Mir (singer)

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Mir
Native name 방철용
Birth name Bang Cheolyong
Born (1991-03-10) March 10, 1991 (age 26)
Bukha-myeon, Jangseong County , South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009-2016 Hiatus (Military Service)
Labels J. Tune Camp
Associated acts

Bang Cheolyong (Hangul방철용; born March 10, 1991) also known as 'Mir' is a South Korean singer, dancer, and actor. He is a member of guy group MBLAQ. He is currently enlisted in the army as of 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mir was born in Bukha-myeon, Jangseong County , South Korea in the country side.

Career[edit]

MBLAQ (2009–2015)[edit]

Mir is the rapper and maknae of the group MBLAQ. On 2011, Mir had injured himself, he had to go under a spinal disc surgery, but he had arrived to perform with the group after being inactive due to his injury.[2] During the time with MBLAQ, Mir wrote the lyrics to "You're my +" and "Can't Come Back" alongside G.O around the year 2011.[3][4]

On February 2012 Mir shared a picture on his Twitter of G.O working really hard on a new album (BLAQ%Ver.) for MBLAQ. On March 1, MBLAQ started their promotions for Run on M! Countdown.[5] Also in 2012 Mir and G.O made a sub unit song where they both sang the song "Wild" for their Asia tour.

On 2013 Mir described their song Smoky Girl as an addictive song with sexy choreography. during the release of the album "Sexy Beat" during a photo shot for Cosmopolitan Korea.

Solo Activities (2010–Present)[edit]

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, MTV Korea created a program called Idol United, where members of male idol groups formed a soccer team to compete against other soccer teams.[6] The fourteen-member team consisted of members from U-KISS, ZE:A, F.Cuz, and The Boss (Dae Guk Nam Ah), with MBLAQ members being Seungho, Lee Joon and Mir.

On February 21, 2010 Mir was featured on the song "Bad Person" by former member of Baby Vox Re.V, Ahn Jin Kyung. Where she performed the song on Inkigayo.[7] On August 19, 2014 Mir has said that he is thinking of making a solo debut but nothing has been planned at the moment.[8] During the same time of 2010 he collaborated with Kan Mi-youn on the song "Going Crazy" which also featured Lee Joon of MBLAQ.[9] As of July 14, 2016 Mir has enlisted himself into the army to do his time. This came to a surprise to all fans out their who were trying to understand about him and the groups activity. He says "I'm sorry I couldn't tell you sooner. As the time comes for all the men in Korea to enlist, it also makes me think that isn't this that time for me too? I hope that you do not worry or be upset".[10]

Acting Career (2012–Present)[edit]

On November 11, 2012 Mir was in the reality TV show called The Romantic and Idol. He shared the screen time with Jun. K of 2PM, Park Hyung-sik of ZE:A, JB of JJ Project/Got7, and Seung Ah of Rainbow, Jei of Fiestar, Nam Ji-hyun of 4Minute, and Hyejeong of AOA. All were part of the first season.[11] Around 2012 he was on the second season of Law of the Jungle and was known as the 3rd idol on the show.[12] On August 11, 2015 Mir was on the kids musical program called “The Fairies In My Arms” alongside Spica's Yang Ji-won and Girl Friends Shinbi, He plays a hero who saves weak children.[13]

Personal life[edit]

His sisters are Go Eun-ah and Ban Hyo-sun. His parents are Han Sung-sook and Bang Ki-soon.

