Boys Republic (band)

Boys Republic( Hangul : 소년공화국 Romanization : Sonyeon gonghwaguk) is a South Korean pop boy band consisting of five members: Onejunn, Sunwoo, Sungjun, Minsu, and Suwoong. They are Universal Music 's first K-pop idol group (also managed by Happy Tribe Entertainment). Boys Republic debuted on June 5, 2013 with their single, "Party Rock." Their official fan club name is Royal Family.

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 Boys Republic (band)'s Filmography

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Date AiredChannelTitle# of EpisodesMembersRole
4 June 2013 through 23 July 2013 SBS MTV Rookie King: Boys Republic 8 All Main
29 November 2013 through to 20 December 2013 SBS MTV Eye Camp Expedition 4 All Main (withVIXX)

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  • 9 through 30 July 2013: "All That Kpop" on MBC Music: Sungjun appeared on episodes 36, 37 and, together with Minsu, appeared on episode 38 as guests.
  • 24 October 2013: "Shanghai TV" on 韩娱星动态: all members appeared as guests.
  • 1 November 2013: "The Three Colors of Korea" on KBS World: all members appeared on episode 6 as guests.
  • 16 January 2014: "Idol Battle - 2014 I'm a Star Too" on Mnet: all members appeared on episode 1.
  • 15 April 2014: "After School Club" on Arirang: all members appeared in episode 59 as guests.
  • 9 April through 21 May 2014: "MBC Idol Dance Battle D-Style" on MBC Music: Sungjun appeared as a competitor.
  • 16 April 2014: "Olala School 2" on Tooniverse - Onejunn, Sunwoo, Minsu, and Suwoong appeared in episode 13 as guests.
  • 3 May and 14 June 2014: "Let's Go! Dream Team II" on KBS World - Suwoong.
  • 30 September through 21 October 2014: "Idol School" on MBS MUSIC - all members appeared in episodes 6, 8, and 9.
  • 5 January 2015: "Yaman TV" on Mnet - all members appeared on episode 1.
  • 14 January 2015: "Weekly Idol" on MBC Every1 - all members appeared on episode 181.
  • 30 January 2015 : A Song for You 3 on KBS World- all members appear on episode 22 with BESTie.
  • 17 April 2016 : "King of Mask Singer" onMBC- Onejunn as "Oh! Chandelier" on episode 55.

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  • 12 November 2013: "1 vs. 100" on KBS2 - Onejunn and Minsu.

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  • 14 July 2013: "Sound K" on Arirang Radio: all members.
  • 22 October 2013: "Super K-Pop" on Arirang Radio: all members.
  • 26 February 2014: "Kpoppin'" on Arirang Radio: all members.
  • 6 March 2014: "Shindong's Shimshimtapa" on MBC Radio: Onejunn and Suwoong.
  • 28 July 2014: "Kpoppin'" on Arirang Radio: all members.
  • 25 August 2014: "Sound K" on Arirang Radio: all members.
  • 17 November 2014: "Super K-Pop" on Arirang Radio: all members.
  • 27 December 2014: "Joonyoung's Shimshimtapa" on MBC Radio: all members.

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 Boys Republic (band)'s References

