100% is a rookie band, they started in September 2012. They were introduced to the public before their debut through a show they made with their label mate Teen Top. It was a good thing to get to know them a bit better and to see their talents. They are already showing a lot of promise with their first song „Bad boy“, an energetic song with a strong choreography. Their single „We, 100%“ was surely awaited by a lot of people. And for their first release, they didn’t disappoint us. They did a pretty good job and that’s why they gathered the attention. Their second single has just been released on the 7th of December, unfortunately the song „Guy like me“ didn’t stay long in the charts this time. Well, we can say they had some huge concurrence to deal with. Still the song is a great ballad and that’s why JAPAKO Music decided to support them and make them known in Europe as well. Anyway, they seem to have reached Europe very quickly, at least we can see a certain popularity for them here. We still need to see a bit more of what they can do and we are certainly waiting for them to show us what they got. But we totally believe in their talent so let’s support them and show them we want them too in Europe.
Now let’s present the member, first of all, the leader, Minwoo, he seems as sweet as his voice. But even though he is kind of sweet, you don’t want to wake up the beast in him. He has a lot of determination and we think he is ambitious as well. He seems smart and we have to say, he has a cute smile. The main vocalist Rokhuyn, who seems to be the youngest because he is all cute, has such a nice voice and can play so well with it, that we like to hear him sing. He is also very funny and friendly. On stage, he seems totally different though, all confident and with a lot of charisma, it’s really surprising. Jonghwan, who is able to play the acoustic guitar beautifully and also sings really well, seems to be a bit reserved and quiet. He is not talking that much but we can say he has a lot of talent. The rapper Chanyong is a bit rude, he always says everything he has in mind without thinking about it before hands. He has the bad boy look that suits him really well and makes him sexy. When we first saw Changbum, on the contrary, we weren’t thinking at all he would be a rapper as well. We were indeed really surprised to hear him rap the first time. He is a really good dancer though and can move his body as he wishes without difficulties. Next we have Hyukjin, who has also a very nice voice and can sing beautifully, is really charming. He is also very quiet and doesn’t talk that much so we need to find out a bit more about him as well. And last but not least, Sanghoon who is another vocalist, we don’t see him that much but his presence can be noticed because he has charisma for sure.
Well, we still need to see them evolve and see if the quietest ones will show a bit more of themselves with time. They are still young and just debuted, so they need to improve in order to gain popularity. What we want now is to get to know them even better and see what they can become in the future. When they are on stage, they are certainly showing confidence and talents, we can only hope they will keep on with the hard work. Let’s believe in them and show them our love from now on!
Text by Vivi C.