It's been 4 years since 4minute made their debut with "Hot Issue" on June 18, 2009, and the girls have some things they want to say to the fans who've stuck by them and the fans who joined them along the way.
Jihyun: "Whenever I think of June 18, 2009, I wonder if we've improved, and when I look back, I'm sort of proud and I laugh at the same time. It feels like it hasn't been long since we've debuted, but at music shows these days there are so many new groups, so it feels interesting to be one of the oldest groups. Thank you, and I ask for your support in the future as well."
Gayoon: "It seems like we debuted just yesterday, but we're already celebrating our 4th anniversary. Though we've done a lot in 4 years, there's still a lot more to do. I'm really thankful to my members for going 4 years without any big incidents and staying the same the past 4 years as well. You worked hard, and I want to say that we should 'fighting' more. When we debuted, we said we'd rather last in the long run than become a big hit and fizzle out, I'm happy that it seems like we're a group that will last. When I see that we're still receiving love for 'What's Your Name?' especially. ^^ We should worker harder in the future and spend 2013 to the fullest, so that we can last longer and grow even more for our 5th anniversary. The end!"
HyunA: "It's already 4 years, time flies. It seems like we worked hard, so I feel happy, and I'm looking forward to everything we have to do from now on. I hope we take care of our health and be thankful for even the small things just like we are now. 4minute fighting. 4minute is awesome these days!"
Jiyoon: "When I think of the past 4 years, I'm happy because I think the 5 of us gathered our strength and got through everything together. That's why I'm disappointed that time passed by so quickly. I want to work harder and show new sides of ourselves because of that. I'm always thankful to our fans who've stayed beside us, to myself who's working even harder, and my members."
Sohyun: "Today is the day 4minute turns 4 years old! I was 16 when we debuted, and now I'm 20! This anniversary, we were able to spend an awesome time because of our fans and our 'What's Your Name?' promotions. It feels a little different this time. I want to thank our fans too. The thought I had most during our latest comeback was, 'Let's not forget where we started,' and with the thought of our fans who stayed with us, I'll become a Sohyun who works even harder. We'll be coming back soon, and thinking of our fans who always give us explosive cheers like pterodactyls makes my heart flutter. I ask that you look forward to it and give us lots of love."
Congratulations to 4minute on their 4-year anniversary!