100% (band)

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100% (백퍼센트)
100 per cent from acrofan.jpg
100% at the press conference for Teen Top Rising 100% in June 2012
From left: Changbum, Sanghoon, Minwoo, Rockhyun, Hyukjin, Jonghwan and Chanyong
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Labels TOP Media
Associated acts
Website www.100per.kr
Members
  • 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 that debuted in September 2012 under Andy Lee's company TOP Media with the single "We, 100%".[1] Originally consisting of seven members, Sanghoon was announced to take time off from the group in 2014, while Changbum left in 2016.[citation needed] Leader Minwoo died in March 2018.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

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.[4]

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),[5] SBS's 2007 drama The King and I[6] and in two movies, Crazy Waiting (2007)[7][8] and Where Are You Going? (Korean: 특별시 사람들) (2009).[9]

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.[10] 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.[11] The same day, the music video for its lead track "Bad Boy" (Korean: 나쁜놈) went online on the band's official YouTube channel.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14] 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.[15][16]

100% released their first extended play Real 100% and a music video for "Want U Back" on May 23, 2013.[17] On July 17, the group's official fanclub, Perfection (퍼펙션), was announced by TOP Media.[18] 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,[19] 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;[20] in March, the agency announced that Sanghoon will take some personal time off until he finalizes on what to do in the future.[21] 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.[22] 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% debuted in Japan in January 2017 with the single "How to Cry." Shortly after finishing promotions in Japan, a surprise comeback in Korea was announced through the group's website.[23] The group released their fourth mini album Sketchbook on February 22 with the title track "Sketch U." On June 22, 100% released their second Japanese single "Warrior" and its music video.[citation needed]

On October 1, 2017 it was officially announced that all five members would be joining The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project.[citation needed] On October 11 it was reported that only two members passed and member Rockhyun was stated to be in the Center Group of the show.[citation needed]

100% released their third Japanese single "Song for You" on February 14, 2018, ten days after the music video was uploaded on YouTube.[citation needed]

On March 25, 2018 it was reported that Minwoo had died from cardiac arrest at his home at the age of 33,[24] on April 2, 2018, it was announced that 100% would resume career and their mini tour announced before Minwoo's death.[25]

Shortly after their mini tour, 100% came back as a quartet with their 4th Japanese single titled "Summer Night" on June 27th, 2018, on July 17th TOP Media released a statement announcing 100% is making a comeback on July 26th. As well as a comeback in the end August with a album.[26]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Kim Rock-hyun (Hangul: 김록현)
  • Jo Jong-hwan (조종환)
  • Kim Chan-yong (김찬용)
  • Jang Hyuk-jin (장혁진)[27][28]

Former[edit]

  • Seo Min-woo (서민우)
  • Woo Chang-bum (우창범)
  • Lee Sang-hoon (이상훈)

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

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]

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

Concerts[edit]

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

Showcases[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Hye Ji (19 September 2012). "Teen Top's Agency to Debut New Boy Group". 10 Asia. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  2. ^ "K-Pop star Seo Minwoo passes away". ABS-CBN News. March 27, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018. 
  3. ^ Koman, Tess (March 27, 2018). "K-Pop Star Seo Min-Woo Found Dead at Home". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved April 4, 2018. 
  4. ^ Gil, Hye-sung (17 February 2009). 점퍼 "앤디 대장 후광? 걱정할 시간에 연습"(인터뷰) [Jumper Interview]. Star News (in Korean). MT Media. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  5. ^ "반올림3 (2006)". Daum Movie. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  6. ^ "King and I (Drama - 2007) - Cast". HanCinema. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  7. ^ "기다리다 미쳐 (2007) - Cast". Daum Movie. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  8. ^ "The Longest 24 Months (Movie - 2007) - Cast". HanCinema. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  9. ^ "특별시 사람들 (2009)". Daum Movie. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  10. ^ "Teen Top Rising 100%". SBS MTV. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  11. ^ "Discography - We, 100%". 100% official website. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  12. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (19 September 2012). "100% Members are 'Bad Boys' in Debut MV". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  13. ^ "Schedule 2012.09". 100% official website. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  14. ^ Jo, Hyun-joo (23 October 2012). 틴탑&백퍼센트의 떴다! 브라더스 기자간담회. Acrofan (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  15. ^ "나 같은 놈". 
  16. ^ 100%(백퍼센트)-Guy like me(나 같은 놈) MV FULL (Music Video) (in Korean). YouTube: T.O.P Media. 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  17. ^ "100% leaves fans swooning with "Want U Back" MV + 'Real 100%' mini album". Allkpop. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "백퍼센트(100%) 공식 팬클럽명 안내". DAUM (in Korean). T.O.P. Media. July 17, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  19. ^ "(공지) 100% V 싱글앨범 "100% V" 발매!" (in Korean). TOP Media. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  20. ^ "[공지] 안녕하세요. 티오피미디어입니다". itop Group (in Korean). TOP Media. February 28, 2014. Archived from the original on April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  21. ^ "[공지] 백퍼센트 컴백 및 활동 계획". itop Group (in Korean). TOP Media. March 3, 2014. Archived from the original on April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  22. ^ Park, Jung-sun (September 12, 2016). "백퍼센트 측 "창범 탈퇴, 5인조 재편...10월 컴백 예정"". Herald Corp (in Korean). Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  23. ^ "100% To Make A Comeback This Month!". 
  24. ^ "K Pop fans mourn singer Minwoo after his death aged 33". The Independent. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  25. ^ Hicap, Jonah (April 3, 2018). "100% to resume career after leader Minwoo's death". Metro. Retrieved April 4, 2018. 
  26. ^ https://www.soompi.com/2018/07/17/100-announces-plans-korean-comeback/
  27. ^ "Member profiles" (in Japanese). 100% Japan Official Site. 
  28. ^ "백퍼센트 프로필" (in Korean). Naver. 

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