GFriend

GFriend (stylized in all caps; Korean여자친구; RRYeoja Chingu) was a six-member South Korean girl group formed by Source Music in 2015.[2] The group consisted of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji. They made their debut with the EP Season of Glass on January 15, 2015. GFriend won several 2015 female rookie awards and has garnered momentum since their debut despite being from a small company.[3] GFriend also became the first-ever girl group to be interviewed for the Grammy Mini Masterclass, an interview series organized by the US Grammy's Museum Experience Prudential Center where artists, music industry workers, and musicians talk about music to influence the youth.[4]

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GFriend in February 2020 From left to right: Umji, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, Yerin, and Sowon
GFriend in February 2020
From left to right: Umji, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, Yerin, and Sowon
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2015 (2015)–2021 (2021)
Labels
Websitesourcemusic.com
Past members
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Literal meaningGirlfriend
Revised RomanizationYeojachingu
McCune–ReischauerYŏjach'in'gu

In 2016, they continued their success with their third EP, Snowflake, and won first place on many music shows with the title song, "Rough". They released their first full-length album, LOL, in July 2016. In 2017, GFriend made a comeback with a new concept with their fourth EP, The Awakening, and the pre-orders for the album exceeded 100,000 units.[5] GFriend released their fifth EP, Parallel, in August 2017, and the extended play was re-released a month later under the title Rainbow. In 2018, GFriend held their first concert since debut called Season of GFriend[6] and later their first Asia Tour with the same name.[7]

GFriend released their sixth EP, Time for the Moon Night, in April 2018 and the special EP Sunny Summer in July 2018. GFriend made an official Japanese debut with a compilation album, GFriend 1st Best, in May 2018. In January 2019, GFriend released their second full-length album, Time For Us, and released their seventh extended play album, Fever Season in July that year. The group's final releases consisted of the "回" series, which consisted of two extended plays and their third studio album. GFriend disbanded on May 22, 2021 after all members left Source Music upon the completion of their six-year contract.

HistoryEdit

2015: Debut with Season of Glass, Flower Bud and rise in popularityEdit

 
GFriend in 2015

On January 15, 2015, GFriend released their five-track debut EP Season of Glass.[8] The lead single "Glass Bead" was composed by Seo Yong-bae and Iggy. The album debuted at number twelve on Gaon's weekly chart.[9][10] The group started promotions for their album on January 16 on KBS's music program Music Bank.[11] According to YouTube, the M/V of "Glass Bead" ranked number nine in top ten "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World in January 2015".[12] On January 28, 2015, Billboard named GFriend as one of "Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2015".[13]

GFriend released their second EP Flower Bud and the music video for the lead single "Me Gustas Tu" on July 23, 2015. GFriend started their group promotions on the same date as the album release, July 23, 2015, on Mnet's M Countdown.[14]

The group garnered international attention after a fan-taken video of GFriend members continuing and completing a performance of "Me Gustas Tu" despite continuously falling on a slippery stage went viral in September 2015. The group was praised for their professionalism, especially Yuju, who fell a total of five times and suffered a twisted finger during the performance.[15][16]

On September 17, 2015, GFriend made headlines again as the only girl group to be nominated in the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards "Best Korean Act" category alongside boy groups B1A4, BTS, Got7, and VIXX.[17]

"Me Gustas Tu" entered the Gaon Year-End Top 100 chart as the 38th best selling song of 2015.[18] "Me Gustas Tu" and "Glass Bead" were also ranked 18th and 44th respectively in the 2015 Bugs Year-End Top 100.[19]

2016: Snowflake, first music show wins, Showtime and LOLEdit

On January 25, 2016, GFriend released their third EP titled Snowflake with the lead single "Rough". "Rough" is the last song to complete GFriend's high school concept trilogy along with "Glass Bead" and "Me Gustas Tu". GFriend started the promotions for Snowflake on January 26 on SBS MTV's music program The Show. The album debuted at number ten on Billboard's World Albums Chart,[20] and the music video of "Rough" on YouTube ranked number three in top ten "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World in January 2016".[21]

 
GFriend on stage during KCON16 LA, on July 30, 2016.

