Chocolat ( 쇼콜라) adalah Girl Band Korea Selatan yang dibentuk oleh Paramount Music pada tahun 2011. Nama grup diambil dari bahasa Prancis yang berarti "Cokelat". Nama ini dipilih untuk mengingatkan orang yang sangat menyukai berbagai jenis cokelat. Chocolat Band terdiri dari lima anggota yaitu Juliane, Tia, Melanie (Caucasian/campuran AS-Korea) dan Min Soa dan Yoon Jae (Asli Korea).
Sebelum memulai debut Paramount Music mempersiapkan Chocolat selama kurang lebih 2,5 tahun. Para anggota dilatih vokal dan keterampilan menari /koreografi secara matang. Debut pertamanya mereka merilis single pertama berjudul Syndrome pada tanggal 17 Agustus 2011. Kemudian dilanjutkan rilis mini album pertama berjudul "I Like It" dalam versi korea dan Inggris.
Biodata Lengkap dan Foto Terbaru Personel Chocolat
Full Name: Choi MinJi (최민지) / Min Soa
Date of Birth: June 10, 1989
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist
Other: She was raised in Korea until the age of 17, when she moved to study abroad in Brisbane, Australia. Though having majored in art in college, her dreams of becoming a singer lead her to be introduced by a friend to her current CEO, to whom she sent a demo and through that, she was invited to join Chocolat as the oldest member to help as being the "Unnie" of the group.
Full Name: Lee Eunjung (이은정) / Jaeyoon
Date of Birth: May 15, 1991
Position: Main Vocalist
Other: She was born on (age 20) and raised in Korea. While in college, she auditioned after hearing about Chocolat on another audition, and passed to be given the role as the main vocalist of the group.
Full Name:Juliane Alfieri (쥴리엔 알피에리) / Juliane
Date of Birth: December 12, 1993
Other: Though born in Korea, she moved to Texas at the age of 6 and stayed there for 5 years before going back to Korea. Melanie's mother was the key connection between Juliane and her joining the group, since she was well acquainted with Juliane's mother, through which Juliane was able to audition and join the group. She is of Korean descent through her mother's side, and through her father's side, who was in the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea, she is of German and Italian descent.
Full Name: Tia Cuevas (티아 쿠에바스) / Tia
Date of Birth: March 15, 1997
Position: Vocalist, Main Dancer
Other: He was born In California, USA. According to her parents, she moved to Japan when she was 6 months old, then moving back to Korea when she was 6 years old. She moved back to Japan 3 years later, though she wasn't able to learn much japanese because her family stayed in units. When she turned 12 she started dreaming of becoming a singer, which lead her to meeting her current CEO and starting the girlgroup, Chocolat. Originally, Tia debuted in the music industry at the age of 8 as an English tutor on children TV shows, in channels such as Arirang TV and KBS.
Full Name: Melanie Lee (멜라니이) / Tia
Date of Birth: May 5, 1997
Position: Lead Vocalist
Other: She moved to Hawaii when she was 8 years old, staying there for a year and a half before going back to Korea. She and Tia met in school together, learning that both their mothers had known each other for 30 years, after getting more acquainted, Melanie auditioned and joined the group with Tia. Her special skill is cheerleading. Through her mother's side, she is half korean, and through her father's side, who was in the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea, she is of Italian and German descent.