Mad Clown

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Mad Clown
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Mad Clown in 2015
Background information
Born (1985-03-25) March 25, 1985 (age 33)
United States[1]
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website Official website
Korean name
Hangul 조동림
Revised Romanization Jo Dong-rim
McCune–Reischauer Cho Tongrim

Jo Dong-rim (Korean: 조동림; born March 25, 1985), better known by the stage name Mad Clown (Korean: 매드클라운), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer signed to Starship Entertainment.[2][3] He debuted in 2008 with the single "Luv Sickness."[4] He achieved mainstream popularity after collaborating with former Sistar member Soyou on the 2013 hit song "Stupid in Love."[5]

Career[edit]

He has worked on several collaborations, including Stupid in Love with South Korean singer Soyou from the South Korean group Sistar, released on September 10, 2013.[6]

On March 28, 2014, Starship Entertainment announced on their Twitter account that Sistar's Hyolyn would feature in Mad Clown's comeback track, "Without You".[7] The music video for "Without You" was released on April 3, 2014.

On December 12, 2014, Mad Clown featured on "Anxious" by Melody Day.[8] Mad Clown released his third extended play Piece of Mine in January 2015.[9]

Mad Clown is known for his sharp, high tone rapping. He was a judge and producer for the fifth season of Show Me the Money.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Mad Clown's brother is film and television actor Jo Hyeon-cheol (Korean: 조현철). Hyeon-cheol appeared in the 2016 films The Tunnel and Master, and on the 2017 TV show Argon.[11]

Mad Clown was married in May 2015.[4]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[12]
Anything Goes 55 N/A
Pyodok (표독) 21
Piece of mine
  • Released: January 9, 2015
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8
Love is a Dog From Hell
(사랑은 지옥에서 온 개)
  • Released: March 16, 2017
  • Label: Starship Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
26
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[16]
"Luv Sickness"
feat. Junggigo
2008 N/A non-album singles
"Farewell" (이별은)
feat. DC
"Basil" (바질)
feat. Brother Su
2011 Anything Goes
"Without You" (견딜만해)
feat. Hyolyn
2014 4 Pyodok
"Fire" (화)
feat. Jinsil
2015 2 Piece of mine
"H.ear Your Colors" (알록달록)
feat. Jooheon
2016 57 non-album single
"Bad Blood" (나쁜 피) Show Me the Money 5
"Lie" (거짓말)
feat. Lee Hae-ri
10 non-album single
"Lost Without You" (우리집을 못 찾겠군요)
feat. Bolbbalgan4
2017 5 Love is a Dog From Hell
"Love is a Dog From Hell"
feat. Suran
17

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[16]
"Stupid In Love" (착해 빠졌어)
with Soyou
2013 1 non-album singles
"Brilliant Is..."
with Skull, Haha, Geeks, Zico, Swings, Double K, Zizo,
Soul Dive, Heo Kyung-hwan, Kim Ji-min feat. Gill, Jungin
75 N/A
"0 (Young)"
with Giriboy, Jooyoung feat. No.Mercy
2015 71
"Get Low" (털어)
with Jooheon
65
"Sour Grapes" (못먹는 감)
with San E
2
"Like Romance Comics" (만화처럼)
with Brother Su
2016 17
"Rose of Sharon" (무궁화)
with Donutman, Boi B, #Gun
12 Show Me the Money 5
"Going Home" (비행소년)
with #Gun feat. Gummy
6
"What Was That" (그게 뭐라고)
with K.Will
N/A non-album singles
"Wash!Wash" (세탁중)
with Justhis
2017
"Christmas Day" (크리스마스데이)
with Starship Entertainment artists
58
"Butterfly" (너랑나랑노랑)
with San E feat. Bumkey
2018

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[16]
"Chocolate Cherry Night" (쇼콜라 체리밤)
with Yozoh
2014 N/A Hi! School-Love On OST
"Once Again" (다시 너를)
with Kim Na-young
2016 2 Descendants of the Sun OST
"Tonight" (오늘 밤)
with BoA
2017 90 N/A Hit the Top OST

