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
Associated acts EXID
Website cafe.daum.net/C-CLOWN
Members Rome
Siwoo
Ray
Kang Jun
Minwoo (T.K)
Maru

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, Minwoo (T.K), and Maru. Its official fandom color 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]

  • Rome (Yu Ba-rom 유바롬) September 6, 1990
  • Siwoo (Kim Tae-min 김태민) May 5, 1993
  • Ray (Kim Hyun-il 김현일) April 19, 1994
  • Kang Jun (강준) April 21, 1994
  • T.K. (Lee Min-woo 이민우) December 20, 1995
  • Maru (Lee Jae-joon 이재준) September 25, 1997

Discography[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Gaon Albums Chart
[4]
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

[5]
KOR
Billboard

[6]
"Solo" 2012 92 Not Alone
"Far Away ... Young Love" 7 *KOR : 92,865 (DL) 75 Young Love
"Shaking Heart" 2013 37 *KOR : 108,893 (DL) 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, 11 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.[7] Due to JavaScript, a direct link to this chart is not accessible.
  • ^Note b: Based on the monthly albums chart for December 2012.[7] 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. ^ "<C-Clown> 에 대한 검색결과 입니다" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b 앨범차트 (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 15, 2012.