Brave Girls (Korean: 브레이브걸스; RR: Beureibeu Geolseu; also known as BG) is a South Korean girl group formed by producer Brave Brothers in 2011 and managed by Brave Entertainment. After making their debut with the single album The Difference on 7 April 2011, the group has since released four mini-albums, including Back to da Future (2011), Re-Issue (2012), High Heels (2016), and Rollin’ (2017). Initially a five-member group, Brave Girls has undergone multiple lineup changes and currently consists of Minyoung, Yujeong, Eunji, and Yuna, with no original members remaining. In 2021, the group gained a sudden surge in popularity after their song “Rollin'” unexpectedly went viral.
2021–present: Sudden success with “Rollin'”
In February 2021, a compilation video of Brave Girls performing “Rollin'” became viral on YouTube. As a result, the song gained a surge in popularity and rose to the top of real-time music charts. In response, the group resumed promotional activities for the song. Member Yujeong revealed that prior to the song becoming viral, the group was near disbandment as she and fellow member Yuna had already moved out of their dorm. On March 12, 2021, Instiz announced that the song has achieved a perfect all-kill (PAK) in its iChart after topping both daily and real-time music charts. On March 14, 2021, Brave Girls received their first music show win on Inkigayo with “Rollin'”. Their win with the current lineup broke the record for having the longest time period from debut to first win for girl groups in K-pop history, winning 1,854 days after debut. They received their second win a few days later on The Show. “Rollin” subsequently became the girl group song with the longest perfect all-kill, maintaining 262 hours of perfect all-kill. “We Ride” also rose in the Gaon Singles Chart, reaching a peak of number four.