About Boyfriend

Group Name 
보이프렌드 / Boyfriend
Origin  South Korea
Genre  K-Pop, Pop, Dance
Year Active  2011 – Present
Official Korean Debut Date  26th May 2011 (Mnet ‘M!Countdown’)
Single Debut Album  Boyfriend
Language  Korean
Members  Kim Donghyun (1989), Shim Hyunseong (1993) , Lee Jeongmin (1994), Jo Youngmin (1995), Jo Kwangmin (1995), No Minwoo (1995)
Label 
Starship Entertainment (Korea) [Official Website]
◊ Being Group (Japan)
Official Fansclub  Bestfriend
Producer  SWEETUNE, Brave Brothers
Publisher  Loen Entertainment
Official Links  ★ Official Website Japan
★ Official Starship’s Facebook
Official Youtube
★ Official Fan Cafe
★ Official Facebook
★ Official Twitter

 Pre-Debut

Jo Youngmin dan Jo Kwangmin mendapatkan pelatihan dibawah naungan Agensi JYP Entertainment selama dua tahun. Sejak 100 hari mereka menjadi aktor cilik, ‘Si Kembar’ telah tampil di lebih dari 300 CF.

Ketika SMA, Donghyun membintangi Conduct Zero, sebuah variety show dimana enam pelajar SMA yang nakal berubah menjadi siswa teladan. Dia juga berada dalam Group Jepang untuk sebuah iklan.

Member pertama dalam group yang diungkapkan adalah No Minwoo. Rilis pada 22 Maret 2011,  dia menjadi cameo dalam music video K.Will Can’t Open Up My Lips”, bersama dengan penyanyi  IU dan  Lee Joon ‘MBLAQ’.

Dua hari kemudian, Starship Entertainment mengungkapkan sebuah foto dari dua saudara kembar identik, Jo Youngmin dan Jo Kwangmin. Diungkapkan juga bahwa mereka berdua, bersama dengan Minwoo, sebelumnya telah menjadi back dancer  K.Will dalam program Quiz That Changes the World pada January 2011. Perjalanan debut mereka diungkapkan dalam program  M! Pick. Teaser Music Video pertama mereka, “Let’s Get It Started”, dirilis pada 20 May 2011.

Real Name: Kim Dong Hyun (김 동현)

Nick Name : Flour, Boss (Daejang), Angry Bird
 Position : Leader/Lead Vocalist
Birthday : Febuary 12th, 1989
Blood Type : A
Height/Weight : 178CM/60 KG
Star Sign : Aquarius
Family : Parents and Younger Sister
Birth Place (Home) : Seoul, Gangnam (Apgujeong)
Education Background: Apgujeong Middle School (Seoul, Gangnam), Chungdam High School (Seoul, Gangnam), Myeongji University Musical (Seoul, Seodaemun)
Specialties : knows how to speak Korean and Japanese, comedy, and dance
Experience : Happy Sunday (해피 선데이)(2006-2010) and Kokkiri (코끼리)(2008) Donghyun, being the eldest in the trainee bunch has been a trainee at Starship Entertainment for around 6 years now.

Real Name: Shim Hyunseong (심 현성)
Nick Name : Shim Handsome, Guinea Pig
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: June 9, 1993
Blood Type: B
Height/Weight: 178 CM/58KG
Star Sign: Gemini
Family : Parents and Older Brother
Birth Place (Home) : Seoul, Gangnam (Nonhyun)
Education Background: Youngdong High School (Seoul, Gangnam)

Real Name: Lee Jungmin (이 정민)
Nick Name : Miror Prince, Very Short
Position: Lead Vocalist
Birthday: January 2, 1994
Blood Type: B
Height/Weight: 173CM/60KG
Star Sign: Capricornus
Family : Parents, Older Brother, and Older Sister
Birth Place (Home) : Gyunggido, Su-won
Education Background : Sookji High School (Gyunggido, Su-won)*change school, Seoul Music High School (Seoul, Jeonggu)
Personality: likes to chew bubble gum, plays the piano well, went to a music school in Seoul, quiet but funny, very serious but also mysterious. Also known as mirror prince, because he looks at the mirror for at least 4-7 hours a day.
Specialties : Piano
Real Name: Jo Youngmin (조 영민)
Nick Name : Golden Retriever, Charisma, Left-Chopstick, Ulzzang
Position: Vocalist, Face of the group
Birthday: April 24, 1995
It’s officially stated that Youngmin is the older twins by 6 mins.
Blood Type: A
Height: 180CM
Star Sign: Taurus
Family : Parents, Younger Twin Kwangmin, and Younger Brother
Birth Place (Home) : Seoul, Songpagu
Educational Background : Bangyi Elementary School (Seoul, Songpa), Bangyi Middle School (Seoul, Songpa), Seoul Performing Arts High School (Seoul, Guro)
Experience: Truth game(진실게임), All my love(몽땅내사랑)(2011) He starred as a student on ALL MY LOVE with his brother and Minwoo. As well as showing his strong dance moves with K.WILL as a backup dancer with Minwoo.He appeared in SISTAR’s PUSH PUSH music video along with Donghyun and his twins, Kwangmin.
Real Name: Jo Kwangmin (조 광민)
Nick Name : Pikachu, 4D, KM, Right Chopstick, Ulzzang
Position: Dancer/Rapper
Birthday: April 24, 1995 (younger twins)
Blood Type: A
Height: a bit over 180CM
Star Sign: Taurus
Family : Parents, Older Twin Youngmin, and Younger Brother
Birth Place (Home) : Seoul, Songpagu
Educational Background : Bangyi Elementary School (Seoul, Songpa), Bangyi Middle School (Seoul, Songpa), Seoul Performing Arts High School (Seoul, Guro)
Experience: Truth game(진실게임), All my love (몽땅내사랑)(2011)
Youngmin and Kwangmin had experience a lot of acting and performing since they were young, it been said that they had been in over 300 CFs.

