Debut Year: 2001
As solo artists, Yoon Gun and Na Ul have graced Korea with their brilliant compositions and amazing voices already. Yet, together they bring a much more powerful force. Although the duo are not active together anymore, their years together as a group has made a large impact on the Korean music industry. They are the originator of the Korean mid-tempo R&B ballad phenomenon and set the stage for the success of today's chart-topping ballad groups like SG Wannabe, M to M, Gavy NJ, Brown Eyed Girls, KCM, etc. They returned with a reunion album in 2008 in their classic style via having no public appearances for album promotions; still, they managed to top music charts and sell over 15,000 copies in one day, saving the stagnation of the Korean music industry. Brown Eyes is definitely a group one cannot forget; their songs for each album come with a soul-fulfilling mist and live up to their musical brilliance that the two have legendarily imprinted long ago into the Korean music industry.
Stage Name: Yoon Gun
Name: Yang Chang Ik
School: Yonsei University
Hobbies: Computer games, toy figurines, Lego building
Favorite music: RnB
Favorite artists: R. Kelly, Babyface
Favorite instrument: Piano
Most prized possession: Necklace
Project(s) prior to Brown Eyes: Four-member group "TEAM"
Name: Yoo Na Ul
Blood Type: A
School: DanGook University
Siblings: One older brother
Favorite foods: Tonkatsu, Korean bacon
Favorite artists: Stevie wonder, Mark Dorsey, Monifah, LTD
Favorite music: 70-90's RnB
Favorite clothing: Military style
Hobbies: collecting cds, movies
Project(s) prior to Brown Eyes: Lead singer of "Anthem"Follow @yoonaul
With Coffee (2001)Exquisite reviewPopular tracks released:
*"벌써일년"(Already A Year)
*"With Coffee"2nd album:
Reason for Breathing? (2002)Popular tracks released:
*"점점"(Little By Little)
*"돌아가줘"(For You)Compilation album:
The Very Best of Brown Eyes- Take a Favorite (June 2007)3rd album:
Two Things Needed For The Same Purpose and 5 Objects (2008)Popular tracks released:*"가지마 가지마" (Don't Leave, Don't Leave) *"너때문에" (Because of You)*Yoon Gun produced all of Brown Eyes' albums and his solo albums while contributing compositions to each as well.1st album:
갈색머리 (Brown Hair) (November 2003)2nd album:
헤어지자고 (Let's Separate) (November 2004)Special OST album:
Yoon Gun's Sad Love Story (Drama: "슬픔연가" (Sad Love Story) (2005) 1st Japanese single:
恋をするのなら (If You Fall In Love) (2005)3rd album:
My Romantic Occasion (2007)2nd Japanese single:
I Believe In You (2007)1st Mini-album:
라떼처럼 (Like Latte) (2009)Album Review2nd Mini-album:
Far East 2 Brick Lane (October 2012)
[Radio] Yoon Gun's Dreamy Radio (SBS, 2009)
[Drama] High Kick 3: The Revenge Of The Short Legged (MBC, 2011-2012)
[Variety] Music and Lyrics (MBC Music, 2012)
[Show] Superstar K4 (Mnet, 2012)*Na Ul took part in 5-member group, Brown Eyed Soul, after Brown Eyes.1st album:
Na Ul Remake - Back to the Soul Flight (2005)
Image #22nd album:
Principle Of My Soul (September 2012)October 1st, 2012
Via tvN's 'Baek Ji Yeon’s People Inside'
, Yoon Gun discusses the possibility of a Brown Eyes reunion
, revealing that there are no plans as of yet-- but that doesn't mean it won't happen!
---December 4th, 2009Yoon Gun signs exclusive contract with NOA Entertainment
---December 10th, 2008CONGRATULATIONS to Brown Eyes on winning Golden Bonsang Disk award!!* *
In the style of Brown Eyes: without making a single appearance!^^ Congratulations and we hope to see more of your work in the future! =D Other winners include: Dong Bang Shin Ki, Kim Dong Ryul, SG Wannabe, Rain, Shinhwa (disk), MC Mong, Brown Eyed Girls, Jewelry, Wonder Girls (digital)
---September 13th, 2008Soompi Artist of the WeekCr: to adikkeluangman
---July 30th, 2008Sales of Brown Eye's Latest Album Exceeds 100,000 in 5 Weeks
MNet Media says popular male singing duo Brown Eyes has sold 100,000 of its latest album since it was released five weeks ago.
Brown Eyes' management agency said the album sales of the duo's latest album exceeded 100,000 copies on the Hanteo Chart as well. The duo has become the second K-pop artist this year to sell more than 100,000 albums after singer Kim Dong-ryul.
K-pop fans are raving over the title song of Brown Eyes' latest album "Don't Go, Don't Go" as well as "Because of You."
A part of the proceeds from the album sales will be donated to a relief organization dedicated to digging wells in Ethiopia as well as to an organization that helps children of low-income families in Korea.Credit: KBS Global, eternal_bliss.^^
---July 12th, 2008SOOMPI CHARTS1. (+16) Brown Eyes - 가지마 가지마 (Don't Leave Don't Leave) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 + BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Music: Yoon Gun / Lyrics: Gary of Lee Ssang
Album: Brown Eyes Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Comment: Wow! Talk about an album saving the sagging k-pop industry. Brown Eyes did just that. The title song "Don't Leave, Don't Leave" took only two weeks to reach the top, overtaking many strong challengers this week, and in the meantime, becoming our biggest mover of the week. Once again, the duo hit the top spot without any promotional activities, just like when they took k-pop by storm 7 years ago with songs like "Already One Year", "With Coffee", "Gradually" etc. For the younger generation of k-pop fans, this may be the first time you have ever heard of Brown Eyes. If that's the case, I recommend all of you to check out their past hits as well. You won't be disappointed.
I have great love and respect for my favorite duo. Please share your love and support for these two amazing artists! The Brown Eyes Thread @ soompi credits: superstar`kiss
(amazing graphics), yesasia.com (album images), KBS World Radio
Note: This thread was created and put together with the loving heart of songielove.
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