Golden Child (band)

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Golden Child
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsWoollim Entertainment
Associated actsW Project
Websitegoldenchild11.com
Members
  • Daeyeol
  • Y
  • Jangjun
  • Tag
  • Seungmin
  • Jaehyun
  • Jibeom
  • Donghyun
  • Joochan
  • Bomin
Past members
  • Jaeseok

Golden Child (Korean골든 차일드; abbreviated as GNCD or GolCha) is a South Korean boy band formed by Woollim Entertainment in 2017.[1] The group debuted on August 28, 2017, with their EP, Gol-Cha!.[2] Originally an eleven-piece group, Park Jae-seok later departed from the group in January 2018.

History[edit]

Pre-debut: W Project and 2017 Woollim Pick[edit]

In January 2017, Woollim Entertainment launched pre-debut project for trainees, W Project.[3][4] Five member of Golden Child (Joochan, Jangjun, Tag, Daeyeol, Donghyun) and former member Jaeseok were introduced under the pre-debut project.

On May 15, Woollim Entertainment launched new boy group Golden Child, it's their first boy group in seven years since Infinite.[5][6] On May 17, it was revealed the eleven member names of the group's line-up.[7][8][9] On May 22, Woollim Entertainment dropped "class photos" concept for Golden Child and confirmed would be appeared in reality show 2017 Woollim Pick.[10][11] On August 9, it was announced that Golden Child would make a cameo appearance on 20th Century Boy and Girl.[12]

2017: Debut with Gol-cha![edit]

Golden Child at KBS[13]

Golden Child officially debuted on August 28 with their first EP Gol-cha!, with a total of six tracks including the title track "DamDaDi".[14] Their debut showcase was held at the Blue Square iMarket Hall on the same day as the album's release.[15][16] On September 1, Golden Child made their official debut stage on the music program Music Bank, with performing title track "DamDaDi" and "I Love You So".[17][18] On September 17, the EP has reached No. 1 on Japan’s largest music site Tower Records’ daily chart.[19] On October 16, they released a soundtrack Love Letter on 20th Century Boy and Girl.[20]

2018: Jaeseok's Departure, Miracle, Goldenness, and Wish[edit]

On January 6, 2018, it was announced that Jaeseok had left the group due to health issues.[21] The remaining ten members continued as a group with releasing their second EP, Miracle, on January 29.[22] The EP contains six tracks including the title track "It's U". Their comeback showcase was held at the Blue Square iMarket Hall on the same day as the album's release.[23][24] They continue the promotions with release music video for "Lady" from their second EP.[25][26] On April 13, they announced officially finished their three month promotions.[27]

On May 22, Golden Child held first fanmeeting Golden Day to celebrate their first debut anniversary in Seoul, South Korea.[28] They also held Japanese fanmeeting in Nagoya and Tokyo on May 24 and May 25 respectively.[29] On June 24, Golden Child performed at KCON NY 2018.[30] On 11 August, Golden Child performed as the line-up for KCON LA 2018.[31] Continuously, they confirmed their line-up for the first ever 'KCON Thailand' on 29 September 2018.[32]

On May 4, Golden Child announced their official fans club named 'Goldenness'.[33] Following the released of their first single album Goldenness on July 4, where contains of three track with the lead single "Let Me".[34][35]

At the Fanclub inauguration ceremony named 'Golden Child Cheerful Geumdong Time' on 14 October, they surprised their fans by announcing their comeback. On October 24, Golden Child held the showcase and released their 3rd EP WISH. This EP had 7 tracks including the title track "Genie" with more mature image.[36]

2019–present: Re-boot[edit]

On November 18, 2019, Golden Child will release their first studio album Re-boot. The album contains twelve tracks including the title track "Wannabe".[37]

Philanthropy[edit]

On December 6, 2017, Golden Child was officially appointed as the new ambassadors for "Korea Scout Association" for 2018.[38]

Members[edit]

  • Lee Dae-yeol (이대열) – leader, lead vocalist, dancer[39]
  • Y (와이) – main vocalist[39]
  • Lee Jang-jun (이장준) – main rapper[39]
  • Tag (태그) – main rapper[39]
  • Bae Seung-min (배승민) – lead vocalist[39]
  • Bong Jae-hyun (봉재현) – sub vocalist[39]
  • Kim Ji-beom (김지범) – lead vocalist[39]
  • Kim Dong-hyun (김동현) – sub vocalist, main dancer[39]
  • Hong Joo-chan (홍주찬) – main vocalist[39]
  • Choi Bo-min (최보민) – sub vocalist, dancer[39]

Former[edit]

  • Park Jae-seok (박재석) – sub vocalist, dancer[39]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR JPN
Re-boot To be released

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[40]
JPN
[41]
Gol-Cha!
  • Released: August 28, 2017
  • Label: Woollim Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Gol-Cha!
  2. DamDaDi (담다디)
  3. With Me (나랑 해)
  4. What Happened? (내 눈을 의심해)
  5. I Love You So (네가 너무 좋아)
  6. SEA
3
Miracle (기적)
  • Released: January 29, 2018
  • Label: Woollim Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. 奇跡 (기적)
  2. It`s U (너라고)
  3. LADY
  4. Crush
  5. All Day (모든 날)
  6. I`m Falling
3 22
Wish
  • Released: October 24, 2018
  • Label: Woollim Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. WISH
  2. Genie
  3. Eyes on You (너)
  4. I See You (너만 보인다)
  5. Listen (들어봐 줄래)
  6. You Turn Me on Baby (넌 모를 거야)
  7. Would U Be My
3 19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Single albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[40]
Goldenness
  • Released: July 4, 2018
  • Label: Woollim Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. LET ME
  2. IF
  3. Thank You
6

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[49]
"DamDaDi" (담다디) 2017 N/A Gol-Cha!
"It's U" (너라고) 2018 Miracle
"Let Me" Goldenness
"Genie" Wish
"Wannabe" 2019 TBA Re-boot
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2017 Love Letter 20th Century Boy and Girl OST
2019 Never Legal High OST

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2017 "DamDaDi" Lee Joong-yup
2018 "It's U" Sunny Visual
"Lady"
"Let Me"
"Genie"
2019 "Spring Again"

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Notes
2018 Golden Movie Short Film

Television series[edit]

Year Channel Title Role(s) Notes
2017 MBC 20th Century Boy and Girl Themselves Cameo

Reality series[edit]

Year Channel Title Notes
2017 Mnet 2017 Woollim Pick Golden Child's First Reality Show
Naver/V Live Ring It! Golden Child! Aired every Tuesday. Hosted by Kim Shin-young

Concerts[edit]

Golden Child 1st Fanmeeting - Golden Day[edit]

Date City Country Venue
May 22, 2018 Seoul South Korea BlueSquare iMarket Hall
May 24, 2018 Nagoya Japan Nagoya Congress Center
May 25, 2018 Tokyo Zepp Tokyo
May 28, 2018 Fukuoka Fukuoka Convention Center
May 30, 2018 Osaka Zepp Namba
May 31, 2018

1st Fanclub Ceremony[edit]

Date Location Country Venue Attendance
October 14, 2018 Seoul South Korea BlueSquare iMarket Hall 2,000[50]

Opening Act[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 Golden Child Best New Male Artist Nominated
Qoo10 Artist of the Year Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Golden Child Best Korean Act Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Golden Child New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

V Live Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Golden Child Global Rookie Top 5 Won

Fandom School Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Golden Child The Best New Artist Won

Korea Culture & Entertainment Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Golden Child K-pop Bonsang Won

Notes[edit]

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