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|Also known as||Beastly Idols|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
2PM (Hangul: 투피엠) is a South Korean idol group managed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Jun. K (formerly known as Junsu), Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. Former leader Jay Park officially left the group in early 2010.
The members of 2PM started when Korean musician Park Jin Young formed an eleven-member band known as One Day. Eventually the band was split into 2PM, and a similar but independent group known as 2AM. 2PM debuted with the song "10 Jeom Manjeome 10 Jeom" (10점 만점에 10점, lit. 10 Points Out of 10 Points), which showcased their acrobatic dance styles. They achieved their first Number 1 single with "Again & Again". Both singles featured on their first studio album, The First Album 1:59PM, released in 2009. The band went on to release another Korean album, known as Hands Up, in 2011. They made their Japanese debut later that year with Republic of 2PM. After more than a year, the group returned in 2013 with their third studio album Grown. In early September 2014, 2PM returned with their 4th studio album "Go Crazy" with their title track composed by fellow member Jun. K. The album was released on 15 September. The music video was released on 10 September. They made their comeback performance at m!countdown on 11 September.
- 1 History
- 2 Other activities
- 3 Discography
- 4 Videography
- 5 Works
- 6 Tours and concerts
- 7 Awards
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The members of 2PM all auditioned (except Nichkhun, who was scouted) to become part of JYP Entertainment. Some members already had experience in the entertainment industry, including Jun. K, who had won several singing competitions. Ok Taecyeon, Lee Junho and Hwang Chansung had participated in the show SuperStar Survival. Part of the members had previously lived in the U.S., ex-leader Jaebeom in the Seattle area, Nichkhun in Southern California, while Taecyeon spent seven years in Massachusetts before returning to Korea.
Originally, the members of 2PM were part of a larger group known as One Day. A documentary called Hot Blood Men captured the group's training days. In this documentary, former member Jaebeom finished at the top spot and received the most fan votes. It also featured the elimination of three trainees from the group: Lee Swichi, Im Daehun, and Yoon Doo-joon were all cut.
By the end of the training process, One Day had been reduced to an eleven-member group. However, the band was then split into 2AM and 2PM.
Debut and controversy (2008–09)
While most Korean boy bands at the time adopted a "pretty boy" (Korean:kkonminam) image, 2PM constructed a tough and macho beast-like image when they made their debut. By emphasizing their masculine images, 2PM created the "jimseung-dol" (jimseung means an animal or beast in Korean) phenomenon in 2008.
Jaebeom was chosen to serve as the group's leader, as he was the oldest member and also the one where all the members acknowledged as the most talented one. He played key roles in several of the band's early singles and associated music videos.
In April 2009, the group released their second mini album, 2:00PM Time For Change, which they began promoting that month. In May they won their first Mutizen Song award on M!Countdown, followed by two more and a Music Bank award. On 11 June, 2PM began promotions for "Niga Mipda" (니가 밉다, lit. I Hate You) on M!Countdown. In July 2PM achieved first place on the M!Countdown and Music Bank charts for the song "Niga Mipda". On 30 July, 2PM won the 'Only One Song' award on M!Countdown.
Later that year a controversy regarding Jaebeom emerged. On 4 September 2009, articles surfaced on the internet regarding Jaebeom's posts from 2005 on his personal Myspace account, in which he expressed his dislike for Korea while still a trainee for JYP Entertainment. These posts, leaked by a netizen who hacked his Myspace account, were taken out of context and severely misinterpreted by the Korean media. Jaebeom issued an apology regarding this matter. Although some demanded that Jaebeom should be forced out of 2PM, JYP Entertainment CEO Park Jin-young stated on 7 September lent the singer a vote of confidence, suggesting that he would remain in the group. Yet the following day, Jaebeom announced on his official fancafe that he would leave the group and return to the United States for a while to calm the situation. He planned to return to school and improve his understanding of music. At the same time, he apologized to his fellow band members for not being a good leader and older brother for them. He also promised to come back as a better person. Park Jin-young confirmed that 2PM would continue on as a six-member group. Due to the sensitive topic of Jaebeom's departure, 2PM withdrew for several weeks from their appearances on variety shows.
