Story of Boyfriend


Boyfriend is a South Korean boy group under Starship Entertainment that consists of 6 members:

Kim Donghyun ( 김동현 ) - [Leader] Vocalist
Hyunseong ( 현성 ) -  Lead Vocalist
Lee Jeongmin ( 이정민 ) - Vocalist
Jo Youngmin ( 조영민 )  - Vocalist
Jo Kwangmin ( 조광민 ) - Dancer / Rapper
No Minwoo ( 노민우 ) - [Maknae] Dancer / Rapper

Boyfriend debuting process and preparation have been documented on Mnet M!Pick. Boyfriend debuted on May 26th 2011 on M!Countdown stage with their self titled Single Album, “Boyfriend”.

Starship Entertainment

Starship Entertainment Company Label
(*) Starship Entertainment is the leading entertainment company with creative mind and unceasing passion to advance the entertainment business in Korea and introduce the finest music to the World. We specialize in developing a broad range of business models including music production, artist management, new artist recruitment / training and concert production.

Revealing the Members

March 6, 2011

(*) Starship Entertainment announced that they're preparing to debut a new male group on the next month. The secret male group was once revealed on MBC’s “Quiz That Changes the World”. At the time, they had appeared as K-Will’s back dancers, and wore masks that covered their faces.

A representative stated, “We are currently preparing a male group and have finished recording their album’s title track. They will debut by end April, but we have yet to decide on their name or the total number of members. We’ve noticed the rumors about how the group would have seven members, but we’re considering 5 or 6. They will definitely be different from the other male groups in the market.”

1 Mysterious Member *4 still unknown*
At that time, the members are rumored to be Jo Young Min, Jo Kwang Min, Yunho, TNT, and No Min Woo.

RUMORED MEMBERS (L-R) No Min Woo, Jo Youngmin, Jo Kwangmin, Yunho and TNT

March 23, 2011

(*) Starship Entertainment shared a photo of two identical twin brothers (Jo Youngmin and Jo Kwangmin), who will be members of their upcoming ‘Boyfriend’ boy group.

A picture of Youngmin and Kwangmin that has been
revealed by Starship Ent.
Revision 1: (L-R) Jo Youngmin, Jo Kwangmin,and 1 Mysterious Member. *2 still unknown*

April 16, 2011

(*) Starship Entertainment confirmed Minwoo as one of the official member of "Boyfriend" as Starship Ent. uploaded his rehearsal video dancing to Memphis Bleek‘s “Change Up“. Check out the video below.

The 1st mysterious member that has been interviewed on MBC’s “Quiz That Changes the World” was No Minwoo.

Revision 2: (L-R) Jo Youngmin, Jo Kwangmin and No Minwoo *2 still unknown*

April 20, 2011

(*) "Boyfriend" showcased their sweet charms ahead of their official debut through a photoshoot with “CECI” magazine. Through the photoshoot, fans got a glimpse the rest of the Boyfriend members, Lee Jeongmin, Donghyun and Sunho. 

(L-R) Minwoo, Kwangmin and Lee Jeongmin on "Ceci" Magazine

(L-R) Sunho, Youngmin and Donghyun

April 27, 2010

(*) Boyfriend attended their first photoshoot as a group and an interview with the Elle Girl magazine. 

Boyfriend Members: (L-R) Sunho, Donghyun, Youngmin, Minwoo, Kwangmin, Jeongmin

May 22, 2011 (4 Days before their Debut)

Starship released the Album Jacket for their self titled debut song and album "Boyfriend". On the Final line of Boyfriend Members: The 5 Members remains but Sunho was replaced  by Hyunseong.

Final Members: Hyunseong, Minwoo, Kwangmin, Youngmin, Donghyun and Jeongmin.

Water Floor / Let's Get It Started

(*) On May 19, 2011 - Boyfriend revealed Water Floor Dance / Let's Get It Started Video for Intro on their upcoming performances.

Boyfriend showed the recording of Water Floor / Let's Get It Started teaser on M!Pick Episode 1 Part II.

Boyfriend Debut Documentation

Boyfriend debut process was documented through M!Pick - a reality program that introduces rookies and share their debut stories. Through the show, Boyfriend showed what their day-to-day life is like off-stage. M!Pick also released 30S and 15S Video Preview. Check out the video below:

Episode 1
M!Pick introduced the Boyfriend Members:  Jeongmin, Donghyun, Kwangmin, Minwoo, Youngmin, Hyunseong.

Episode 1 - Part I

(A) Boyfriend revealed their Photoshoot for the Jacket of their Upcoming 1st Single Debut Album.
(B) Then After the Photoshoot, Boyfriend showed Starship Entertainment's Boyfriend's choreography practice room where they practice their dance everyday.
(C) After their practice, Boyfriend received a message from the Mission Fairies - SISTAR19 Seniors (Group Labelmate) and gave them Missions:

Sistar19 (Boyfriend's Labelmate) (T-B) Bora and Hyorin

Hyorin's Mission: Complete "Girlfriend" Fanclub Fan-Meeting with the participation of 300 people and expected to be in 5 Weeks Time.
Bora's Mission: Produce their own UCC to make themselves known, then upload it online and must have 100,000 views

Boyfriend gathered for a meeting to decide what they should produce. Afterwards Leader Donghyun distributed tasks to his members: The Maknae Line or the "Slugs" (Youngmin, Kwangmin and Minwoo) will do a dance choreography. The "Old Line / Old Boy" (Donghyun, Hyunseong and Jeongmin) The "Old Line" or the "Hyungs" will sing and Donghyun will do a solo piano performance.

Check out the English Sub of M!Pick Episode 1 Part 1 and 2 below: | Source: Boyfriendsubs @ Youtube

Episode 1 - Part 2

(D) Boyfriend went to Kyunggi-do to record their Water Floor Teaser.
(E) Boyfriend came on a restaurant in Shinsadong to film their first UCC where Leader Donghyun will play the piano.

Episode 2 
Boyfriend started filming their UCC Missions to upload it online and must have a total of  100,000 views. 

Episode - Part 1

(F) Boyfriend went to their choreography practice room to film their second UCC where the Maknae Line (Youngmin, Kwangmin and Minwoo) will dance.
(G) Boyfriend came to a recording studio in Kangnam to film their last UCC Video where Hyunseong, Donghyun and Jeongmin will sing "Love Like Oxygen" (by SHINee)
(H) After filming their UCC Missions, Boyfriend went to Kyunggi-do's Music Video Recording Studio to record their Debut Single MV

Check out the English Sub of M!Pick Episode 2 Part 1 and 2 below: | Source: Boyfriendsubs @ Youtube

Boyfriend's 1st Single Album "Boyfriend"
Boyfriend's "Boyfriend" Promotional
You and I
Promotional Activities, Schedules and TV Appearances
Don't Touch My Girl

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