SISTAR (씨스타) is a four-member South Korean girl group formed in 2010 under the management of Starship Entertainment. The group consists of Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou and Dasom.
2010: Pre-debut, Push Push, Shady Girl, and How Dare You
Sistar began their group activities early in 2010 with commercials and magazine photoshoots. The group made their official debut with the song "Push Push" on 1 June 2010. On 3 June, Starship released the accompanying music video for Push Push. Sistar had their debut performance on 4 June on Music Bank and continued promotions on various Korean music shows through 26 July.
The group returned with their second single "가식걸 (Shady Girl)" on 25 August along with a music video. The video featured Super Junior member Kim Heechul. The single was well received and charted much higher on Korean music charts than their debut single.
The group eventually released their third single, "니까짓게 (How Dare You)" in November. The song became a success as it swept Korean music charts and topped music sites like MelOn, Soribada, Bugs, Monkey3, and Daum Music making it Sistar's first number one single. On 9 December the group attended the Golden Disk Awards, and won the "Newcomer Award." On 27 December, Sistar won their first Music Bank award for "니까짓게 (How Dare You)".
2011: Sistar19 and So Cool
On 27 April it was announced that Sistar would debut a sub-unit, "SISTAR19," with members Hyolyn and Bora. Their debut song "Ma Boy" released on 3 May. Sistar19 had their debut performance on 5 May and promoted throughout May.
Sistar returned on 21 July with an album entitled "So Cool". The title song of the same name immediately topped Korean music charts upon its release. "So Cool" was the inaugural number one song on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart after the chart's launch on 25 August. On 11 September Sistar won their first "Mutizen Award" at Inkigayo.
2012: Alone and Loving U
In early April it was announced that Sistar was going to broadcast their comeback "So Cool" showcase globally in 41 countries. They made their comeback on 12 April with a mini album entitled "Alone," containing six songs produced by Brave Brothers.
On 11 June Starship announced that Sistar would be making a summer comeback with a dance track. Sistar would be re-entering the market while their hit song "나혼자 (Alone)" was still on live charts. Their comeback was a mini-album entitled "Loving U". The mini-album contained the title track, "Loving U (러빙유)", produced by Duble Sidekick, one new song "Holiday (홀리데이)" and remixes of the groups' past hits ("Alone", "Ma Boy", "So Cool", "How Dare You" and "Push Push"). Sistar released the music video of "Loving U" on 28 June. Shortly after its release, "Loving U" achieved an "all-kill" by topping all major online music charts in South Korea.
2013: Give It to Me
Sistar19 released their first single album and the music video for the title track "있다 없으니까 (Gone Not Around Any Longer)" on 31 January. Upon its release, the song topped on the real-time music charts. It went on to hit Melon's roof and achieved a certified perfect all-kill from Instiz for two consecutive weeks.
Sistar's second full album, "Give It To Me" was released on 11 June with a title track of the same name. Sistar represented South Korea in the ABU TV Song Festival on 26 October at ABU TV Song Festival 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam performing the title track from their latest album "Give It to Me".
2014: Touch & Move and "Sweet & Sour"
Hyolyn and Soyou topped music charts with duets and collaboration projects while Bora and Dasom have acted, respectively, in the SBS drama "Dr. Stranger" and the KBS drama "Love Rides the Song."
On 21 July 2014, Sistar officially released their third mini album, "Touch & Move" along with its title track "Touch My Body" and its accompanying music video. The group teamed up with composers Rado and Choi Kyu Sung for their new song. After the release, the song topped on the nine major Korean music charts which included Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Olleh Music, Soribada, Genie, Naver, Daum, and Monkey3. Sistar released another song "I Swear" on 26 August 2014.