About Miss A
Miss A is a South Korean girl group that originally had five trainees under JYP Entertainment. The group appeared in Chinese variety shows singing and dancing and were called the Chinese Wonder Girls. They signed with Samsung Electronics Group in China and released the single “Love Again,” to be used in Samsung’s commercials.
They made their South Korean debut in July 2010 with the single “Bad Girl Good Girl.” It debuted at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart. Miss A was the first group ever to have their debut song reach the top of the chart. The song went on to be the best-performing single of 2010. The song also won first place on the South Korean music program “Inkigayo.” The song stayed at number one for four straight weeks which broke the record previously set by Girl’s Generation.
Miss A’s second single called “Step Up,” was released on September 26, 2010. That song also debuted at number one on the Korean music charts.
In 2011, the group released the single “Love Alone,” from their yet unreleased album A Class. It was used as a promotional song for the opening of the popular ice show “All That Skate Spring 2011.” The full album was released on July 18, 2011. It contained some previously released songs and four new tracks. The single “Good Bye Baby,” was promoted on several music shows and it won the top award on all of the shows.
Miss A’s next EP Touch, was released on February 20, 2012. They released the video for the song on Youtube the day before and it got one million views in one day. The album reached number two on the Gaon Music Chart.
Later in 2012, the group released a Chinese version of Touch along with the Chinese version of the music video. It topped the Chinese music charts. They also released the mini-album Independent Women Part III in later 2012. The members were involved in a minor car accident after the debut of that album, and they were taken to the hospital. They were soon released and able to make it through the rest of their promotions for the album.
In 2013, Miss A released Hush, their second and final studio album. It was released in CD and digital download. It topped out at second place on the Korean music charts. The group then went on hiatus in 2014.
Miss A’s last EP Colors, was released on March 30, 2015. The top single from the album, “Only You,” reached number one on the Korean music charts. The other singles from the album did not chart as well. The group became inactive after the promotional period for the album. Members left to do their own personal projects and JYP Entertainment confirmed the group disbanded on December 27, 2017.
Wang Fei Fei
April 27, 1987
165 cm (5’5″)
47 kg (104 lbs)
Wang Fei Fei is a Chinese singer, dancer, and actress who goes by the stage name Fei. She was born in Kaikou, Hainan, China, and comes from a family of four. She was scouted on her way to dance school in Guang Zhou, China.
Wang appeared on the Chinese audition program “The More She Dances, The Prettier She Is.” It aired on the Chinese station, Zhejiang TV. She joined the project group, Sisters, which is the Chinese version of the girl group Wonder Girls. However, that show was canceled.
In July 2010, Wang joined the new girl group Miss A. They made their South Korean debut with the single “Bad Girl Good Girl.” It was a massive hit and topped out at number one on the Korean music charts. She remained with the group through their last EP that was released in 2015.
While still working with Miss A, Wang made her South Korean television debut with the series “Dream High in 2011,” and “Dream High in 2012.” She also appeared on four different variety shows during 2013, including “O’live,” “Dancing With the Stars 3,” “Master Chef Korea Celebrity,” and “Amazing Dance.” She won first place on “Dancing With the Stars,” and second place on “Master Chef.”
In 2014, Wang made a cameo in the South Korean television drama series “Temptation.” She was credited on their soundtrack with “One Summer Night,” which she sang with 2 AM member, Jo Kwon. She got second place in another cooking show, “Cook King Korea.” Wang starred in the Chinese movie “Select Game,” in 2015.
She debuted her solo singing career in 2016 with the single “Fantasy,” which Billboard Magazine named as one of the best K-pop songs of the year. The Chinese single “One More Kiss,” was released that year also. Then Wang made her film debut in “Select Game.” In 2017, she also starred in the web drama “Swan.”
Wang left JYP Entertainment when her contract expired in 2018. She has since signed with Huayi Brothers Media Corp., a Chinese entertainment studio, to pursue solo projects in China.
Bae Sue Ji
Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Face of the Group, Maknae
October 10, 1994
47 kg (103 lbs)
Bae Sue Ji is a South Korean singer, rapper, dancer, and actress who goes by the stage name Suzy. She was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and comes from a family of five. Bae attended the Seoul School of Performing Arts and graduated in 2013. Before debuting, she worked as an online shopping model.
Bae auditioned for the Mnet show “Superstar K,” and made it through the preliminary round, but she was eventually eliminated. While on the show, she caught the attention of a scout from JYP Entertainment and she was contracted as a trainee.
In 2010, she joined the new girl group “Miss A,” and they debuted with their hit single “Bad Girl Good Girl.” The song debuted at number one on the Korean music charts. They were the first group to do so, and the song went on the become the best performing single in 2010. Bae performed with the group until their last album was released in 2015. Her contract with JYP Entertainment expired on March 31, 2019, and she signed with Management SOOP on April 7, 2019.
