HOT PLACE Group Photo

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Hot Place (Hangul: 핫플레이스; stylized as HOT PLACE), formerly Badkiz (Hangul: 배드키즈; stylized as BADKIZ) is a South Korean girl group that debuted in 2014 with the song, “Ear Attack.”

Pre-debut

Before K.Me and Duna joined Badkiz, they were members of the group ZZBEst under Faith Entertainment, using the former stage names Miri and DanA, respectively. The group was disbanded before they could debut in 2015. After Duna left ZZBEst, she joined the group HOTTIES using the stage name “Hyena”. HOTTIES disbanded in 2017.

2014: Debut with “Ear Attack” and “Babomba”

Badkiz originally debuted on March 24, 2014 as a 5-member group consisting of the members Monika, BomBom, Yeunji, EunJoo and Jina with the digital single, “Ear Attack”, with two versions of the music video and many appearances on music shows. Following the release of the debut single, Monika and Jina released a digital single, “Father”, on March 30. Sometime after the debut single, EunJoo and Yeunji later left Badkiz and was replaced by Yoomin and Hana. EunJoo would later debut in group Luluz, under the stage name Eunsom, in late 2014, until disbandment in 2015. Eunsom then become a member of Wanna.B under the same agency in 2015.

On November 13, 2014, Badkiz released their second single, “Babomba”, which raised over one million views. The video is known for including a lot of popular Korean comedians.

2015: New line-up changes, “Come Closer”, Jina-U and BomBom’s new group

In March 2015, Yoomin announced that she had left Badkiz, and for a brief period of time Badkiz continued as a four-member group. In April, following an appearance on Dream Team, Jina, BomBom and Hana also departed the group. While it is unknown why BomBom and Hana left Badkiz, Jina left to become a soloist and re-debuted on June 26, 2015 under the stage name Jina-U with her debut single, “Oppanyong”. BomBom announced that she will be a member of a newly debuted group, Pit-A-Pat, under Pitapat Entertainment under the stage name “Jain”. They disbanded after only release one single.

After the departure of the four members, Zoo Entertainment announced the new members of Badkiz consisting of LuA, Haneul and K.Me. On August 7, 2015, Badkiz released their third digital single, “Come Closer”.

2016: Lineup changes, “Hothae” and “Ear Attack 2”

Member Haneul left the group shortly after the release of “Come Closer,” and was replaced by two new members: Somin and U-Si. The new additions brought the group back up to its original count of a five-member lineup.

Badkiz released their fourth single, “Hothae”, on August 15, 2016. On November 21, 2016, Badkiz released their fifth single, a remake of their debut single, “Ear Attack”, called “Ear Attack 2”. It was later revealed that member LuA had left the group, and she would be replaced by a new member: Duna.

2017: “Give It To Me”, lineup changes

On July 3, 2017, Badkiz released their sixth single, “Give It To Me”. On Cafe Daum, Badkiz confirmed that U-Si and Duna left the group due to health and personal problems.

Near the end of 2017, Lohee was announced as a new member.

2018: Monika’s departure, “Just One Day” and further lineup changes

At the start of 2018, Sol.B began performing with Badkiz. In early 2018, Monika, the last original member of the group, announced her departure to focus on her solo career.

On April 6, 2018, Badkiz released their seventh single, “Just One Day”. A few months after promotions, Sol.B left the group and a new member, Hanbit, was added. Soon after, K.Me later announced her departure due to her contract expiring with a new member, Hayoung, joining a few days later. Lohee announced her departure in a letter to the fans and another new member, Sihyeon, was added to the group. In an effort to start over fresh, old Badkiz content was deleted from social media accounts and Somin announced her stage name would change to Kira.

2019: Hayoung’s departure and changing their name to Hot Place

In 2019 the band had their name changed to Hot Place. A new member was announced, and Hayoung’s departure silently confirmed They released the single album Hot Place in March 2019.

In fall 2019 HOT PLACE stopped posting any content on their SNS accounts, the last picture of all 4 HOT PLACE members was published in Octobre 2019. The instagram accounts of Sihyeon and Taeri went private of offline and the websites of ZOO Entertainment and LOUDers Entertainment have been offline since then, too.

2020: Possible comeback as Badkiz

Jang Somin has legally changed her name to Jang Eunyu and remains the last member together with Kim Sohyeon (Hanbit), who is wearing her hair long again. The never defunct instagram account of Badkiz has published images and videos of them training together in early 2020. There is a possibility that HOT PLACE is dead and the two are preparing for a comeback as a duo under the name Badkiz again.

In April 2020 a new third member (Semi) was revealed (inofficially) via her instagram account. It seems a possible BADKIZ comeback will be as a group again, not as a duo. Hanbit also changed her stage name and instagram account, skipping th hp_ for Hotplace.

