The Story of K-Idol 10CM: From an Indie Band to a Solo Singer

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Learn More About 10CM

10CM is a South Korean performer under Magic Strawberry Sound and POCLANOS. Originally, the band was a duo which consisted of Kwon Jung-yeol and Yoon Cheol-jong. The duo debuted on April 22, 2010, with their first EP, The 1st EP. In July of 2017, one of the members, Yoon Cheol-jong, left the band after deciding not to renew his contract with the agency due to health reasons.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of the story of K-Idol 10CM: from being part of an indie band to being a solo singer. So, stay tuned!

Band Profile and Facts

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Profile

Company : Magic Strawberry Sound

Debut date : 2010

Debut album : ’10cm’

Genres : Acoustic Folk

Facts

  • The group name “10cm’ is because the member’s heights are 10 cm difference.
  • The duo was an Indie Band

Singer Profile and Facts

Name: Kwon Jung-yeol

Date of Birth: March 1, 1983

Age: 36

Height: 171 cm

Education: Yonsei University, Department of Education

Nationality: South Korea

Occupation: Singer

Instruments: Vocals

Years active: 2010–present

Labels: Magic Strawberry Sound

Transition Story of 10CM

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10CM was South Korean indie band, with Kwon Jung-yeol as vocalist and guitarist Yoon Cheol-jong. The band debuted in 2010 and their first album, 1.0, sold more than 200,000 copies, which was an impressive feat, since most indie music fans usually download music online. Since their debut, the band has been a rookie among other Korean bands. They won “This Year’s Discovery Award” at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards and “Best Pop Song Award” at the 2011 Korean Music Awards. In 2012, they released their second album, 2.0, and their single “Fine Thank You and You?” was nominated for Best Band Performance and Song of the Year at the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

In July, 2017, Magic Strawberry Sound confirmed that 10CM’s Yoon Cheol-jong had left the group due to health issues and the end of his contract. After he left the group, 10CM didn’t add a new member and Kwon Jung-yeol continued to perform alone under the 10CM name.

Kwon Jung-yeol Hardships as a Soloist

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After Yoon Cheol-jong left the duo in 2017, Kwon Jung-yeol continued to promote as the single member of 10CM. When he performed on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook as a soloist, he talked about the hard time he faced as a soloist after his partner, Yoon Cheol-jong, left the band. He said that at first when he standing alone he was shocked, flustered, and experienced difficulties, but now he is doing fine.

10CM’s Discography

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Band

Studio albums

1.0

  • Released: February 10, 2011
  • Label: Ten Music, Poclanos
  • Formats: CD, digital download

2.0

  • Released: October 10, 2012
  • Label: Ten Music, Poclanos
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Track Listing:
  1. Fine Thank You And You?
  2. Han River Farewell
  3. Tonight

3.0

  • Released: November 19, 2014
  • Label: Magic Strawberry Sound, Poclanos
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Track listing :
  1. Small Talk about My Pressure
  2. The Smoke_King (The King of Smoke)
  3. Stalker
  4. Sseudam Sseudam (Caress)
  5. Missing You
  6. Youth Gone Wild in Africa
  7. Inseparable
  8. What Makes Women Angry
  9. Dreams Come True
  10. Crush (짝사랑)

4.0

  • Released: September 1, 2017
  • Label: Magic Strawberry Sound, Loen Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Track Listing:
  1. Everything
  2. Pet
  3. von Sutton
  4. Constellation
  5. Help
  6. Hotel room
  7. Island
  8. Pause
  9. Von Sart (inst.)

4.3

  • Released: March 7, 2019
  • Label: Magic Strawberry Sound

Extended plays

The First EP

  • Released: April 22, 2010
  • Label: Ten Music, Poclanos
  • Formats: CD, digital download

The 2nd EP

  • Released: February 4, 2013
  • Label: Ten Music, Poclanos
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Track Listing:
  1. Oh Yeah
  2. Nothing Without You

Singles

  • Americano (2010)
  • With The Heart To Forget You (2011)
  • Hug Me, featuring Orange Caramel (2011)
  • Motorcycle Guitar Ride (2011)
  • Sorrow (2012)
  • Earthling? (2013)
  • October Rain (2015)
  • What The Spring (2016)
  • I Really Like You (2016)
  • That Five Minutes (2016)

Soundtrack appearances

  • I Need Romance OST: Only You (2012)
  • Golden Time OST: One Day (2012)
  • Orange Revolution Festival OST: Love Is Blooming (2012)
  • The Queen of Office OST: Maybe (2013)
  • Woman with a Suitcase OST: If You Can Come (2016)
  • Guardian: The Lonely and Great God OST: My Eyes (2016)

Solo

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Album

4.0

  • Released: September 1, 2017
  • Label: Magic Strawberry Sound, Loen Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Track Listing:
  1. Everything
  2. Pet
  3. von Sutton
  4. Constellation
  5. Help
  6. Hotel room
  7. Island
  8. Pause
  9. Von Sart (inst.)

4.3

  • Released: March 7, 2019
  • Label: Magic Strawberry Sound

Singles

  • Mattress (2018)
  • Perfect (2018)

Collaboration

  • Bye Babe, featuring Chen of EXO (2017)
  • The Way You Keep Friendship Vol.2, featuring Yoon Do-hyun, Jung Jae-il, Humbert (2018)

OSTs

Love Playlist 3 OST part.1 (2018)

 

Award Achievement

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  • “10cm” This Year’s Discovery Award of Mnet Asian Music Awards (2010)
  • “Tonight I’m Crazy” Best Pop Song of Korean Music Awards (2011)

Latest News

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In March 2019, 10CM finally made his long-awaited comeback with the EP ‘4.3‘. The singer dropped his single album along with the music videos for the title track, ‘However‘, and b-side track, ‘Storage (With Galaxy Fan)’. Kwon Jung-yeol also had a duet with Eunji Apink. The duet, entitled “Be With Me”, released on April 30, 2019.

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