Who is Kara? 15th Anniversary Reunion Has K-pop Fans Saying “2nd Generation Rebirth”

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: If we thought 2021 was the year of reunion, we were way off. Yes, we’ve picked up iconic second-generation bands like SHINee, 2PM, 2AM, After School, and T-ara, but 2022 was even better. We picked up BIGBANG, 2NE1, Girls’ Generation aka SNSD, EXID and now Kara. Kara have become the next second-generation K-pop group to return after a long period of inactivity to reunite for their 15th anniversary.

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On September 19, it was announced that not only would Kara be returning, but even the members who had left would be joining the reunion. All five members will be in attendance, including Nicole and Kang Jiyoung who left the group in 2014. Their former label RBW, which is home to popular K-pop groups like Mamamoo, KARD, and ONEUS, shared that Kara is planning an album for their 15th anniversary. and since they had been reuniting for a long time, the label would give them their full support.

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Who is Kara?

Kara currently has five members: Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Heo Youngji, Nicole, and Jiyoung. They previously had Seunghee who left a year after debuting and late member Goo Hara who passed away in 2019. The girl group sans Nicole and Jiyoung had released their seventh and final K-pop album ‘In Love’ in May 2015. before breaking up in 2016. They had debuted under DSP Media now under RBW in 2007. They had several iconic songs that represented the second generation like “Mamma Mia”, “Jumping” and “Wanna”. They were declared the second-best girl group in South Korea and Rookie of the Year in Japan in 2010. In June 2022, they got together and shared group photos, which sparked a comeback rumor that s is now materialized.

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Kara shared that their reunion album is for the fans who have sent them love and support throughout the past few years. The members hope to express their desire to enjoy their 15th anniversary with their fans by releasing a festival-worthy album full of joyful and bright energy. The release of the album is not the only thing planned, because Kara is set to make a massive K-pop comeback with guest appearances on TV shows.

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“It’s Time to Let Kara Pass”

One fan said, “KARA will be returning in November for its 15th anniversary…and 2022 is officially the year of the 2nd Gen revival.” A fan made a reaction meme, “SNSD and KARA at year-end awards shows.” Another fan posted, “GIRLS GENERATION MOVE LEFT. T-ARA MOVE RIGHT. AFTER SCHOOL GET OUT OF THE WAY. SISTAR DO EVERYTHING BUT TRY NOT TO GET CRASHED. GOOD WHERE YOU ARE ON THE SIDE. IT’S TIME TO LET KARA PASS.”

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One fan tweeted, “KARA RETURNS IN NOVEMBER WITH SEUNGYEON, GYURI, NICOLE, JIYOUNG AND YOUNGJI! NO ONE IS READY FOR THE JOINT MURDER AHEAD!” With Wonder Girls, Girls’ Generation and Kara leading the second generation girl groups, fans wanted for Wonder Girl to complete the WonSoKa reunion,”Wonsoka come back as a set please.”

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