Turtles (South Korean band)

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Not to be confused with The Turtles.
Turtles
Origin South Korea
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2001–2008
Members Z-E, Keum Bi
Past members Subin, Turtleman
Turtles
Hangul 거북이
Revised Romanization Geobugi
McCune–Reischauer Kŏbuki

Turtles (Hangul거북이) was a South Korean hip-hop group which debuted in 2001. The single "Airplane" (bihaengi) from their fourth album topped the KBS chart in September 2006.[1]

The lead singer, "Turtleman" (born Lim Sung-hoon), died of a heart attack on April 2, 2008; he was found by his manager at his apartment at 2:30pm.[2]

On 2008-09-04, the remaining members (Keum Bi and Z-E) announced the official disbandment. On April 18, 2011 they announced they will be returning on April 28, with a new male member and single.[3]

Members[edit]

  • Turtleman (터틀맨, rap & vocals) [Deceased as of April 2, 2008 due to a heart attack] (1970–2008)
  • Z-E (rap & vocals)
  • Geum Bi (금비, vocals)
  • SuBin (수빈, vocals) [Former member, left after first album)
  • Lee Kang (rap & vocals) [Joined in 2011]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  1. Go! Boogie!, 2001
  2. Turtles 2, 2003
  3. Turtles 3, 2004
  4. Turtles 4, 2006
  5. 오방간다(OhBangGanDa), 2008

Mini Albums[edit]

  1. Turtles: Digital Single - Christmas Mix, 2006
  2. Turtles: 4.5 - Remake Single, 2007
  3. Turtles: Digital Single - 분홍빛 크리스마스, 2007

Compilations[edit]

  1. Turtles Best, The Land of Turtles, 2006
  2. Turtles Special Album, The Unfinished Story, August 14, 2008, in memory of Lim Sung-hoon

Awards[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2002 Best New Group "4 Seasons" (사계)[4] Nominated
2004 Best Group Video "Come On"[5] Nominated
2006 Best Dance Performance "Airplane"[6] Nominated
2007 Best Mixed Group "It's Been A Long Time"[7] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "거북이 (Turtles)" (in Korean). Daum. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  2. ^ 거북이 '터틀맨' 임성훈 사망 / Turtles: Im Sung-hoon “Turtleman” Dies. Chosun.com. April 2, 2008. Retrieved April 2, 2008.
  3. ^ 거북이 ‘눈물의 해체’ / Turtles: Disbandment in Tears. kyunghyang.com. September 4, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  4. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  5. ^ "2004 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  6. ^ "2006 MKMF Part 1 : I Love Punk - Haerang + Lee SungWoo/ Break Through-SS501/ The Queen Is Back! - Cocoboys and Dodogirls + Um JungHwa". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  7. ^ "2007 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.

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