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B1A410
B1A4
Aliases
Hangul 비원에이포
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Background Group/Boyband
Genre(s) K-pop
Dance-pop
Electropop
Pop
instruments
Label(s) WM Entertainment (South Korea)
Pony Canyon (Japan)
Warner Taiwan (Taiwan)
Years Active 2011-present
Associated acts
Website Members

Jinyoung
Baro
Sandeul
CNU
Gongchan


B1A4 (비원에이포) is a South Korean quintet boyband, formed by WM Entertainment in 2011. Debuting as 5-Member Group, consisting of Jinyoung (Leader), Baro (Rapper) Sandeul (Main Vocalist), Gongchan (Maknae), and CNU (Vocals) under WM Entertainment.

They were introduced through an online webtoon. [1] They debuted publicly on April 23, 2011 with their single O.K. from their debut EP, Let's Fly.

There fandom is called Bana.

HistoryEdit

Promotion and DebutEdit

The members of B1A4 were first introduced via webtoons, which can be accessed via their official website. The webtoons included another character, named Anna, which once rumoured that she'll be the female lead as well.[2]

On April 20, 2011 they released their first debut single with it's MV, "O.K.", which later became the headlines among the K-poppers. The song received a lot of anticipation, though they're not charted yet.

Let's Fly and It B1A4Edit

After released their first single, they released their first EP, Let's Fly in April 21, 2011. The EP includes a song written and composed by the leader, Jinyoung.[3]. They later became the headlines among the K-poppers.

In April 23, B1A4 debuted on MBC's Show! Music Core, performing O.K. for the first time in TV[4] and guest starred on Starry Night Radio, making their first debut on Radio also.[5]. They begin to performed at many TV Programs, such as M's Countdown[6], Music Bank[7], and Inkigayo[8]

In June 22, B1A4 featured on the first run of MTV's Match Up!, along with another new group, Block B[9]. With the total of 8 episodes, the show allows both groups to show off their musical talents and unseen charms through weekly missions and behind-the-scenes footage of their daily lives as newcomers to the Korean

pop scene. The program also revealed the group's follow-up promotional single, Only Learned the Bad Things, which released on July 13, 2011.[10].

B1A4 returned with their 2nd EP, It B1A4 on September 16, 2011, and released their new lead single, "Beautiful Target", which is composed by Jinyoung, with Baro and CNU on the rap parts. The single is highly anticipated that received 1 million views on youtube within a week. The album itself was recently ranked at the top of Kyobobook, Aladdin, Interpark, Yes24, Apple Music, and others for having the top number of presales.

In October 2011, it was announced that B1A4 would debut in Japan under the record label Pony Canyon in January 2012. Prior to their debut there, the group held their B1A4 – Japan Showcase Live 2011 at the Sinagawa Stellar Ball in Tokyo on December 9, 2011;[11] the tickets for the event sold-out within one minute, an unprecedented feat for newly debuted groups.[12] B1A4 performed nine songs at the event, which was attended by 1,000 people.[13] At the end of the year, B1A4 won the Rookie of the Year Award at Tower Records' K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011.[14]

Debut In Japan, Ignition, In The Wind, and BABA B1A4Edit

Prior to embarking into the Japanese music industry, B1A4 released a compilation album on January 25, 2012, which consists of all the tracks previously included on Let's Fly and It B1A4 in Japan.[15]

On March 5, B1A4 released the digital single "This Time Is Over" ahead of the release of their first studio album,[16] as well as a photo teaser of Baro.[17] Photo teasers of Gongchan, Jin-young, CNU, and Sandeul were released in the following days.[18][19][20] B1A4 released Ignition and the promotional single "Baby I'm Sorry" on March 14, and they began promoting the song on M! Countdown the following the day,[21] followed by performances on Music Bank, Show! Music Core, and The Music Trend.[22][23][24] A repackaged edition of the album entitled Ignition: Special Edition, as well as the promotional single "Baby Goodnight", was released on May 23.</ref>

B1A4 released their first Japanese-language single "Beautiful Target" on June 27, 2012.[25] The song debuted at number four on the Oricon weekly singles chart, selling 32,665 in its first week.[26] On July 25, B1A4 took part in season six of the reality show Hello Baby, where the group learns to care for children.[27] On August 29, B1A4 released their second Japanese-language single "Oyasumi Good Night", which also debuted at number four on the Oricon weekly singles chart, selling 35,779 in its first week.[28] They released their debut Japanese-language studio album 1 on October 24, 2012; it debuted at number five on the Oricon weekly albums chart, selling 20,547 in its first week.[29]

On November 5, a video teaser was released that featured no music or any of the members, but of a blowing wind throughout a field.[30] Individual video teasers for Jin-young and Baro were released on November 7,[31] followed by Gongchan, CNU, and Sanduel on November 9.[32] In The Wind was released on November 12, 2012;[33] they began performing the promotional single "Tried To Walk" on M! Countdown on November 15,[34] as well as on Music Bank, Show! Music Core, and The Music Trend the following days.[35][36][37]