On February 2, GFriend received their first music show win for their song "Rough" on The Show. They subsequently won another fourteen awards on the music shows, this included winning their first triple crowns on M Countdown, Music Bank, Show Champion, and Inkigayo. With a total of 15 wins, it placed second with the number of wins for girls groups, behind Apink who recorded a total of 17 wins with "Luv".[22][23] Their song "Rough" was also ranked first in Gaon Chart's First Half of 2016 chart rankings.[24]

On June 15 it was announced that GFriend will star alongside Mamamoo on a new season of Showtime. On June 29, Source Music started promotions for GFriend first studio album LOL, which stands for both "Laughing Out Loud" and "Lots of Love". LOL was released on July 11 with the lead single "Navillera", and had more than 60,000 pre-ordered copies worldwide.[25] On July 19, GFriend earned their first music show win for the album's single "Navillera" on The Show.[26]

Towards the end of the year, YouTube revealed the top 10 K-pop MVs most beloved by South Koreans in 2016. "Rough" and "Navillera" were ranked 2nd and 10th respectively in that list.[27][28] "Rough" and "Navillera" were also ranked 2nd and 11th respectively in the 2016 Bugs Year-End Top 100.[29] "Rough" was also ranked 13th in Billboard's 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2016: Critic's Picks.[30] At the end of the year show 2016 KBS Song Festival, the peak viewer ratings for the whole show were recorded during GFriend's "Rough" performance at 10.3%.[31] "Rough" also became the most downloaded song in 2016 according to Gaon Chart's 2016 Year End Download Chart.[32]

2017: First fan-meeting, The Awakening, Parallel and RainbowEdit

On February 23, Source Music announced that GFriend were set to make a comeback on March 6.[33] On February 27, it was revealed that their fourth EP will be titled The Awakening with the lead single "Fingertip".[34][35] The Awakening global pre-orders exceeded 100,000 copies, which is higher than their past album LOL at 60,000.[5] Additionally, the album also debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's World Album chart.[36]

In April 2017, GFriend held their first fan meeting, titled "Dear Buddy".[37]

On August 1, GFriend released their fifth EP, Parallel, with the lead single "Love Whisper".[38] In September, they released the repackage album Rainbow with the lead single "Summer Rain".[39]

On the September 20 episode of Weekly Idol, GFriend took on their biggest challenge yet with the newly minted segment "2x Random Play Dance." The girl group is known on Weekly Idol for being masters of both dancing twice the speed and Random Play Dance. The MCs told them that they would be the first to attempt to combine the segments and that "it was a segment only GFriend could do." Nonetheless, Jung Hyung Don was so confident that they couldn't do it perfectly in one try that he offered to buy them an entire-body massage chair with his own money if they succeeded. In the end, SinB faltered slightly when it came to "Fingertip," which prompted Jung Hyung Don to get down on his knees and thank her for saving his wallet.[40] On the next Episode of Weekly Idol (Episode 322) Gfriend once again visited Weekly Idol to complete the challenge. This time around, they successfully completed "2x Random Play Dance" that makes the MC, Jung Hyung Don to buy them a sitting cushion.

2018: First solo concert, Time for the Moon Night, Japanese debut, Sunny Summer and "Memoria"Edit

GFriend started the year with their first solo concert since debut, titled "Season of GFriend", on January 6 and 7, 2018.[41] GFriend signed with King Records.[42][43]

Their sixth EP, Time for the Moon Night, debuted at number #1 on top Download, Album & Social chart on Korea's top chart Gaon,[44][45][46] and sold more than 84,000 copies in South Korea.[47] The following week, it was reported that the group tied with Girls' Generation and Twice as the girlgroups with the most entries in the Top 10 of the Billboard World Albums Chart, with 5 entries each.[48] In the second week of album promotion, GFriend won six awards in South Korean music programs, making "Time for the Moon Night" the first song of 2018 to win all the prizes in musical programs.[49][50]

In late May, the group went to Japan to promote their compilation album Kyō Kara Watashitachi wa ~ GFriend 1st Best ~ which was released on May 23.[51][52] GFriend Japan's debut album peak at no. 10 in Oricon weekly album chart.[53]

On July 19, GFriend released a summer EP, Sunny Summer.[54] GFriend made a debut in Billboard's Social 50 chart at no. 30, a week after the release of the album.[55]

On October 10, GFriend released their first Japanese single album, "Memoria /夜 (Time for the moon night)".[56] The single album debuted at no. 6 on the Oricon weekly singles chart and no. 5 on the Billboard Japan weekly top singles sales.[57][58]

2019: Time for Us, back-to-back Japanese singles, Fever Season and Fallin' LightEdit

 
GFriend during the showcase of Time for Us on January 14, 2019.

On January 14, GFriend released their second studio album, Time for Us, with the lead single "Sunrise".[59][60] Time for Us became the group's highest selling Korean album with more than 86,000 copies sold based on the Gaon Chart.[61] On February 13, GFriend released their second Japanese single album, "Sunrise (JP ver.)/La Pam Pam".[62] On March 13, GFriend released their third Japanese single album, "Flower/Beautiful".[63]

On July 1, GFriend released their seventh EP, Fever Season, with lead single "Fever". The EP consists of eight tracks, including an instrumental version of their lead single.[64] The group also promoted in Japan by collaborating with Japanese pop group Sonar Pocket and released Japanese single album, Oh Difficult – Sonar Pocket×GFriend, on July 3.[65]

On November 13, GFriend released their first Japanese studio album, Fallin' Light, with its lead single of the same name.[66] This album also contains all of their previous Japanese songs since "Memoria" as well as new tracks.

