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Background information
Also known as Surprise
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2013–present
Website fantagio.kr/artists/5urprise/

5urprise (Hangul서프라이즈; pronounced Surprise), is a South Korean actor group formed by Fantagio in 2013. The group is known as the first ever actor group, which consists of five actors: Seo Kang-joon, Gong Myung, Yoo Il, Kang Tae-oh and Lee Tae-hwan.


5urprise was launched by talent agency Fantagio in September 2013. It consists of five male members: Seo Kang-joon, Gong Myung, Yoo Il, Kang Tae-oh and Lee Tae-hwan.[1] The group members were selected through Fantagio's "Actor′s League," a program for discovering aspiring actors, and were trained for two years before making their entertainment debut.[2]

Unlike idol groups which begin their careers as singers and later expand their endeavors to acting, 5urprise did the opposite. As their first project, they made their acting debut in After School: Lucky or Not, a 12-episode mobile drama with each episode lasting 15 minutes, and viewed through Nate Hoppin, BTV, and T-Store on smartphones and tablet computers.[2] They played five members of a high school club who encounter an outcast (played by actress Kim So-eun) and as they complete "missions," they build a friendship with each other and coax the shy girl out of her shell.[3] 5urprise released the single "Hey U Come On" for the mobile drama's soundtrack.[4] Pre-debut, members of the group also appeared in music videos of female pop group Hello Venus. 5urprise released their first single in 2014, titled From My Heart.[5][6]


  • 2013: After School: Lucky or Not
  • 2018: Busted(Netflix)



  • 2013: "Hey U Come On"

Single albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Sales Ref
From My Heart

Track listing
  1. From My Heart
  2. JUMP
  3. From My Heart (instrumental)
  4. JUMP (instrumental)
18 [9]
5urprise Flight

Track listing
  1. 5urprise Flight
  2. Once More
  3. I Sing for You
37 N/A [10]
Shake It Up

Track listing
CD 1
  1. Shake It Up
  2. Teenage Love
CD 2
  1. Shake It Up (MV)
  2. Teenage Love (MV)
83 23 N/A [10][11]


  1. ^ "Actor-group 5urprise reveal profile information on members". Allkpop. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Chung, Ah-young (13 October 2013). "New drama genres branch out from SNS, podcasts". The Korea Times. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (28 August 2013). "Actor Group 5urprise to Debut with Dramatoon After School Bokbulbok". enewsWorld. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Herman, Tamar (18 May 2014). "Acting Idol Group 5urprise Will Release An Album Later This Year". KpopStarz. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Acting Idol Group 5urprise to Release a Music Album!". Soompi. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Roommate Variety Show Lineup Includes Park Bom, Nana, Seo Kang Joon, and Others". Soompi. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "From My Heart". Naver Music. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "2014년 11월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. 
  9. ^ "2014년 49주차 Album Chart" (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. 
  10. ^ a b "5urprise" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
  11. ^ "Japan Hot 100: The week of August 27, 2016". Billboard.com. 27 August 2016. 

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