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Battle(korean Band)

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Battle
Origin South Korea
Genres Pop, Hip hop
Years active 2006 (2006) – present
Labels Good! Entertainment
(2006-present)
Members
Ryu
Taehwa
Lio
Chris
Hwichan
Past members
Shin Ki-Hyun
Battle (South Korean band)
Hangul 배틀
Revised Romanization Baeteul
McCune–Reischauer Paet’ŭl

Battle (배틀) is a Korean boy band that debuted on December 17, 2006 with the release of their first single “Crash”. They are most popular for winning the reality show, Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa! The group includes Ryu, Tae-hwa, Lio, Chris, and Hwi-chan. Shin Ki-Hyun, who was chosen by Shinhwa’s Eric, departed the group in 2008.

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[edit] Formation

Though most members of boy bands are found through auditions or have been in training for years, the members of Battle instead participated in a popular reality show, Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!, hosted by the members of Shinhwa themselves. The show was sponsored by Good Entertainment, M-NET and Coca-Cola. The boys, originally six but now five, were hand-picked particularly by each of the Shinhwa members. They were chosen because of their singing, dancing, and endurance skills. Although Kim Jang Hyun was picked during the course of the show, he decided to leave the group due to conflicting musical styles. Dongwan, the one who picked Jang Hyun, replaced him with Hwichan.

Though initially marketed as the next Shinhwa, meaning legend or myth, Battle did say that though it is an honor to be compared to the legendary band Shinhwa, they do not want to be the next Shinhwa; rather, they want to make a name for themselves and consider Shinhwa to be their mentors[citation needed].

[edit] Career

[edit] 2006—2007: Debut and first tour

Their first single was Crash, a song with a strong guitar and drum accompaniment. The music video was very dark, showing the members destroying various objects such as T.V.s, cars, etc. As opposed to Crash, which was a melodious dance tune combined with hardcore guitar and staccato drum beats, their other song, Icarus, was a ballad, showing their smooth vocals and harmonizing skills. Many of the fans also mention that “Icarus” sounds a lot like Shinhwa‘s number one hit song, “Once in a Lifetime”. Flying Up, the third track from the single, was a rap song with great beat. With their debut, Battle’s fan color is Pearlescent Gold. Their first ever debut performance was on SBS Gayo where they received very little applause and cheers though it being their first performance they achieved very well from then on when they first did their live performance critics all stated that Battle is weak in vocal skills, despite the rolling rumors and comments Battle went on MBC Music Core and did a live performance for the very first time and succeeding very strongly.

On February 24, 2007, staff from GMM Grammy, Channel V Thailand and MTV Thailand came to Korea to interview Battle and cover its activities. According to Good EMG, staff from GMM Grammy told them that Battle had gained so much popularity in Thailand that a fan club had already been formed.[1] Good EMG also said that the group would visit Thailand to hold a mini concert on April 30 and give interviews with major music channels, thus beginning Battle’s first tour. The group flew to Thailand and released a single.

In contrast to its first single, Battle’s second single “Tell Me! (Mal Hae)” was very different, featuring the boys in pink and singing to a light, catchy melody. These two singles represent opposite sides of Battle, portraying a different image of them. “Tell Me” was ranked as 7th on the “Top 20 Album Sales (May 2007)” with 10,263 copies sold in that month.[2]

After their tour from Thailand, Battle flew to Beijing, China on July 31, 2007 to promote their second single there. There, they appeared on numerous shows, including the popular CCTV-4 music program Joonghwajeong. They return to Korea on September 2, 2007 to begin recording their first album along with vocal training and even foreign language lessons. They will then embark on local and overseas promotional activities after releasing their completed album. In order to concetrate only on their album, Battle has suspend activities for the next 8 months.[3]

[edit] 2008

On May 30, Battle’s homepage was officially opened and their new looks were unveiled. Each were sporting a unique style unlike their previous singles where they were wearing outfits similar in style and color. Every two days or so, each of their photos were released. And finally their music video was released 2 hours later than scheduled. They made their comeback stage on Music Bank’s Summer special, on June 13.