01:59PM and rise to prominence (2009–10)
Despite the controversy, the group went ahead with release of its first studio album. Known as 01:59PM, the album was released on 10 November 2009. Yet questions about Jaebeom remained. The day after the album's release, Park Jin-young announced that Jaebeom could return to 2PM if he wished to make a comeback, although the singer's return was not imminent. In support of Jaebeom, the six 2PM members decided to equally split their income from their first album with him. The album included tracks voiced by Jaebeom, although his face was excluded from the cover. The group finished re-filming their music video for "Heartbeat", the title song, without Jaebeom in October 2009.
Both the album and title track, "Heartbeat," quickly rose to the number one position on multiple music sales charts. The group began promotional activities for the album on a variety of music shows, including M.Net O Good Concert, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core and SBS Inkigayo in November 2009.
A week and a half after the album's release, 2PM performed at and was honored at the M.net Asian Music Awards with awards for Best Male Group and Artist of the Year (the latter being one of the three most prestigious awards at the show). The group paid homage to Jaebeom during their performance of "Again & Again". During the performance, a spotlight shone over Jaebeom's usual position in the dance formation, and his vocals played over the speakers without being replaced.
In late November 2009, after two weeks of promotional activities for the 1:59PM, 2PM earned their first #1 on a TV music show (KBS Music Bank's "K-Chart") since the album's release, with "Heartbeat", which went on to take #1 on the K-Chart for three more weeks. In addition, "Heartbeat" achieved the "Mutizen" song award Triple Crown on SBS Inkigayo by being the #1 song the Inkigayo "Take 7" chart for three weeks, the maximum amount of time for which a nominated song is eligible to win. On 30 December 2009, at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)'s end of the year Music Festival, "Again & Again" was recognized as "Song of the Year", winning with 57,060 votes.
2PM's second single from 01:59PM was "Tired of Waiting". The song was performed live for the first time at the SBS Music Festival in December 2009. 2PM's promotion for the album ended with their SBS Inkigayo performance in January 2010.
Don't Stop Can't Stop (2010)
In February 2010, JYP Entertainment announced that Jaebeom would not return to 2PM, as his contract with the company had been permanently terminated, with the agreement of all 6 members. A combined fan meeting and press conference was held two days later with the six remaining members of 2PM and JYP Entertainment CEO Choi Jungwook in attendance. Various 2PM fansites were shut down immediately after the conference as a protest of Jaebeom's termination. Management announced that although 2PM would move forward with six members, a new leader would not be chosen to replace Jaebeom.
In April 2010, the band released Don't Stop Can't Stop, a mini-album consisting of six tracks. The group intended for the release to illustrate a stronger side of themselves than did their previous releases. The lead single, Without U, quickly rose to the #1 position on six different Korean music charts. The group made their television performance comeback on Mnet's music program M! Countdown in April 2010.
2PM served as the opening act for nine Wonder Girls summer shows in the United States in 2010. 2PM also performed at the eighth annual Korea Times Music Festival in Los Angeles, California in May 2010, and at the Dream Concert in Seoul, South Korea in May 2010.
In July 2010, Taecyeon and Wooyoung left their position of MCs at SBS Inkigayo. The next month, Wooyoung also left Winwin to concentrate on 2PM's busy schedule. The 1st concerts took place on 31 July 1 August (in Seoul) & 7, 8 August (in Busan) (2AM & Miss A were invited as the guests of the concert).
More than 12,000 fans attended 2PM's first concerts in Seoul. 2PM performed all their hit-songs since 2008 plus solo performance from each member. 2PM held two encore concerts in Seoul on 4–5 September to celebrate their second anniversary.
In October 2010, 2PM released their fourth EP, Still 2:00PM, with the lead single "I'll Be Back" staying at number one for two consecutive weeks in the Music Bank. In November 2010, Still 2:00PM debuted unexpectedly on the 13th spot of the Billboard's World Album-Chart though no promotions for the album were made in the United States.
