100% (band)

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100% in July 2018
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Associated acts
Website www.100per.kr
  • Rockhyun
  • Jonghwan
  • Chanyong
  • Hyukjin
Past members
Korean name
Hangul 백퍼센트
Hanja 百퍼센트
Revised Romanization Baek Peosenteu
McCune–Reischauer Paek P'ŏsent'ŭ

100% (Hangul백퍼센트) is a South Korean boy group formed by Shinhwa's Andy Lee under TOP Media in 2012. The group debuted in September 2012 with their single "We, 100%".[1] The group is composed of four-members: Rockhyun, Jonghwan, Chanyong and Hyukjin. Originally a seven-piece group, Sanghoon took time off from the group since 2014, Changbum departed from the group in 2016[2] while their leader Minwoo died in March 2018 due to Cardiac arrest.[3][4]



In 2009, Rockhyun—under the stage name Rocky (Hangul로키)—was in Andy Lee's duo Jumper (Hangul점퍼) along with Park Dong-min that released two singles: "Yes!" featuring Eric of Shinhwa and "Dazzling" (Korean: 눈이 부셔) featuring Kang Ji-young.[5]

The same year, Minwoo was featured during Andy Lee's promotion for his song "Single Man," along with Park Dong-min (Hangul박동민). Minwoo had also been active as an actor. He starred in KBS2's 2006 drama Sharp 3 (Korean: 반올림3),[6] SBS's 2007 drama The King and I[7] and in two movies, Crazy Waiting (2007)[8][9] and Where Are You Going? (Korean: 특별시 사람들) (2009).[10]

2012–2013: Debut and sub-unit[edit]

Between June and September 2012, 100% were featured in SBS MTV's variety show Teen Top Rising 100% (Korean: 틴탑의 뜬다 백퍼), in which they starred alongside fellow TOP Media artist Teen Top and its founder Andy Lee.[11] Their debut single "We, 100%" was released on September 18. It consists of four tracks, including the instrumental version of "Bad Boy," which were all written and produced by Super Changddai.[12] The same day, the music video for its lead track "Bad Boy" (Korean: 나쁜놈) went online on the band's official YouTube channel.[13] 100% made their live debut of "Bad Boy" on September 21 on KBS Music Bank, followed by MBC Music Core and SBS Inkigayo that same weekend.[14]

On October 23, MBC held a press conference for 100% and Teen Top's second variety program in Jangan-dong, Seoul. Teen Top & 100% Rising Brothers (Korean: 틴탑&백퍼센트의 떴다 브라더스) premiered on MBC Music three days later, showing the two groups accomplishing missions.[15] The group's first digital single "Guy Like Me" (Korean: 나 같은 놈), written by Minigun and Super Changddai, was released on December 7 along with its music video.[16][17]

100% released their first extended play Real 100% and a music video for "Want U Back" on May 23, 2013.[18] On July 17, the group's official fanclub, Perfection (퍼펙션), was announced by TOP Media.[19] 100% V, a sub-unit consisting of Rockhyun, Jonghwan, and Hyukjin along with rapper Chanyong, was announced by TOP Media on November 14. The sub-unit released a single consisting of lead track "Missing You" (퇴근길) and two others on November 20.[20] They made their first live performance on Music Bank.[citation needed]

2014–2016: Minwoo's military service and lineup changes[edit]

In February 2014, TOP Media announced on both 100%'s official website and fancafe that leader Minwoo had to enlist in the Korean military starting on March 4.[21] In March, the agency announced that Sanghoon will take some personal time off until he finalizes on what to do in the future.[22] With five members remaining, 100% released their second extended play Bang the Bush and music video for "심장이 뛴다 (Beat)" on March 17, 2014.[citation needed]

On September 12, 2016, TOP Media made an official announcement that Changbum had left the group. The remaining members would continue as five and prepare for a comeback in October.[23] 100% released their third extended play Time Leap and a music video for "지독하게 (Better Day)" on October 13, 2016.[citation needed]

2017–present: Japanese debut, The Unit and Minwoo's death[edit]

100% making their Japanese debut with released single "How to Cry" in January 2017. The group later released their fourth mini album Sketchbook on February 22 with the title track "Sketch U." On June 28, 100% released their second Japanese single "Warrior".[24] In October 2017, it was confirmed all member of 100% would be competed in The Unit. Member Rockhyun and Hyukjin passed the audition.[25][26]Hyukjin was eliminated in 34th place due the second elimination round[27] while Rockhyun did not enter on TOP9 and only finished in 14th place due the final round.

100% released their third Japanese single "Song for You" on February 14, 2018.[28] On March 25, 2018 it was reported that Minwoo had died from cardiac arrest at his home at the age of 33.[29] On April 2, 2018, it was announced that 100% would resume career and their mini tour announced before Minwoo's death.[30] 100% released their fourth Japanese single "Summer Night" on June 27, 2018.[31] On July 26th, 100% made their first Korean comeback in over a year and a half with the digital single 'Grand Bleu'.


Adapted from the official website:[32][33]


  • Rockhyun (Hangul: 록현)
  • Jonghwan (종환)
  • Chanyong (찬용)
  • Hyukjin (혁진)


  • Minwoo (민우)
  • Changbum (창범)
  • Sanghoon (상훈)




Year Network Title Note(s)
2012 SBS MTV Teen Top Rising 100% Cast members with Teen Top and Andy
Arirang TV Pops in Seoul's ‘New Star.com' Featured artist
MBC Music Teen Top & 100% Rising Brothers Cast members with Teen Top

Concerts and tours[edit]


Date City Country Venue Tour
December 24, 2013 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Convention Center ZEPP Tour - 100% X'mas Show
December 25, 2013 Osaka Namba Hatch
December 27, 2013 Tokyo Zepp Tokyo


Date City Country Venue Concert
August 24, 2013 Tokyo Japan Shinagawa Stellar Ball Live Event in Japan Real 100%
December 29, 2013 Seoul South Korea Blue Square Samsung Card Hall 1st Solo Concert - All 100%
January 18, 2014 Taipei Taiwan ATT Show Box All 100% in Taiwan
July 20, 2014 Chiba Japan Maihama Amphitheater 100% 2014 Japan Cool Live
October 5, 2014 Tokyo Laforet Museum Roppongi 100% 2014 Japan Fall In Live
March 14, 2017 Billboard Live Tokyo 100% Premium Live - "White Love"
March 17, 2017 Osaka Billboard Live Osaka


Date City Country Venue Showcase
November 20, 2016 Tokyo Japan Nicofarre 100% Showcase in Japan - 'Time Leap'
January 22, 2017 Osaka HEP Hall 100% "How To Cry" Japan Showcase
January 29, 2017 Tokyo Nicofarre


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