B1A4 is a South Korean boy-group consist of 5 members debuted in 2011. They’re under WM Entertainment. They’re introduced through Webtoon series and debuted on April 23, 2011 with the single “O.K” from the EP Let’s Fly at MBC Music Core. B1A4 has constantly active in Korea and Japan. They also released albums in Japan version. Without further ado, Let’s swim into B1A4 through this article. Check it out!
Full Profile of B1A4
- B1A4: Be the One, All For One (Apparently the group’s name has dual meanings, the other meaning are the member’s blood types)
- Greetings: Let’s Fly, B1A4! 안녕하세요! B1A4입니다! [Let’s Fly, B1A4! Hello we are B1A4!)
- Debut Date: April 23, 2011 with the single “O.K” from the EP Let’s Fly.
- Years active: 2011 – Present
- Agency: WM Entertainment
- Labels: Kakao M (Korea), Universal Music Japan (Japan)
- Members: CNU (Lead Vocalist, Rapper), Saundeul (Main Vocalist), Gongchan (Vocalist, Maknae)
- Former Members: Jinyoung (Leader, Lead Vocalist), Baro (Main Rapper)
- B1A4 Fandom Name: BaNa (“Ba” being B1A4 and “Na” being the fans. It’s also a short form of 반하다 or ’Banhada’ that means “fallen in love with” because B1A4 fell in love with their fans)
- B1A4 Official Fan Color: Pastel Apple Lime
- B1A4 Lightstick name: 뿅이봉 (Bbyongie)
- B1A4’s Instagram: @b1a4ganatanatda
- B1A4’s Twitter: @_b1a4official
- B1A4’s Facebook: wm.b1a4
- B1A4’s Youtube: b1a4official
- B1A4’s Vlive: B1A4
Interesting Facts About B1A4
- CNU is tallest among the group. His height is 182 cm (6’0″). His name ‘CNU’ means a dependable and sweet-natured friend.
- CNU, Sandeul, and Jinyoung has an older sister.
- Sandeul are the members who has a lot of friends with other idol from another group. He’s close to VIXX’s Ken, Day6‘s Sungjin (they went to school together back in Busan), and BTS’s Jin (they went to an amusement park together).
- According to B1A4’s One Fine Day, Gongchan and Jinyoung have Acrophobia but they’ve already overcome it.
- Gongchan was featured on Mamamoo’s ‘Piano Man’ MV. (He’s the “piano man”)
- Jinyoung acted in various drama, such as The Thousandth Man (2012), She is Wow (2013), Persevere, Goo Hae-Ra (2015), Warm and Cozy (2015), Love in the Moonlight (2016), If We Were a Season (2017), My First First Love”(2019). He received the Best New Actor award for his role in the drama “Love in the Moonlight” at 2016 KBS Drama Awards.
- Baro also acted in various drama, such as Reply 1994 (2013), God’s Gift – 14 Days (2014), Persevere, Goo Hae-Ra (2015 – cameo), Angry Mom (2015), The Master of Revenge (2016), Manhole (2017).
B1A4 Debut and Golden Era
B1A4 debuted on April 23, 2011 with the single “O.K” from the EP Let’s Fly at MBC Music Core. the members of B1A4 were introduced through a Webtoon (a type of digital comic that originated in South Korea). During the debut days, they promoting through various music shows such as M! Countdown, Music Bank, and Music Core. They won “Hot Debut Star” awarded by SBS MTV Best of the Best. They also won some awards during their rookie days, “Best Newcomer Award”, “Super Rookies for 2012”, “Best Male Newcomer”, “New Asian Artist”, “New Artist of The Year”, and many more.
Check out B1A4 Performances here:
B1A4 Music Video (Debut Single)
B1A4 Debut Stage