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Roo’RA Members Profile

Roo’RA Members Profile; Roo’RA Facts

Roo’RA (Roots of Reggae) is a 3-member Korean Co-Ed group under EMI Records. The group consists of: Sangmin, Jihyun & Rina. They debuted in 1994 with the single “A 100 Day Relationship” but disbanded in 2001. The group reunited in 2008 but haven’t been active since.

Roo’RA Members Profile:
Sangmin

Name:Lee Sang-Min (이상민)
Position: Leader, Rapper
Birthday: June 24, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Specialities: Decorating, using strength, producing music
Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram:Sangmind32

Sangmin Facts:
– 
He is a member of the variety show “Knowing Brother/Ask us anything”.
– He founded his own company “Sangmind” in the late 1990’s/early 2000’s & produced for many popular groups like Chakra & S#arp.
– In June 2004 he married actress & singer Lee Hye-Young after dating for 7 years. However, in August 2005 the couple divorced.
– He was a host on MBC’s “Weekly Idol” from episode 350 to episode 388.
– One of his nicknames is “The God of Music”.
– He was a mentor on SBS’ “The Fan”.
– He has been a panel member on various seasons of “I Can See Your Voice”.

Jihyun

Name: Kim Ji-Hyun (김지현)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Birthday: August 16, 1972
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Instagram: jihyeon9207

Jihyun Facts:
– She acted in the movie “Summertime (2001)”
– She left Roo’RA in 1997 to release her first solo album “Cat’s Eye”, but later rejoined in 1999.

Rina

Name: Chae Ri-Na (채리나)
Birth Name: Bak Hyeon-ju (박현주), but she legalized it to Chae Ri Na (채리나)
Position: Rapper
Birthday: February 3, 1978
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: rina_sister
Twitter: nalrina

Rina Facts:
– She is a former member of the girl group DIVA who debuted in 1997.
– She is a former member of the duo Girl Friends, who debuted in 2006.
– She married the professional basketball player Park Yong-Geun in 2016.
– In 2006 she opened her own online clothing store called Nalrina.
– She has dimples.

Former Members:
Youngwook

Name: Go Young-Wook
Birthday: February 17, 1976
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
Blood Type: A

Youngwook Facts:
– He was found guilty of touching and assaulting 3 minors, as young as 13 years old, several times between July 2010 to December 2012. Although he was given a heavy (prison) sentence in his initial trials, he was able to get a lighter/shorter sentence through his appeals.
– After being released from prison in July 2015 he had to wear an ankle monitor for 3 years.

Junghwan

Name: Shin Jung-Hwan (신정환)
Birthday: May 10, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type: O

Junghwan facts:
– He debuted in both Roo’RA & County Kko Kko but is more known as a comedian/entertainer
– After their debut album he left to do his mandatory military service & was replaced by member Rina.
– He’s been caught multiple times gambling which is illegal in South Korea.
– In 2010 he failed to show up at one of his scheduled recordings. At the time, he had explained that he was in hospital in the Philippines and was being treated for a fever(?) but it was later revealed that he was gambling in the Philippines, which had him lose both his passport & money.

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