Artist of the week – F.T Island


Name: Lee Hong-Gi (Vocals)
Date of birth: March 2, 1990
Height: 178 cm
Blood type: AB
Education: Seongji High School
Hobbies: Singing, listening to music, playing soccer, playing video games
Played Doo-shik in the 2005 TV movie “겨울아이” “Winter Child”
Has appeared in a few TV shows.

Name: Lee Jae-Jin (Bass)
Date of birth: December 17, 1991
Height: 177 cm
Blood type: A
Education: Seonyoo High School
Hobby: Surfing the internet

Name: Oh Won-Bin (Guitar, Vocals)
Date of birth: March 26, 1990
Height: 180 cm
Blood type: O
Education: Seongji High School
Hobbies: Exercising, reading, listening to music

Name: Choi Jong-Hoon (Guitar, Piano)
Date of birth: March 7, 1990
Height: 178 cm
Blood type: A
Education: Shindongshin Middle Information Industry High School
Hobbies: Listening to music, surfing the internet

Name: Choi Min-Hwan (Drums)
Date of birth: November 11, 1992
Height: 171 cm
Blood type: A
Education: Yanghwa Middle School
Hobbies: Surfing the internet, listening to music


Our featured artiste this week is the fast rising new boy band F.T Island. F.T. Island, short for “Five Treasure Island,” is a new group made up of 5 young, fresh-faced teenage members. Although the group debuted less than two months ago, they have already gained fans at home and abroad. “Cheerful Sensibility,” their first album released on June 8, is a collection of rock ballads and pop-rock tracks. The first single "Painful Love", written by Vibe's Ryu Jae Hyun, took fans by storm, spending 3 weeks on top of the music chart. Their album is doing equally well on the sales chart, having spent many weeks in the top 5.

Before their album release, F.T Island's first public appearance was back in March 2007 on a reality TV program on M.Net. The theme of the show was "Wanna be your boyfriend" by Internet voting. Within 10 minutes, more than 100 girls posted their pictures on the designated website because they all want to be F.T Island's girlfriends. That show created a lot of buzz for this new group. That's one of the reasons why they have become so popular upon their debut.

They are one of the most successful debuting acts in recent memory. Unlike many other boy bands, F.T Island actually play their own instruments so they are really a band. Perhaps that is one reason many people like them. They are unique and it is very hard to compare them to any previously successful boy bands. With their well rounded talents, F.T Island can potentially become one of the best boy bands that Korea ever has.


Cheerful Sensibility (1st album, 2007) : Painful Love, I Am Happy, Thunder, Only One Person, Cling, A Man’s First Love Follows Him To The Grave, They Sait To Stop, FT Island, Reo Reo, Prima Donna, Meeting, Because I Don’t Know How To Love, First Kiss

credits to: KBS World, edward1849, F.T Island official thread @ soompi