F.T. Island( Korean :에프티 아일랜드, Japanese : エフティー・アイランド; stylized asFTISLAND), short forFive Treasure Island, is a five-member South Korean pop/rock band. The members are Choi Jong-hoon (guitar and keyboard), Lee Hongki (lead vocals) Lee Jae jin (bass and vocals), Song Seung-hyun (guitar and vocals), and Choi Min-hwan (drums).Their debut album, titled "Cheerful Sensibility", was the sixth best-selling album in 2007. Their debut song "Lovesick" topped the K-Pop charts for eight consecutive weeks.Oh Won Bin was a member of the band until the beginning of 2009.
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, was scheduled to be released commercially in May 2007, the members appeared on the show "Wanna be my girlfriend?" ( Korean :두근두근 여친만들기) on the Korean television channel MNet. The band also performed on stage live at Rolling Hall and held their first official showcase at Live House Melon-AX, Gwangjang-dong in Seoul on May 27, 2007.
On June 7, 2007 the group performed their debut songLove Sickon the music television program M!Countdown; their debut album,Cheerful Sensibility,was released on the same day.
The Refreshment, with three extra songs, a photobook, a stack of photocards, and a mixing program called Music 2.0 which allows one to adjust the levels of the instruments and vocals. This edition sold 25,724 copies in December 2007.
The performance was cancelled, and their first concert was held in Thailand instead, at the Royal Paragon Hall on April 12, 2008. The band performed songs from their album and showcased their individual talents in their solo performances.
F.T. Island's Japanese debut album, entitledPrologue of F.T. Island, was released on June 7, 2008, with the first single released beingSoyogi. The album consists of 8 songs, 2 of which are newer versions of the original songsF.T. IslandandPrimadonna. The last track,Always Be Mine, is an English version ofFirst Kissfrom their debut album (though the lyrics are original). Music videos were also released forSoyogiandFriendship, displaying the band's professional and youthful sides, respectively.
After their promotional activities in Japan ended, the band returned to Korea to release their second Korean albumColorful Sensibilityon August 27, 2008. A follow-up EP,Colorful Sensibility Part 2, was released on October 17, 2008.
The single also was the last official release with member Oh Won Bin before his departure.
With the new lineup change, F.T. Island released the music video for their mini-album title song "Bad Woman." They also promoted it on SBS Inkigayo , and two days later, released the band's first Korean mini-albumJump Up.
. For the first time, members participated with lyrics and composition. For the songMoonlight Angel, member Lee Jae-jin co-wrote the lyrics and leader Choi Jong Hoon co-composed the song.I Believe Myselfis the first Japanese single with member Song Seung-hyun. They held their 2009 F.T. Island Tour-I Believe Myself in cities all over Japan during the summer of 2009.
F.T. Island tried out a variety of music styles forCross & Change; it includes a total of 12 songs, ranging from moving ballads to addictive songs with a bright melody. F.T. Island adopted a new fashion style and concept for the album, using a "retro" and the so-called “Bokgo” approach, which was inspired during the “jeans jeans look” from the 80s in Korea.
, on October 21, 2009. A music video of the single's title track was released. Leader Choi Jong Hoon played the piano for the title song instead of the guitar.
). Another reason was to continue promoting F.T. Island while Lee Hongki was busy filming the South Korean drama "You're Beautiful" and while Song Seunghyun was busy with variety shows. At first, this trio was unofficially announced at the Dream Concert in Japan as "A3". They almost named themselves A3 because they all are blood A type. They wanted to keep the F.T. name so they added Triple at the end of it to represent that it is a trio. In F.T. triple, Lee Jaejin, originally in charge of bass for F.T. Island, becomes a guitarist and the lead vocalist; leader Choi Jonghun plays the piano and Choi Min-hwan continues to play the drums. Their first single was titled "Love Letter" and was released with F.T. Island's 2CD Repackaged AlbumDouble Dateas a second CD namedTwo Datethat features all F.T. Triple songs.
, was very well received by their fans and the five members planned on showing their life behind the stage along with strong visuals and sounds on a more personal level for the fans. For their concert, F.T. Island emphasized their growth as a band as they begin to shed their boyish charms for a more mature and masculine appeal.
In the months January and February, the boys started touring in Asia. The tour visited Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, and Singapore. Tickets were sold out quickly; representatives of the band believe it was due to the popularity of Lee Hong Ki starring in the drama, "You're Beautiful".
