Candy Mafia was a group originally consisting of 4 members: Nett, Garn, Bambam, and Nune. They landed a record deal by competing in Thailand’s JK Idol Cover Competition and gathered interest in the music industry. They’ve competed in many dance and singing competitions and landed in 1st place.
They won first place in a Kpop dance competition with a cover of 4Minute’s “Hot Issue”
They trained extensively afterwards because the dance wasn’t up to par with the level of Korean dancers. In Korea, Candy Mafia was finally able to work with producer Su Yeon Cho (Super Junior, SHINee, SNSD, etc.). Because of this, Candy Mafia became heavily influenced by groups such as 4Minute and 2NE1.
They debuted with the song “Mafia” on January 29, 2010.
The song is almost a combination of 4Minute’s “Hot Issue” and 2NE1’s “Fire.” This came off negatively to a lot of first time listeners who called the group posers and copycats.
On July 27, 2010 they dropped the song “Alzheimer” as a 5 member group., the newest member being Milk.
After several months the group has become successful and well liked.
As of right now, it’s not easy finding information on the group. They are still relatively new and not many people bother to translate Thai pages, so the fans like us who don’t understand it and can’t read it are at a loss. Thankfully, there’s some people out there willing to translate interviews and the like so we can at least have some idea of what they’re like. Hopefully as the group becomes more popular there will be more information available in the future (:
For now, here’s a brief profile of each member:
Nett (เน็ ท)
Born: September 9, 1995 (Age 16)
Talents: singing, dancing, presenter, actress
Education: Ramkhamhaeng Advart International
Garn (กา ญ จ น์):
Born: October 13, 1995 (Age 16)
Talents: Singing, Dancing Hip-Hop, Jazz Dance, Racke, Hip Girl Cumba, Street
Education: Sarasa Witaed Rangsit School
Born: January 9, 1996 (Age 16)
Weight: 49 kg
Talents: Talking English-Chinese, dance, Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, Krump, Raggae, B-Boy
Education: Ascot International School
Bambam (แบ ม แบ ม)
Born: February 18, 1996 (Age 16)
Size: cm ?
Weight: kg ?
Talents: Talking English-Chinese, singing, dancing, Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, Krump, Raggae, B-Boy
Education: Thai Chinese International School
Milk (น้อง มิ้ ว)
Born: September 6, 1995 (Age 16)
Talents: Singing, dancing, drama
Education: International School RUAMRUDEE
There’s a Youtube channel that has subbed Candy Mafia’s videos and also some of their Interviews – if you’re interested check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/CMFansub/featured
Candy Mafia also appeared on an episode of Star King along with fellow Tpop group G-Twenty. The groups even competed for SHINee’s Onew, haha. Watch part of the episode here:
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