My favorite K-POP band - Ft Island
FT. Island (에프티 아일랜드 ) or Five Treasure Island is a 5 young boy band from Korea. FT Island stands for ‘Five Treasure Island’, each of the five members being a treasure. The band’s official color is sunshine yellow, and their fans carry yellow flags known as “pentasticks.” Their debut album, Cheerful Sensibility, made the sixth best-selling album of 2007 in South Korea. Their official fanclub is “Primadonna”.
FT Island consists of Lee Hongki (Main Vocal), Lee Jae Jin (Bass, Vocal, Rap), Choi Jong Hun (Leader, Guitar, Keyboard), Choi Min Hwan (Drums), Song Seung Hyun (Guitar, Vocal, Rap). Their former members was Oh Wonbin.
FT Island History
F.T Island formed by the teenagers who love in cords and melody, and 5 members have different characters. F.T Island is not A boy band but they are a instrumental band and they really want to show their ability in Music much more than their looks.
Their first reality show program was boardcasted on 13th March @ M.net. And the concept of the show is “To Sell Good looking Guys which they’re the boys in girl’s dream” or “Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”.
By Voting at http://M.net.com/ftisland to see whom gonna be the most wanted guy from the girls
After the show broadcasted for 10 minutes, there was 100 of girls posted their photos to M.net F.T Island because all of them want to be F.T Island’s Girlfriends.
FT Island Debut
FT Island Debut on M!Countdown
F.T. Island’s first album was scheduled to be released commercially in May 2007. However, instead of releasing the album as planned, all of the members appeared on a television program called “Dugeun Dugeun Yeochinmandeulgi” (Korean: 두근두근 여친만들기) on the Korean television channel MNet. The program title is officially translated by MNet as “Wanna Be My Girlfriend?” although “두근두근” refers to the sound a heart makes. The band also performed on stage live at Rolling Hall and held their first official showcase at Live House Melon-AX, Gwangjang-dong in Seoul on May 27, 2007. On June 7, 2007 F.T. Island performed their debut song on the music television program M!Countdown. They received their first #1 M!Countdown and beat other top artists such as Dynamic Duo and Fly To The Sky just 2 weeks after debuting.
Rumors had been circulating that speculated that member Oh Won Bin would be leaving the group. On January 28, 2009, the rumors were confirmed as it was announced that he would indeed be leaving the group and would soon be replaced. It was announced a day later that F&C trainee Song Seung Hyun would be joining F.T. Island as a guitarist and backup vocalist, and that an album would be released in February.In the weekend of the 6th week, the Music Video of their Mini-Album title song “Bad Woman” was revealed online. They performed on SBS Inkigayo. Two days later was the official release date of the Mini-Album Jump Up.
FT Island in Japanese Album
Extending oversea, F.T. Island’s Japanese debut album, Prologue of FT Island, was released on June 7, 2008, which yielded the airplay song “Soyogi”. The album consists of 8 songs, 2 of which are newer versions of the original songs “FT Island” and “Primadonna”. The last track, “Always Be Mine,” is an English version of “First Kiss,” though the lyrics are different than the Korean version. Music videos were also released for “Soyogi” and “Friendship”.
FT Island single “I Hope”
On July 16, 2009, FT Island released their album “Vol. 3 Cross & Change”. The lead single, “I Hope,” was released on July 16. After activities and South Korea ended, F.T. Island flew back to Japan to release their third Japanese single, “Raining,” on October 21, 2009. A music video of the title track of the single was also release. Member Choi Jonghun also played the piano for the title song instead of the usual guitar.
FT Island in Manila for concert
Members of the all-boy South Korean band “FTIsland” (Five Treasure Island) are now in Manila for a one-night only concert dubbed as “FTIsland Manila 2010 Showcase”.
The event will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Plenary Hall on March 6 (Saturday).
Aside from the concert, the band will also promote the Korean hit television series “He’s Beautiful,” which will air on ABS-CBN soon.
The drama “He’s Beautiful” stars FTIsland’s lead vocalist Lee Hong Ki.
Formed in 2007, “FTIsland” is composed of Choi Jong Hoon, Choi Min Hwan, Song Seung Hyun, and Lee Jae Jinas.
The Korean singers are expected to entertain their Filipino fans and supporters with their hits “Love Sick,” “Soyogi,” “FT Island,” and “Primadonna”.
Before the concert, the band gave Filipino fans a taste of their talents as they performed on media partner ABS-CBN’s hit talent-variety show “Showtime.”
