Lucky J

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Lucky J
Origin South Korea
Genres Hip-Hop
Years active 2014 (2014)-2016 (2016)
Labels YMC Entertainment
Past members

Lucky J (Hangul; 럭키제이; RR: leogkijei) was a South Korean hip-hop group formed by YMC Entertainment. The group's three original members were J'Kyun, Jessi, and J-Yo. The group debuted with their first single "Can You Hear Me?" in July 2014.

History[edit]

2014: Debut[edit]

On July 9 2014, YMC Entertainment announced the creation of a new co-ed hip hop group.[1] The members of the group were revealed to be rapper J'Kyun, vocalist and rapper Jessi, and vocalist J-Yo.[2] On July 17, their first single, "Can You Hear Me?", was released through digital portals alongside the music video.[3][4] On July 17, the group officially made their debut on Mnet's M! Countdown, where they performed their first single.[5] The group later appeared in the first ever episode of Mnet's Singer Game, as well as the music competition program Immortal Songs 2.

2015: Hiatus and solo promotions[edit]

After the release of their first single, each member focused on promoting individually and through collaborations. In February, J-Yo released a song with singer Eru called "Avenue". In July, J'Kyun released a single called "Bad X" featuring Jooheon from Monsta X and Konsoul. Jessi gained public attention after her appearance in the rap survival program Unpretty Rapstar, which ran from January through March.[6] She then began to appear as a guest in many popular variety shows, including Running Man and Happy Together.[7][8] Jessi also collaborated several well-known artists, notably Park Jin Young and Primary.[9] Her first solo rap single "Sseunni" was released in September,[10] and she later performed the title song at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards.[11]

2016: Second single, J-yo's departure & disbandment[edit]

On December 2015, it was revealed that the group was working on an album with no exact release date.[12] On January 8, 2016, the group released their second single titled "No Love", alongside the music video.[13][14] On January 7, the group officially made their comeback on Mnet's M! Countdown, where they performed their second single. In August, J-Yo left the group to focus on his solo career under the new stage name Jero,[15] and Jessi later announced that the group had disbanded.[16]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[17]
"Can You Hear Me?" (들리니) 2014 N/A Non-album single
"Pitiful" (불쌍해) Temptation OST
"No Love" 2016 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ deedeegii. "New Co-Ed Hip-Hop Group to Debut This Month, from Same Agency as Ailee and Wheesung". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  2. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/07/jessica-ho-to-start-anew-under-ymc-entertainments-upcoming-group-lucky-j
  3. ^ timmydee. "Lucky J Drops Video for Debut Track, "Can You Hear Me?"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  4. ^ "앨범 정보>멜론". www.melon.com. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  5. ^ Mnet K-POP (2014-07-17), Mnet [엠카운트다운] Ep.385 : 럭키제이(Lucky J) - 들리니(Can you hear me) @MCOUNTDOWN_140717, retrieved 2016-06-12 
  6. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2015/01/11/mnet-to-launch-koreas-first-ever-female-rapper-survival-show-unpretty-rapstar/
  7. ^ {SBS Running Man} Yoo: "Jesse, eyelid surgery, the transition is much prettier."
  8. ^ {KBS Happy Together} Suzy, Jessi, Seo Woo & more! (2015.04.23) Archived 2015-05-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/6531820/jy-park-whos-your-mama-jessi-mv/
  10. ^ "Jessi to Make a Hip Hop Comeback". soompi. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  11. ^ http://officiallykmusic.com/jessi-kills-it-at-2015-mamas-with-her-performance-of-ssenunni-video/
  12. ^ an0ya. "Lucky J to Make Group Comeback With Hip-Hop Track". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  13. ^ "앨범 정보>멜론". www.melon.com. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  14. ^ YMCent (2016-01-07), [MV] Lucky J(럭키제이) _ No Love, retrieved 2016-06-12 
  15. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/08/j-yo-leaves-lucky-j-to-make-his-solo-debut-as-jero
  16. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BKpysg3Dcr-/?taken-by=jessicah_o&hl=en
  17. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. 
  18. ^ "2016년 02주차 Download Chart".