an acronym for Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) is a South Korean quintet male vocal group created by South-Korean entertainer Rain under J.Tune Camp. The group consists of Seungho, G.O, Lee Joon, Cheondung, and Mir. The group debuted on October 9, 2009, at Rain’s Legend of Rainism concert.
On October 14, 2009, the group released their debut single album, Just BLAQ, which topped various online and offline music charts in South Korea. The group then released their first extended play album Y on May 19, 2010, and on January 10, 2011, MBLAQ released their first studio album, BLAQ Style.
In 2012, J. Tune Camp announced that MBLAQ members Mir and G.O will split into a sub-unit. The sub-unit was originally going to debut back in May, but since MBLAQ got their first Asia Tour and G.O’s filming of Phantom. Yet the sub-unit didn’t get a name and their debut was postponed. But on MBLAQ’s first Asia Tour, the sub-unit released their first single, Wild.
MembersStage name Birth name Date of birth Position
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Seungho 승호 Yang Seung Ho 양승호 (1987-10-16) October 16, 1987 (age 25) Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
G.O 지오 Jung Byeong Hee 정병희 (1987-11-06) November 6, 1987 (age 25) Main Vocalist
Lee Joon 이준 Lee Chang Seon 이창선 (1988-02-07) February 7, 1988 (age 25) Sub-Vocalist, Main Dancer, Visual
Thunder 천둥 Park Sang Hyun 박상현 (1990-10-07) October 7, 1990 (age 22) Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub-Vocalist, Visual
Mir 미르 Bang Cheol Yong 방철용 (1991-03-10) March 10, 1991 (age 22) Main Rapper, Maknae
Music, dance, and influenceInitially debuting as a group more focused on dance and pop, MBLAQ have since experimented with different genres. “Oh Yeah” and “Y” were dance/pop tracks, “My Dream”, “Last Luv” and “Rust” are ballad tracks, “Bang Bang Bang” is rock ballad, “Cry” is an R&B track, and “Stay” is a track infused with hip-hop, electronic and rock.
With Rain being their mentor and major influence, he has either written, composed, produced and/or choreographed a few tracks for MBLAQ, including “Oh Yeah”, “G.O.O.D Luv”, and “Y”. For the release of Just BLAQ and Y, MBLAQ focused heavily on their performance with strong choreography. With BLAQ Style, MBLAQ decided to focus more on the music and melody rather than the choreography.
100% Ver.’s track Run choreography was choreographed by taekwondo masters.