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Introduction

FTISLAND is a boy band well loved in Korea for its moving ballads. (Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the band members look as if they’ve come straight out of a romance movie!) The band made its debut in Korea in 2007 and in Japan in 2008 and has steadily gained in popularity ever since. In 2011, FTISLAND earned the top spot on the Japan Oricon weekly album chart with ‘Five Treasure Island,’ the band’s first full-length album to be released in Japan.

Group Introduction

FTISLAND stands for ‘Five Treasure Island’ and has five members: Choi Jong-hoon, Lee Hong-ki, Lee Jae-jin, Song Seung-hyun, and Choi Min-hwan. The band’s first album (‘Cheerful Sensibility,’ released in 2007) included hit songs such as ‘Love Sick,’ ‘Until You Come Back,’ ‘Only One Person,’ ‘I Hope,’ ‘Love Love Love,’ and ‘Hello Hello.’ FTISLAND is credited with revitalizing the Korean pop industry as the first major idol band to hit the modern music scene.

- First Album Release: ‘Cheerful Sensibility’ (2007)
- FTISLAND Official Website: http://www.ftisland.com/ (Korean)

Member Profiles

* Name: Lee, Hong-ki (이홍기)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Lead Vocals
* Education: Department of Theater and Film, Kyung Hee University


Lee Hong-ki made his first public appearance in 2002 as part of the cast of the children’s sitcom ‘Magic Kid Masuri.’ He then stepped into the limelight once again as FTISLAND’s main vocalist and displayed his musical talents through FTISLAND’s signature rock ballads. In 2009, he starred in the SBS TV drama ‘You Are So Beautiful’ along with Jang Keun-suk and Jung Yong-hwa and shortly after received the ‘New Star Award’ at the SBS Drama Awards. Lee Hong-ki also played the role of Lysander in a Korean musical stage version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

* Date of Birth: March 2, 1990
* Blood Type: AB
* Height: 175cm
* Hobbies: Listening to music, playing soccer and video games, cooking
* Special Talents: Singing, soccer

* Name: Choi, Jong-hoon (최종훈)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Team leader, guitar, keyboard


Choi Jong-hoon is the leader and main guitarist of FTISLAND. In 2009, he formed a sub-group called ‘FT.triple’ with two members of the other band members, Lee Jae-jin and Choi Min-hwan. In 2011, Choi Jong-hoon was cast in the movie ‘You Are My Pet.’


* Date of Birth: March 7, 1990
* Blood Type: A
* Height: 178cm
* Hobbies: Listening to music, surfing the internet
* Special Talents: Playing piano

* Name: Lee, Jae-jin (이재진)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Bass, Vocals


Lee Jae-jin is FTISLAND’s handsome bass player. In 2007, he made his debut with the band while simultaneously appearing in ‘Unstoppable Marriage,’ a KBS drama that earned him much popularity with the ladies. In 2009, he was cast as the lead in the musical ‘Sonagi,’ proving his versatility once again by succeeding in the musical theater field.

* Date of Birth: December 17, 1991
* Blood Type: A
* Height: 177cm

* Name: Choi, Min-hwan (최민환)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Drummer
* Education: Seoul Arts High School


Choi Min-hwan is the tough-looking drummer of FTISLAND. In 2009, two years after his debut with the band, he played his first major acting role by appearing in the KBS TV drama ‘The Road Home.’ In the same year, he joined the sub-group ‘FT.triple’ and took his musical passion one step further.

* Date of Birth: November 11, 1992
* Blood Type: A
* Height: 173cm

* Name: Song Seung-hyun (송승현)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Guitarist, Vocalist
* Education: School of Performing Arts


Song Seung-hyun is FTISLAND’s guitarist and vocalist and is known in part for his charming dimples. He is sometimes referred to as a ‘16-dimensional guy’ for his off-the-wall ideas. In 2009, he starred in the cable channel On Style’s ‘Style Wave’ together with Choi Jong-hoon.

