Boyfriend (band)


Boyfriend( Korean :보이프렌드) is a six-member South Korean boy group under Starship Entertainment formed in 2011. The group consists of Kim Donghyun, Shim Hyunseong, Lee Jeongmin, Jo Youngmin, Jo Kwangmin and No Minwoo. The group has released three Korean singles, a mini album and soon to release a first studio album, together with a Japanese single. They debuted on Mnet 'sM!Countdownon May 26, 2011 with their debut single "Boyfriend". Their fanbase was officially named "Best Friend" as of August 10, 2011.

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 Boyfriend (band)'s History


He was also in a Japanese group for a commercial.[citation needed]The first member of the group to be revealed was No Minwoo. Released on March 22, 2011, he made a cameo in label mate K.Will 's music video "Can't Open Up My Lips" along with established idol singers IU and MBLAQ 's Lee Joon .Two days later, Starship Entertainment revealed a photo of the identical twin brothers, Jo Youngmin and Jo Kwangmin. It was also revealed that the two, together with Minwoo, had previously served as K.Will 's back-up dancers in the variety programQuiz That Changes the Worldin January 2011.The course of their debut was featured onM! Pick.The group's first music video teaser, "Let's Get It Started", was released on May 20, 2011.

2011:Boyfriend, Don't Touch My Girl,Pink Romanceand I'll Be There

In response to fans concerned that the group had limited its appeal in mid-July, Boyfriend changed their choreography for their single "Boyfriend" when appearing on music shows after rehearsing for two days.After ending their promotions for "Boyfriend", the group followed-up with the song "You & I", which received a more positive response from music critics.

In contrast to their initially cute concept, "Don't Touch My Girl" showcased a more masculine and military-like "prince" concept.On October 30, 2011, Starship Entertainment also released a special Making Story video for "Don't Touch My Girl" on their official YouTube channel featuring behind-the-scenes clips and NG cuts.

It was also confirmed that Boyfriend would release a new winter single on December 8, 2011.

On December 8, 2011, Boyfriend's music video for their third single album " I'll Be There " was released, having released a teaser a few days earlier. The video features former T-ara member Yang Ji Won, who is now a member of girl group SPICA . The song peaked at #2 on the Gaon music charts.

2012: Love Style, Japanese debut, Janus,Dance Dance Dance / MY LADYand White Love

The group signed a contract with Japanese management agency ' Being ', and announced their official Japanese debut in April. Their first Japanese special album entitled "We Are Boyfriend" is to be released on June 6. They will be marking their debut with a 10,000 seat showcase on June 30 at the Nippon Budokan . On May 2, Hyunseong released a solo song, "Only You", for the OST of The King 2 Hearts . It was used for Lee Yoon Ji and Cho Jung Suk‘s love line in the drama. Their new Japanese song is called "Be my Shine".

On June 7, Starship Entertainment confirmed that Boyfriend will be releasing their first mini album "Love Style" on 14 June 2012. Produced by Sweetune, "Love Style" featured six new songs including the instrumental for the title track "Love Style". Members, Kwangmin and Minwoo, were included in the writing process of four songs, writing their respective raps. After releasing the album jacket photos and a teaser concept image, the official music video teaser for "Love Style" was revealed on June 12 and the album was dropped on the 14th. The music video was unveiled the next day through Starship Entertainment's official YouTube channel.

Boyfriend has announced their return to the Korean music scene with a new concept photo!

Starship Planet's collaborative project, “White Love“, rose to the #1 spot on music charts immediately upon its release.

According to Starship Entertainment on the 29th, “White Love” achieved #1 on Bugs, Soribada, and Cyworld Music, and #2 on Melon music charts. This is quite an achievement considering the strong competition they face from artists such as Lee Seung Gi , Lee Hi and Beast 's Yoseob .

Boyfriend has released the PV’s for their Japanese ‘double single’ “Dance Dance Dance” and “MY LADY“ on December 3rd this year.

Boyfriend ranked #3 on the Oricon Weekly Charts as of 26th~2nd of November to December 2012.

