Clon (duo)

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For the Spanish-language telenovela, see El Clon. For the Irish town often referred to as Clon, see Clonakilty.
Clon
Origin South Korea
Genres Dance music, K-pop
Years active 1996-2005, 2017-present
Associated acts Hyun Jin Young and Wawa
Members

Clon (Korean: 클론) is a South Korean dance music duo that debuted in 1996.[1] The group was extremely popular in both South Korea and Taiwan in the late 1990s.[2]

Career

The duo debuted as part of "Hyun Jin Young and Wawa" in 1990 but it wasn't until 1996 under the supervision of Kim Chang Hwan, a major figure in the Korean music industry, that they got together and formed Clon. Their debut album, "Are You Ready?", proved to be extremely popular. They were often credited for being one of the first groups to incorporate strong dance routines with catchy beats. Clon was produced through DreamBeat, a record label that was popular for other hit singers as well as bringing western music to Korea.

In November 2000, a tragic and unfortunate motorcycle accident left Kang Won Rae paralyzed from the waist down. Initially the duo decided to disband but in the summer of 2005 they made a comeback with their 5th album, "Victory". The title track of the album was called "Nae Sarang Song-i" (My Love "Song") and was dedicated to Kang's wife, Kim Song, who encouraged and stood by him through those tough 5 years.

Although the duo unofficially disbanded after the album's release, they occasionally met for events or promotional activities.

After 12 years, the duo decided to officially make a comeback.[3] The 21 June 2017, they released their single BAMDEELALILA featuring Ailee. The 28 June 2017, they released Everybody starring as a dancer in the music video the previous concurrent of Produce 101 Season 2 Lee Woo Jin, they are both from the same company.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[4]
Are You Ready?
  • Released: May 1, 1996
  • Label: KC Harmony
  • Formats: CD, cassette
No data
  • KOR: 1,200,000+[5]
One More Time
  • Released: June 8, 1997
  • Label: Line Production
  • Formats: CD, cassette
No data
Funky Together
  • Released: March 27, 1999
  • Label: Retro
  • Formats: CD, cassette
8
  • KOR: 265,008+[6]
New World
  • Released: April 6, 2000
  • Label: KC Harmony
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2
  • KOR: 418,987+[7]
Victory
  • Released: July 8, 2005
  • Label: Media Line
  • Formats: CD, cassette
16
  • KOR: 16,281+[8]

Compilations

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[4]
The Best Hits of Clon
  • Released: May 23, 2002
  • Label: Media Line
  • Formats: CD, cassette
9
  • KOR: 71,542+[9]

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[10]
We Are
  • Released: June 29, 2017
  • Label: Media Line
  • Formats: CD, digital download
N/A

Awards

Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Category Work Result
2000 Best Dance Performance "Choryeon"[11][12] Won
Best Male Group Nominated
2001 Achievement Award N/A[13] Won
2005 Best Dance Performance "My Love Song" (Korean: 내 사랑송 이)[14] Nominated

References

  1. ^ Lee, Eun-jeong (2018-03-07). "클론, 평창 동계패럴림픽 개회식 무대 오른다". Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  2. ^ Kwon, Sang-guk (2009-08-20). "'클론' 카리스마 넘치는 댄스곡 '불후의 명작'으로 다시 듣는다". Busan Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  3. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2017/06/veteran-duo-clon-to-make-an-official-comeback-after-12-years
  4. ^ a b "K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
    • "Funky Together charting".
    • "New World charting".
    • "Victory charting". Archived from the original on 2006-01-15.
    • "The Best Hits of Clon charting". Archived from the original on 2006-02-21.
  5. ^ Lee, Ji-hyeon (2015-08-17). "'런닝맨' 박준형-김건모-DJ DOC, 90년대 레전드의 음반판매량은?". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  6. ^ "August 1999 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  7. ^ "August 2000 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  8. ^ "August 2005 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2006-02-21. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  9. ^ "2002 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  10. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  11. ^ "2000 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2014-08-03 at the Wayback Machine.. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  12. ^ "2000 MMF part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  13. ^ "2001 MMF part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  14. ^ "2005 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
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