Block B

블락비

Block B( Hangul : 블락비) is a South Korean boy group created by Cho PD under his label Brand New Stardom, who 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]

Block B at the Cyworld Dream Music Festival in 2011

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, Controversy With Thailand and Block B Returns[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.

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's leader Zico performed for a special hip-hop stage called "Beats Rock The World," along with artistes Dynamic Duo, Double K, Davichi and Loco.

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?"

They held a comeback showcase October 3 at Korea University Hwajeong Gym in Seoul.

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

2014: International Tours, Blockbuster Concert, and Album Releases[edit]

The video for the album's title track, "Jackpot" was released April 15, while the album itself was scheduled to be released April 17.Although the physical album was released, the group's comeback was canceled following the capsizing of a South Korean ferry carrying more than 400 people.

digitally for the first time as part of the lead up to the release ofH.E.R,as well as a "Behind version" of the "Jackpot" video."Jackpot" ranked number ten on the Gaon digital singles chart the first week of its release.

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 Block B's Members

Stage nameBirth nameDate of Birth
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Taeil 태일 Lee Tae Il 이태일
B-Bomb 비범 Lee Min Hyuk 이민혁
Jaehyo 재효 Ahn Jae Hyo 안재효
U-Kwon 유권 Kim Yu Kwon 김유권
Kyung Park Kyung 박경
Zico 지코 Woo Ji Ho 우지호
P.O 피오 Pyo Ji Hoon 표지훈

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 Block B's Discography

Main article:Block B discography
Albums
Extended plays
  • 2011:New Kids On The Block
  • 2012:Welcome To The Block
  • 2012:Welcome To The Block (Repackage)
  • 2013:Very Good
  • 2014:H.E.R
Single albums
  • 2011:Do U Wanna B?
  • 2014:Jackpot
OST Singles
  • 2012:빠빠빠빠 (Bba Bba Bba Bba)
  • 2012:Burn Out(PhantomOST)
  • 2012:너의 우산 (Your Umbrella)(The Thousandth Man OST)

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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)
  • MNet 5 Minutes Before Chaos(2014)

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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)
  • Love Concert in Nagoya 2013
  • Block B Comeback Live in Japan 2013 (Saitama)
  • Live Arch Vol. 8 2014 (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
  • Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 (with other artists), The Philippines, 2014
  • 2014 K-Culture Festival in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Block B USA Showcase 2014

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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 AwardNominated
Popularity AwardNominated
Best Male Video(Nillili Mambo)Won
Best Album(Blockbuster)Won
Best Song(Nanrina)Nominated
Best Music Video(Nillili Mambo)Won
Best EP / Mini Album(Welcome to The Block)Nominated
Best Hip Hop / R'n'B GroupWon
Best OST Song(Burn Out)Won
Bonsang AwardNominated
Album of The Year(Blockbuster)Won
Performance de l'année(Nanrina)Won
2013 Best Music Video(Very Good)Nominated
Best Mini Album(Very Good)Won
Best Hip Hop / R'n'B GroupWon
Best Male GroupWon
Best FandomWon
Best Boy GroupNominated
Disk Album Award(Very Good)Nominated
Popularity AwardNominated
Bonsang AwardNominated
Popularity AwardNominated
Best Boy GroupNominated
Best Comeback / Breakout ArtistWon
Best FandomNominated
2014 Gaon Weibo Social Star AwardWon

Music Program Wins[edit]

Inkigayo

YearDateSong
2013October 13"Very Good"

Individual Awards[edit]

YearNominated Member/WorkAward/CriticsCategoryResult
2011 Zico Featuring of the YearNominated
2012 Zico Featuring of the YearNominated
Zico on the Block 1.5 Mixtape of the YearWon
2013 "So Young (Remix)," Zico , Ugly Duck & Crush Collaboration of the YearWon