* Date of Birth: August 21, 1992
* Blood Type: O
* Height: 180cm

FTISLAND’s Official Fan Club

1) Primadonna
FTISLAND’s official fan club, ‘Primadonna,’ gets its name from one of the songs on the band’s debut album ‘Cheerful Sensibility.’ The song ‘Primadonna’ is the story of an innocent man falling in love for the first time. In 2010, the Primadonna fan club participated in a number of volunteer activities with FTISLAND such as supporting the construction of a library in Côte d´Ivoire. Fan club members often carry a yellow flag that they refer to as a ‘Fantastic’ as a symbol of their support.

2) Official Fan Club Website: http://cafe.daum.net/fti5

Discography (List of Albums)

Korea

Korea

2007

June 7, 2007

Cheerful Sensibility

December 3, 2007

The Refreshment

2008

August 22, 2008

Colorful Sensibility Part.1

October 17, 2008

Colorful Sensibility Part.2

2009

February 11, 2009

Jump Up

July 16, 2009

Cross & Change

October 26, 2009

Double Date

2010

August 25, 2010

Beautiful Journey

2011

May 24, 2011

Return



Japan

Japan

2008

June 7, 2008

Soyogi

December 17, 2008

The One

2009

April 22, 2009

I Believe Myself

October 21, 2009

Raining

2010

April 15, 2010

FTISLAND Japan Special Album VOL.1

May 19, 2010

Flower Rock

July 14, 2010

Brand New Days

November 17, 2010

So Today...

December 16, 2010

So long, Au revoir

2011

April 20, 2011

Satisfaction

April 28, 2011

2010 FTISLAND Live Concert
[Beautiful Journey] DVD

May 18, 2011

Five Treasure Island

Awards

Awards

2007

M.net M Countdown: #1 for 2 consecutive weeks
SBS Inkigayo: Achieved triple crown status
KBS Music Bank: K-Chart: #1 on the charts
Golden Disk Awards: Newcomer Award, Popularity Award
2007 Blistex’s World’s Most Beautiful Lips Award (first winner in Asia)
2007 Asia Song Festival: Best New Group
M.net KM Music Festival: Best New Male Group
M.net KM Music Festival: M.net.com Award

2008

17th Seoul Music Awards: Newcomer Award
SBS Inkigayo: Mutizen Song #1
M.net M Countdown: Top spot
SEED Awards: Asia’s Most Popular Artist Award
Golden Disk Awards: Popularity Award
Korea Entertainment Awards: Best Male Group
SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Lee Hong-ki)
Japan Oricon Indies Chart: #9 (‘The One’)

2009

KTO’s Hallyu Tourism Night: Hallyu Tourism Achievement Award
Korea Cultural Entertainment Awards: Top Ten Singer Award

2010

SBS Inkigayo: Mutizen Song #1
M.net M Countdown: MCD #1
KBS Music Bank: #1 slot
Korea Entertainment Arts Awards: Male Singer Award
Golden Disk Awards: Cosmopolitan Rock Music Award
Taiwan G-Music, Five Music Chart: #1 for 2 consecutive weeks
Taiwan Mobile Charts (Emome, Taiwan Mobile, Fareast Tone Mobile): #1 on the charts
Japan Oricon Chart: #3 (‘Flower Rock’)
Japan Oricon Chart: #8 (‘Brand New Days’)
Japan Oricon Chart: #6 (‘So Today…’)

2011

Japan Oricon Chart: #2  (‘Satisfaction’)
Japan Oricon Chart: #1 (‘Five Treasure Island’)

Other Activities

Other Activities

2007

KBS TV Drama ‘Unstoppable Marriage’ (Lee Jae-jin)

2009

SBS TV Drama ‘You Are So Beautiful’ (Lee Hong-ki)

KBS TV Drama ‘The Road Home’ (Choi Min-hwan)

Musical ‘Sonagi’ (Lee Jae-jin)

Musical ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Lee Hong-ki)

2011

Japan TBS TV Drama ‘Muscle Girl’ (Lee Hong-ki)

Movie ‘You Are My Pet’ (Choi Jong-hoon)




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