MBLAQ, (In Hangul, 엠블랙, an acronym for Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) is a South Korean quintet boy band created by Korean pop R&B singer, producer and actor Rain under his label J.Tune Entertainment. The five members include Seung Ho (Yang Seung Ho : Leader), G.O (Jung Byung Hee : Main Vocalist), Joon (Lee Chang Sun : Vocalist), Thunder/Cheon Doong (Park Sang Hyun : Vocalist/Rapper), and Mir (Bang Cheol Yong : Rapper). The group debuted in October 9, 2009 at Rain’s Legend of Rainism concert.

On October 14, 2009 the group released their debut single album, “Just BLAQ”, which topped various on-line and off-line music charts in South Korea.[1] The group then released their second single album Y on May 19, 2010, a track originally for Rain himself. Rain wrote, composed, produced and choreographed Y.

Having trained for two years,[2] MBLAQ was first announced on 21 September 2009, with an appearance in Nylon magazine.[2] The group appeared alongside Rain, in his Legend of Rainism concert. They performed various songs from their produced EPJust BLAQ and were met with praise, with many spectators at the concert and fans considering them as the next DBSK.[3][4] The group released teasers for their debut song, “Oh Yeah” on October 12,[5] with the music video being released two days later.[citation needed] Coinciding with the music video, MBLAQ’s debut single album Just BLAQ, was released on the same day,[6] topping various charts in South Korea.[1] The next day, the group made their broadcast debut on M.net’s M!Countdown, performing “Oh Yeah”.[1]

In early December, the group debuted in Japan, following their performance during Rain’s fan meeting- resulting in a documentary being produced surrounding their stay in Japan.[7] Later that month, the group commenced promotions for their follow up track, “G.O.O.D Luv”, with two music videos released, an ‘unofficial’ MV released prior to the ‘official’ MV which was released on December 10, 2009.[8]

On May 19, 2010, the group released their second single albumY.[9] The music video for the title track, “Y” was released on the same day at midnight[9] with teasers being released from May 6.[10] MBLAQ claimed first place on the 3rd of June 2010 on the music show M! Countdown.[11]

MBLAQ’s official fanclub was announced in November 2009, with the given name of A+, or in Hangul, 에이프러스. The colour of the official fanclub is Pearl Chocolate.

members:

MBLAQ members complete profiles.

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SeungHo – Leader, Vocal
Name: Yang Seung Ho
Birth: 16.10.1987, Seoul
Body: 176 cm / 60kg
Education: Se Jong University Film Arts, Temporary leave
Specialties: Gymnastics, dancing, piano, card tricks
Interests: Music appreciation, Early Adopter
Charm: Strong leadership

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G.O – Main Vocal
Name: Jung Byung Hee
Birth: 06.11.1987, Chang Won
Body: 177cm / 64kg
Education: International Digital University – Leisure Sports, Attending
Specialties: Singing, dancing
Interests: Cooking
Charm: Soft voice and charming facial hair

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Joon – Vocal, Dance
Name: Lee Joon
Birth: 07.02.1988, Seoul
Body: 180cm / 63kg
Education: Kyung Hee Cyber University – Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Attending
Specialties: Modern dancing, ballet, acting
Interests: Exercising
Career: To be released 2009.11 <Ninja Assassin>
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CheonDung – Dance, Rap
Name: Park Sang Hyun
Birth: 07.10.1990
Body: 181cm / 56kg
Education: PPCHA
Specialties: Dancing, rapping, singing, English, Tagalog
Interests: Music appreciation, composing and writing lyrics

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Mir – Rap
Name: Bang Cheol Yong
Birth: 10.03.1991 Jang Seong
Body: 178cm / 60kg
Education: Kyung Hee Cyber University – Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Attending
Specialties: Singing, dancing
Interests: Practicing gags (jokes)
Charm: Handsome and a husky voice

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