Biography

FTISLAND took a unique approach to the South Korean pop/idol music scene by entering it as an instrumental band, rather than a standard boy band. They emphasized a wish to be recognized, liked, and respected not for their image alone but for their music and their talent. Their debut song 사랑앓이 (Lovesick) was an instant hit, and the band quickly became a household name. The “F.T” in their name stands for “Five Treasure.”

Management: FNC Music
Debut album: 2007 [1집 Cheerful Sensibility]
Genre: rock ballad, pop
Official color: Yellow
Fanclub: Primadonna
Fansign: Pentastick
Members: main vocal 이홍기 (Lee Hongki), guitarist/leader 최종훈 (Choi Jonghun), bassist 이재진 (Lee Jaejin), drummer 최민환 (Choi Minhwan), guitarist/subvocal 송승현 (Song Seunghyun)
Former members: guitarist/subvocal 오원빈 (Oh Wonbin)

Milestones
2007 ~ debut album #6 in albums sold nationwide
2009. 01.28 ~ Oh Wonbin’s departure
2009. 01.29 ~ Song Seunghyun added

Awards
2008 23rd Annual Golden Disc Popularity Award
2008 15th Annual South Korean Entertainment Arts Group Musician Award
2008 3rd Annual Seed Asia Best Popular Artist Award
2008 17th Annual Seoul Gayo New Artist Award
2007 22nd Annual Golden Disc Popularity Award, New Artist Award
2007 Mnet KM Music Festival New Artist Award in Group Category, Mnet.com Award
2007 Asia Song Festival New Artist Award

Television
[Mnet] 두근두근 여친만들기 (Thump Thump Find a Girlfriend)
[MTV KOREA] MTV 트레저아일랜드 (MTV Treasure Island)
[MBC every1] 아이돌 군단의 떴다! 그녀 시즌2 (Idol Army, Up! She Goes Season 2)

Other Work
2007 Filmed commercial for SMART

Full Albums
2007.06.05 [1집 Cheerful Sensibility]
2008.08.22 [2집 Colorful Sensibility]
2009.07.16 [3집 Cross & Change]

Special Albums
2007.12.03 [The Refreshment (Special Album)]
2008.04.03 [2008 연가 F.T Island (Digital Single)]
2008.10.17 [Colorful Sensibility Part 2]
2008.10.23 [First Island (Live Album)]
2009.02.17 [Jump Up (EP)]
2009.05.14 [Rock Prince (2nd Live Concert)]

Participating Albums
2007.11.09 [인순이는 예쁘다 O.S.T]
2008.03.12 [온에어 O.S.T]
2008.04.15 [2008 연가]
2008.12.17 [마담 B의 살롱 (Episode 26 - The BAND) (26회)]

Japanese Mini-albums
2008.06.07 [Prologue of FT Island - Soyogi]

Japanese Singles
2008.12.17 [The One]
2009.04.22 [I believe myself]

Edited by DocumentaLy on 8 Apr 2013, 01:45

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