Bastarz

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Bastarz
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2015 (2015)–present
Labels
Associated actsBlock B, Dean, Zico
Websitehttp://www.sevenseasons.co.kr/
Members

Bastarz (Korean: 바스타즈 (Baseutajeu); stylized BASTARZ) is the first official sub-unit of the South Korean boy group Block B. Established in April 2015, the sub-unit consists of three members: Block B's two main dancers, B-Bomb and U-Kwon, and the rapper P.O. The sub-unit debuted with their first mini album, entitled Conduct Zero, on April 14, 2015, and released their second mini album, Welcome 2 Bastarz, on October 31, 2016.

Origin[edit]

Although the members of Bastarz initially said they were chosen out of Block B's seven members through a random draw of colored balls,[1] they later said that this was a joke, and that Seven Seasons' CEO chose them for the sub-unit.[2]

History[edit]

On April 5 and 6, 2015, Block B announced through solo teaser photos that P.O, U-Kwon, and B-Bomb would make up Bastarz. Though not a part of the sub-unit, Zico confirmed that he produced Bastarz' first title track.[3][4]

The sub-unit's album was released April 13, 2015, along with a video for the title track, "Zero for Conduct."[5] The album debuted at #3 on the Gaon album chart,[6] with the singles "Conduct Zero," "Charlie Chaplin," "Thief," "Nobody but You," and "Sue Me" debuting on the Gaon digital chart at #6, #24, #63, #65, and #76, respectively.[7]

Bastarz' "Conduct Zero" was nominated for five awards in 2015, including two MAMAs, two Seoul Music Awards, and a Melon Music Award for best dance performance.

In October 2015, Bastarz made their Japanese debut with the release of the CD single Hinko Zero, which reached #20 on the Oricon chart.[8]

The following year saw Bastarz' second Korean release. The sub-unit's lead single "Selfish & Beautiful Girl," composed by P.O, was released on October 24, 2016.[9] A follow up single, titled "Make It Rain," composed by Dean, was released on October 31 along with the full Welcome 2 Bastarz extended play,[10] which debuted at #6 on the Gaon album chart.[11] The following week, the sub-unit made a surprise video release for the song "That's Right," featuring the members filming each other as they travel.[12]

P.O received lyrics credits for all five songs on Welcome 2 Bastarz and composition credits for "Selfish & Beautiful Girl," "That's Right," and "The Hidden Girl," while B-Bomb received both lyrics and composition credits for the song "Tightly."[13]

On April 29, 2017, Bastarz performed at the Korea Times Music Festival, held at the Hollywood Bowl.[14]

On May 20, 2018, Bastarz competed on the JTBC music show Two Yoo Project Sugar Man. Bastarz won the show with a remake of "An Alley," a song by Yang Dong-geun that itself was a remake of a song by Lee Jae-min.[15][16]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
US World
[17]
Korean
Conduct Zero
  • Released: April 14, 2015
  • Label: Seven Seasons, CJ E&M Music and Live
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Zero for Conduct"
  2. "Charlie Chaplin"
  3. "Thief"
  4. "Nobody but You"
  5. "Sue Me" (feat. Incredible)
3 11
Welcome 2 Bastarz
  • Released: October 31, 2016
  • Label: Seven Seasons, CJ E&M Music and Live
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Selfish & Beautiful Girl"
  2. "Make It Rain"
  3. "That's Right"
  4. "Tightly"
  5. "The Hidden Girl"
6

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
Oricon

[20]
JPN
Billboard

[21]
Japanese
Hinko Zero
  • Released: October 7, 2015
  • Label: Seven Seasons, King Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
20 84
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
"Conduct Zero"
(품행제로)
2015 6
  • KOR (DL): 637,697[23]
Conduct Zero
"Selfish & Beautiful Girl"
(이기적인 걸)
2016 16
  • KOR (DL): 77,137[24]
Welcome 2 Bastarz
"Make It Rain" 52
  • KOR (DL): 43,326[25]

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
"Charlie Chaplin" (찰리채플린) 2015 24
  • KOR (DL): 85,523[26]
Conduct Zero
"Thief" (도둑) 63
  • KOR (DL): 29,517[27]
"Nobody but You" 65
  • KOR (DL): 29,069[27]
"Sue Me" (배째) 76
  • KOR (DL): 26,800[27]
"Tightly" (타이트하게) 2016
  • KOR (DL): 20,226[28]
Welcome 2 Bastarz
"That's Right"
  • KOR (DL): 17,301[29]
"The Hidden Girl" (숨은 그림 찾기)
  • KOR (DL): 16,733[30]

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2015 "Conduct Zero" Purple Straw Films
"Hinko Zero"
2016 "Selfish & Beautiful Girl" FantazyLab
"Make It Rain"
"That's Right" Block B Bastarz

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 MelOn Music Awards[31] Dance "Zero for Conduct" Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards[32] Best Collaboration and Unit Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
25th Seoul Music Awards[33] Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Block B Revealed How They Were Chosen For BASTARZ + The Meaning Of Their Hand Sign". HelloKPop. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ "BASTARZ denies the sub-unit members were chosen from luck of the draw". AllKPop. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Block B reveal new subunit 'BASTARZ' + first member P.O". allkpop. allkpop. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Block B reveal remaining members for subunit 'BASTARZ'". allkpop. allkpop. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ "'Block B Subunit BASTARZ Releases "Zero for Conduct" Music Video'". Soompi. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Gaon Weekly CD Chart". Gaon. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Gaon Weekly Digital Chart". Gaon. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  8. ^ Bastarz (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  9. ^ "BASTARZ drops teaser poster for pre-release composed by P.O". AllKPop. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Watch: Block B's BASTARZ Will "Make It Rain" With Everything They've Got In New MV". Soompi. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  11. ^ 2016년 45주차 Album Chart. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  12. ^ "Watch: Block B's BASTARZ Is As Real As They Can Be In "That's Right" MV". Soompi. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Block B's BASTARZ Reveals Photos And Track List For New Mini Album, Featuring Title Track Composed By Dean". Soompi. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  14. ^ "2017 Lineup". Korean Times Music Festival. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  15. ^ "'슈가맨2' 장나라·양동근 추억 소환 성공…동시간대 시청률 1위". JTBC News (in Korean). Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  16. ^ "[Oh!쎈리뷰]"슈가맨과 슈가맨의 만남"..이재민→양동근→블락비, 3세대 '골목길'". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  17. ^ "'Block B Announce 3-Date U.S. Tour for November'". Billboard. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  18. ^ 2015년 Album Chart (국내) [2015 Album Chart (Domestic)]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  19. ^ 2016년 11월 Album Chart [November 2016 Album Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  20. ^ Bastarz (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  21. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2015-10-13.
  22. ^ 週間 CDシングルランキング 2015年10月19日付 [CD single weekly ranking - October 19, 2015] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  23. ^ Total sales for "Conduct Zero":
    • 2015년 Download Chart. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  24. ^ Total sales for "Selfish & Beautiful Girl":
  25. ^ Total sales for "Make It Rain":
  26. ^ 2015년 04월 Download Chart. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  27. ^ a b c 2015년 17주차 Download Chart. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  28. ^ Total sales for "Tightly":
  29. ^ Total sales for "Make It Rain":
  30. ^ Total sales for "The Hidden Girl":
  31. ^ "MelOn Music Awards". melon.com.
  32. ^ 2015 MAMA Vote - Mnet Asian Music Awards
  33. ^ "제25회 서울가요대상". seoulmusicawards.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14.

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