  1. (Korean) 소년공화국 “데뷔 1주일차 햇병아리? 자신감은 ‘드림팀’” Donga. 11 June 2013. Retrieved on 9 June 2014.
  2. Universal Music's K-pop boy band to debut this year Yonhap. 2013 March 5. Retrieved on 9 June 2014.
  3. (Korean) 소년공화국, 데뷔 전 제주항공 모델 발탁 Osen. 12 March 2013. Retrieved on 9 June 2014.
  4. (Korean) "나리타까지 얼마? 궁금하면 500원" Chosun. 8 April 2013. Retrieved on 9 June 2014.
  5. (Korean) 소년공화국, 아시아 4개국 아이튠즈 1위 Donga. 19 June 2013. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  6. Cho, Suyuon. K-POP Festival in Kumamoto to be successfully finished with 20,000 local fans BNT News. 14 June 2013. Retrieved on 15 June 2014.
  7. (Korean)토니안-소년공화국, 극비 만남…그들 사이에 무슨 일이? Donga. 4 June 2013. Retrieved on 11 June 2014.
  8. (Korean) 소년공화국, 말레이시아 차트 1위 ‘기염’ Donga. 25 October 2013. Retrieved on 11 June 2014.
  9. Yun, Chloe. Boys Republic Comes Back with First Mini Album, ‘IDENTITY’ BNT News. 8 October 2013. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  10. Yun, Chloe. Boys Republic Holds Showcase with New Album ‘IDENTITY’ BNT News. 10 October 2013. Retrieved on 15 June 2014.
  11. Jackson, Julie. Boys Republic looking to make a statement in 2014 Korean Herald. 30 December 2013. Retrieved on 15 June 2014.
  12. (Korean) 소년공화국, 말레이시아 구독률 1위 신문 표지 장식 Chosun. 12 December 2013. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  13. (Korean) 소년공화국-빅스, 베트남 봉사활동 나선다 Chosun. 19 August 2013. Retrieved on 9 June 2014.
  14. (Korean) 소년공화국, 행복한 학교 만들기 “저희와 함께해요” Gaon Music Charts. 27 March 2014. Retrieved on 7 June 2014.
  15. (Korean) 소년공화국, 컴백곡 '비디오 게임' 콘셉트 공개 Chosun. 17 February 2013. Retrieved on 15 June 2014.
  16. (Korean) '소년공화국' 뮤직비디오 '비디오게임'공개 화제!…"게임캐릭터로 변신!" Chosun. 31 March 2014. Retrieved on 15 June 2014.
  17. (Korean) 소년공화국, 이단옆차기와 손잡고 25일 컴백 ‘업그레이드’ BNT News. 15 July 2013. Retrieved on 19 July 2014.
  18. (Korean) 소년공화국, '예쁘게 입고 나와' 티저 공개..수지 깜짝 등장? Osen. 17 July 2014. Retrieved on 19 July 2014.
  19. (Korean) 소년공화국, K팝 새나라 건국의 꿈…‘예쁘게 입고 나와’ NEWSIs. 27 July 2014. Retrieved on 25 August 2014.
  20. (Korean) 소년공화국, MTV '월드 스테이지 말레이시아 2014' 韓대표 참석 '성황' Herald. 20 August 2014. Retrieved on 25 August 2014.
  21. (Korean) 소년공화국, 팝가수 B.o.B와 인증샷…훈훈한 분위기 Donga. 18 August 2014. Retrieved on 25 August 2014.
  22. (Korean) Boys Republic(소년공화국), 1만5000 말레이시아 팬들 앞에 서다 Sports World. 20 August 2014. Retrieved on 25 August 2014.
  23. (Korean) Boys Republic Scheduled Activities.
  24. (Korean) 소년공화국, 12일 '리얼 토크'로 컴백. '판타지 3부작' 완결편 Chosun. 05 November 2014. Retrieved on 07 January 2015.
  25. (Korean) 소년공화국, '진짜'로 돌아온다..판타지 3부작 완결편 발매 Osen. 07 November 2014. Retrieved on 07 January 2015.
  26. (Korean) ‘소년공화국’, 11일 오후 11시 11분 '진짜가 나타났다' MV 선공개 Chosun. 11 November 2014. Retrieved on 07 January 2015.
  27. (Korean) 소년공화국 데뷔 첫 日공연 성황리 마무리 '현지활동 청신호' Donga. 28 November 2014. Retrieved on 07 January 2015.
  28. (Korean) 남성 아이돌그룹 멤버가 ‘뜨개질 삼매경’ 왜? The Kyunghyang Shinmun. 15 December 2014. Retrieved on 07 January 2015.
  29. (Korean) 소년공화국, 야외 구세군 모금활동-기부금 전달 ‘훈훈’ Osen. 22 December 2014. Retrieved on 07 January 2015.
  30. Santillan-Visto, Cecille. The Boys of the (South Korean) Republic Business World. 12 January 2015. Retrieved on 08 June 2015.
  31. Boys Republic: We want to come back Manila The Standard. 21 January 2015. Retrieved on 08 June 2015.
  32. (Japanese) 超新星&U-KISSら出演!「日韓交流50周年記念 Pops in Seoul in YOKOHAMA 2015」開催決定 Kstyle. 02 March 2015. Retrieved on 08 June 2015.
  33. (Korean) 소년공화국 여동생 그룹 데뷔? Economy Today. 01 April 2015. Retrieved on 08 June 2015.
  34. (Korean) 소년공화국, 유럽 7개국 8개도시 투어 개최 확정 Donga. 11 May 2015. Retrieved on 08 June 2015.
  35. (Korean) 소년공화국, 컴백 티저 이미지 공개 ‘한층 편안해진 분위기’ Donga. 01 June 2015. Retrieved on 08 June 2015.
  36. (Korean) 소년공화국, 2주년 기념일에 새싱글 Donga. 28 May 2015. Retrieved on 08 June 2015.
  37. (Korean) 소년공화국, ‘Hello’ 발매… 감성돌로 돌아왔다 ‘관심 ↑’ Donga. 05 June 2015. Retrieved on 08 June 2015.
  38. (Korean) Onejunn Naver Profile Naver. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  39. (Korean) Sunwoo Naver Profile Naver. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  40. (Korean) Sungjun Naver Profile Naver. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  41. (Korean) Minsu Naver Profile Naver. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  42. (Korean) Suwoong Naver Profile Naver. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  43. (Korean) Rose TV program. Retrieved on 12 June 2014.
  44. (Korean) 소년공화국, '2014 아시아모델시상식'서 뉴스타상 수상! Chosun. 17 January 2014. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  45. (Korean) 소년공화국, 대한민국연예예술상서 신인상. 20일 '판타지 3부작'으로 컴백 Chosun. 10 February 2014. Retrieved on 8 June 2014.
  46. (Korean) 소년공화국, '포인트 강렬한 수트~' Chosun. 28 November 2014. Retrieved on 5 December 2014.

