Vinxen

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Vinxen
이병재
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Vinxen performing at the C-Festival, May 2019
Born
Lee Byeong-jae

(2000-04-20) April 20, 2000 (age 20)
Incheon, South Korea
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2018–present
LabelsRomantic Factory
Associated actsHaon
Korean name
Hangul
이병재
Revised RomanizationI Byeong-jae
McCune–ReischauerI Pyŏngchae

Lee Byeong-jae (Korean이병재; born April 20, 2000),[1] better known by his stage name, Vinxen (stylized as VINXEN; Korean빈첸), is a South Korean rapper. He released his debut extended play, Smelting, in 2018,[2] followed by the extended play, Boycold 2, later that year.[3] He released his first full-length album, Boy to Man, in 2020.[4]

Career[edit]

2018: Debut[edit]

In 2018, Lee participated in the South Korean reality show, High School Rapper 2 produced by Mnet. Lee finished in 3rd place. Lee released his first EP on 9 May 2018, titled "재련해도" and had a concert with label mate Ovan in March.[5]

Lee collaborated with another High School Rapper 2 contestant, Haon, whilst on the show. The pair released the song "Bar Code" which swept the charts.[6]

Artistry[edit]

Influences[edit]

Lee said that his influence is his label mate Ovan.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[8]
Boy to Man (유사인간) 20

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[8]
Smelting (제련해도)
  • Released: May 9, 2018
  • Label: Romantic Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8
Boycold 2
  • Released: December 27, 2018
  • Label: Romantic Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
KOR
[11]
As lead artist
"Not at All" (feat. Woo Won-jae) 2018 10 High School Rapper 2 Final
"Sinking Down With You" How Do You Feel
"How Do You Feel" (feat. Woo Won-jae)
"Stingray" (feat. Sik-K) Boycold 2
"Skin" (허물) (feat. Seori) 2019 80 Non-album single
"Empty" (텅) (feat. Haon) 84
As featured artist
"Graduation" (Haon feat. Vinxen, Webster B) 2018 Non-album single
"My Paradise" (Groovy Room feat. Chung-ha, Vinxen) 36 Non-album single
"One More Night" (Babylon feat. Vinxen) CAELO
"I Will Fight" (Key feat. Vinxen) FACE
Collaborations
"Bar Code" (with Haon) 2018 1 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2018 High School Rapper 2 Mnet Contestant
Finished 3rd

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards Artist of the Year N/A Nominated
Genie Music Popularity Award Nominated
Melon Music Awards Top 10 Artists Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male Artist Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'고등래퍼 시즌2' TOP 3, 김하온-이로한-빈첸(이병재)…'서바이벌 이후 이들의 행보는?'". Top Star News (in Korean). February 2, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "빈첸(이병재), 오는 9일 첫 EP 앨범 '제련해도' 발표…김하온 지원사격". Sedaily (in Korean). May 4, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "빈첸(VINXEN), 27일 미니앨범 'BOYCOLD2' 발표". Top Star News (in Korean). December 27, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  4. ^ "빈첸, 첫 정규 '유사인간' 7월9일 발매...식케이-오반-김하온 등 화려한 피처링진". The Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). June 25, 2020. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  5. ^ "Watch: Vinxen From "High School Rapper 2" Drops MVs For First Official Album". soompi.com. May 9, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Haon And Vinxen Of "High School Rapper 2" Take Over Charts As "Bar Code" Achieves Perfect All-Kill". soompi.com. April 2, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Vinxen And Chin Chilla Sign With Agencies + Haon In Talks To Join H1ghr Music". Soompi.com. April 23, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  9. ^ 2020년 7월 Album Chart [July 2020 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  10. ^ "2018년 05월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart.