CJR (band)

Coboy Junior were an Indonesian pop boy band established on 23 July 2011. This band consists of four members: Aldi, Babas, Rizky, and Iqbaal. Their fans are known by the nickname Comate (Coboy Junior Mate).

CJR
OriginIndonesia
GenresDance-pop, Power pop, Teen pop
Years active2011–2017
LabelsInbek
Seven music (present)
Associated actsElovii
Past membersBastian Bintan Simbolon/Babas.
Alvaro Maldini Siregar/Aldi
Teuku Rizky Muhammad/Kiki
Iqbaal Dhiafakhri Ramadhan/Iqbaal.

In February 2014 Bastian left Coboy Junior, and the band was renamed CJR. The band disbanded on 2 December 2017.

HistoryEdit

Coboy Junior was established on 23 July 2011, when manager Patrick Effendy called Aldi, Bastian, Iqbaal, and Rizky together for private auditions. The boys had previously performed together in Laskar Pelangi: The Musical and the film Lima Elang; they had also all performed well in singing competitions. Effendy, meanwhile, had previously established a group of child singers which performed under the name Superkids.[1] The band emerged during a period in which new bands of young singers (both boys and girls) were becoming increasingly common; other groups established around this time include Lollipop, Superseven and Swittin.[2] Coboy Junior's initial target audience was preteens, aged 10 to 13. However, Effendy changed their focus, aiming at a wider audience – including adults.[3] The band, aside from their vocals, emphasises costumes and choreography.[1]

Their songs often deal with themes of love. The band is sometimes criticised by adults for this, as the adults feel that they are too young to understand or sing of romantic love. In response, Rizky says that it is normal for 12- to 13-year-old boys to like girls, and that there is no issue so long as the band does not go too deep into the dynamics of love.[4] Effendy, likewise, says that parents have to realise that preteens are already beginning to have romantic feelings towards one another. He also notes business considerations behind the focus on love: as Indonesian children tend to listen to songs meant for adults, they are more accustomed to lyrics about love and thus more interested.[4]

By January 2013 Coboy Junior's single "Eeaa", about puppy love, had made the band nationally popular.[3] They had released three other singles by that time: "Kamu" ("You"), "Kenapa Mengapa" ("Why oh Why"), and "Terhebat" ("The Best"). Bastian, in an interview, suggested that at least 70 percent of Indonesians had heard of them by this time. The band's management utilised this popularity to gather new chances at promotion. For instance, in January 2013 the band made an appearance in the soap opera Hanya Kamu #2 (Only You #2).[5]

The band was scheduled to begin a national tour, styled the CJR Generation Tour 2013, from April to December 2013. They were to play in 30 Indonesian cities, ranging from Sabang in western Indonesia to Merauke in the east. Owing to the members still studying in regular junior high schools, the band was only allowed to tour on weekends; weekdays were dedicated to schooling, although practice sessions could still be held.[6]

On 5 June 2013 the band released a movie, titled Coboy Junior: The Movie. In two days the film, directed by Anggy Umbara and costarring Astri Nurdin, Fay Nabila, Abimana Aryasatya, Nirina Zubir, and Dewi Sandra, was seen by over 150,000 people.[7][8] The film followed the bandmembers as they underwent personal development and attempted to win a mixed singing and dancing competition.[9]

Bastian left Coboy Junior in February 2014. Afterwards, the group was renamed CJR - an abbreviation which was already in popular usage to refer to the band.[10]The band disbanded on 2 December 2017.