2PM was granted the "Most Popular Asian Singer" award at the Mandarin Music Honors 2010 in China. The group attended the event on 18 October at Wukesong Arena; it was the tenth annual MMH. Previously, Rain, Jang Nara, and Shin Seung Hoon have each taken home the "Year’s Best Korean Singer" award, but this is the first time a Korean artist has won the "Most Popular Asian Singer" award. 2PM performed "Heartbeat" and "I’ll Be Back".
2PM officially made their Japanese debut in December 2010 with their first live event in Japan at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Gymnasium, a place well known for sumo games. The platinum showcase was called "2PM 1st Contact in JAPAN" LIVE.
Japanese debut and Hands Up (2011–12)
In May 2011, 2PM released their Japanese debut-single, "Take Off." The song was featured as an ending song in the Blue Exorcist anime series. Due to considerable online pre-orders of the limited version A, regular version and limited version B of the single, "Take Off" ranked from No. 1 to 3, respectively, on the pre-order chart of Tower Records Japan. It also reached Number 1 in the USEN's J-Pop Chart. 2PM was the first Korean band to top that chart.
2PM’s first Japanese concert tour, known as the "2PM 1st Japan Tour 2011 Take Off," began in Sapporo on 6 May and ended a week later in Tokyo.
In June 2011, JYP Entertainment released the tracklist of their upcoming second studio album, which would be known as "Hands Up." The album was released later that month on 20 June 2011. For the first time, the album featured two songs composed by 2PM members: "HOT" by Minjun and "Give it to Me" by Junho.
Hands Up got an "all-kill" crown on all of the major charts. Their title track landed at number one, and several additional songs also placed. The promotion period for the album was short; it ended just one month after the album's release. This allowed the band to prepare for their Japanese promotions and for their "Hands Up Asia Tour."
The 2PM Show began broadcasting in July 2011 on SBS’s E!TV cable channel and featured all six members. It was the first time 2PM would emcee a program with their name on it.
On 30 November 2011, 2PM released their first studio album in Japanese language, Republic of 2PM. It contains all of their Japanese singles released to date (Take Off, I'm Your Man and Ultra Lover) plus the Japanese version of their most recent Korean hit song "Hands Up", as well as a new song composed by Minjun for Japanese fans called "Hanarete Itemo" (離れていても, Even When We're Apart) and 4 other completely new songs. The main point of the album artwork motif is a taste of the 50s and 60s.
Oricon released their sales for 2011, announcing that 2PM was the 2nd best selling new artist in Japan, only behind Johnny & Associates's group Kis-My-FT2, with 990 million yen (12.68 million USD) only in singles, albums and DVDs sales.
In April 2012, 2PM announced plans to release a documentary film with 2AM, to be known as Beyond The One Day, in Japan. One Day refers to the group from which 2PM and 2AM both split. On 13 April, they released the trailer for the film.
After more than a year, 2PM made their Korean comeback in 2013 with their third studio album, Grown. A teaser for the music video of "Comeback When You Hear This Song", the lead single of their album, was released in 2 May 2013 on 2PM's official YouTube account. The full music video was released in 6 May 2013 along with 10 songs from the album. This album is a two title track album, the track "A.D.T.O.Y." was released on 11 May 2013.
As part of their promotion activities for the album, from 2 May to 31 July 2013, the group took part in the 2PM G+Star Zone exhibition, at the Apgujeongrodeo Station. It is part of the G+Dream Project by Gangnam-gu Office for disadvantaged youth.
The group made their promotional appearance for the album was on M.net's M! Countdown on 16 May, where they performed "A.D.T.O.Y." and "Comeback When You Hear This Song", along with Shinhwa, for their album The Classic and Seo In-young for her EP Forever Young.
