MBLAQ( Korean :엠블랙, Japanese :エムブラック; an acronym forMusic Boys Live in Absolute Quality) is a South Korean quintet male vocal group created by South-Korean entertainer Rain under J.Tune Camp . The group consists of Seungho , G.O , Lee Joon , Cheondung , and Mir. The group debuted on October 9, 2009, at Rain'sLegend of Rainismconcert.On October 14, 2009, the group released their debut single album,Just BLAQ, which topped various online and offline music charts in South Korea.The group then released their first extended play albumYon May 19, 2010, and on January 10, 2011, MBLAQ released their first studio album,BLAQ Style.In 2012, J. Tune Camp announced that MBLAQ members Mir and G.O will split into a sub-unit. The sub-unit was originally going to debut back in May, but since MBLAQ got their first Asia Tour and G.O's filming ofPhantom. Yet the sub-unit didn't get a name and their debut was postponed. But on MBLAQ's first Asia Tour, the sub-unit released their first single,Wild.
According to circulating rumors,MBLAQ'sG.Ohas revealed the trio's agencyJ.Tune Campno longer exists.
Thundertalked about going from a group to becoming a soloist on the December 15 airing of 'Kim Chang Ryul's Old School'!He said,"I think [going solo] was a challenge for me. The five of us [inMBLAQ] had parts that we were in charge of. Honestly, I was not in charge of the music port…
J.Tune Camp, which wasrecently accusedof throwing away label groupMBLAQ's trophies, has spoken up a second time about the controversy after apologizing about the matter earlier.
with the music video being released two days later.Coinciding with the music video, MBLAQ's debut single album "Just BLAQ", was released on the same day,topping various charts in South Korea.The next day, the group made their broadcast debut on M.net's M! Countdown with "Oh Yeah".
Later that month, the group commenced promotions for their follow up track, "G.O.O.D Luv". Two music videos were released: an 'unofficial' music video prior to the 'official' music video, which was released on December 10, 2009.
Just BLAQdue to time constraints.
MBLAQ claimed first place on June 3, 2010 onM! Countdown,and were voted the best Rookie Group for the first half of 2010 through a poll conducted by Korean music site Bugs, obtaining 46% of the votes.
On December 30, 2010, J.Tune Entertainment merged with JYP Entertainment. However, as MBLAQ is part of J.Tune Camp, they are not considered as part of JYP Entertainment, or have any ties with the company.
BLAQ Style, personally choosing all songs present on the album. Seungho stated "As a form of independence [from Rain], we personally chose all of the songs and participated in the production",with Seungho composing and playing the piano for the introductory track "Sad Memories" and Mir writing the rap lyrics for "You're my +".
.Prior to their album's release, MBLAQ held a fan-meet for 1,500 fans on January 9, where the fans were able to watch the first performance of "Cry" and also the then yet-to-be revealed title track "Stay". On the same day J.Tune Camp announced that MBLAQ would be debuting in Japan in May, signing with Sony Music Japan.
BLAQ Style.The next day J.Tune Camp released the full music video forStayon Youtube , which gained more than 400,000 in a week.
followed by comeback performances on the 14th, 15th and 16th at KBS's Music Bank , MBC's Music Core , and SBS's Inkigayo respectively.
BLAQ Style, as well as three new tracks.Two of the three new tracks included MBLAQ's participation in its production.The track "돌아올 수 없는 (Can't Come Back)" was composed by G.O and the lyrics were written by both G.O and Mir, while the song titled "You" was written and composed by Thunder. When it was released,BLAQ Style 3Dreached number one on the Hanteo charts."Again", their last new song fromBLAQ Style - 3D Edition, was used to promote The Fighter in South Korea.
on April 19, it was ranked first for four consecutive days onRecochoku.MBLAQ were also placed first on theCellphone Message Music Videochart. Furthermore, pre-orders for MBLAQ's single, for both the regular and limited A and B editions, had ranked first, second and third.