According to Starship Entertainment, the boys held a high touch event in celebration of their second single album, ‘Kimi to Dance Dance Dance/My Lady‘, on December 1st and 2nd at the Kobe World Hall and the Saitama Super Arena.

Kicking off with a mini-live to introduce fans to their new song, thousands upon thousands of fans packed the arena, showing physical proof of the group’s rising fame in the country. Industry officials were indeed surprised at how far the boys have come barely a year into their Japanese debut.

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 Boyfriend (band)'s Members

Birth nameDate of birthHeightPositionBlood Type
Kim Donghyun김동현/金東玄(1989-02-12)February 12, 1989(age 23)178 cmLeader, Lead VocalistA
Shim Hyunseong심현성/沈賢星(1993-06-09)June 9, 1993(age 19)179 cmMain VocalistB
Lee Jeongmin이정민/李正珉(1994-01-02)January 2, 1994(age 18)173 cmLead VocalistB
Jo Youngmin조영민/趙榮旻(1995-04-24)April 24, 1995(age 17)180 cmLead Dancer, Vocalist, VisualA
Jo Kwangmin조광민/趙光旻(1995-04-24)April 24, 1995(age 17)180 cmMain Rapper, Lead Dancer, VisualA
No Minwoo노민우/盧珉玗(1995-07-31)July 31, 1995(age 17)175 cmMain Dancer, Lead Rapper, MaknaeA

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 Boyfriend (band)'s Discography

Korean discography

Studio albums
Extended plays
Digital singles
Collaboration singles

Japanese discography


Compilation Albums


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 Boyfriend (band)'s Television

Reality Shows

  • 2011:Mnet's M!Pick
  • 2011:Mnet's BOYFRIEND's W Academy
  • 2012:SBS MTV BOYFRIEND's Potential kings 'Wonder Boy'
  • 2012:Japan TV 'Tokyo Etoile Academy of Music' (Japan)
  • 2012:KBS2 'Hello Baby' Season 7 '(still in shooting)


  • 2006:Conduct Zero (Donghyun)
  • 2006:SBS Truth Game (Youngmin, Kwangmin)
  • 2007:My 11th Mom 열한번째 엄마 (Minwoo)
  • 2008:Windy City/Wife and Woman (Minwoo)
  • 2009:Star King Episode 105 (Youngmin, Kwangmin)
  • 2011:All My Love (Youngmin, Kwangmin, Minwoo)

Guest Appearances

  • 2011:KBS Happy Together S3 Ep. 202 (Youngmin, Kwangmin)
  • 2011:MBC Quiz to Change the World (Youngmin, Minwoo)
  • 2011:SBS Star King Ep. 228
  • 2011:MBC TV 'Idol Athletics Championships'
  • 2011:KBS 'Hello Baby' Season 4
  • 2011:KBS Challenge! Golden Bell
  • 2011:KBS Escape The Crisis Number One (Jeongmin, Kwangmin)
  • 2011:SBS Star King Ep. 278 (Jeongmin, Kwangmin)
  • 2011:KBS2 Love and War 2 “‘Idols,’ My Love” Christmas Special Feature
  • 2012:MBC TV 'Idol Athletics and Swimming Championships'
  • 2012:MBC Weekly Idol
  • 2012:KBS Dream High 2 Ep. 2
  • 2012:KBS 1 vs. 100 (Donghyun, Hyunseong)
  • 2012:MBC TV 'Idol Star Olympics'
  • 2012:KBS Joy Hug (Donghyun, Jeongmin)
  • 2012:KBS Vitamin (Donghyun, Minwoo)
  • 2012:SBS 1000 Songs Challenge (Donghyun, Hyunseong, Youngmin)
  • 2012:SBS Star King Ep. 286 (Jeongmin, Kwangmin)

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 Boyfriend (band)'s Events


June 30, 2012 First Date with BOYFRIEND in Japan Nippon Budokan
December 22 - 24, 2012 Love Communication 2012 ~Xmas Bell~ Tokyo Dome City Hall

