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 ".
SingerJo Kwonwrote a very long, heartfelt letter to fans of2AMwho may seem concerned at the moment about the group promotions with the news ofSeulong and Jinwoon's departure from JYP Entertainmentfollowing their contract expirations.He wrote via the fan cafe on March 26 (abridged version),"Ever…
Unfortunately, it's come to light that the2AMmembers' contracts withJYP Entertainmenthave expired (with the exception ofChangmin, who has 6 months left still). With his contract expiration,Jo Kwondecided to renew with the agency, butSeulongandJinwoonhave decided to leave. JYPE rep revealed…
2AM'sJo Kwonrevealed that he andBrown Eyed Girls'Ga Infought a lot during their days as a couple on 'We Got Married'.On the March 17th episode of '4 Things Show', Ga In was featured and promoted her new album 'hawwah', and Jo Kwon appeared to discuss the provocative artist. Jo Kwon said,"We're …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)."
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 .
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 .
|Stage name||Birth name||Date of birth|
|Changmin||昶旻||Lee Changmin||이창민||(1986-05-01)May 1, 1986(age 26)|
|Seulong||瑟雍||Im Seulong||임슬옹||(1987-05-11)May 11, 1987(age 25)|
|Jo Kwon||趙權||Jo Kwon||조권||(1989-08-28)August 28, 1989(age 22)|
|Jinwoon||珍雲||Jung Jinwoon||정진운||(1991-05-02)May 2, 1991(age 21)|
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.
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.
|2010||February 7||Can't Let You Go Even If I Die|
|November 14||You Wouldn't Answer My Calls|
|2010||February 25||Can't Let You Go Even If I Die|
|April 1||I Was Wrong|
|2012||March 23||I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me|
|2012||March 20||I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me|
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