Spica S

스피카 S

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2PM Performing at a concert, in April 2011
From left to right: Junho, Chansung, Jun. K, Taecyeon, Nichkhun, WooyoungBackground informationAlso known asBeastly IdolsOriginSeoul , Republic of KoreaGenresK-pop , Dance , Hip-hop , R&B , PopYears active2008–presentLabelsJYP Entertainment (South Korea)
Sony Music (Thailand)
Ariola Japan (Japan)
United Asia ManagementAssociated actsOne Day
JYP NationWebsite2pm.jype.comMembersJun. K
ChansungPast membersJay Park(leader)

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) to become part of JYP Entertainment. Some members already had experience in the entertainment industry, including Jun. K , who had won several singing competitions.[citation needed]Ok Taecyeon , Lee Junho and Chansung had participated in the showSuperStar Survival.[citation needed]Meanwhile, two members were from America: Jaebeom was from the Seattle area, while Nichkhun was from Southern California . Taecyeon spent seven years in Massachusetts before returning to Korea.

Originally, the members of 2PM were part of a larger group known as One Day. A documentary calledHot Blood Mencaptured the group's training days. In this documentary, former member Jaebeom finished at the top spot and received the most fan votes. It also featured the elimination of three trainees from the group: Lee Swichi, Im Daehun, and Yoon Doo-joon were all cut.

By the end of the training process, One Day had been reduced to an eleven-member group. However, before the group released any studio albums,[citation needed]the band was split into 2AM and 2PM.

Debut and controversy

) image. JYP Entertainment opted to brand them as a more mature group.

Jaebeom was chosen to serve as the group's leader, as he was the oldest member and also the one where all the members acknowledged as the most talented one. He would play key roles in several of the band's early singles and associated music videos.

2PM debuted with their single " 10 Out of 10 " (10점 만점에 10점) on 4 September 2008. In October 2008, they began to promote "Only You", another song from their debut mini album,Hottest Time of the Day.

In April 2009, the group released their second mini album,2:00PM Time For Change, which they began promoting that month. In May they won their first Mutizen Song award onM!Countdown, followed by two more and aMusic Bankaward. On 11 June, 2PM began promotions for "Niga Mipda" (니가 밉다, lit.I Hate You) onM!Countdown. In July 2PM achieved first place on theM!CountdownandMusic Bankcharts for the song "Niga Mipda". On 30 July, 2PM won the 'Only One Song' award onM!Countdown.

Park Jin-young confirmed that 2PM would continue on as a six-member group.Due to the sensitive topic of Jaebeom 's departure, 2PM withdrew for several weeks from their appearances on variety shows.

First album and rise to prominence

2PM at press conference in Bangkok, in February 2009

The album included tracks voiced by Jaebeom, although his face was excluded from the cover. The group finished re-filming their music video for " Heartbeat ", the title song, without Jaebeom in October 2009. Nevertheless, Jaebeom's vocals remained in the audio track.

O Good Concert,KBSMusic Bank, MBCMusic Coreand SBSInkigayoin November 2009.

The group paid homage to Jaebeom during their performance of "Again & Again". During the performance, a spotlight shone over Jaebeom's usual position in the dance formation, and his vocals played over the speakers without being replaced.

which went on to take #1 on the K-Chart for three more weeks. In addition, "Heartbeat" achieved the "Mutizen" song award Triple Crown on SBS Inkigayo by being the #1 song the Inkigayo "Take 7" chart for three weeks, the maximum amount of time for which a nominated song is eligible to win. On 30 December 2009, at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)'s end of the year Music Festival, "Again & Again" was recognized as "Song of the Year",winning with 57,060 votes.

2PM's second single from01:59PMwas "Tired of Waiting". The song was performed live for the first time at the SBS Music Festival in December 2009. 2PM's promotion for the album ended with their SBS Inkigayo performance in January 2010.

Don't Stop Can't Stop

On the cover ofKoreAm, August 2010

A combined fan meeting and press conference was held two days later with the six remaining members of 2PM and JYP Entertainment CEO Choi Jungwook in attendance. Various 2PM fansites were shut down immediately after the conference as a protest of Jaebeom 's termination. Management announced that although 2PM would move forward with six members, a new leader would not be chosen to replace Jaebeom .

side of themselves than did their previous releases.The lead single,Without U, quickly rose to the #1 position on six different Korean music charts.The group made their television performance comeback[clarification needed]on Mnet's music programM! Countdownin April 2010.