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 Block B's References

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  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. "Block B apologizes for their Thailand interview incident". Allkpop. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  11. "Block B ranks #10 on the 'Billboard World Albums Chart'". Allkpop. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  12. 2012 MAMA Red Carpet Block B-Nillili Mambo.
  13. "Block B to Perform with Alexandra Burke at ′2012 H-Artistry". Mnet Mwave. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  14. 2012 MAMA Part.3 ZicoLocoDoubleKDavichiDynamic Duo.
  15. "블락비 "전속계약 취소해달라" 소속사 상대 가처분 신청" (in Korean). Nate. 
  16. "블락비 공식입장 "소속사, 신뢰할 수 없는 사건 많았다" 반박(입장전문)" (in Korean). Newsen. 
  17. "Block B Agency Stardom Entertainment's Former CEO Commits Suicide In Wake Of Lawsuit". KpopStarz. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  18. "블락비, 소속사에 패소…법원 "수입 정산 누락 고의로 보기 어려워"" (in Korean). Nate. 
  19. "Block B releases official statement + will not be working with Stardom Entertainment again". Allkpop. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  20. "블락비-스타덤, 긴 분쟁 종결 ‘극적 합의’" (in Korean). Newsen. 
  21. "블락비 활동재개, 소속사 분쟁 마치고 10월컴백 예정" (in Korean). Newsen. 
  22. "Seven Seasons teases Block B's return with U-Kwon's greeting video!". Allkpop. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  23. "Block B hint at their possible comeback date with a teaser of Jaehyo and P.O.". Allkpop. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  24. "Block B announces pre-release track "Be The Light" with MV teaser". Allkpop. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  25. "블락비(block b) _ 빛이 되어 줘 (Be the light) _ Official _ MV". Seven Seasons. 
  26. "Gaon Digital Chart September 22-28 2013". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  27. "Block B make their awaited return with 'Very Good' MV + mini album". Allkpop. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  28. "블락비(Block B) _ Very Good _ MV _ Maximum Close Up Version". Seven Seasons. 
  29. "블락비(Block B) _ Very Good _ MV_ Dance Like BB Version". Seven Seasons. 
  30. "Block B talk about their album + relationship with Cho PD and Stardom Entertainment". Allkpop. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  31. "Gaon Album Chart September 29-October 5, 2013". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  32. "Gaon Digital Chart September 29-October 5, 2013". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  33. "Billboard World Albums October 19, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  34. "‘5 Minutes Before Chaos’ Puts Block B In Dangerous Situations". KpopStarz. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  35. "Block B announce comeback on April 17 with 'Jackpot'". DkpopNews. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  36. "BLOCK B CANCELS COMEBACK WITH "JACKPOT" ENTIRELY". Koreaboo. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  37. "Block B Sells Out First Exclusive Concert in Seoul". Mwave Mnet. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  38. "‘BLOCK B SHOWCASE LIVE IN USA’". Jazzy Group. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  39. (Korean)"Block B, in 24 days a new mini album "HER," a comeback". Hankyung News. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  40. "Block B Drops New "Behind Version" MV for "Jackpot"". Soompi. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  41. "Gaon Digital Chart July 13-19 2014". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  42. "Block B Gets Goofy and Playful in Music Video for "H.E.R"". Soompi. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  43. "Gaon Digital Chart July 20-26 2014". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  44. "Billboard World Albums August 9, 2014". Billboard. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  45. Taeil profile
  46. B-Bomb profile
  47. Jaehyo profile
  48. U-Kwon profile
  49. Park Kyung profile
  50. Zico profile
  51. P.O Profile
  52. 2nd lineup for '2013 SBS Gayo Daejun' unveiled
  53. "German Korean Entertainment Awards 2011". 
  54. "27th Golden Disk Awards" (in English, Korean). 
  55. "MTV Best of The Best Awards" (in English, Korean). 
  56. "European KPop Awards" (in German, English, Korean). 
  57. "22nd Seoul Music Awards" (in Korean). 
  58. "German Korean Entertainment Awards 2012". 
  59. "Soompi France Awards 2012". 
  60. "So-Loved Awards Nominees & Winners 2013". 
  61. SBS MTV Best Of The Best Awards
  62. K-Star Best K Pop Awards
  63. Nate Year End Awards
  64. 28th Golden Disk Awards
  65. Seoul Music Awards
  66. 2013 Allkpop Awards
  67. Soompi Awards
  68. Gaon Weibo Chart
  69. "Block B's Zico Nominated for the '2011 Hip Hop Playa Awards'". KpopStarz. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  70. "힙합플레이야 어워즈 2012 결과 발표" (in Korean). HipHopPlaya. 
  71. "힙합플레이야 어워즈 2012 결과 발표" (in Korean). HipHopPlaya. 
  72. "HIPHOPPLAYA AWARDS 2013 결과발표" (in Korean). HipHopPlaya. 

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