GO CRAZY! (2014)
During the filming of the music video of the group's upcoming comeback, a fire broke out on the set of the music video, authorities stated after the fire had been handled that the fire was relatively small and had been controlled by the time the fire team arrived, and apparently started when a spark from some fireworks which were being used in the music video landed on a sponge. All the members and staff present at the time were confirmed to be unharmed. The long awaited comeback that was to be in April was postponed by JYP Entertainment and 2PM due to their individual activities, for early June with a possibility that they will return in July at the earliest or even later in the year. According to ALLKPOP, JYP Entertainment rep told Newsen on the 14th, "2PM's comeback has been delayed for the time being. It will be in the latter-half of this year but the exact date has not been decided yet."
In 31 August, 2pm released teaser photos for their comeback album GO CRAZY! and revealed that their comeback would be released on 10 September. They then released individual teasers on 2 September before the official release of the song. On 10 September, the group released their official music video for the dance track "GO CRAZY!" on JYP Entertainment's official YouTube account and garnered over 1 million views in the first 24 hours. They made their comeback performance on m!countdown on the subsequent day.
The group also starred in a reality show on M.net, titled "Wild Bunny", in which the members escaped the pressures of stardom by performing ten forbidden activities of idols. The show ran from 21 July 2009 to 1 September 2009, with seven episodes aired; the airing of the final episode, which coincidentally featured the members engaged in a "Leader Olympics" game to select a new leader, was postponed indefinitely due to Jaebeom's internet controversy and his subsequent departure from the group.
In addition, Taecyeon and Wooyoung have been hosting SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System)'s weekly music show Inkigayo, while Jaebeom and Chansung have also made regular appearances on 'Introducing Star Friends'. Since Jaebeom was voted off, Nichkhun replaced his position as the guest. Nichkhun and Wooyoung were also frequent guests on SBS's variety talent show Star King between April and October 2009, with the other 2PM members occasionally joining them.
Recently, Taecyeon became a permanent cast member of the second season of Family Outing, a celebrity variety show airing on SBS. Wooyoung is also now a co-host of the KBS celebrity talk show Win Win. In March 2010, Junho returned as a permanent cast member of the sports variety show Dream Team 2, also on KBS, for which he was part of the pilot episode in September before having to withdraw due to Jaebeom's controversy. In June 2010, Nichkhun signed on to be a part of the popular MBC celebrity reality show We Got Married, where he acted as a make-believe husband to Victoria of Korean girl group f(x). In 2013, Taecyeon appear in We Got Married - Global Edition and his partner was a Chinese actress named Gui Gui. In 2014, Wooyoung is also starring the variety show for We Got Married Season 4, partnered with a Korean actress Park Se-young.
The members of 2PM have made numerous appearances in dramas and movies, with roles ranging from cameos to leads.
Chansung, even before 2PM's debut, has starred in MBC's Unstoppable High Kick, along famous actors such as Jung Il-woo, Park Min-young and Kim Bum, continuing his acting career with roles in Jungle Fish, Japanese drama Kaitō Royale and a supporting role in the MBC drama 7th Grade Civil Servant. He has also been cast in the forthcoming romantic comedy film Red Carpet.
Taecyeon and Wooyoung have also had lead roles in the popular television series Dream High broadcast by KBS in 2011, along top actor Kim Soo-hyun and celebrities from the Korean music scene, including IU and miss A's Suzy. Taecyeon has also had roles in Cinderella's Sister and in the drama of Japanese production Boku to Star no 99 Nichi along Kim Tae-hee. He has also been cast as a lead in upcoming tvN period drama Who Are You? and in the comedy movie The Night Before The Wedding. Currently in 2014, he is starring in KBS's Wonderful Days.
In 2012, Nichkhun starred in the debut Thai film Seven Something. He then appeared in the Japanese live-adaptation film Ouran High School Host Club as Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation. In 2013, he finished filming for the young adult drama One and a Half Summer in China and Greece. It aired summer last year and immediately became the most searched entertainment feature on Baidu.
In March 2009, 2PM was selected to model for EXR, a clothing company in Korea. In July 2009, the members of 2PM were selected as the representatives of foreign artists by the Thai government-led tourism campaign, I Love Thailand. Member Nichkhun has also been selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as the face of their newest campaign, "Come to Thailand; Let's Take a Break!"