Oricon Daily Chartsfor May 3, which was before their official Japanese debut and release date. On May 4, their official debut date,Your Luvreached first position on theOricon Daily Charts, selling more than 11,000 CDs.A week after their debut, MBLAQ reached second position on theOricon Weekly Charts, selling more than 40,000 copies ofYour Luv.In June it was announced that MBLAQ's "Your Luv" would be used in the Japanese anime adaption of Marvel Comics' "Blade" .
The album consists of six new tracks.
respectively.On July 15, whenMona Lisawas released in stores, it reached number one on the Hanteo Real-time, Daily and Weekly Charts.
J.Tune Camp stated they would be producing 50,000 more copies to meet the demand.
chart for sixty eight consecutive days thus far.In the same month it was revealed that MBLAQ's new Japanese single, "Baby U", would be used as the opening theme for the Japanese anime Beelzebub .
reached number two on theOricon Weekly Chart, selling a total of 45,624 copies in the first week.The song also reached number one on Japan'sBillboard Hot Animation Chart.
The video reveals the 5 members in their ensemble scene, and some small snippets of the full music video. The teaser ends with the members standing center stage with a string orchestra gathered on either side of them, shooting at the audience and finishes with a violent blood splatter that reveals their lead single's name, "전쟁이야 (This is War)".On the same day, the first concept photo was also released by J.Tune Camp. The directors jokingly stated that there was a particular member, Mir, who wanted to shave his hair bald, however they took fans' opinions into consideration and only let the member go as far as a mohawk.
J. Tune Entertainment announced that MBLAQ's fourth mini-album was titled100% Ver.because "[it] is an expression of MBLAQ's satisfaction and confidence in the album's quality". It has been valuably noted that MBLAQ has expended much effort in the making the album.
andBugs Music, number three onMnet's Music chart, and number four onCyworld Music."Scribble" was also promoted along with their lead single, "전쟁이야 (This is War)", multiple times on stage as their second single from their100% Ver.
Both members' performance in acting, in particular Lee Joon 's were positively reviewed by fans and internet browsers alike.
100% Ver.had received more than 40,000 pre-orders.The music video of It's War, reached 1 million views within a week. MBLAQ has won M! Countdown for 2 weeks in a row with This is War.
on M! Countdown, Seungho also injured his back on the pre-recording of M! Countdown, and a video of their dance practice forRunwas released online on the same day on J.Tune Camp's original YouTube channel.
. The album consists of many songs from their Korean releases, and also includes a Japanese version ofYou're My +. Upon its release, the album landed at #9 on the Oricon Daily chart
In June, Mir and G.O., as part of MBLAQ's subunit, released a song titled "Wild" for the their Asia tour. In July, Thunder released a self-composed solo song titled "Don't Go".
|Stage name||Birth name|
|Seungho||승호||Yang Seung Ho||양승호||(1987-10-16)October 16, 1987(age 25)||Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer|
|G.O||지오||Jung Byeong Hee||정병희||(1987-11-06)November 6, 1987(age 25)||Main Vocalist|
|Lee Joon||이준||Lee Chang Seon||이창선||(1988-02-07)February 7, 1988(age 25)||Sub-Vocalist, Main Dancer, Visual|
|Thunder||천둥||Park Sang Hyun||박상현||(1990-10-07)October 7, 1990(age 22)||Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub-Vocalist, Visual|
|Mir||미르||Bang Cheol Yong||방철용||(1991-03-10)March 10, 1991(age 22)||Main Rapper, Maknae|
Just BLAQandY, MBLAQ focused heavily on their performance with strong choreography. WithBLAQ Style, MBLAQ decided to focus more on the music and melody rather than the choreography.
100% Ver. 's trackRunchoreography was choreographed by taekwondo masters.
MBLAQ - The Art of Seduction, which received record ratings.
decided to film a documentary of their stay, selecting them as the first stars of their show2010 K-Pop Starseries.The documentary, calledYo! Tokyo, aired in early 2010, showing the public their experience with Japanese culture and traditions over a period of four days.
Idol Army, She Has Arrived!), with the first episode airing a day later.MBLAQ filmed a total of sixteen episodes.
He was also a host ofThe M-Wavewith fellow artist Krystal from f(x) .,.
