YHBOYS is a Chinese boy group announced by Yuehua Entertainment[1] in 2017. They debuted in 2017.[2] The group consists of the leader Zhang Junyi and members Guo Dianjia, Zhang Minghao, Liu Guanyi, Zhang Enshuo, Sun Jiakai and Li Linma. The group's concept is to empower fans to participate in the growth of the members from the moment of their debut, while the members pursue their careers in both singing and acting.

YHBOYS
GenresMandopop, C-pop
Occupation(s)Singers, Actors, Models, Dancers
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsYuehua Entertainment
WebsiteYHBOYS Official Weibo
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese樂華少年
Simplified Chinese乐华少年

MembersEdit

  • Zhang Junyi (Chinese: 张俊一), was born on (2004-07-13) July 13, 2004 (age 17) in Nanchang, Jiangxi. He is the group leader.
  • Guo Dianjia (郭殿甲), was born on (2004-08-09) August 9, 2004 (age 17) in Hebei. He is one of the group's dancers.[3]
  • Zhang Minghao (张铭浩), was born on (2004-11-06) November 6, 2004 (age 16) in Harbin, Heilongjiang. He is one of the lead singers in the group.[4]
  • Liu Guanyi (刘冠毅), was born on (2005-03-09) March 9, 2005 (age 16) in Taiwan. He is also one of the lead singers in the group.[5]
  • Zhang Enshuo (张恩硕), was born on (2006-01-15) January 15, 2006 (age 15) in Handan, Hebei. He is one of the dancers in the group.[6]
  • Sun Jiakai (孙嘉锴), was born on (2007-01-19) January 19, 2007 (age 14) in Inner Mongolia. He is in charge of cuteness in the group.[7]
  • Li Linma (李林孖), was born on (2007-07-05) July 5, 2007 (age 14) in Shijiazhuang, Hebei. He is one of the group's dancers.[8]

HistoryEdit

Pre-debutEdit

Guanyi was a child actor prior to joining Yuehua and has participated in multiple TV dramas, web-movies and commercials since 2009.

Junyi was a participant of a CCTV reality TV show "最野暑假 (Wildest Summer Vacation)" in 2015 and Beijing TV's "音乐大师课(Music Masters' Class)" in 2016.

Minghao made his first public appearance as a child judge for Anhui TV’s "加油好baby (Fighting! Fantastic Baby)" program in 2015 and has since participated in many variety shows and movies prior to joining Yuehua.

Linma was a dancer prior to joining Yuehua. In 2016, he participated in UNIQ's Yibo's opening performance for Hunan TV's Day Day Up.

On January 24, 2017 the group's information was announced on their official weibo account along with the first member of the group, Minghao.[4] A new member was announced every Tuesday and Friday until the final member, Jia Kai was announced on February 14, 2017.[7]

On February 15, 2017 YHBOYS released their first digital single "前方的世界 (The World Ahead)".

On March 27, 2017 they followed up with their second digital single "梦想加油 (Dream Fighting)".[9]

On April 9, 2017 YHBOYS made their first live performance at the 17th Annual Top Chinese Music Awards.[10]

On April 17, 2017 they released their third digital single "阳光小鬼头 (Sunshine Boys)"[11]

On May 4, 2017 their first group variety show YHBOYS的艺能时光机 (YHBOYS' Talent Time Machine) was announced and episode zero of the show was aired on Yinyuetai the next day.[12]

On May 19, 2017 Billboard Music Award announced that YHBOYS were invited to the 2017 BBMAs' Magenta Carpet.[13]

On July 10, 2017 they released their fourth digital single, "魔Fun乐园 (Magic Fun Land)", which is also their last high-budget music video ever. YHBoys seemed to become more and more successful, and was without a doubt the new rising boy group in the music industry.

FilmographyEdit

DramasEdit

Year Title Member(s) Notes
2011 Garage Brotherhood Guanyi
2011 Dear Mother, Dear Daughter Guanyi Young Male Lead
2013 Little Daddy Guanyi Cameo
2014 Attack of the Students: New Comers Guanyi Co-Lead

Web FilmsEdit

Year Title Member(s) Notes
2012 End of the World Guanyi Supporting Cast
2012 Guess Game Move Guanyi Cameo
2012 Note to BFF Guanyi Cameo
2015 108 Poetry Stories of the Tang Dynasty Minghao Liu Xian Ge Story

FilmsEdit

Year Title Member(s) Notes
2017 After School Minghao Child Lead

Music videosEdit

Year Title Member(s) Notes
2017 流星雨 (Meteor Shower) All Cover Version
前方的世界 (The World Ahead) All Except Dianjia & Enshuo The theme song of TV show "了不起的孩子 (Fantastic Baby)"
梦想加油 (Dream Fighting) All Except Dianjia
阳光小鬼头 (Sunshine Boys) All
A-OK All Promotional song of Transformers: The Last Knight in China
魔FUN乐园 (Magical FUN Land) All
国家 (Country) All Cover Version
2018 I Can Do It All
Summer Work All Except Linma

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.allkpop.com/article/2017/05/chinese-boy-group-yh-boys-mentored-by-tao-under-fire-for-blatantly-copying-nct-dream
  2. ^ "Upgrades in the Production Line of Chinese Idol Groups". Tencent (in Chinese). Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "YHBOYS Announces Third Member". Tencent (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  4. ^ a b "Yuehua Entertainment Creates Boy-Group YHBOYS, First Member Announced". Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  5. ^ "YHBOYS Announce Fifth Member, A Top Student". Tencent (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  6. ^ "YHBOYS Announces Sixth Member". NetEase (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  7. ^ a b "YHBOYS Announces 7th Member". Tencent (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  8. ^ "YHBOYS Announces Fourth Member, Ten Year Old Li LinMa". Tencent (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  9. ^ "YHBOYS New Song "Fight For Our Dreams" Released Han Geng and Fang Bing Bing Showing Support". Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  10. ^ "YHBOYS to make First Live Show at Top Chinese Music Awards". Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  11. ^ "YHBOYS New Release "Sunshine Boys" MV Shows Bright, Handsome Side". Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  12. ^ "YHBOYS' Talent Time Machine Official Start". Sohu (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  13. ^ "BillboardMusicAwards on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-05-20.