Last updated
Origin South Korea
Genres Dance-pop, Hip-hop
Years active2006–2018 , 2018-present
Past membersYan Zi

Waveya (Korean : 웨이브야) is an all-female dance cover group from South Korea. As of 2018 the group is a duo consisting of dance choreographer Ari (Jang Eun Young, born November 12, 1989), and her younger sister MiU (Jang You Sun, born January 9, 1991).

Korean language Language spoken in Korea

The Korean language is an East Asian language spoken by about 77 million people. It is a member of the Koreanic language family and is the official and national language of both Koreas: North Korea and South Korea, with different standardized official forms used in each country. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Changbai Korean Autonomous County of Jilin province, China. It is also spoken in parts of Sakhalin, Ukraine, and Central Asia.

A dance cover is a video clip uploaded on a video-sharing service in which dancers re-enact the choreography of an original music video.

South Korea Republic in East Asia

South Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.


Waveya was created by sisters Ari and MiU, who held auditions for and trained the dance team. The group started posting videos of their dances on a Korean portal site in 2006. [1] Waveya gained popularity after creating their YouTube channel in 2011, amassing over 3.5 million subscribers since the channel was made. [2] In their videos Waveya either perform dance covers of various K-Pop, American or Brazilian artists along with their own original choreography.

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YouTube Video-sharing service owned by Google

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There have been several changes in the lineup since the group began. Waveya's popularity started to increase ever since they uploaded a YouTube video, in which they danced to Psy's hit song Gangnam Style. Since then, Waveya has produced YouTube videos, given concerts, and made some commercials. [3] Waveya has performed in concerts in various countries such as Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Canada, France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Germany and Sweden.

Psy South Korean singer

Park Jae-sang, known professionally as Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style". The song's refrain was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.

Gangnam Style Pop-music single by the South Korean artist PSY

"Gangnam Style" is the 18th K-pop single by the South Korean musician Psy. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album Psy 6, Part 1, and debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Chart. On December 21, 2012, "Gangnam Style" became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. The song's music video has since been viewed over 3.4 billion times on YouTube, and was the most viewed video on YouTube from November 24, 2012, when it surpassed the music video for "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, to July 10, 2017, when it was surpassed by the music video for "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

On 28 March 2018, Ari and MiU announced that they were going on hiatus on their YouTube channel due to them receiving malicious comments from Korea but they have since returned. On 6 December 2018, Ari and MiU shot their first ever magazine photoshoot for Maxim Korea. [4]

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  1. "Meet Ari and MiU, the sexy sisters who lead the K-Pop dance team Waveya!".
  2. https://www.youtube.com/user/waveya2011/
  3. "SEE IT: South Korea pop dance group performs to classical music". New York Daily News. 21 April 2014.
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