FT Island bios

F.T. Island (에프티 아일랜드), Five Treasure Island, or FTI, is a five-member South Korean band. The name F.T. Island stands for ‘Five Treasure Island’, noting that each of the five members is a treasure of talents of their own. Their debut album, titled “Cheerful Sensibility”, was the sixth best-selling album in 2007. Their debut song ‘Lovesick’ stayed on top of K-Pop charts for 8 consecutive weeks. The official fanclub name is “Primadonna” and the official fanclub color is sunshine yellow.

JongHun

Choi JongHun is sub vocalist, guitarist, pianist, composer, lyricist and leader of South Korean group F.T. Island.

He was born in Seoul, South Korea on March 7, 1990, according to the solar calendar, and February 6 according to the lunar calendar.He attended the Shindongshin Middle Information Industry High School. During his high school years, he was accepted into the F&C music talent agency, which later formed the band F.T. Island with JongHun as its leader and guitarist.
Since March 2, 2009, Jong Hun has been attending the University of Suwon in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He is majoring in digital music alongside former band member Oh Won Bin.

In January 2009, members Choi Jonghun, Choi Minhwan, and Lee Jaejin were put into the sub group “A3”. This group debuted at the 2009 New Year concert “My First Dream” held at the JCB Hall in Tokyo, Japan on January 2, 2009. JongHun performed as the guitarist and a sub-vocalist. The group’s name was “A3” due to each of the three members having type A blood. This group was formed to help take up some singing time during their concerts, so that lead singer, Lee Hongki, would not overstrain his voice.
In late 2009, the triple-member group was renamed “F.T. Triple” and began working with JongHun on keyboard instead of guitar. They released the single “Love Letter” and began performing on music shows. During this time, F.T. Island’s main vocalist Lee Hongki was busy filming a drama and guitarist Song SeungHyun was involved in several variety shows.

Filmography:

Unstoppable Marriage, episode 62 cameo (2008)

SBS On Air, episode 1 cameo (2008)

Hong Jin Young’s Love Battery music video (2009)

MNet Scandal, episode 19 (2009)

Style Wave (2009)

SBS Idol Maknae Rebellion, episode 15 (2010)

HongKi

Lee Hong Ki/Lee Hong Gi (born March 2, 1990), is a Korean idol, Singer, Actor and MC. He is the lead singer of popular Korean band F.T. Island, a South Korean rock band, is well known for his powerful and versatile voice. He is the elder sibling in his family, and has a younger sister who currently still lives with their parents. He has been attending Kyung Hee University since March 9, 2009, majoring in Drama and Theater.

Before Hongki debuted as a singer with the band FT Island, he was first a child actor and made his acting debut in 2002 in KBS2 TV series Magic Kid Masuri as Masuri’s friend. This sitcom gained popularity among elementary school students. He was also featured in Kangsooni, where he played the lead character of Kang Soo Bong, and sang for the sitcom’s OST.
Hongki later played the role of Lysander in a musical stage Korean version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where he showed and excelled in his hidden skills in singing, acting and dancing. In 2009, he made a comeback in acting after a 5 years break and took the role as Jeremy, one of the main characters in the drama You’re Beautiful. He also sang solo OST songs for this drama “(Promise and Still/As Ever)”, which played a bigger role in terms of drama promotion. He achieved an SBS New Star Award for his role in the drama.

In 2007. Hongki debuted with the band F.T. Island as the lead singer. His strong and powerful voice is easily recognized by netizens and the media. Other than FT Island songs, he can also rap and beatbox.

Hongki decided to leave acting and pursue a career in singing when he played the lead role in the drama Kangsooni, where he sang the OST song. At the end of the drama, he performed the song live on stage. He was just 13 years old at that time. Impressed by his powerful vocal ability, a few people approached him, not wishing to waste his talent for singing. After competing with a selection of others, young label company F&C Music managed to grab Hongki and fully train him to become the lead singer of their first band, FT Island.
Besides singing, Hongki can also play the drums due to his role as a drummer in You’re Beautiful, and he currently has a big interest in playing the guitar.

Besides the band/group activities, Hongki appeared the most among the band members in lots of shows due to his popularity after FT Island’s debut in 2007. Hongki appeared as the youngest ‘daddy’ among 5 ‘daddies’ in the Good Daddy 2008 show together with Kim Hee Chul of Super Junior, Kim Gun Mo, Yoo Se Yun and Kim Hyung Bum. In the show, despite being the youngest ‘daddy’, he showed his caring and sweet side which made him the favourite ‘daddy’ to both ‘daughters’.

JaeJin

Lee Jaejin. Born in December 17th, 1991. He is the bassist of popular Korean band F.T. Island, a South Korean rock band.

He has been attending Seonyoo High School.
And his hobbies are: Internet Seaching, Questioning about music to the music specialist.

Filmography:

KBS2: Unstoppable Marriage (2007-2008) – as Wang Sa Baek

SBS: On Air (2008) episode 1 – cameo

SBS: Style (2009) episode 5 – cameo

SeungHyun

Song Seung Hyun is a member of Korea Boy Band FT Island after replacing Oh Won Bin. He was born on August 21th, 1992. He fill in Oh Won Bin’s spot as a guitarist and vocalist, and also plans to add some rap.

Song Seung Hyun is the second youngest member of the group after Choi Min Hwan.

Song Seung Hyun also participated Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) Idol Maknae Rebellion, and Starred in “Style Wave” together with Choi Jong Hun.

MinHwan

Choi Min Hwan (born November 11, 1992) is the drummer and the second sub vocal of South Korean group F.T. Island.

He is the youngest member and he goes to Eunil Information Industry High School.

He’s the third member of FT Triple. He plays the drums and also had his acting debut last year in The Road Home. He is especially known for his adorable aegyeos.

Filmography:

KBS2: Unstoppable Marriage (2007-2008) episode 62 – cameo

SBS: On Air (2008) episode 1 – cameo

SBS: Style (2009) episode 5 – cameo

KBS1: The Road Home (2009) – Han Joo Ho

 

FORMER MEMBER:

  • Oh WonBin  (오원빈)

He was born on March 26th, 1990. WonBin was the guitarrist, rapper and sub-vocal. He left the group in the begining of 2009 to be a solo artist.

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