[37 images][news][links][19 vids] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 6/1 — 7/31/2019. N001 overload!

There has been a large influx of new Clouds and new Rain fans, and Rain has mentioned working on new music. So, now is a great time to go all the way back and get folks up to speed on his albums, from 1998 to 2017!

My second installment of this series celebrates the time when 20-year-old 비 left his JYPE dancer status and debuted as a solo singer with first album n001 in Spring 2002. Yes, I said n001! Many sources  and articles out there tell you Rain’s first album was titled “Bad Guy” and that’s WRONG. They all cut and pasted bad information from an original source and from each other, and didn’t bother researching to see if the info was right.

The first song Rain released was “Bad Guy.” His first album was n001. Proof. ^@@^

Unboxing! Behold below, the beauty of the album art. Woahhh… The cassettes and CDs are pretty rare these days. I don’t have n001 yet, but Terri does own one ↑ ↑ so I’m good! ^@@^ (Video credit: k-collection @ YT.)

SCROLL DOWN ↓ this post to learn more and see my compilation of images, songs, MVs, track lists, TV spots, and TV appearances (credited to all fans as tagged). Please enjoy! ^@@^


» You can visit the previous Open Thread and re-visit Baby Rain’s FanClub days HERE. By the way — have you 10th Cloud sisters left a message for Rain on his officially sanctioned fan club on Naver today?

REMINDER: Rain’s birthday is on June 25! World Cloud took up donations early (this past April) from 10th Clouds and fans for his birthday gifts. Terri and I sent a donation on behalf of Cloud USA, and we’re also ordering something to send to South Korea from Cloud USA, so the bases are covered. I wish we could’ve sent a box of birthday cards from y’all, but due to circumstances beyond my control, there just wasn’t time to get a notification out. But, hey — there will be more chances to come together and support him together in the coming months, right? Right! ^@@^

» Cloud USA disclaimer. READ it. We’re 10th Cloud term members now, but the same still applies.


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This Month’s Features are: All about Rain’s first album n001 and his debut as a solo singer, in 2002. So adorable. So talented. That face, that long, tall body, and that VOICE!

LISTEN to the album track list, watch MVs and fan videos, and READ the songs’ English lyrics HERE in co-founder Terri’s Rain Discography on our Cloud USA homepages. Top of the page! CLICK on the songs. Enjoy! ^@@^

Official MV, “Bad Guy.” Rain’s first release from n001. ^@@^ (Source: RAIN’s Official Channel @ YT.)

Clip. The making of n001.

Making of “Bad Guy” MV. In Australia with JYP, in 2002. Run, Rain! Run!! 🙂 ^@@^

DID YOU KNOW? “Instead of Saying Goodbye” live on Music Camp. A month or so after “Bad Guy” was very well-received, the South Korea national soccer team became prominent in the World Cup and took the country’s complete attention away from Rain’s new single. ㅜ_ㅜ But instead of starting a whole new album, he released this second track from n001 and won the public’s attention right back. Victory! His star continued to soar and never came down. That album should have been called SMART GUY. 😀 ^@@^

Clip. Rain teaches “Instead of Saying Goodbye” choreography to a TV host. Cute.^^

Official MV, “Handshake.” A third track released from Rain’s first album. He thought it was love, but she just gave him a platonic handshake and went about her business. Ouch! 🙂 ^@@^

Self-cam, “Handshake.” Aw, the cutest thing ever. ❤ ^@@^ (Credit: pollyanna0625 @ YT.)

“Handshake” live. You can tell he’s live-mic’d and really singing when he checks his pitch at minute marker 2:35 and slightly changes up the song here and there. Wow, Rain on tap! Shove a mic in his hand on live TV and he delivers without a blink. ❤ ^@@^ (Credit: MsMerra @ YT.)

Playlist (6 videos), Rain’s 1st Fan meeting. There wasn’t an official “Cloud” yet, but his first fan meet was in August of his debut year and you can hear how his fans were loving him! 🙂 ^@@^ (Credit: rainbialice @ YT.)

Clip, Delicious TV. Rain did a food segment in December of his debut year and started a career-long tradition of Clouds and fans happily watching him eat.^^

4/24/2002. KM Music Tank, “Bad Guy.” Rain’s 1st official TV performance as singer 비. ^@@^

4/28/2002. SBS Inkigayo, “Bad Guy.” Rain’s 1st official TV performance competing against other artists on a chart show. ^@@^

Rain is Eternal. Where clouds stay gathered, rain will always come. It is inevitable.

— Stephe ^@@^

All about album art.

 

» [20 images][debut year] Saturday Random Rain Goodness. 💕

A small taste from photo shoots and magazines during debut year, including the renowned Andre Kim’s fashion show in November 2002. ^@@^

Fanmade. Footage from Rain as a lead model for designer Andre Kim. He pulled that “fantasy groom” thing off like a champ. 🙂 ^@@^ (Credit and edit: yoraism @ YT.)

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~ by Cloud USA on June 10, 2019.

3 Responses to “[37 images][news][links][19 vids] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 6/1 — 7/31/2019. N001 overload!”

  1. I am so thankful that I was able to see him, finally!! his Vancouver, Canada show on June 7, 2019. As an entertainer, Rain is amazing and fantastic. He is gracious to his fans. As a person, Jung Ji Hoon is funny, sincere and so kind. I will always be his fan!!!

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  2. Memories; thanks for sharing

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