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Cherry Filter (체리 필터) is a South Korean rock group formed in 1997. Their unique sound - consisting of emotional ballads, punk rock, rave and trance - prevalent in their last two albums has given them fame across the nation. The song "낭만 고양이" (Nangman Goyang-i, "Romantic Cat") from the album Made In Korea made Cherry Filter famous.
When Cherry Filter was first formed, everyone was curious about the meaning of the name "Cherry Filter". Youjeen stated in an interview, she wanted a name that expressed both femininity and masculinity, a filter representing masculinity and the cherry representing femininity. The band includes Cho Youjeen as the vocalist - who branched off into a solo career for 2 years in Japan, then returned to Cherry Filter - Jojinbo on guitar, Yaenhead on bass, and Sonstar on drums.
Cheung Woo Jin, also known as Zin, (born April 20, 1976) is the leader and the guitarist of the group. Yaenhead (born September 21, 1976) plays the bass. Sonstar (born January 13, 1977) plays the drums and raps in several songs. Youjeen (born July 5, 1977) is Cherry Filter's vocalist.
In 2001, Youjeen temporarily left Cherry Filter to pursue a solo career in Japan, there she released music with the help of LUNA SEA member J and former The Foo Fighter member Franz Stahl. She released 5 singles and 2 albums over the course of two years. After the release of her second Japanese album BEWITCH (Teichiku Records), her activities in the Japanese music scene ceased, nevertheless Youjeen is still active in South Korea as part of Cherry Filter.
- 1 - April 14, 2000: Volume 1 - HEAD-UP
- 2 - August 13, 2002: Volume 2 - Made in Korea
- 3 - September 3, 2003: Volume 3 - The Third Eye
- 4 - August 22, 2006: Volume 4 - Peace 'N' Rock 'N' Roll
- 5 - September 17, 2007: Rewind (Remake cover album)
- 6 - August 27, 2009: Volume 5 - Rocksteric
- May 24, 2004: Digital single- 너는 나를 지나쳐 (You Passed Me By)
- August 1, 2008: Digital single- Orange Road
- July 7, 2010: Digital single- WM7
- May 11, 2014: Digital single - Andromeda
- 1998 A Pirate Radio [V.A]
- 1999 Open the Door [V.A]
- 2002 sbs Korean pop award - Rock
- 2002 the 13th Seoul Korean pop award - Rock
- 2003 sbs Korean Korean pop award - Rock
- 2003 the 14th Seoul Korean pop award - Rock
- 2003 Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best Rock Performance for "Flying Duck"
- 2003 KMTV Korean Music award - Rock
- 2003 KBS Korean pop award - The band of the year for teenagers
- 2003 the 18th Goldendisk awards - Rock
- 2007 M.net KM Music Festival - Best Rock Performance
- 2008 Mtv Video Music Award Japan BuzzASIA from Korea)
- Official website (Korean)