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015B (공일오비) is a male producer duo under their own label THE015B. Originally as a four-member band, they debuted on July 15, 1990 with their first album 015B.

Following the release of their sixth album, The Sixth Sense - Farewell to the World, 015B disbanded to focus on solo activities in 1996. However in 2006, 015B reformed as a duo consisting of the two brothers.

History[]

1990–1996: Debut and rise to stardom[]

015B debuted in 1990 as a four-member band with members Jang Ho Il, Jung Suk Won, Cho Hyung Gon and Cho Hyun Chan. They released their first studio album 015B on July 15, 1990. They subsequently released yearly studio albums until 1994 with Second Episode released on July 22, 1991, The Third Wave on August 24, 1992, The Fourth Movement on August 25, 1993, and the Big 5 on November 20, 1994.

Of their first five studio albums, The Third Wave and The Fourth Movement became million-sellers, and songs such as "Very Old Lovers" and "New Humanity's Love" took first places on South Korean music ranking programs and swept year-end music award ceremonies, making them one of the most notable South Korean artists within the 1990s.

During this time, they also had more minor releases: their first live album 015B Løive released in 1991; a gospel album Gospel Hymn to Him released in 1993, and their second live album Strikes Back released in 1994.

Their sixth studio album, The Sixth Sense - Farewell to the World, was an end-of-the-century concept album that was released on May 23, 1996 after their agency moved from Daeyoung A&V to LG Media, which effectively dissolved the agency. Ahead of the release, 015B revealed that this would be their last album. The subtitle, Farewell to the World, can be interpreted as a dystopian view of the end of the century, but it can also be seen as a farewell to 015B's fans as they try to end their musical career. This album was also the most experimental of 015B's releases which ultimately led to poor sales (240,000 copies sold), but it was critically acclaimed for its quality.

LG Media released their sole best album, 015B The Best Collection, at the same time as The Sixth Sense - Farewell to the World. This was done without any discussion with the members or their permission, hence they do not acknowledge the release.

Members Cho Hyung Gon and Cho Hyun Chan went their own ways, while brothers Jang Ho Il and Jung Suk Won stayed together to work in music production.

2001: Publishing for another artist[]

In 2001, Jang Ho Il and Jung Suk Won discovered new singer Lee Ga Hee and released Lee Ga Hee's first album - the self-titled debut and sole studio album Lee Ga Hee. Lee Ga Hee was found through an audition held by 015B and they were the executive producers of the whole album. This was 015B's first musical work in 5 years and the first time they produced music to be published by another artist. Compared to other albums from the same age, the album dealt with concepts that were not considered age-appropriate for teenagers and too dark; many of the songs were banned from broadcasting due to the lyrics that were so honest about the emotions of teenagers and the use of vulgar language. Thus, it rarely appeared on broadcasts and ultimately it also ended Lee Ga Hee's very brief career as a singer.

2006–2007[]

2011–2012[]

2017–present[]

Members[]

Name Position(s) Year(s) active
Jang Ho Il (장호일) N/A 1990–1996, 2006–present
Jung Suk Won (정석원) N/A 1990–1996, 2006–present
Former
Cho Hyung Gon (조형곤) N/A 1990–1996
Cho Hyun Chan (조현찬) N/A 1991–1996

Discography[]

Studio albums[]

  • 015B (1990)
  • Second Episode (1991)
  • The Third Wave (1992)
  • The Fourth Movement (1993)
  • Big 5 (1994)
  • The Sixth Sense - Farewell to the World (1996)
  • Lucky 7 (2006)

Best albums[]

  • 015B The Best Collection (1996)

Live albums[]

  • 015B Løive (1992)
  • Strikes Back (1994)

Compilation albums[]

  • Yearbook 2018 (2019)
  • Yearbook 2019 (2020)
  • Yearbook 2020 (2021)
  • Yearbook 2021 (2022)
  • Yearbook 2022 (2023)
  • Yearbook 2023 (2024)

Mini albums[]

  • 20th Century Boy (2011)

Remake albums[]

  • Anthology (2018)

Remix EPs[]

Special albums[]

Single albums[]

  • "Cluster Vol.1" (2007)

