Group MYNAME (Seyong, Insoo, Chaejin, Gunwoo, JunQ) collaborated with ‘hip hop’s godfather’ Lee Hyundo and released their 3rd single ‘Day By Day’. They met Lee Hyundo through their agency’s representative, Hwanhee.
Falling for MYNAME’s skills, Lee Hyundo showed his passion by writing, composing and even featuring in a rap on the album. This was the first time he participated in an idol’s album in his 20-year career.
Lee Hyundo said, “I was very surprised by their skills. If they go solo, I would like to work with them too. That’s how worthwhile this album is.” The MYNAME members also revealed, “A hip hop legend’s detailed advice and encouragement were a great source of strength for us.”
MYNAME rose up as the new K-pop stars with their huge Japanese promotions, but the truth is that they are still not recognized in Korea for their skills. Because of that, there is no doubt that the members want to imprint the name ‘MYNAME’ in the minds of K-pop fans.
But with the chaos of October, this is no easy feat. Contrary to expectations, the members showed bright expressions. The reason is their faith in the sweat and tears they shed while preparing for this comeback.
On the 9th at Uniqlo Ax Hall, Kwangjingu, Seoul after their comeback stage on MBC Music’s ‘Show! Champion’, MYNAME’s Gunwoo told AsiaE, “We are thankful to the many fans who came on our first comeback performance. We will work hard as hard in our promotions as we have prepared for it.”
Insoo revealed, “No matter how we perfected it during our preparations, the comeback performance will always be disappointing. We will work on our weaknesses and show you a more developed image. MYNAME will work hard on our promotions and always look forward to the future.”
Chaejin added, “I’m usually not the type to get nervous, but I was a little nervous for ‘Day By Day’. I’m happy that I successfully completed this comeback performance. We want to thank all MYgirls who have waited for us. We will work hard, so please watch over us.”
Meanwhile, MYNAME will release their third single album ‘Day By Day’ on the 11th on online music portals.
[TV Reporter Kim Yena Reporter] They might be mistaken for BoA’s song “My Name” or confused with the singer The Name. Having debuted 3 years ago, the group has had concurrent activities in Korea and Japan. Why weren’t they able to get their name out in those 3 years? Many juniors managed to come up with hits and there is no where else to push them back. So, they made a decision. The group MYNAME intends to make their name known to the people in Korea and it is time that they pull out their polished secret weapon.
◆ From a group that promotes nationality to being the top group in Korea
MNAME’s new song ‘Baby I’m Sorry’ has garnered the hottest reactions since their debut. Music sales were good and the rankings of their newest single on terrestrial music programmes were the best results they have ever obtained. Despite the hundreds of hours of practice and efforts that MYNAME has put in, it was still deemed unsatisfactory. They did not have much time to spend with their Korean fans due to the activities they had in Japan. At the same time, it was necessary to distinct themselves from the new groups that were constantly springing up.
[enews 24 Kim Jiyeon Reporter] Though the world is not obliged to feed us with a
gold spoon from the moment we are born, we still can choose to make the ‘best’
out of every moment. As we go on with life, the temptations lurk in every corner
are always testing us. Many teenagers dream of debuting as entertainers but have
failed for the same reasons.
Because they targeted Japan first from the start, MYNAME are promoting this album like rookies, giving this album a whole different meaning.
One of the things that they paid close attention to was their music video. Spending 500 million won to film in Busan, the music video shows the strong world of men in a storyline similar to that of the movie ‘Friend’, and stars actor Yoo Ohsung and MMA fighter Choo Sunghoon as the leads. Exceeding a simple music video, it has high quality visuals and storyline, and will be screened at a short film festival.
The music video garnered 1 million views within 12 hours of being released on their agency H2Media’s official Youtube page, giving them high praises and naturally, the interest in MYNAME grew.
[CBS NoCut News Jung Byunggeun reporter] They succeeded in getting #1 on the weekly album sales charts. It’s been 3 years since MYNAME’s debut, but they’ve just released their first mini album now. Because they went to Japan early after a love call from a major agency, their promotions in Korea were short. They gained experienced from performing over 100 times in Japan, but they are underrated in Korea.
MYNAME started with small-scale performances in Japan and started growing their fanbase. They even made it to #3 in March with the release of their Japanese full-length album. According to their representatives, their current agency have rolled out the red carpet for them. That’s because they know what MYNAME is worth.
[Newsen article by Jeonwon / Photo by Kim Changhyun]
MYNAME is cruising.
MYNAME (Seyong, Insoo, JunQ, Chaejin, Gunwoo) recently released their first
mini album and are in the midst of promoting their title track ‘Baby I’m Sorry’.
They’re especially catching attention for setting a new record at 5th place on
KBS2 TV’s ‘Music Bank’ and developing further.
[AsiaE Park Gunwook reporter, Jung Junyoung reporter] 誠盡成事, a four character phrase that means “If you do everything with sincerity, good things will happen”. After their debut 3 years ago, MYNAME are finally personally showing this development with their first mini album released on the 4th.
MYNAME (Kim Seyong (22), Kang Insoo (25), Kang Junkyu (20), Lee Gunwoo (24), Chae Jinseok (18)), who persevered since their debut, are getting surprising results with this album and have embarked on a new beginning with happy hearts.
It hasn’t even been 2 weeks since the release of their first mini album, but MYNAME had the honor of being #1 on Hanteo Chart’s weekly charts for album sales. Also, their unique music video gained over 1 million views in just 12 hours.
[Billboard Korea | Kim Eunju reporter] “MYNAME Ganbatte”(MYNAME, have strength.)
5-member male group MYNAME are back in Korea after promoting in Japan.
Starting with being the first Korean singers to sign on with Japan’s largest
agency Yoshimoto R&C last July, MYNAME are now successfully garnering
attention as hot idols with their glocalizing strategy. They even embarked on
their first national tour last May in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo. With their fluent
Japanese, familiar image and stage skills, MYNAME have the 3 things needed to be
in the spotlight as top Hallyu artists. With the never-ending love calls they’re
receiving in the Japanese market, their earnings are also gradually
MBNStar Park Jungsun reporter] “What is your name?” It’s a phrase that alerts you to the start of an interview. It might have been too much since it’s been 3 years since their debut, but the moment we asked them that question again, the members naturally told us each of their names, as though they are used to it.
There is a reason why this so called music reporter asked the MYNAME members
for their names. These guys, who are aiming for the global market by promoting
in both Korea and Japan at the same time, have gained huge popularity in Japan,
but could not achieve the same results in Korea. What’s worse is that they’re
even called ‘recycled rookies’.