Mblaq stands for Music boys live in absolute quality, they debuted in October 2009 and we can tell they have indeed reached absolute quality. Mblaq is surely talented and makes always very good music. The 5 members are really giving a lot of themselves and always show us great performances. They seem to have fans here in Europe because they’re doing pretty well in the European charts. But still, nobody ever asked them to come here which is totally weird. We definitely want them to come to Europe to say hello to their fans and perform for us of course. We know they are awaited, it’s just that apparently nobody have ever asked them to come. Well with Japako Music, we definitely want to change that, we will support them and try to promote them in Europe as much as we can.
Live, they have strong choreographies and give 100% of themselves. We can see they love being on stage and share their passion with enthusiasm. They work really hard like every idol and you can see how serious they are about their career in the music business as they are now studying to be able to produce themselves. In interviews, they seem cool, they are all so different that they bring something really interesting when they are all together. It’s like they are completing each other and it makes them special.
Now let’s speak about the members. We firstly have the leader Seungho, he seems always very serious but also friendly. He has the kind of personality that you don’t want him against you but we think he can also be very nice. He is really impressive because of his charisma but he can also be funny from time to time. The main vocalist G.O. is mysterious. It’s complicated to really know what he has in mind and to read him properly, because he never expresses what he thinks and you cannot see it on his face either. He has a great voice of course and he is totally cute. He also has this special glance which makes you melt to the ground. He is the second in command and we can see he is taking his role very seriously as well. The sexy main dancer Joon is certainly the funniest because he is totally random, you never know what to expect with him, but what a great dancer. He has many talents actually, he can act also very well and of course he can sing! He is really multi-talented and has a friendly personality. No wonder he is so popular! Next, we have Cheondung, very known to be the young brother of Sandara from 2NE1, he was anyway able to prove himself and show his talents. We can say that now he is definitely recognized as an artist. He is the lead rapper but can also sing very well. And he is a very good dancer. Multi-talented as well, indeed! He has a lot of charm, that we cannot deny it! He seems just a bit quieter, especially when he is next to Joon or the maknae of the band Mir. Mir is the main rapper which surprises us totally. We have to say that the first time we saw him, we wouldn’t have thought he was the main rapper. He seems too cute and hilarious for that. But we were wrong, he is really a good rapper. It’s still astonishing us every time we see him on stage, it’s like we have another person in front of us. He is suddenly becoming so handsome and manly, the bad boy look fits him really well, we have to say that. It’s kind of funny to see this transformation and it’s really making him more interesting.
Now let’s talk about music, they debuted with the mini album „Just Blaq“ released in October 2009. This mini album includes the famous track „Oh yeah“. They were already entering the charts with this very first song. But we would say that their success has become really serious after releasing the hit song „Y“ from their mini album „Y“ released in May 2010. They definitely stabilized their success and became real idols. They were then able to release a full length album „Blaq style“ in January 2011 with the hit song „Stay“ that everybody loves. In July 2011, they released a new mini album „Mona lisa“. The song „Mona lisa“ has become very popular even all around the world. Then Mblaq was definitely assuring his success internationally. With their last mini album „100% ver.“, they are showing us something a bit different, we could say a bit more mature . Of course, the hit song „This is war“ gained a lot of popularity very quickly . You can also read the review of this mini album under this presentation.
As you can see Mblaq gained popularity very quickly, of course since they are talented it seems normal. So we can only advise you to check them out if you don’t know them already. You will surely discover a new band you might like. Anyway, let’s give them all our support in order to make them come in Europe!
After Lee Joon and Thunder departure from the group in 2014, Seunghoo, G.O and Mir continued as MBLAQ but released no new music ever since. The group is officially on hiatus starting from 2015 when the remaining members started their mandatory military service.
Text by Vivi C.