T–ARA is a 6 member girl group signed to Core Contents Entertainment. The members were in training for three years and were titled “The Super Rookies” because of the amount of interest they were receiving before their debut. Since their debut the girls continued to gain popularity from singles, participation in reality and variety shows, and for their drama type MV‘s for “Cry Cry“ and “Lovey Dovey” which has gained much praise from fans and critics alike. In 2012 it was announced that T–ARA would change from being a 7 membered group to a 9 member group, and would introduce their first member Ahreum with their new single “Day by Day“.
In 2012 member Hwayoung was taken out of the group by CCM, and rumors began to circle around that she was bullied by the other members. Though their agency and the members themselves have denied the accusations, T–ARA‘s fan base has been shaky and the group has been struggling to maintain their popularity and success because of the scandal.