Artist of the Month – KARD (카드)

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DSP Media‘s four membered group KARD is Namaste Hallyu‘s ‘Artist of the Month‘!

With less than a week till Indian Hidden KARDs get to attend the ‘Play Your KARD Right’ WildKARD in India tour (concert + fanmeet) organized by Pink Box Events on home soil, it seems fitting that KARD be our ‘Artist of the Month‘. The quartet will be performing at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on 12th July and at the Shilpgram North East Zone Cultural Centre in Guwahati, Assam on 14th July.

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The four membered idol group is the only currently active co-ed group in the K-Pop Industry and are also one of the most popular groups on an international scale. The group have made a name for themselves with their catchy, rhythm heavy music with its Latin inspired sound and EDM/dancehall influence.

Prior to their official debut,the group dropped a total of three project singles which garnered them much praise for bringing a different sound into the K-Pop music scene. Their first project single ‘Oh Na Na‘ featuring labelmate Hur Youngji (an ex-member of KARA) was a viral sensation with its addictive melody and hook. The track was followed by project singles ‘Don’t Recall‘ and ‘Rumor‘.

The group made their official debut on 19th July, 2017 with the release of their first mini-album ‘Hola Hola‘ bringing a bright summer sound to their music. The lead single off the album was an upbeat tropical house track of the same name that had KARD on their way to becoming a household name. Rappers B.M and J.Seph are credited as lyricists for nearly all the tracks on their debut EP while Somin and Jiwoo have also participated in the lyrics of the track ‘Living Good (Special Thanks To)’.

Their second mini-album titled ‘You & Me‘ dropped on 21st November, 2017 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard‘s World Album Charts. The lead single brought a dark twisted romance to the screen with a intense music video for ‘You In Me‘.

Ride on the Wind‘, the quartet’s third mini-album was released On 25th July, 2018 and saw a #8 debut on the Billboard‘s World Album Charts. The EP even went on to become the 30th best-selling album of July 2018. The group also toured several countries in Latin America in September and Brazil at the end of the month for their respective Wild Kard tours.

 

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GROUP PROFILE

Group Name: KARD (카드)

Stylized: K.A.R.D or K♠RD

Fandom Name: Hidden KARD

 

OFFICIAL GROUP ACCOUNTS

Twitter: @KARD_Official

Instagram: @official_kard

Facebook: officialkard

Youtube: KARD’s channel

 

MEMBERS

J.Seph

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Stage Name: J.Seph (제이셉)

Birth Name: Kim TaeHyung (김태형)

Card Name: Ace

Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Birthday: 21st June, 1992

Height: 178.5 cm (5’10”)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @j.seph_

 

B.M

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Stage Name: BM (비엠)

English Name: Matthew Kim

Korean Names: Kim JinSeok (김진석)/ Kim WooJin (김우진)

Card Name: King

Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Birthday: 20th October, 1992

Height: 186 cm (6’1″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @bigmatthewww

 

Somin

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Stage Name: Somin (소민)

Birth Name: Jeon SoMin (전소민)

Card Name: Black Joker

Position: Main Vocalist, Visual

Birthday: 22nd August, 1996

Height: 163 cm (5’4″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @somin_jeon0822

 

Jiwoo

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Stage Name: JiWoo (지우)

Birth Name: Jeon JiWoo (전지우)

Card Name: Color Joker

Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae

Birthday: 4th October, 1996

Height: 165 cm (5’5″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @_zziwooo0

 

If you haven’t already, check out the group’s music videos below!

‘Oh Nana’ (2016)

‘Don’t Recall’ (2017)

‘Rumor’ (2017)

‘You In Me’ (2017)

‘Hola Hola’ (2018)

‘Ride On The Wind’ (2018)

Knockin’ On My Heaven’s Door’ (2018)

‘Bomb Bomb’ (2019)

 

Stay tuned for more on KARD!

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