GFriend

여자친구

GFriend( Hangul : 여자친구; RR : Yeoja Chingu) is a six-member South Korean girl group formed by Source Music in 2015.The group consists of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha , Yuju , SinB and Umji. They made their debut with the EPSeason of Glasson January 16, 2015. GFriend won several 2015 female rookie awards and has garnered momentum since their debut, despite coming from a small company.In 2016, they continued their success with their third EPSnowflakeand won first place on many music shows with the title song "Rough". They released their first full-length albumLOLin July 2016. In 2017, GFriend made a comeback with a new concept with their fourth EPThe Awakeningand the pre-orders for the album exceeded 100,000 units.GFriend released their fifth EPParallelin August 2017 and the extended play was re-released a month later under the titleRainbow. In 2018, GFriend held the first concert since debut calledSeason of GFriendand later their first Asia Tour with the same name.

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    Dahyun vs Eunha, Model-like Kpop Idols even though they are short!

    As I said above, Twice Dahyun and Gfriend Eunha are short but look like they are models! Do you agree with it? We will show you their photos today. Let’s see and find out their secrets! She looks taller than she actually is! Let’s share the secret~ She also looks taller tha…

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  • by HyonJoo.Kim  -  June 30, 2018 01:46 PM

    GFRIEND, The youthful charm

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 GFriend's History

2015:Season of Glass,Flower Bud, and rise in popularityedit

GFriend in 2015

According to YouTube , the M/V of "Glass Bead" ranked number nine in top ten "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World in January 2015".On January 28, 2015,Billboardnamed GFriend as one of "Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2015".

GFriend started their group promotions on the same date as the album release, July 23, 2015 on Mnet 'sM Countdown.

"Me Gustas Tu" and "Glass Bead" were also ranked 18th and 44th respectively in the 2015 Bugs Year-End Top 100.

2016:Snowflake, first music show wins andLOLedit

on January 26 on SBS MTV 's music programThe Show. The album debuted at number ten onBillboard's World Albums Chart,and the music video of "Rough" on YouTube ranked number three in top ten "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World in January 2016".

GFriend on stage during KCON16 LA , on July 30, 2016.

,Show Champion, andInkigayo. With a total of 15 wins, it placed second with the number of wins for girls groups, behind Apink who recorded a total of 17 wins with " Luv ".Their song "Rough" was also ranked first in Gaon Chart's First Half of 2016 chart rankings.

, signifying at the same time "Laughing Out Loud" and "Lots of Love".LOLwas released on July 11 with the title track "Navillera", and reportedly had more than 60,000 pre-ordered copies worldwide.On July 19, GFriend earned their first music show win for the album's single "Navillera" onThe Show.

At the end of the year show2016 KBS Song Festival, the peak viewer ratings for the whole show were recorded during GFriend's "Rough" performance at 10.3%."Rough" also became the most downloaded song in 2016 according to Gaon Chart's 2016 Year End Download Chart.

2017:The AwakeningandParalleledit

global pre-orders exceeded 100,000 copies, which is higher than their past album LOL at 60,000.Additionally, the album also debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's World Album chart.

In September, they released the repackage albumRainbowwith the title track "Summer Rain".

2018–present: First solo concert,Time for the Moon Night, Japanese debut andSunny Summeredit

, and selling more than 76,000 copies in Korea.The following week, it was reported that the group tied with Girls' Generation and TWICE as the girlgroups with the most entries in the Top 10 of the Billboard World Albums Chart, with 5 entries each.In the second week of album promotion, GFriend won six awards in South Korean music programs, making "Time for the Moon Night" the first song of 2018 to win all the prizes in musical programs.


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 GFriend's Members

  • Sowon (소원)
  • Yerin (예린)
  • Eunha (은하)
  • Yuju (유주)
  • SinB (신비)
  • Umji (엄지)

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 GFriend's Discography

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 GFriend's Filmography

Reality shows

YearTitleTV NetworkNote
2015 GFriend! Look After Our Dog Skytv
One Fine Day MBC Music , Philippines, 4 episodes
2016 GFriend - Where R U Going?! iMBC, V Live, MBCkpop , 7 episodes
MAMAMOOx GFriendShowtime MBC Every 1
GFriend Loves Europe skyTravel
2017 The Friends in Adriatic Sea KStar, Cube TV,E! Asia

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 GFriend's Concerts

Headlining toursedit

GFriend 1st Asia Tour: Season of GFriendedit

DateCityCountryVenueAttendance
January 6, 2018SeoulSouth KoreaOlympic Hall
January 7, 2018
February 28, 2018 New Taipei City Taiwan Xinzhuang Gymnasium
August 19, 2018 Quezon City Philippines Kia Theatre
September 8, 2018SeoulSouth KoreaSK Olympic Handball Gymnasium
September 9, 2018

Mini concertsedit

  • GFriend the First Mini Concert in Hong Kong (2017)

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 GFriend's Awards and nominations

Their first music show win was onThe Showwith "Rough" on February 2, 2016, after which the group went on to receive a total of 15 music show wins during the song's promotion. During their "Navillera" promotions they got a total of 14 music show wins, making them the girl group with most wins gained within a year with a total of 29 wins.

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 GFriend's References

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