Led Apple

레드애플

Led Apple( Korean :레드애플), commonly stylized asLEDAppleorLedapple, is five-member South Korean rock band formed by Starkim Entertainment in 2010. The band currently consists of Youngjun, Hanbyul, Hyoseok, Kwangyeon and Kyumin.The part "Led" in Led Apple stood for "Logic Egoism Delete" and was promoted during their debut but they stopped referring to it since theirCODAmini-album was released. Instead they replaced it with a practical explanation of "shining as brightly as LED whenever they perform" which was eventually referred to as a tribute to their role-model, Led Zeppelin . The word "Apple" in the band's name is supposed to represent their fresh image as idols and fresh music that they release.As of 2011, fans of Led Apple are officially known as "LEDAs".The band made their debut on October 6, 2010 with their promotional single, "Dash" ( Korean :대쉬), a remake of Baek Ji-young 's song of the same name.Since their debut, the band have released six singles and three mini-albums .

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  • by desire  -  August 4, 2016 07:15 AM

    LEDApple performs rock cover of Big Bang's "Love Song"

    LEDAppleis back with yet another impressive cover! This time, they've put their skills on display as they perform a passionate rock cover ofBig Bang's "Love Song".On January 29th, the boys shared the cover through their officialYouTubechannel. The cover is a pretty nice twist to "Love…

  • by desire  -  August 4, 2016 06:41 AM

    LEDApple releases teaser for their cover of SHINee's "Sherlock"

    LEDApplehas been covering songs of famous bands in their own rock style and now they're read to take onSHINee's "Sherlock".So far, they've coveredGirls' Generation's "Mr. Taxi",Bruno Mars' "Talking to the Moon", andBig Bang's "Love Song", among others. Their r…

  • by desire  -  August 4, 2016 05:48 AM

    LEDApple reveals special digital single "I'll Be There For You"

    Idol bandLEDApplehas released a special digital single title "I'll Be There For You"!The band hopes to show fans a more emotional side to themselves through the release of this ballad as they sing about wanting to still be there for their lover even after breaking up.Before the release of …

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 Led Apple's Filmography

Television

YearTitleNetworkNotes
2009
Mnet
Contestant; Minyong only.(Pre-debut)
2010
Y-Star
Guest appearance.(Episode 19)
2012
MBC
Appearing alongside other idol groups.
MBC
Guest appearance; Hanbyul and Kyumin only.(Episode 140)
SBS MTV
Led Apple's first reality television show.(February 15, 2012 – March 21, 2012)
Mnet America
Regular co-host; Hanbyul only.(February 20, 2012 – present)
Arirang TV
Regular co-host; Hanbyul only.(March 13, 2012 – present)

Drama TV

  • 2012 : Shut Up Flower Boy Band(Cameo: Hyoseok only)
  • 2012 : To The Beautiful You(Cameo Ep.6)
  • 2012 : Haeundae Lovers(Cameo)

