4Minute (Korean: 포미닛) is a five-member South Korean girl group formed in 2009 by Cube Entertainment. The members of the group are Nam Ji-hyun (남지현), Heo Ga-yoon (허가윤), Jeon Ji-yoon (전지윤), Kim Hyun-a (김현아) and Kwon So-hyun ( 권소현). The girls released their first single on June 15, 2009 and made their first debut stage on June 18, 2009 on M.net M! Countdown.
4Minute has released one Korean full-length album, three Korean mini-albums, one Japanese full album, six Japanese singles and various Korean singles. The group debuted in June 2009 with their first single, Hot Issue. They released their first Japanese album, Diamond in December 2010, and their first Korean full length album, 4MINUTES LEFT in 2011.
The group received the Bonsang Award at the 20th Seoul Music Awards on January 20, 2011. And on February 6, 2011, the group attended the 2010 Billboard Japan Music Awards wherein they received the “Kpop New Artist Award”.