Boys Republic (band)

Boys Republic( Hangul : 소년공화국; RR : Sonyeon gonghwaguk) is a South Korean 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 the single "Party Rock".

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 Boys Republic (band)'s History

Pre-debutedit

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 single "Party Rock" and mini-albumIdentifyedit

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 and MTV World Stage in Malaysiaedit

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: Comeback with "Hello" and the Royal Tour in Europeedit

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: Third mini-albumBR: Evolution, Japan Tour and Japan first single album: Only Girledit

.The song is portrayed with powerful energy through music which is based on powerful bass drum and electronic sounds leading by 808 synth .BR: Evolutionalso included other three new songs: "Eyes on Me", "V.I.P", Onejunn's first solo song, "A Song for You", along "Get Down" and its instrumental. The album was described as "perfect transformation of Boys Republic where the members have expressed their own resistance and rebellion, trying overcome their difficulties".

The music video of "Get Down" was rated as 19+ due to provocative scenes with sexy models and blood splatting battle scene. Some scene in the music video is a homage from movie Mad Max . On April 5, Boys Republic released a clean version of "Get Down" music video without the provocative and blood splatting battle scene. Boys Republic promoted "Get Down" for two months on various music shows in Korea.

A special movie with the same title, starred by the boys themselves was released on a same day with one day premiere in Japan in commemoration of the Japanese debut.

2017:Japanese singles andThe Unitedit

The Unit.

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 Boys Republic (band)'s Members

  • Onejunn ( Hangul : 원준)
  • Sunwoo (선우)
  • Sungjun (성준)
  • Minsu (민수)
  • Suwoong (수웅)

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 Boys Republic (band)'s Discography

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart
positions
Sales
Japanese
Beginning
  • Released: August 30, 2017
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, digital download
Track listing
  1. We're Boys Republic
  2. Closer - Kiss Made Dorekurai? (キスまでどれくらい?)
  3. Stand Up!
  4. Sleep ~ Chotto Time! Baby (Sleep ~ チョットTime! Baby)
  5. One-Sided Love
  6. Good days, Bad days
  7. Nagareru Hoshi Ni Hanataba Wo (流れる星に花束を)
  8. Happy Face
  9. Daisuki Da Yo (大好きだよ)
  10. So Fantasic
  11. Kimi Ga Soba Ni Ite (君がそばにいて)
  12. Happiness
  13. Only Girl
  14. Hello Sunshine
  15. Beautiful
  16. Bonus Track : Royal pātī ~ kyōwakoku no tēma (Royal Party ~ 共和国のテーマ(Japanese Version))
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Extended plays

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart
positions
Sales
Identity
Track list
  1. I'm Ready
  2. You Are Special(넌 내게 특별해)
  3. What For(뭐하러)
  4. L.I.U
  5. Party Rock(전화해 집에)
  6. Special Girl
  7. Orange Sky
9
Real Talk
  • Released: November 12, 2014
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. The Real One(진짜가 나타났다)
  2. Like a Doll(인형)
  3. Pump
  4. Round(가운데)
  5. Somnambulance(몽유)
  6. Dress Up(예쁘게 입고 나와)
  7. Video Game
10
BR: Evolution
  • Released: March 30, 2016
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Get Down
  2. Eyes On Me(지켜만 봐)
  3. V.I.P
  4. A Song For You(널 위했던 노래)
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Single albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart
positions
Sales
Korean
Dress Up
  • Released: July 25, 2014
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Dress Up
  2. Dress Up inst.
11N/A
Hello
  • Released: June 5, 2015
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Hello
  2. Hello acoustic version
  3. Hello inst.
10
Japanese
Only Girl
  • Released: September 28, 2016
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Only Girl
  2. Happy Face
  3. So Fantasic
N/A 32
Hello Sunshine
  • Released: January 25, 2017
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Hello Sunshine
  2. Stand Up!
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Daisuki Da Yo
  • Released: January 25, 2017
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Daisuki Da Yo(大好きだよ)
  2. Kimi Ga Soba Ni Ite(君がそばにいて)
58
Closer - Kiss Made Dorekurai?
  • Released: January 25, 2017
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Closer - Kiss Made Dorekurai?(キスまでどれくらい?)
  2. One-Sided Love
35
Nagareru Hoshi Ni Hanataba Wo
  • Released: May 24, 2017
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Nagareru Hoshi Ni Hanataba Wo(流れる星に花束を)
  2. Beautiful
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Compilation albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart
positions
Shōnen Kyōwakoku 2013-2015 Best
  • Released: June 8, 2016
  • Label: Universal Music, Happy Tribe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, digital download
Track list
CD
  1. The Real One(진짜가 나타났다)
  2. Party Rock(전화해 집에)
  3. Pump
  4. You Are Special(넌 내게 특별해)
  5. Special Girl
  6. Like A Doll(인형)
  7. Hello
  8. Dress Up(예쁘게 입고 나와)
  9. L.I.U
  10. Video Game
  11. HelloJapanese version
DVD
  1. Party Rock(전화해 집에) music video
  2. Party Rock(전화해 집에) dance music video
  3. You Are Special(넌 내게 특별해) music video
  4. L.I.Umusic video
  5. Orange Skymusic video
  6. Video Gamestory music video
  7. Party Rock(전화해 집에) dance music video
  8. Dress Up(예쁘게 입고 나와) music video
  9. The Real One(진짜가 나타났다) music video
  10. Hellomusic video
  11. Story of Boys Republic
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Singles

TitleYearPeak
chart
positions
SalesAlbum
Korean
"Party Rock" (전화해 집에)2013 120N/A
Identity
"You Are Special" (넌 내게 특별해) 167N/A
"Video Game"2014 246Real Talk
"Dress Up" (예쁘게 입고 나와) 164
"The Real One" (진짜가 나타났다) 282
"Hello" 2015 213 Hello
"Get Down" 2016 BR: Evolution
Japanese
"Only Girl" 2016N/A 32N/A Only Girl
"Hello Sunshine"2017 55 Hello Sunshine
"Daisuki Da Yo" (大好きだよ) 58 Daisuki Da Yo
"Closer" (キスまでどれくらい?) 35 Closer - Kiss Made Dorekurai?
"Nagareru Hoshi Ni Hanataba Wo" (流れる星に花束を) 30 Nagareru Hoshi Ni Hanataba Wo
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

YearTitleDrama
2015 Candle Love (촛불) A Daughter Just Like You

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 Boys Republic (band)'s Filmography

Reality shows

YearNetworkTitleNote(s)
2013SBS MTV Rookie King: Boys Republic 8 Episodes.
Eye Camp Expedition 4 Episodes.

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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 References

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