Teen Top (Hangul: 틴탑) is a South Korean boy band that consists of six members: C.A.P, Chunji, L.Joe, Niel, Ricky and Changjo. The band debuted under TOP Media, 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 the following day on MBC's Music Core. Their official fan club name is Angel, previously unofficially named Andromeda.
Teen Top members Ricky and Niel were both child actors. Niel debuted through the musical Please, where he played the younger version of Joo Won's role. Ricky debuted in Seo Taiji's music video for "Human Dream" and later portrayed the young version of Song Seung-heon's character in Love Song. Four of Teen Top's Members such as Changjo, Niel, Cap, and L.Joe had an open Lotte World audition whereas the other members (Chunji and Ricky) had a closed audition. It took L.Joe two auditions before he could train unlike the other members.
In July 2010, Teen Top made their debut with the title track, "Clap" (Korean: 박수), of their debut single album Come into the World, which was released on July 9. The music video for "Clap" features Lizzy from After School.
Teen Top officially debuted on July 10 at MBC's Music Core, followed by SBS's Inkigayo, receiving positive reviews for both performances. Based on their performances, netizens gave Teen Top the nickname "Knife Choreography".
2011: "Supa Luv" 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 song, originally written and performed by Redd Stylez, was re-written and translated into Korean by Wheesung.
On March 2, Teen Top released a music video for a remix version of "Supa Luv" by A-rex, featuring scenes from the American film Beastly. The remix was then chosen for the movie's promotion throughout Asia.
The group made an appearance on the French news program Le Grand Journal, for which they received overwhelming critical acclaim by comparison to other acts that had appeared on the show. Their performance of "Supa Luv" was highly praised, with hosts commenting on the synchronized dancing and the pastel colored hair sported by each member. Notable acts that had made it onto the talk show as well include Eminem, Usher, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna.
On July 11, after celebrating Teen Top's first anniversary, their agency, TOP Media, announced on the group's official website, that a new mini album was set to be released on the July 26. In addition, further details regarding the band's comeback were revealed.
On July 21, TOP Media released the first teaser for Teen Top's comeback single "No More Perfume On You" (Korean: 향수 뿌리지마) through various video portals including YouTube and Daum. The following day, the second teaser was released exclusively on YouTube. Teen Top's mini-album Roman was released on July 26 as a digital download and on July 27 in stores.
2012: It's, aRtisT and Be Ma Girl
In January 2012, Teen Top released their second mini album It's. Brave Brothers produced, wrote, composed and mixed all of its six tracks. The album was due to be released at midnight of January 4/5, but by 8 pm on January 4, it had leaked to shareware sites, garnering over a thousand hits in ten minutes alone.
Teen Top revealed the music video for their comeback song "Crazy" (Korean: 미치겠어) on January 5, featuring 4Minute's Kwon Sohyun. The song was introduced on the Brazilian RedeTV! entertainment news program Leitura Dinâmica on January 10, which helped Teen Top gain more international interest. Also the song's music video was shown in the karaoke room that Joon-Hee (Hoya) of Infinite was singing in for his drama, Reply 1997.
On February 3, Teen Top won their very first award on KBS Music Bank since debuting with "Clap" on July 10, 2010. Moreover, they received the honor of performing the ending stage on MBC Music Core, followed by another win on SBS Inkigayo. At the average age of 17.3 years, the band was the youngest idol group to have won awards on the aforementioned music shows. On February 25, Teen Top once again received the honor of performing the ending stage on Music Core.
Teen Top celebrated the inauguration of their official fanclub ANGEL on May 28.
aRtisT, Teen Top's third EP, was released on May 30 as a digital download, followed by the release of the music video for its title track "To You". Physical albums were released on June 4, 2012. With this album, the group gained much attention, topping major music charts.
On June 19, the band began their Teen Top Zepp Tour 2012 through Japan with stops in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo.
Ahead of Teen Top's official summer comeback, two music video teasers were released on the group's official YouTube channel on July 28 and 31. On August 3, the music video for "Be Ma Girl" (Korean: 나랑 사귈래?) was released, followed by Teen Top's comeback performance on MBC's Music Core a day later.
2013: European Tour, No. 1, and Teen Top Class
In February 2013, Teen Top held their first European tour, "TEEN TOP SHOW! Live tour in Europe 2013", making stops in Germany, England, France and Spain. The tour was successful and set a new decibel record for their concert in Paris, France.
On February 8, TOP Media announced that Teen Top will be releasing their first studio album titled, No. 1, on February 25 with a track from the album, I wanna love (사랑하고 싶어), pre-releasing on the 15th. The first the Music Video teaser for I wanna love was released on the 12th. Both the track and Music Video for "I wanna love (사랑하고 싶어) were released on the 15th. The Music Video featured streets and sceneries of Hong Kong. They released their full album digitally and physically on the 25th along with their full Music Video for "긴 생머리 그녀 (Miss Right)" later on the same day.
