Tritops (band)

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Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, pop, rock, ballad
Years active2007–present
LabelsJoo Paramount Media (2007)
DoReMi Media (2009)
JS Entertainment (2012)
Simtong Entertainment (South Korea) (2013)
Ivy Records (Japan) (2014-Present)
Van Leader Entertainment (2014-Present)
Website TriTops
Daum Fan Cafe
MembersBan Hyungmoon
Lee Woogon
Kim Ilgoon
Jang Yoojun

Tritops (Korean : 트리탑스, Japanese: トゥリトップス, "Tree Tops"), is a South Korean boy band managed by Van Leader Entertainment. [1] Tritops originally debuted in 2007 as a three-member group (Hyungmoon, Yoojoon and Ilgoon) under Joo Paramount Media with their album "Boorish Love". After a company change to DoReMi Media, Ilgoon soon made his departure to pursue a solo career in 2009. The group promoted shortly as a duo, but were joined by new member Woogoon in 2012 and moved to Simtong Entertainment. In 2013, Ilgoon returned to the group. Following his return in 2014, the group moved to new entertainment call Van Leader Entertainment.

Korean language Language spoken in Korea

The Korean language is an East Asian language spoken by about 80 million people. It is a member of the Koreanic language family and is the official and national language of both Koreas: North Korea and South Korea, with different standardized official forms used in each territory. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Changbai Korean Autonomous County of Jilin province, China. Historical and modern linguists classify Korean as a language isolate; however, it does have a few extinct relatives, which together with Korean itself and the Jeju language form the Koreanic language family. This implies that Korean is not an isolate, but a member of a micro-family. The idea that Korean belongs to the controversial Altaic language family is discredited in academic research. Korean is agglutinative in its morphology and SOV in its syntax.

Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic language family, and its relation to other languages, such as Korean, is debated. Japanese has been grouped with language families such as Ainu, Austroasiatic, and the now-discredited Altaic, but none of these proposals has gained widespread acceptance.

A boy band is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young women. Being vocal groups, most boy band members do not play musical instruments, either in recording sessions or on stage, making the term something of a misnomer. However, exceptions do exist. Many boy bands dance as well as sing, usually giving highly choreographed performances.



TriTops (formerly known as I the Tri Tops) was originally a three-member group but Ilgoon left the group and Hyungmoon and Yoojoon remained. Hyungmoon and Yoojoon put out two singles in 2009, "To My Girlfriend" (which Hyungmoon composed himself) and "Say Love". The two also released a single with artist Jace titled "Juniper Tree".

Jace or Jayse is a masculine given name, often a shortened version of Jason.

Solo Activities

Ilgoon released his solo digital single "Goon" on September 3, 2009. Ban Hyungmoon also released a single "그래서 아프죠" with Dahye in 2009. Hyungmoon featured in Expresso's "Merry Christmas" which was released on November 9, 2009 and featured in the drama Kim Su-ro, The Iron King's OST titled "Want To See". Ilgoon released a single "Storm" with artist Van on May 14th, 2010 and on March 17th, 2011 he released a single "Irresponsibility". Yoojoon acted in dramas My Precious You (2008) and Becoming a Billionaire (2010). Yoojoon released a single in 2010 for Becoming a Billionaire as well. In 2011, he participated in the musical Goong and released an EP for the musical titled "Flower". In 2012, Ilgoon featured in StillPM's single, "Canada Girl".

<i>Kim Su-ro, The Iron King</i> 2010 South Korean television series

Kim Su-ro, The Iron King is a 2010 South Korean television series on the life of Suro of Geumgwan Gaya, starring Ji Sung, Bae Jong-ok, Yu Oh-seong, Seo Ji-hye, Go Joo-won, Kang Byul and Lee Pil-mo. It aired on MBC from May 29 to September 18, 2010 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 for 32 episodes.

Van covered transportation vehicle

A van is a type of road vehicle used for transporting goods or people. Depending on the type of van it can be bigger or smaller than a truck and SUV, and bigger than a common car. There is some varying in the scope of the word across the different English-speaking countries. The smallest vans, microvans, are used for transporting either goods or people in tiny quantities. Mini MPVs, Compact MPVs, and MPVs are all small vans usually used for transporting people in small quantities. Larger vans with passenger seats are used for institutional purposes, such as transporting students. Larger vans with only front seats are often used for business purposes, to carry goods and equipment. Specially-equipped vans are used by television stations as mobile studios. Postal services and courier companies use large step vans to deliver packages.

My Precious You is a 2008 South Korean television series. It aired on KBS2 on Saturdays to Sundays at 19:55 for 54 episodes beginning October 4, 2008.

Returning As "TriTops"

After going on a hiatus as a group for three years, TriTops returned on March 29, 2012 with a new member, WooGoon, and released a single titled "I Am A Bad Guy" which featured P.O. of Block B and peaked at 77 on GAON digital chart. [2] The trio then released their first mini album "Sweet Holic" on May 25, 2012 which reached 30 on GAON Album chart. [3] Ilgoon finally returned to the group in 2013. TriTops released a single, "Too Foolish To You" on February 20, 2013. They then released "Your Temperature" on December 23, 2014. They have been growing in popularity due to their strong vocal abilities since then.

Block B South Korean boyband

Block B is a South Korean boy band created by Cho PD in 2011. The group debuted with seven members: Taeil, B-Bomb, Jaehyo, U-Kwon, Park Kyung, Zico, and P.O.

Japanese Advancement

The group as of 2014 has started to promote in Japan and has held concerts there. They have worked on self-released Japanese songs, "Sakurabu", "365 Days" and "I Miss You" that can be viewed on their Japanese YouTube channel. Their official Japanese debut was with "To You" on October 27, 2014. For this debut they have added a '*' to their group name and officially debuted as Tritops*.

Missing You Missing You Missing You

On April 15, Tritops came back to Korea with a digital single titled "Missing You Missing You Missing You". The MV features Ilgoon and the Japanese model Nakamine Riko as a couple.


Tritops has four members. The leader and main vocalist is Ban Hyung-moon (반형문). Lee Woo-goon (이우군), Kim Il-goon (김일군), and Jang Yoo-joon (장유준) provide additional vocals. [4]