In August 2009, 2PM collaborated with the Body Shop in 'Soft Hands, Kind Heart', a worldwide campaign that calls for the protection of children and teenagers against sex trafficking. The members will act as Korea's spokespeople for the campaign.
In late October 2009, a commercial film (CF) of 2PM promoting Hanami (a Thai snack company) was released, which also included Jaebeom; the commercial was said to be filmed prior to his departure in September.
November 2009 saw multiple new endorsement deals for the group, the first of which being a commercial and print campaign for Market O's "Real Brownie" pastry. Shortly thereafter, the group endorsed the Samsung Corby mobile phone, one of the newest mobile devices in Samsung's popular "Anycall" series, both on television and on the Samsung website. 2PM is also currently endorsing Paris-Croissant Food Company's Paris Baguette bakery franchise, for which the group recorded a special Christmas song and are featured in a series of commercials with popular Korean actress Kim Tae-hee.
In 2010, 2PM has signed on to endorse Coca-Cola as well as the clothing company SPRIS (also known as PONY). Members Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Minjun and Wooyoung endorse Cass Beer, and Nichkhun has continued advertising for the Suzuki Jelato motorcycle in Thailand. In addition, 2PM now endorses Calvin Klein South Korea, as well as, most recently, It's Skin, a South Korean cosmetics and skin care brand.
In mid-2010, 2PM were chosen along with Girls' Generation to be the spokesperson for Caribbean Bay. Shortly after, the members of 2PM (except for Nichkhun) were chosen to sing the song "Fly to Seoul (Boom Boom Boom)" to support tourism in Korea. Due to renewal of their endorsement deal with Samsung, 2PM recorded the song "Nori For U" for Samsung Anycall NORi.
On 8 June 2011, 2PM participated in Coca Cola‘s 125th anniversary event, held at the Canon Plex Gallery in Apgujung, Seoul. To commemorate the milestone, Coca Cola opened an exhibition with their logo collector’s items and consumer products at the Gallery. Since they’re popular endorsement models for the brand, 2PM were invited to the event and even presented a Coca Cola bottle that they had designed themselves. A giant cake also wowed the crowd with its unique design featuring 125 special bottles and Coca Cola’s limited-edition NRGB bottle.
In 2011, 2PM topped the TV commercial charts of the biggest advertising portal site as hit models because they hold the most viewed commercials. 2PM ranked first (Nichkhun), second (2PM), and tenth (Taecyeon) in the popularity list, tenth (2PM) in total number of commercials, and ninth (2PM) and tenth (Nichkhun) in average ratings. Through this, 2PM have proved that they are TV commercial models loved by both advertisers and consumers. The TV commercial model charts show ranking lists of models based on TV commercials aired on Public TV channels for last 12 months. TVCF’s draws its data from commercials aired on the main channels in the past year, and the site divides up its ranks based on the number of commercials starred in, average grades, number of viewers, and downloads, out of these four charts, 2PM stood out in the viewer hit list. A rep from JYP Entertainment stated, “2PM is not only starring in commercials in Korea, but also in Thailand for the health drink BRAND’S and the body product line Eversense. Countries across Asia such as Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan are sending in love calls for more.”