They also performed at the international rock festival "Summer Sonic 2010" in Maishima Arena , Osaka , Japan .
Choi Jong Hoon co-wrote and co-composed one of the songs, titledDon Quixote's Song, making it the first Korean song that includes the composition from F.T. Island itself. During November and December, F.T. Island balanced two separate concerts, the Beautiful Journey Concert and So Today... Concert, in both Korea and Japan.
The single ranked 6th on the Oricon Daily Chart. With F.T. Island’s 3rd single taking the 6th position, they then had a record of all their singles ranking top 10 in the Oricon charts.About 10,000 fans turned up at their promotional events in Osaka and Tokyo on 20 and 21 November.
Four main news agencies namely, China Times, Yonhap News, Apple Daily and Liberty Times, covered news on the concert, showing the band’s high popularity. FT Island also broke several records in Taiwan with 500,000 hits on mobile downloads and 10,000,000 hits on music downloads.
Their title song "Satisfaction" was also selected to be the ending theme song of Fuji Television 's animeToriko.
. The album features songs from singles, "Flower Rock", "Brand New Days", "So Today...", and "Satisfaction"; it also contains several new tracks, including the OSTs for Japanese dramaMuscle Girl!, in which member Lee Hongki played the lead male role. F.T. Island set a record by being the first Korean band to top the Oricon album daily chart at 1st position. Their first Japanese regular album sold 20,410 copies on the first day, attaining the first position on the Oricon album daily chart. F.T. Island held an album release commemorative event yesterday at Yomiuri Land and shared the joy of their result together with some 5,000 fans. F.T. Island started their performance with songs from their past singles and also new album songs like "Mirai", "Yume", "Rock'n'Roll", as well as theme songs "Itsuka" and "Haruka" from Lee Hongki's drama,Muscle Girl!. F.T. Island expressed their happiness of attaining the first position on the Oricon chart, "It's unbelievable that we've got the 1st position. We will work harder in future to bring even better music. Please give us lots of love and support."
In late May, F.T. Island returned to the South Korean music scene after almost an entire year away, with a mini-album aptly titledReturn. The album was released on May 24. Title track "Hello Hello", a fast-paced rock song which records 200 BPM. The album featured five songs in total. "I Confess", which leader Choi Jong-hoon said he wrote with their fans in mind, became their first popularized Korean release to feature all five members' vocals.
After releasing a tragic music video for their title track “Severely”, F.T. Island released their fourth mini-album, entitled ‘Grown-Up‘. Featuring five songs, ‘Grown-Up’ is composed of slow-tempo rock ballads, and, as the album title suggests, displays the group's maturation since their last release.
The same year, F.T. Island released their fourth Korean studio albumFive Treasure Boxand its single "I Wish" on September 10.Within the first week of its release, the album sold over 30,000 copies in South Korea.It went on to debuted at number one on the Gaon albums chart.
FTISLAND wrapped up the successful Asian tour at the Asia World Expo Hong Kong on August 17th, where they performed some of their self-written songs.
The ‘F.T. Island Arena Tour 2013 ~ Freedom ~' went to Miyagi, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, and Saitama for a total of 11 performances.
"According to the Taiwanese G-MUSIC Chart, FTISLAND’s 6th anniversary album ‘THANKS TO’ was ranked the weekly chart No.1 recording 28.84 % sales among Asian album sales."
Self composed songs on the mini-album include 'Siren' by Lee Hong Ki, 'Can't Have You' by Choi Jong Hoon, and 'The Way Into You' by Lee Jae Jin.
( Hangul : 미남이시네요), costarring Lee Hongki.
|Name||Date of birth||Position|
|Choi Jong-hoon||최종훈||崔鍾訓||チェ•ジョンフン||(age 23)|
|Lee Hongki||이홍기||李洪基||イ•ホンギ||(age 23)|
|Lee Jae jin||이재진||李在真||イ•ジェジン||(age 21)|
|Choi Min-hwan||최민환||崔敏煥||チェ•ミンファン||(age 21)|
|Song Seung-hyun||송승현||宋承炫||ソン•スンヒョン||(age 21)|
|Name||Date of birth||Position|
|Oh Won Bin||오원빈||吳元斌||オ•ウォンビン||(age 23)|
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