FT Island Members Profile and Photos :
Korean Name: 이 홍기
Name: Lee Hong Ki
Position: Lead Vocal
Nickname: Cute Rebellion
D.O.B: 2nd March 1990
Blood Type: A
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Best Feature: Smile
Talents: Singing, Playing Soccer
Hobbies: Singing, Listening to music, Soccer, Internet, Cooking
For His Future Love: “Let’s try our best, if I can’t do well, please understand & forgive me”
- He acted as Jeremy in the hit Korean drama “You’re Beautiful”.
- Hongki got an acting role when he met a man at a fashion show (his uncle was a fashion model).
- When he was young, Hongki dreamt of becoming a police officer and actor.
- Hongki had a girlfriend who was 2 years older than him.
- He wore braces before.
- Hongki wore tights for his graduation ceremony.
- Hongki loves to camwhore.
- Hongki received a customized iPod, dog and blanket from a fan before.
- Hongki’s favorite japanese word is pekopeko (I’m starving).
- Hongki’s bad habit is picking his nose.
- Hongki wants to do for the person he loves: Take her on a drive to the beach early in the morning.
- Hongki loves to joke around while hitting people and sometimes he would hit too hard. He’d still continue even after being asked to stop.
- He wants to get married before going to the army. He likes dark clothes that have skulls on them. He doesn’t like it when his eyes crinkles when he smiles.
- Jaejin revealed that when Hongki sleeps, he likes to touch the edge of the pillow.
- Hongki’s favorite girl group is 2NE1.
- He likes handmade gifts.
- Jonghun: ‘Hongki’ is a good singer, he loves to talk and he is funny too, he always never fails to make us laugh.
- Q: How old are you when FT Island is formed? Hongki: I entered FNC at about 16.
- Jonghun: “Hongki often threatens to blackmail us with videos of us showering.”
Korean Name: 최 종 훈
Name: Choi Jong Hun
Position: Leader, Guitar & Piano
Nickname: Sexy Jonghun
D.O.B: 7th March 1990
Blood Type: A
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Best Feature: Nose
Hobbies: Listening to music, Internet
For His Future Love: “I’ll buy something for you, may I? What do you want?”
- Jonghun feels most happy when performing with the members, and nervously going through their busy schedule.
- Jonghun likes Eric Clapton. His favorite color is blue.
- Jonghun auditioned with the piano.He learnt to play the piano when he was 6 or 8 years old. He praticed the guitar for 2 years.
- Jonghun’s ideal girlfriend: “Someone who doesn’t act cute and is easygoing and I want her to like Eric Clapton as I do.”
- Jonghun’s motto for his future love: “Let’s try our best, if I can’t do well, please understand & forgive me.”
- Jonghun’s nickname is MBC which stands for margarine butter and cheese because he’s known for being cheesy/awkward.
- Jonghun’s favorite Japanese word is dokidoki (sound of a fast heartbeat).
- Most embarassing moment is when he makes mistakes. Jonghun claims he always make mistake, therefore, he’s always embarrassed.
- Jonghun’s bad habit is always licking his lips.
- Jonghun received a guitar before from a fan. He likes to receive guitar accessories, as gift from fans.
- Jonghun starred in Hong Jin Young’s music video Love Battery.
- He is the most straightforward member in the team and the most charismatic among Primadonnas and FT Island themselves. He may seemed to be innocent but in fact he is the one who holds grudges and petty according to the other members.
- Jonghun dances better than the other members when it comes to girl group dances.
- Jonghun is the only member who does not have a piercing in the ears.
- He is the only member of FT Island, who is an only child (no other siblings).
- Jonghun took part in preparing the “Song of The Don Quixote” in their 2nd mini-album “Beautiful Journey”.
- Jonghun once said during their first performances that he did not know why he was chosen to be a leader, “Perhaps because of my beautiful face?” He asked.
- Jonghun likes winter, because he likes it when it is snowing. His favorite snack is Ivy, Cornchip. He doesn’t like the smell of mildew. He likes plums. His favorite drink is a caramel macchiato.
- His favorite sport is soccer.
- Jonghun like Minhwan and Hongki, is also a bit short-sighted.
- With fellow band member Song Seunghyun, Jonghun modeled at the 2009 Autumn Seoul Fashion Week on October 17, 2009 for Lee Ju Young, the designer of the “Resurrection” collection.
- Jonghun participated in episode 19 of Mnet Scandal.
- Together with Song Seunghyun, Jonghun starred in “Style Wave” in December 2009 and January 2010. In this show, stars discuss major style trends and dress a shopper according to a chosen style theme.
