M.I.B (band)

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M.I.B
M.I.B(Most Incredible Busters) performing in Singapore(2).jpg
M.I.B performing in Singapore, on July 1, 2011
Background information
Also known as Most Incredible Busters
Origin South Korea
Genres
Years active 2011 (2011)–2017
Labels Jungle Entertainment
Associated acts
Website Official website
Past members

M.I.B (Hangul엠아이비; known as Most Incredible Busters) was a South Korean hip hop quartet from Jungle Entertainment. Jungle Entertainment reported that 1.7 million USD was invested for the group's debut album since 2009. The album was personally produced and four tracks were part of a solo spin-off to show that each member can stand on their own. Their self-titled album, Most Incredible Busters,[1] was released on October 25.[2][3]

They officially disbanded on January 4, 2017.[4]

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

As part of a spin-off style showcase, each member released the music video of their solo song. Starting with 5zic's "Beautiful Day" on October 6 and ending with Kang Nam's "Say My Name" on October 17. Before their debut performance on M! Countdown, they performed at the Muse Live at Music Hall to showcase their album.

2011–17: Most Incredible Busters, dorm accident, Illusion, and The Maginot Line and disbandment[edit]

On October 26, 2011, the group made their debut on M! Countdown with the song "G.D.M." (Girls, Dreams, Money) from their self-titled album Most Incredible Busters.[5][6][7][8][9]

In January 2012, M.I.B. performed as the opening act for the Highlight Festival 2012, in which artists such as Jay Park and Far East Movement performed.[10] M.I.B. also opened for will.i.am at will.i.am's special club performance in Seoul the following month. The group also stated that they were working on an album to be released in March.[11]

On April 5, 2012, a fire broke out in the band's dorm. During the fire, three stylists were killed; two were killed immediately while the other died in the hospital in critical condition after regaining consciousness. As such, their comeback activities were postponed for nearly two months until the release of their EP, Illusion on May 30.[12][13]

In 2013, M.I.B. embarked on their first tour in Japan, selling out concerts in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo. The group also announced that they are working on their debut Japanese album.[14]

On March 31, 2014, M.I.B. released their second studio album, The Maginot Line. The music video for the title track, "Chisa Bounce", was released on the same day.[15][16]

On January 4, 2017, Signal Entertainment announced the disbandment of the group.[17]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Track listing
KOR
[19]
Korean
Most Incredible Busters 20
The Maginot Line
  • Released: March 31, 2014
  • Label: Jungle Entertainment
  • Distributor: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
16

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Track listing
KOR
[19]
Korean
Illusion
  • Released: May 30, 2012
  • Label: Jungle Entertainment
  • Distributor: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
15
Money In The Building
  • Released: April 10, 2013
  • Label: Jungle Entertainment
  • Distributor: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
14

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital)
Album
KOR
[24]
KOR
Hot 100

[25]
"Beautiful Day" (5Zic solo (feat. BEE)) 2011 Most Incredible Busters
"Hands Up" (SIMS solo)
"Say My Name" (KangNam solo) 155
  • KOR: 31,342+
"G.D.M" 144
  • KOR: 42,156+
"Celebrate" 2012 59 69
  • KOR: 117,664+
Illusion
"Only Hard For Me" 70
  • KOR: 83,489+
"Nod Along!" 2013 94 90
  • KOR: 60,213+
Money In the Building
"Dash" ("Men In Black") 56 54
  • KOR: 142,361+
The Maginot Line
"Let's Talk About You" (feat. Bomi of A Pink) 38 93
  • KOR: 78,453+
"치사 Bounce" ("Chisa'Bounce") 2014 61
  • KOR: 28,646+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1집 Most Incredible Busters", M.net. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  2. ^ "‘솔로곡 먼저’ 4인4색 MIB 시작부터 박터지는 집안싸움" (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ 엠아이비 강남, 기무라타쿠야 닮은꼴 사진 화제 (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "M.I.B announces the first idol group disbandment of 2017 — Koreaboo". www.koreaboo.com. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "MIB ‘실력파’ 붙여도 아깝지않은 무대장악력, 빅뱅 넘보나", Nate, 31 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October. (Korean)
  6. ^ "CJ E&M, 큐브 등 6개사와 K-팝 `월드투어`", Nate, 31 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October. (Korean)
  7. ^ "초대형 블록버스터 힙합그룹 MIB 지상파 컴백무대 어땠나 ‘강렬’", Nate, 28 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October. (Korean)
  8. ^ "M.I.B "정글의 자랑스런 후배 아티스트 되겠다"" (in Korean). Osen. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "M.I.B ‘유쾌한 힙합의 세계로..." (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  10. ^ M.I.B,파이스트 무브먼트와 한 무대에 오른다 (in Korean). Donga.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  11. ^ Bak, Geon-uk (28 February 2012). M.I.B, 윌아이엠 클럽 파티공연 오프닝 장식 “영광이다” (in Korean). The Korea Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  12. ^ Park, Hyung-min (5 April 2012). "What was the Cause of the Fire that Killed M.I.B’s Stylists?". Translated by Erika Kim. CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Heo, Seol-hui (13 April 2012). 린 MIB 스타일리스트 화재 중태 1명 결국 사망 (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  14. ^ Seo, Mi-gyeong (17 September 2013). 그룹 M.I.B, 日 3개도시 콘서트 모두 매진. K-힙합 제대로 알렸다. The Asia Economy Daily (in Korean). Chosun. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  15. ^ Yi, Geum-jun (27 March 2014). M.I.B "남들과는 다른, '제대로 된 음악'하겠다" (in Korean). The Asia Economy Daily. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  16. ^ Seo, Mi-gyeong (31 March 2014). [뮤비핫스팟] M.I.B, 4년차 신예의 울분 다 담았다..'치사 바운스'. Osen (in Korean). Chosun.com. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Signal Entertainment confirms M.I.B's disbandment". Allkpop. yckim124. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
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  19. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2011년 10월 (October 2011)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 24, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  21. ^ "2014년 상반기결산 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2012년 5월 (May 2012)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2013년 4월 (April 2013)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  25. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 

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