04
Oct
Hyuna announces her departure from Nine Muses through a handwritten letter

On October 4th, MINEs found themselves in a delicate situation once again. This time, it was Moon Hyuna’s turn to announce her exit from Nine Muses after 6 years due to her contract expiration.

 

The news came after a long hiatus while the group’s sub-unit, Nine Muses A (composed of Hyemi, Kyungri, Keumjo and Sojin) promoted their title-track “Lip 2 Lip”.

 

Backtracking, she joined Namyu officially in October 2010, during the “Ladies” promotions, as a replacement for Jung Jaekyung. Previously a model, Hyuna was approached by Star Empire around July or August that year to join the group when other trainees demonstrated their dissatisfaction with the project and threatened to leave prior debut. Ever since, she became one of the most popular members of the group.

 

Through a handwritten letter published on the group’s fancafe, Hyuna ended her journey as a member of Nine Muses.

 

 

Hello everyone, this is 9MUSES Hyuna.

 

Although this seems like a formality, but I have a sad announcement to make.
From 2010 until now, I have been a member of Nine Muses for 6 years.
And now, my contract with Star Empire has formally come to an end.

 

Although this was a decision that I fretted over for a long time, and thought about a lot, it still doesn’t feel real yet.
It feels like I’ll still be chating and laughing with the members and still living happily while receiving all this love from fans.

 

Though we had our squabbles over the years but we were always like a family. The thought of leaving the warm nest that is Star Empire leaves me nervous and uncertain.
But I will not forget my passion as Nine Muses’ oldest unnie and will continue to work hard to show the colours of Moon Hyuna to MINEs.

 

In the last 6 years as a Nine Muses member, the staff members have worked hard for our sake and I’m very grateful.
To the MINEs and members with whom I made all these unforgettable memories and moments with
I will always love you and be thankful for everything.

 

Though it’s my final greeting as part of Nine Muses
I will always be beside my dongsaengs and MINEs
I’m truly grateful for the love you gave to Nine Muses’ Hyuna all this time.

 

Thank you

 

-Moon Hyuna

 

We wish our cat lady the best of luck in the future and will be forever thankful for such amazing moments she gave us!

 

Thank you pyoblem @ Twitter for the letter translation.

 

20
Feb
Nine Muses wins “Best Female Group” at The 22nd Korean Entertainment Awards

On February 18th, Nine Muses took over the Best Female Group award at the 22nd Korean Entertainment Awards, and also performed their latest single Sleepless Night.

 

Congrats to our girls!

 


Sleepless Night performance

 

 


 

Award acceptance

 

 


 

Acceptance speech

 

 

20
Feb
MUSE IN THE CITY, masterpost for Nine Muses’ first concert

This post will be updated as more videos/photos are released.

Six years into their debut, Nine Muses has taken a huge step in their career. On February 19th, the 8-membered girlgroup had their first concert <MUSE IN THE CITY> at a sold-out Wapop Hall, holding over 1,600 fans at the venue.

 

Aside from their already known hits, the muses also presented solo performances for each member and special stages with Brown Eyed Girls’ “Sixth Sense” and G-Friend’s “Me Gustas Tu”.

 

Full setlist:

  1. Drama
  2. Figaro
  3. News
  4. Fancy
  5. Sleepless Night
  6. Rumour
  7. No Playboy
  8. Bloom (Hyemi solo; original by Ga-in) + Never Ever (Kyungri solo; original by Jiyeon)
  9. Body Part (Minha solo; original by Ciara) + Full Moon (Hyuna solo; original by Sunmi)
  10. Gun
  11. Hurt Locker
  12. Me Gustas Tu (original by G-friend)
  13. OMG
  14. TO. MINE
  15. My All (Keumjo cover; original by Mariah Carey) + You and I (Sungah)
  16. The Water Dance (Sojin dance cover; original by Pitbull) + Bitch Better Have My Money (Erin solo; original by Rihanna)
  17. Sixth Sense (original by BEG)
  18. Ticket
  19. Action
  20. Wild
  21. Dolls
  22. September 17th

 

Filming was not allowed at the venue, so the fancams aren’t as high quality as we are used to.

Youtube channels 1 and 2 where you can find fancams from most performances.

  • Moon Hyuna solo stage – “Full Moon” by Sunmi

  • Hyuna’s cardboard image at the venue’s entrance (cr.: @KimMika5):

  • Banner, wristband & lightstick
  • Hoodies & other fan goods sold at the concert (Lucky set)
  •  

    Fantakens will be add as soon as they come out so stay tuned!

    21
    Jan
    New domain + themes

    Hello everyone!

    So, the site completed 2 years online on Jan 19th (along with Moon’s bday ♥ #HappyMoonEggDay) and to ~celebrate~ I’m bringing in some minor new stuff.
     
    First of all, we have a new domain! Now our main address is moonhyuna.org, however you can still access the site through our old domain moon119.org which is still active. This domain was an old wish of mine that I finally got to have it 🙂
     
    Also, in case you haven’t noticed yet, we have new themes (site + gallery)! Both were designed by the incredible Umitohoshi who’s been blessing this fansite for quite some time now ♥
     
    Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with gallery updates by the end of this month and then continue with regular updates from there on. However I’m still looking for someone who can help with translations and news updates in general so if anyone’s interested please mention @themoon119 or send an e-mail to moongom119[@]gmail.com
     
    That’s all for now, please leave your thoughts on the comment section! Thanks.

    02
    Nov
    Listen to Hyuna’s new track “Memory Lane (대한극장)”

    Hyuna just recently surprised us by revealing a song that she wrote on SoundCloud. You can listen and download Memory Lane (대한극장) right now:

    Lyrics + composition: Moon Hyuna, Choi Do Eun.
    Drums: Digital Panda; Guitar: Lee Hae Jun.

    Check the lyrics in Hangul below:

    [Verse 1]
    야무지게 머리 높이 올려묶고
    유행하는 똑딱핀 찌르고서
    태양이 쨍쨍하던 그 여름날에
    친구들 한데 모여한 고무줄놀이

    (more…)