GFriend( Hangul : 여자친구; RR : Yeoja Chingu; stylized asGFRIENDorG-FRIEND) 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 15, 2015. GFriend won several 2015 female rookie awards and has garnered a lot of momentum since their debut, despite coming from a small company.In 2016, they made a comeback with their third EPSnowflakeand won first on many music shows with the title song "Rough".

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 GFriend's History

2015:Season of Glass,Flower Bud, and rise in popularity[edit]

Gfriend in 2015

The group started promotions for their album on January 16 on KBS 's music programMusic Bank.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".

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

2016–present:Snowflakeand first music show wins[edit]

; RR : Siganeul Dallyeoseo; lit. "Running Through Time"). "Rough" is the last song to complete GFriend's high school concept trilogy along with "Glass Bead" and "Me Gustas Tu". During their fan-meeting after the comeback showcase, GFriend announced their fandom name to be "Buddy" ( Hangul : 버디). GFriend started the promotions forSnowflakeon 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".

Inkigayo.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 ".

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 GFriend's Members

  • Sowon ( Hangul : 소원), born Kim So-jung ( Hangul : 김소정)
  • Yerin ( Hangul : 예린), born Jung Ye-rin ( Hangul : 정예린)
  • Eunha ( Hangul : 은하), born Jung Eun-bi ( Hangul : 정은비)
  • Yuju ( Hangul : 유주), born Choi Yu-na ( Hangul : 최유나)
  • SinB ( Hangul : 신비), born Hwang Eun-bi ( Hangul : 황은비)
  • Umji ( Hangul : 엄지), born Kim Ye-won ( Hangul : 김예원)

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 GFriend's Discography

Extended plays[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Season of Glass 9
Flower Bud
  • Released: July 23, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Source Music, KT Music
  • Released: January 25, 2016
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Source Music,LOEN Entertainment
2 10
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


TitleYearPeak chart positionsSales
"Glass Bead"(유리구슬)2015 25
Season of Glass
"Me Gustas Tu"(오늘부터 우리는) 8
Flower Bud
"Rough"(시간을 달려서) 2016 1

Other charted songs[]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsSales
"Luv Star"(사랑별)2016 52
"Trust" 53
"Say My Name"(내 이름을 불러줘) 72
"Someday"(그런 날엔) 75

Collaborations and solo performances[]

TitleMemberYearPeak chart positionsSales
"내품에 라바와 친구들"(The Fairies In My Arms)SinB2015내품에 친구들 (The Fairies In My Arms) OST
"통다리 토로롱"(Sha-wing's Song)
"I'll Be There"
"밤에 본 한강"(Han River At Night) Eunha(with Pro C) 밤에 본 한강 (Han River At Night)(Pro C's digital single)
"이별로 오지마"(Don't Come To Farewell) Eunha2016
육룡이 나르샤 (Six Flying Dragons) OST Pt. 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 GFriend's Videography

Music videos[edit]

YearMusic videoDirector
2015 "Glass Bead" (유리구슬)Hong Won-ki ( Zanybros )
"Me Gustas Tu" (오늘부터 우리는)
2016 "Rough" (시간을 달려서)
"Wave" (파도)(For CF - American Tourister)

Music video appearances[edit]

YearMusic videoMemberArtist
2011 "To Me" (내게로..) Sowon Rainbow
2015 "I Wish" (하고 싶어) Yerin M&D( Hee-chul of Super Junior , Jung-mo of TRAX )
"You're Beautiful" (예뻐서) Eunha Yoo Seung-woo (유승우)
"Sweetie Pie" (다이뻐) All Lee Seung-hwan (이승환)

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 GFriend's Filmography


2015 Yerin 0시의 그녀 (Midnight's Girl) Navertvcast Web drama, Cameo episode 4
SinB 내 품에 라바와 친구들 (The Fairies In My Arms) MBC, iMBC Children's musical drama, Lead role
2016 Eunha Oh My God! Tip MBC MBig TV Herself Web drama

Reality series[]

여자친구! 강아지를 부탁해 (GFriend! Please Take Care of the Puppies)SkyPetPark12 episodes
여자친구의 어느 멋진 날 (One Fine Day)MBC MusicFilmed onCebuisland, Philippines, 4 episodes
2016여자친구 - 어디 감수광?! in 제주도 (GFriend - Where R U Going?! in Jeju)iMBC, V app,MBCkpopFilmed onJejuisland, Korea, 7 episodes

Variety shows[]

2015 Yaman TV Mnet All Episode 5
9thIdol Star Athletics Championships MBC Yerin, SinB Competitors
Running Man SBS Yerin
Show! Music Core MBC SinB Special MC
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 All
Her Secret Weapon MBC Every 1 Yerin
National Idol Singing Contest KBS2 All
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 All
10thIdol Star Athletics Championships MBC Sowon, Eunha, Yuju, Umji
King of Masked Singer MBC Yerin Guest judge
Running Man SBS All
Gag Concert KBS2 Yerin, Yuju Episode 825
Immortal Song 2 KBS2 All
Hello Counselor KBS2 All
Star King SBS All
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 Yerin, Yuju, SinB &TWICE
2016 The Show SBS MTV Yerin
Real Men MBC All
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 All
The Boss is Watching SBS All
Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 KBS2 Yerin
National Idol Singing Contest KBS2 Umji
11thIdol Star Athletics Championships MBC All
My Little Television MBC Sowon, Yerin Episode 42 & 43
The Show SBS MTV SinB Special MC
Hello Counselor KBS2 Yuju, SinB
Same Bed, Different Dreams SBS Yerin, Yuju Episode 42
Immortal Song 2 KBS2 All Episode 242 & 243
Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 All Episode 311
Hurricane Blue MBC's MBig TV All Episode 1 & 2
The Capable Ones MBC Umji Episode 20
Star King SBS Yerin, Yuju, SinB Episode 444, 445 & 448
The Capable Ones MBC Yerin Episode 21
Infinite Challenge MBC All Episode 475
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 SinB Host, "Idols are the Best" Segment

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 GFriend's Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by GFriend

They won their first award, "Best New Female Artist", on November 7, 2015 at MelOn Music Awards . Their first music show win was onThe Showwith "Rough" on February 2, 2016, after which the group would go on to receive a total of 15 music show wins during the song's promotion.

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 GFriend's References

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