Block B

블락비

Block B( Hangul : 블락비) is a South Korean boy group created by Cho PD under his label Brand New Stardom, but after a controversy, moved to a new label Seven Seasons. On April 15, 2011, they made their debut on KBS Music Bank with their promotional single, "Freeze!" ("그대로 멈춰라!"). The group consists of seven members: Zico (Woo Jiho), Lee Taeil, B-Bomb (Lee Minhyuk), Ahn Jaehyo, U-Kwon (Kim Yukwon), Park Kyung, and P.O (Pyo Jihoon). The members of Block B have dancing, rapping, composing, and singing experience. Block B is short for the term Blockbuster . The group has its roots in hip hop but has branched out into different genres.

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 Block B's History

2011: Debut[edit]

He added that this septet had been mentored by other hip hop artists, including Verbal Jint, Skull, and Rhymer, and announced their debut to be in April 2011. The group garnered interest both domestically and internationally prior to their debut single, titledDo You Wanna B?which consists of three tracks.

100 Points Out of 100.

was released on June 23, 2011.

was aired featuring Block B and B1A4 .The first episode revealed Block B's music video for their mini album's title track, "Tell Them". The show was designed to allow both groups to show off their musical talents and personalities through weekly missions and behind-the-scenes footage. On October 16, 2011 MTV started airing a series of specials for theMatch Upseries that followed Block B as they promoted in Japan.

2012: Welcome to the Block[edit]

It was announced in early January that Block B would make their return with a new mini album titledWelcome to the Block.On January 13 a trailer for the album was released and soon after on January 27, a fifteen second preview of their new single "Nalina" ("Go Crazy") was revealed. A second teaser was also revealed three days later.

On February 1, "Nalina" was unveiled to the public and Welcome to the Block was deemed an "all kill" on various music sites, however, two songs from the album ("LOL" and "Did You or Did You Not") were banned as inappropriate for minors by The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) and KBS.

Controversy With Thailand[edit]

Block B Returns[edit]

For this album, the group moved away from their usual hip-hop sound to incorporate many different music styles. Most of the songs on the album were written or produced by the members. The title track "Nillili Mambo" was well received and ranked number 10 on the "Billboard World Albums Chart."

Block B released a statement saying, "We’re thankful to everyone who loved us endlessly even after a long wait. We worked hard to prepare for this album, so we hope more people enjoy it together. We’re going to work hard to keep making good music."

2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

2013: Lawsuit against Stardom Entertainment and Suicide of Ex-CEO[edit]

(It’s not clear whether it is 2011 or 2012 since the quote in the article states that it is nearly a year, but April 2011 would be well over a year).

“It started last year in March when one member’s contract was ended and his portion of the pay was calculated… Appearance fees from events as well as pay from SBS drama ‘Phantom’s OST, MBC drama ‘Golden Time’ OST, and funds collected from the inauguration of our Japanese fan site’s fan club, and more for a total of 10 things, have been omitted.”

They added, “The CEO of the agency, Mr Lee, has also disappeared with the 70,000,000 KRW (~66,000 USD) that he collected from the members’ parents."

2013: Block B Comeback With New Label Seven Seasons[edit]

Following that was JaeHyo and P.O.'s teaser released on September 4, showing the two suiting up. That teaser also ended with the question:"Do you wanna B?"

The song reached #14 on the Gaon digital chart in the first week of its release.

which was live-streamed via YouTube, Mnet.com, MWave (Global Mnet), and allkpop.

The album also debuted at #6 on the Billboard world album chart.

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 Block B's Discography

Albums
Extended plays
  • 2011:New Kids On The Block
  • 2012:Welcome To The Block
  • 2012:Welcome To The Block (Repackage)
  • 2013:Very Good
Single albums
  • 2011:Do U Wanna B?
OST Singles
  • 2012:빠빠빠빠 (Bba Bba Bba Bba)
  • 2012:Burn Out
  • 2012:너의 우산 (Your Umbrella)

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 Block B's Shows

  • MTV Match Up (with B1A4)(2011)
  • MTV Match Up Special: Block B in Japan(2011)
  • MTV Match Up: Block B Returns(2012)
  • MNet Signal B(2013)

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 Block B's Concerts

Showcases and Events[edit]

Korea[edit]

  • MTV Match Up Block B Mini-Concert 2011 (Seoul)
  • Welcome to the Block Album Release Showcase 2012 (Seoul)
  • BLOCKBUSTER Album Release Showcase 2012 (Seoul)
  • VERY GOOD Album Release Showcase 2013 (Seoul)

Japan[edit]

  • Block B 1st Showcase LIVE "Do U Wanna B" 2011 (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka)
  • Block B Christmas LIVE Showcase 2011 (Tokyo, Osaka)
  • NalinA Concert Live in Tokyo 2012
  • BLOCKBUSTER Album release in Japan 2012 (Tokyo)

