J. Tune Camp
October 14, 2009
Joon – Former Member
Thunder – Former Member
J. Tune Camp
MBLAQ is a South Korean boy band created by music producer Rain, under the label J. Tune Camp. They were initially announced on September 21, 2009, in Nylon Magazine as a new group after they trained for two years. A teaser for their debut song, “Oh Yeah,” was released on October 12 and on October 14, they appeared with Rain during his “Legend of Rainism” concert. The group then released their debut EP titled “Just BLAQ.”
The EP was an immediate hit and it topped several music charts. MBLAQ debuted in Japan in December. There was a documentary film produced about their Japanese appearance.
In 2010, the group released their second EP “Y,” which Rain produced, wrote, composed and choreographed. The EP debuted at number one on M! Countdown, and the group was named “Rookie Group” in 2010.
In late 2010, J. Tune Camp merged with JYP Entertainment. It was noted that MBLAQ does not have any ties to JYP Entertainment.
MBLAQ released six EP albums, two studio albums, three single albums, and several music videos. Most of the songs reached the top of the music charts. The group focused on their choreography with the help of Rain, and they became known for their dancing as much as their music. They were one of the more popular groups at the time.
They performed to sold-out crowds on their tours from 2011 to 2014. They won multiple awards for Best Newcomer, Best Korean Artist, and People’s Choice. There were seven appearances on reality programs.
Thunder left the group in 2014, and Joon left in 2017, to concentrate on their individual projects.
In 2015, MBLAQ released their final album Mirror.
Leader, Main Vocalist, Main Dancer
October 16, 1987
176 cm (5’9″)
63 kg (138 lbs)
Seungho is a South Korean singer, dancer, model, and actor. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and comes from a family of five. When he was young, Seungho entered and won various singing contests. He attended Anyang High School of Arts and Kyung Hee Cyber University. He made two television appearances in 2003 and 2005. He is best known as a member of the boy band MBLAQ.
Seungho debuted with the group in October 2009, with their creator, Rain, at one of his concerts. They went on to tour and released music from 2009 to 2015. The group made appearances on reality shows and held fan events in Korea and Japan. They were a very popular group.
In April 2017, Seungho signed a contract with Will Entertainment as a solo artist and actor. He appeared in various television series, a film titled “Rock N Roll Grandpa,” and was in three musicals.
Seungho’s hobbies include soccer, break dancing, playing guitar and piano, and knitting. He’s also taken classes in gymnastics, judo, and hapkido.
Seungho enlisted in the military on October 16, 2017.
November 6, 1987
177 cm (5’9″)
65 kg (143 lbs)
G.O. is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Changwon, South Korea. He comes from a family of five. He is best known as a singer in the band MBLAQ.
In 2007, he debuted with an R&B group named Ty Keys. The company ended up going bankrupt and he had to go to court to end his contract.
In 2009, G.O. debuted as the main singer with the boy group MBLAQ at Rain’s concert “Legend of Rainism.” They trained for two years prior to their debut. The group was very successful from the start. They released several EP’s, two studio albums, singles, and starred in many variety shows.
They made their debut in Japan in 2011, along with the release of their first Japanese album Your Luv. Their fan event drew over 10,000 people.
G.O. also had a solo career while still a part of MBLAQ. He collaborated with several singers in 2010. He was also recruited with 19 other singers to perform before a G20 Summit in Seoul.
In 2011, G.O. released his first solo single titled “Even In My Dreams.” The song was written and composed by G.O. He also appeared in Ailee’s music video for her single “I Will Show You.”
He released his single “Play That Song” in 2013. However, it only charted at 53. G.O. waited another five years and released the albums I Often Dream These Days in 2018, and Foreverlove in 2019. No charting information is available for those records.
G.O. has an extensive career as a songwriter, composer, and arranger for many other artists. He’s also collaborated on several soundtracks. G.O. was in various television series, variety shows, and musicals. He received the Best Newcomer Award for his acting in 2014.
G.O. recently announced he is marrying Choi Ye Seul in late 2019.
Main Rapper, Vocalist
March 10, 1991
63 kg (138 lbs)
Mir is a South Korean singer, dancer, and actor. He was born in Jangseong, South Korea. Mir attended Kyunghee Cyber University and majored in information technology and math. He is best known as a member of the boy group MBLAQ.
In 2009, Mir debuted with the band after two years of training. Their creator, Rain, announced them during his concert, “Legend of Rainism.” They were immediately successful and released music while touring from 2009 to 2015.
Mir wrote the lyrics to their two singles “You’re My +,” and “Can’t Come Back.”
Mir injured his back in 2011, and he required surgery. He was able to return to the group later that year. In 2012, Mir and bandmate G.O. formed their own subgroup and released the song “Wild.”
On July 14, 2016, Mir enlisted in the military for his mandatory service. His fans were surprised by the news and said they will miss him.
Mir was a featured artist on four different songs from other artists. He also is credited on six different albums as a songwriter.
Mir hasn’t done a lot of acting, but he appeared in a few television dramas and music videos.
During the World Cup in 2010, Mir was part of a group of musicians competing against other groups of musicians in soccer events.
Lee Joon debuted with MLBAQ in 2009 and stayed with the group until his military enlistment on October 18, 2017.
Thunder debuted with MLBAQ in 2009 and stayed with the group until his contract expired in 2014.