While performing with Miss A, Bae became the permanent host of “MBC Show! Music Core.” She then went on to host the “Seoul Music Awards,” “Golden Disc Awards,” and “Mnet’s 20’s Choice Awards.” Since then, she hosted many music events and major awards shows.
In 2011, Bae started her acting career by appearing in several television series and television shows. Her first was the series “Dream High.” She is credited on nine more series and five more shows up until 2019. Bae appeared in three different films including “Architecture 101” in 2012, “The Sound of a Flower,” in 2015, and “Real,” in 2017. She has a new film slated for release in 2020 titled “Mount Paektu.”
In 2017, Bae made her debut as a solo artist with her new album Yes? No?. The single from the album, “Pretend,” was pre-released. Both the single and the album reached number two on the music charts. Her next album, Faces of Love, was released in 2018 and debuted at number six on the charts. The single “I’m in Love with Someone Else,” reached number three.
Bae has been called the “queen of endorsements” for her many lucrative deals with companies in cosmetics, apparel, sugar, and many more. In 2013 alone, she made 14 different endorsement deals. She is one of the most in-demand endorsers in South Korea.
Lee Min Young
Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper
June 21, 1991
161 cm (5’3″)
49 kg (108 lbs)
Lee Min Young is a South Korean singer, dancer, songwriter, and actress who goes by the stage name Min. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, and is an only child. At a young age, Lee took part in the Korean version of Sesame Street. The show was called BoBoBo and she played a part in a duo. At 13 years old, she formed a dance duo called Little Winners. She auditioned for JYP Entertainment in sixth grade and was accepted as a trainee.
Lee moved to America to train for her debut and stayed for six years. She studied at the Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts in Manhattan. She stayed with her grandmother who lived in New York at the time. For her American debut, she teamed up with record producers Jin-young Park and Lil’ John for her solo singles “Dance Like This,” “Go Ahead,” and “Boyfriend.”
Lee made her South Korean debut with the girl group Miss A in 2010. Their first single, “Bad Girl Good Girl,” debuted at number one on the Korean music charts. Miss A was a very successful group and went on to release two studio albums, three EPs, and eight singles. Their music won several awards. In November 2017, it was announced that Lee was leaving the group as her contract with JYP had expired.
In 2010, Lee was selected to be a part of the G20 Seoul Summit, along with several other idols. The group recorded and released their song “Let’s Go,” and it was well-received.
Lee made her acting debut in the South Korean film “Countdown” in 2011. She also appeared on four different television series including “Dream High,” and “Dream High 2,” “Reckless Family Season 2,” “Dream Knight,” and “L.U.V. College.” She appeared on several different variety shows, “Oh! My School,” “K-Style” and “Get It Beauty on the Road Malaysia.”
Lee is also a songwriter with credit on the songs “The Mirene Song,” by Mirene, “Stuck,” by Miss A, “Far, Far Away,” by G.Soul, and “Marathon” by Deepshower. She is a featured singer on three different singles, and she also wrote the song “Living Like A Fool,” for the “Bachelor’s Vegetable Store,” soundtrack.
Mong Ji Ah
Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
February 3, 1989
166 cm (5’5″)
45 kg (99 lbs)
Mong Ji Ah is a Chinese singer, rapper, dancer, and actress who goes by the stage name Jia. She was born in Changsha, Hunan, China, and is an only child. She attended school in Beijing and was scouted by JYP Entertainment at an audition at her dance school. Mong speaks Chinese, Korean, and English. She loves dolls and “girly” things.
Mong was originally a member of the project group “Sisters,” which is the Chinese version of the Wonder Girls. The group ended up getting canceled due to member and trainee changes in the company.
In 2010, Mong debuted with the new girl group Miss A. Their debut single “Bad Girl Good Girl,” debuted at number one. The group went on to release two studio albums, eight singles, and three EPs. Their music was received well and won several awards. The last EP Miss A released was Colors, in 2015. Mong’s contract with JYP Entertainment expired in 2016 and she left to pursue her solo projects in China. She signed with Banana Culture Music in 2016.
In 2011, Mong made her television debut in “Dream High.” She also appeared in “Dream High 2,” and “L.U.V. College.” Mong attended many fashion shows and appeared in various fashion magazines while pursuing her acting career.
Between 2013 and 2015, Mong was a presenter on MBC’s “C-Radio,” radio show. She appeared with bandmate Fei and Super Junior’s Zhou Mi on the show. Mong made her Chinese television debut in 2014 on the show “One and a Half Summer.” She then went on to star in the 2015 Chinese film “The Third Way of Love.”
On November 18, 2016, Mong released her first solo single in China titled “Drip.” It was followed by “Who’s That Girl,” which charted at number six on Billboard China.
In 2017, she won the “Breakthrough Female Artist of the Year” award at the annual V Chart Awards. Her next single “Mood,” was recorded in collaboration with Jackson Wang from Got7. Her fourth and fifth singles were released in 2018, they were titled “Weapon,” and “Free.”