – Generation of Romance | Naver / 2013 – Yoon Minah
Love and War 2 | KBS / 2013 – Seoyoung
Monstar | Mnet / 2013 – Stella
Ms. Panda and Mr. Hedgehog | Channel A / 2012 – Herself (Cameo)
The Third Hospital | tvN / 2012 – Herself (Cameo)
A Thousand Kisses | MBC / 2011 – Jang Sooah
It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl | SBS / 2010 – Shin Sunhae
Stage Name: Heo Gayoon (허가윤), formerly known as Gayoon (가윤)
Birth Name: Heo Gayoon (허가윤)
Birthday: May 18, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 47 kg 04 lbs)
Heo Ga-Yoon (born May 18, 1990) is a South Korean actress and singer who goes by the stage name Gayoon. She was a member of the South Korean female group 4Minute, as well as its sub-group 2Yoon. She was born in Goyang on May 18, 1990. In 2005, she finished second in SM’s 9th “Best Singer Contest.”She completed her high school education at Dongduk Girl’s High School. Heo featured in Mario’s “I’m Yours” music video in 2008, with Seulong from 2 AM. She attended Dongguk University in 2011, where she studied cinema and theater. On September 17, 2014, Heo and other celebrities were named ambassadors of Dongguk University. She received her diploma in 2016.
In 2009, Heo was selected to be a member of 4Minute. On June 18, 2009, the five-member girl group made their formal debut, singing their debut single, “Hot Issue,” on Mnet’s M! Countdown. Heo Ga-Yoon was 1/20 idols from various South Korean groups that recorded the song “Let’s Go” in October 2010 to increase public engagement in the 2010 G-20 Seoul meeting. She sang alongside labelmates Yong Jun-Hyung and G.NA.Cube Entertainment stated on June 13, 2016, that 4Minute had chosen to split and that the members were still in talks about renewing their contracts. Cube Entertainment officially started on June 15, 2016, that Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon, and Sohyun’s contracts had ended on June 14 and that none of them had opted to renew with the company.
Movies that Heo starred in,
Search Out | 2020 – Noori
The Drug King | 2018 – Jongsoon
Too Hot To Die | 2018 – Betrayal’s rose
Daddy You, Daughter Me | 2017 – Misoo
2015 Dream Concert | 2015 – Herself
Stage Name: Jiyoon (지윤)
Birth Name: Jeon Ji Yoon (전지윤)
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: October 15, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs)
Birthplace: Suwon, South Korea
Jeon Ji-Yoon (born October 15, 1990), sometimes known as Jiyoon or Jenyer, is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and actress best known as a former member of the South Korean girl group 4Minute. On November 2, 2016, she made her solo debut under the stage name Jenyer. She graduated from Byeongjeom High School and is now a student at Kyung Hee University, where she is studying Post Modern Music.
Yoon was selected to be a part of 4Minute in 2009. The five-member girl trio made their formal debut on M! Countdown on June 18, 2009, with their first single “Hot Issue.” She appeared as a featured artist on Woo Yi-album Kyung’s Look at Me on October 15, 2009, with the song “Look at Me.”In 2013, Yoon and her bandmate Gayoon established a subgroup named 2Yoon. Ji-Yoon will make her acting debut in the online drama Dreaming CEO, it was reported. Cube Entertainment stated on June 13, 2016, that 4Minute had chosen to split, and that the members, with the exception of HyunA, were still debating whether to renew their contracts. On June 15, 2016, Cube Entertainment stated that Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyon, and Sohyun’s contracts had expired and that they had opted not to extend them. Jiyoon made his solo debut as “Jenyer” on November 2, 2016, with the single album Day and Night. On the same day, the title single “I Do” and its music video was released.