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Aso known asBADKIZ (2020-present)
HOTPLACE (2019)
BADKIZ (2014-2019)
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop,  dance-pop
Years active2014–present
LabelsLOUDers Entertainment (2019-present)
Zoo Entertainment (2014-2019)
Associated actsn/a
Websitewww.louders-ent.com
http://zooent.com
MembersEunyu (은유) (2016-present)
Hanbit (한빛) (2018-present)
Semi (세미) (2020-present)
Past
Members
EunJoo (은주) (2014)
Yeunji (연지) (2014)
BomBom (봄봄) (2014–2015)
Jina (지나) (2014–2015)
Yoomin (유민) (2014–2015)
Hana (하나) (2014–2015)
Haneul (하늘) (2015–2016)
LuA (루아) (2015–2016)
Duna (두나) (2016–2017)
U-Si (유시) (2016–2017)
Monika (모니카) (2014–2018)
Sol.B (솔비) (2018)
K.Me (케이미) (2015–2018)
Lohee (로희) (2017–2018)
Hayoung (하영) (2018–2019)
Sihyeon (시현) (2019–2020)
Taeri (태리) (2019–2020)
HOT PLACE Eunyu

Eunyu (은유)

Jang Eun-yu (장은유)
formerly Jang So-min (장소민)

Leader Main Rapper Lead Vocalist

★ April 10, 1992 (28 years)

n/a

BADKIZ (2020-present)
HOT PLACE (2019)
BADKIZ (2014-2019)

HOT PLACE Hanbit

Hanbit (한빛)

Kim So-hyeon (김소현)

Main Vocalist

★ April 30, 1995 (25 years)

n/a

BADKIZ (2020-present)
HOT PLACE (2019)
BADKIZ (2014-2019)

BADKIZ Han Se-mi

Semi (세미)

Han Se-mi (한세미)

n/a

BADKIZ (2020-present)

BADKIZ Eunjoo
Ex-Member

Eunjoo (은주)

Lee Eun-joo (이은주)

Vocalist Maknae

★ September 23, 1994
(26 years)

Jeonju 

WANNA.B (2015-2019)
Luluz (Dec 2014-Jul 2015)
BADKIZ (March 2014-Dec 2014)

BADKIZ Yeunji
Ex-Member

Yeun-ji (연지)

Lee Yeun-ji (이연지)

Vocalist

★ September 26, 1993
(27 years)

n/a

BADKIZ (2014)

BADKIZ Jaina
Ex-Member

Bom Bom (봄봄)

Kim Ja-in (김자인)

Lead Vocalist Main Dancer

★ November 14, 1992
(27 years)

n/a

PITAPAT (2017)
BADKIZ (2014-2015)

BADKIZ Yoo Jina
Ex-Member

Jina (자인)

Yoo Ji-na (유지나)

Vocalist Main Rapper Lead Dancer

★ December 6, 1992
(27 years)

Busan 

SOLO “JinaU” (2015-present)
BADKIZ (2014-2015)

BADKIZ Jo Yun-min
Ex-Member

Yoomin (유민)

Jo Yun-min (조윤민)

Vocalist Visual Rapper

★ May 25, 1993
(27 years)

Jecheon

n/a

BADKIZ (2014-2015)

BADKIZ Lee Ha-na
Ex-Member

Hana (하나)

Lee Ha-na (이하나)

Vocalist Rapper Maknae

★ February 1, 1996
(24 years)

n/a

n/a

BADKIZ (2014-2015)

BADKIZ Kim Haneul
Ex-Member

Haneul (하늘)

Kim Ha-neul (김하늘)

Vocalist

★ April 26, 1994
(26 years)

n/a

n/a

BADKIZ (2015-2016)

BADKIZ Jo Han-kyeung
Ex-Member

LuA (루아)

Jo Han-kyeung (조한경)

Vocalist

★ September 14, 1991
(29 years)

Busan

n/a

BADKIZ (2015-2016)

BADKIZ Han Jung-ah
Ex-Member

Duna (두나)

Han Jung-ah (한정아)

Vocalist

★ February 20, 1994
(26 years)

Okcheon

We Girls (2018–present)
BADKIZ (as Duna, 2016–2017)
HOTTIES (as Hyena, 2015)
ZZBEst (as Dana, 2015)

BADKIZ Yun Ji-yeon
Ex-Member

U-Si (유시)

Yoon Ji-yeon (윤지연)

Vocalist Rapper Maknae

★ November 13, 1997
(22 years)

n/a

n/a

BADKIZ (2016-2017)

BADKIZ Kang Yeh
Ex-Member

Monika (모니카)

Kang Yeh (강예)

Leader Main Vocalist

★ May 21, 1991
(29 years)

n/a /

official.monika_

SOLO (2018-present)
BADKIZ (2014-2018)

BADKIZ Han Sol-bi
Ex-Member

Sol.B (솔비)

Han Sol-bi (한솔비)

Vocalist

★ January 16, 1995
(25 years)

n/a

BADKIZ (2018)

BADKIZ Na Mi-ri
Ex-Member

K.Me (케이미)

Na Mi-ri (나미리)

Rapper

★ November 10, 1993
(26 years)

Yeosu

real_k.me

BADKIZ (2015–2018)
ZZBEst (2015, as Miri)

BADKIZ Lee Da-hyun
Ex-Member

Lohee (로희)

Lee Da-hyun (이다현)

Vocalist

★ November 8, 1993
(26 years)

n/a

BADKIZ (2017-2018)

BADKIZ Ha-young
Ex-Member

Hayoung (하영)

n/a

Vocalist

★ September 12, 1995
(25 years)

n/a

haha_o96

BADKIZ (2018-2019)

HOT PLACE Sihyeon
Ex-Member

Sihyeon (시현)

Kang Si-hyeon (강시현)

Main Dancer Vocalist Visual

★ November 11, 1997
(22 years)

n/a

HOT PLACE (2019-2020)

HOT PLACE Taeri
Ex-Member

Taeri (태리)

Lim Yeon-ji (임연지)

Lead Vocalist Lead Rapper Maknae

★ March 16, 2000 (20 years)

n/a

h_p_taeri

HOT PLACE (2019-2020)