There's renewed interest in the group following Minwoo's death.
26 Mar 2018 - 4:09 PM  UPDATED 26 Mar 2018 - 4:09 PM

K-pop fans are currently in shock following the news that 100%'s leader, Seo Minwoo, has died due to cardiac arrest.

While fans are predictably mourning the loss, not everybody is hugely familiar with 100%. The boy band, who debuted in 2012 under TOP Media, never landed a notable hit on the charts, making them one of K-pop's more underrated artists.

The boys dropped their first single, the dance-pop banger "Bad Boy," in 2012. It failed to chart, but their follow-up, the acoustic ballad "Guy Like Me," reached No. 76.

100% earned their biggest hits in 2014, when "Beat" and "U Beauty" reached No. 66 and No. 62, respectively.

They went on hiatus shortly after, but returned in 2016 with producer Sweetune, who crafted one of their best songs, "Better Day."

At the same, time, the group started making headway in the Japanese market. Their biggest success in Japan came this year, when their mini-album, Song For You, made the top ten of Japan's Oricon chart, selling over 17,000 copies. 

The group also appeared on the popular survival program The Unit last year, with member Rockhyun coming fourteenth in the whole show. 

It's safe to say that 100% were definitely one of the most underrated boy bands in K-pop, and that member Minwoo will be sorely missed.


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