SISTAR member Dasom and Boyfriend‘s Hyunsung will be enrolling in college next year.
Boyfriend will be hosting their very first reality program through Mnet!
The show is called ‘Boyfriend’s W Military Academy‘, and the members will be expected to undergo various missions and training sessions in order to become new leaders of the Hallyu wave.
Mnet was inspired to create the show after Boyfriend became the most anticipated rookie group, according to international fans. ‘W Military Academy’ will detail their progress and development day-by-day, as well as tests evaluating their skills.
Producers stated, “We hope that this program helps the K-Pop wave. Please look forward to Boyfriend as they grow and develop from boys into men.”
On December 11th, SISTAR paid a special visit in support of Boyfriend‘s ‘Inkigayo‘ comeback!
Boyfriend made their “I’ll Be There” comeback on the December 11th episode of SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo’ and were greeted by a special surprise from their Starship Entertainment seniors.
SISTAR’s Twitter updated with a group photo of the two groups along with the message, “Visited ‘Inkigayo’ to support Hyorin and Boyfriend!!!!! Boyfriend ‘I’ll Be There’ daebak!!! ^^.”
Boyfriend commented, “Thank you so much for coming despite your busy schedule. It was a source of strength for us.”
In a surprise announcement, Boyfriend has revealed that they’ll be releasing their 3rd single!
After making their debut earlier this year with “Boyfriend“, the group continued to draw strong interest with their second single, “Don’t Touch My Girl“. Wishing to thank fans for their strong support all year, Boyfriend recorded a special winter single as a year-end gift.
Starship Entertainment‘s official Twitter shared two images from the boys’ photoshoot, one being a group picture while the other is a compilation of profile shots. Dressed in dark warm knits and fashionable layers, the effect transformed Boyfriend’s image from ‘sweet prince’ to ‘urban gentlemen’.
Boyfriend will be releasing their 3rd single on December 8th.
Boyfriend‘s Kwangmin transformed into a gentleman with his winter apparel.
Recently, a community board uploaded the above pictures with the title, “Boyfriend, Kwangmin! Transformation into a ‘warm city gentleman’ who can melt the winter“.
In the photos, Kwangmin is wearing a luxurious red scarf as he transformed into a winter man. The red scarf highlighted his sharp chin line and perfect face emphasizing, his maturity after the hairstyle change.
Netizens replied with, “I wish I was that scarf” and “He’s becoming more and more like a man“.
Twin brothers Kwangmin and Youngmin of rookie idol group ‘Boyfriend‘ have been highly praised for their resemblance to singer Kim Hyun Joong.
Ever since their debut, they’ve been dubbed as the ‘Kim Hyun Joong twins’. In fact, before they were singers, the boys guested on an SBS program, whose panelists pointed out that the boys looked very similar to the SS501 star. Kim Hyun Joong himself acknowledged that the twins did look like him, which drew even more interest from netizens and viewers alike.
During a recent interview with enews, Kwangmin and Youngmin remarked that those who felt they resembled their senior were “too kind“. “We saw him recently on a music program, and he was awesome. We thought to ourselves that we wanted to be like him in the future,” they said.
The twins continued, “Kim Hyun Joong is someone with a very strong aura, as well as a great stage presence. We want to follow in his footsteps, being loved and acknowledged not only in Korea, but overseas as well.”
They debuted only a few months ago in April, but Boyfriend is already showing signs of maturity with their recent “Don’t Touch My Girl” comeback.
Siting down for an interview with Star News, leader Donghyun stated, “Our debut stage was nerve-wracking, but I think we feel a lot more at ease now. We’ve been hearing that we’ve gotten a lot more masculine and tough. Do you think this is enough to be a dependable boyfriend?”
The members have undergone a huge image change. Instead of flashing his signature smile, Kwangmin now opts to speak with his strong gaze instead. “I’ve cut my hair shorter and practiced making masculine facial expressions every day,” he revealed.
Donghyun added, “We even bulked up for the album. I think our fans will be quite surprised to hear that we have muscles now.”