MembersEdit

Coboy Junior consists of four boys:Alvaro Maldini Siregar (Aldi), Bastian Bintang Simbolon (Bastian), Iqbaal Dhiafakhri Ramadhan (Iqbaal), and Teuku Rizky Muhammad (Rizky), Haikel Shah (Haikel),[3] whose ages as of March 2013 were 14, 14, 14 and 16 respectively. The band is managed by Patrick Effendy.[6] Bastian left the group in February 2014.[10]

Othersname Birthname Place Birthdate Position Others
Aldi Alvaro Maldini Siregar Jakarta 14 April 2000 Youngest Member, Vocalist, Dancer cast Musikal Laskar Pelangi, big 42 Idola Cilik Musim Ketiga, Coboy Junior The Movie, Comic 8
Iqbaal Iqbaal Dhiafakhri Ramadhan Surabaya, Jawa Timur 28 December 1999 Main Vocalist, Dancer, Visual cast Musikal Laskar Pelangi, 5 Elang, Jakarta Hati: Hadiah, Coboy Junior The Movie, Comic 8.
Rizky Teuku Rizky Muhammad Jakarta 4 January 1998 Leader, Main Vocalist, Dancer 1 winner AFI Junior 2008, cast Musikal Laskar Pelangi, 5 Elang, 1st-place winner Asia Choir Games category Youth Jazz, 1st-place winner singing competition solo Purwacaraka, Jakarta Hati: Hadiah, Coboy Junior The Movie, Comic 8.

TimelineEdit

SingleEdit

  • Kamu (2011)
  • Eeaaa (2012)
  • Kenapa Mengapa (2012)
  • Terhebat (2012)
  • Jendral Kancil (2012)
  • Terus Berlari (2013)
  • Tetap Percaya (2013)
  • Ngaca Dulu Deh (2013)
  • Pelangi dan Mimpi (2013)
  • Life is Bubble Gum (2014)
  • Juara Dunia (20
  • Lebih Baik (2015)
  • Happy to Me Be (2015)
  • Cuma Kamu (2015)
  • Tertipu Baikmu (2015)
  • Lagi Lagi Lagi (2015)
  • Arti Kata ft. Project Pop (2015)
  • Tante Linda (2015)
  • Pasti Bisa (2015)
  • Cantikgenic (2015)
  • Teman Saja (2015)
  • Damai (2015)
  • #eeeaa ft. Endank Soekamti & Yacko (2015)

DiscographyEdit

  • CJR (2013)
  • Lebih Baik (2015)

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

  • Jendral Kancil (2012)
  • Jakarta Hati (2013)
  • Petualangan Singa Pemberani 2 (2013)
  • Coboy Junior The Movie (2013)
  • Comic 8 (2014)
  • CJR The Movie: Lawan Rasa Takutmu (2015)
  • Ada Cinta Di SMA (2016)

TelevisionEdit

  1. Coboy Junior: Hanya Kamu (2012)
  2. Coboy Junior: Hanya Kamu#eeeaa 2 (2013)
  3. Coboy Junior: Disakiti Oleh Babas

ReferencesEdit

Works citedEdit

  • "Arti Ketenaran bagi Coboy Junior" [The Meaning of Fame for Coboy Junior]. Tempo (in Indonesian). 20 January 2013. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  • "Coboy Junior, Boyband Cilik Rasa Remaja" [Coboy Junior, Young Boyband with Feelings of Youth]. Tempo (in Indonesian). 20 January 2013. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  • "Coboy Junior The Movie". filmindonesia.or.id (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Konfiden Foundation. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  • "Guess what?: Coboy Junior to hold tour in 30 cities". The Jakarta Post. 19 March 2013. p. 28. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  • Hamonangan, Junianto (24 February 2014). "Ditinggal Personel, Coboy Junior Ganti Nama Jadi CJR" [After a Member Leaves, Coboy Junior Changes Its Name to CJR]. Tribun. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  • "Kredit Coboy Junior The Movie" [Credits for Coboy Junior The Movie]. filmindonesia.or.id (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Konfiden Foundation. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  • Sari, Dianing (19 January 2013). "Asal-usul Coboy Junior" [Origins of Coboy Junior]. Tempo (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  • Sari, Dianing (20 January 2013). "Lirik Cinta Jadi Trik Coboy Junior" [Lyrics of Love Is Coboy Junior's Trick]. Tempo (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  • Sari, Dianing (19 January 2013). "Paceklik Penyanyi Cilik" [Famine of Young Singers]. Tempo (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  • Suhendra, Ichsan (7 June 2013). "Coboy Junior Kejar Satu Juta Penonton" [Coboy Junior Is After One Million Viewers]. Tempo (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.