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Jjcc

JJCC
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop, K-hiphop, hip-hop, dance
Years active 2014-present
Labels Jackie Chan Group Korea
Associated acts Jackie Chan
Website Official Website
Members E.co
Prince Mak
Eddy
SimBa
San-Cheong
Zica
Yul

JJCC (pronounced J-J-C-C, Hangul: 제이제이씨씨) is a South Korean hip-hop boy group formed under the management of Jackie Chan Group Korea.[1][2] The group debuted in March 14, 2014 with five members: E.co, Eddy, SimBa, San-Cheong, and Prince Mak who performed live on MNet M Countdown.[3] Their debut single entitled At First was then released on March 24.[4] JJCC is the first K-pop idol group to be formed by Jackie Chan.[5] During their "Where You At" promotions, new members Zica and Yul joined.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • History 2
    • Formation of the group 2.1
    • Pre-debut 2.2
    • 2014: Debut 2.3
  • Members 3
  • Discography 4
    • Extended plays 4.1
    • Singles 4.2
  • Filmography 5
    • Variety shows 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Etymology

The name of the band is composed of the man who forms the group and the group's aim. The first "JC" comes from the first letters of the words Jackie and Chan while the second "JC" comes from the first letters of the words join and cultures. When combined together, it is literally "Jackie Chan Joint Cultures" (JJCC) translated to "Jackie Chan, let's spread K-Pop". In the same way, the pronunciation of the group name (Double-JC) stands for "Double Joy Creative" or "Let's create double the joy".[5] The band name is a tribute to Chan as well as his effort to "join cultures" in Asia through music.[1][6]

History

Formation of the group

Jackie Chan is a long-time fan of K-Pop. After seeing Kpop's great potential and development, he started to form a Kpop group and even personally manages them. JJCC's aim is for the world to be conquered once Asian culture unites through their different music and charm. In preparation for this, the members of JJCC received individual training on their personality and stunts as well as improving their singing, dancing, rapping, songwriting, and acting skills.[6] Their dance skills include popping, b-boying, and even ballet. They are also able to speak in three languages- English, Chinese, and Korean.[1]

Together with Chan, veteran K-Pop producer-composer Choi Jun-Young is serving as the executive producer of the group while Sha-Sha Lee is the CEO of the newly formed Jackie Chan Group South Korea establishment.

Pre-debut

The group is composed of four Koreans (E.co, EDDY, SimBa, San-Cheong) and one Chinese Australian (Prince Mak). One of them, Eddy competed on the cooking challenge show "Master Chef Korea" once as he is known for his cooking skills.[6]

Although K-Pop is still rare on the Western mainstream, the group already attracted the American media prior to their debut mainly because of Jackie Chan. They were included in major news outlets such as the New York Post and even appeared in traditional papers. Jackie Chan's presence gives JJCC a possibility for the Korean wave to enter the American mainstream.[7]

2014: Debut

On March 13, 2014, JJCC released their first teaser which was posted on their YouTube account, "Double JC".[8] During this time, little is still known about the group except the revelation of the members and Jackie Chan as the producer-manager.[9] One week after, on March 20, 2014, JJCC was first seen live on Mnet's Jaycee Chan, will have celebrities from all over the world and will include a concert, a fan meeting, launching event for ‘Jackie Chan Film Hall’ in Shanghai and more.[13]

Members

  • E.co (Ha Joon-young; 하준영)
  • Prince Mak (Henry Prince Mak)
  • Eddy Oh (Oh Jong-seok; 오종석)
  • Simba (Kim Young-jin; 김영진)
  • SanCheong (Choi Ha-don; 최하돈)
  • Zica (Dae Hwan; 대환)
  • Yul (Kim Chan-yul; 김찬율)

Discography

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[14]
JJCC 1st Mini Album 13

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[15]
At First (첨엔 다 그래) 2014 At First (digital single)
One Way (빙빙빙) JJCC 1st Mini Album
Fire (질러) 2015 Fire (digital single)
On a Flower Bed (꽃밭에서) On a Flower Bed (digital single)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography

Variety shows

Year Title Network Members
SimBa E.co Eddy San-Cheong Prince Mak Zica Yul
2012 Master Chef Korea O'Live x
2013 So You Think You Can Dance IV (舞林争霸第四期) Dragon TV x
2014 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2(2014.05.03) KBS2 x
Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2(2014.08.23) KBS2 x
After School Club Ep 107 Arirang (TV network) x x x x x
After School Club Ep 110 Arirang (TV network) x x
After School Club Ep 126 Arirang (TV network) x x
After School Club Ep 131 Arirang (TV network) x x
A Song For You [Season 3 Ep 19] (w/ Cross Gene) KBS2 x x x x x
2015 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2(2015.01.01) KBS2 x
Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2(2015.02.26) KBS2 x
Pops in Seoul Ep 2877- Arirang (TV network) x
Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2(2015.05.14) KBS2 x x x x x
A Song For You [Season 4 Ep 8] (w/ Sonamoo) KBS2 x x x x x x x
Join Us Korea Arirang (TV network) x

References

  1. ^ a b c "Jackie Chan’s K-Pop Group, JJCC (Double JC), Unveils All Five Members". Soompi. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Jackie Chan's Group JJCC to Debut Today on 'M Countdown'". Kpopstarz. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  4. ^ "Jackie Chan Trades Kicks for Artist Management, Guides K-Pop Band JJCC". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  5. ^ a b "[Interview Pt. 1] JJCC Reaches for the Top with Jackie Chan". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  6. ^ a b c "Jackie Chan reportedly managing new K-Pop band". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  7. ^ "Jackie Chan's JJCC Attracts US Media Prior To Debut". Kpopstarz. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  8. ^ "JJCC(더블제이씨) - 첨엔 다 그래 M/V Teaser (Jackie Chan Idol)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  9. ^ "The Debut Of Doubles: Jackie Chan's New Group JJCC Follows The Path Of SS501, Double K, And AA". Kpopstarz. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  10. ^ "Jackie Chan's boy group JJCC spike interest with first MV teaser". Allkpop. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  11. ^ "JJCC(더블제이씨) - 첨엔 다 그래(At First) M/V (Jackie Chan Idol)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  12. ^ "The quintet premieres with a mid-tempo R&B-pop release and special effects-heavy video". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  13. ^ "EXO, Kim Hee Sun and JJCC Invited to Attend Jackie Chan’s Charity Event". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  14. ^
  15. ^

External links

  • JJCC Official Website
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