C-Clown

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{{Infobox musical artist | name = C-Clown | image = | image_size = | landscape = | alt = | caption = | background = group_or_band | alias = | origin = Seoul, South Korea | genre = K-pop | years_active = 2012 (2012)–Present | label = Yedang Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Sony Music Korea | associated_acts = EXID | website = cafe.daum.net/C-CLOWN | current_members = Siwoo
Ray
Kang Jun
T.K
Maru
Rome

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.

History[edit]

Prior to his debut in C-Clown, T.K. filmed a television ad 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", but 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. 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".

2015[edit]

On April 2015, Rome changed his Instagram username to @christianyu_ and deleted all of his pictures. The new account had the description, "they turned me into something that I am not. Never forget what I did for u,", he later shortened this to "never...forget...". These actions raised the speculation that the group was disbanding or he was at least leaving the group, but everything remained obscure.[4] On August 13, 2015, Rome returned to Instagram and wrote another post that raised further questions about the future of the group.[5][6]

Members[edit]

  • Rome (Yu Ba-rom 유바롬)
  • Siwoo (Kim Tae-min 김태민)
  • Ray (Kim Hyun-il 김현일)
  • Kang Jun (강준)
  • T.K. (Lee Min-woo 이민우)
  • Maru (Lee Jae-joon 이재준)

Discography[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Gaon Albums Chart
[7]
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

[8]
KOR
Billboard

[9]
"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)

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note a: Based on the monthly albums chart for August 2012.[10] Due to JavaScript, a direct link to this chart is not accessible.
  • ^Note b: Based on the monthly albums chart for December 2012.[10] 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. ^ alim17 (April 21, 2015). C-CLOWN's Rome raises alarm with latest tweet and Instagram changes, speculated to be leaving group. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ alim17 (August 13, 2015). Rome raises further questions about C-CLOWN with another alarming post. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ SBS PopAsia HQ (August 14, 2015). C-Clown’s Rome opens up further about the group’s potential disbandment. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "<C-Clown> 에 대한 검색결과 입니다" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b 앨범차트 (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 15, 2012.