AN Jell, ECLIPSE — Fictional K-Pop Groups Fans Hope to Debut in Real Life

Fictional K-Pop groups A.N.Jell and ECLIPSE are receiving love and support from the fans-hoping that they exist in the music industry.

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When K-Drama and K-Pop collide, it is indeed one of the Hallyu fans’ happiness to be consuming music and drama in one sitting.

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Recently, the appearances of fictional K-pop groups in K-dramas started to gain interest among avid viewers. Surprisingly these groups even collected fans hoping they would debut in real life.

Among them are “You’re Beautiful’s” A.N.Jell and “Lovely Runner’s” ECLIPSE. Despite their limited appearances on screen, they already created an impact on the public, leaving an unforgettable mark in the industry.

A.N.Jell in ‘You’re Beautiful’

A.N. Jell was a four-member fictional co-ed band created for the hit SBS drama “You’re Beautiful.” Originally, they were composed of three male members until their label held an audition to add a new member.

You're Beautiful - AN Jell
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They are composed of Hwang Tae Kyung (Jang Geun Suk), Go Mi Nam (Park Shin Hye), Kang Shin Woo (CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa), and Jeremy (F.T. Island’s Lee Hong Ki).

Two of them are real members of groups namely CNBLUE and F.T. Island, who were well-known at the time the drama was released. When the series was airing, the audience wasn’t just immersed in the engaging plot but also fell in love with the drama’s official soundtracks that were sung by the fictional group themselves.

The OST quickly sold out 20,000 albums and even had more than 30,000 sales. It even topped various online streaming platforms like Melon, MNET, and Dosirak, beating other K-pop bands.

They expanded popularity following the announcement of their second mini-concert with over 2,500 attendees, which was also filmed and included in the finale scene of the drama.

According to the drama’s production team, there was already a discussion about bringing the band to life. Even its members were positive about making a debut. However, due to Jung Yong Hwa and Lee Hong Ki’s busy schedules as idols, their supposed band failed to debut.

ECLIPSE in ‘Lovely Runner’

As “Lovely Runner” is amassing fame, its fictional boyband ECLIPSE is also starting to collect fans and make waves in the music scene.

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Captivating the viewers with their songs, visuals, and charismatic stage presence, ECLIPSE is composed of Ryu Sun Jae (Byeon Woo Seok), Baek In Hyuk (N.Flying’s Lee Seung Hyub), Hyun Soo (Moon Xion), and Jay (Yang Hyuk).

They’ve already serenaded the crowd with their four songs “Sudden Shower,” “Run Run,” “You & I,” and “We Will Meet.” Fans are not anticipating only the drama’s narrative but also the band’s every performance.

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ECLIPSE is surprisingly making waves on charts, beating other existing real groups. Recently, their song “Sudden Shower” debuted at the 92nd spot on the MelOn Top 100 charts.

Lovely Runner Still-Byeon Woo Seok
(Photo : tvN Official Instagram)

Just a few weeks after it was released, the OST has risen above other K-songs, currently in the Top 20 on the MelOn daily charts, marking a new record.

Fans are smitten with the band’s success on the real charts. In addition, ECLIPSE was reported to have gained almost 1.12 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Their famous song, “Sudden Shower” impressively has more than 5 million listeners, solidifying its widespread fame. Fans are even hoping that ECLIPSE will debut in real life.

Due to the “Lovely Runner’s” skyrocketing popularity, the drama’s production is already planning to have a special offline event, and fans are eagerly hoping for ECLIPSE to perform live. The band’s vocalist played by Byeon Woo Seok even impressed many with his talent showcased in the drama and wanted him to debut as an idol.

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