South Korean girl group
Dreamcatcher (Korean: 드림캐쳐; formerly known as MINX) is a South Korean girl group formed by Happy Face Entertainment. The group consists of seven members: JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, Yoohyeon, Dami and Gahyeon. They officially debuted on January 13, 2017, with the single album Nightmare.
Dreamcatcher was originally formed under the name MINX, consisting of five members: JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, and Dami. They released their debut single "Why Did You Come to My Home?" on September 18, 2014. In December of the same year, they released the holiday single, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, with girl group Dal Shabet. They made a comeback in July 2015, with the EP Love Shake, which was to be their last release as MINX. In November 2016, they announced that they were to re-debut in 2017 under the new name Dreamcatcher with the addition of two new members.
2014–15: Debut as MINX
Then using the name Minx, the group held their first live performance at the Oak Valley Summertime Festival on August 9, 2014, where they performed two original songs: "Action" and "Why Did You Come To My Home". On September 15, Happy Face Entertainment announced their new girl group. Minx released their debut digital single "Why Did You Come to My Home" on September 18. The song was described as a "new take on the children's rhyme" of the same name. Minx made their official debut on M Countdown on September 18 and promotions on October 26 with a final performance on Inkigayo.
In July 2015, Minx released their first EP, titled Love Shake with the same name for the lead single. The single was promoted as a "joyous song" that "goes well with summer", and is a remake of the song "Love Shake" from label mate Dal Shabet's Bang Bang album. On the same day, Minx held a press showcase at Ellui, a club in Seoul. They performed their first comeback stage on The Show on June 30 and Show Champion on July 1.
2017: Reformation as Dreamcatcher, Nightmare, Fall Asleep in the Mirror and Prequel
In November 2016, Happy Face Entertainment revealed that Minx would re-debut under the name "Dreamcatcher" with Minx members JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, and Dami, along with two new members Handong and Gahyeon in 2017. The group re-debuted with the release of their first single album "Nightmare" and its title track "Chase Me", on January 13, 2017. On January 19, they made an official debut stage at M Countdown.
On April 5, Dreamcatcher released their second single album Fall Asleep in the Mirror and its title track "Good Night".
Dreamcatcher released their first EP under their new name titled Prequel on July 27. The album contained six tracks, including the lead single "Fly High". The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard World Albums Chart and peaked at No. 1 on the US iTunes K-Pop Top 100 Chart.
On August 1, Happy Face Entertainment announced that Dreamcatcher will hold their first world tour after wrapping up their promotions for 'Prequel'.
On October 3, Happy Face Entertainment announced that Dreamcatcher will join Mix Nine of YG Entertainment to be televised in JTBC. Happy Face stated the purpose of Dream Catcher competing on 'Mix Nine' is to show viewers a new side of themselves as a group and as individual members. By December 10, 2017, Happy Face Entertainment announced that Jiu, Siyeon, Yoohyeon and Dami will be leaving the show due to schedule conflict with their tour in Brazil.
On December 8, Happy Face Entertainment announced that in collaboration with MyMusicTaste, Dreamcatcher will be touring 7 countries in Europe in February 2018 as part of their "Fly High" World Tour.
Towards the end of the year, Dreamcatcher received critical acclaim from music critics worldwide for their unique concept and rock/metal music, an act that has yet to be attempted by any other K-Pop girl group. "Chase Me" was ranked No. 19 on Billboard's Best K-Pop Songs of 2017: Critics' Picks. Subsequently, Dreamcatcher was listed No. 3 on Billboard's Best New K-Pop Acts in 2017.
Happy Face Entertainment announced on December 28 that Dreamcatcher would hold a fan meeting on January 13, 2018, to celebrate the first anniversary of the their debut with fans. All 400 tickets to the fan meeting were sold out in under a minute after its release to public sales on January 2.