2020–2021: The "回" series and disbandmentEdit

On February 3, 2020, GFriend released their eighth EP, 回:Labyrinth, with the lead single "Crossroads".[67][68] This marked the group's first Korean comeback after the acquisition of Source Music by Big Hit Entertainment in 2019.[68]

On June 17, 2020, it was announced that the group would make a comeback with their ninth EP, 回:Song of the Sirens.[69] It was released on July 13 with the lead single "Apple".[70]

On September 11, 2020, it was announced on the group's official Japanese website that two Japanese singles would be released: 回:Labyrinth ~Crossroads~, containing Japanese versions of "Crossroads" and "Labyrinth", released on October 14, and 回:Song of the Sirens ~Apple~, containing Japanese versions of "Apple" and "Tarot Cards", released on October 21.[71]

On October 12, 2020, it was announced that the group would make a comeback with their third studio album, 回:Walpurgis Night on November 9.[72] The album was released on that day along with the music video for the lead single "Mago".[73]

On May 22, 2021, all six members left Source Music upon the completion of their six-year contract, and the group has disbanded.[74][75]

MembersEdit

DiscographyEdit

Korean albumsEdit

Japanese albumsEdit

AmbassadorshipEdit

GFriend was chosen as the ambassador and endorser of Celebon Korea, one of the leading Korean cosmetics brand on Korea. The group has been promoting and performing on various events related to the brand since 2015.

In 2016, GFriend became the new model of a Korea's clothing brand, SMART Uniform, alongside BTS. The groups collaborated on the song "Family Song" to promote the brand.[76] GFriend was also appointed as the ambassador of American Tourister 'Curio', and released a remake song called "Wave".

In 2017, GFriend was selected as the female model of SK Telcom to promote T-World alongside BTS again.[77] They were also chosen as the ambassador of a Korean gameplay app called Nexon Sudden Attack during 2017 and 2020.

In 2018, GFriend was picked as the official ambassador of the Japanese animated fantasy film Maquia: When the Promised Flowers Blooms. GFriend promoted the movie at CGV Yongsan I-Park Mall on July 3, prior to its official release on July 19.[78] The group was also appointed as the PR Ambassador of 2018 Coex Trade Center Winter Festival. GFriend also attended the ambassadorship ceremony for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics on December 20.[79]

In 2019, Shopee Indonesia hired GFriend as their 2019 Global K-Market Ambassador. The group's ambassadorship made a huge contribution to the brand's K-Wave net shares, as the group helped the brand to achieve an eightfold increase to their Korean sales on the platform and to earn first place for Indonesia, and seventh place worldwide, in the Best Brand Category of the 2019 Top Brand Buzz Awards.[80] The group also featured the latest Hyundai Sonata in the music video for "Fever" and was chosen as the ambassador for the car.[81]

FilmographyEdit

Reality showsEdit

Year Title TV Network Notes Ref.
2015 GFriend! Look After Our Dog Skytv 12 episodes [82]
One Fine Day MBC Music Filmed on Cebu, Philippines, 4 episodes [83]
2016 GFriend – Where R U Going?! iMBC, V Live, MBCkpop Filmed on Jeju Island, 7 episodes [84]
Mamamoo x GFriend Showtime MBC Every 1 8 episodes [85]
GFriend Loves Europe skyTravel Filmed in Austria, Hungary, and Slovenia, 8 episodes [86]
2017 The Friends in Adriatic Sea KStar, Cube TV, E! Asia Filmed in Italy and Slovenia, 5 episodes [87]
2019 GFriend Summer Vacation in Okinawa U-Next Filmed in Okinawa, Japan, 10 episodes [88]
2020 GFriend's Memoria Weverse, V Live, YouTube Season 1 filmed in Chuncheon, 4 episodes [89]
GFriend's Memoria Season 2 Weverse, V Live, YouTube Season 2 filmed in YangYang Gaenmaeul Beach, 6 episodes [90]
GFriend's Memoria <ONE HALF #1> Weverse, V Live, YouTube 3 episodes [91]
GFriend's Memoria Season 3 Weverse, V Live, YouTube Season 3 filmed in Gapyeong Hanok Village, 7 episodes [92]
GFriend's Memoria Season 4 Weverse, V Live, YouTube Season 4 filmed in Buddy High School with Variety Show Concept, 3 episodes [93]
2021 GFriend's Memoria - New Year's Party Weverse, V Live, YouTube 2 episodes [94]
GFriend's Memoria - The Cooking Show Weverse, V Live, YouTube Variety Show Concept, 2 episodes [95]
GFriend's Memoria - Detective GFriend Weverse, V Live, YouTube Variety Show Concept, 2 episodes [96]
GFriend's Memoria - Talk Show Weverse, V Live, YouTube 2 episodes [97]
GFriend's Memoria - Home Together Weverse, V Live, YouTube 3 episodes [98]
GFriend's Memoria - Game Friend Weverse, V Live, YouTube Variety Show Concept, 2 episodes [99]