Tours and concerts
|Year||Tour Name||Dates||Concerts||Tour Date||Set List Song|
Don't Stop Can't Stop
(Seoul Olympic Park Arena)
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
|2011||First Japan Tour:
|Japan Arena Tour:
REPUBLIC OF 2PM
(+ 1 pre-show)
HANDS UP ASIA TOUR
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
(Asian Expo Arena)
|Six Beautiful Days||24 May
|"What Time Is It?" -
(Shanghai Mercedez Benz Arena)
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
|Japan Arena Tour:
LEGEND OF 2PM
(Marine Messe Fukuoka)
|Legend Of 2PM in Tokyo Dome||20 April
|2014||Japan Arena Tour:
GENESIS OF 2PM
(Nippon Gaishi Hall)
(Yoyogi National Stadium)
|2PM World Tour "GO CRAZY!"||3 October
(Jamsil Indoor Stadium)
(Mercedez Benz Arena)
|Japan Arena Tour:
2PM OF 2PM
(Marine Messe Fukuoka)
(Hokkaido Sports Center)
- 2009 JYP Tour
- 2010 Wonder Girls World Tour (in USA as Opening Act)
- 2010 JYP Nation Team Play Concert
- 2011 JYP Nation Concert in Japan
- 2012 JYP Nation Concert in Seoul
- 2012 JYP Nation Concert in Japan
- 2014 JYP Nation ONE MIC in Seoul
- 2014 JYP Nation ONE MIC in Hong Kong
- 2014 JYP Nation ONE MIC in Tokyo
- 2014 JYP Nation ONE MIC in Bangkok
- 2014 Powerhouse Go Crazy in Los Angeles
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- 2PM 예능 출연 자제 왜? “팬들에 대한 예의 차원”. Newsen. 15 November 2009.
- (Korean) 2PM `하트비트` 노래-마케팅-재범 `대박공식`. MK News. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
- "JYP Hints at Return of Jae-beom to 2PM". Korea Times. 12 November 2009. Archived from the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
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- 2PM "재범은 영원한 리더"... 재범과 수익분배. Hankook. 21 December 2009.
- 남성 그룹 2PM이 재범(박재범) 없이 6인조로 극비리에 최근 뮤직비디오 (2PM 'Without Jaebeom, returns on the 2nd, Fans wonder about tracks) Newsen. 2 November 2009.
- (Korean) 두근두근 2PM ‘하트비트’ 공개직후 실시간차트 1위 ‘기염’. Newsen News. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
- (Korean) '6인조' 2PM, 수능날 Mnet '오 굿 콘서트'로 컴백. E-Daily. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
- (Korean) 2PM MAMA 대상 올해의 가수상 눈물펑펑 "재범과 영광 함께할터". Newsen News. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
- (Korean) 2PM, MAMA 재범 위한 특별 퍼포먼스 뜬다. Newsen News. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
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- (Korean) 2PM ‘어겐앤어겐’ 시청자 뽑은 최고가요상. Newsen News. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
- (Korean) JYP "재범 한국비하보다 더 심각한 문제로 계약해지. 소속연예인 적합치 않다". Newsen News. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
- (Korean) 2PM, 뮤비촬영 완료...'짐승'출격 시동. Nate News. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
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-  G-Market Dream Concert Line-up Announcement. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
- 2PM releases world cup song. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
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- K-chart list K-Chart List.www.kbs.co.kr. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
- Billboard Charts World Albums Gainer. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
- MMH 2010 Award. Retrieved on 26 November 2011.
- 2PM's new Japanese Single "Take Off". Retrieved on 21 April 2011.
- 2PM Japanese Single sweeps pre-order charts. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- 2PM's "Take Off" reaches 1 on Japanese charts. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- 2PM 첫 일본투어 성황리 개최!. Retrieved 2011.05.13
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- Comeback Alert: Put Your Hands Up for 2PM. mtvk.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
- 2PM Hands Up Chart. Retrieved 10 December 2011
- ‘핸즈업’ 2PM 이번주 끝으로 한달 한국 활동 마무리. Retrieved 10 December 2011
- 2PM 이름 건 '2PM SHOW' 방송한다.. Retrieved 2011.06.15
- 【オリコン年間】キスマイ、ジャニーズ5年ぶりの新人1位. Retrieved 16 December 2011
- 2Pm released trailer for their documentary film.
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- "2PM pre-release "Come Back When You Hear This Song" + 10 songs from ‘GROWN’". AllKpop. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
- "2PM opens 2PM Zone at Apgujeong Rodeo Station". Star News. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- Choi, EunHwa (16 May 2013). "Shinhwa, 2PM and Seo In Young to Make Comebacks in This Week′s M Countdown". enewsWorld (CJ E&M). Retrieved 21 May 2013.
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- SNSD and 2PM's Caribbean Bay CF released. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
- 2PM & SNSD release Caribbean Bay song. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
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