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 Boys Republic (band)'s Awards

YearAwardCategory
2014 Asian Model Festival Award
Annual Korean Entertainment Arts Award
Korean Cultural Entertainment Award

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 Boys Republic (band)'s Discography

Singles[]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
KOR
"전화해 집에 (Party Rock)"2013 -IDENTITY
"넌 내게 특별해 (You're Special To Me)" -
"Video Game"2014 -Real Talk
"예쁘게 입고 나와 (Dress Up)" -
"진짜가 나타났다 (The Real One)" -
"Hello"2015 --
"Get Down"2016 - BR:evolution
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Mini Albums[]

YearAlbum informationPeak chart positionsTrack listing
KOR
2013 "IDENTITY"
  • Released : October 8, 2013
  • Language :Korean
  • Label :Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Sales : 3,719+
9
  1. I’m Ready (Intro)
  2. 넌 내게 특별해 (You're Special To Me)
  3. 뭐하러 (What For)
  4. L.I.U
  5. 전화해 집에 (Party Rock)
  6. Special Girl
  7. Orange Sky (Jeju Air Brand Song)
2014 "Real Talk"
  • Released : November 12, 2014
  • Language :Korean
  • Label :Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Sales : 2,011+
10
  1. 진짜가 나타났다 (The Real One)
  2. 인형 (Like A Doll)
  3. Pump
  4. 가운데 (Round)
  5. 몽유 (Somnambulance)
  6. 예쁘게 입고 나와 (Dress Up)
  7. Video Game
2016 "BR:evolution"
  • Released : March 30, 2016
  • Language :Korean
  • Label :Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Sales : 1,163+
14
  1. Get Down
  2. 지켜만 봐 (Eyes On Me)
  3. V.I.P
  4. 널 위했던 노래 (A Song For You) (Onejunn Solo)
  5. Get Down (Inst.)

Single Albums[]

YearAlbum informationPeak chart positionsTrack listing
KOR
2014 "예쁘게 입고 나와 (Dress Up)"11
  1. Dress Up
2015 "Hello"10
  1. Hello
  2. Hello (Acoustic Version)
  3. Hello (Original Instrument)

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 Boys Republic (band)'s History

Pre-debut[edit]

Boys Republic promoting for Jeju Air in front of Frisbee, an Apple retail store in Myeongdong, Seoul on June 21st of 2013.

The boys have been trained in singing, dancing, acting, and languages and cultures of other countries. To further establish global relevance, the group's chief music adviser, producer and composer Keun Tae Park has collaborated with Dsign Music , the Norwegian songwriting/production company that has written songs for TVXQ , Girls' Generation , and EXO .

