South Korea once had an all-transgender K-pop group known as Lady, but their time in the limelight was short-lived.
Origins: The four-member group, which consisted of members Sinae, Sahara, Yoona and Binu, was reportedly chosen from a pool of around 400 trans talents who auditioned for Lady.
Their debut: Lady debuted with their eight-track mini-album “Attention” on April 7, 2005, under the label Logi Entertainment. The mini-album featured songs such as “Attention” and “Ladies Night.”
About the members: Sinae, the group’s leader and oldest member, was 28 years old when Lady debuted, while Sahara, the group’s main vocalist and second oldest member, was 25 years old.
As the group’s shortest member, Yoona was reportedly often mistaken as Lady’s maknae (youngest). Yoona served as Lady’s lead vocalist and was 23 years old when the group debuted, while Binu, Lady’s maknae and main rapper, was 21 years old.
Controversy: Lady found themselves in the middle of a major controversy after releasing the photobook “Women, Reflect!” which featured all of its members in the nude.
Speaking to reporters at the time, Lady’s members said, “We thought it would be an opportunity for us to get recognition as real women. We ask that you think of the photographs as works of art.”
Disbandment: The group officially parted ways in early 2007. In a statement published by Logi Entertainment, the reason behind their disbandment was the “prejudice they experienced” which “restricted their stage and broadcast performances.”