100% (band)

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100% (백퍼센트)
100 per cent from acrofan.jpg
100% at the press conference of SBS MTV's Teen Top Rising 100% in June 2012. L-R: 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
  • Minwoo
  • Rockhyun
  • Jonghwan
  • Chanyong
  • Hyukjin
Past members
  • Sanghoon
  • Changbum
Korean name
Hangul 백퍼센트
Hanja 百퍼센트
Revised Romanization Baek Peosenteu
McCune–Reischauer Paek P'ŏsent'ŭ

100% (Hangul백퍼센트) is a five-member South Korean boy group that debuted in September 2012 under Andy Lee's company TOP Media with their first single album We, 100%.[1]

Career[edit]

Formation[edit]

In 2009, 100% member Rockhyun - under his stage name Rocky (Hangul로키) - was one of the two members of Andy Lee's boy group Jumper (Hangul점퍼) that released two singles; "Yes!" featuring Eric of Shinhwa and "Dazzling" (Korean: 눈이 부셔) featuring Jiyoung of Kara.[2]

The same year, Minwoo was featured during Andy's promotion for his song "Single Man", along with Jumper's second member Park Dongmin (Hangul박동민). Minwoo has also been active as an actor, he starred in KBS2's 2006 drama Sharp 3 (Korean: 반올림3),[3] SBS's 2007 drama The King and I (Korean: 왕과 나)[4] and in two movies, Crazy Waiting (Korean: 기다리다 미쳐) (2007)[5][6] and Where Are You Going? (Korean: 특별시 사람들) (2009).[7]

2012: Debut and Guy Like Me[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 their founder Andy Lee of (Shinhwa).[8]

Their debut single album We, 100% was released on September 18, it consists of three tracks and one instrumental version, which were all written and produced by Super Changddai.[9] The same day, the music video for its lead track "Bad Boy" (Korean: 나쁜놈) went online on the band's official YouTube channel.[10] 100% made their live debut of "Bad Boy" on September 21, 2012 on KBS Music Bank, followed by MBC Music Core and SBS Inkigayo that same weekend.[11]

On October 23, MBC held a press conference for 100% and Teen Top's second own 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 music groups accomplishing missions.[12]

On December 7, the music video for the digital single Guy Like Me (Korean: 나 같은 놈)[13] was released.[14][15] "Guy Like Me" was written by Minigun and Super Changddai, the latter of which had already written all the tracks on 100%'s first release We, 100%.[14]

2013: Want U Back and 100% V[edit]

On May 23, the group's mini album Real 100%, along with its title track "Want U Back", was released.[16][17][18]

On July 17, 2013 TOP Media announced 100%'s official fanclub as Perfection (퍼펙션).[19] On November 14, TOP Media released information regarding the line-up; Rockhyun, Jonghwan, and Hyukjin along with rapper Chanyong, will be making a debut under the sub-unit named, 100% V. The group released a single album consisting of 3 tracks on November 20, the leading single was titled, 퇴근길 (Missing You). The group made their first live appearance on KBS Music Bank.[20][21]

2014: Minwoo's Military Service, Sanghoon's departure, and Bang The Bush[edit]

In February 2014, TOP Media announced on both 100%'s official website and facafe that leader Minwoo had to enlist in the Korean military starting on March 4;[22] in March, the agency announced that Sanghoon will take some personal time off until he finalizes on what to do in the future.[23] With five members remaining, 100% released both their second extended play Bang The Bush and music video for "심장이 뛴다 (Beat)" on March 17, 2014.

2016: Changbum's Departure and Time Leap[edit]

On September 12, TOP Media made an official announcement that Changbum had already left the group, the remaining members would continue as five and prepare for a comeback in October.[24] 100% released both their third extended play Time Leap and music video for "지독하게 (Better Day)" on October 13, 2016.

2017: Japanese Debut, Sketchbook & Japanese Comeback, The Unit[edit]

100% debuted in Japan in January with the single album "How to Cry". Shortly after finishing promotions in Japan, a surprise comeback in Korea was announced through the group's website,[25] the group released their fourth mini album Sketchbook on February 22 with the title track "Sketch U". On June 22nd 100% released mv for their Japanese comeback "Warrior" for their second single Japanese album "Warrior".

On October 1 it was officially announced that all 5 members would be joining the Idol Re Booting Show: The Unit. 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.

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Seo Min-woo (Hangul: 서민우)
  • Kim Rock-hyun (김록현)
  • Jo Jong-hwan (조종환)
  • Kim Chan-yong (김찬용)
  • Jang Hyuk-jin (장혁진)[26][27]

Former[edit]

  • Woo Chang-bum (우창범)
  • Lee Sang-hoon (이상훈)

Timeline[edit]

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. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "반올림3 (2006)". Daum Movie. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  4. ^ "King and I (Drama - 2007) - Cast". HanCinema. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  5. ^ "기다리다 미쳐 (2007) - Cast". Daum Movie. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  6. ^ "The Longest 24 Months (Movie - 2007) - Cast". HanCinema. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  7. ^ "특별시 사람들 (2009)". Daum Movie. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  8. ^ "Teen Top Rising 100%". SBS MTV. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  9. ^ "Discography - We, 100%". 100% official website. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  10. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (19 September 2012). "100% Members are 'Bad Boys' in Debut MV". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  11. ^ "Schedule 2012.09". 100% official website. Retrieved 2012-10-01. (in Korean)
  12. ^ Jo, Hyun-joo (23 October 2012). 틴탑&백퍼센트의 떴다! 브라더스 기자간담회. Acrofan (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  13. ^ 100%(백퍼센트)_Guy like me(나 같은 놈) Teaser (Teaser) (in Korean). YouTube: T.O.P Media. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  14. ^ a b "Discography - Guy Like Me". 100% official website. Retrieved 2012-12-07. (in Korean)
  15. ^ 100%(백퍼센트)-Guy like me(나 같은 놈) MV FULL (Music Video) (in Korean). YouTube: T.O.P Media. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  16. ^ "100% bare their chocolate abs for 'Real 100%' comeback teaser images". Allkpop. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "100% leaves hearts fluttering with individual teaser photos". Allkpop. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "100% leaves fans swooning with "Want U Back" MV + 'Real 100%' mini album". Allkpop. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  19. ^ T.O.P. Media (2013 July 17). "백퍼센트(100%) 공식 팬클럽명 안내". DAUM. Retrieved 2013-07-17. (in Korean)
  20. ^ "(공지) 100% V 싱글앨범 "100% V" 발매!" (in Korean). TOP Media. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "100% - November Schedule". TOP Media. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  22. ^ (공지) 안녕하세요. 티오피미디어입니다. (in Korean). TOP Media. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  23. ^ (공지) 백퍼센트 컴백 및 활동 계획 (in Korean). TOP Media. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  24. ^ https://www.soompi.com/2016/09/12/100-announces-changbum-officially-left-group/
  25. ^ "100% To Make A Comeback This Month!". 
  26. ^ "Member profiles" (in Japanese). 100% Japan Official Site. 
  27. ^ "백퍼센트 프로필" (in Korean). Naver. 

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