Homme (band)

Homme (Korean옴므) was a South Korean musical duo. The duo was composed of Lee Hyun and Lee Chang-min.[1]

Homme
Superstar K3 premier red carpet, August 2011.
Superstar K3 premier red carpet, August 2011.
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2010–2018
LabelsBig Hit
Past members
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationOmmeu
McCune–ReischauerOmmŭ

Musical careerEdit

The duo consisted of former 2AM member, Lee Changmin and 8Eight's Lee Hyun and formed as a project group in 2010, releasing their first digital single "I Was Able to Eat Well."[2] The song was the signature debut project for 2010's Mnet 20's Choice Awards producer Bang Shi-hyuk (aka 'Hitman Bang'),[3] and was listed as the second most popular by Gaon in mobile ringtone sales in 2010.[4] On their first anniversary, in July 2011, they released it as part of an EP "HOMME,"[3] and again as part of a mini-album "Pour les femmes" in 2014.[5] They performed the song, which won 'Best Ballad Song' at the "1st Korea Music Copyright Awards" ceremony hosted by the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) in December 2011.[6][7]

"I Was Able to Eat Well" also received attention in 2011 when Korea's Youth Protection Committee (YPC) banned it for those under 19 for lyrics which included, "I’ll drink heavily with my friends to forget everything" and "Blub, blub, blub after I drank heavily yesterday."[8] A song of Beast's was similarly censored at the same time.[8]

Other singles they have done include "It Girl," "Man Should Laugh," and 2015's "Let's Not Cry," which preceded their October concert series "Hommexit" performed in Seoul.[2] Also in 2015, they released another single "Ain't No Love."[9]

In March 2016, they performed a concert to celebrate White Day, "The Homme's Love" at Yonsei University.[9]

On February 1, 2018, BigHit Entertainment announced that Lee Chang-min would be leaving the agency to establish his own one-man agency after his exclusive contract came to an end in January.[10][11]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[12]
Pour les femmes 72

Single albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[12]
Homme by 'hitman' bang - Man Should Laugh
  • Released: July 19, 2011
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[15]
"I Was Able to Eat Well" (밥만 잘 먹더라) 2010 1 N/A Homme by 'hitman' bang - Man Should Laugh
"Man Should Laugh" (남자니까 웃는거야) 2011 6
"It Girl" 2014 35 Pour les femmes
"No More Cry" (울지 말자) 2015 32 Non-album singles
"Ain't No Love" (사랑이 아냐) 41
"Just Come to Me" (너 내게로 와라) 2016 64
"Dilemma" (딜레마) 59
"All of Me" (내겐 전부니까) 68
"Sweet Waiting" (어디쯤 왔니) 2017 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[15]
"A Cliché Love Song" (뻔한 사랑 노래) 2011 67 Homme by 'hitman' bang - Man Should Laugh

CollaborationsEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[15]
"3 Seconds" (3초)
with Kisum
2015 66 Dublekick's Project

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[15]
"Because I'm Sorry" (들리지 않는 말) 2012 38 Five Fingers OST
"Love Comes With Goodbyes" (사랑은 이별을 품고 온다) 2012 Endless Love OST

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee(s) of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee(s)/work(s) Result Ref.
Melon Music Awards 2010 Song of the Year I Was Able to Eat Well Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Collaboration Nominated [27]
Bugs Music Awards Best Duet Nominated
KOMCA Music Awards 2011 Best Ballad Song Won [6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yoo-jung, Lee (22 February 2016). "[인터뷰] 옴므 이창민-이현 "뮤지컬 '로맨틱 머슬' 속 연기 호흡 오히려 재밌죠"". Focus News. Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  2. ^ a b Kim, Yu-jin (September 24, 2015). "Homme to drop a new single before concert". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on October 10, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy" 옴므 “가창력 질투?남자끼리 무슨…” (in Korean). The Dong-A Ilbo. July 30, 2011. Archived from the original on September 27, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Gaon Chart names Super Junior as top album seller of 2010". Yonhap. February 9, 2011. Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  5. ^ HOMME by `Hitman` Bang (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  6. ^ a b 방시혁-옴므, ‘제 1회 한국음악저작권대상’ 발라드 부문 수상 (in Korean). The Korea Herald. December 4, 2011. Archived from the original on June 3, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Kim, Tae-jong (August 23, 2011). "Should lyrics be alcohol-free for youth?". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Kim, Soo-hyang (January 26, 2016). "Homme holds the White Day concert". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on October 10, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  9. ^ Cha, E. (January 31, 2018). "2AM's Changmin To Leave BigHit Entertainment + Start His Own Agency". Soompi. Archived from the original on February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Sohyun, Park (February 1, 2018). "[공식입장] 이창민, 빅히트와 전속계약 만료 "1인 기획사 설립"". Naver / Xportsnews. Archived from the original on February 1, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  12. ^ "2014년 07월 Album Chart". Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  13. ^ "2011년 07월 Album Chart". Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  14. ^ a b c d "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  15. ^ "2011년 Download Chart". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  16. ^ Cumulative sales of "It Girl":
  17. ^ "2015년 10월 Download Chart". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  18. ^ "2015년 46주차 Download Chart". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  19. ^ Cumulative sales of "Just Come To Me":
  20. ^ "2016년 36주차 Download Chart". Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  21. ^ "2016년 52주차 Download Chart". Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  22. ^ Cumulative sales of "A Cliché Love Song":
  23. ^ "2015년 37주차 Download Chart". Archived from the original on 2017-07-29. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  24. ^ "2012년 10월 Download Chart". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  25. ^ "2014년 40주차 Download Chart". Archived from the original on 2018-10-17. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  26. ^ Ko, Jae-wan (October 28, 2011). MAMA 16개 부문 후보 공개, 2NE1 4개부문 후보 등극 [Nominations for 16 MAMA categories revealed, 2NE1 nominated in 4 categories]. Sports Today (in Korean). Archived from the original on January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 7, 2021.

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