Who is Lunafly?
Lunafly, sometimes written as LUNAFLY, is a South Korean band which consists of three members. These members are Sam Carter (leader, singer, guitarist), Shin Taeho (singer, drummer, pianist), and Han Seung Yun (singer, guitarist, maknae). They officially debuted in 2012 with their original song How Nice Would It Be which won 1st place in Cyworld’s Music Chart. Before they debuted, they signed on with Nega Network (the same label as Brown Eyed Girls), and released their debut album Super Hero on iTunes worldwide. It consisted of two tracks, both in English, with the idea of “allowing international fans to fully appreciate their music,” which people responded very well to.
Sam Carter of Lunafly
Sam Carter, who also goes by the stage name “Sam,” is the leader and a composer for Lunafly. He is half Korean and half British, and formerly played for England’s Fulham Youth Soccer Team. Moreover, Sam is famous for his handsome looks and expertise in speaking multiple languages. He is not only fluent in English and Korean, but can also speak some French, German, and Spanish.
Han Seung Yun of Lunafly
Han Seung Yun (or, Yun) is the maknae of Lunafly, though he is very talented as well, and is another composer for the band. In addition to this, Yun also had a role in two drama series, Valid Love and There is a Blue Bird.
Ex-Member of Lunafly, Shin Taeho
Shin Taeho, also known as Teo, is a former member of Lunafly. He was a vocalist, drummer, and a composer for the band. In early 2015, Nega Network officially announced Teo’s withdrawal from the group and explained that Lunafly would continue as a two-member band with just Sam and Yun.
A few months later, Nega Network announced that Lunafly would be reborn as a band consisting of four members, which were Sam, Yun, Jin, and Yub. They rebranded as Lunafly Reborn and went on to performed in Guatemala and Bolivia. For the first time in their careers, they traveled to North America to perform in Canada. Unfortunately, not long after this, the two newest members left the group as well. As of now, Lunafly consists once more of two members, Sam and Yun.
Lunafly’s Members Popularity Ranking
Although Lunafly drew quite a bit of initial buzz for their grassroots performances and pure acoustic beginnings, it has yet to be cultivated into mainstream appeal. Their talents in music, however, certainly help them remain well-known. The remaining members of Lunafly, Sam and Yun, still attract people’s attention due to their continued participation in various activities, especially the most famous member, Sam. Sam is very active on his Instagram account and his YouTube channel, and also works as a music producer at Arirang Radio DJ.
It’s somewhat rare for Lunafly to appear on Music Shows, but they have done many song covers. For example, they have covered songs by Justin Bieber, James Arthur, Olly Murs, and many more. Lunafly is also well welcomed overseas, further proof that they are very talented. Lunafly has performed in a total of 32 countries so far, meaning that they have performed in more countries than any other K-pop group in Korean music history.
Here are a few of their songs, check them out!