Hangul: 포미닛

Alternative name: 4MINUTE (International) pronounces: 'For Minute'. フォーミニッツ

Fandom Name: 4Nias'

Fandom Color: Pearl Violet

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: In Korea: June 15, 2009 - In Japan: May 5, 2010

4MINUTE Members


4Minute Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. JihyunJan 09, 199033 years old
2. GayoonMay 18, 199032 years old
3. JiyoonOct 15, 199032 years old
4. HyunaJun 06, 199230 years old
5. SohyunAug 30, 199428 years old

4Minute Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Jihyun1.67 m (5’6″)
2. Gayoon1.65 m (5’5″)
3. Jiyoon1.65 m (5’5″)
4. Hyuna1.63 m (5’4″)
5. Sohyun1.62 m (5’4″)

Fun Facts

  • The girls began living together a year before their debut.
  • The music video “Mirror Mirror” was criticized as So Hyun performs “very sexy” moves while underage (17 years old).
  • When SISTAR first won its #1 in Music Programs, they did it by beating 4Minute. Soyou revealed that she couldn’t sleep for a week because she felt bad about what Sohyun might have been feeling.
  • Before their debut they decided to have fun and turned off their cell phones, as punishment the agency postponed their debut.
  • The music video “Mirror Mirror Mirror” managed to dethrone Britney Spears’ “Till The World Ends” from the number one spot on Europe’s Hit Int’l VideosTop 2.
  • The group members wrote and composed the song “Love Tension” together with Kim Do Hoon.
  • The music video for “Volume Up” ranked 10th in the most viewed K-Pop videos on YouTube during the first half of 2012, it also ranked 9th in the most expensive K-Pop videos.
  • On April 19, 2013 they released a video starring comedians from the “Gag Concert” in which they are asked “What’s Your Name?“.
  • Their comeback with “What’s Your Name?” was delayed a day because more scenes were added to the MV.
  • In 2012 they wrote letters to their future husbands asking them to treat them well and take care of them.
  • What’s Your Name?” remained at the top of the Music Charts in 2013.
  • Hot Issue” is the fourth most watched video of KPOP group debuts.
  • The girls’ biggest wish for 2013 was the release of a new digital single or a repackage of their album.
  • They would make a second comeback in 2013 with the single “Is It Poppin?” which was produced by Brave Brothers, as well as their hit “What’s Your Name?
  • What’s Your Name?” is the only K-Pop song that remained in the Billboard Kpop Top Ten after two months of release in 2013.
  • That same year they gave their first solo concert in Sydney, Australia.
  • After 4 years of debut, 4MINUTE had its first solo concert in Asia in 2014.
  • They did a Showcase Tour in Europe and it was a success.
  • 4Minute was the first K-Pop group to have a solo concert in Europe.
  • On January 25, 2015 they unveiled a single with their MV titled Cold Rain, demonstrating a quieter and simpler side of the group.
  • The first time to win an award at a music show was on February 21, 2015 at Show! Music Core. Six years after their debut.
  • On March 13, 2015 Billboard revealed that the mini-album “Crazy” debuted No1 on World Albums Chart.
  • According to Billboard: “The group revived the energy of their look and sound with their new EP “Crazy”. The six songs that make up the EP showcased the girls’ return to their electro-pop/hip-hop sound through their title track, while incorporating their quirky personalities on tracks like “Tickle Tickle Tickle Tickle” and showing a softer, more unprecedented side with the ballad “Cold Rain”. The ambitious effort paid off and 4Minute has earned its first No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, selling 1,000 copies in the first week. The release of Crazy was quite atypical with the group dropping a droning video for “Cold Rain“. On January 25, 2015, they began revealing mini-teasers featuring tracks from the EP until revealing “Crazy” on February 8 of the same year. Crazy is 4Minute’s best performance on the World albums chart. To date (2015), the girls have made three entries on the chart.”
  • Billboard rescued that “Crazy” was the most watched K-pop video in February 2015 in America and around the world.
  • They had a show called “4MINUTE’s Video” and aired their first episode on July 6 via K Star Channel at 6PM KST.
  • As every year since 2010, NAVER creates an open list for fans to vote and choose their favorite dances of female groups, “Hot Issue” by 4Minute came in 16th place with 0.6% (401) of votes. First place and repeating for the 5th year was “Tell Me” by Wonder Girls, with 45.1% (29,425) of votes, “Abracadraba” by Brown Eyed Girls came in second place with 11.1% (7,205) of votes, in third place Apink with “No No No No”, EXID with “Up & Down” in 4th place and Girls’ Generation with “Into the New World” in 5th.
  • The MV of “Crazy ranked No. 7 of the most viewed KPOP MVs on Youtube.
  • Crazy” ranked No. 1 on the Chinese QQ Music K-Pop Chart for 10 consecutive weeks.
  • On December 20, 2015, it was reported that 4Minute would make a comeback in early January 2016. But, it was later stipulated that they would postpone it to February 1 at 12 p.m. in Korea.
  • It was revealed that the renewal of their contracts with agency CUBE Entertainment was dependent on the success of their 7th Mini Album, whose title track is “Hate“.
  • Within days of the release of ‘ACT.7′, it ranked No.1 on iTunes’ ‘TOP SONGS ON APPLE MUSIC’ and ‘TOP ALBUMS ON APPLE MUSIC’.
  • “Hate” and their 7th Mini Album ‘ACT.7′ were not as widely accepted by South Korean fans but were recognized internationally by the charts of several countries on iTUNES and Spotify.
  • On February 9, 2016 her mini album “Act.7” placed #3 on Billboard weekly Album World Chart.
  • HATE” took the #2 position on Billboard World Digital Song chart.
  • 4Minute ranked #4 out of the 55 most viewed girl groups and k-pop sub-units on YouTube in 2016.
  • HATE” ranked No. 1 on the Chinese QQ Music K-Pop Chart, placing another 4Mitute HIT in that position.
  • In June 2016 their agency Cube Enterteiment announced that 4minute would officially split.
  • On November 5, 2017 (KST) the video “Crazy” reached 100 million plays on the YouTube platform, the first non-Big Three female group to reach this figure.



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