T-Max (티맥스) is a Korea Boy Band under Two-step Entertainment. It is supposed to be the South Korean version of Japanese group Arashi. Members consist of 3 vocalists and a main rapper, who are Shin Minchul (vocalist), Kim Joon or Kim Hyung Joon (rapper), Hanbi and Chanyang who joined T-Max in 2010. Their former member: Park Yunhwa (vocalist).
T-max released their first full album “Born to the Max” in 2010 as a 4 member group.
They have also released 5 singles, and have contributed to the Boys Over Flowers and God of Study OSTs. Singles include: Blooming (July 2007), Lion Heart (November 2007), Run to You (December 2008), Single Collection (July 2009), Love Parade (September 2009).
They have often been called the “Korean w-inds.” (comparing them to the Japanese pop group w-inds.), due to their trio nature and musical style, which many note, has a certain Japanese flavour.
The 3-guy group, made up of Shin Min-chul, Park Yoon-ha and Kim Hyung-joon, was formed based on the idea of maximum, perfect harmony, as its name suggests. Their debut song is a J-pop style dance track about the moment that new love blooms.
T.max debuted in June 2007 with single Blooming. This single release also came with songs “Bang Bang Boom!” and “Cavity”. Their debut track “Blooming” is a light and airy mid-tempo dance number that fits right in the summer mood. Even before their debut, T.max attracted attention for having a different look and style than other South Korean boy bands.
Many know T-MAX as the group who filmed themselves dancing to Arashi’s “Love So Sweet” and gave it as a gift to their producer.
T-Max name meaning
The name T-Max comes from the first letter of triple and trinity, the words that mean perfect balance and harmony, and “maximize,” which implies that they will maximize their talents and abilities. The trio is composed of Shin Min-cheol, noted for his exception songwriting talent, Kim Jun, who plays Song Woo-bin in a new KBS drama, “Boys Over Flower,” and Park Yun-hwa, a talented musician in his own right. Their latest album contains pieces that best represent the versatility of these three promising musicians, covering a wide range of genres from trendy pop to funky rock dance. Title song “I Love You” from their latest album will also be featured in the teaser video for the film “Pitiable City” due out in early 2009.
As of now T-Max (티맥스) make a special comeback with new members: Park Hanbi and Joo Chanyang. T-max released their first full album “Born to the Max” in 2010 as a 4 member group. They have also released 5 singles, and have contributed to the Boys Over Flowers and God of Study OSTs. Singles include Blooming (July 2007), Lion Heart (November 2007), Run to You (December 2008), Single Collection (July 2009), Love Parade (September 2009).
T-Max Individual facts:
Member Kim Joon starred as a member of the F4 in the Korean drama “Boys Over Flowers” (꽃보다 남자). In addition, T-max added to their OST collection in late 2008 by singing the main theme for the drama.
Park Yunhwa was known for participating in “Battle Shinhwa”, a show that centered around popular idol band Shinhwa searching and selecting members to create a new boyband.
Recently, Yunhwa was featured in “Mak Ban Shi” or “Maknae Rebellion” a show designed to bring popular idol group maknaes (ie. youngest member) out in the light. Currently he’s serving in army (year 2010)
T-Max First single Blooming
Release date: 2007.07.27
Bitrate: 192Kbps [MF]
03. Bang Bang Boom!
04. Blooming (Mr)
T-Max Second single Lion Heart
[Single] Lion Heart
Release date: 2007.11.30
Bitrate: 192Kbps [MF]
01. Lion Heart
02. Open Up My Heart
03. Lion Heart (Inst.)
T-Max Third single Run To You
[Single] Run To You
Release date: 2008.12.29
Bitrate: 320Kbps [MF]
01. 널 사랑해
02. Lion Heart (Winter Romance Ver.)
03. 널 사랑해 (Core Mix Ver.)
T-Max Forth single Love Parade
[Single] Love Parade
Release date: 2009.09.03
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[Single] Single Collection
Release date: 2009.07.09
Bitrate: 320Kbps [MF]
01. 준비 O.K (Jun Be O.K) (김준 Solo)
02. 왜 그랬어 feat. 김준
03. 눈물이 말라 (박윤화 Solo)
T-Max Ost Boys Over Flowers
[O.S.T] Boys Over Flowers
Release date: 2009.01.08
01. 파라다이스(꽃보다 남자OST 메인 테마) – T-Max
13. Opening Title (파라다이스 intro) – T-Max
T-Max Ost Boys Over Flowers Part 2
[O.S.T] Boys Over Flowers Part 2
Release date: 2009.03.06
01. Say Yes – T-MAX
02. Wish Ur My Love – T-MAX & J
T-Max Ost God Of Study
[Album] 공부의 신 (God Of Study) OST
Release date: 2010.01.14
01. 한번쯤은 – T-Max
T-Max first album Born to the Max
Album : Born to the Max
Release Date : 2010.06.03
01. Born to the MAX (Intro)
02. 해줄 수 있는 말 (Can Do For Me)
03. 까불지마 타이틀 (Don’t Be Rude)
04. 마리 (Marie)
05. 심장이 열 번 뛰기 전에 (10 Times Your Heart Before You Run)
06. 하나가 될 수 있게 (interlude) (It Will Be One (interlude))
07. Say My Name
08. 가자GO (Let’s Go)
09. 이런 놈이야 (This Guy)
10. 나쁜 널 (Bad You)
11. Romantic Blues
12. 고백합니다 (I Confess)
13. 원해 (Rockin’Beats Mix) (Wish)
T-Max Profile and Members :
Kim Joon/Kim Hyung Joon
Name : Kim Joon/Kim Hyung Joon [김형준]
Date of birth: February 3, 1984
Height : 183 cm
Weight : 65 kg
School: Hangook University for foreigners, chemistry major
Hobby: Playing on-line games, basketball
History: +appearance on M.Net KKot Mi Nam Teuk Gong Dae [꽃미남 특공대] +appearance on MBC [PD수첩] +Co-starring as F4′s Song Woo Bin(송우빈) in 꽃보다 남자(Boys Over Flower), the korean version of Hana Yori Dango.
Shin Min Chul
Name : Shin Min Chul [신민철]
Date of birth: February 5, 1980
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 63 kg
School: Otorohanga College, New Zealand
Hobby: Taking weird pictures, Watching movies
Specialty: Making accessories, Reforming clothes, Surfing
History: , <(별난 여자 별난 남자)>, <(크러시기어)> OST featurings
T-Max New members
Park Han Bi
Name : Park Han Bi
Date of Birth : 3 June 1990
School: Myeong JiJeonMoon University major in Theater.
Drama: Birdie Buddy
-2nd year college student studying theater and video at MyeongJi Specialty School.
-Park HanBi has been training to be a singer for 3 years at a entertainment company and he recently passed the audition to be part of T-Max.
Joo Chan Yang
The reason why the loss of 15kg for Joo ChanYang has gained much interests is due to ‘Superstar K’ winner Seo InKook. Seo InKook was recently known to have also lost 15kg for his new album. And Joo ChanYang and Seo Inkook were both strong opponents during ‘SuperStar K’.
Joo ChanYang is known to have great capabilities after training for about 7 years since he was in middle school 3rd year. He has also participated in the chorus recording for hits by idols like 2PM, 2AM and TaeGoon.