2PM(Hangul: 투피엠) is a South Korean idol group managed by JYP Entertainment . The current members are Jun. K (formerly known as Junsu), Nichkhun , Taecyeon , Wooyoung , Junho and Chansung . Former leader Jay Park officially left the group in early 2010.The members of 2PM found their start under Korean musician Park Jin Young, who formed an eleven-member band known as One Day. Eventually the band was split into 2PM, and a similar but independent group known as 2AM . 2PM debuted with the song "10 Jeom Manjeome 10 Jeom" (10점 만점에 10점, lit.10 Points Out of 10 Points), which showcased their acrobatic dance styles.They achieved their first Number 1 single with "Again & Again". Both singles featured on their first studio album,The First Album 1:59PM, released in 2009. The band went on to release another Korean album, known asHands Up, in 2011. They made their Japanese debut later that year withRepublic of 2PM. After more than a year, the group returned in 2013 with their third studio albumGrown. In early September 2014, 2PM returned with their 4th studio album "Go Crazy" with their title track composed by fellow member Jun. K. The album was set to be released on 15 September. The music video was released on 10 September. They made their comeback stage at m!countdown on 11 September.
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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.Ok Taecyeon , Lee Junho and Hwang Chansung had participated in the showSuperStar Survival.Part of the members had previously lived in the U.S., ex-leader Jaebeom in the Seattle area, Nichkhun in Southern California , while 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, the band was then split into 2AM and 2PM.
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.
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.
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.
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 MCs 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".
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.
The full music video was released in 6 May 2013 along with 10 songs from the album.This album is a two title track album, the track "A.D.T.O.Y." was released on 11 May 2013.
exhibition, at the Apgujeongrodeo Station . It is part of theG+Dream Projectby Gangnam-gu Office for disadvantaged youth.
M! Countdownon 16 May, where they performed "A.D.T.O.Y." and "Comeback When You Hear This Song", along with Shinhwa , for their albumThe Classicand Seo In-young for her EPForever Young.
During the filming of the music video of the group's upcoming comeback, a fire broke out on the set of the music video, authorities stated after the fire had been handled that the fire was relatively small and had been controlled by the time the fire team arrived, and apparently started when a spark from some fireworks which were being used in the music video landed on a sponge. All the members and staff present at the time were confirmed to be unharmed.The long awaited comeback that was to be in April was postponed by JYP Entertainment and 2PM due to their individual activities, for early June with a possibility that they will return in July at the earliest or even later in the year. According to ALLKPOP , JYP Entertainment rep told Newsen on the 14th, "2PM's comeback has been delayed for the time being. It will be in the latter-half of this year but the exact date has not been decided yet."
They made their comeback stage on m!countdown on the subsequent day.
(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) .In 2013, Taecyeon appear in We Got Married - Global Edition and his partner was a Chinese actress named Gui Gui . In 2014, Wooyoung is also starring the variety show for We Got Married Season 4, partnered with a Korean actress Park Se-Young .
The members of 2PM have made numerous appearances in dramas and movies, with roles ranging from cameos to leads.
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 supporting role in the MBC drama ' 7th Grade Civil Servant '. He has also been casted in the forthcoming romantic comedy film 'Red Carpet.
Taecyeon and Wooyoung have also had lead roles in the popular television series " Dream High " broadcast 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 " along Kim Tae Hee . He has also been casted as a lead in upcoming tvN period drama 'Who Are You?' and in the comedy movie 'The Night Before The Wedding'. Currently in 2014, he is starring in KBS 's Very Good Days .
Junho debuted as an actor in the film ' Cold Eyes ', also starring top actors Sol Kyung Gu and Han Hyo Joo .
as Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation.This year, he finished filming for One and A Half Summer in China and Greece. It will air in summer next year.
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 .
|Stage name||Birth name||Date of birth|
|Romanized||Hangul||Romanized||Hangul/Hanja or Thai|
|Jun. K||준케이||Kim Minjun||김민준/金旼君||(1988-01-15)15 January 1988(age 26)|
|Nichkhun||닉쿤||Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul||นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล||(1988-06-24)24 June 1988(age 26)|
|Taecyeon||택연||Ok Taecyeon||옥택연/玉澤演||(1988-12-27)27 December 1988(age 25)|
|Wooyoung||우영||Jang Wooyoung||장우영/張祐榮||(1989-04-30)30 April 1989(age 25)|
|Junho||준호||Lee Junho||이준호/李俊昊||(1990-01-25)25 January 1990(age 24)|
|Chansung||찬성||Hwang Chansung||황찬성/黃燦盛||(1990-02-11)11 February 1990(age 24)|
|Stage name||Birth name||Date of birth|
|Jay Park||제이 박||Park Jaebeom||박재범/朴載範||(1987-04-25)25 April 1987(age 27)|
(*note: Jay Park was the group's leader)
|2007||Hot Blood Men||-|
|2010||Running Man||Nichkhun -Episode 4, 5, 19|
|Heroes (TV series)||Jun.K, Junho, Taecyeon, Changsun and Wooyoung -Episode 6|
|2011||Running Man|| |
|2012||Running Man||Nichkhun -Episode 104|
|Radio Star|| |
|2013||Running Man|| |
|Barefooted Friends||Episode 13, 14|
|Let's Go Dream Team 2||Episode 186|
|Hello Counselor||Episode 123|
|Human Condition||Episode 25|
|Radio Star||Episode 328|
|Cool Kidz On The Block|| |
|2014||Cool Kidz On The Block|| |
|2014||Running Man|| |
|2011||Boss 2||cameo||Japanese drama|
|Year||Tour Name||Dates||Concerts||Tour Date||Set List Song|
Don't Stop Can't Stop
(Seoul Olympic Park Arena)
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
|2011||First Japan Tour:|
|Japan Arena Tour:|
REPUBLIC OF 2PM
(+ 1 pre-show)
HANDS UP ASIA TOUR
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
(Asian Expo Arena)
|Six Beautiful Days||24 May|
|2012-2013||"What Time Is It?" -|
(Shanghai Mercedez Benz Arena)
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
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