"Unstoppable five 'Chatterbox men' B1A4"
Completely absorbed in chatting until the break of dawn for 9 hours"
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Group B1A4 (Jinyoung CNU Sandeul Baro Gongchan) are chatterboxes. Once a member opens his mouth, they talk back and forth for long periods of time.
However that doesn’t mean that they’re chaotically spouting out nonsense. Wherever B1A4 goes, they make the atmosphere a harmonious one and there’s a strange energy they create for those around them.
“We’re really talkative” B1A4 acknowledged. “All of the members talk a lot so there wasn’t a single moment when we felt bored while we were promoting”, they also brought up episodes.
“With the purpose of building up our teamwork, we have a time during which we share various talks every Saturday. One day, we talked about things regarding our team, our school days, happenings that occurred in our daily lives, these kind of talks came about naturally and we noticed that we went on until the break of dawn. We started at midnight but after looking at the time, it was 9 in the morning. We seriously talked for 9 hours without even noticing the time going by. Haha” (Jinyoung)
B1A4 always has a friendly atmosphere together. The members are always full of smiles as they share snacks and talks in the music broadcast waiting rooms. They revealed that they miss the members with individual schedules to attend to even more and feel a greater sense of their empty spots.
“I think Gongchan was the first to say something like that. After completing his individual schedule at the fashion show, as soon as he arrived he said ‘Hyung, I think we’re one’. For me as well, I recently appeared alone on a radio program and I felt the large burden of having to do everything myself and it was difficult” (Sandeul)
“That was also the case for me as well. While having individual schedules filming for the sitcom ‘I Need a Fairy’, I think more often about how ‘B1A4 is one’. Baro as well, after coming back from ‘God of Food Road’, he said he likes being together with the members” (CNU)
B1A4’s team name was made by the members themselves. ‘Be the one, All for one’ it has the meaning of the five of them becoming one in order to be the best. There is also another meaning. ‘One blood type B, four blood type A’, a very special and also a very unique one.
“It can come across to be difficult at first since there’s a combination of english and numbers but if you listen to the meaning I think everyone won’t be able to forget it and they’ll be able to remember it. When we were deciding our name in the beginning, there were other names that were possible candidates. We contemplated a lot since it’s a name our team would have to go by forever but I think we picked a name with charm so I was really glad” (Sandeul)
With the familiar combination of English letters and numbers that go in their team name, which is ‘B1’ ‘A4’, B1A4 also received a unique nickname of ‘paper-dols’. To this, Sandeul laughed loudly and said, “Although we predicted that we would get connected a lot to paper, I really didn’t know they would add on a title of ‘paper-dols’.”
‘Paper-dols’. It’s quite unexpected, but B1A4 specifically has many nicknames. Because they were created with 1 member with B-type blood and 4 members with A-type blood, they’re called ‘blood-dols’, ‘blood type’dols’, they’re called ‘manjjit-dols’ because it seems as if they are idols who ripped their way out of a comic. (T/N: Manhwa is comic and Jjitda is to rip), the nickname of ‘sprout-dols’, which they received because of the choreography they showed on ‘Quiz to Change the World’, and the nickname of ‘countryside-dols’ because all the members come from the countryside. They are all nicknames that came out from the fans’ brilliant ideas and clever thinking.
“Haha. There are quite a lot, aren’t there? What’s interesting is that all of our company family members are from the countryside excluding our CEO. It’s a makeup of a gathering of employees from every corner of the country” (Baro)
Among these, the members like the nickname ‘Sprout-dols’ the most. Baro mentioned “There was a time we showed off a dance we made during our trainee days on our appearance on ‘Quiz to Change the World”, he went on to explain the back-story of the creation of the name ‘Sprout dance’ saying that the choreography had the meaning of ‘raising rookie B1A4 like fresh sprouts’.
Jinyoung continued, “Right after Baro danced to it, on the real-time search engines the name ‘Sprout dance’ appeared right away and there was even a video of a flashmob from overseas. After that, there wasn’t a single time the ‘sprout dance’ wasn’t brought up during interviews as well. I thought to myself ‘Baro made a great achievement’” and said that he felt proud.
Meanwhile, B1A4 recently released their first full album since their debut ‘IGNITION’, and is currently promoting their title track ‘Baby I’m sorry’.
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