BOYFRIEND (보이프렌드; more commonly known and stylized as BOYFRIEND) is a six-member South Korean boy group under Starship Entertainment (same company as K.Will, Sistar and Starship-X artists) formed in 2011. The group consists of Kim Donghyun, Shim Hyunseong, Lee Jeongmin, Jo Youngmin, Jo Kwangmin, and No Minwoo. They debuted on Mnet’s M!Countdown on May 26, 2011 with their debut single “Boyfriend”. Their fanbase was officially named “Best Friend” as of August 10, 2011.

Group name: BoyFriend (보이프렌드 | 보프)
Company/CEO: STARSHIP Entertainment (2011 – present)/ Kim Shidae (김시대)

Members: Kim Donghyun (김동현) 12 February 1989
Shim Hyunseong (심현성) | 9 June 1993
Lee JeongMin (이정민) | 2 January 1994
Jo Youngmin (조영민) | 24 April 1995 (Older Twin)
Jo Kwangmin (조광민) | 24 April 1995 (Younger Twin)
No Minwoo (노민우) | 31 July 1995

Debut date: 26 May 2011
Debut stage: 26 May 2011 – Mnet M! Countdown – “Intro (Let’s Get It Started)” and “BoyFriend”
Debut track: “BoyFriend”
Official fanclub: BestFriend (베스트프렌드 | 베프) as of 10 August 2011



Single Albums
Boyfriend (보이프렌드) – 2011
Don’t Touch My Girl (내 여자 손대지마) – 2011
I’ll Be there (내가갈게) – 2011

Mini Albums
Love Style (러브스타일) – 2012
Obsession (너란여자) – 2014
Witch (위치) – 2014
BOYFRIEND in Wonderland – 2015

Full Albums
Janus (야누스) – 2012

Repackaged Albums
I Yah (아이야) – 2013

Digital Single
On & On (온앤온) – 2013


Be my shine ~君を離さない~ – 2012
キミとDance Dance Dance/MY LADY ~冬の恋人~ – 2012
Melody Of Eyes 「瞳のメロディ」 – 2013
Pinky Santa 「ボーイフレンド」 (Xmas Premium Single) – 2013
My Avatar – 2014 Start up! 「スタートアップ!」 -2014

Full Albums



  • 2012: Sistar & Boyfriend 1st Singapore Fan Meeting
  • 2012: First Date With You in Taiwan
  • 2012: First Date With Boyfriend in Bangkok
  • 2012: First Date With You in Shanghai
  • 2012: First Date With Boyfriend in Budokan
  • 2013: Asia Fan Meeting “Janus” in Singapore
  • 2013: Asia Fan Meeting “Janus” in Guangzhou
  • 2013: Asia Fan Meeting in Taiwan
  • 2014: First Fan Meeting in Puerto Rico
  • 2014: First U.S Showcase Live in Chicago, IL
  • 2014: First U.S Showcase Live in Dallas, TX

Japanese Tours:

  • 2011: BOYFRIEND Debut Showcase in Budokan
  • 2012: Love Communication 2012 ~XMAS BELL~
  • 2013: Love Communication 2013 -SEVENTH MISSION-
  • 2014: Love Communication 2014 -Start up!-

Awards and Nominations:

2011 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male Artist Nominated
SBS MTV Best Of the Best Hot Debut Star Nominated
SBS MTV Best Of the Best Best New Artist WON
3rd Philippine KPOP Convention Rookie of the Year WON
26th Golden Disk Awards Best New Artist WON
21st Seoul Music Awards Best Newcomer Award WON
allkpop Awards Best Rookie Artist WON
gokpop Best New Artist WON
2012 allkpop Awards Rising New Artist Nominated
27th Japan Gold Disc Awards Best 3 New Artists (Asia) WON
Korean Entertainment 10th Anniversary Award in Japan Special Jury Prize Won
2013 MTV EMA Best Korea Act Nominated
SH K-Star Idol World Cup Top Rank Artists (Male Idol)for the month of November 2013 WON
So-Loved Awards 2013 (European K-Pop Awards) Song Male Band Best Album Choreography Nominated
2013 Eat Your Kimchi Awards Best Aegyo WON
Billboard Japan Music 2013 Awards Animation Artist of the Year Nominated
2014 2014 Asia Model Festival Awards Male Rookie of the Year (Musical Category)- DONGHYUN WON
K-Pop Lovers! Award 2013 Top 10 Single of the Year (Top 5) – Pinky Santa WON

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