Boyfriend is known for being one of the few groups in K-Pop that has twin brothers. Although it’s easy to tell the twins apart by their hairstyles, what would happen if they wore a hat? The members gave some pointers on how to differentiate between Youngmin and Kwangmin.
They began, “You can tell Youngmin and Kwangmin apart without relying on their hairstyles alone.” Hyunsung continued, “Kwangmin has a longer jawline while Youngmin’s is softer and more feminine.”
Leader Donghyun added, “They have different personalities as well. Youngmin is easy-going and smooth, while Kwangmin is masculine. Kwangmin is like the hyung, but at the end of the day, Youngmin steps up as the real hyung when he has to.”
Reminiscing back to the first time he saw them, Donghyun stated, “I was with the twins when we were training, but I didn’t know they were twins at first. They had different hair colors then as well. Our training rooms are divided into room ‘A’ and room ‘B’ and I remember being shocked to see the same kid in two different rooms. I thought I had seen an illusion.”
6-member rookie group Boyfriend recently revealed a situation that almost caused a delay in their album’s release.
Sitting down for an interview with Newsen, the boys went into some details about their preparation process for their 2nd mini-album “Don’t Touch My Girl”. “The album almost wasn’t released on time,” they shared.
Leader Donghyun explained, “I was sleeping in our dorm when I heard something crashing down in a half-asleep state. Then something fell down on top of my face and body… I opened my eyes out of surprise but it was so dark I couldn’t see anything, and my face was hurting… I first thought maybe it was sleep paralysis, but it had actually been the top bunk bed crashing down.”
At the time, Donghyun had been sleeping on the bottom level of the bunk bed while Youngmin slept on the top.
Six member group Boyfriend has a special surprise for 700 lucky fans in their new single album, ‘Don’t Touch My Girl.’
Boyfriend announced on their official fan cafe, “To celebrate our 2nd single album, Boyfriend is planning a special event for you guys. Who will be the receiver of the gold disks?” 700 copies of Boyfriend’s ‘Don’t Touch My Girl’ album will contain the lucky “gold CD,” which will later act as an invitation to Boyfriend’s future fan meeting.
Fans who heard the news commeneted, “I will stop at nothing to have the golden CD in my hands,” and, “I’m more shaken by the members’ cuteness than I am by the CDs.”
Source + Photo: ETO via Nate
Boyfriend met the gymnastic fairy Son Yeon Jae.
A photo of them was recently updated on one of the online community websites titling, ‘Hey, Boyfriend. Don’t touch Son Yeon Jae!’
In the picture, Boyfriend is surrounding Son Yeon Jae, as if they are trying to protect her.
People said, “it’s surprising that you guys know each other,” “Boyfriend looks very reliable,” “I envy Son Yeon Jae,” “you all look so cute,” and so on.
The boys showcase a more masculine charisma for this single, as seen by their strong gazes and short hairstyles. The red designs on the cover heighten the sense of aggression felt by their title alone.
In addition to their song ‘Don’t Touch My Girl’, the boys will also release ‘Warning‘. Boyfriend will drop their second single on October 6th.
Source: TV Daily via Nate
by kdramacrazy @ allkpop
Rookie idol groups have been doing their part in advancing the Hallyu wave. Aside from B1A4 and Block B, who both showed off their charms through MTV’s Match Up, there are also groups like Boyfriend and HITT that have been actively promoting since their debut.
Block B received the attention of many industry officials for being the idol stars trained by Cho PD. Their mini-album release in June ranked in at second in album sales and is still doing strong on the charts several months into its release, topping Hanteo sales. They’ve also kicked off their Japanese advancement to a successful start, performing in four cities through a showcase tour in Japan.
The feat itself had some industry officials doubting their success, but Block B stunned all by selling out all of their pre-order tickets in just three minutes of them going on sale.
With other idols like B1A4 and F.CUZ promoting in other locations in South East Asia and the like, the influence of rookie idol groups on the Hallyu wave is receiving much spotlight.