C-Clown

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C-Clown
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012 (2012)–2015 (2015)
Labels
Website cafe.daum.net/C-CLOWN
Past members Siwoo
Ray
Kang Jun
T.K
Maru
Rome

C-Clown (Korean: 씨클라운; short for Crown Clown) was a South Korean boy band under Yedang Entertainment. It had six members: Rome, Siwoo, Ray, Kang Jun, T.K, and Maru. They disbanded on October 5, 2015 after being together for 3 years.

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.

2012-2013: Not Alone, Young Love and Shaking Heart[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]

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: Tell Me, Justice, and 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: Hiatus and Disbandment[edit]

In 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]

On October 4, 2015, Yedang announced the disbandment.[7] The official SNS channels (excluding YouTube), including the official C-CLOWN fan cafe, will have a grace period of a month from October 5, and become private. Rome confirmed this through several tweets on his Twitter.[8] Yedang Entertainment said the 6th member of the group will remain under their agency, other members will work as a producer under the agency as well while the others are preparing to form a new group.[9]

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
[10]
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

[11]
KOR
Billboard

[12]
"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.

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note a: Based on the monthly albums chart for August 2012.[13] Due to JavaScript, a direct link to this chart is not accessible.
  • ^Note b: Based on the monthly albums chart for December 2012.[13] 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. ^ jennywill (October 5, 2015). Yedang Entertainment announces C-CLOWN's disbandment. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Christian Yu on Twitter". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  9. ^ April Lara (October 6, 2015). C-Clown Has Officially Disbanded. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "<C-Clown> 에 대한 검색결과 입니다" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b 앨범차트 (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 15, 2012.