It had been announced on October 12 by WM Entertainment that B1A4 would hold their first solo concert, BABA B1A4.[38] This concert was said to be co-produced WM Entertainment and CJ E&M's global concert brand, M-Live and that ticket sales would begin a week later on October 18, 2012.[39] The announcement garnered many interests bringing B1A4's official page to 25,000 views.[40] Before ticket sales began, 75,000 people were on the server waiting to buy the tickets resulting in 8,000 tickets to be sold out in 5 minutes once ticket sales opened.[41] From December 8–9, 2012, B1A4 held their first solo concert BABA B1A4 at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium.[42]

What's Happening? and The Amazing StoreEdit

On January 7, 2013, the Recording Industry Association of Japan released the list of winners for the 2013 Japan Gold Disc Awards where the group won two awards.[43] The same month BABA B1A4 in Japan was held in two cities starting on January 27 until January 30 consisting of 4 shows.[44]

On April 20, the group's official site was updated with a mysterious photo teaser with the words "이게 무슨 일이야? 2013.04.23" (rom: ige musuniriya ;trans: What's Happening?) . Fans speculated several things out of the teaser such as an upcoming comeback, something about their 2nd fanclub inauguration and their second anniversary (which is the same day indicated on the teaser). On April 23, teaser photos for member Jinyoung were released confirming that the teaser was indeed for a comeback and that the group would be back on May 6 with their yet-to-be titled 4th EP.[45][46]

The song What's Going On? grabbed the top spot in MBC Show! Music Core chart on May 18. It also happens to be the first music show award that B1A4 received since debut.

On June 19, 2013, WM Entertainment announced B1A4's 2nd solo concert, AMAZING STORE.[47] The concert was said to present a new story telling concept as well as B1A4 directly performing with a live band. The announcement had been made on their 'b1a4.interest.me' page bringing over 30,000 visitors to the page.[48] After tickets went on sale on June 26, the concert sold out its 10,000 seats in under 5 minutes.[49] The concert took place from August 7 to 11 at the Uniqlo AX, having 2,000 fans each day.[50]

Who Am I and The ClassEdit

On December 5, 2013, WM Entertainment announced that B1A4 would be having their third exclusive concert entitled 2014 B1A4 Concert The Class that would be held on February 15 and 16 at the SK Olympic Handball Stadium at Olympic Park. Subsequent teasers of the members were then released.[51][52]

It was also announced then that B1A4 would be making their comeback in early January with Who Am I and the title song Lonely, marking it as their second studio album. The album and the music video were released on January 13, 2014 and the first comeback stage scheduled for January 17 on Music Bank.[53][54] The group won eight televised music show awards with the single.

Proceeding Lonely promotions in South Korea B1A4 briefly returned to Japan to promote. They held a concert series called Listen To The B1A4 in Yokohoma and Osaka, Japan on April 5 and April 10, 2014.[55] The concert was streamed on Japanese video-streaming site NicoVideo.

They performed in the United States for the first time with their appearance in Los Angeles' twelve Korean Times Music Festival on May 3, 2014.[56][57] Reports of B1A4 filming for a presumed music video in the Los Angeles area from Twitter fanaccounts were spread days after the festival but the WM Entertainment failed to address the incident. Beginning June 20th, news sites began to release information on B1A4's summer comeback in mid-July.[58]

Sweet Girl Edit

Sweet Girl is the sixth mini-album released by B1A4 under WM Entertainment. The album was released on August 10, 2015 by WM Entertainment

2017 Edit

B1a4 Christmas song. "It's Christmas" is described to have a motown style, and is composed by leader Jinyoung himself.

B1a4 did a US tour, 4 Nights in the US from February 15 to the 20th.

You and I' SIngle. "You and I" is the seventh Japanese single released by B1A4. It was released in four editions: a limited CD+DVD edition (A), a limited CD+Photobook edition (B), a regular CD Only edition, and a limited Universal Store CD+DVD edition.

On May 16th, boy group B1A4 has released the Japanese single, short version of 'Follow Me' music video.

Members Edit

Name
Hangul
Birthname
Birthday
Birthplace
Position
Jinyoung 진영 Jung Jin Young (정진영) November 18, 1991 Chungju

[59]

Leader
Lead vocalist
Composer
Sandeul 산들 Lee Jung Hwan (이정환)

March 20, 1992

Busan

[60]

Main Vocalist
CNU 신우 Shin Dong Woo (신동우)

June 16, 1991

Cheongju

[61]

Vocalist
Lead Rapper
Baro 바로 Cha Sun Woo (차선우) September 5, 1992 Kwangju

[62]

Main Rapper
Gongchan 공찬 Gong Chan Shik (공찬식) August 14, 1993 Suncheon

[63]

Maknae
Vocalist

EtymologyEdit

The group name, B1A4 is explained to be the abbreviation of 'Be The One, All For One'[64], with the meaning of 'the best is formed when 5 become 1'. The idea was also conceived by 4 of the 5 members having blood type A (which is Jinyoung, Sandeul, CNU, and Gongchan), and 1 having blood type B (which is Baro).

DiscographyEdit

GalleryEdit

External LinksEdit

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