Boyfriend (BoyBand) | Profile

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Boyfriend (Korean: 보이프렌드; more commonly known and stylized as BOYFRIEND) is a six-member South Korean boy group under Starship Entertainment formed in 2011. They are the third K-pop group, after Shyne and i-13, to have twins, however the first boy band to do so. The group consists of Kim Donghyun, Shim Hyunseong, Lee Jeongmin, Jo Youngmin, Jo Kwangmin, and No Minwoo. They debuted on Mnet’s M!Countdown on May 26, 2011 with their debut single “Boyfriend”. Their fanbase was officially named “Best Friend” as of August 10, 2011.

Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, pop, dance
Years active 2011–present
Labels Starship Entertainment
Being Group Japan
Associated acts K.Will
Sistar
Mad Clown
Website starship-ent.com/boyfriend boyfriend-jp.com (Japan)
Members Donghyun
Hyunseong
Jeongmin
Youngmin
Kwangmin

Members

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Donghyun

Full Name : Kim Donghyun

Hangeul : 김 둥 현

Posiion : Leader, Lead-Vocal

Birth Date : 12 February 1989

Blood Type : A

Zodiak : Aquarius

Favorite Colour : Black

Idol : Michael Jackson

Education : Universitas Myeongji Jurusan Science

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Hyunseong

Full Name : Shim Hyunseong

Hangeul : 심 현 성

Position: Main-Vocal

Birth Date: 9 June 1993

Blood Type: B

Zodiak : Gemini

Favorite Colour : Purple

Education : Young Dong High School

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Jeongmin

Full Name : Lee Jeongmin

Hangeul : 이 정 민

Position : Lead-Vocal

Birth Date : 02 January 1994

Blood Type : B

Zodiak : Capricron

Favorite Colour : Red, White, Black and Tiger fur pattern

Education : Seoul Music High School

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Youngmin

Full Name : Jo Youngmin

Hangeul : 조 영 민

Position : Vocalist

Birth Date : 24 April 1995

Blood Type : A

Favorite  Colour: Black, Yellow

Idol : Jang Jinyoung (Black Beat)

Education: Seoul Performing Art High School

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Kwangmin

Full Name : Jo Kwangmin

Hangeul : 조 광 민

Position : Rapper

Birth Date : 24 April 1995 (Brother from Jo Youngmin, They are Twins)

Blood Type : A

Favorite Colour : Black, Blue

Idol : Chris Brown

Education : Seoul Performing Art High School

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Minwoo

Full Name: No Minwoo

Hangeul : 노민 우

Position : Rapper,Lead-Dance,Magnae (The youngest member)

Birth Date : 31 July 1995

Blood Type : A

Zodiak : Leo

Favorite Colour : Red

Education : Seoul Performing Art High School

Discography

Korean discography

Studio albums
  • Janus (2012)
  • I Yah (Repackaged) (2013)
Extended plays
  • Love Style (2012)
  • TBA (2013)
Singles
  • Boyfriend (2011)
  • Don’t Touch My Girl (2011)
  • I’ll Be There (2011)
Digital singles
  • On & On (2013)

Japanese discography

Studio albums
  • Seventh Mission (2013)
Singles
  • Be My Shine (2012)
  • Dance Dance Dance / My Lady (2012)
  • Melody of Eyes (2013)
  • Pinky Santa (2013)

Japanese Concerts

2012: First Date with Boyfriend in Budokan
2012: Love Communication 2012 ~XMAS BELL~
2013: Love Communication 2013 -SEVENTH MISSION-

Awards and nominations

Year Program Category Recipient Result
2011 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male Artist Boyfriend Nominated
SBS MTV Best Of the Best Hot Debut Star Boyfriend Nominated
SBS MTV Best Of the Best Best New Artist Boyfriend Won
3rd Philippine KPOP Convention Rookie of the Year Boyfriend Won
26th Golden Disk Awards Best New Artist Boyfriend Won
21st Seoul Music Awards Best Newcomer Award Boyfriend Won
allkpop Awards Best Rookie Artist Boyfriend Won
gokpop Best New Artist Boyfriend Won
2012 allkpop Awards Rising Star Boyfriend Nominated
2013 27th Japan Gold Disc Awards Best 3 New Artists (Asia) Boyfriend Won
Korean Entertainment 10th Anniversary Award in Japan Special Jury Prize Boyfriend Won
2013 MTV EMA Best Korea Act Boyfriend Nominated
SH K-Star Idol World Cup Top Rank Artists (Male Idol) Boyfriend Pending
So-Loved Awards 2013 (European K-Pop Awards) Song
Band Male
Best Album
Choreography
Janus
Boyfriend
I Yah
Janus
Pending
Billboard Japan Music 2013 Awards Animation Artist of the Year Boyfriend Pending

Filmography

Variety shows

    • Mnet M! Pick (2011)
    • Mnet Boyfriend’s W Academy (2012)
    • SBS MTV Wonder Boy (2012)
    • Japanese TV Tokyo Etoile Academy of MusicJapan (2012~2013)
    • KBS Joy Hello Baby Season 7 (2013)
    • Fuji TV Boyfriend’s MissionJapan (2013)

Guest appearances

      • KBS Happy Together – Youngmin, Kwangmin (2011)
      • MBC Quiz To Change The World – Youngmin, Minwoo (2011)
      • SBS Star King (2011) [52]
      • MBC Idol Star Athletic Chuseok Special (2011)
      • KBS Joy Hello Baby S.4 (2011)
      • KBS Gag Concert (2011)
      • tvN Show Show Show (2011)
      • Y-Star God of Cookery Road (2011)
      • KBS2 Crisis Escape No.1 – Jeongmin, Kwangmin (2011)
      • KBS2 Love and War S. 2 (2011)
      • MBCevery1 Weekly Idol (2012)
      • MBC Idol Athletics and Swimming Championships (2012)
      • Mnet M.I.B’s W Academy (2012)
      • KBS2 1 vs. 100 – Donghyun, Hyunseong (2012)
      • SBS E! Bigstar’s Big Star Show (2012)
      • MBC Idol Star Olympic Championships (2012)
      • Gurupop Show (2012)
      • KBS Joy Hug – Donghyun, Jeongmin (2012)
      • KBS Vitamin – Donghyun, MInwoo (2012)
      • SBS 1000 Songs Challenge – Donghyun, Hyunseong, Youngmin (2012)
      • KBS Sharing as One in Korea (2012)
      • SBS MTV Best of Best Awards – Donghyun (2012)
      • KBS Love Request (2013)
      • MBC Star JikJjik (2013)
      • MBC New Years Special Idol Athletic Championship (2013)
      • KBS New Years Special Idol Gayo Stage – Donghyun, Hyunseong, Jeongmin (2013)
      • Mnet Beatles Code S.2 (2013)
      • KBS2 1 vs. 100 – Donghyun, Hyunseong (2013)

Movies

      • GOGO♂Ikemen 5 (GOGOイケメン5) (2013)

Sitcoms

      • SBS Chuseok Special Cool GuysJeongmin (2013)

Musicals

      • The 1000th Man – Donghyun (2013)

Endorsement

Product Year
Ivy Club (school uniform) 2011-2012
Dearberry (cosmetic) 2012-2013

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