Speed (South Korean band)

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SPEED
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsCore Contents Media (2010–2012)
GM Contents Media (2012–)
Associated actsCoed School, 5dolls, T-ARA,
Members
Kwanghaeng
Yoosung
Taewoon
Inoh
Saejoon
Jongkook
Sungmin
Past members
Kangho
 
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SPEED
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsCore Contents Media (2010–2012)
GM Contents Media (2012–)
Associated actsCoed School, 5dolls, T-ARA,
Members
Kwanghaeng
Yoosung
Taewoon
Inoh
Saejoon
Jongkook
Sungmin
Past members
Kangho

Speed (Korean: 스피드; commonly stylized as SPEED) is a sub-unit of the South Korean idol group Coed School. Its members are all male: Kwanghaeng, Yoosung, Taewoon (Leader), Noori, Sungmin and the addition of two new members: Jongkook and Saejoon.

The name "SPEED" was chosen by the members because it expresses their determination to "continue the race without getting tired".[1]

Contents

History

2010: Coed School Debut

Coed School debuted in October 2010 with the single "Too Late". Their debut mini album, Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh, was released on October 28, 2010.

2011: Sub-units and Kangho's departure

Core Contents Media announced that they will be dividing the group in two sub-units in early-2011. The four female members of Coed, Soomi; Chan Mi; Hyoyoung and Hyewon, debuted first with the addition of new member Eunkyo. They made a comeback in mid-2011 which delayed the debut of Coed's male sub-unit.

On November 4, it was announced that member Kangho would be leaving the group in order to focus on an acting career, which delayed the debut of the group even further (although it was rumoured that he left due to a scandal where he was alleged to have raped a female classmate).[2][3] Kangho was later replaced by Superstar K3 contestant Shin Jongkook. Core Contents Media stated that their debut would be delayed until early 2012.

2012: Debut and Management Change

In late January, it was announced that SPEED would be covering T-ara's single "Lovey-Dovey" under the title "Lovey-Dovey Plus". The song was remixed and rearranged to include the members' own rap and song lyrics. Former T-ARA member Ryu Hwayoung and her twin sister Ryu Hyoyoung (of 5Dolls) were featured in the music video.[4]

Members

Current

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birthNotes
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Kanghaeng강행Lee Kwanghaeng이광행(1990-01-20) January 20, 1990 (age 22)Tallest member in Coed, had cameo roles in the movie Death Bell 2 and drama Coffee House.
Jungwoo정우Kim Jungwoo김정우(1990-05-09) May 9, 1990 (age 22)Was a trainee under F&C Entertainment.
Taewoon태운Woo Jiseok우지석(1990-05-11) May 11, 1990 (age 22)Brother is Block B's Zico (Rapper), had a minor role in Can You Hear My Heart. Had a collabration with Scotch VIP in singing 얕은 잠 (Light Sleep). Featured in December's "She's Gone" music video.
Noori인오Kang Inoh강인오(1993-03-03) March 3, 1993 (age 19)Was featured in T-ara's "Roly-Poly" and "Bo Peep Bo Peep (Japanese ver.)" music videos.
Sungmin성민Choi Sungmin최성민(1995-12-07) December 7, 1995 (age 16)Youngest member.
Jongkook종국Shin Jongkook신종국(1993-09-08) September 8, 1993 (age 19)Superstar K3 finalist. Added after the departure of Kangho. Featured in Yangpa's "Parting is all the same" (이별은 다 그런거래요). Cameo in MBC's "Lights and Shadows"
Saejoon세준Park Sejoon박세준(1993-12-10) December 10, 1993 (age 18)Added along with Nayeon.

Former

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birthNotes
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Kangho강호Park Yongsoo박용수(1991-12-14) December 14, 1991 (age 20)Left the group to pursue an acting career.

Discography

Singles

YearSinglePeak Chart PositionAlbum
2012"Lovey-Dovey Plus"140Hommage To Lovey Dovey (Digital Single)

References