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[16]
"Stalker" (스토커)
feat. Crucial Star
2014 20 Pyodok
"Ganggab" (깽값)
feat. Jooheon
27
"Your Scent" (살냄새)
feat. Brother Su
60
"Gum" (껌)
feat. Fana, Oh Ji-eun
72
"Hide & Seek" (콩)
feat. Jooyoung
2015 24 Piece of mine
"Battle Cry" (때려박는 랩) 59
"Coffee Copy Girl" (커피카피아가씨) 79
"Flowers" (꽃)
feat. Paloalto, Justhis, G2
"Population Control"
"Lonely Animals" (외로운 동물)
with San E feat. Brother Su
44 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Program Network Notes
2013 Show Me The Money 2 Mnet Contestant
2016 Show Me The Money 5 Mnet Judge/Producer with Gill
2017 High School Rapper 1 Mnet Judge

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2013 Song of the Year (September) "Stupid In Love" (with Soyou) Won [36]
2015 Song of the Year (January) "Fire" Won

Golden Disc Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2018 Global Popular Artist N/A Nominated [37]

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2015 Best Rap & Hip Hop Song "Fire" Won [38]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2015 Best Rap Performance "Fire" Nominated [39]

Music program awards[edit]

Show! Music Core[edit]

Year Date Song
2013 September 28 "Stupid In Love" (Feat. Soyou)

Show Champion[edit]

Year Date Song
2014 April 16 "Without You"
2015 January 28 "Fire"

M! Countdown[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 January 29 "Fire"

Inkigayo[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 January 25 "Fire"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (2013-09-26). "美출신 매드클라운, 영어못한다?" [American-born Mad Clown Can't Speak English?]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  2. ^ "매드 클라운(Mad Clown) 소개" [Mad Clown Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Mad Clown". Starship Entertainment (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b Lee, Jin-a (2016-05-15). "Rapper Mad Clown ties the knot". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  5. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (2014-04-07). "Mad Clown seriously hits the charts". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  6. ^ SISTAR's Soyu and Mad Clown's 'Stupid In Love' achieves an all-kill on the day of its release
  7. ^ "Hyorin gives her support for Mad Clown with a featuring on his comeback track". allkpop.com. 
  8. ^ "Melody Day Releases "Anxious" MV Feat. Mad Clown". December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ 부산일보. "'힙합 손석희' 매드클라운 'PIECE OF MINE' 발매, EXID 하니x진실과 만남! - 부산일보". 부산일보 (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  10. ^ ""Mad Clown" joins as producer of "Show Me Money"". 
  11. ^ Jo Hyeon-cheol "I am Mad Clown's sibling, but I don't like my older brother's rapping" (2017-10-22). "조현철 "매드클라운 동생이지만, 형 랩 안 좋아해"". TV Report (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
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  18. ^ "2015년 Download Chart". 
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  22. ^ "2017년 Download Chart". 
  23. ^ "2017년 03월 Download Chart". 
  24. ^ "2013년 Download Chart". 
  25. ^ "2015년 02월 Download Chart". 
  26. ^ "2015년 07월 Download Chart". 
  27. ^ Cumulative sales of "Sour Grapes":
  28. ^ "2016년 02월 Download Chart". 
  29. ^ Cumulative sales of "Rose of Sharon":
  30. ^ Cumulative sales of "Going Home":
  31. ^ "2016년 Download Chart". 
  32. ^ a b c d "2014년 04월 Download Chart". 
  33. ^ a b "2015년 01월 Download Chart". 
  34. ^ a b c Cumulative sales of "Coffee Copy Girl", "Flowers", "Population Control":
  35. ^ Cumulative sales of "Lonely Animals":
  36. ^ "역대 시상식" [Awards Ceremony]. Gaon Chart Music Awards (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  37. ^ "[32회 골든] 소속사별 후보 배출 비율..YG 최다·플레디스 약진". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  38. ^ "Yearly Award". Melon Music Awards (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  39. ^ "MAMA Nominees". mwave. Retrieved 14 May 2016.