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 Led Apple's References

  1. "(Exclusive) LEDApple opens up about their band name, ideal types, and more". Allkpop. December 14, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  2. "L.E.D.A official fan cafe" (in Korean). Starkim Entertainment. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  3. "LEDApple to debut with remake of Baek Ji Young’s "Dash"". Allkpop. September 27, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  4. "LEDApple reveals "Dash" MV". Allkpop. October 7, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  5. "레드애플(Led apple) 프로필" (in Korean). Nate. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  6. "LEDApple’s ‘DASH’ music video teaser released". Allkpop. September 29, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  7. "LEDApple is already preparing for Japan". Allkpop. October 6, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  8. "LEDApple makes a debut on M! Countdown". Allkpop. November 11, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  9. "LED Apple I-OH Quit Because of Tuberculosis". Soompi. February 1, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  10. "I-OH to leave LEDApple due to sickness". Allkpop. February 1, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  11. "LEDApple releases comeback teaser for "Who Do You Think You Are"". Allkpop. June 12, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  12. "LEDApple’s "Who Do You Think You Are" teaser criticized for inappropriate content". Allkpop. June 13, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  13. "LEDApple releases MV for "How Dare You"". Soompi. June 15, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  14. "LEDApple releases "Who Do You Think You Are" MV". Allkpop. June 15, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  15. "Netizens find similarities between CNBLUE’s "Love" and LEDApple’s "Who Do You Think You Are"". Allkpop. June 15, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  16. "LEDApple addresses the plagiarism issue". Allkpop. June 17, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  17. "레드애플" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  18. "LEDApple reveals "Birthday Killer" MV". Allkpop. July 19, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  19. "LEDApple releases "Birthday Killer" MV". Soompi. July 19, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  20. "LEDApple Releases MV For ‘Birthday Killer’". Far East Vibe. July 19, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  21. "LEDApple prepares for comeback next month with a special new member". Allkpop. October 28, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  22. "LEDApple reveals pictures from upcoming album with new members". Allkpop. November 3, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  23. "LEDApple releases MV teaser for "Coda"". Allkpop. November 7, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  24. "LEDApple releases MV for "Ran Into You By Chance"". Allkpop. November 11, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  25. "(CLOSED) Vote for Wave K Super Rookies for 2012". Korea.com. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  26. "Winners Announcement: Live Broadcast of Wave K Super Rookies for 2012". Korea.com. December 22, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  27. "LED Apple reveals "Time Is Up" MV teaser". Allkpop. January 29, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  28. "LEDApple appoints new leader, Young Jun". Allkpop. February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  29. "LED Apple unveils "Time Is Up" MV". Soompi. February 6, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  30. "LEDApple releases new single "Time Is Up"". Allkpop. February 2, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  31. "LEDapple to star in MTV Reality show "LEDapple Entertainment"". Koreaboo. February 12, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  32. "LED Apple to reveal "Sadness"". Kpopparazzi. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  33. "LED Apple’s "Sadness" is finally unveiled". Korea.com. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  34. "(Review) (Single) LEDApple – Sadness". Allkpop. March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  35. "LEDApple to perform the finale for Japanese rookie concert". Allkpop. March 14, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  36. "(NEWS) New Charms of K-Pop, 'K-Rookies Party' Revealed". Daily K Pop News. March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  37. "LEDApple releases new music video for "Sadness"!". Allkpop. March 26, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  38. "LEDApple to hold first solo concert in May". Kpopseven. April 24, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  39. "LEDApple to Hold First Live Concert with "TOP Band" Winner Toxic". Soompi. April 24, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  40. "LEDApple to hold a live concert featuring ‘TOP Band’ winner, Toxic". Allkpop. April 24, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  41. "LED Apple holds successful live band concert". Korea.com. May 16, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  42. "LEDapple to hold their first concert in Japan on June 23rd". Koreaboo. April 13, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  43. "Led apple 1st Concert in Japan" (in Japanese). Angelique-net. April 27, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  44. "Led apple(레드애플) 1st Independent Concert in JAPAN_making 1" (in Korean/Japanese). YouTube. July 4, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  45. "101211 The Muzit E19 LEDApple". YouTube. January 11, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2012. [dead link]
  46. "MBC airs ‘Idol Alkkagi Championships’ for Lunar New Years". Allkpop. January 22, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  47. "LEDApple’s Hanbyul reveals he’s fluent in four languages". Allkpop. February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 
  48. "LED Apple’s Han Byul hosts three music programs". Korea.com. March 19, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  49. "LED Apple’s Hanbyul to host first few episodes of Arirang TV’s Simply K-Pop". Korea.com. March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  50. "So-Loved Awards 2012!". 
  51. "Eat Your Kimchi 2012!". 

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 Led Apple's Awards

YearAward/CriticsCategoryWorksResult
2011 Anticipated Super Rookies for 2012 LED AppleNominated
2012 20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards Rookie Award (Idol Division Male) LED AppleWon
2012 Rock/Alternative LED AppleNominated
2012 Most Bizarre Videos Let The Wind BlowNominated

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 Led Apple's Discography

Mini album

TitleAlbum detailsTracklistingPeak chart positions
Niga Mwonde 67
Run To You 12
Bad Boys
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Single album

TitleAlbum detailsTracklistingPeak chart positions
Logic Egoism Delete
CODA 6

Digital singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
2012Sadness61
Non-album release
Time Is Up146
바람아 불어라 (Let The Wind Blow)58
2013I'll Be There For You72
Non-album release
밥은 제때 먹는지 (Are You Eating Well)-
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Promotional singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
2010"Dash"
Logic Egoism Delete
2011"니가 뭔데"83
니가 뭔데
"Birthday Killer"109
"어쩌다 마주친"89
CODA
2012Run To You (Swing)62
Run To You
2013Bad Boys72
Bad Boys
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtracks

Music Videos

Korean Music Video
YearTitleLengthNotes
2010Dash 4:03Remake ofBaek Ji-young's Dash
2011How Dare You (Drama Ver.) 5:21
Birthday Killer 4:20
How Dare You 3:37
Someone Met By Chance 5:44Features actressNam Gyu-ri
Someone Met By Chance (English Lyric Ver.) 5:44Features actressNam Gyu-ri
2012Time is Up 4:11
Sadness 4:31
Run To You 4:31
Let The Wind Blow 3:41
2013Bad Boys 3:20Features actress Kang Ye Bin (강예빈)
Japanese Music Video
YearTitleLengthNotes
2013LOVE(Gimme Kimi Love) 3:45

Promotional Teaser

YearTitleLengthNotes
2010Dash 1:02Remake ofBaek Ji-young's Dash
2011How Dare You 0:49
Someone Met By Chance 0:43Features actressNam Gyu-ri
Someone Met By Chance (Drama Ver.) 9:20Features actressNam Gyu-ri
2012Time Is Up 0:42
Run To You 0:48
Let The Wind Blow 0:36
2013Bad Boys 0:32Features actress Kang Ye Bin (강예빈)

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 Led Apple's History

2010–11: Debut, line-up changes and rising popularityedit

Logic Egoism Delete.They later performed the promotional single on November 11, 2010 on Mnet 'sM! Countdownas their first debut stage.