Stage Name: HyunA (현아)
Birth Name: Kim Hyun Ah (김현아)
Position: Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
Birthday: June 6, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 43,1 kg (96 lbs)
Birthplace: Jeolla, South Korea
Gyunwas born in Jeolla, South Korea. Her family consists of her parents, who are divorced, and two younger brothers named Hyunho and Hyunsuk. She completed her middle school at Choong Chun Middle school and as for her High School, she went to Korea High School Of Music and Arts. Finally, she completed her college at Konkuk University. She can also speak multiple languages such as Japanese, Korean, English, and Mandarin.
Ever since she was little she always wanted to be an idol, she would audition for multiple companies. At first, she wanted to be an actress but later grew interested in dancing when she was in high school, because of which she auditioned for JYP and passed the audition in the first trial. All the 50 auditions she went for being an actress were all a fail but she aced the JYP audition on the first try. She joined JYP and trained there, after a while, she debuted as a member of Wondergirls in 2007. At that time she was just 14 years old which is very much young. Hyuna didn’t stay in the group for a long time since she had to leave the group because of her health problems, particularly chronic gastroenteritis.
After a year she decided to join CUBE entertainment and she again debuted as a member of CUBE’s girl group 4minute. But, the group disbanded in June of 2016. Hyuna had already debuted as a soloist on 2010 Jan 4th with the single “change”. While she was still in CUBE there were dating rumors between her and Pentagon’s E’Dawn and shortly after it was confirmed by the agency that they two were in fact in a relationship.
There is a pretty strict rule in the KPOP world where idols aren’t allowed to date or be in relationships If an idol is found dating someone they will either be kicked out of the group or company or will have to end their relationship. And because of that rule cube decided to kick out Dwan and Hyuna from the label. On Oct 15th, 2018, she and Dwan joined PSY’s Label P NATION. She still works as a soloist in P NATION AS OD 2021 and is still in a relationship with Dwan publically. P NATION doesn’t have any rule against its artists dating or being in a relationship.
Hyuna has been in the KPOP industry since 2007 now and she has debuted a total of 5 times which are, a member of Wonder Girls, 4minute, the duo “Trouble Maker”, the co-ed group “Triple H”, Dazzling RED, 4Tomrrow. Hyuna also has a lot of tattoos which are very rare in female idols, they are located in one on her left shoulder, two other tattoos in Latin on her right inner arm, her lower back, her left underarm, on her right shoulder, on the back of her right ear. Sunny, Yuri, Hara, Gain, Sunhwa, Somin, Hyomin are all her friends.
Stage Name: Sohyun (소현)
Birth Name: Kwon So Hyun (권소현)
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae
Birthday: August 30, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 162 cm ( 5 ft 3¾ in)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Kwon So-Hyun is a South Korean singer and actress who was born on August 30, 1994. She was a member of the South Korean girl group 4Minute, which was managed by Cube Entertainment. She was also a part of the Orange girl group in South Korea. Kwon, along with members Nam Ji-Hyun, Heo Ga-Yoon, and Jeon Ji-Yoon, left 4Minute and the record label before June 15, 2016 (the end of her contract with Cube).
Kwon was born on August 30, 1994, in Incheon, South Korea. She went to Kumho Junior High School and Pungmoon Girls’ High School, where she graduated in February 2013. She finished fourth in her class. Kwon got admitted into Dongguk University’s Department of Theatre and Film in November 2014. Kwon made her debut as a member of the group Orange when she was 12 years old in 2005. The band published their debut album, We Are Orange, which included the title hit “Our Star.” The group separated in late 2005 as a result of cyberbullying and anti-fan internet cafés.
Kwon made her Cube Entertainment debut in June 2009 as the youngest member of the girl group 4Minute, with their single “Hot Issue.”Aside from being a member of 4Minute, Kwon has appeared in numerous variety programs and had tiny cameo appearances on television. Kwon appeared in Teen Top’s music video for “Going Crazy,” where she played L.Joe’s love interest.
Kwon left Cube Entertainment and joined 935 Entertainment after the disbandment of 4Minute. Three years later, she transferred to TheCNT. She appeared on Criminal Minds as a victim in a cameo role before landing more major parts in the romantic comedy The Secret Life of My Secretary and the thriller Class of Lies.