Crayon POP

Crayon POP

Hangul: 크레용팝

Alternative name: クレヨン・ポップ

Fandom Name: Unofficially "Cutie (Women) & Popjhussi (Men)". But time later the name "Sketchbooks" was chosen.

Fandom Color: Fuchsia

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: In Korea: July 19, 2012 - In Japan: July 22, 2015

Crayon POP Members

About Crayon POP

Crayon Pop Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. GummiJun 18, 198834 years old
2. EllinApr 02, 199033 years old
3. ChoaJul 12, 199032 years old
4. WayJul 12, 199032 years old

Crayon Pop Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Ellin1.65 m (5’5″)
2. Gummi1.65 m (5’5″)
3. Choa1.63 m (5’4″)
4. Way1.60 m (5’3″)

Members and Position(s)


Crayon Pop is composed of four members born between 1988 and 1990). Their names are: Gummi, Ellin, Choa, and Way. Soyul, one of the original 5 members, left the group in 2017.

The oldest member is Gummi (born Jun 18, 1988). She is also the leader of the group. She was 24 years old when she first debuted with Crayon Pop. The youngest member or maknae is Way (born Jul 12, 1990). She was 22 years old at the time of her debut with the group.


Gummileader, main dancer, vocalist
Ellinlead dancer, lead rapper, vocalist, visual
Choamain vocalist
Waymain rapper, lead vocalist, maknae

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • They have a sub-unit called Strawberry Milk.
  • Prior to their debut, they were known as Hurricane Pop.
  • Soyul, former member, became a participant in the reality show Miss Back. She is also a member of the project girl group Resonar.


