Chocolat

ショコラ,쇼콜라

Chocolat( Hangul : 쇼콜라), commonly stylized asChoColat, is a South Korean girl group created by Paramount Music in 2011. Their group name means "Chocolate" in French. Their name was chosen because the different characters of the members would remind people of different types of chocolate. However, due to there already being a group with the name Chocolate, the French translation was chosen as their group name to set themselves apart from that unit.The group consists of four members: three are mixed race Korean, (Juliane, Tia, Melanie), and the other one is Korean (Min Soa).

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 Chocolat's Career

2011: Debut andI Like It[ edit ]

Prior to their debut single release, their music had been described to be electronic club music, a mix of the disco of T-ara 's " Roly-Poly " and the club sounds of 2NE1 's "I Am The Best".Additionally they revealed that their role model group was also girl group, 2NE1.

KBS Music Bank, on August 20, 2011 onMBC Music Coreand finally a week later onSBS Inkigayo, on September 4, 2011. The group had also made a movie debut with a cameo on the film "Mr. Idol", before their debut, as Korea's best group.

The mini-album was then released on December 15, 2011, including their title track "I Like It", an English version of the single, and three other tracks, likely to have been amongst the seven previously recorded songs the group had prior to debuting.

2012: Endorsements and Follow-Up:One More Day[ edit ]

The first performance for "하루만 더 (One More Day)" was broadcasted through KBS 'sMusic Bankon February 3, officially starting their follow-up promotions.

Though having a long hiatus without promotions, Chocolat's members Tia and Melanie came back on twitter in late November reassuring fans that they hadn't disbanded. Their only schedule after the end of the promotions was an Arirang Radio talk show interview on December 31, 2012, during which they hinted at a comeback in the beginning of 2013.

2013: Black Tinkerbell[ edit ]

The group has since been a four-membered piece, as their former main vocalist was also absent from this comeback.

They released the single album and their music video for Black Tinkerbell on June 11, 2013 in South Korea.

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 Chocolat's Members

Current Members[ edit ]

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birthPosition
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Min Soa민소아Choi Minji최민지(age 24)
Juliane쥴리앤Juliane Alfieri쥴리앤 알피에리(age 19)
Tia티아Tia Hwang Cuevas티아 황 쿠에바스(age 16)Main Dancer, Vocalist
Melanie멜라니Melanie Aurora Lee멜라니 오로라 이(age 16)Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
  • 최민지), better known by her stage nameMin Soa(민소아) is the leader and a vocalist of the group. She was born in Korea on(1989-06-10)June 10, 1989(age 24). She was raised in Korea until the age of 17, when she moved to study abroad in Brisbane, Australia. Though having majored in art in college, her dreams of becoming a singer lead her to be introduced by a friend to her current CEO, to whom she sent a demo and through that, she was invited to join Chocolat as the oldest member to help as being theunnie(언니), the oldest sister of the group.
  • Juliane(쥴리앤), is a vocalist of the group. She was born on(1993-12-12)December 12, 1993(age 19). Though born in Korea, she moved to Texas at the age of 6 and stayed there for 5 years before going back to Korea. Melanie's mother was the key connection between Juliane and her joining the group, since she was well acquainted with Juliane's mother, through which Juliane was able to audition and join the group.She is of Korean descent through her mother's side, and through her father's side, who was in the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea, she is of German and Italian descent.
  • (age 16)in California. According to her parents, Tia moved to Japan when she was six months old but relocated to Korea at age 6. She moved back to Japan three years later, though she wasn't able to learn very much Japanese because her family lived in units. When she turned 12, Tia started dreaming of becoming a singer which lead her to meeting her current CEO and starting the girl group, Chocolat.Originally, Tia debuted in the music industry at the age of 8 as an English tutor on children TV shows; in channels such as Arirang TV and KBS .Also prior to her debut she was in a photoshoot with fellow labelmate, guitarist of "The Nuts", Ji Hyun Woo.Shortly after Chocolat's debut, Tia was appointed as a model for make-up brand, "Lioele".Tia is half Korean, through her mother's side and through her father, former soldier in the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea, she is of Puerto-Rican and German descent.
  • 멜라니), is the main vocalist (upon Jaeyoon's departure) and youngest member of the group. She was born on(1997-05-05)May 5, 1997(age 16)in South Korea. She moved to Hawaii when she was 8 years old, staying there for a year and a half before going back to Korea. She and Tia met in school together, learning that both their mothers had known each otherfor 30 years, after getting more acquainted, Melanie auditioned and joined the group with Tia. Her special skill is cheerleading.Through her mother's side, she is half Korean, and through her father's side, who was in the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea, she is of Italian and German descent.

Former Members[ edit ]

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birthPosition
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Jaeyoon제윤Lee Eunjung이은정(age 22)
  • Jaeyoon(제윤), was the main vocalist of the group. She was born on(1991-05-15)May 15, 1991(age 22)and raised in Korea. While in college, she auditioned after hearing about Chocolat on another audition, and passed to be given the role as the main vocalist of the group.She has been on hiatus due to a health problem since December 2011.

