4MEN: First Love

 

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L-R: Kim Jon Woo, Shin Yong Jae, and Young Jae

4MEN is a Korean male vocal group known for its R&B-inflected songs, along with other K-pop groups that debuted in the late 1990s, including Fly to the Sky, g.o.d and Shinhwa.  The group began with four members, but its latest releases feature only two members. Despite personnel changes, the group has produced a rich discography grounded in group harmony. 4MEN positions themselves within K-Soul:  “We want our fans to know that Korean singers also understand R&B and soul music well and Korean traditional ballad music and K-Soul of R&B sentiment have been popular in Korea before the start of the K-pop heat” (Nini).

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BASICS

Name: 4MEN, named for the number of original four members of the group

Members: Young Jae, Shin Yong Jae, Kim Won Joo, J1*, Yoon Min Soo*^, Jeong Se Young *^m Kee Jeong Ho*^ (*former member; ^original member)

Debut: February 1, 1998

Label:  YWHO Golden Bridge/Sony Music; Happy Face Entertainment (YWHO merges with Happy Face Entetainment in 2011)

Fan name and origin: N/A

Website: N/A

VIDEOGRAPHY

Love Tonight • Once While Living • I Love You • 사랑 • I Can’t’ 못해 • Everything • Confession 고백 • Knock Knock Knock • First Kiss

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DISCOGRAPHY

First Album (1998) • 집 이렇게 천일동안 모으면 이별이 사라진다고 했다 (2002) • Andante (2006) • 선물 (Digital Single) (2007) • 멜로디 (Digital Single) (2008) • First Kiss (2008) • Voice of Autumn (2009) • Special album – The 3rd Generation (2010) • Baby Baby + 4men (2010) • 4men + E-Tribe – YOU (2010) • 4men + Sorry (2010) • 4men + Individuality (2010) • YWHO 2010 Winter Serenade  (2010) • Secret Garden OST (2011) • The Artist (2011)

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OTHER HAPPY FACE ENTERTAINMENT ARTISTS

Dal Shabet

SIMILAR ARTISTS

Fly to the Sky • Brown Eyed Soul

RELEVANT SOURCES

Nini. “[Inside the Music] VIBE and 4MEN Talk About ‘K-Soul’ and US Tour.” hellokpop. 1 Feb 2015. Evernote..

PROFILE CREDITS

Original Profile: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick • Revised Profile: Crystal S. Anderson

4D Personality

A person with a 4D personality is someone who has a unique personality, who has a different way of thinking, speaking and acting. For example, SS501’s Leader Joong is said to have a 4D personality because he models, acts, volunteers, sings and dances and says unusual and exaggerated things.

Leader Joong delivering coal (2010); Credit: news.nate.com

Anti

An anti is an individual who actively promotes hatred and harm towards a group and Kpop as a genre, often advocating harm to a group and/or its members, and in extreme cases, actually harming  a group and/or its members.

KPK IN NO WAY ADVOCATES ANTI-BEHAVIOR IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM!!!!

For example, SNSD’s anti-fans, STAND (Stand Till All Nine Disappear) are the most vocal of all all anti-groups. You know it’s bad when your antis have names! 😦

Credit: Anti Kpop 4ever’s Photostream; http://www.flickr.com/people/51159551@N07/

Seriously?