Most fans have speculated that the group will release a single sometime in 2009 after the activities for their comeback have ended late last year. But after a long silence, Battle has decided to have a break from any of their activities as a group with the announcement that the members HwiChan and Lio entering the military on June 2 and July 7, respectively. Meanwhile, the other 3 members will be focusing on their solo activities: the leader, Ryu, on his acting; Chris, the youngest member, is said to be back in the U.S. to study Music in New York; lastly, Taehwa is rumored to release a solo album.

Despite all these, Good Entertainment stands firm that the group is not disbanding.

[edit] 2009—present

On October 6, 2009, member Jin Taehwa released his first solo single under the name Zin Taehwa.

Although no official statement was released, it has been known to most fans of the group that as of July 2010, the group’s leader Ryu has also entered the military. There are now three members doing their military service. However, there are no news on whether the remaining member Taehwa will be entering the military as well (Considering that Chris is still in the U.S.).

[edit] Members

Ryu (Won Seung-jae), April 18, 1987 (1987-04-18) (age 24), picked by Andy of Shinhwa, is the oldest among the five and the leader. Having been a model, he decided to put his catwalk days behind him to concentrate on his music and a possible acting career. Ryu is a rapper, having chosen to follow that route during his days on Shinhwa Battle Cokeplay.

Lio (Park Ji-woon), August 21, 1987 (1987-08-21) (age 24), was chosen by Jun Jin of Shinhwa and was also featured in Jun Jin’s first solo album. Having studied in China, Lio is fluent in Mandarin and is currently studying English. In Shinhwa Battle Cokeplay, Lio was consistently referred to as the “rapper of Battle Shinhwa”, with reference to him being the strongest rapper on the show.Armed with a mischievous smile, Lio is considered to be one of the best dancers in Battle, charming fans with his smooth moves and lopsided grin. He was featured in Jun Jin’s solo debut under the track “Come Back.” He is also Jun Jin’s “stepbrother.”

Tae-hwa (Jin Tae-hwa), January 1, 1988 (1988-01-01) (age 23), is the best dancer in the group, chosen by Shinhwa’s own choreographer and dancer Min Woo to be part of Battle. During “Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!” the popularity award was bestowed upon him. He has a great voice which is used on all of Battles songs. He has also released a solo debut with the song called Fallen Angels in 2009 while his band mates were pursuing other activities. He portrays an angel and a devil in his music video.

Hwi-chan (Kim Tae-kwan), June 8, 1988 (1988-06-08) (age 23), replaced Shinhwa member Dongwan‘s initial choice, Jang-hyun. After Jang-hyun decided to leave the group, Hwi-chan stepped in and joined Battle, providing his strong, melodic voice to the group. Having lived with his grandma for most of his life, because Hwi-chan’s parents worked long hours, he received devastating news that she died not long after he was eliminated from the show.

Chris (Jung Hyung-rok), October 27, 1989 (1989-10-27) (age 22), is the youngest of the group and was picked by Hye Sung of Shinhwa. Though he was born in Seoul, he and his family moved to California when he was young. He attended Burbank Elementary School, Ross Middle School, Gahr High School, and then Torrance High School. Rather like the mother of the group, Chris loves to cook for his fellow members, and lends a soft, sweet-catchy voice to Battle.

[edit] Former Members

Ki-hyun (Shin Ki-hyun), June 19, 1987 (1987-06-19) (age 24), who stands at an intimidating 188 cm, often slouched to look the same height as his fellow members. Kihyun loves playing soccer and is competitive at heart. Chosen by Shinhwa’s member Eric, Ki-hyun contributed his talent in rapping to Battle’s songs but then worked on his vocals and sang some small parts in their songs. After acting in a small role in a drama, Ki-hyun left the group to pursue an acting career. There were a lot of rumors surrounding his departure from Battle, some which are unconfirmed.