2018–present: Full Moon, World Tour, Escape the Era, and Alone in the City
On January 4, 2018, Happy Face Entertainment revealed that Dreamcatcher would release a new digital single dedicated to fans in celebration of their first anniversary on January 12. Composed by Ollounder and LEEZ, who also composed Dreamcatcher's previous title tracks "Chase Me" and "Good Night", the single will be of the metal/rock genre and "in commemoration of the memories forged between Dreamcatcher and fans". This was followed up by individual teaser photos released everyday at 1313 hrs KST until 12 January, releasing clues of the title and lyrics of the track.
On January 12, Dreamcatcher released their first anniversary digital single "Full Moon", alongside a promotional video. The video continued the story of Dreamcatcher's 'Nightmare' trilogy, and it was revealed at the end of the video that a comeback is planned in March 2018. The single immediately charted highly on the iTunes Top 100 K-Pop charts in many countries worldwide, and ranked No. 16 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.
On January 13, Dreamcatcher held their first anniversary fan meeting at the Mary Hall Grand Theatre at Sogang University, where they performed "Full Moon" for the first time in the presence of over 400 fans.
In February 2018, Dreamcatcher became the first K-pop girl group to complete a tour of major European cities to perform their music and interact with international fans. Cities visited on the 'Fly High' World Tour were London (February 14), Lisbon (February 16), Madrid (February 18), Amsterdam (February 21), Berlin (February 22), Warsaw (February 23), and Paris (February 25).
In March 2018, the group announced their official fandom name to be "InSomnia".
On April 28, Dreamcatcher were appointed public relations ambassador for copyright protection for Microsoft's latest Blockchain Security Technology commercialization and copyright protection campaign.
On May 10, Dreamcatcher released their second EP Escape the Era. This is the final part of their 'Nightmare' series. Their second EP has six tunes, including the lead single "You and I" and its instrumental counterpart.
Their second EP Escape the ERA's Outside and Inside versions ranked numbers 1 and 3 respectively on Hanteo's album chart, and peaked at number 3 on Gaon and number 1 on China's Yinyuetai. It made its debut on the Billboard World Albums chart at No. 7.
The group announced on May 17 via Twitter that they will be greeting their fans in the Latin America region in July and August 2018. The tour, 'Welcome to the Dream World in Latin America', kicked off on July 27 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and wrapped up on August 5 in Panama City, Panama. On July 15, Dreamcatcher signed with Pony Canyon to make their Japanese debut in the fall.
Their third EP Alone in the City was released on September 20, 2018. On October 5, it was announced that Dreamcatcher would be debut in Japan in November with a Japanese version of their single “What”. Their debut Japanese single is scheduled for release on November 21.
Adapted from the group's Naver profile:
- JiU (지유) – leader, visual, vocalist, dancer
- SuA (수아) – main dancer, lead rapper, vocalist
- Siyeon (시연) – main vocalist
- Handong (한동) – vocalist
- Yoohyeon (유현) – center, lead vocalist
- Dami (다미) – main rapper, lead dancer
- Gahyeon (가현) – maknae, vocalist
- Dreamcatcher 1st World Tour – Fly High in Brazil (2017)
- Dreamcatcher 1st World Tour – Fly High in Europe (2018)
- Dreamcatcher 1st Concert in Seoul – Welcome to the Dream World (2018)
- Dreamcatcher Welcome to the Dream World in Latín America (2018)
- Dreamcatcher Welcome to the Dream World in Taiwan (2018)
- Jeonju Ultimate Music Festival (JUMF 2017)
- KCON Japan (2017)
- Korea-Vietnam Friendship Concert (2017)
- Asia Dream Concert (2018)
- Dream Concert (2018)
- KCON LA (2018)
- Hallyu Pop Festival in Singapore (2018)
VideographyYear Title Director(s) Ref. MINX Dreamcatcher
"Why Did You Come to My Home"
(우리 집에 왜 왔니?)
|"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"||Unknown|||
|2015||"Love Shake"||Choi |||
(Sunny Visual Production)
|2018||"You and I"|||
Awards and nominations
Korea Brand Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards
Melon Music Awards
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