  • Recently the member Gummi signed a contract with another agency but only to continue her career as an actress, this does not mean that she has left the group but only to continue as an actress, therefore she and the other members continue their careers as singers even if they have other activities outside the group. So far they have not announced anything about the member leaving the group.
  • Crayon Pop is one of the few K-Pop girl groups that does not have a leader. In an interview they stated that in their group they were all leaders.
  • It is not known exactly who is the “Visual” of the group. Both the members, as well as Chrome, have never revealed it, as they all have characteristics to be candidates.
  • The group is also called YONG POP by their fans.
  • Way and Cho A are twins, which makes Crayon Pop one of the few K-Pop groups to have members who are twins. The other groups are Boyfriend and the duet Tasty.
  • They have unveiled and confirmed a duo called Strawberry Milk composed of twins Way and Cho A.
  • Although the girls have never attended an awards gala, their Japanese fans organized a mock awards ceremony for them and presented them with a “Best Newcomer” statuette they made for the group.
  • The girls of Crayon Pop cried in an interview when they recalled their debut time with “Saturday Night”, as it was unsuccessful, unsuccessful in promotions and ended a month after the promotions started. The girls were inactive for 6 months. They came to think that the group would end (like many groups that do not succeed in their debut). But at the beginning of 2013, they themselves went out to the streets to promote themselves alone, dancing the choreographies of their songs, where they gained many fans. They claim that it is the best time they have had so far, where they put on their diving suits to go out on the streets, where Crayon Pop finally had their own color.
  • Super Junior’s Shindong and Kangin praised via twitter the fun choreography of “Dancing Queen”.
  • “Bing Bing” and “Saturday Night” did not have the desired acceptance, but the hit “Bar Bar Bar” placed the group competing among the most popular groups.
  • Crayon Pop offered a Dance Cover Contest for its fans around the world. The winner of the contest was chosen by the number of video views and the videos that got the most views received different prizes. These included iBeats headphones, signed “Bar Bar Bar” CDs, signed “Saturday Night” CDs and the recognizable Crayon Pop outfit in gold.
  • MC Kim Gu Ra and the SNL Korea team made a parody of “Bar Bar Bar” under the name Gurayon Pop.
  • Crayon Pop signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment.
  • The training period of the Crayon Pop members ranged from 4 years (longest period) to 9 months (shortest period).
  • Several groups have danced to the famous “Bar Bar Bar” choreography such as NU’EST, MR.MR, SHINee and MBLAQ.
  • After promoting “Bar Bar Bar Bar” for more than 2 months, on August 15, 2013 they were for the first time nominated to No.1 with 2NE1, coming in 2nd place.
  • On August 30, they were nominated for the second time at no.1 with EXO, coming in first place.
  • They won at MTV Iggy’s with 73.28% of the votes.
  • Appeared on ABC Channel in the USA.
  • Crayon Pop has been one of the few groups that have achieved promotions in Australia. They were promoting with their songs “Bar Bar Bar”, “Dancing Queen” and “Bing Bing”.
  • Billboard compared them to PSY.
  • The song “HERO” had almost no on-stage promotions as it is dedicated to the cause of Korean firefighters and their hard work.
  • They were called “popjussi” to their male fans, but the official fandom name is still “Cutie.”
  • During Beatles Code 3D the girls commented that originally “Bar Bar Bar” was created for K-much unlike the original version which had a rock style and no “barbarbar” chorus added, the lyrics were changed by the CEO to fit Crayon Pop.
  • They had a scandal when a message to fans was posted on the band’s website saying that instead of giving gifts to members, they should deposit money in a bank account to be used for a charitable cause, but although it was a well-intentioned action, they feared it could be misinterpreted. The idea originally came from the company’s CEO who posted the message.
  • The concept (clothing) of “Uh-ee” is set in Korean peasants (from the 70’s to the present day), that’s the reason for wearing scarves (for the sun) and baggy suits. This is also the reason why their singing voices sound with a different tone; an old tone, typical of Korean singers from the 70s-80s.
  • They made a promotional MV of the song Bing Bing, when the group was called Hurricane Pop. For this reason, a different concept can be seen in the MV and Way is not in it, but Serang appears.
  • The k-rock group Royal Pirates, during the “After School Club” program, performed a rock version of “Bar Bar Bar”.
  • They participated in the 4th International Patrol Jamboree as ambassadors of the Korean Scout Association.
  • They opened for Lady Gaga in the US and Canada for a month.
  • After 2 years and 2 months since their debut, the group presented their first full-length album.
  • Their comeback was postponed until after the debut of the Sub-unit and when the Sub-unit concludes its promotions.
  • Way stated that the costume he wore for his comeback is made by Lydia and that they are not flannel clothes or sports suits, he also said that the costume is very nice.
  • They made their comeback on March 26 with the song FM composed by Shinsandong Tiger, in which they changed the concept with superheroine costumes.
  • They made their debut in Japan on July 24, 2015 with the mini-album RaRiRuRe under the Pony Canyon.J. label.
  • They released a Japanese single called dancing all night which was released on November 18.
  • Three and a half years after their debut, they released their first full-length album called “Crayon Pop”.
  • A group of firefighters from China performed a choreographed dance to their famous theme song ‘Bar Bar Bar’.
  • They have been accused of allegedly plagiarizing Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z on several occasions.
  • A Mexican mixed group formed by children (LemonGrass) performed a cover of his song “Bar Bar Bar” with the permission of Sony Music.
  • He collaborated in the song Get Dumb with the Mexican group CD9, the song was presented at the Nickelodeon: Los Kids Choice Awards Mexico in 2016.
  • On the TV show Idolo Party, the girls said that when they promoted BarBarBar, the agency gave them $40 a month, MC Leeteuk was surprised by what the girls said and told them that he thought that at that time they must have earned a lot of money with the hit BarBarBar, then the Crayon Pop girls replied that they were paid correctly in 2014.
  • It was in a ranking of the most reputable female groups in the month of October 2016, ranking 5th after Red Velvet, Blackpink, TWICE and APink.
  • On February 12, 2017, Soyul’s wedding was held, which was attended by various celebrities from the entertainment field, including Choa from AOA group.
  • On February 19, 2017, the project between Crayon Pop and Makestar, “Winter party” took place.
  • On May 12, 2017, the news was revealed that Soyul gave birth to her first daughter.








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