The song samples K'Naan 's Wavin' Flag .

In July 2010, Taecyeon and Wooyoung left their position of emcees at SBS Inkigayo. The next month, Wooyoung also left Winwin[clarification needed]to concentrate on 2PM's busy schedule. The 1st concerts took place on 31 July, 1 August (in Seoul) & 7, 8 August (in Busan) ( 2AM & Miss A were invited as the guests of the concert).

More than 12,000 fans attended 2PM's first concerts in Seoul. 2PM performed all their hit-songs since 2008 plus solo performance from each member. 2PM held two encore concerts in Seoul on 4–5 September to celebrate their second anniversary.

Still 2:00PMdebuted unexpectedly on the 13th spot of the Billboard's World Album-Chart though no promotions for the album were made in the United States.

The group attended the event on 18 October at Wukesong Arena; it was the tenth annual MMH. Previously, Rain, Jang Nara, and Shin Seung Hoon have each taken home the “Year’s Best Korean Singer” award, but this is the first time a Korean artist has won the “Most Popular Asian Singer” award. 2PM performed “Heartbeat” and “I’ll Be Back”.

Japanese debut and Hands Up

It also reached Number 1 in the USEN's J-Pop Chart. 2PM was the first Korean band to top that chart.

For the first time, the album featured two songs composed by 2PM members: "HOT" by Minjun and "Give it to Me" by Junho.

began broadcasting in July 2011 on SBS’s E!TV cable channel and featured all six members. It was the first time 2PM would emcee a program with their name on it.

On 30 November 2011, 2PM released their first studio album in Japanese language,Republic of 2PM. It contains all of their Japanese singles released to date (Take Off, I'm Your Man and Ultra Lover) plus the Japanese version of their most recent Korean hit song “Hands Up”, as well as a new song composed by Minjun for Japanese fans called “Hanarete Itemo" (離れていても, Even When We're Apart) and 4 other completely new songs. The main point of the album artwork motif is a taste of the 50’s and 60’s.

, in Japan .One Day refers to the group from which 2PM and 2AM both split. On 13 April, they released the trailer for the film.

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Television hosting

(아이돌군단의 떴다!그녀).The segment ran from 4 December 2008 to 26 March 2009, with a total of seventeen episodes.

In addition, Taecyeon and Wooyoung have been hosting SBS ( Seoul Broadcasting System )'s weekly music showInkigayo, while Jaebeom and Chansung have also made regular appearances on 'Introducing Star Friends'. Since Jaebeom was voted off, Nichkhun replaced his position as the guest. Nichkhun and Wooyoung were also frequent guests on SBS's variety talent showStar Kingbetween April and October 2009, with the other 2PM members occasionally joining them.

In March 2010, Junho returned as a permanent cast member of the sports variety showDream Team 2,also on KBS, for which he was part of the pilot episode in September before having to withdraw due to Jaebeom's controversy. In June 2010, Nichkhun signed on to be a part of the popular MBC celebrity reality showWe Got Married, where he acted as a make-believe husband to Victoria of Korean girl group f(x) .


The members of 2PM have made numerous appearances in TV series, commonly known as K-Dramas, from cameos to lead roles. Chansung, even before 2PM's debut, has starred in MBC 's " Unstoppable High Kick ", along famous actors such as Jung Il Woo , Park Min Young and Kim Bum , continuing his acting career with roles in "Jungle Fish", Japanese drama " Kaitō Royale " and a cameo in KBS 's " Dream High ". Taecyeon and Wooyoung have also had lead roles in the popular television series " Dream High " broadcasted by KBS in 2011, along top actor Kim Soo Hyun and celebrities from the Korean music scene, including IU and miss A 's Suzy . Taecyeon has also had roles in "Cinderella's Sister" and in the drama of Japanese production " Boku to Star no 99 Nichi .


Member Nichkhun has also been selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as the face of their newest campaign, "Come to Thailand; Let's Take a Break!"

In late October 2009, a commercial film (CF) of 2PM promoting Hanami (a Thai snack company) was released, which also included Jaebeom ; the commercial was said to be filmed prior to his departure in September.

