Block B( Hangul : 블락비) is a South Korean boy group created by Cho PD , active since 2011. 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) .
Zicoisn't just getting recognition in Korea - he's also caught international attention!His MV for "I Am You, You Are Me" has been listed as England's 'Dazed' must-watches of the month. The magazine described the MV asbeing, "Last week, we spoke to South Korean megastar Zico about his …
Block B'sZico discussed being rejected by a celebrity crush and his thoughts onKim Gu Ra's son, rapperMC GREE, on the January 27th episode of 'Radio Star'. Jung Joon Young mentioned on the show,"Zico's popular with women, but he's very picky and doesn't give his heart away. He do…
f(x)'sLunahas been revealed to be featured inBlock BZico's upcoming ballad "It Was Love"!Zico released themusic video teaser, starringMariko Shinoda, for his first ever ballad since his debut, and now we know that Luna's voice will be featured in the track. The f(x) member is known fo…
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.
.Their first mini albumNew Kids on the Blockwas 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.
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 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.
(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."
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.
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.
and #2 on the Gaon album chart.
The CD release followed a pair of concerts in Tokyo on January 16 and 17 that attracted more than 5,000 fans.
|2012||20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards||New Artist Award||Won|
|New Rising Star Award||Nominated|
|Best Male Video(Nillili Mambo)||Won|
|2013||Best Male Group||Won|
|Best Boy Group||Nominated|
|Disk Album Award(Very Good)||Nominated|
|2014||Gaon Weibo Social Star Award||Won|
|Best Male Dance Artist(H.E.R)||Won|
|Best Male Group||Nominated|
|Best Music Video(Jackpot)||Nominated|
|Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|People's Choice Singer||Nominated|
|Artist of the Year||Won|
|Hallyu Special Award||Nominated|
|Digital Album Award||Nominated|
|Hot Trend Awards||Won|
|2013||October 13||"Very Good"|
|2011||Zico||Featuring of the Year||Nominated|
|2012||Zico||Featuring of the Year||Nominated|
|Zico on the Block 1.5||Mixtape of the Year||Won|
|2013||"So Young (Remix)," Zico , Ugly Duck & Crush||Collaboration of the Year||Won|
|2014||"Tough Cookie," Zico||Best Rap Song||Won|
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