[edit] Awards

Years Awards
2007
  • MKMF 2007 Awards: Male Group Newface (nominated)
  • MKMF 2007 Awards: Artist of the Year (nominated)

[edit] Discography

[edit] Singles

Title of release Date of release Tracklist
Crash (Crazy Love) December 14, 2006
  1. Crash [Crazy in Love]
  2. Icarus
  3. Flying Up
  4. Icarus Instrumental
Tell Me (Malhae) May 30, 2007
  1. 말해! (Malhae! – Tell Me!)
  2. Hey Yo
  3. 고장난 가슴 (Gojangnan Gaseum – Broken Heart)
  4. 고장난 가슴 (Gojangnan Gaseum – Broken Heart) Instrumental
Step by Step June 10, 2008
  1. Big Change (feat. Deegie)
  2. Step by Step
  3. Luv U

Battle profile

RYU (WONG SEUNG JAE)

Lahir pada 18 april 1987, dipilih oleh Andy Lee Shinhwa. Ia adalah member tertua dan sebagai leader. Pernah menjadi model. Ia memutuskan untuk meninggalkan catwalk untuk konsentrasi di bidang music dan juga karir acting. Ryu sebagai rapper setelah terpilih menjadi peserta dalam Shinhwa Battle.

Nama asli : Won SeungJae ( RYU )
Nama Panggilan : WonSungi (Monkey)
Tanggal Lahir : 18 April 1987
Tempat Lahir : Seoul
Zodiak : Aries
Pendidikan : GeumBuk Elementary School –> DaeKyung Junior High School –> JangChung High School graduated
Keluarga : Ayah, Ibu, adik Perempuan
Tinggi : 185 cm
Berat : 74 kg
Golongan Darah : A
Hobi : model, mengoleksi celana, menonton bioskop, dengerin musik
Bakat : Akting, Menari, Berenang

Pengalaman :
– August 2002 L’S Korea Persons model selected pick
– July 2003, Cindy the Perky model selected pick
– February 2004, Smart Festival model highest pick

agama : atheist
musik favorit : R&B, Jazz
Aktor favorit : Cho SeungWoo, Choi MinSik, So JiSup
Warna Kesukaan : Putih, Hitam
Olah Raga favorit : Basket, Sepakbola, Berenang
Film kesukaan : Semua film
Makanan fav: Sangat banyak yang disuka atau suka semuanya
Cuaca yang disukai : Musim Gugur
Gaya berpakaian favorit : jeans dan kaos
Binatang kesukaan : Anjing (spec anjingnya)
Moto : Dunia terbuka bagi siapa saja yang bekerja keras
Momen paling bahagia : saat pertama memenangkan hadiah sebagai model
Momen paling menyedihkan : Dimana saat teman meninggal
Barang kesayangan: Jeans biru, koleksi lagu2, catatan
Tipe gadis : Cute Girl
Poin yang paling menarik : mata
hal yang paling mengganggu : tangan yang kecil
Cita-cita masa kecil : Pemadam Kebakaran
Hal2 yang ingin dilakukan masa yang akan datang : Ingin belajar lebih tentang akting dan musik

LIO (PARK JI WOON)

Lahir pada 21 Agustus 1987, dipilih oleh Junjin Shinhwa dan juga berpartisipasi dalam album solo pertama Junjin. Menajlani studi di China, ia sangat fasih berbahasa mandarin dan ia juga belajar bahasa Inggris. Di Shinhwa Battle, Lio konsisten sebagai “Rapper of Battle” di show tersebut

