Naul (singer)

Yoo Na-ul (Hangul: 유나얼, born September 23, 1978),[1] better known by the mononym Naul (Hangul: 나얼), is a South Korean singer, artist, and member of Brown Eyed Soul, signed under in Next Music.[2][3][4][5] He released his debut solo album, Back to the Soul Flight, on January 8, 2005.[2] Naul has worked as a professor of music for Korea Nazarene University.[citation needed]

Naul
유나얼
Naul.jpg
Naul in 2014
Born
Yoo Na-ul

(1978-09-23) September 23, 1978 (age 42)
South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1999–present
LabelsIn Next Music
Associated acts
Naul
Hangul
Revised RomanizationYu Na-eol
McCune–ReischauerYu Naŏl

CareerEdit

Before DebutEdit

During high school Naul participated in an a cappella group with his friends and in 1996, the group progressed to the finals in a radio program contest called "A starry night".[6]

Anthem (1999)Edit

Naul made his debut with the four member R&B group Anthem. The group participated in SBS's New Era Music Competition in 1998, at which point they won the grand prize with the song "Letting You Go".[7] The band released an album the following year, but did not gain much popularity.[8]

Brown Eyes (2001~ 2003, 2008)Edit

In 2001 Naul paired with Yoon Gun for the duo Brown Eyes. Naul provided main vocals and the cover art for their albums, while Yoon Gun provided backup vocals and composed and produced the music. They were well received and sold well.[9][10] The duo disbanded in 2003 after releasing two albums, but reunited in 2008 for a third album.

Brown Eyed Soul (2003~present)Edit

Having a period of hiatus after 2nd album of 'Brown Eyes', Naul organized a band called 'Brown Eyed Soul' with three more people (Jungyub, Yongjun, Sung Hoon).[11]

SoloEdit

Naul has released several solo albums, the second of which was predominantly composed of song covers.[12] In September 2012 he released Principle of My Soul, which contained original songs. The single "Memories of Wind" charted as number one[specify].[13] On March 28, 2018, his 2nd full album, Sound Doctrine, was released.[14]

ArtistryEdit

Naul took classes on art and design in college. He has painted the artwork for some of his albums and some of his work has been curated in a charity exhibition.[15]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[16]
Back to the Soul Flight
  • Released: January 8, 2005
  • Label: CJ E&M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12
Principle of My Soul
  • Released: September 20, 2012
  • Label: In Next Music, CJ E&M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
Sound Doctrine
  • Released: March 28, 2018
  • Label: In Next Music, CJ E&M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
10

Single albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[16]
Emptiness in Memory (기억의 빈자리)
  • Released: November 29, 2017
  • Label: In Next Music, CJ E&M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15
Gloria
  • Released: December 22, 2017
  • Label: In Next Music, CJ E&M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
Baby Funk
  • Released: February 8, 2018
  • Label: In Next Music, CJ E&M
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[23]
"One's Way Home" (귀로) 2005 N/A Back to the Soul Flight
"Memory of the Wind" (바람기억) 2012 1 Principle of My Soul
"Living in the Same Time" (같은 시간 속의 너) 2015 1 Brown Eyed Soul Single Project
"I Surrender All" N/A Non-album single
"Emptiness in Memory" (기억의 빈자리) 2017 1 Emptiness in Memory
"Gloria" 80 Gloria
"Feel Like" 2018 84 Sound Doctrine
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music videosEdit

Year Title Album Director
2012 "Memory of the Wind" (바람기억)[28] Principle of My Soul APRILSHOWER FILM
2015 "Living in the Same Time" (같은 시간 속의 너)[29] Brown Eyed Soul Single Project
2017 "Emptiness in Memory" (기억의 빈자리)[30] Sound Doctrine
"Gloria"[31]
2018 "Baby Funk"[32]
"널 부르는 밤"[33]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "나얼 프로필" (in Korean). Mnet.
  2. ^ a b "나얼-브라운아이즈-브아솔 등 총 5개 음반 재발매" (in Korean). Ten Asia.
  3. ^ "나얼" (in Korean). Ten Asia.
  4. ^ "[일문일답]나얼 "노래 소질 없다…단지 음악을 좋아할 뿐"" (in Korean). News1.
  5. ^ "가창력의 대명사, '김나박이'를 아시나요?". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean).
  6. ^ "나얼 향해 이문세 "늘 불안했다" 고백한 이유 들어보니 '대박'". Daily Korea (in Korean).
  7. ^ "나얼, 과거 4인조 그룹 '앤썸' 시절 재조명…'누구 닮았네'" (in Korean). Topstar News.
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FUNaul%2Fposts%2F1314762098553591&width=500. Missing or empty |title= (help)[non-primary source needed]
  9. ^ "솔로 나얼·윤건의 두 번째 동시컴백" (in Korean). YTN.
  10. ^ "사람들은 왜 나얼 음악에 열광하는가" (in Korean). YTN.
  11. ^ "정엽이 밝힌 브라운아이드소울 탄생 비화(인터뷰③)" (in Korean). Star News.
  12. ^ "1급 가수들의 리메이크 '반란'" (in Korean). Herald Pop.
  13. ^ "나얼, 데뷔 13년 만에 첫 정규 앨범 발매 '솔로 1집' 기대↑" (in Korean). TV Daily.
  14. ^ "[N디데이]나얼, 오늘 2년만에 신곡 발표…"정규 전 싱글"" (in Korean). News1 Korea.
  15. ^ "나얼, 오바마 전 대통령과 특별한 인연… 미국서 유명세" (in Korean). Newsworks.
  16. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  17. ^ "2015년 04월 Album Chart".
  18. ^ "2012년 12월 Album Chart".
  19. ^ "2018년 03월 Album Chart".
  20. ^ "2017년 12월 Album Chart".
  21. ^ "2018년 01월 Album Chart".
  22. ^ "2018년 02월 Album Chart".
  23. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  24. ^ Cumulative sales of "Memory Of The Wind": "2015년 Download Chart".
  25. ^ "2015년 Download Chart".
  26. ^
  27. ^ "2017년 51주차 Download Chart".
  28. ^ "NAUL 바람기억 MV". Retrieved February 26, 2015 – via Vimeo.
  29. ^ "NAUL 같은 시간 속의 너 MV". Retrieved February 26, 2015 – via Vimeo.
  30. ^ "나얼 기억의빈자리 MV". Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via Vimeo.
  31. ^ "나얼 GLORIA MV". Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via Vimeo.
  32. ^ "나얼 BABY FUNK MV". Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via Vimeo.
  33. ^ "나얼 널부르는밤 MV". Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via Vimeo.