F.T. Island (FTISLAND), also known as Five Treasure Island, is a South Korean rock band that debuted in 2007. Formed by FNC Entertainment, the group has five members. Their debut song was “Love Sick” which was shown on M! Countdown. Their debut was surely successful because Love Sick topped the charts for eight consecutive weeks.
In 2009, FT Triple was formed and they released “Love Letter”.
F.T. Island Origin: Seoul, South Korea
F.T. Island Genres: Korean Rock, Rock Ballad, Funk Rock, Electronic Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Djent
F.T. Island Management: FNC Entertainment, CJ E&M Music and Live, AI Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment, Warner Music Group (Japan)
F.T. Island Associated Acts: FT Triple, FNC Kingdom
F.T. Island Members
Choi Jong-hoon – leader, guitar, keyboard
Lee Hong-gi – main vocals
Lee Jae-jin – bass, second vocals
Song Seung-hyun – guitar, vocals, rap
Choi Min-hwan – drums, sub vocalist
Won-bin (former member)
F.T. Island Released Songs
2007: “Lovesick”, “Thunder”, “Until You Come Back”
2008: “After Love”, “Heaven”
2009: “Bad Woman”, “I Hope”, “Love Letter”
2010: “Love LoveLove”
2011: “Hello Hello”, “Like Birds”
2012: “Severely”, “I Wish”
2013: “Memory”, “Madly”
2015: “To The Light”, “Pray”
F.T. Island Fandom name: Primadonna
F.T. Island Official fan Color: Sunshine Yellow and Black
F.T. Island Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/ft_fanclub
F.T. Island Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftisland
F.T. Island Youtube: www.youtube.com/ftisland
F.T. Island Member Jonghun Profile
Birth Name: Choi Jong Hoon
Stage Name: Jonghun
Nickname: Sexy Jonghun
Birthday: March 7, 1990
Position: Leader, Guitarist, Piano & Bassist
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 61 kg
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Listening to music, surfing the Internet
Instruments: Guitar, Piano, and Bass
F.T. Island Member Jonghun Facts
- Jonghun used to be a really famous ulzzang back in his middle school days that he even got stalked for an entire year by an FNC staff. He was trying to be convinced to join their label but only started to learn the guitar after joining the label.
- He can play the bass, piano and the guitar.
- On his free days, he enjoys listening to music and surfin the net.
- He is schoolmates at university with former member Oh Won Bin.
- Jonghun’s ideal type is someone with a princess image. Someone who he will be comfortable in talking to.
- He auditioned with the piano which he learned to play when he was very young.
- He starred in several shows such as”Unstoppable Marriage” (2008 – cameo ep. 62), “On Air” (2008 – cameo ep. 1), “Style” (2009 – cameo ep. 6), “Prince of Prince” (2015), “Heroes” (2015).
- Jonghun once said that he feels most happy when performing with his co-members.
- He also became part of the FT Triple which is the band’s sub-unit, formed in 2009.
- He likes Eric Clapton.
- Jonghun is known for being cheesy and awkward.
- His favorite Japanese word is “dokidoki” which translates to “sound of a fast heartbeat”.
F.T. Island Hongki Profile
Birth Name: Lee Hong Ki
Stage Name: Hongki
Nickname: Cute Rebellion
Birthday: March 2, 1990
Position: Lead Vocalist, Face of The Group
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Blood Type: AB
Talents: Singing, Playing Soccer
Hobbies: Singing, Listening to music, Soccer, Internet, Cooking
Instruments: Guitar, Piano, and Drums
F.T. Island Hongki Facts
- When Hongki was really young, he wanted to become either an actor or a policeman.
- He got an acting role when he met a man during his uncle’s runway show.
- Hongki used to wear braces before.
- He can speak fluent Japanese.
- On his free days, he enjoys playing soccer, surfing the internet, cooking, listening to music and doing nail art.
- One of his famous friends is Super Junior’s Heechil.
- In 2002, he became a child actor for the drama show, “Magic Kid Masuri”.
- He likes women who have an opposite personality as his. He wants his future girlfriend to always sing a duet with him.
