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Teen Top

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Teen Top
Origin South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Genres Pop
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels T.O.P Media
Associated acts Shinhwa
Website www.teentop.co.kr
(Official Korean Website)
Members
C.A.P
Chunji
L.Joe
Niel
Ricky
Changjo
Korean name
Hangul 틴탑
Revised Romanization Tin Tap
McCune–Reischauer T‘in T‘ap

Teen Top, (Korean: 틴탑) is a South Korean pop group that consists of six members: C.A.P, Chunji, L.Joe, Niel, Ricky, Changjo. They are under the label T.O.P. Media and were founded in 2010 by Andy Lee of Shinhwa. They released their first single album, Come Into the World, on July 9, 2010 and made their official debut on July 10, 2010 on MBC’s Show! Music Core.

Before their official debut, Teen Top held showcases at Lotte World covering various songs by artists including Big Bang, 2PM and Shinhwa. Teen Top’s official fan club name is ‘Angel’, previously (unofficially) referred to as ‘Andromeda’ (adapted from their Daum fan cafe).

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[edit] Career

[edit] Pre-Debut

Teen Top had been chosen through various open auditions. There were 10 candidates for the six member group. The group was featured on the MTV program The Vice Guide to Everything in December 2010.

The Teen Top members, Ricky and also Niel were both child actors. The two had ample experience working in movies, CFs and musicals before their debut as singers through TEEN TOP; they’re also known for their close relationships with top tier stars like Lee Sora, Seo Taiji, and Song Seung Hun. Niel debuted through the musical “Please“, and played the younger role of actor Joo Won in the musical. Ricky debuted through the music video for Seo Taiji’s “Human Dream“, and played the younger role of Song Seung Hun in “Love Song” as well.[1] Ricky’s appearances as a young CF advertising model also garners a lot of attention.

[edit] 2010: Debut

Teen Top made their official debut in July, with their title track, Clap. The music video for Clap featured Lizzy from After School (band). Their debut single album, Come Into The World, was released on July 9, 2010. The group’s debut officially began on July 10, 2010, first performing on MBC’s Show! Music Core and then later on SBS’s Inkigayo. Upon their debut, Teen Top received praises for their live performances and impressed the audience for their live vocal abilities. Teen Top’s vocals have been labeled ‘CD Live’. [2] Netizens also gave Teen Top the nickname ‘Choreography Knife’, because of the group’s knife-like action when performing their dance routines.

[edit] 2011: Supa Luv and No More Perfume On You

On January 13, 2011, Teen Top made their first comeback on M!Countdown with their 2nd single, “Supa Luv”, which was produced by Shin Hyuk, the co-producer of Justin Bieber‘s hit single, ‘One Less Lonely Girl. While the lyrics were rewritten and translated by renowned South Korean singer and song-writer, Wheesung.[3] The original song had been written and sung by American R&B singer and song-writer Redd Stylez.

On March 2, 2011, Teen Top released an MV for the A-Rex remixed version of “Supa Luv” featuring scenes from the new 2011 American film, Beastly. Teen Top’s A-rex Remix version of “Supa Luv” was chosen to be used to promote Beastly throughout Asia.[4]

On July 11, 2011, after celebrating Teen Top’s first anniversary, T.O.P. Media (Teen Top’s Agency) announced on Teen Top’s official site that a new mini album is set to be released on the 26th of July 2011. This will be Teen Top’s first mini album. In addition to sharing some details on Teen Top’s return, T.O.P. Media also expressed their appreciation for the fans who have been patiently waiting for the group, supporting, and congratulating Teen Top on their one year anniversary debut.[5]

On July 21, 2011, T.O.P. Media released the first teaser for Teen Top’s comeback single, “No More Perfume On You”, through various video sites including YouTube and Daum. The second teaser was released on the 22nd through YouTube. Their first mini album ‘Roman’ is expected to be released on the 27th through market sales, while audio streaming and downloading will be released on the 26th.[5]

After the release of their first mini-album, “Roman”, Teen Top set out to conquer the stage with their second comeback. Known for their powerful choreography for “Clap” and “Supa Luv“, Teen Top made their return amidst the anticipation of many in the industry for living up to their potential. Their title track, “No More Perfume On You“, was produced by composer Bang Shi Hyuk, and features a combination of modern melodies and trendy beats.[6]

