Phantom (band)

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Phantom
팬텀
Phantom (South Korean band) from acrofan.jpg
Phantom in April 2013
Background information
Origin South Korea
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2011–2017
Labels
Associated acts
Members Kiggen
Sanchez
Hanhae

Phantom (Korean: 팬텀) was a South Korean hip hop boy band consisting of three members: Kiggen, Sanchez and Hanhae. They were managed by Brand New Music and Rainbow Bridge World. The group released numerous single albums and two mini-albums: Phantom City and Phantom Theory. In 2014, the group released its first full-length album, Phantom Power.[1][2] Phantom disbanded in 2017.[3]

Career[edit]

Beginnings and YouTube covers[edit]

Kiggen began his career as an underground producer and composer. He released his first solo album, a hip-hop and jazz hybrid called Pianissimo, in 2007.[4] That same year, he started an electronic music project called HybRefine. The group's only album, 2010, was released in 2010 and featured Sanchez on the single, "Cosmo Dance."[5][6] Hanhae was a trainee under Stardom Entertainment and an original member of k-pop group Block B. He left the group before its debut and released his own mixtape, Eargasm, in 2011.[7][8]

After joining Brand New Music, all three artists appeared in the music video for label mate Verbal Jint's single, "You Look Good," in 2011.[9] As Phantom, they released several videos that year on YouTube, including "19 Song," a medley of songs that had been banned by the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family,[10] and "Freddie 'Phantom' Mercury Singing The Boys", which featured Sanchez emulating Queen's lead singer Freddie Mercury while singing the song "The Boys" by girl group Girls' Generation.[11]

Hole In Your Face and Rookie of the Month award[edit]

On 25 November 2011, Phantom released their first single album, Hole In Your Face (얼굴 뚫어지겠다).[12] The music video teaser was released the same day on their official YouTube channel.[13] The video, which depicted a girl being shot in the head by a gun, was immediately controversial due to its graphic nature, and the group released a censored version soon after.[14]

Phantom was awarded "Rookie of the Month" at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards for December 2011, despite the fact that the group hadn't yet made its official debut.[15] However, they made many performances over the next fews months, appearing alongside popular artists including Verbal Jint, Bizniz, Swings, and Mighty Mouth.[16][17][18][19] The group also appeared in music videos by Verbal Jint, Absalute Music, and Skull.[20][21][22]

Phantom City and Phantom Theory[edit]

In August 2012, Phantom released the ballad, "Seaweed Soup".[23] They followed up with their first mini-album, Phantom City, a few days later[24] The album reached #10 on the Gaon Album Chart.[25] Phantom made their music show debuts with the album track, "Burning," which they performed on M! Countdown, Music Bank, Music Core, and Inkigayo.[26][27][28][29] The group won Best New Artist at the Korean Culture Entertainment Awards that year.[30]

In January 2013, Phantom released their second mini-album, Phantom Theory, which debuted at #12 on the Gaon Album Chart.[31] They also released a music video for the single, "Like Cho Young Pil."[32]

Phantom Power[edit]

Phantom released their first full-length album, Phantom Power, in May 2014. The album featured guest artists San E, Verbal Jint, Navi, and Ga In, the last of whom featured on title track, "Seoul Lonely."[33] The album debuted at #16 on the Gaon Album Chart.[34]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[35]
Phantom Power 16

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[35]
Phantom City
  • Released: August 16, 2012
  • Label: WA Entertainment, Brand New Music, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
10
Phantom Theory
  • Released: January 17, 2013
  • Label: WA Entertainment, Brand New Music, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[39]
"Hole in Your Face" (얼굴 뚫어지겠다) 2011 90 N/A Phantom City
"Ice" (하이트광고음악) 2012
"Seeweed Soup" (미역국) 56
"Burning" 33
"Like Cho Yong-pil" (조용필처럼) 2013 45 Phantom Theory
"Come As You Are" (몸만와)
feat. Verbal Jint
18 Phantom Power
"I Already Know" (다알아) 17
"New Era" (신세계)
feat. Navi
34
"Seoul Lonely" (오늘따라)
feat. Gain
2014 23
"Fly" (날아올라) Non-album singles
"A Story About My Ex" (이제 보니까) 79
"Could You Be Mine" (확신을 줘) 2015 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[39]
"Mistletoe" (미슬토우)
with Geeks, Esna
2013 24 Non-album single

Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result
2011 "얼굴 뚫어지겠다 (Hole in Your Face)" Cyworld Digital Music Awards December 2011 Rookie of the Month[50] Won
2012 Phantom Korean Culture Entertainment Awards Best New Artist[30] Won

References[edit]

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  36. ^ "2014년 05월 Album Chart". 
  37. ^ "2012년 08월 Album Chart". 
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  40. ^ "2012년 33주차 Download Chart". 
  41. ^ Cumulative sales of "Burning":
  42. ^ Cumulative sales of "Like Cho Yong Pil":
  43. ^ Cumulative sales of "Come As You Are":
  44. ^ "2013년 08월 Download Chart". 
  45. ^ "2013년 11월 Download Chart". 
  46. ^ Cumulative sales of "Seoul Lonely":
  47. ^ "2014년 32주차 Download Chart". 
  48. ^ "2014년 47주차 Download Chart". 
  49. ^ "2013년 12월 Download Chart". 
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