- Jonghun made his acting debut as a supporting character on the film “You’re My Pet” starring actors Jang Geun Suk and Kim Ha Neul.
- The rest of the members ask Jonghun for love advice as he’s the most experienced.
- When Jonghun was asked what other characters he wants play as, he replied he wants to act as a cold hearted man who attracts ladies.
- Jonghun’s favorite girl group is 2NE1.
- Jonghun is afraid of most animals in general!
- Jonghun’s biggest scandal involves Park Gyuri from KARA.
- Jonghun thinks he looks more handsome from the left side.
Korean Name: 이 재 진
Name: Lee Jae Jin
Position: Bass Guitar
D.O.B: 17th December 1991
Blood Type: A
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Best Feature: Lips
Talents: Bass Guitar, Listening to traditional music
Hobbies: Internet, Questioning
For His Future Love: “Saranghae~”
- Jaejin’s hobbies: Internet searches, Questioning (like about music or asking questions to a music specialist).
- Jaejin’s favorite colours are Blue and Black. He is allergic to dogs. He loves crabs. He likes to read books
- Jaejin’s favorite style is Japanese dresswear style and he claims his skin color is dark.
- Jaejin was interested in playing guitar at first, but he decided to try out the bass.
- Jaejin’s older sister, Lee Chaewon who is an actress at FNC, brought Jaejin into FNC Music.
- Jaejin once told his friend that “tree roots” were healthy for him, so his friend ate it, which caused him to end up in the hospital afterwards.
- Jaejin had his first kiss and his first girlfriend in 7th grade. Their first kiss was in the movie theatre and the girl turned her head suddenly to kiss him.
- Jaejin’s ideal girl: Preferably an older girl (like a noona), Pretty/cute, quiet, somewhat shy, Pale skin, slim face, Doesn’t matter if you’re allergic to crab soup or any type of seafood, It’d be great if you liked Red Hot Chili Peppers, Good Reader, A girl that plays piano
- Jaejin’s blood-type is A, that’s why he is a part of FT Triple, as known as A3.
- JaeJin eats like goat, so Black Goat/Goat became his nick name (Hongki made that nick name). He also has a nick name called Roy.
- Jaejin receives an awesome gift from a fan which is a bass. He even said that he uses this bass on his practices or even in some performances.
- Jaejin participated in a daily sitcom called “Unstoppable Marriage” (KBS2, 2007) ( Role: Youngest of the Hwang Brothers Hwang Sabaek). He also made a cameo in “Style”(SBS, 2009) and “On Air”(SBS, 2008) and joined “Sonagi” musical (Lead Role – Han Dong Seok).
- Jaejin is the most hard working member in FT Island. He is an honor student.
- Jaejin said that he was a very clumsy when he was young. He couldn’t keep balance.
- Jaejin shows interest in miss A.
- He is the member who gets wild most about girl groups.
- He is known as the brain of the group.
- He once admitted that he was chosen to be in FT Island because they think he’s photogenic.
- Jaejin will always misbehave when it comes to food. He is afraid of heights.
- Jaejin took off all of his clothes while sleeping unconsciously. He has ‘sleep-undressing’ symptom.
- Jaejin have a close friendship with SHINee’s Key. Once in “Maknae Rebellion” show, Key called him and Jin said that he was being an lazy ass.
- Jaejin’s idol is Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Hongki: “Everyone loves to fart in the car, but no one will admit it; there was one time when Jaejin was caught, and from then on we determined that all the farts released in the car were from Jaejin.”
- Jaejin nags the most in the group.
- Jaejin has a collection of sunglasses but he claims that none suits him.
- Jaejin once received a leopard print underwear from a Primadonna as a gift.
Korean Name: 최 민 환
Name: Choi Min Hwan
D.O.B: 11th November 1992
Blood Type: A
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 55 kg
Best Feature: Cuteness
Talents: Drums, Eating chicken
Hobbies: Listening to music, Internet
For His Future Love: “My lovely beautiful girlfriend, please take care of your health. Love you!”
- Minhwan has a pink diary.
- Minhwan was especially known for his adorable aegyos.
- Besides drum, Minhwan can also play the guitar, bass and the piano.
- Minhwan is really scared to act cute when Wonbin is beside him, because Wonbin always hits him.
- His parents own a restaurant. He has a big mole (birthmark) on his back.
- Minhwan’s ideal GF:”I hope she’s not any taller than 163cm.I want a short and cute girl. I want her to like the colors yellow and pink.”
