C-Clown

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C-Clown
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, R&B, hip hop, dance
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Labels Yedang Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Sony Music Korea
Website cafe.daum.net/C-CLOWN
Members Rome
Siwoo
Ray
Kang Jun
T.K
Maru
Korean name
Hangul 씨클라운
Revised Romanization Ssikeullaun
McCune–Reischauer Ssik'ŭllaun

C-Clown (Korean: 씨클라운; short for Crown Clown) is a South Korean boy band under Yedang Entertainment, a division of chaebol Yedang Company. It comprises six members: Rome, Siwoo, Ray, Kang Jun, T.K, and Maru. Its official fandom colour is pearl forest green and the fandom name is CROWN.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Prior to his debut in C-Clown, T.K. filmed a television advertisement for Pepero in 2009.[1] T.K. was also a trainee under Cube Entertainment; he was in the original lineup for the group BtoB and filmed alongside them in the sitcom "I Live in Cheongdam-Dong". Unfortunately he was pulled out of the group due to a medical condition. Another member, Rome, was a participant on Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 for two episodes that featured newcomers/returnees to the entertainment scene.

2012: Not Alone and Young Love[edit]

C-Clown released their debut mini-album Not Alone with its lead single being "Solo" on July 18, 2012. They made their debut performance following day on the Mnet music television program M! Countdown.[2]

On November 15 of the same year, they released their second mini-album Young Love. With their second single "Far Away... Young Love", the group showed a more mature visual and music style than their previous single. Rado, Kim Tae-ju, and Beast's Yong Jun-hyung participated in the album's production.[3]

2013: Shaking Heart[edit]

C-Clown released their third mini-album Shaking Heart with the lead single bearing the same name. In this album the group showed different music genres than was used in previous albums. Beast's Yong Jun-hyung participated in the album's production again on song "Do You Remember" collaborated by ALi originally released at April 2, 2013 as a digital single.

2014: Justice & Let's Love[edit]

C-Clown pre-released their track "Tell Me" a few weeks before their official comeback single. They eventually released their single "Justice" in February, showcasing a new style. On July 7, 2014, C-Clown made another comeback, releasing the MV to their title track, "Let's Love".

Members[edit]

C-Clown's Members
Stage name Birth name Date of Birth
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul Hanja
Rome Yu Ba-rom 유바롬 劉바롬 (1990-09-06) September 6, 1990 (age 24)[4]
Siwoo 시우 Kim Tae-min 김태민 金泰旻 (1993-05-05) May 5, 1993 (age 21)
Ray 레이 Kim Hyun-il 김현일 金泫一 (1994-04-19) April 19, 1994 (age 20)[5]
Kang Jun 강준 Kang Jun 강준 姜俊 (1994-04-21) April 21, 1994 (age 20)[6]
T.K 티케이 Lee Min-woo 이민우 李旻優 (1995-12-20) December 20, 1995 (age 18)[7]
Maru 마루 Lee Jae-joon 이재준 李財準 (1997-09-25) September 25, 1997 (age 17)[8]

Discography[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Gaon Albums Chart
[9]
Not Alone 14
  • South Korea : 2,592+
Young Love
  • Released: November 15, 2012
  • Label: Yedang Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
15
  • South Korea : 4,140+
Shaking Heart
  • Released: April 18, 2013
  • Label: Yedang Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
1
  • South Korea : 5,323+
Let's Love
  • Released: July 8, 2014
  • Label: Yedang Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
9
  • South Korea : 4,996+

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[10]
KOR
Billboard

[11]
"Solo" 2012 92 Not Alone
"Far Away... Young Love" 7 75 Young Love
"Shaking Heart" 2013 37 45 Shaking Heart
"Justice" 2014 163 Let's Love
"Let's Love"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

  • MTV DiarySBS MTV, 123 episodes (2012)
  • C-Clown Channel – ETN (2012)
  • The Gurupop Show – episode 12 (2012)
  • ALL THE K-POP SHOW-EPISODE 25 (2013)(KANG-JUN)
  • After School Club Episode 4 (2013)
  • Crown the Clown - YouTube Series, 7 episodes (2014 - ongoing)
  • After School Club Episode 87 (2014)
  • A Song For You Episode 6 (2014) (with NU'EST)

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Length Notes
2012 SOLO 4:08 Debut music video.
Far Away... Young Love (Drama Ver.) 7:24
Far Away... Young Love (Member Ver.) 6:54
Far Away... Young Love (Set Ver.) 3:45 Dance version.
Far Away... Young Love (Kangjun Ver.) 3:45 Personal music video.
Far Away... Young Love (Rome Ver.) 3:45 Personal music video.
Far Away... Young Love (Ray Ver.) 3:45 Personal music video.
Far Away... Young Love (Siwoo Ver.) 3:45 Personal music video.
Far Away... Young Love (T.K Ver.) 3:45 Personal music video.
Far Away... Young Love (Maru Ver.) 3:45 Personal music video.
Far Away... Young Love (Acoustic Ver.) 2:59
2013 It Was Like That Then 4:00 Collaboration with label mate, ALi.
Shaking Heart 3:41 Features Hyeri from Girl's Day
2014 Tell Me 4:06
Justice 3:32
Let's Love 3:16

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note a: Based on the monthly albums chart for August 2012.[12] Due to JavaScript, a direct link to this chart is not accessible.
  • ^Note b: Based on the monthly albums chart for December 2012.[12] Due to JavaScript, a direct link to this chart is not accessible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim Sang-ho (October 18, 2012). "씨클라운 멤버 T.K, 중학생 시절 광고영상 눈길" (in Korean). Sports Seoul. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lee Mi-yeong (July 19, 2012). 씨클라운, 19일 데뷔무대 "비주얼-노래 자신있다" (in Korean). JoyNews24. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kim Sang-ho (November 8, 2012). 비스트 용준형, 씨클라운 음반 작곡가로 참여 (in Korean). Sports Seoul. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "롬 (Rome, 유바롬)" (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "레이 (Ray, 김현일)" (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ 강준 (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "T.K (티케이, 이민우)" (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ 마루 (이재준) (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ "<C-Clown> 에 대한 검색결과 입니다" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b 앨범차트 (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 15, 2012.