2AM

투에이엠

2AM(Korean: 투에이엠) is a South Korean four-member ballad boy band under JYP Entertainment . The members are Jo Kwon , Jinwoon , Seulong, and Changmin. 2AM is one of the two subgroups branched out from the eleven-member (before Jaebeom 's departure) boy band One Day, the other being 2PM . They officially debuted on July 11, 2008 on KBS'sMusic Bank, performing their debut song "This Song". They won their first Mutizen at Inkigayo on February 7, 2010 with " Can't Let You Go Even If I Die ".

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 2AM's History

Pre-debut

Along with the members of 2PM , 2AM appeared on the documentaryHot Bloodthat was aired on Mnet, documented their rigorous training program of their pre-debut days. Changmin was the only member of One Day to not appear in the documentary because he was serving in the military at that time. Initially, Jinwoon was eliminated onHot Blood,but he ended up in 2AM due to Daehun's withdrawal from JYPE. Jo Kwon trained for 2567 days, 12 days past 7 years after joining JYPE.

2008–2009: Debut

2AM's first single, "This Song", was released on July 21, 2008. They made their debut performance on July 11, 2008, performing their debut song "이 노래 (This Song)".

2AM made a comeback with another single album, "Time For Confession", on March 19, 2009 with "친구의 고백 (Confession of a Friend)" being the title track.

2010: 1st Mini Album and Saint o'Clock

2AM made a comeback with a second album, "죽어도 못 보내", on January 21, 2010 with "죽어도 못 보내 ( Even If I Die I Can't Let You Go )" as the promoted track. In the week before the release, JYP Entertainment revealed a total of four teasers on their Youtube account. Along with a group teaser, the individual shots were based on the seasons. On February 7, 2010, 2AM won their first Mutizen award on Inkigayo since their debut. On February 25, 2010, their second win was on MnetM! Countdown. They won a second Mutizen on their final day of promotions for "죽어도 못 보내 ( Even If I Die I Can't Let You Go )" on March 7, 2010.

On March 5, 2010, 2AM revealed cuts of their new image through their official website. Jo Kwon , Changmin, Seulong, and Jinwoon respectively transformed to a club DJ, an ice hockey player, a biker, and a basketball player for their new 10 minute drama-music video. The repackaged mini album featured four additional songs, three from their first and second singles and one entirely new song titled "잘못했어 ( I Was Wrong )", which was their promoted track. One representative stated, “The song we’re releasing is something that 2AM has never shown before and is a brand new type of music”.A portion of the song was revealed in the first episode of 2AM's new reality show2AM DAYon March 10,where the members playfully sing along to it in the car. Four teasers were released for each member from March 12 to March 14. A leaked version of Part 1 of the music video was released on March 15, having been recorded by camera at 2AM's subway showcase.The album was released on March 18, 2010 and " I Was Wrong " won the MnetM! Countdownon April 1, 2010.

From June 30, 2010 to July 20, 2010, 2AM opened for Wonder Girls on the second leg of Wonder Girls World Tour .2AM is also featured inMade in Wonder Girls.

On October 26, 2010, 2AM released their first full-length album entitledSaint o'Clock, with "전활 받지 않는 너에게 (You Wouldn't Answer My Calls)" and "미친 듯이 (Like Crazy)" as the promoted tracks.The won a Mutizen award for "전활 받지 않는 너에게 (You Wouldn't Answer My Calls)" on Inkigayo on November 14.

2012: Comeback

2AM announced their comeback with their 2nd Mini Album F.Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love , that is confirmed to be released on March 12, 2012. In March 2012, the band released a song known as "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me" via a music video.

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 2AM's Japan Debut

Following the Korean success of their 2010 album Saint o'Clock, 2AM recently announced their plans of releasing a JAPAN SPECIAL EDITION of the album on November 9. At the same press conference, they also announced that in January 2012, they will also be releasing their debut Japanese single "Never Let You Go (Shinde mo Hanasanai"), a Japanese version of the band's Korean single, "Even if I Die, I Can't Let You Go (죽어도 못보내)."

Tours

2AM held their first concert entitled"Saint o'Clock"in Seoul at Korea University, Hwajeong Gym from December 24 to 26, 2010. 2AM serenaded the crowd with their hit songs such as "You Wouldn't Answer My Calls" and "Like Crazy". 2AM also performed a series of girl group medley such as Wonder Girls 's " So Hot ", 4minute 's " Hot Issue " and miss A 's " Bad Girl Good Girl ". The crowd went crazy when 2AM danced to After School 's " Bang! " as the boys are also dressed in aqua blue cheerleader outfits. For their solo stages, Changmin wowed the crowd with Tom Jones's "Sex Bomb" and also ripped his shirt. Seulong danced to "Beautiful Monster" and also revealed his chiseled abs. Jinwoon performed Muse 's "Hysteria" with his electric guitar and Jo Kwon danced to Lady Gaga 's hit song "Telephone". The guests for the three-day concert includes B2ST , 8eight , Lim Jeong Hee , IU and T-ara .