- Hongki also had several roles in “Freezing Point” (2004), “Unstoppable Marriage” (2008 – cameo ep. 62), “On Air” (2008 – cameo ep. 01), “Style” (2009 – cameo ep. 6). “You’re Beautiful” (2009), “More Charming By the Day” (2010 – cameo ep.111). “My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox” (2010 – cameo ep. 16), “Muscle Girl!” (2011), “Noriko Goes to Seoul” (2011), “Bride of the Century” (2014), “Modern Farmer” (2014).
- He said he wanted a radio DJ job before.
- Hongki makes people around him feel relaxed. He tries to make everyone smile and laugh.
Birth Name: Lee Jae Jin
Stage Name: Jaejin
Birthday: December 17, 1991
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Blood Type: A
Talents: Bass Guitar, Listening to traditional music
Hobbies: Internet, Questioning
- Jaejin once received an instrument that he’s wanted to learn that was given to him by fans.
- He is allergic to dogs and loves to eat crabs. He has a weird allergic reaction to so many things. One time, his eyes got swollen.
- Jaejin participated in a daily sitcom called “Unstoppable Marriage” (KBS2, 2007) ( Role: Youngest of the Hwang Brothers Hwang Sabaek). He also made a cameo in “Style”(SBS, 2009) and “On Air”(SBS, 2008) and joined “Sonagi” musical (Lead Role – Han Dong Seok).
- He had his first kiss and first girlfriend back in 7th grade.
- His interests include internet researching, questioning about music or asking a music specialist about something.
- Jaejin once told his friend that “tree roots” were healthy to eat so he ate it and made his friend ending up in the hospital afterwards.
- He claims that he enjoys wearing Japanese style outfits.
- Jaejin was interested in learning guitar at first but then decided to try out the bass.
- Jaejin’s older sister, Lee Chaewon, is an actress at FNC. She brought him into FNC Music.
- He is the most hardworking member of F.T. Island.
- Because he eats like a goat, he is given the nickname, “Black Goat”.
- He is the member who gets wild most about girl groups.
- J-Dragon was used to be what he was called because of his resembled hairstyle.
- He has a close friendship with Key from SHINee.
Birth Name: Choi Min Hwan
Stage Name: Minhwan
Nickname: Mindungyi (민둥이)
Birthday: November 11, 1992
Position: Drummer and Maknae
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 55 kg
Blood Type: A
Talents: Drums, eating chicken
Hobbies: Listening to music, Internet
- Minhwan is known to have a fart without sound causing a very bad smell.
- Just like Jonghun and Hongki, he is also a bit short-sighted.
- He enjoys listening to songs and playing computer games.
- His favorite colors are pink, white and yellow.
- It is reported that Minhwan owns a pink diary and that his parents own a restaurant.
- If you see pictures of a topless Minhwan somewhere, you will notice that he has a big mole (birthmark) on his back.
- Back in 2007, he was the youngest celebrity in the K-Pop industry.
- His ideal girlfriend is someone who could listen to the songs he would listen to.
- He likes a girl who is short and cute and likes the colors pink and yellow.
- He said that his favorite girl group is After School.
- He mentioned that being in the background allows him to concentrate on playing the musical instrument and singing as he can hearit very well.
- Minhwan was only 13 or 14 years old when F.T. Island was formed.
- They were once asked I they could be another member for the day. Minhwan’s answer was to be the leader.
- His favorite flower is dandelion.
Birth Name: Song Seung Hyun
Stage Name: Seunghyun
Birthday: August 21, 1992
Position: Vocalist, Main Rapper, Guitarist
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 60 kg
- He shares a room with Minhwan.
- He is really bad at any dance.
- Seunghyun’s nickname is “Soft Smile Hero”.
- Among the boys, he is the weakest. He has a very weak immune system that he has been in and out of the hospital ever since FNC academy training.
- He likes the smell of alcohol.
- Seunghyun is close to Key of SHINee and enjoys listening to Jason Mraz songs.
- He is currently the tallest member of F.T. Island.
- He is considered to be the best English-speaking boy in the group.
- He said once that he wants to make people laugh with a serious face and manner.
- He makes a weird sound when he is being tickled.
- Seunghyun once participated in Maknae Rebellion Show.
- He is the only man in the group who isn’t afraid of bugs and frogs.
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Your F.T. Island bias is your dream destination.
Choi Jong-hoon – Paris
Lee Hong-gi – London
Lee Jae-Jin – Maldives
Song Seung-hyun – Seoul
Choi Min-Hwan – New York