Deemed the live-dolls of the K-pop industry, Mamamoo is a force to be reckoned with in the world of K-pop. Mamamoo members make sure to take part in producing and writing lyrics to their songs. They aren’t afraid to get creative or personal with their lyrics. They are talented, hard-working, and strive to empower women.
Since their debut, they became known as a band with a distinct style that combines jazz, R&B, vintage, and pop to create music that has been special and unique. Mamamoo’s discography includes Gleam, White Wind, Blues, Red Moon, Yellow Flower among others. They currently have about 11 albums released.
Mamamoo members are notorious for their witty changes to their lyrics depending on where they perform. At college festivals, they change the lyrics to the college name or city to interact with the crowd.
Who Are The Mamamoo Members?
Mamamoo is an all-female K-pop group with four members; Solar, Moonbyul, Wheein, and Hwasa. Here’s a little information about each one of them.
Solar (Kim Yong-sun)
Solar is a South Korean musician, and Mamamoo’s current rapper and vocal lead. Solar may look like the youngest, but she’s the oldest of the Mamamoo members and she’s the leader of the band.
Born on the 21st of February, 1991, she was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She attended the Modern K Music Academy. Her stage name “Solar” was simply from the melody “Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do.” As a matter of fact, she intended her stage name to be “DoReMi” but since she could reach higher notes, her name instead was Solar or So La. Her first outing as an actress was in 2015, in the K-drama titled Imaginary Cat. She also took part in the celebrity TV series We Got Married to Korean-American pop singer Eric Nam; she was on the show for eight months.
Moonbyul (Moon Byul-yi)
Moonbyul is a famous South Korean rapper, musician, songwriter, and actress. Moonbyul was born on the 22nd of December, 1992 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, and was named Moon Byul Yi. The artist has two siblings, Seulgi and Yesol.
Moonbyul, since she has come to be known, retains the title of Mamamoo’s main rapper. Before becoming one of Mamamoo’s members, Moonbyul attended the Paekche Institute of the Arts for Media and Vocal Music. She is said to resemble Xiu Min from EXO. The beautiful lead rapper also went into acting when she took part in the Start Love series.
Wheein (Jung Whee-in)
Wheein is a singer and actress from South Korea. Among Mamamoo members, she is the lead vocalist and main dancer. She attended elementary school in Jeonju; later, she attended Sacred Heart Girls’ Middle School and High School of Arts. Notwithstanding her relatively small frame, Wheein is energetic and has a rather strong voice. She is also known to be a strong performer when it comes to performing for TV shows.
Wheein is quite energetic and enjoys laughing all the time. She and Hwasa were raised in the same town in the same year. In high school, too, they were very close. Since she acts like one, the group members nicknamed her “Jindo Cat.”
Hwasa (Ahn Hye-jin)
Hwasa is a singer and actress from South Korea. Among Mamamoo members, Hwasa is the top rapper and vocal lead. Born in Jeonju, South Korea, she is South Korean by birth. Instead of her real name, she used the mononym Hwasa for professional purposes.
Hwasa has also appeared on songs like Boy Jump by Baechigi and Love Talk by Kisum. She has also got a unique team presence. As a beautiful lady capable of delivering a great performance, she is admired by many people. Her name, Ahn Hye-jin means “Grace in Truth.”
Why Is The Group Called Mamamoo?
Mamamoo was founded by Kim Jin-woo and Kim Do-hoon’s RBW (Rainbow Bridge World) which used to be WA Entertainment in 2014. Mamamoo members debuted with their single Mr. Ambiguous on the 19th of June, 2014. The debut has been ranked by some critics as one of the best K-pop debuts of 2014. With critical acclaim and a robust discography, it’s only fair to wonder why the group is called Mamamoo.
Mamamoo members have revealed that their band name signifies the sound that babies make. So, it means that they wanted to approach their listeners organically and instinctively with their music. Their fans are called moomoos and it means radish. Coincidentally, the light sticks sold as merchandise are radishes too.