The Jadu

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The Jadu (더 자두)
Origin South Korea
Genres Rock, pop
Years active 2001 (2001)–2008 (2008)
Labels Manine/ES
Members Jadu (자두)
Maru (마루)
Past members Kang Doo (강두)

The Jadu (더 자두) was South Korean modern rock band that performed from 2001 to 2008. "Jadu" means "Plum" in Korean. In 2000, Korea Now called The Jadu one of Korea's "most celebrated indie bands."[1]

The band formed in 2001, initially comprising lead Jadu (자두) (real name Kim Deok Eun; 김덕은) and Kang Doo (강두) (real name Song Yong Shik; 송용식). Kang left the band in 2006 to pursue an acting career,[2] and was replaced by Maru (마루).[3]


The Jadu won a Seoul Music Award for Best Newcomer in 2001;[4] and the Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Coed Group in 2002.[5]


  • Version 0001, released 2001-03-22
  • Change Yourself, released 2002-04-02
  • Jadu 3, released 2003-05-15
  • Jadu 4, released 2005-05-03
  • Happy Network, released 2008-04-24


Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2002 Best Mixed Group "We Need To Talk" (대화가 필요해)[6] Won
2003 "Gimbap" (김밥)[7] Nominated
2005 "Let's Play" (놀자)[8] Nominated


  1. ^ "Korea Now". Korea Herald. 2002. 
  2. ^ Kim, YJ (김영주) (2010-03-02). 더 자두 前 멤버 강두, 연극 ‘뉴보잉보잉’ 주인공 발탁 [What are 'The Jadu' Members Doing?]. JK News (in Korean). Seoul. Retrieved 2011-05-25.  (Google translation)
  3. ^ 더 자두, 새멤버 ‘마루’ 영입…도약 시도 [New member Maru signs with The Jadu]. Seoul News (in Korean). Seoul. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2011-05-25.  (Google translation)
  4. ^ "History Of Seoul Music Awards" (in Korean). Seoul Music Awards. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  5. ^ "2002 MNet KM Music Festival". MNet. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  6. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  7. ^ "2003 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  8. ^ "2005 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-28.

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