2PM is also currently endorsing Paris-Croissant Food Company 's Paris Baguette bakery franchise, for which the group recorded a special Christmas song and are featured in a series of commercials with popular Korean actress Kim Tae Hee .

Members Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Minjun and Wooyoung endorse Cass Beer, and Nichkhun has continued advertising for the Suzuki Jelato motorcycle in Thailand. In addition, 2PM now endorses Calvin Klein South Korea, as well as, most recently, It's Skin, a South Korean cosmetics and skin care brand.

Due to renewal of their endorsement deal with Samsung , 2PM recorded the song "Nori For U" for Samsung Anycall NORi .

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 Spica S's Members

Stage nameBirth name(*note)Date of birth
Jun. K준케이Kim Minjun김민준/金旼君(1988-01-15)15 January 1988(age 25)
Nichkhun닉쿤Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul닉쿤(1988-06-24)24 June 1988(age 24)
Taecyeon택연Ok Taecyeon옥택연/玉澤演(1988-12-27)27 December 1988(age 24)
Wooyoung우영Jang Wooyoung장우영/張祐榮(1989-04-30)30 April 1989(age 24)
Junho준호Lee Junho이준호/李俊昊(1990-01-25)25 January 1990(age 23)
Chansung찬성Hwang Chansung황찬성/黃燦盛(1990-02-11)11 February 1990(age 23)


Former member

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birth
Jay Park박재범Jay Park, Park Jaebeom제이 박, 박재범/朴載範(1987-04-25)25 April 1987(age 26)

(*note: Jay Park was the group's leader)

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2007Hot Blood Men
2008Idol Show
2009Wild Bunny
20112PM Show!
2009 Style cameo
2011 Boss 2 cameo Japanese drama

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 Spica S's Tours_and_Concerts

YearTour NameDatesConcertsTour DateSet List Song
20101st Concert: Don't Stop Can't Stop31 July
(Seoul Olympic Park Arena)
5 September
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
2011First Japan Tour: Take Off6 May
(Zepp Sapporo)
13 May
(Zepp Tokyo)
Japan Arena Tour: REPUBLIC OF 2PM5 December
(Osaka-jo Hall)
21 December
(Nippon Budoukan)
(+ 1 pre-show)
2nd Concert: HANDS UP ASIA TOUR2 September
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
10 March
(Asian Expo Arena)
Six Beautiful Days24 May
(Nippon Budoukan)
6 June
(Yokohama Arena)

Concert participation

  • 2009 JYP Tour
  • 2010 Wonder Girls World Tour(in USA as Opening Act)
  • 2010 JYP Nation Team Play Concert
  • 2011 JYP Nation Concert in Japan
  • 2012 JYP Nation Concert in Seoul
  • 2012 JYP Nation Concert in Japan

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  2. "Riding the Korean Wave". Bangkok Post. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  3. Cover story: 2PM. iamkoream.com. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  4. (Korean) Park, Se-Yeon (9 September 2009). "재범 2PM 자진탈퇴, 마녀사냥 논란 분분 후폭풍 예고 (Park Jaebeom voluntarily withdraws from 2PM, consequence of witch hunting)". Newsen via JoinsMSN. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. (Korean) Lee, Mi-hye. JYP, 2PM 재범 한국비하 공식 사과문 “머리숙여 사과드립니다” (JYP, 2PM's Jaebeom Issues Apology on Korea Comments, "With His Head Hung in Shame"). Joins.com/Newsen. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
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  7. (Korean) Park, Se-yeon. 재범 2PM 자진탈퇴, 마녀사냥 논란 분분 후폭풍 예고 (Jaebeom Announces that He's Leaving 2PM Amidst Surprising and Tumultuous Witch-hunt). Joins.com/Newsen. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
  8. Cho, Jae-hyon. '2PM to Take Stage Without Jae-beom'. The Korea Times. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  9. Han, Sang-hee. Will Fallen Idol Star Make Comeback?. The Korea Times. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  10. 2PM 예능 출연 자제 왜? “팬들에 대한 예의 차원”. Newsen. 15 November 2009.
  11. (Korean) 2PM `하트비트` 노래-마케팅-재범 `대박공식`. MK News. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
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  13. (Korean)Kim Hyun-rok (11 November 2009). "박진영 "재범 2PM으로 복귀할 것" 최초발언". Starnews. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  14. 2PM "재범은 영원한 리더"... 재범과 수익분배. Hankook. 21 December 2009.
  15. 남성 그룹 2PM이 재범(박재범) 없이 6인조로 극비리에 최근 뮤직비디오 (2PM 'Without Jaebeom, returns on the 2nd, Fans wonder about tracks) Newsen. 2 November 2009.
  16. (Korean) 두근두근 2PM ‘하트비트’ 공개직후 실시간차트 1위 ‘기염’. Newsen News. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  17. (Korean) '6인조' 2PM, 수능날 Mnet '오 굿 콘서트'로 컴백. E-Daily. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  18. (Korean) 2PM MAMA 대상 올해의 가수상 눈물펑펑 “재범과 영광 함께할터”. Newsen News. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  19. (Korean) 2PM, MAMA 재범 위한 특별 퍼포먼스 뜬다. Newsen News. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  20. (Korean) 재범없는 2PM, 뮤뱅 K차트 1위 방송 첫 정상 등극 기염. Newsen News. 27 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  21. (Korean) 2PM ‘어겐앤어겐’ 시청자 뽑은 최고가요상. Newsen News. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  22. (Korean) JYP “재범 한국비하보다 더 심각한 문제로 계약해지. 소속연예인 적합치 않다”. Newsen News. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  23. (Korean) 2PM, 뮤비촬영 완료...'짐승'출격 시동. Nate News. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  24. (Korean) ‘Without you’ 2PM, 컴백 앞두고 음원차트 ‘올킬’. Newsen News. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
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  28. 2PM releases world cup song. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
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  33. 2PM reaches 13 on billboard world charts. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  34. MMH 2010 Award. Retrieved on 26 November 2011.
  35. 2PM melts the heart of japanese fans. Retrieved 2010.12.08
  36. 2PM's new Japanese Single "Take Off". Retrieved on 21 April 2011.
  37. 2PM Japanese Single sweeps pre-order charts. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  38. 2PM's "Take Off" reaches 1 on Japanese charts. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  39. 2PM 첫 일본투어 성황리 개최!. Retrieved 2011.05.13
  40. 2PM reveals teaser photos for their “Hands Up” comeback! allkpop. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  41. Comeback Alert: Put Your Hands Up for 2PM. mtvk.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  42. 2PM Hands Up Chart. Retrieved 10 December 2011
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  44. 2PM 이름 건 '2PM SHOW' 방송한다.. Retrieved 2011.06.15
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  47. 2Pm released trailer for their documentary film.
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  52. (Korean) 2PM 준호 ‘드림팀2’ 샤이니 민호 이어 고정멤버 발탁. Newsen News. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  53. (Korean) 닉쿤-빅토리아 ‘우결’ 커플 첫 촬영 돌입, 첫 외국인 커플 ‘기대만발’. Nate News. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  54. (Korean)"2PM 팬사인회 22일 개최 ‘명동에서 만나요!’". Newsen. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
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  56. "Thai Tourism has a New Face". eTurbonews. 2 August 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
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  58. (Korean) 김태희-2PM CF 동반출연 네티즌 반색 “선남선녀 환상의 조화” Newsen News. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  59. (Korean)2PM 애니콜 신규모델 발탁 ‘연하남+짐승돌’ 상반 매력 발산. Newsen News. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  60. (Korean) 김태희-2PM CF 동반출연 네티즌 반색 “선남선녀 환상의 조화”. Newsen News. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  61. (Korean) 2PM 광고계 접수..휴대폰·식음료 이어 ‘스프리스’ 의류 모델 발탁 Newsen News. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  62. SNSD and 2PM's Caribbean Bay CF released. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  63. 2PM & SNSD release Caribbean Bay song. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
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  66. Nickkhun missing from 2PM's new single "Fly to Seoul". Retrieved on 22 December 2010.
  67. 2PM's Nori Anycall-MV revealed. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  68. 2PM '코카콜라 125주년 창립 기념행사 참석' Retrieved 2011.06.08
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Big Bang
Mnet Asian Music Awards-Artist of the Year(Daesang)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Big Bang
Mnet Asian Music Awards-Best Male Group
2009 - 2010
Succeeded by
Super Junior

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