On August 25, Teen Top released their 4th mini album Teen Top Class with 장난아냐 (No Joke) as the lead single. The promotion cycle lasted shorter than usual, which lead them to release another repackaged album titled Teen Top Class Addition on October 24 with 못났다 (Lovefool) as the lead single.
|Stage name||Birth name||Date of Birth|
|C.A.P||캡||Bang Min-soo||방민수||November 4, 1992|
|ChunJi||천지||Lee Chan-hee||이찬희||October 5, 1993|
|L.Joe||엘조||Lee Byung-hun||이병헌||November 23, 1993|
|Niel||니엘||Ahn Daniel||안다니엘||August 16, 1994|
|Ricky||리키||Yoo Chang-hyun||유창현||February 27, 1995|
|ChangJo||창조||Choi Jong-hyun||최종현||November 16, 1995|
|2010||"박수" (Clap)||Come into the World|
|"박수" (Clap) [Dance Version]|
|"Supa Luv" [Dance Version]|
|"Supa Luv (A-Rex Remix)"||Supa Luv A-Rex Remix|
|"향수 뿌리지마" (No More Perfume on You)||Roman|
|"향수 뿌리지마" (No More Perfume on You) [Dance Version]|
|"미치겠어" (Crazy) [Dance Version]|
|"미치겠어" (Crazy) [Remix Special]|
|"To You" [Dance Version]|
|"나랑 사귈래?" (Be ma Girl)||Summer Special '나랑 사귈래'? (Be ma Girl)|
|"나랑 사귈래?" (Be ma Girl) [Performance Version]|
|"나랑 사귈래?" (Be ma Girl) [Hand Heart Version]|
|2013||"사랑하고 싶어" (I Wanna Love)||No.1|
|"긴 생머리 그녀" (Miss Right)|
|"긴 생머리 그녀" (Miss Right) [Dance Version]|
|"긴 생머리 그녀" (Miss Right) [Locker Room One Take Version]|
|"길을 걷다가…" (Walk By…)|
|"장난아야" (No Joke/Rocking)||Teen Top Class|
|"장난아야" (No Joke/Rocking) [Dance Version]|
|"못났다 (Lovefool) Real Self M/V"
못났다 (Lovefool) M/V
|Teen Top Class Addition|
|2010||Mnet Scandal||Mnet||C.A.P & L.Joe|
|Making the Artist, Season 1||All|
|Road to Japan||All|
|2011||Making the Artist, Season 2||GOM TV||All|
|2012||Secret Island||시크릿 아일랜드||Mnet||All|
|Teen Top Rising 100%||틴탑의 뜬다 백퍼||All 10, Jun. 16 - Aug. 18||SBS MTV||All (with labelmate 100%)|
|Teen Top & 100% Rising Brothers||틴탑&백퍼센트의 떴다 브라더스||All 12, Oct. 26 - Jan. 11, 2013||MBC Music||All (with labelmate 100%)|
- 18 and 25 February 2012: "Weekly Idol" on MBC Every 1 - guests for episodes 31 and 32.
- 27 June 2012: "Weekly Idol" on MBC Every 1 - guests for episode 49.
- 17 April 2013: "Weekly Idol" on MBC Every 1 - guests with Speed (South Korean band) for episode 91.
- 17 June 2013: Beatles Code 2 (Chunji) on M.net - guest appearance with Shinhwa, Seo Min-woo (100%) and Hyoeun (Stellar).
- 2 October 2013: "Weekly Idol" on MBC Every 1 - guests for episode 115.
- 2012: Teen Top - Behind Photo Book Vol.1 - Start Now!
- 2013: Teen Top - Holiday in Hawaii Photo Book
|2013||TEEN TOP SHOW!
Live tour in Europe 2013
|February 2||Munich, Germany
|February 3||Dortmund, Germany
Freizeitzentrum West (FZW)
|February 8||London, England
|February 9||Paris, France
|February 10||Barcelona, Spain
|Teen Top No. 1 Asia Tour||May 11||Seoul, South Korea
HwaJeong Stadium, Korea University
|May 18||Kobe, Japan
Kobe International House
|May 21||Tokyo, Japan
International Forum Hall A
|2014||TEEN TOP 2014 World Tour - HIGH KICK||February 22||Seoul, South Korea
|February 5||Nagoya, Japan|
|February 8||Yokohama, Japan|
|February 13||Osaka, Japan|
|February 18||Fukuoka, Japan|
|March 23||New York, United States
Best Buy Theater
|March 25||Los Angeles, United States
|March 28||San Jose, United States
San Jose Civic Auditorium
|March 30||Toronto, Canada
|April 10||Moscow, Russia
|April 12||Budapest, Hungary
|April 13||Paris, France
|June ??||Hong Kong|
|June 15||Taipei, Taiwan|
|June ??||Shanghai, China|
|July ??||South America|
|2010||So-Loved Awards (European K-Pop Awards)||Best Newcomer Male||Won|
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best New Male Artist||Nominated|
|2011||So-Loved Awards (European K-Pop Awards)||Best Choreography ("Supa Luv")||Won|
|18th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards||Rookie of the Year||Won|
|20th Seoul Music Awards||Popularity Award||Nominated|
|2012||Melon Music Awards||Bonsang||Nominated|
|21st Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang||Nominated|
|Soompi Gayo Awards||Top Male Group (Silver)||Won|
|2013||27th Golden Disk Awards||Single Album of the Year||Won|
|MSN Southeast Asia Award||Nominated|
|22nd Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang||Nominated|
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Male Group||Nominated|
|Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|2014||23rd Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang||Nominated|
These are a collection of Teen Top's wins on Korea's televised music shows. Inkigayo is aired on SBS, Music Bank on KBS, and Show Champion on MBC.
|2013||September 6||"Rocking (No Joke)"|
|2013||September 8||"Rocking (No Joke)"|
|2013||September 11||"Rocking (No Joke)"|
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