Korean-Japanese Boy Band—Apeace
Are you familiar with the Korean boy band Apeace? Or maybe you already know about Double B 21? Apeace (formerly know as Double B 21) is a South Korean boy band that is currently more active in Japan. The band consisted of 21 members on debut making them the largest K-Pop boy band with many subunits in Korea. As of July 29th, 2018, the band consists of 12 members. In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you all about Apeace. So, stay tuned!
Who Are Apeace?
Apeace (Korean: 에이피스; Japanese: エーピース) is a South Korean boy band under Golden Goose Entertainment. They are currently active in Japan. In 2010, a year before debuting under the name of Apeace, they released a digital single titled “One” under the name of Double 21 in Korea. They debuted on Mnet’s M Rookies on August 25th, 2010. Double 21 contained four subunits, such as Sky, Earth, River, and Burning. The number 21 in the name stood for the total number of members of Apeace on debut. The members were chosen by Kim Kyungwook, former SM president who raised BoA, TVXQ, Shinhwa, H.O.T., etc.
On October 24th, 2010, all the members appeared for the first time together at Lotte World and then released their digital single “S.O.S” on October 27th, 2010. Afterward, the group was renamed into Apeace. Apeace debuted in Japan with the release of their first full-length album titled 1st ALBUM Apeace on September 29th, 2012. Months before the release of their first album, they released a mini-album titled We Are the One and held their first fan tour in Seoul in April 2012. After officially debuting in Japan, Apeace is used more often than A-PEACE. Seems like Apeace continued to do their activities in Japan because there are no further updates of their activities in Korea.
The band currently consists of Ji Hyun-Sung, Ha Geon-Hee, Song Seung-Hyuk, Hong Sung-Ho, Kim Wan-Chul, Kim Jin-Woo, Yun Jun-Sik, Jeong Young-Uk, Choi Si-Hyuk, Kim Won-Sik, Choi Young-Won, and J.D. Members Song Seung-Hyuk, and Hong Sung-Ho are currently on hiatus because they are attending military services.
Music Video and Concept
Prior to their debut, Apeace had released many songs with official music videos. They released “One” and “S.O.S” in 2010. In 2011, Apeace released “Ring Mark” and “Lover Boy.” They also released “Lover Boy Dance Version.” Check out their music videos in the thread below.
GENTLEMAN – party all night
“Gentleman – party all night” was released on March 25th, 2020. It was their first music video in 2020 and the second track sung in their native (Korean) language after quite some years. As we know, Apeace are more highly active in Japan and sing in Japanese.
The music video was released on March 3rd, 2020. Impressive visuals and a catchy upbeat song are showing. The music video is really catchy. There is so much transition of the members with different outfits. The song makes you wanna dance to the melody.
Check out Apeace’s “GENTLEMAN -party all night” Official Music Video here:
“Holy Heaven” is one of the songs of the Feel So Good album. It was released on November 20th, 2019. They sing it in Korean as well. The high notes are really great and the rhyme and melody are easy to listen to. In the music video, they’re dancing neatly with two different outfits and places.
Check out Apeace’s “Holy Heaven” Official Music Video here:
Brave To Wonder
The “Brave To Wonder” music video was released on July 29th, 2018. Starting with every member’s spotlight, “Brave To Wonder” oozes beautiful harmonies at first. A second later, the song turns out to be very energetic and lifting up the mood. Their dance is so good.
Take a look at some of the comments on their YouTube Channel:
- Wish they were more popular [크리스]
- I loved these guys since the lover boy era. I have no regrets being a fan of them. Boys hwaitiing!!! [lyn mika]
- They should be more appreciated [Jungko0kie_00 Bts]
- Cannot sleep and watch this again. Thank you for your existence in my life. Let’s meet one day. I want to reach you. I want to shout your name. I want to see you. I want a day when I cheer you without any distance. I love you forever Apeace APEACE만밖에!!!!!! [シクリナ ᅳApeace 추억]
- omg our boys are back 💙💙💙 [Maria Tsap]
Check out Apeace’s “Brave To Wonder” Music Video here: