B1A4( Korean :비원에이포) is a South Korean idol group under the management of WM Entertainment. The group debuted in 2011 with the single "O.K" after their first introduction to the public through a webtoon . They have released two studio albums, five EPs and various singles in South Korea.The group began their foray into the Japanese market late 2011 with a showcase and in 2012, they released their first compilation album that consisted of all the tracks from their first two EPsLet's FlyandIt B1A4. The group released remakes of two Korean singles, namely " Beautiful Target " and " Sleep Well, Good Night ", as Japanese singles on June and August respectively, both peaking at number four on the Oricon weekly singles chart. Their debut Japanese album1was released in October 2012, with its music video released by Pony Canyon.
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Gongchan was also discovered on Cyworld as a result of his winning of an " Eoljjang Challenge" when he was in middle school. He was also a runner-up of a cross-dressing contest while, where he danced to a song by soloist Ivy . Main vocalist Sandeul , who competed in numerous singing contests, was approached by a company agent after performing a song by Kim Yeon-woo in a talent show. Prior to their debut, the group underwent a training period of two years.
They had their subsequent debut stages on Mnet 'sM! Countdown, Korean Broadcasting System 's (KBS)Music Bank, and Seoul Broadcasting System 's (SBS)The Music Trendon April 28, April 29, and May 1, respectively.B1A4 began promoting "Only Learned the Bad Things" on June 18, 2011.The group, alongside Block B , starred on SBS MTV 's reality showMatch Up. It began to air on June 22.The music video for the second promotional single "Only Learned the Bad Things" was aired on the first episode.
, SBS'The Music Trend, and Mnet'sM! Countdown.B1A4 began promoting "My Love" on November 18, 2011.
At the end of the year, B1A4 won the Rookie of the Year Award at Tower Records ' K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011.
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 onLet's Fly andIt B1A4
Music Bank,Show! Music Core, andThe Music Trend.A repackaged edition of the album entitledIgnition: Special Edition, as well as the promotional single " Baby Good Night ", was released on May 23.
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.They released their debut Japanese-language studio album1on October 24, 2012; it debuted at number five on the Oricon weekly albums chart, selling 20,547 in its first week.
as well as onMusic Bank,Show! Music Core, andThe Music Trendthe following days.
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.From December 8–9, 2012, B1A4 held their first solo concert BABA B1A4 at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium .
The same month BABA B1A4 in Japan was held in two cities starting on January 27 until January 30 consisting of 4 shows.
The songWhat'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.
The concert took place from August 7 to 11 at the Uniqlo AX , having 2,000 fans each day.
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.
B1A4 had made 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 on January 17 on Music Bank.
Now, B1A4 is coming back with their 5th Mini Album. The title track for the album is entitled "Solo Day". The music video was released on July 14 and they made their first comeback for "Solo Day" on July 17 onM! Countdown. It was officially announced that B1A4 will be appearing at 'The 12th Korea Times Music Festival' and KCON 2014 in Los Angeles, California. On the other hand, WM Entertainment has announced B1A4's first world tour 'Road Trip'! Although it's called a 'Road Trip', this really is a cute way of saying they will be traveling all over the entire world to meet and create memories with their international fans. The first concert will take place in Taiwan on August 23, 2014 and Shanghai on August 30, 2014, then the boys will head on over to Manila on September 6, 2014, Melbourne on September 18, 2014, and Sydney on September 20, 2014. The boys will also head over to New York on October 3, 2014, Chicago on October 5, 2014, Dallas on October 8, 2014, and San Francisco on October 11, 2014.
In an effort to distinguish themselves, B1A4 had also promoted a nickname "saessakdol" (새싹돌, "sprout-dol") and created a so-called "saessakchum" (새싹춤, "sprout dance"), which was showcased in various shows includingQuiz to Change the World.
Throughout B1A4's career, B1A4 participated in many goodwill campaigns and donations.
On April 20, B1A4's Japanese fanclub "BANA Japan" was formed and an inauguration ceremony was held.
|Stage name||Birth name|
|Jinyoung||진영||Jung Jin-Young||정진영/鄭振永||(1991-11-18)November 18, 1991(age 22)||Leader, vocalist|
|CNU||신우||Shin Dong-Woo||신동우/申東佑||(1991-06-16)June 16, 1991(age 23)||Vocalist, rapper|
|Sandeul||산들||Lee Jung-Hwan||이정환/李征桓||(1992-03-20)March 20, 1992(age 22)||Main vocalist|
|Baro||바로||Cha Sun-Woo||차선우/車善玗||(1992-09-05)September 5, 1992(age 21)||Rapper|
|Gongchan||공찬||Gong Chan-Shik||공찬식/孔燦植||(1993-08-14)August 14, 1993(age 20)||Vocalist|
|Year||Music video||Length||MV on YouTube|
|"Only Learned the Bad Things"||3:43||chB1A4|
|"Beautiful Target" (ZOOM ZOOM Version)||3:23||chB1A4|
|2012||"Baby I'm Sorry"||3:38||chB1A4|
|"Baby Good Night"||3:47||chB1A4|
|"Beautiful Target" (Japanese Version)||3:41||ponycanyon|
|"Baby Good Night" (Japanese Version)||3:51||ponycanyon|
|"Tried to Walk"||3:59||chB1A4|
|"What's Happening? What - Why?" (Japanese Version)||3:26||ponycanyon|
|"그대와 함께 (With You) ( Reply 1994 OST)"||3:15||CJENMMUSIC|
|2011||Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best New Male Artist||Nominated|
|SBS MTV Best Of the Best||Hot Debut Star||Won|
|Best New Artist||Nominated|
|26th Golden Disk Awards||Best Newcomer Award||Won|
|21st Seoul Music Awards||Best Newcomer Award||Won|
|Japan's K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011||Rookie of the Year||Won|
|Wave K's Super Rookies||Super Rookies for 2012||Won|
|Germany's So-Loved Awards 2011||Newcomer Male||Won|
|2012||Gaon Chart Awards||Best Male Newcomer||Won|
|Asia Song Festival||New Asian Artist||Won|
|So-Loved Awards 2012 (European K-Pop Awards)||Best Male Group and Best Album||Nominated|
|2013||Japan Gold Disc Awards 2013||New Artist of The Year||Won|
|Best 3 New Artists||Won|
|27th Golden Disk Awards||Disk Bonsang||Won|
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Dance Performance - Male Group||Nominated|
|BC - UnionPay Song of the Year||Nominated|
|So-Loved Awards 2013(European K-Pop Awards)||Best Band Male||Nominated|
|Best Music video(What's Happening)||Nominated|
|Best Mini Album(tried to walk)||Nominated|
|SBS MTV Best of The Best Awards||Best Male Group||Nominated|
|2014||Seoul Music Awards||Popularity Award||Won|
|28th Golden Disk Awards||Disk Bonsang Album||Won|
|16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival||Best Male OST||Pending|
|2013||May 18||"What's Happening?"|
|July 23||"Solo Day"|
|2014||July 25||"Solo Day"|
|2014||July 24||"Solo Day"|
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