Idol United, where members of male idol groups formed a soccer team to compete against other soccer teams.The fourteen-member team consisted of members from U-KISS , ZE:A , F.Cuz , and The Boss (Dae Guk Nam Ah), with MBLAQ members being Seungho, Lee Joon and Mir.
,however he has since left the program to focus on his music activities.He was a permanent member of the TV showStar Golden Bell, which had been replaced byOh! My Schoolwhich is also became a permanent member of.
Lee Joon became known as the only Korean Hollywood idol star after starring in Hollywood film "Ninja Assassin" with world star and mentor Rain.
, a small documentary on their life as artists.MBLAQ filmed a total of four episodes documenting their promotions forY.
, MBLAQ were cast in the final series of Mnet'sCelebrities Go to School.Their mentor for the show is actor Kim Soo-Ro . The show started airing in August 2010.
The members of MBLAQ made an appearance in Lee Joon's dramaHousewife Kim Kwan Ja's third Activity.
Imagination Arcade.Fellow member Lee Joon was a permanent cast member ofOh! My School, the show ended on May 29, 2011.
, with their own show calledSesame Player.MBLAQ filmed a total of thirteen episodes, and Infinite had been selected to film Season 2.
Immortal Song 2, staying as a cast member for at least a month with new cast members including F.T Island's Hongki, 2PM's Junsu and Secret's Ji Eun.
, which is set to air in early 2012,however, due to scheduling conflicts, he will be replaced by Lee Chun Hee.
On January 26, MBLAQ performed at a special concert MBC Music Era (I Giorni Della Musica) held in Ilsan. The concert consist of live performances by 38 legendary singers. MBLAQ was the only idol group to performed at the concert. MBLAQ sang Mona Lisa with veteran singers Yoon Sang, Kim Gwang Jin, BMK, Kim Kyung Ho and Baek Ji Young singing the chorus. MBLAQ′s Lee Joon also joined Kim Jo Han for a live performance ofSoul Mates.
On February 10, MBLAQ's Lee Joon & Mir release a digital singleDo You Rememberwith legendary singer Kim Jo Han. The song was written by one of Korea's best composer, Ha Kwang Hoon. A remake from Jo Kwan Woo’s hit songWinter Story, which was released in 1995. It was rearranged by producer and songwriter, Shin Jae Hong. During an interview, Kim Jo Han revealed that he preferred MBLAQ over SNSD and the Wonder girls. He had also expressed that he would like to be the 6th member of MBLAQ.
, which stars member Mir's sister, Go Eun Ah .
On the March 16th, G.O was a special guest on an episode of SBS TV‘s Salamander Guru and The Shadows . G.O played a stalker and received positive reviews from fans.
Also in April, it was confirmed that G.O was cast in SBS's drama "Phantom/Ghost" after impressing one of the producers of Salamander Guru and The Shadows .
In September it was confirmed that Lee Joon would have a role in successful " IRIS " sequel " IRIS 2 " it will begin filming in October and will start airing in 2013.
His solo song is an R'n'B ballad track titled "내 꿈에서라도" or "Even in my Dreams", which features fellow member Mir.
Mr. Idol.G.O also composed the debut song for A-Prince, a new group in the music industry.
.His song is an R'n'B piece with a sad melody and lyrics that tells how a man feels after a break up.
|2009||MBLAQ's Art Of Seduction|
|2009||Idol Army Season 5|
|2010||Celebrity Goes To School|
|2010||MBLAQ's Making The Artist|
|2011||MBLAQ's Sesame Player (Season 1)|
The Mnet Asian Music Awards (abbreviated as aMAMA), formerly "M.net KM Music Festival" (MKMF) (1999 - 2008), is a major K-pop music award show that is held by Mnet Media annually in South Korea . Daesang Award (Grand Prize) is equivalent Artist of the Year.
|14th||2012||This is War||Nominated|
Mnet 20's Choice Awards is presented by South Korean cable television channel Mnet .
These are a collection of MBLAQ's wins on Korea's televised music shows. M! Countdown airs on Korea cable channel M.net .
|2012||This Is War|| |
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