Niga Mwonde( Korean :니가 뭔데;lit. Who Do You Think You Are); Hyoseok, Jaehoon and Kyumin with Jaehoon becoming leader of the band. On June 13, 2011, the band released a comeback teaser for their mini-album and title track of the same name.However, the teaser was criticized for featuring the band in a club and drinking alcohol. Three members of Led Apple were minors at the time, and so the teaser was considered a bad influence towards youths.

Niga Mwondepeaked at number sixty-seven on the Gaon Chart .

However the song was not a commercial success and didn't manage to peak within the top one-hundred on the Gaon Chart.

Another new member, Hanbyul was also announced on November 3 as the new appointed leader of the group alongside teaser photos of the rest of the band, thus making them a six-member group.

) was released on November 11 and it featured former SeeYa member, Nam Gyu-ri as a cyborg and love interest in the video.In the week beginning December 2, the band's mini-album,CODAmanaged to reach an impressive number six on the Gaon Chart.On December 15, 2011, Led Apple was nominated for the "Anticipated Super Rookies for 2012" award at the Wave K Super Rookies Awards .The band managed to achieve the third highest amount of votes for the award losing out to RaNia and B1A4 , respectively.

2012–present:K-Rookies Party, Vol. 1and solo concertsedit

Led Apple Entertainmentwhere the six members have to start up and control their own fictional entertainment company whilst also having trainee singers join their company.The show began airing on February 15 and the final episode aired on March 21 on SBS MTV .

K-Rookies Party, Vol. 1concert that took place in the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo , Japan .The band performed four of their songs as part of the concert's finale and later expressed their desire to come back to Japan during the press conference.On March 26, Led Apple released the music video for "Sadness" and the song peaked at number 58 on the Gaon Chart.

Due to the success of their first solo concert, the band held two extra provincial concerts in Daegu and Busan on May 18 and 19, respectively.The group also announced their return to Japan with their second solo concert.Their second solo concert was held on June 23, at the Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball in Tokyo , however Keon U was unable to perform alongside the group due to health problems.

On July 5, 2012, Led Apple released a music video for their song "Run To You" from their third mini-album "Run To You". The song is currently being promoted on music shows. Former member KeonU departed from the group due to health issues shortly after the song was released.

On October 5, 2012, Led apple had their "Now playing Led apple vol.2" concert at Hongdae, v-hall.

On November 15, 2012, Led apple released their single "Let The Wind Blow".

Led apple is currently performing a 'Music Note' series on their official YouTube channel, where once a week they perform a cover. The profits that are made from the advertisements that appear when playing Music Note are donated to the international organisation that protect Children's Rights, "Save The Children".

On June 16, 2013, Led apple released their third mini album "Bad Boys".

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 Led Apple's Members

Currentedit

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birthPosition
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Young Jun영준Seo Young-Jun서영준(1990-05-11)May 11, 1990(age 23)Leader, Guitarist
Han Byul한별Jang Han-Byul장한별(1990-07-04)July 4, 1990(age 23)Main Vocalist, Lead Rapper
Hyo Seok효석Kim Hyo-Seok김효석(1993-04-27)April 27, 1993(age 20)Drummer
Kwang Yeon광연Kim Kwang-Yeon김광연(1993-06-12)June 12, 1993(age 20)Bassist, Sub Rapper
Kyu Min규민Lee Kyu-Min이규민(1993-08-10)August 10, 1993(age 20)Lead Vocalist, Main Rapper, Maknae

Formeredit

Stage NameBirth NameDate of BirthPosition
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Sung Hyun성현Lee Sung-Hyun이성현(1988-08-03)August 3, 1988(age 25)Leader, Drummer
Min Yong민용Lee Min-Yong이민용(1989-10-01)October 1, 1989(age 24)Lead Vocalist
Jae Hoon재훈Choi Jae-Hoon최재훈(1989-11-22)November 22, 1989(age 24)Leader, Main Vocalist
I-OH이오Jeon Ki-Wook전기욱(1991-01-22)January 22, 1991(age 22)Main Vocalist, Main Rapper
Keon U건우Park Keon-Woo박건우(1991-01-18)January 18, 1991(age 22)DJ, Keyboardist, Sub Rapper

Unofficial Membersedit

-Chihoon 치훈

Lee Chihoon 이치훈Birth date |1988|4|30

-Joonyoung 준영

Jung Joonyoung 정준영Birth date |1989|2|21

-Byunghyun 병현

Oh Byunghyun 오병현

Timelineedit

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 Led Apple's Tours and concerts

Main concertsedit

  • Now Playing – Led Apple in Seoul, Vol. 1(2012)
  • Led Apple 1st Concert in Japan(2012)

Guest participationedit

  • K-Rookies Party, Vol. 1(2012)

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