Brown Eyes (band)

Brown Eyes (Korean: 브라운아이즈) was a South Korean singing duo that debuted in 2001.[1] They are considered one of South Korea's most important R&B groups, given their immense commercial success.[2][3]

Brown Eyes
OriginSouth Korea
GenresK-pop, R&B
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2001–2003, 2008
2019-present
Associated actsBrown Eyed Soul
MembersYoon Gun
Naul

HistoryEdit

Despite having no television appearances, Brown Eyes managed to have record sales of 640,000 and 618,026 for their first and second albums, respectively.[2]

In May 2002, Brown Eyes performed the Korean version of the Official Anthem along with Lena Park for the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan.[4]

In the midst of their popularity, Brown Eyes announced their official disbandment in April 2003. However, after five years, they got back together for a third album Two Things Needed For The Same Purpose And 5 Objects in 2008.[2]

MembersEdit

Yoon GunEdit

After leaving Brown Eyes in 2003, Yoon Gun went solo and released a self-titled album that same year.[5] Yoon Gun has also branched out to do collaborations with artists such as Seohyun of Girls' Generation and Hyori.[6][7] In 2012, Yoon Gun joined Sony Music and released his solo album "Far East 2 Bricklane" on October 18.[8][9] He replaced PSY as a judge on the 4th season of Superstar K as PSY was unable to continue due to promotional activities abroad.[10]

NaulEdit

In 2003 after the disbandment of Brown Eyes, Naul formed a separate group Brown Eyed Soul with three other members Jungyup, Young Jun, and Sang Hoon.[11]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[12]
Brown Eyes
  • Released: June 7, 2001
  • Label: Stone Music Entertainment
  • Format: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. Intro
  2. 벌써 일년
  3. Love Is Over (feat. Seo Jeong-hwan)
  4. 너에게 들려 주고싶은 두 번째 이야기
  5. 그녀가 나를 보네 (feat. Hwayobi)
  6. With Coffee
  7. Piano Nocturn (벌써 일년)
  8. 희망
  9. Blues Guitar
  10. 하얀나비
  11. 언제나 그랬죠
  12. Brown City
  13. No Day But Today
  14. Song Of The Rain (feat. Tommy Kim)
  15. 벌써 일년 (Inst.)
  16. 그녀가 나를 보네 (Inst.)
3
Reason 4 Breathing?
  • Releases: November 26, 2002
  • Label: Stone Music Entertainment
  • Format: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. Intro
  2. 점점
  3. 비오는 압구정
  4. 떠나지마
  5. Brown City 2
  6. 사랑 (I Wanna Fall In Love With You)
  7. Piano Cavationa (점점)
  8. True Luv
  9. For You
  10. 환상
  11. 그래도 되겠니
  12. Interlude
  13. Miss You...
  14. ...오후
  15. 이별송
  16. 점점 (Inst.)
  17. For You (Inst.)
1
Two Things Needed for the Same Purpose and 5 Objects
  • Released: August 20, 2008
  • Label: Stone Music Entertainment
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. Your Eyes
  2. 가지마 가지마
  3. Like A Flame
  4. 이 순간 이대로
  5. 너 때문에
  6. Let's Get Down
  7. Summer Passion
  8. Piano Nocturn (가지마 가지마)
  9. Don't You Worry
  10. 사랑을 말해요
  11. Let It Go
  12. 한걸음
  13. 루아흐
  14. 가지마 가지마 (Inst.)
6

AwardsEdit

Mnet Asian Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Work Result
2008 Album of the Year Two Things Needed For The Same Purpose And 5 Objects[16] Nominated
Best Ballad/R&B Performance "Don't Go Don't Go"[17] Won

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c Gil, Hye-seong (2008-06-19). "'백만장 듀오' 브라운아이즈, 5년만에 새 앨범". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  3. ^ Lie, John (2014). K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea. University of California Press. p. 62. ISBN 0520283120.
  4. ^ Kim, Chol-hwan (2002-03-04). "Singers From all Continents to Open World Cup". Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  5. ^ Lee, Sun-min (2014-01-13). "Yoon Gun changes his agency". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  6. ^ Kim, JiYeon (2012-02-10). "Seohyun and Yoon Gun to Sing Out Their Valentine's Gift". mwave. CJ E&M enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  7. ^ Kang, Seung-hun (2009-05-15). "윤건-이효리, 5월말 '이뻐요' 싱글 발표". Asia Economy Daily. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  8. ^ "Yoon Gun signs with Sony Music". Korea JoongAng Daily. 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  9. ^ "Yoon Gun releases mini album 'Far East 2 Bricklane' + "October Rain" MV". allkpop. 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  10. ^ "Brown Eyes singer to replace Psy". Korea JoongAng Daily. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  11. ^ "Artist Of The Week – Brown Eyed Soul". Soompi. 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  12. ^ "K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  13. ^ Cumulative sales of Brown Eyes:
  14. ^ Cumulative sales of Reason 4 Breathing?:
  15. ^ "September 2008 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Music Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  16. ^ "2008 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1" Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-17.
  17. ^ "Winners from Past Years: 2008". MAMA. Archived from the original on 2012-12-25. Retrieved 2013-01-10.