Thunder (MBLAQ) Facts
- Ex-Kpop Group: MBLAQ
- Position: Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer, Composer.
- Education: PPCHA (Philippine Pasay Chung Hua Academy) (Graduated)
- Languages Korean, Tagalog, Japanese and English.
- Favorite Artist Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.
- Favorite Food: Meat.
- Hobbies: Composing songs, imitating voices.
- Instruments: Violin and piano.
- Mascots: A cat named Dadoong.
- Religion: Protestant
- He was an apprentice at LOEN.
- J.Tune said Thunder took nail art classes to appear in the new drama called Nail Shop Paris.
- On October 13, 2014 , it was announced that thunder would leave the group MBLAQ to focus on his solo career.
- Won gold medal in archery at the 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championships
- On December 16, the law firm Haeseol announced that both Thunder and Lee Joon would not renew their contracts with J.Tune and therefore would no longer belong to MBLAQ. They revealed that they will both focus on their individual activities.
- He will focus on his musical studies now that he has left the group.
- His last participation with MBLAQ was during the “Curtain Call” concert at the end of November 2014.
- He was interviewed before leaving MBLAQ, his words were: I think it is hard for our friends and families who have protected and supported a person for a long time. You all have given us a lot over the past five years, and we have worked hard to repay you, but as much as we have tried, we don’t know if you have gotten strength when you have listened to our music. We hope to continue to see you in the future.
- He gave a concert with the Colombian singer Ari at the Mistura 2016 Gastronomic Fair organized in Peru.
- He met with Mir after 5 years, in the Video Star MBC program, resolving misunderstandings after his departure from MBLAQ in 2014. Agreeing to be closer again, and ending with a hug.
Thunder was born on October 7, 1990, in Busan, South Korea. When he was around 4 years old, his family moved to the Philippines. He studied at Pasay Chung Hua Academy (PPCHA), where he learned to speak English and Filipino. His family finally moved back to Korea around 2007. He auditioned for JYP Entertainment and eventually became an apprentice in Loen Entertainmentwhere he became close to IU to finally debut through J.Tune Camp as a member of the male group, MBLAQ in 2009.
At the end of 2014, he did not re-sign with J.Tune Camp despite the termination of his contract, Thunder was part of the concert at the end of his contract, and was able to perform as part of the MBLAQ mBLAQ Curtain Call, which took place on November 29-30, 2014.
On February 11, 2015, it is announced that Thunder signed a contract at APOP Entertainment a music label under Mystic Entertainment directed by producer Cho Young Chul.
APOP Entertainment explained “Producer Cho Young Chul has known him since before his debut (at MBLAQ). Thunder was an apprentice at Loen Entertainment, even appearing on IU’s “Christmas Advance,” which was produced by producer Cho.”.
On September 27, 2018, Mystic Entertainment revealed, “Thunder recently terminated his contract with Mystic and will begin his independent activities after establishing the independent agency ‘Lighthouse.’ Producer Kazef, singers and songwriters Leno and Yel, and other musicians who have worked with Thunder will join Lighthouse.”.
Thunder (MBLAQ) Collaborations
Thunder (MBLAQ) Drama
- Woman with a Suitcase (MBC, 2016) Cameo ep 5
- We Broke Up (CJ E&M Digital Studio and YG K-Plus, 2015) Cameo
- Make a Woman Cry (MBC, 2015)
- Nail Shop Paris (MBC DramaNet, 2013)
- K-POP – The Ultimate Audition (Channel A, 2012) Cameo
- Moon Night 90 (Mnet, 2011)
- Padam Padam…The Sound of His and his Heartbeats (2011) Cameo
Thunder (MBLAQ) Advertisement
- Cafe Mori – with Wonder Girls (2009)
- TBJ Nearby – with MBLAQ (2010)
- Lotte Cacao Black – with MBLAQ (2010)
- Tropicana Sparkling (2010)
- ChapStick – with MBLAQ and Ji Won (2010)
- Alba Heaven (2010)
- Calvin Klein – with MBLAQ and Jae Kyung (2010)
- DOX watch – with MBLAQ (2011)
- SOVAGE Denim – with MBLAQ (2011)
- G by Guess – with MBLAQ (2011)
- Ball’n – with MBLAQ (2011)
- LECAF – with MBLAQ (2013)
- Quote with Carolina (2014)
Thunder (MBLAQ) Musicals
Thunder (MBLAQ) TV Programs
- Yo’ Tokyo (2009)
- MBLAQ’s Art of Seduction (2009)
- Idol Army (2009)
- MBLAQ Attack School! (2009)
- Raising Idol (2010)
- Maknae Rebellion (2010)
- Pink Light Scandal (2010)
- Shin PD (ep.1;8-9, 2010)
- MBLAQ’s Making the Artist (2010)
- Celebrity (MBLAQ) Goes To School (2010)
- Invincible Youth (ep. 40-41, 2010)
- Flower Bouquet (Chuseok special)
- Heroes (ep. 2, 2010)
- Win Win (ep. 33, 2010)
- Happy Day With Family (2010)
- Star Golden Bell (2010)
- Infinite Girls (2010)
- Star King (2010)
- Imagination Arcade (2011)
- Beatles Code (2011)
- 100 Points Out of 100 Points aka Oh! My School (2011)
- Weekly Idol (ep. 5, 2011)
- Mblaq Sesame Player (2011)
- Love Request (2011)
- Strong Heart (2011, ep76)
- We got married (ep.)
- Gag Concert (2011)
- Studio C (2012)
- Hello Baby! (2012)
- Weekly Idol (ep. 30, 2012)
- MBLAQ Idol Manager (2012)
- Running Man (ep. 95, 2012)
- MyIdol (2012)
- Gag Concert (2012)
- Star King (2013)
- All the Kpop (2013)
- SNL Korea (2013)
- Weekly Idol (ep. 102, 2013)
- Immortal Song 2 (2013)
- Beatles Code Season 2 (2013)
- Talk Concert Queen (2013)
- Star King (2014)
- 1000 Songs Challenge (2014)
- NanGam School 2 (2014)
- After School (ep. 55, 2014)
- Vitamin (2014)
- Beatle’s Code 3D (ep. 7;17, 2014)
- Let’s Go Dream Team! Season 2 (2014)
- Idol Star Athletics Championship (2014)
- The more tasty one shot (2015)
- A song for you season 4 ep 13 (2015)
- Matching Survival 1+1 (KBS, 2019)ep. 11-12