Discography[edit]

Solo Artist[edit]

Year Song Album With
2012

"Wild"

Non-album singles G.O

Featured Artist[edit]

Year Song Album Artists
2010 "Bad Person" (feat. Mir) Non-album singles Ahn Jin Kyung
2010 "Going Crazy" (feat. Mir and Lee Joon of MBLAQ) Kan Mi-youn
2011 "Even In My Dreams" (feat. Mir) G.O
2012 "Do You Remember" (feat. Mir and Lee Joon of MBLAQ) Kim Jo-han

OST's (Original Sound Track)[edit]

Year Song Albums With
2012 "I Knew" Strongest K-POP Star Survival OST Part 1 G.O
"Because It's Heaven (Winter Rain)" The King of Dramas OST Part 4
2013 "What a fool I am" Iris II OST Part 5

Songwriting Credits[edit]

Year Album Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2011 BLAQ Style "You're My +" Yes Rado, Ji-in, Won-taek No Rado, Ji-in & Won-taek
"Can't Come Back" Yes N/A No G.O
2012 BLAQ Memories "You're My +" (Japanese Version) Yes Rado, Ji-in, Won-taek No Rado, Ji-in & Won-taek
2013 Sexy Beat "R U OK?" Yes G.O No G.O & Primary
"Pretty Girl" (소녀) Yes MAYBEE No Kim Kun-woo & Seo Jung-mo
"Dress Up" Yes Cheondung, AB&Co No Cheondung & Seo Jung-hwan
Love Beat "Prayer" (기도 (NEW), preview on MBLAQ's Idol Manager Episode 11) Yes G.O & Bukgeukgom No G.O & Bukgeukgom
2014 Broken "Be a Man" Yes Wheesung No Wheesung, Lee Ki, Youngbae
"Between Us" Yes S Kim No S Kim
"12 Months" Yes Cheondung, Super Cheongdam No Cheondung, Super Cheongdam
"Because There are Two" Yes G.O, Avengers No G.O, Avengers, Radio Galaxy
2014 Winter "Spring, Summer, Autumn And..." Yes G.O, Retro Funky No G.O, Retro Funky

Filmography[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

Year Song Artist/Group Role
2010 "Bad Person" Ahn Jin Kyung Himself
2010 "Going Crazy" Kan Mi-youn

Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2012 "The Romantic & Idol" Himself TvN

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes Network
2009 "Idol Show" Himself MBC
2012 "KPOP Best Survival" Himself
Law of the Jungle 2 Himself TvN
2013 "Immortal Song 2" Himself KBS
2015 “The Fairies In My Arms” Himself MBC

Performance[edit]

Date Song With Title Network
February 21, 2010 Bad Person Ahn Jin Kyung Inkigayo SBS

Extra Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 11, C. Hong July; 2016 (2016-07-11). "MBLAQ’s Mir Officially Enlists In Mandatory Military Service". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  2. ^ "MBLAQ’s new song first performance today, ‘injured’ Mir will join.". Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Daum - 원하시는 페이지를 찾을 수가 없습니다.". media.daum.net (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  4. ^ "‘엠블랙’ 한터차트 1위 기염 ‘남성그룹 명성 이어간다’". 네이트뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  5. ^ "엠블랙, 분신술에 검무까지…‘RUN’ 퍼포먼스 화제". 종합일간지 : 신문/웹/모바일 등 멀티 채널로 국내외 실시간 뉴스와 수준 높은 정보를 제공 (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Music Videos, MTV Playlists, Reality TV, Artist News, Contests | MTV Korea". www.mtv.co.kr (in Kanuri). Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  7. ^ "MBLAQ's Mir is a bad person to Ahn Jin Kyung? | allkpop.com". allkpop. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  8. ^ KpopStarz (2014-08-19). "MBLAQ Mir, "Preparing For Solo Music"". KpopStarz. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  9. ^ AznSamManTV (2010-06-30), Kan Mi Youn | Going Crazy (ft. MBLAQ's Mir & Lee Joon) [HD:MV] (ENG SUB), retrieved 2017-08-18 
  10. ^ "MBLAQ's Mir to enlist in the military on July 14th". Daily K Pop News. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  11. ^ "The Romantic and Idol, We Can’t Get Enough Dating". seoulbeats. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  12. ^ "'Laws of the Jungle 2' reveals finalized cast members including MBLAQ's Mir | allkpop.com". allkpop. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  13. ^ "MBLAQ’s Mir stars in children’s musical drama". Retrieved 2017-08-18.