The seven-piece South Korean girl group Oh My Girl became a firm fixture of the Korean and Japanese pop world, with releases such as 2019's Eternally and The Fifth Season embracing an infectious mix of K-pop, J-pop, and EDM.
Formed in 2015 by label WM Entertainment and touted as the sister group to labelmates, B1A4, the group consisted of members Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Jiho, JinE, Binnie, and Arin. The group's debut EP, the eponymous, Oh My Girl, appeared just a few months after their unveiling, instantly earning the group a fan base. Their sophomore EP, Closer, appeared a few months later and the band spent their time performing live and taking part in fan meet-and-greets. 2016 saw the release of their third EP, Pink Ocean and the group also played their first concert, selling out two nights in just minutes. At the end of the year, JinE left due to health issues, with the band continuing as a seven-piece. Three more EPs followed -- 2017's Coloring Book and 2018's Secret Garden and Remember Me -- along with more sell-out shows before the group readied their debut album. With Oh My Girl making waves not only in their native Korea but also Japan, the album, Oh My Girl Japan Debut Album was released first at the beginning of 2019. Their debut Korean album, The Fifth Season, followed a few months later before riding on the wave of their Japanese success with the release of their second Japanese album, Oh My Girl Japan 2nd Album. At the beginning of 2020, their third Japanese album, Eternally, was issued, with the EP Nonstop following on its heels just a few months later. ~ Rich Wilson, Rovi