DVDs & Blu-RayEdit

  • GFriend - Where R U Going? (2016)[100]
  • 2016 Season's Greetings[101]
  • 2017 Season's Greetings[102]
  • 2018 Season's Greetings[103]
  • 2018 GFRIEND 1st Concert "Season of GFriend" (2018)[104]
  • 2019 Season's Greetings "Be In Full Bloom"[105]
  • 2018 GFRIEND 1st Concert ENCORE "Season of Gfriend" (2019)[106]
  • GFriend 1st Photo Book "여자친구" (2019)[107]
  • 2020 Season's Greetings[108]
  • 2019 GFRIEND ASIA TOUR in Seoul Go Go GFRIEND! (2020)[109]
  • GFriend 2nd Photo Book (CHOICE) (2020)[110][111]
  • 2021 Season's Greetings[112]

Concert and toursEdit

Headlining concert & toursEdit

  • GFriend 1st Asia Tour: Season of GFriend (2018)
  • GFriend Spring Tour 2019: Bloom (2019)
  • GFriend 2nd Asia Tour: Go Go GFriend! (2019)
  • GFriend Online Concert: GFriend C:ON (2020)

Concert participationEdit

ShowcaseEdit

  • GFriend L.O.L Showcase (2016)
  • GFriend Premium Showcase in Japan (2018)

GFriend 1st Asia Tour: Season of GFriendEdit

Date City Country/Region Venue Attendance
January 6, 2018 Seoul South Korea Olympic Hall 6,000[113]
January 7, 2018
February 28, 2018 New Taipei City Taiwan Xinzhuang Gymnasium 5,000[114]
August 2, 2018 Osaka Japan[115][116][117] Namba Hatch N/A
August 5, 2018 Tokyo Toyosu PIT 3,000[118]
August 26, 2018 Quezon City Philippines Kia Theatre N/A
September 1, 2018 Hong Kong Hong Kong Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre N/A
September 8, 2018 Seoul South Korea SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium 8,000[119]
September 9, 2018
  • The two concerts held in Japan were called "Summer Live in Japan 2018" due to their Japanese debut promotions. The concerts were part of their Asia Tour.[116][117]

GFriend Spring Tour 2019: BloomEdit

Date City Country Venue Attendance
March 3, 2019 Osaka Japan Zepp Osaka Bayside N/A
March 15, 2019 Nagoya Zepp Nagoya N/A
March 20, 2019 Tokyo Toyosu PIT 6,000[120]
March 21, 2019

GFriend 2nd Asia Tour: Go Go GFriend!Edit

Date[121] City Country/Region Venue Attendance
May 18, 2019 Seoul South Korea SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium 40,000[122]
May 19, 2019
June 29, 2019 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malawati Indoor Stadium
July 20, 2019 Singapore Singapore The Star Theatre
July 27, 2019 Bangkok Thailand BCC Hall
August 3, 2019 Hong Kong Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Expo
August 23, 2019 Jakarta Indonesia The Kasablanka Hall
August 25, 2019 Quezon City Philippines New Frontier Theater
August 31, 2019 Taipei Taiwan NTSU Arena
November 17, 2019 Yokohama Japan Pacifico Yokohama

Awards and nominationsEdit

GFriend got their first-ever major award for their debut extended play Season of Glass, released in January 2015, as the "Best New Female Artist" at Melon Music Awards on November 7, 2015.[123] The group also won several new artist awards between late 2015 to early 2016, including at the 5th Gaon Chart Music Awards, the 30th Golden Disc Awards and the 25th Seoul Music Awards. The group received their first Grand Prize (Daesang) award at the 2016 Korean PD Awards.

Their first music show win was on The Show with "Rough" on February 2, 2016, after which the group went on to receive a total of 15 music show wins during the song's promotion. During their "Navillera" promotions they got a total of 14 music show wins, making them the girl group with most wins gained within a year with a total of 29 wins.[124]

The group's third extended play Snowflake single "Rough" won the group several awards between late 2016 to early 2017, including Song of the Year – January at the 7th Gaon Chart Music Awards. The single also won the Best Dance award and Digital Bonsang award at the 2016 Melon Music Awards, the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards and the 31st Golden Disc Awards, respectively. In 2020, Dingo Music has given them a 'Special Grand Prize' trophy for their exemplary contribution for the Original Contents created by the channel throughout the years.[125]

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