Nama : Park JiWoon ( LIO )
Nickname : King eyes, swey-i-kit
Tanggal Lahir : August, 21 1987
Tempat Lahir : Seoul
Zodiak : Leo
Pendidikan : Dongee Elementary School –> OhJu Junior High School –> Chinese ShimChun Korean International High School 3rd Year
Keluarga : Ayah, Ibu, 2 adik laki-laki
Tinggi : 181 cm
Berat : 68 kg
Golongan Darah : B
Hobi : Menari, berlatih (SnowBoard, Swim, Ski), nonton film, main game, membaca (Comics/manga/manhwa)
Bakat : berbahasa china, rap, nari
Kebiasaan buruk saat tidur : aku tidak punya kebiasaan buruk saat tidur, tapi ketika aku capek, aku selalu tidur dimana saja
agama : Kristen
musik favorit : R&B, Hip Hop, Soul
Lagu favorit : Lexy [Let Me Dance] only Rap part (Teddy’s lines)
Aktor favorit : Jonny Depp, Eric, So JiSup, Will Smith
Warna fav  : hitam putih
Olah Raga favorit : Berenang, ski, Sepak bola dan basket
Film kesukaan : Romantic Comedy atau film penuh aksi
Makanan fav : makanan korea, Gukbab(semacam nasi), Kkalguksu(semacam mie)
Makanan yang ga disuka  : Bosintang (rebusan daging anjing)
Cuaca yang disukai : Musim Semi
Pakaian fav : jeans and kerpus atau kupluk (semacam topi rajutan)
style fav : Japan style, hiphop style
Binatang kesukaan : Singa
Moto  : sampai hari ini harus pegang pengaruh
Momen paling bahagia  : ketika tampil untuk pertama kalinya di bis battle shinhwa
Momen paling menyedihkan : Sebelum battle berakhir dimana aku berpisah
Barang kesayangan : mimpiku
Tipe gadis : contoh orang yang imut seperti Christine(?)
Poin yang paling menarik : bekerja keras saat dipanggung
Cita-cita masa kecil : penyanyi
Hal2 yang ingin dilakukan masa yang akan datang  : menjadi entertain yang bisa memenuhi seluruh dunia

TAE HWA (JIN TAE HWA)

Lahir pada 1 januari 1988, ia adalah dancer terbaik grup. Dipilih oleh koreografer & dancer Shinhwa, Lee Minwoo untuk menjadi bagian dari Battle. Sepanjang acara Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa! Popularity award diberikan kepadanya. Ia mempunyai kemampuan vocal yang bagus yang digunakan di seluruh lagu. Ia juga merilis album solo, lagunya berjudul “Fallen Angels” pada tahun 2009 ketika member Battle yang lain mengejar karir solo. Ia digambarkan sebagai malaikat dan setan dalam MV tersebut.

Nama : Jin TaeHwa
Nickname : Hamster
Tanggal Lahir : January, 1st 1988
Tempat Lahir : Seoul
Zodiak : Aquarius
Pendidikan : HeungDok Elementary School –> BongMyong Junior High School –> YongDong High School graduated
Keluarga : Ayah, Ibu, Kakak Perempuan
Tinggi : 178 cm
Berat : 63 kg
Golongan Darah : AB
Hobi : Menyanyi, Menari, bermain basket, being dramatic, mengoleksi sepatu
Bakat : menyanyi, menari, bermain basket
Kebiasaan buruk waktu tidur : If he lies down, he sleeps
agama : Kristen
musik favorit : Ballad, R&B, Soul
Lagu favorit : separation taxi
Aktor favorit : Cho SeungWoo
Warna fav  : merah muda, kuning, hitam, putih, biru langit
Olah Raga favorit : basket dan sepak bola
Film kesukaan : Apapun~ kecuali panah??;;
Makanan fav : makanan yang enak
Makanan yang ga disuka  : makanan hambar
Cuaca yang disukai : Musim Dingin
Pakaian fav : simple jeans  dan t shirt or cargo pants
Fav Fashion Style : kasual
Binatang kesukaan : Suka semua binatang
Moto  : Ayo jangan lupa keselamatan dan bersinar selalu
Momen paling bahagia  : Terpilih saat menjadi anggota battle shinhwa
Momen paling menyedihkan : ketika keluarga sakit
Barang kesayangan : HP
Tipe gadis : berhati seperti bunga
Poin yang paling menarik : mata saat tersenyum
hal yang paling mengganggu : Tinggi Badan
Cita-cita masa kecil : presiden, menaklukkan dunia
Hal2 yang ingin dilakukan masa yang akan datang  : sesuatu yang normal

