GFRIEND (여자친구, pronounced as yeojachingu) were formed and debuted under Source music, which later became a company under BigHit entertainment. They have 6 members: Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB and Umji.

Debut Date: 16th January 2015

Debut Album: Season Of Glass

Debut Song: Glass Bead

Fandom Name: Buddy

Instagram: @gfriendofficial

Indian Fan Accounts: @gfriendindia (please note this is the one we’re aware of, contact them to be part of groups and chats)

 

MEMBER PROFILES

SOWON (Kim Sojung)

Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist

Birthday: 7th December 1995

Instagram: @onedayxne

In addition to Korean, she can speak fluent Japanese

She is known for her long legs

She doesn’t really like ballads and prefers songs with a good beat

She’s friends with Nayeon from Twice and Lim Nayeong (ex member of Pristin)

 

YERIN (Jung Yerin)

Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Birthday: 19th August 1999

Instagram: @every_nn

She enjoys excercises like dancing, working out and swimming

In her free time she likes reading manga and watching anime, her favourite is One Piece

She was a former Cube and Fantagio trainee

She is friends with Eunwoo from Astro

 

EUNHA (Jung Eunbi)

Position: Lead Vocalist

Birthday: 30th May 1997

Instagram: @rlo.ldl

The members gave her the nickname ‘circle’ because of her round face

She was a child actress and model

She likes to cook and watch cooking shows

She is in a group chat called Sunny Girls with Cheng Xiao from WJSN, Yooa from Oh My Girl, Nayoung from Gugudan and Nancy from Momoland

 

YUJU (Choi Yuna)

Position: Main Vocalist

Birthday: 4th October 1997

Instagram: @yuuzth

She is good at writing lyrics and composing music

Her members call her the ‘hidden card’ of the group

She is great at running and is the sporty one of the group

In school, she was classmates with Seventeen’s DK

 

SINB (Hwang Eunbi)

Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist

Birthday: 3rd June 1998

Instagram: @bscenez

She was a part of Ulzzang Kids and a former child model for clothing

Her favourite type of food is anything spicy

She hates horror movies and doing aegyo

Astro’s Moonbin and SinB are childhood friends

 

UMJI (Kim Yewon)

Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae

Birthday: 19th August 1998

Instagram: @ummmmm_j.i

She was scouted while walking on the street

Yuju and Umji are the English speakers of the group

She loves Disney movies and singing their OSTs

She is close to Jeon Somi

 

MILESTONES

• Their first album debuted at number 12 on Gaon’s weekly chart

• At the Melon Music awards on 7th November 2015, they won their first ever award for Best New Female Artist

• On 2nd February 2016 they had their first music show win on The Show with Rough, which then proceeded to get 14 more wins on various music shows

• Gfriend made headlines on 17th September 2015 as the only girl group to be nominated in the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Korean Act category

• While promoting for Navillera, they got a total of 14 music show wins

• Their numerous wins made them the girl group with the most wins gained within a year with 29 overall awards.

• Their very first fanmeet was held in April 2017 and called Dear Buddy

• In early 2018, they had their first solo concert titled Season Of GFriend

• They have been through 3 successful tours around Asia and 2 showcases since debut

• To date, they have had 8 reality shows which were filmed all over the world

 

Their debut song Glass Bead MV

 

Their multi-award winning song Rough

Their iconic collaboration with BTS- Family Song

Their latest comeback Crossroads

 

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