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 Chocolat's Discography

ChoColat discography
Releases
EPs1
Singles3
Music videos3
Promotional singles4

Extended plays

YearTitleAlbum detailsPeak
positions
2011 33

Digital Singles

YearTitleAlbum detailsPeak
positions
2011ChoColat First Single Album
  • Released: August 17, 2011
  • Length: 3:31
  • Label: Paramount Music Entertainment
  • Format:Digital download
  • Language:Korean
68
2012The Second Single Album
  • Released: February 9, 2012
  • Length: 13:08
  • Label: Paramount Music Entertainment
  • Format:Digital download
  • Language:Korean
83
2013The Third Single Album
  • Released: June 11, 2013
  • Length: 13:34
  • Label: Paramount Music Entertainment
  • Format:Digital download
  • Language:Korean
81

Promotional singles

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2011"Syndrome"68Syndrome First Single Album
"I Like It"81I Like It, The First Mini-Album
2012"One More Day"83
2013"Black Tinkerbell"81Black Tinkerbell
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Videography

YearMusic videoLength
2011 "Syndrome" 3:35
2012 "One More Day" 3:40
2013 "Black Tinkerbell"

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 Chocolat's Works

Filmography[ edit ]

  • 2011: "Mr 아이돌 (Idol)" (cameo)

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 Chocolat's Awards and nominations

YearEventAwardNominated workResult
2011Seoul Success AwardsNewcomer AwardChocolatWon
MTV Best Of the BestNominated

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 Chocolat's References

  1. "Chocolat (쇼콜라) @ Heart to Heart [ARIRANG Tv]". Arirang TV. November 20, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  2. (Korean) "韓최초 백인혼혈들 주축 5人 걸그룹 출격..관심". Naver. August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  3. ":: Chocolat reveals their member profiles ::". Allkpop. August 3, 2011. 
  4. (Korean) "쇼콜라 "혼혈로만 관심? 2년간 12시간씩 연습"(인터뷰) (Chocolat "interest only because of being mixed race?" 2 years, 12 hours practice a day)". Nate. August 11, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  5. ":: First Teaser Released ::". Allkpop. August 3, 2011. 
  6. (Korean) "혼혈 걸그룹 쇼콜라, 외모-실력 겸비 음악은? '클럽-일렉트로닉 접목 댄스'". Nate. August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  7. (Korean)":: Paramount Music to debut mixed race group ::". Naver. August 8, 2011. 
  8. (Korean)"Mixed Race Girl Group ChoColat's Debut "Thoroughbred with foreigner" is given special attention". Newsen. August 18, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  9. (Korean)":: Mixed Race Group 'ChoColat' makes a cameo as nation's best group on Mr. Idol ::". Naver. November 4, 2011. 
  10. (Korean) "쇼콜라 멤버탈퇴는 아니었군 (Chocolat's member did not withdraw)". Dcinside. December 7, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  11. "Chocolat (쇼콜라) @ Heart to Heart [ARIRANG Tv]". Arirang TV. November 20, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  12. (Korean) "걸그룹 쇼콜라, 스포츠 브랜드 NBA코리아 모델로 발탁돼 (Girl Group Chocolat, chosen as new models for Sports Brand 'NBA Korea')". Naver. January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  13. (Korean) "Chocolat's Tia Follow-Up Promotions announcement". Twitter. January 21, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  14. "Chocolat's Tia Follow-Up Promotions Announcement (English)". Twitter. January 21, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  15. "Chocolat reveals music video teaser for "One More Day"". Allkpop. February 8, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  16. "Chocolat unveils MV for "One More Day"". Allkpop. February 8, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  17. "Chocolat to join the list of girl group comebacks this June!". Allkpop. May 30, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  18. "Chocolat perform a preview of their comeback track "Black Tinkerbell"". Allkpop. June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  19. "Chocolat releases stills + MV teaser for "Black Tinkerbell"". Allkpop. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  20. (Korean) "'혼혈돌' 쇼콜라, 소녀 티 벗고 1년3개월 만에 컴백". eDaily. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  21. "Watch the minute-long "Black Tinkerbell" MV teaser from Chocolat". Allkpop. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  22. "Chocolat finally returns with "Black Tinkerbell" MV + walks you through their 'fairy dance' choreography". Allkpop. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  23. (Korean) "쇼콜라 제윤 화보, 사진, 캡쳐 (Chocolat's Jaeyoon Pictorial, images and screenshots)". Naver. August 10, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  24. (Korean) "쇼콜라 셀카 영상, 안무 영상, 댄스 영상, 사진, 프로필 (Chocolat self videos, choreography videos, dance videos, pictures and profile)". Naver. August 3, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  25. (Korean) "쇼콜라의 인터뷰 (Chocolat's Interview)". MBN Interview. August 17, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  26. (Korean) "쇼콜라'티아, 유치원 영어 강사? "궁금증 증폭" (Chocolat's Tia, Fluent English instructor? "Curiosity amplifier")". Nate. August 7, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  27. (Korean) "14세인 쇼콜라 티아, 지현우와 커플화보? (14 years old Chocolat's Tia and Jin Hyun Woo's couple photoshoot)". Nate. August 8, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  28. (Korean) "쇼콜라 티아, 데뷔 5일만에 화장품 모델 발탁 (Chocolat's Tia, 5 days after debut selected as a make-up brand model)". Naver. August 24, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  29. (Korean) "쇼콜라 민소아 화보, 사진, 캡쳐 (Chocolat's Min SoA's pictorial, images and screenshots)". Naver. August 10, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  30. (Korean)":: Gaon Chart – Chocolat ::". Gaon. December 28, 2011. 
  31. (Korean) "쇼콜라 (Chocolat) – 1st 미니앨범 : I Like It (ChoColat I Like It Mini Album Volume 1)". Yes24. December 13, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  32. (Korean) "2011 SBS MTV Best of the Best". MTV Korea. December 12, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 

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