HWI CHAN (KIM TAE KWAN)

Lahir pada 8 juni 1988. Ia menggantikan pilihan Kim Dong Wan, Jang Hyun yang memutuskan meninggalkan grup. Hwi Chan bergabung dengan Battle dengan memberikan kekuatan melodic voice-nya. Ia tinggal bersama neneknya sebab orang tua Hwi Chan bekerja sepanjang waktu. Ia menerima kabar bahwa neneknya meninggal tidak lama setelah ia di-eliminasi dari Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!.

Nama : Kim TaeGwan ( Hwichan )
Nickname : Tae-bal-i
Tanggal Lahir : June, 8th 1988
Tempat Lahir : Busan
Zodiak : Gemini
Pendidikan : GaPyong Elementary School –> Jung Ang Junior High School –> High School 3rd year
Keluarga : Ayah, Ibu, Adik Perempuan
Tinggi : 180 cm
Berat : 65 kg
Golongan Darah : AB
Hobi : Playing games, Cyworld, Singing
Bakat : Singing
Kebiasan buruk saat tidur : Berguling-guling saat tidur (maksudnya banyak gerak)
agama : Shamanism (agama tradisional, seperti agama shinto orang jepang)
musik favorit : Ballad, Rock Ballad
Lagu favorit : Fly to the Sky (Even though my heart hurts)
Aktor favorit : Hwang JongMin, Sol KyongGu, Ryu SeungBom
Warna fav  : ungu, hitam dan putih
Olah Raga favorit : Sepak Bola
Film kesukaan : Menonton apapun dan tidak susah (rewel?(choosy))
Makanan fav : Kimchi stew, Spaghetti
Makanan yang ga disuka  : tidak ada
Cuaca yang disukai : Musim Gugur
Pakaian fav : jeans, T-shirt
style fav : kasual
Binatang kesukaan : tidak ada
Moto  : Mari menjadi orang yang sangat diperlukan
Momen paling bahagia  : Pertama kali masuk goodEMG
Momen paling menyedihkan : Saat Nenek meninggal Dunia
Barang kesayangan : HP
Tipe gadis : salah satu orang yang menyenangkan dan dapat berkomunikasi baik denganku
Poin yang paling menarik : Alis mata
hal yang paling mengganggu : Hidung, kulit
Cita-cita masa kecil : Entertainer
Hal2 yang ingin dilakukan masa yang akan datang  : Aku ingin menjadi penyanyi yang akan menerima penghargaan daesang

CHRIS (JUNG HYUNG ROK)

Lahir 27 oktober 1989, ia adalah member termuda yang dipilih oleh Shin Hye Sung. Ia lahir di Seoul, namun ia dan keluarganya tinggal di California ketika ia masih kecil. Ia bergabung dengan Burbank Elementary School, Ross Middle School, Gahr High School, dan Torrance High School. Ia seperti ibu bagi grup, ia sangat suka memasak untuk para member dan member kelembutan. Ia memiliki tipikal suara yang lembut dan catchy.

