Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Teen Top's Biography


TEEN TOP (Korean: 틴탑) is a South Korean boy group that consists of six members: C.A.P, Chunji, L.Joe, Niel, Ricky, Changjo. Under T.O.P. Media, they were founded by Andy Lee of Shinhwa in 2010. They released their first single album "Come Into the World" on July 9, 2010 and made their Official Debut on July 10, 2010 on MBC's Show! Music Core. Teen Top's Official Fan Club name is "Angel" and was formerly (unofficially) referred to as "Andromeda" (adapted from their Daum Cafe).


Teen Top members Ricky and Niel were both child actors. Niel debuted through the musical “Please“, and played the younger role of actor Joo Won in the musical. Ricky debuted through the music video for Seo Taiji’s “Human Dream“, and played the younger role of Song Seung Hun in “Love Song” as well.[1]

2010: Debut

Teen Top made their official debut in July, with their title track, Clap (박수),

 with the music video featuring Lizzy from After School. Their debut single album, Come Into The World, was released on July 9, 2010. The group's debut officially began on July 10, 2010, first performing on MBC's Show! Music Core and then later on SBS's Inkigayo, receiving positive reviews for both performances. [2] Netizens also gave Teen Top the nickname 'Choreography Knife'.

2011: "Supa Luv" , "No More Perfume On You" and "Roman"

On January 13, 2011, Teen Top made their first comeback on M!Countdown with their 2nd single, "Supa Luv", which was produced by Shin Hyuk. The lyrics were rewritten and translated by Wheesung, with the original song written and sung bu Redd Stylez.[3]
On March 2, 2011, Teen Top released an MV for a remixed version of "Supa Luv" by A-rex featuring scenes from Beastly. The remix has then been chosen for promotional works for the movie throughout Asia. [4]
The group also made an appearance on Le Grand Journal. Teen top received overwhelming critical acclaim by comparison to other acts that have made it to the show. The performance of “Supa Luv” on the show was highly praised, with hosts commenting on the synchronized dancing and the pastel colour hair sported by each member. Notable acts who have made it into the talk show as well include Eminem, Usher, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna who have each attended and performed live.
On July 11, 2011, after celebrating Teen Top's first anniversary, T.O.P. Media, as the agency representative of Teen Top, announced on Teen Top's official site that a new mini album was set to be released on the 26th of July 2011. Further details were also revealed regarding teen Top's comeback.
On July 21, 2011, T.O.P. Media released the first teaser for Teen Top's comeback single,

 "No More Perfume On You", through various video sites including YouTube and Daum, with the second teaser being released exclusively on YouTube the day after. The mini-album, titled "Roman", was released on the July 27th through market sales, while audio streaming and downloading was released the day before.[5] [6]

2012:"It’s" and "Going Crazy"

On January 4, 2012, Teen Top released their second mini album, "It's".

Brave Brothers produced, wrote, composed, and mixed all six tracks in the album. [7] Teen Top later revealed the music video for their comeback, "Going Crazy"

 on January 5, 2012, featuring 4Minute's Kwon Sohyun.[8] “Going Crazy” was introduced in Brazilian Rede TV’s entertainment news program “Leitura Dinamica” on January 10, 2012, which helped to gain international interest for Teen Top in Brazil.
On February 3, 2012, Teen Top won their very first award on KBS Music Bank since debuting on July 10, 2010 with Clap.[9] They received the honor of performing the ending stage on MBC Show! Music Core, followed by a another win on SBS Inkigayo. [10] At the average age of 17.3, they were the youngest idol group to have won awards on the aforementioned music shows.
On February 25, 2012, Teen Top once again, received the honor of performing the ending stage for MBC Show! Music Core.
Teen Top's comeback is annouced to be on May 30th, 2012.


Stage name Birth name Age
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul Birth Date Age
C.A.P Bang Min Soo 방민수 November 4, 1992 19
Chunji 천지 Lee Chan Hee 이찬희 October 5, 1993 18
L.Joe 엘조 Lee Byung Hun 이병헌 November 23, 1993 18
Niel 니엘 Ahn Daniel 안다니엘 August 16, 1994 17
Ricky 리키 Yoo Chang Hyun 유창현 February 27, 1995 17
Changjo 창조 Choi Jong Hyun 최종현 November 16, 1995 16


Extended plays
Single Albums
Digital Singles
  • Supa Luv A-Rex Remix (2011)

Music videos

  1. Clap (2010)
  2. Clap (Dance Version) (2010)
  3. Supa Luv (2011)
  4. Supa Luv (Dance Version) (2011)
  5. Supa Luv (A-Rex Remix) (2011)
  6. Angel (2011)
  7. No More Perfume On You (2011)
  8. No More Perfume On You (Dance Version) (2011)
  9. Crazy (2012)
  10. Crazy (Dance Version) (2012)
  11. Crazy (Remix Special) (2012)

External links

  1. Official Website
  2. Official Japanese Website
  3. Official Twitter
  4. Official Me2Day
  5. Official YouTube
  6. Official Flickr
  7. Official Cyworld
  8. Official Daum Cafe

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