Prior to the two years training from Universal Music, some of the members have received training under other recording labels and talent agencies. Sunwoo (vocal), formerly known as Dabin, was a former member of the South Korean boy band, TOUCH, managed by YYJ Entertainment and had also received training under Cube Entertainment . On the 10th July 2014, on his personal Twitter (SNS), he revealed that he has changed his name from Choi Dabin(최다빈) to Choi Sun Woo(최선우). Sungjun (rap and dance) was a former JYP Entertainment trainee and Suwoong (vocal) was previously under Big Hit Entertainment .

2013 Debut: "Party Rock" & 1st EP 'IDENTITY'[edit]

Boys Republic at Lotte World K-POP Concert on November 30th of 2013.

They took on their second endorsement and became the new face of Michiko London Koshino 2013.

In November, Boys Republic along with South Korean boy group, VIXX , became ambassadors for "Eye Camp Expedition," a charity campaign, joining other volunteers in Vietnam to help those visually impaired. Their charity work was documented through a four episodes reality show aired on SBS MTV.They were named 2014 ambassadors for Korean Federation of Youth to promote youth development activities conducted by schools and youth training institutions.

2014: 'Fantasy Trilogy' & MTV World Stage in Malaysia[edit]

Boys Republic released the electronic pop "Dress Up" and its music video on July 25. The song is about how the boys have eyes only for their girlfriends. They cannot live without the love of their special someone.

Their performance included the tracks: "I'm Ready," "You Are Special," a remix version of "Video Game," their debut song, "Party Rock," and a special song composed by Onejunn titled "몽유" (Somnambulance).Boys Republic also performed their most recent song, "Dress Up," inviting the winner of BR's Girlfriend contest to join them on stage as their girlfriend. During their stay in Malaysia for the MTV World Stage Concert, they had an interview session with approximately 60 well-known media outlets from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. They also held a fan-signing of a thousand and played laser tag with their fans to show their love and appreciation.

At 11:11pm of November 11, Boys Republic Official YouTube Channel published the music video for "The Real One," disclosing their latest concept of "Modern vs. Classic," the fashionable man transcending time and space. Classical attire based on the Victorian Era conveyed elegance while the clean style of modern suits conveyed sophistication. The title song is written and composed by Duble Sidekick with rap lyric contribution from Boys Republic's Minsu. Boys Republic garnered many peer/celebrity supporters shown by the hashtag, 진짜가 나타났다 (The Real One). Such supporters included the Ghana-born broadcaster, Sam, and South Korean boy group, VIXX."Real Talk" track list contains their 2014 singles, "Video Game" and "Dress Up," along with their first ballad song, "Like A Doll," and Onejunn's self written and composed "Somnambulance."

Boys Republic flew back to South Korea the next day to accept the Teen Artist Award at the 22nd Korean Cultural Entertainment Awards.

SAC broadcasting message from Boys Republic.

2015: "Hello" & the Royal Tour in Europe[edit]

Boys Republic in Budapest, 11 July 2015

Boys Republic spent their Valentine's Day in Japan, performing in the "Sweet Valentine's Live" event. On March 28, they returned to Japan and performed in Yokohama on Pops in Seoul concert stage along with U-Kiss and HOTSHOT in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Korea-Japan diplomatic ties.

On June 3, the music video for "Hello" was released. On June 5, the day of their 2 years anniversary since debut, "Hello" was officially released along with the album which includes the acoustic and instrumental versions of "Hello." The song expresses the looks of a man missing an ex-lover with restrained emotions.

2016: "Get Down" & 3rd EP 'BR:Evolution'[edit]

On March 29, Boys Republic released music video to their title track Get Down with various teasers were released everyday on previous week. The music video is rated as 19+ due to provocative scenes with sexy models and blood splatting battle scene. Some scene on the music video is a homage from movie Mad Max . On April 5, Boys Republic released a clean version of Get Down music video with provocative and blood splatting battle scene are removed. The album is described as 'perfect transformation of Boys Republic' where the members have expressed their own resistance and rebellion and the way they try overcome the difficulties. The title song, "Get Down" portrayed with powerful energy through music which is based on powerful bass drum and electronic sounds leading by 808 synth. "BR:Evolution" track list contains four new songs, "Get Down", "Eyes on Me," and "VIP" along with Onejunn's first solo song, "A Song For You," and instrumental of Get Down.

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 Boys Republic (band)'s Members

Boys Republic has five members.

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