Nama : Jung HyungRok ( Chris )
Nickname : Bogus
Tanggal Lahir : October, 27th 1989
Tempat Lahir : Seoul
Zodiak : Scorpio
Pendidikan : Burbank Elementary School –> Ross Middle School –> Torrance High School
Keluarga : Ayah, Ibu, Kakak laki-laki
Tinggi : 183 cm
Berat : 69 kg
Golongan Darah : B
Hobi : menyanyi, Belanja dan makan makanan yang enak
Bakat : Menyanyi dan memasak
kebiasaan buruk waktu tidur : tidur saat tidur dalam bahasa inggris
agama : Christian
musik favorit : Soul
Lagu favorit : Clay Aiken [Inside your heaven]
Aktor favorit: Angelina Jollie, Brad Pitt
Warna fav : Hijau
Olah Raga favorit : Tenis
Film kesukaan : You’re my Destiny
Makanan fav : Semua Makanan
Makanan yang ga disuka  : Ikan
Cuaca yang disukai : Musim Semi
Merek kesuakaan : Hollister, ELOQ, Codes Combine
Pakaian fav : Japan style yang kasual
Binatang kesukaan : Kelinci
Moto  : Bekerja dari mimpi akan menjadi kenyataan
Momen paling bahagia  : Ketika dia tidak pergi keluar dia mendapat nilai 100 pada ujian matematika
Momen paling menyedihkan : ketika datang kekorea, jauh dari kedua orang tua
Barang kesayangan : Album foto dan CD
Tipe gadis : Lee NaYoung
Poin yang paling menarik : mata saat tersenyum
hal yang paling mengganggu : hal yang selalu dia perhatikan tiap hari, rambut yang susah diatur
Cita-cita masa kecil : Penyanyi
Hal2 yang ingin dilakukan masa yang akan datang  : Menjadi penyanyi yang sangta dihargai

KI HYUN (SHIN KI HYUN)

Lahir pada 19 Juni 1987, tingginya mencapai 188 cm. Ki Hyun sangat menyukai sepak bola. Ia dipilih Eric Mun Shinhwa untuk bergabung dengan Battle. Ki Hyun meng-kontribusikan kemampuan rap-nya untuk lagu-lagu Battle, tetapi kemudian ia menjadi vocalist. Setelah berakting dengan peran kecil di drama, Ki Hyun memutuskan keluar dari grup dan mengejar karir acting

Nama : Shin KiHyun
Nickname : Long legs, Lee Na Young
Tanggal Lahir : June, 19th 1987
Tempat Lahir : Seoul
Zodiak : Gemini
Pendidikan : ChangDong Elementary School –> JongBal Junior High School –> JongBal High School graduated
Keluarga : Ibu, adik perempuan
Tinggi : 188 cm
Berat : 76 kg
Golongan Darah : B
Hobi : Bermain game, menikmati musik dan film
Bakat : Lari dalam beberapa waktu, nanyi dan sepak bola
Kebiasan buruk waktu tidur : Menggigit bibir
agama : Khatolik
musik favorit : Medium Tempo Ballad, Strong beat Music
Lagu favorit : Buzz [Coward]
Aktor favorit : Jang DongGun
Warna fav : Warna Langit
Olah Raga favorit : Sepak Bola, Panjat Gunung
Film kesukaan : Fantasy movie
Makanan fav : Ayam, daging
Makanan yang ga disuka : Sayuran Hijau, Wortel, bumbu merica
Cuaca yang disukai : Musim Gugur
Pakaian fav : Jaket
Fashion Style kesukaan:semi-formal
Binatang kesukaan : Anjing, Kucing
Moto : mari memberi kesemua dan kreatif
Momen paling bahagia  : ketila aku mendapat gol di turnamen sepak bola
Momen paling menyedihkan : Ketika kakek meninggal
Barang kesayangan : HP
Tipe gadis : gadis dengan mata yang cantik, orang yang dapat berkomunikasi denganku
Poin-poin menarik : mata
hal yang paling mengganggu : pinggul besar
Cita-cita masa kecil : Pemain sepak bola
Hal2 yang ingin dilakukan masa yang akan datang : setelah menjadi artis yang sukses, aku akan menjadi aktor yang bagus dan sampai aku punya bisnis sendiri

Sumber dari : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_%28South_Korean_band%29 and http://mycolorisland.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/profile-battle-boyband-pemenang-battle-shinhwa/



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