Other contributions

2AM endorsed up to $1 million for products commercials in early 2010,including Pepsi and BHC Chicken.It was also announced that 2AM would be the new faces of Samsung 'sDugeunduguen Tomorrowcampaign with Kara , succeeding 4Tomorrow in 2009.

In April 2010, they participated in the original soundtrack of drama seriesPersonal Tastewith a ballad titled "바보처럼 (Like A Fool)",which also became a number one hit.

2AM was chosen to represent Asia on Listen Up! The Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Album with the song titled "No. 1". The song was digitally released on May 18, 2010.In October 2010, the band represented Korea and performed at the 7th Asia Song Festival , organised byKorea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, at the Seoul Olympic Stadium .

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 2AM's Members

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birth
RomanizedHanjaRomanizedHangul
Changmin昶旻Lee Changmin이창민(1986-05-01)May 1, 1986(age 26)
Seulong瑟雍Im Seulong임슬옹(1987-05-11)May 11, 1987(age 25)
Jo Kwon趙權Jo Kwon조권(1989-08-28)August 28, 1989(age 22)
Jinwoon珍雲Jung Jinwoon정진운(1991-05-02)May 2, 1991(age 21)
  • Lee Changmin ( Hangul : 이창민 Hanja : 李昶旻), commonly known as Changmin.
  • Im Seulong (Hangul: 임슬옹 Hanja: 任瑟雍), commonly known as Seulong.
  • Jo Kwon (Hangul: 조권 Hanja: 趙權) is the leader of the group.He was discovered by Park Jin Young through SBS variety show영재 육성 프로젝트 99%의 도전(99% Challenge Project) in 2001.
  • Jung Jinwoon (Hangul: 정진운 Hanja] 鄭珍雲), commonly known as Jinwoon.

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 2AM's Members activity outside of the group

Seulong and Jo Kwon were part of "Dirty Eyed Girls" on an episode of 2PM's reality showWild Bunny. The music video became extremely popular.[vague]

Jo Kwon was paired with Brown Eyed Girls ' member Son Ga-In as an imaginary married couple on We Got Married Season II. Seulong and Jinwoon also make regular appearances as commentators on the show. Seulong debuted as an actor in drama seriesPersonal Preference, which aired on March 31, 2010.In June 2010, Seulong collaborated with IU for the song "잔소리 (Nagging)", which topped several online music charts.

In 2010, Jo Kwon became a permanent member of Family Outing Season 2 .Jo Kwon was also cast in the upcoming MBC sitcomAll My Love, which starts airing on November 8, 2010.

In 2011, Lee Changmin hosted a cooking show on Olive TV titled "Food Essay"

In 2012, Jung Jinwoon was cast in Dream High Season 2 where he played rocker Jin Yoo Jin. The Drama aired on KBS2TV from 30 January 2012 to 20 March 2012.

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 2AM's Discography

Studio albums

Mini Albums

Single

  • 2008: "This Song"
  • 2009: "Time For Confession"

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 2AM's Tours

  • Saint o'Clock (2010)

Concert participation

  • Wonder Girls World Tour (2010)
  • Fantastic K-Pop in Jakarta (2011)
  • JYP Nation Concert in Japan (2011)
  • K-Pop Music Fest in Sydney (2011)

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 2AM's Awards

YearAward
2008
  • Cyworld Digital Music Awards : Rookie of the Month (July)
  • Asia Song Festival : Rookie Award
2010
  • Cyworld Digital Music Awards : Song of the Month (February) ("Can't Let You Go Even If I Die")
  • Gaon Chart Awards : Ringtone Awards ("Can't Let You Go Even If I Die")
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards : Best Vocal Performance by a Group - "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die"
  • 25th Golden Disk Awards : Digital Music Bonsang - "Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die"
  • 25th Golden Disk Awards : Digital Music Daesang - "Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die"
  • 2nd Melon Music Awards : 2010 T-World Best Song - "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die"
  • 2nd Melon Music Awards : 2010 Top 10
2011
  • 20th Seoul Music Award : Bonsang
  • 20th Seoul Music Award : R&B Ballad Award
  • 2010 Cyworld Digital Music Awards : Song of the Year ("Can't Let You Go Even If I Die")
  • 5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards  : Pocari Sweat Hot Balance Star

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 2AM's Music Programs

These are collection of 2AM wins on Korea's televised music shows. Inkigayo is aired on SBS , M! Countdown on Korean cable channel Mnet , Music Bank on KBS and MBC Music Show Champion.

