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
Years active 2011 – present
Labels
Associated acts
Website Official website
Members Kiggen
Sanchez
Hanhae

Phantom (Korean: 팬텀) is a South Korea-based hip hop trio consisting of three members: Kiggen, Sanchez and Hanhae. They are managed by Brand New Music and Rainbow Bridge World. The group has 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]

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.[3] 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."[4][5] 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.[6][7]

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.[8] 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,[9] 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.[10]

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).[11] The music video teaser was released the same day on their official YouTube channel.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14] However, they made many performances over the next fews months, appearing alongside popular artists including Verbal Jint, Bizniz, Swings, and Mighty Mouth.[15][16][17][18] The group also appeared in music videos by Verbal Jint, Absalute Music, and Skull.[19][20][21]

Phantom City and Phantom Theory[edit]

In August 2012, Phantom released the ballad, "Seaweed Soup".[22] They followed up with their first mini-album, Phantom City, a few days later[23] The album reached #10 on the Gaon Album Chart.[24] Phantom made their music show debuts with the album track, "Burning," which they performed on M! Countdown, Music Bank, Music Core, and Inkigayo.[25][26][27][28] The group won Best New Artist at the Korean Culture Entertainment Awards that year.[29]

In January 2013, Phantom released their second mini-album, Phantom Theory, which debuted at #12 on the Gaon Album Chart.[30] They also released a music video for the single, "Like Cho Young Pil."[31]

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."[32] The album debuted at #16 on the Gaon Album Chart.[33]

Members[edit]

Kiggen[edit]

Lee Ki Won (Korean: 이기원; born (1979-03-13) March 13, 1979 (age 38)), better known as Kiggen (Korean: 키겐), is the group's rapper and producer. He studied Japanese language and literature at Pusan National University.[34] In addition to his work with Phantom, he has composed and arranged songs for artists including VIXX, Infinite H, Bestie, Block B, and Verbal Jint. He has also worked as a voice actor in commercials. [4]

Sanchez[edit]

Shin Jae Min (Korean: 신재민; born (1986-10-17) October 17, 1986 (age 30)), better known as Sanchez (Korean: 산체스), is the group's vocalist, rapper, and producer. He was born in Jecheon, South Korea and moved with his family to New Zealand as a child. He has two brothers, including Korean rapper Microdot. Sanchez studied Japanese and law at the University of Auckland but did not complete his degree.[34][35]

Hanhae[edit]

Jung Han Hae (Korean: 정한해; born (1990-04-07) April 7, 1990 (age 26)), better known as Hanhae (Korean: 한해), is the group's vocalist and rapper. He studied international trade at Dong-a University.[34]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Track list Peak

chart

position

Ref
KOR
Phantom Power
  1. "Future Wife"
  2. "내가 졌다 (Baby Please)"
  3. "오늘따라 (Seoul Lonely)" (feat. 가인 of Brown Eyed Girls)
  4. "끊어줄래 (Let's Quit)" (Hanhae solo, feat. San E & Taewan)
  5. "신세계 (New Era)" (feat. Navi)
  6. "Under Age's Song" (Kiggen solo, feat. Wheein of Mamamoo)
  7. "몸만와 (Come As You Are)" (with Verbal Jint)
  8. "너와 (You)" (Sanchez solo)
  9. "다알아 (I Already Know)"
  10. "오늘따라 (Seoul Lonely)" (instrumental)
  11. "Phantom Power"
  12. "불협화음 (Dissonance)"
16 [33]

Mini-albums[edit]

Title Album details Track list Peak

chart

position

Ref
KOR
Phantom City
  • Released: 16 August 2012
  • Label: Brand New Music
  1. "Phantom City (feat. As One)"
  2. "Burning"
  3. "Homeground" (feat. Verbal Jint & Swings)
  4. "Seaweed Soup (미역국)"
  5. "Where You At? (어딘데?)"
  6. "Ice"
  7. "Hole In Your Face (얼굴 뚫어지겠다)" (Re-Mastering ver.)
  8. "Burning (Instrumental)"
10 [24]
Phantom Theory
  • Released: 16 January 2013
  • Label: Brand New Music
  1. "Hide & Chic" (feat. Microdot)
  2. "조용필처럼 (Like Cho Yong Pil)"
  3. "Dutch Pay"
  4. "The Things I Can Do (할 수 있는게)
  5. "Fingernail (손톱)" (feat. HJ)
  6. "I'll Talk Plainly (말 놓을게)"
12 [30]

Solo albums[edit]

Title Album details Track list Peak

chart

position

Ref
KOR
365

(by Hanhae)

  • Released: 30 January 2015
  • Label: Brand New Music
  1. "올해의 남자 (Man Of The Year)" (feat. D.meanor)
  2. "넥 브레이커 (Neck Breaker)" (feat. Ugly Duck & Digiri)
  3. "오버액션 (Over Action)" (feat. New Day)
  4. "따뜻하게 (Make It Warm)" (feat. D.meanor)
  5. "가위바위보 (Rock Paper Scissors)" (feat. Louie of Geeks)
  6. "계산은 냅둬 (It's On Me)"
  7. "365"
  8. "가여워 (Pity)" (feat. Swings)
5 [36]
여자 (Girl)

(by Sanchez & Verbal Jint)

  • Released: 31 August 2015
  • Label: Brand New Music
  1. Good Times
  2. Favorite!
  3. 다른그림찾기 (Spot the Difference) (feat. Stella Jang)
  4. My Type 2.5 (feat. Kang Min-kyung)
  5. 싫대 (Doin It) (feat. Bumkey)
  6. 귀아래 (Body 2 Body) (feat. LE of EXID)
  7. 굿나잇 (Good Night)
14 [37]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak

chart

position

Ref
KOR
"Hole In Your Face (얼굴 뚫어지겠다)" 2011 90 [38]
"Ice" 2012
"Seaweed Soup (미역국)" 2012 56 [39]
"Come As You Are (몸만와)" (with Verbal Jint) 2013 18 [40]
"I Already Know (다알아)" 2013
"New Era (신세계)" (feat. Navi) 2013 34 [41]
"A Story About My Ex (이제 보니까)" 2014 79 [42]
"Could You Be Mine? (확신을 줘)" 2015

Solo singles[edit]

Title Year Artist Peak

chart

position

Ref
KOR
"Beautiful Day" 2012 Sanchez (feat. G.NA )
"끊어줄래" 2014 Hanhae (feat. San E & Taewan)
"이상하자" 2015 Hanhae and Raina (feat. Verbal Jint)
"Doin It (싫대)" Sanchez and Verbal Jint (feat. Bumkey)
"다시보기 (Playback)" Kiggen (feat. 진실 of Mad Soul Child & Hanhae)
"구름" Hanhae (feat. Bumkey)
"선을 넘자 (Go The Limit)" Kiggen (feat. Basick, Ja Mezz, & Esbee)
"버려진 기분" 2016 Kiggen (feat. Eluphant, Ravi of VIXX, & Esbee)
"내가 이래 (I Used To)" Hanhae
"Fill It Up" Hanhae (feat. Owen Ovadoz & D.meanor)

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Title Year Notes
Show Me the Money 4 2015 Hanhae appeared as a contestant[43]
Show Me the Money 5 2016 Sanchez appeared as a contestant

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[44] Won
2012 Phantom Korean Culture Entertainment Awards Best New Artist[29] Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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