Others[edit]

  • Block B Singapore Showcase 2011
  • Block B Malaysia Showcase - as a guest for Kenanga Wholesale City Mall Opening Ceremony 2012
  • Block B Thailand Showcase 2012

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 Block B's Awards

YearAward/CriticsCategoryResult
2011 Best New Male GroupWon
2012 20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards New Artist AwardWon
New Rising Star Award
Popularity Award
Best Male Video(Nillili Mambo)Won
Best Album(Blockbuster)Won
Best Song(Nanrina)3rd
Best Music Video(Nillili Mambo)Won
Best EP / Mini Album(Welcome to The Block)
Best Hip Hop / R'n'B GroupWon
Best OST Song(Burn Out)Won
Bonsang Award
Album of The Year(Blockbuster)Won
Performance de l'année(Nanrina)Won

Music Program Wins[edit]

Inkigayo

YearDateSong
2013October 13"Very Good"

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 Block B's References

  1. "Creating Korea's Eminem Project" (in Korean). Nate. 
  2. "Freeze banned by the Commission of Youth Protection" (in Korean). STARNEWS. 
  3. "KBS Music Bank Debut" (in Korean). BNT News. 
  4. "Music Bank Debut" (in Korean). Naver. 
  5. "Wanna B followup" (in Korean). BNT News. 
  6. "Younha's Starry Night". Allkpop. 
  7. "100 Points Out of 100." (in Korean). TV REPORT. 
  8. "New Kids on the Block Mini Album" (in Korean). GAON. 
  9. "MTV's Match Up!". MTVK. 
  10. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/02/block-b-apologizes-for-their-thailand-interview-incident
  11. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/10/block-b-ranks-10-on-the-billboard-world-albums-chart
  12. 2012 MAMA Red Carpet Block B-Nillili Mambo.
  13. 2012 MAMA Part.3 ZicoLocoDoubleKDavichiDynamic Duo.
  14. "블락비 "전속계약 취소해달라" 소속사 상대 가처분 신청" (in Korean). Nate. 
  15. "블락비 공식입장 "소속사, 신뢰할 수 없는 사건 많았다" 반박(입장전문)" (in Korean). Newsen. 
  16. http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/28383/20130521/block-b-stardom-entertainment-former-ceo-suicide.htm
  17. http://news.nate.com/view/20130607n29050
  18. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/06/block-b-releases-official-statement-will-not-be-working-with-stardom-entertainment-again
  19. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201308290804112410
  20. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201308290952160910
  21. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/seven-seasons-u-kwon
  22. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/block-b-hint-at-their-possible-comeback-date-with-a-teaser-of-jaehyo-and-po#axzz2eCF98dNf
  23. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/block-b-announces-pre-release-track-be-the-light-with-mv-teaser#axzz2eYmAsigr
  24. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNtuOrw6mfc
  25. http://gaonchart.co.kr/digital_chart/index.php?nationGbn=T&current_week=40&current_year=2013&chart_Time=week
  26. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/10/block-b-makes-their-awaited-return-with-very-good-mv#axzz2gha9JdVs
  27. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvwYHkBr2iw
  28. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/10/block-b-talk-about-their-relationship-with-cho-pd-new-album#axzz2gha9JdVs
  29. http://bontheblock.tumblr.com/post/62043846108/cafe-130923-information-about-live-streaming-for-the
  30. http://gaonchart.co.kr/digital_chart/album.php?nationGbn=T&current_week=41&current_year=2013&chart_Time=week
  31. http://gaonchart.co.kr/digital_chart/index.php?nationGbn=T&current_week=41&current_year=2013&chart_Time=week
  32. http://www.billboard.com/charts/2013-10-19/world-albums
  33. "Block B Profile". sumandu.wordpress.com. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  34. "지코의 믹스테입 [ZICO on the Block] 힙플 독점 공개" (in Korean). hiphopplaya. 
  35. "‘위대한탄생’ 이태일, 조PD가 키운 그룹 ‘블락비’로 데뷔" (in Korean). 리뷰스타 REVIEW STAR. 
  36. "Cho PD states that there is a BEAST trainee in Block B? Interests" (in Korean). Nate. 
  37. "꽃미남, 잘 생겼으니까 만질 수 있는대로 만져요" (in Korean). NWS. 
  38. "German Korean Entertainment Awards 2011". 
  39. "27th Golden Disk Awards" (in English, Korean). 
  40. "MTV Best of The Best Awards" (in English, Korean). 
  41. "European KPop Awards" (in German, English, Korean). 
  42. "22nd Seoul Music Awards" (in Korean). 
  43. "German Korean Entertainment Awards 2012". 
  44. "Soompi France Awards 2012". 

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