Loveholic

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This article is about the band. For the TV drama, see Loveholic (TV series). For the manga, see Loveholic (manga).
Loveholic
러브홀릭
Origin South Korea
Genres Pop, K-rock, Alternative Rock
Years active 2003–2007
Labels Fluxus Music
Website Official Site
Members Kang Hyun Min (2002-present)
Lee Jae Hak (2002-present)
Past members Jisun (2002-2007)

Loveholic (러브홀릭) is a South Korean modern rock group founded in April 2002 which released its first album in 2003.[1] The band successfully released six albums, including a short compilation album and a reissue of the original album with additional tracks before separating. The band is well known for its success, beginning with their first album and the success of its Pop song, "놀러와 (Come On)", and the cover of member Kang Hyun Min's song, "인형의 꿈 (Doll's Dream)" as well as having its songs featured in many films. The band's song "신기루 (Mirage)" also was used as the ending theme to the Japanese anime Black Blood Brothers soon after the song's album release. They have participated in many soundtracks for MBC and KBS.

After Jisun's departure, the remaining duo renamed the band Loveholics and now features guest vocals to supplement the band's sound.[1]

Members[edit]

Present[edit]

Kang Hyun Min Kang Hyun Min (강현민, RR: Gang Hyeon-min) (born September 15, 1969) made his debut as a pop musician by winning the silver prize at the 3rd Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest. Kang Hyun Min was once a member of the defunct male duo Ilgiyebo (meaning "weather forecast"). In 2001, he released his own solo album. He has produced music for many artists including The The, Park Hye Kyung, Shin Hyo Beom, Lee Moon Se, Suh Young Eun, K2, Park Ki Young, Sung Si Kyung and Yim Hyoung Joo. He has been working in various fields of the pop music industry also creating music for various films like Christmas in August, A Pure Love Story and The Wonderful Days.[2] Beside Jisun, he is the second most featured lead vocalist for Loveholic.

Lee Jae Hak Lee Jae Hak (이재학, RR: I Jae-hak) (born December 31, 1971) is a veteran songwriter who used to be a member of a band called The Elephant. He is one of the principal lyricists for the Loveholics and he is the composer and lyricist of the band's eponymous song, "Loveholic". He also composed most of the songs on the soundtrack for the 2009 film "National Team" aka "Take-Off".[3]

Former[edit]

Jisun Hwang Jisun (황지선, RR: Hwang Ji-seon) (born October 23, 1979), who had been singing at Hongdae clubs was auditioned by Kang Hyun Min and Lee Jae Hak who had wanted to start a band. Jisun left Loveholic in 2007. Reasons for the split were vague but it was clear that the paths that both Jisun and the rest of the group wanted to go down differed.[4] She was later signed up by Woollim Entertainment, and her solo album was released in February 2009.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Loveholic[edit]

Album # Album Information Tracklisting
1st Volume 1
  • Title: Florist
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: April 26, 2003
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Fluxus Music
2nd Volume 2
  • Title: Invisible Things
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: August 26, 2004
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Fluxus Music
3rd Volume 3
  • Title: Nice Dream
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: April 13, 2006
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Fluxus Music
4th Remake Album
  • Title: Re-Wind
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: November 23, 2006
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Fluxus Music
5th Volume 4
  • Title: Dramatic & Cinematic
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: March 11, 2008
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Fluxus Music

Loveholics[edit]

Album # Album Information Tracklisting
1st Volume 1
  • Title: In The Air
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: 14 September 2009
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Fluxus Music

Jisun[edit]

Album # Album Information Tracklisting
1st Volume 1
  • Title: 인어... 집으로 돌아오다
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: February 2, 2009
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Mnet Media
Single/EP # Album Information Tracklisting
1st Digital Single
  • Title: What a Feeling
  • Format: Digital Single
  • Release Date: March 3, 2009
  • Language: English
2nd Single/EP
  • Title: 바람 (wish)
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: June 10, 2011
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Woolim Entertainment/Loen

Soundtracks[edit]

Awards[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2003 Best Mixed Group "Loveholic"[5] Nominated
2004 Best Mixed Group "Sky"[6] Nominated
2004 Best Group Video "Sky"[7] Nominated
2006 Best OST "그대만 있다면"[8] Nominated

SBS 가요대전(Gayo Daejun)[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2006 Rock Award "차라의숲"[9] Won
2006 Bonsang "차라의숲"[10] Nominated

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