Hi, I’m Mukario, and this is the history of
the k-pop group LADIES’ CODE. LADIES’ CODE was formed in early 2013 by Polaris Entertainment. Their lineup originally consisted of 5 members. Let’s take a look at each one of them. The oldest of the group was Kwon Rise, also
known as Pure Code. She was born in Fukushima, Japan, on August
16th, 1991, and was fluent in both Korean and Japanese. In 2009, she participated in the Miss Korea
contest as a representative of Japan, and won the Korean Abroad Award. In 2011, she finished in the top 12 on MBC’s
Star Audition: The Great Birth, and appeared in the third season of MBC’s We Got Married,
alongside David Oh. She also filmed an LG Optimus 3D commercial
with him. After her success, she was signed with KeyEast
Entertainment. When her contract with KeyEast expired in
early 2013, she joined Polaris, where she would debut in their first girl group. The second oldest of the group is Choi Bitna,
best known by her English name Ashley Choi, and is also known as Global Code. She was born in Incheon, South Korea on November
9th, 1991, but moved to New York when she was young. She’s fluent in both Korean and English,
but also knows basic Japanese and Spanish. Prior to her debut, she was best known for
her k-pop dance covers on her YouTube channel “ashleych0i”, which she started in 2007. Before joining Polaris, she was a trainee
at Cube Entertainment. The middle member of the group was Go Eunbi, also known as Lovely Code. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, on November
23rd, 1992. She was a FNC Entertainment trainee before
joining Polaris. The second youngest member of the group is
Lee Sojung, also known as Funky Code. She was born on September 3rd, 1993, in Wonju,
South Korea. She was a contestant on Mnet’s The Voice Korea
in 2012, finishing in the top 8. The youngest member of the group, the maknae,
is Kim Jumi, better known by her stage name Zuny, and is also known as Pretty Chic Code. She was born in Gwangju, South Korea, on December
8th, 1994. Before joining Polaris, she was a BigHit Entertainment
trainee. In early 2013, it was announced that Polaris
would be debuting their first ever girl group, LADIES’ CODE. In late February into March, individual teasers
for 나쁜여자, or Bad Girl, for each of the members were released; Rise’s on the
25th, Sojung’s on the 26th, Zuny’s on the 27th, EunB’s on the 28th, and Ashley’s
on March 1st. The final music video was released on March
7th, along with their mini album CODE#01 나쁜여자, or CODE#01 Bad Girl. The EP contains 5 tracks; Intro…Bad Girl,
나쁜여자 (Bad Girl), SuperGirl, Dada La, and 안울래 (I Won’t Cry). A comeback was originally planned for July
2013, however, Zuny injured her knee during a dance practice and the comeback was postponed. Instead, they released the song Hate You as
a single, along with a music video, on August 6th. Zuny recovered quickly, and the first teaser
for 예뻐 예뻐, or Pretty Pretty, was released on September 1st. The music video was released on the 4th, and
their second mini album, CODE#02 PRETTY PRETTY, was released the next day. The EP contains 5 tracks; Polaris Club, 예뻐
예뻐 (Pretty Pretty), Hate You, I’m Fine Thank You, and an instrumental version of
예뻐 예뻐. On November 27th, 2013, Sojung was featured
on a P-TYPE song with rapper San E, called 불편한 관계, or Twisted. On February 6th, 2014, a teaser photo of Rise
wrapped in transparent plastic wrap was released. The digital single So Wonderful was released
on February 13th, along with a music video. LADIES’ CODE was featured on the original
soundtrack of the drama 꽃할배수사대, or Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team,
with their song 미치게 훅가게, or Make Me Go Crazy. It was released on May 16th, 2014. Ashley was featured on a HUMMING URBAN STEREO
song with Brown Bunny, called HAWAIIAN COUPLE, released on May 21st, 2014. On August 1st, 2014, a video teaser for KISS
KISS was released. The final music video along with the digital
and physical singles came out the 7th. On their way back to Seoul from their final
performance of KISS KISS, on September 3rd, 2014, LADIES’ CODE’s manager, Mr. Park, lost
control of their van due to speeding in rainy conditions, and crashed into a protective
wall. EunB was killed almost immediately, while
Rise sustained the worst injuries. She later died on the 7th. EunB’s funeral was on September 5th at Seoul
Memorial Park. She was cremated afterwards and laid to rest
at Bundang Sky Castle Memorial Park. Rise’s funeral was also held at Seoul Memorial
Park on September 9th. She was later cremated and her ashes taken
back to Japan, where another funeral was held for her family and close friends. That was also where she was laid to rest. Sojung sustained major injuries and underwent
several surgeries on her face. She was unable to attend EunB’s funeral on
the 5th, but did attend Rise’s on the 9th. Ashley and Zuny only had minor injuries and
attended both EunB and Rise’s funerals on the 5th and 9th, respectively. In late May, 2015, it was announced that a
memorial concert for Rise and EunB would be held in Tokyo, Japan, at the Shinagawa Stellar-ball,
in honor of Rise’s dream that the band would someday perform in her home country. The concert was held on August 22nd. Kim Bum Soo, IVY, Rumble Fish, Sun Woo, Han
Heejun, and Sojung performed a cover of I’m Fine Thank You. LADIES’ CODE performed their first song
since the incident, 아파도 웃을래, or I’ll Smile Even if it Hurts. The digital singles of these songs were released
on the one-year anniversaries of the deaths of EunB and Rise, respectively. The proceeds of these songs were to be donated
to charity. In early 2016, it was announced that LADIES’
CODE would be returning as a trio. A video teaser for Galaxy was uploaded on
February 18th, and the final music video, along with the single MYST3RY, were both released
on the 24th. The single contains 3 tracks; My Flower, Galaxy,
and Chaconne. At the MYST3RY showcase on MBC Show Champion,
the girls revealed how hard it was to sing songs about farewell. ((Whoops, I forgot to include MYST3Re:. Remix album. Released March 30th, 2016.)) Sojung was featured in a Jung Key song called
바라지 않아, or I Don’t Want, released on June 9th, 2016. A music video was also released, starring
actor Lee Yikyung and actress Lee Sunbin. Sojung currently competes in a JTBC singing
competition called Idol Vocal League – Smells Like Girl Spirit, which features 11 other
main vocalists of lesser-known Korean bands. She has released several studio versions of
her songs from the show; 아끼지마 (Don’t Be Shy), 널 사랑하지 않아 (I Don’t
Love You), and 24시간이 모자라 + NoNoNo (24 Hours + NoNoNo). Please continue to support Sojung as more
episodes of the show come out. This has been the history of LADIES’ CODE,
as of August 2016. You can check out more information on the
LADIES’ CODE Wiki, Official Profiles, and my Tumblr blog Dada-La. All links will be in the description box. There, you will also find a link to a text
version of this video, which includes cited sources as to where I got my information from. If you believe something I said was wrong,
please leave a comment down below and I’ll add an annotation to the video as well as
put a note in the description. Thanks for watching, and please continue to
support LADIES’ CODE!