T-ARA recently announced a new compilation album “T-ARA’s Best of Best 2009-2012 ~Korean ver.~”. The album of greatest hits commemorates the first anniversary of their debut in Japan. It features Korean versions of their hits songs “Bo Peep Bo Peep”, “Roly-Poly”, “Lovey-Dovey”, “We Are The One”, “yayaya”, “T.T.L (Time To Love)”, and more for a total of 14 tracks. The best hits album comes in three editions and hits stores October 17th – read on for more release details.
T-ARA has also announced a new Japanese single “Sexy Love” which is a from their 7th Korean mini-album “MIRAGE” that just released on September 3rd. The single comes in three editions that each include a different coupling track which is a Japanese version of a previously released Korean song. Their new Japanese single “Sexy Love” releases November 14th – more details are here.
T-ARA has had an eventful summer and looks to re-focus on their music after being under some turmoil adding new members and a controversial departure of member Hwayoung on July 31st. This all began in April when their management agency, Core Contents Media (CCM), announced 2 new members would be added and any ‘prideful’ members not working to their full potential would be removed. The new members, who previously were trainees under CCM, are Areum added in June and Dani will join in December.
Departing the group at the end of July was member Hwayoung under a storm of accusations and Twitter messages. The controversy became so bad T-ARA postponed events and the release of their 7th mini-album “MIRAGE” which had been scheduled for an August 14th release. On August 29th CCM posted an apology to fans, Hwayoung, and others disappointed by all the actions that lead to Hwayoung’s contract termination. The following day they announced “MIRAGE” would release on September 3rd and subsequently announed the Japanese release of this greatest hits album and the new Japanese single.
Album “T-ARA’s Best of Best 2009-2012 ~Korean ver.~” is offered in three editions,
- Limited A with bonus DVD and 72-page photobook (First Press only while supplies last). The DVD includes a 120 minute documentary of T-ARA in Europe.
- Limited B with bonus DVD of 14 music videos and a 24-page booklet.
- Regular CD-only with a 24-page booklet.