Digital singles[]

  • "Mate" (2011)
  • "Match" (2012)
  • "Let Me Go" (2012)
  • "80" (2012)
  • "The Legacy 04" (2019)
  • "New Edition 22" (2020)
  • "New Edition 23" (2020)
  • "New Edition 24" (2020)
  • "New Edition 1992" (2020)
  • "New Edition 25" (2020)
  • "New Edition 26" (2020)
  • "New Edition 27" (2021)
  • "New Edition 28" (2021)
  • "New Edition 29" (2021)
  • "New Edition 30" (2021)
  • "The Legacy 00" (2021)
  • "The Legacy 07" (2021)
  • "New Edition 32" (2021)
  • "New Edition 33" (2021)
  • "New Edition 34" (2021)
  • "New Edition 35" (2021)
  • "New Edition 36" (2021)
  • "New Edition 37" (2022)
  • "New Edition 38" (2022)
  • "New Edition 39" (2022)
  • "New Edition 40" (2022)
  • "New Edition 41" (2022)
  • "The Legacy 08" (2022)
  • "New Edition 42" (2022)
  • "New Edition 43" (2022)
  • "New Edition 44" (2022)
  • "New Edition 45" (2022)
  • "New Edition 46" (2022)
  • "The Legacy 09" (2022)
  • "New Edition 47" (2023)
  • "New Edition 48" (2023)
  • "New Edition 49" (2023)
  • "New Edition 50" (2023)
  • "New Edition 51" (2023)
  • "The Legacy 10" (2023)
  • "New Edition 52" (2023)
  • "New Edition 53" (2023)
  • "New Edition 54" (2023)
  • "New Edition 55" (2023)
  • "New Edition 56" (2023)
  • "The Legacy 11" (2023)
  • "The Legacy 12" (2024)
  • "The Legacy 13" (2024)
  • "New Edition 57" (2024)
  • "New Edition 58" (2024)
  • "New Edition 59" (2024)
  • "New Edition 60" (2024)
  • "New Edition 61" (2024)

Collaborations[]

  • "015B Anthology Part.1" (with SEENROOT) (2017)
  • "015B Anthology Part.2" (with Yoon Jong Shin) (2017)
  • "015B Anthology Part.3" (with O.WHEN) (2017)
  • "015B Anthology Part.4" (with Car, the garden) (2017)
  • "015B Anthology Part.5" (with Lucia) (2018)
  • "015B Anthology Part.6" (with Monday Kiz) (2018)
  • "New Edition 01" (with Jane Jang) (2018)
  • "New Edition 02" (with Nayul) (2018)
  • "The Legacy 01" (with Parc Jae Jung) (2018)
  • "New Edition 03" (with Youra) (2018)
  • "New Edition 04" (with Kim Jae Woo) (2018)
  • "The Legacy 02" (with Nayul) (2018)
  • "New Edition 05" (with Henzy) (2018)
  • "The Legacy 03" (with Yangpa) (2018)
  • "New Edition 06" (with Bigman) (2018)
  • "New Edition 07" (with BenAddict) (2018)
  • "New Edition 08" (with EZEN) (2019)
  • "New Edition 09" (with Hongbi) (2019)
  • "New Edition 10" (with Wyne) (2019)
  • "New Edition 11" (with FIL) (2019)
  • "New Edition 12" (with Jang Jane) (2019)
  • "New Edition 13" (with Youra) (2019)
  • "New Edition 14" (with Wyne) (2019)
  • "The Legacy 05" (with A.T) (2019)
  • "New Edition 15" (with BenAddict) (2019)
  • "The Legacy 06" (with Yoon Jong Shin) (2019)
  • "New Edition 16" (with Choi Ye Geun) (2019)
  • "New Edition 1988" (with Byul) (2020)
  • "New Edition 17" (with Band Nah) (2020)
  • "New Edition 18" (with YouMe) (2020)
  • "New Edition 19" (with FIL) (2020)
  • "New Edition 20" (with Wyne) (2020)
  • "New Edition 21" (with Rolling Quartz) (2020)

OSTs[]

  • "처음만 힘들지" (2008)

Official links[]

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