Real Name: No Minwoo (노 민우)
Nick Name : Sweet Minwoo, Short, Wet Prince
Position: Rapper/Dancer/ Maknae
Birthday: July 31, 1995
Blood Type: A
Height: 174 CM
Family : Parents and Younger Sister
Birth Place (Home) : Gyunggi-do, Ahnyang
Educational Background : Hwangchang Elementary School (Gyunggi-do), Ahnyang Middle School (Gyunggi-do)*change middle school, Bangbae Middle School (Seoul, Seocho), Seoul Performing Arts High School (Seoul, Guro)
Specialities: Acting, Hapikdo & Swimming
Experience – KBS1′s “My Sweetheart, My Darling” (2005) *He was a minor character – SBS’s “Ghost Pang Pang” (2007) *Appeared as Kim Chul Doo (김철두) – KBS2′s “Wife and Woman” [AKA Windy City] (2008) *Appeared as Kwon Seung Il (권승일) – SBS’s “Amnok River Flows / Yalu River Flows” (2008) *Appeared as the adolescent stage of Mirok Li – Eleventh Mom (2007) (Movie) – Mother (2007) (Movie)

Birth name Date of birth Height /Position Blood Type
Romanized Hangul/Hanja
Kim Dong Hyun 김동현/金東玄 February 12, 1989 (age 23) 178 cm /Leader, Lead Vocalist A
Shim Hyun Seong 심현성/沈賢星 June 9, 1993 (age 19) 178 cm /Main Vocalist B
Lee Jeong Min 이정민/李正珉 January 2, 1994 (age 18) 173 cm /Lead Vocalist B
Jo Young Min 조영민/趙榮旻 April 24, 1995 (age 17) 180 cm /Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual A
Jo Kwang Min 조광민/趙光旻 April 24, 1995 (age 17) 180 cm /Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Lyricist, Visual A
No Min Woo 노민우/盧珉玗 July 31, 1995 (age 17) 175 cm /Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Lyricist, Maknae A

 Korean Discography

Studio Album

Extended plays
Digital singles
Collaboration singles

 Japanesse Discography

Singles

 Compilation Album

Albums

 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)

Pre-Debut

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

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: TvN BOYFRIEND TV
  • 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)

 Concert

Date Event Venue
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 Meeting

Date Event Country
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

 International Event

Date Event Country
August 30, 2011 Chinese International Students Festival Changsha, China
October 26, 2011 Pynk98FM Concert Bangkok, Thailand
December 03,2011 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

 Awards and Nomination

Year Program Category Result
2011 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male Artist Nominated
SBS MTV Best Of the Best Hot Debut Star Nominated
SBS MTV Best Of the Best Best New Artist Won
3rd Philippine KPOP Convention Rookie of the Year Won
2012 26th Golden Disk Awards Best New Artist Won
21st Seoul Music Awards Best Newcomer Award Won
allkpop Awards Best Rookie Artist Won
gokpop Best New Artist Won

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26 thoughts on “About Boyfriend

  1. admin, ada salah satu page yg bilang kalo fandomnya BF yaitu B-NARTION, bener ga sih? v aku lebih setuju kaya post admin diatas… Girlfriend for fangirl & Bestfriend for Fanboy

  2. owh..ne q juga pernah baca nama ntu di salah satu source info BF. huh bagus deh berarti “mereka” salah ya…ckckckckck
    gomawo admin infonya^^
    aku sering nih maen kesini kekekekekek

  3. min,, mau tanya dong sebenarnya itu yang lebih tua itu si Kwangmin atau Youngmin? aku liat di beberapa blog katanya Youngmin dan ada yang bilang Kwangmin. sebenernya yang bener yang mana min? makasih sebelumnya😀

  4. Hi,staff..mau tanya kalau lagi ngadain project buat hadiah ultah member boyfriend…itu langsung dikasih ke member boyfriend yang merayakannya…atau gimana??
    Konfirmasinya lewat Starship langsung??
    haha ingin tau aja^_^

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