Monday, August 29, 2011

First Bi-Racial Girl Group "ChOCoLaT" Debut

Chocolat (쇼콜라)

Korea’s music industry seems to attract more and more girl groups and Paramount Music has taken a further step in creating a new “Bi-Racial” 5-member girl group called “Chocolat” to debut soon on August 17th!!

This girl group has caught the attention of many because of its unique combination of members consisting of 2 Koreans and 3 half-Korean and half-Caucasian. The members are: Melanie (Maknae), Tia(Maknae), JulianeJeyoon (Vocalist) and Minsoa (Leader) with the youngest starting with 14 years old. Due to this mix of members and two races, they have been called “Bi-Racial” and they have been a trainee for more than two years at Paramount Music.

So, apparently the big selling point for these girls is that 3 of the 5 are bi-racial--with American dads and Korean moms. A Paramount Music representative explained “Just like how chocolate has different flavors, Chocolat will be a group that has a variety of different charms to show on stages all over the world. You can definitely look forward to the birth of a great new rookie star. Their debut track is a club style dance track.”, and described their music as "[music that] can be considered a mix of club and electronic dance songs. They’re perfect clubbing songs to listen to in the summer. You can coAugustnsider it a mix of T-ara’s ‘Roly Poly‘ disco music and 2NE1’s ‘I Am the Best‘ dance music". Chocolat is set to release their debut track, Syndrome, on August 17th with their debut performance set for  18th's Mnet's "M! Countdown".

We’ve seen plenty of girl groups debut with attention-grabbing concepts, but this is the first girl group ever that’s specifically comprised of bi-racial members
For the first time ever, Korea will be seeing a new girl group debut comprised of bi-racial members. 
Produced by Paramount Music, 5-member girl group Chocolat will be making their official debut on August 17th. They’ve managed to turn quite a few heads in the industry already, thanks to their unique combination of members.
The five girls include two Koreans and three half-Caucasian, half-Korean members. All three of the bi-racial ladies have American fathers and Korean mothers. With an average age of 18.6, the girls have been training intensively for the past two years and a half. 
Member Profiles

Min Soa
  • Age: 21 (birth year 1991)
  • Position : Leader


  • Age: 21 (birth year 1991)
  • Position : Vocalist


  • Date of Birth: 15/03/1997
  • Height: 171cm
  • Weight: 50kg
  • Hobbies: Singing, dancing, taking photos
  • Skills: Modeling, Prague-style dance

  • Date of Birth: 05/05/1997
  • Height: 162cm
  • Skills: Cheerleading

  • Date of Birth: 12/12/1993
  • Height: 168cm
  • Hobbies: Dancing, exercising, watching movies
  • Skills: Sports, trampoline

Their Introduction video
Chocolat Dance
Chocolat's Tia Dance Practice

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