- In 2007, Minhwan was the youngest celebrity in the K-Pop industry until Taemin of SHINee came along.
- Minhwan: “I really like chicken!! I want to be in a chicken CF!!”
- Seunghyun: “Minhwan always wears the same clothes, because he washes them, wears them, and washes them again in a constant cycle.
- “Hongki said that Minhwan always touches his nose when he’s embarrassed or shy.
- Minhwan’s favorite girl group is After School.
- Minhwan mentioned being in the background allows him to concentrate on playing instrument & singing as he can hear everything well.
- Minhwan has never received any love letters before he debut.
- Jonghun thinks Minhwan is like an ahjumma.
- Q: How old are you when FT Island is formed? Minhwan: “When I was about 13, 14. I also met Hongki hyung that time.”
- Minhwan is the easiest to wake up.
- Minhwan’s favorite colors are pink, white and yellow.
Korean Name : 송승현
Name: Song Seung Hyun
DOB: 21st August 1992
Star Sign: Leo
Family: Parents, younger brother
Nickname: 16 Dimensions
Position in band: Vocalist, rapper, guitarist
- Seunghyun once said, “the moment i enter this group, I’ve increase the average height and decrease the average age. “
- Seunghyun also has a split personality like Hongki. He’s very mature and quiet sometimes, but he can immediately turns into a major comedy star like in Good Morning Bob or I’m a Singer!
- Seunghyun is really bad at any dance, not even Abracadabra.
- Seunghyun is arguably the best among the boys at speaking English.
- He is the weakest among the boys. He’s been known as the ‘walking hospital’ ever since FNC academy trainee.
- Seunghyun is famous for his intestine talk.
- Seunghyun is close to SHINee’s Key.
- He likes Jason Mraz.
- Seunghyun maybe the maknae of group, but he’s a hyung in his family.
- Seunghyun goes to the gym for his health (obviously, our poor seunghyunnie is too thin!), unlike the other guys who go to the gym to workout their bodies.
- Seunghyun stated that his hobby is stimulating people’s anger.
- Seunghyun’s ideal girl: sexy and has a nice body.
- Seunghyun likes the smell of alcohol, he used to run after the anti-bacteria truck to smell it so once he nearly got intoxicated. From this article : Dorky Song Seunghyun lived in the suburbs when he was younger. Often in his village, there would always be an anti-bacteria truck coming regularly to clean out the village. Seunghyun would always delightfully run behind the truck, to experience the feeling of running through the foggy mist. He laughed as he said, “At that time, I thought the smell of alcohol (anti-bacteria) was good. But it turns out, I almost got intoxicated by inhaling too much!”
- In a fan-meeting, to find out about FT Island’s private life, Primadonna searched all the members’ bags. They were shocked because in Hyun’s bag, there were porn DVDs.
- Seunghyun has participated in Maknae Rebellion Show, soon raising his popularity with his dancing and costuming as girl hobby. He called himself Beyonce, Seung Seon. He is really beautiful and sexy as a girl.
- Seunghyun is known as Bob because he has his own-show (or should we call video-self-cam) with the director Min Hwan called Good Morning Bob, showing his English and humor skills.
- Q: How old are you when FT Island is formed? Seunghyun: When FT Island debuted, I was watching them in the TV! My experience with Hongki is about the same. I entered FNC at 15 but I only debuted when I was 17. >Seunghyun was going to debut with CNBlue, but after the Wonbin’s issue, he replaced Oh Won Bin’s place and became a part of FT Island.
- Seunghyun had about 2,000 anti-fans when he joined FT Island.
- Seunghyun is the one in the group who catches all the bugs. One time he caught frogs when touring countryside in Japan during rainy season.
- Seunghyun longest sleeping record is 27 hours.
- Seunghyun learnt the piano for 7 years. He learnt the guitar for 3 years. He was a trainee for 3 years.
- Seunghyun fought with his dog before and put it after on his diary.
- Seunghyun is known to be the party animal in FT Island.
- Seunghyun likes to stand behind people and scare them, which annoys Jaejin.
- Seunghyun loves to mess up others’ rooms.
- Seunghyun likes dressing like “a rich bachelor.”
- Seunghyun’s favorite girl group is KARA.
- Whenever Seunghyun is sad or when it’s raining, he will play the piano.
- Seunghyun wants to be Hongki and he wants Hongki to be Seunghyun so he can hit him. Seunghyun likes bullying Hongki. He thinks its the happiest thing to do.
- Seunghyun wants to build his own company in the future and make Hongki his employee.