Inkigayo

YearDateSong
2010February 7Can't Let You Go Even If I Die
March 7
November 14 You Wouldn't Answer My Calls

M! Countdown

YearDateSong
2010February 25 Can't Let You Go Even If I Die
April 1 I Was Wrong

Music Bank

YearDateSong
2012March 23I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me
March 30

Show Champion

YearDateSong
2012March 20I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me

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 2AM's References

  1. 2AM ‘이노래’, 질러차트 2주째 1위. Paran. September 25, 2008.
  2. 2AM, SBS '인기가요' 정상 재 탈환. EDaily.com. March 7th, 2010.
  3. "2AM, '유럽 거리의 반항아' 신곡 이미지 컷 공개 ". TVDaily.com. March 5, 2010.
  4. 2AM 직접 촬영한 미공개 영상 전격유출 “순도 100% 리얼리티” Newsen. March 5, 2010.
  5. 2AM ‘잘못했어’ 뮤직드라마 캠버전 불법 유출 ‘충격’. Nate. March 18, 2010.
  6. Wonder Girls World Tour 2010 (2nd leg)
  7. Made In Wonder Girls
  8. 2AM 조권 “10년을 기다렸다” 첫 정규앨범 발매. Newsen. October 26, 2010.
  9. "2AM announces their debut Japanese single and first tour in Japan". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-10-17. http://asiapacificarts.usc.edu/article@apa?2am_announces_their_debut_japanese_single_and_first_tour_in_japan_17547.aspx. 
  10. 예능돌로 다른 멤버들보다 먼저 인기를 얻은 조권의 움직임이 심상치 않다.. TV Daily. April 19, 2010.
  11. 2PM vs 2AM, 치열한 콜라전쟁?. SPORTS SEOUL. February 8, 2010.
  12. 2AM, 코믹CF 관심폭발 ‘깨방정 감성돌 떴다’. Newsen. April 20, 2010.
  13. 인기 아이돌 그룹 카라와 2AM이 트위터에 동참했다.. Chuno. April 20, 2010.
  14. (Korean)"2AM Saint o'clock: Discography". Big Hit Entertainment. http://2am.ibighit.com/. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  15. 2AM ‘바보처럼’ 음악 차트 1위 등극, 이효리 10위 ↓. Newsen. May 4, 2010.
  16. 2AM, 월드컵 공식앨범 아시아 대표 'No.1'. Newsis. May 11, 2010.
  17. KOFICE 7th Asia Song Festival 23 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  18. (Korean)"Saint o'clock: Profile". Big Hit Entertainment. http://2am.ibighit.com/. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  19. (Korean)"'뮤직뱅크' 컴백 임정희-조권, '완벽 하모니+환상의 호흡' '눈부셔'". Nate. October 1, 2010. http://news.nate.com/view/20101001n19646. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  20. (Korean) ‘드운아이드걸스'의 '다불어때 다불었다'? 패러디 화제 (Dirty Eyed Girls' "It's Sung When it's All Sung"? Parody Sparks Conversation). Mydaily. August 26, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  21. "2AM 임슬옹, '개인의 취향'으로 연기자 데뷔". Paran. March 2, 2010.
  22. "아이유와 2AM 슬옹의 ‘잔소리’가 공개 직후 실시간 차트 1위를 차지하며 돌풍을 일으키고 있다.". Review Star. June 4, 2010.
  23. '패떴2' 일곱 번째 멤버…'깝권' 조권 확정 ETODAY. January 19, 2010.
  24. "조권-가인, 부부 아닌 남매되더니 뚝 떨어져 사진촬영". Newsen. October 20th, 2010.
  25. (Korean)"2NE1, '2010 MAMA' 5관왕..걸파워 빛났다(종합)". Nate. November 29, 2010. http://news.nate.com/view/20101129n00562. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  26. (Korean)"2010 Golden Disk Awards". http://isplus.joinsmsn.com/goldendisk/kr/. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  27. (Korean)"2010 Melon Music Awards Results". http://www.melon.com/svc/awards/2010/result/result01.jsp. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  28. "2010 싸이월드 디지털 뮤직 어워드" (in Korean). cyworld. February 8, 2011. http://music.cyworld.com/event/promotion/2011/dma/event.asp. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  29. Winners from the 2011 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards

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