[edit] Members

Stage name Birth name Date of birth Position
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
C.A.P Bang Min Soo 방민수 November 4, 1992 (1992-11-04) (age 19) Leader, Main Rapper/Charisma Rapper
ChunJi 천지 Lee Chan Hee 이찬희 October 5, 1993 (1993-10-05) (age 18) Main Vocal/Power Voice
L.Joe 엘조 Lee Byung Hun 이병헌 November 23, 1993 (1993-11-23) (age 18) Lead Rapper/Rascal Rapper
Niel 니엘 Ahn Daniel 안다니엘 August 16, 1994 (1994-08-16) (age 17) Lead Vocalist/Emotional Voice
Ricky 리키 Yoo Chang Hyun 유창현 February 27, 1995 (1995-02-27) (age 16) Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual/ Lovely Boy
Changjo 창조 Choi Jong Hyun 최종현 November 16, 1995 (1995-11-16) (age 16) Vocalist, Main Dancer, Maknae/Dancing Boy

[edit] Discography

Extended plays
Single Albums
Digital Singles
  • Supa Luv A – Rex Remix (2011)

[edit] Music Videos

Year Music video Length
2010 Clap 3:29
2011 Supa Luv 3:35
2011 Supa Luv Remix 3:19
2011 Angel 3:50
2011 No More Perfume on You 3:32

[edit] Variety Shows

  • 2010: MTV Vice Guide to Everything
  • 2010: Making the Artist Season 1
  • 2010: SBS ‘I Am Legend’ (Guest appearance)
  • 2010: Mnet “Mnet’s M-Rookies”
  • 2010: Mnet Scandal (L.Joe, C.A.P.)
  • 2010: MBC “Flower Bouquet” Ep. 08
  • 2010: Mnet Japan: Road to Japan
  • 2010: MBC TV ‘Idol Athletics Championships’
  • 2011: Making the Artist Season 2
  • 2011: SBS KJE’ Chocolate
  • 2011: KBS “100 Points out of 100” (Chunji, C.A.P., Niel)
  • 2011: KBS “Let’s Go! Dream Team” Season 2 Ep. 86 W/ Asian Stars (C.A.P.)
  • 2011: MBC Quiz to Change the World (Niel, Chunji)
  • 2011: Mnet Beatles Code (Niel)
  • 2011: MBC TV ‘Idol Athletics Championships’
  • 2011: SBS ‘Oh My God’ (Chunji)
  • 2011: Star King (CAP, Niel, Chunji)
  • 2011: Moon Night 90 (Ricky, Niel, Changjo)

[edit] Awards

Years Awards
2010
  • Ministry of Culture and Korea Contents Association – August’s Rookie
2011
  • 18th Annual Korean Entertainment Arts Awards – Best Male Newcomer Award
MEMBERS’ PROFILE
(From the oldest to the youngest) 
C.A.P
Real name: Bang Min Soo
Birthday: 1992.11.04
Age: 17
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 61kg
Hobbies: Design, drawing and exercise
Speciality: Writing lyrics and rapping
Education: Seongname Information Industry High School, 3rd Grade
‘Charisma Rapper’
Leader of the group
ChunJi
 Real Name: Lee Chan Hee
Birthday: 1993.10.05
Age: 16
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 53kg
Hobbies: Puzzles, reading
Speciality: Imitations
Education: Seongji Middle School, 2nd grade
‘Power Voice’
L.Joe
 Real Name: Lee Byung Hun
Birthday: 1993.11.23
Age: 16
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 50kg
Hobbies: Acting
Speciality: Piano, violin, music composition, English
Education: Korea Arts High School, 1st grade
‘Bad Boy Rapper’
Niel
Real Name: Ahn Daniel
Birthday: 1994.08.16
Age: 15
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 54kg
Hobbies: Music appreciation
Speciality: Football
Education: Heungjin High School, 1st grade
‘Emotional Vocal’
Ricky
 Real Name: Yoo Chang Hyun
Birthday: 1995.02.27
Age: 15
Height: 172cm
Weight: 55kg
Hobbies: Movies Appreciation, piano
Speciality: Acting
Education: Namgang Middle School, 3rd grade
‘Lovely Vocal’
ChangJo
Real Name: Choi Jong Hyun
Birthday: 1995.11.16
Age: 14
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 58kg
Hobbies: Choreography composition, music appreciation
Speciality: Self-defence
Education: ChunCheon Middle School, 3rd grade
‘Dancing Boy’

Sumber dari : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teen_Top, http://allaboutkoreaband.blogspot.com/2011/02/teen-top-member-profile.html, and http://jklov.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/profil-teen-top/



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