Fan Meetings

February 26, 2012 SISTAR & BOYFRIEND 1st Fan Meeting Singapore
March 15, 2012 First Date with You in Thailand Thailand
March 17, 2012 First Date with You in Taiwan Taiwan
May 19, 2012 First Date with You in Shanghai China
June 30, 2012 First Date with BOYFRIEND in Japan Japan
August 25, 2012 First Date with BOYFRIEND in Tokyo Japan
August 26, 2012 First Date with BOYFRIEND in Osaka Japan
November 27, 2012 Joy Polis Event Odaiba, Japan
December 1, 2012 High Touch Event Kobe, Japan
December 2, 2012 High Touch Event Saitama, Japan

International Events

August 30, 2011 Chinese International Students Festival Changsha, China
October 26, 2011 Pynk98FM Concert Bangkok, Thailand
December 3, 2011 KBS K-Pop Festival X-mas Edition Tokyo, Japan
July 14, 2012 2012 KPOP Concert in Beijing Beijing, China
July 28, 2012 KCC Philippines Hallyu Fest Manila, Philippines
August 21, 2012 The Next Moving Show! Odaiba, Japan
October 18, 2012 K-POP Collection in Okinawa Okinawa, Japan
October 20, 2012 LOVE Concert in KOBE Kobe, Japan

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 Boyfriend (band)'s Awards and nominations

2011 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male ArtistNominated
SBS MTV Best Of the Best Hot Debut StarNominated
SBS MTV Best Of the Best Best New ArtistWon
3rd Philippine KPOP Convention Rookie of the YearWon
2012 26th Golden Disk Awards Best New ArtistWon
21st Seoul Music Awards Best Newcomer AwardWon
allkpop Awards Best Rookie ArtistWon
gokpop Best New ArtistWon
K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2012 Best New ArtistPending
2013 allkpop Awards Rising StarPending

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 Boyfriend (band)'s References

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  2. "택연, 보이프렌드 영민-광민 형제와 인연 공개 '같은 JYP 연습생 출신'" (in Korean). Nate. July 15, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
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  17. "Boyfriend successfully completed their debut Japanese showcase".
  18. "Boyfriend to Hold Japanese Debut Showcases Starting on June 30". June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  19. "Boyfriend releases "Be My Shine" short PV". Retrieved July 28, 2012.
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  29. "Boyfriend asks fans to identify the member in the new individual concept photo". allkpop. October 31, 2012.
  30. "Boyfriend releases Hyunseong’s 1st album teaser photo". allkpop. October 31, 2012.
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  32. "Boyfriend releases concept photo for Jeongmin". allkpop. November 2, 2012.
  33. "Boyfriend releases new album teaser photo for Donghyun". allkpop. November 2, 2012.
  34. "Boyfriend releases concept photo for Youngmin". allkpop. November 3, 2012.
  35. "Boyfriend releases Minwoo’s 1st album teaser photo". allkpop. November 3, 2012.
  36. "Boyfriend releases concept photo for Hyunseong". allkpop. November 4, 2012.
  37. "Boyfriend releases new album teaser photo for Jeongmin". allkpop. November 4, 2012.
  38. "Boyfriend releases 1st album teaser for Kwangmin + 2nd concept teaser for Minwoo". allkpop. November 5, 2012.
  39. "Boyfriend releases MV Teaser for Janus". youtube. November 6, 2012.
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  41. "Boyfriend releases practice video for ‘Janus’". allkpop. November 22, 2012.
  42. "K.Will, SISTAR’s Soyu, & Boyfriend’s Jeongmin release “White Love” MV". allkpop. November 29, 2012.
  43. "“White Love” feat. K. Will, SISTAR’s Soyu & BOYFRIEND's Jeongmin rises to #1 on music charts!". allkpop. November 30, 2012.
  44. "Boyfriend releases PV’s for “Dance Dance Dance” and “MY LADY”, places 2nd on Oricon Chart". allkpop. December 3, 2012.
  45. "Boyfriend and F.T. Island rank #3 and #4 on Oricon Weekly Charts". allkpop. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
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