jtL was a South Korean dance music group, consisting of the former H.O.T. members who did not stay with SM Entertainment. The group was named after the initials of the members' stage name. After the release of their second album Run Away, the group have been inactive for 7 years and the band members are each pursuing solo careers.
When the group debuted in 2001 with single "A Better Day", which covered a 1977 song "Varsog", member Tony An claimed that promoting their song has had been difficult due to strained relationship with Lee Soo Man, the producer of SM Entertainment. He blamed Lee for blocking the music video, which drew angry reaction from the group's fans, some of whom egged the building of the company in southern Seoul. The members of the group also had strained relationships between Kangta and Moon Hee Jun after the two chose to stay with SM Entertainment.. However, after appearances on 'X-Man', it appears that Tony and Kangta are on good terms the same goes for Moon Hee Jun and Jang Woo Hyuk who both appeared on Variety show Heroine.
In 2003 the group won the favorite artist of Korea at MTV Asia Awards.
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