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ROMEO (로미오)
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Back L-R: Kangmin, Yunsung, Kyle and Minsung
Front L-R: Milo, Hyunkyung and Seunghwan
Background information
Origin South Korea
Genres
Years active 2015–present
Labels
Website Official website (Korea)
Official website (Japan)
Members
  • Seunghwan
  • Yunsung
  • Milo
  • Minsung
  • Kyle
  • Hyunkyung
  • Kangmin

Romeo (Hangul: 로미오; Japanese: ロメオ), mostly stylized as ROMEO, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pony Canyon Korea and CT Entertainment in 2015. The group is composed of seven members: Seunghwan, Yunsung, Milo, Minsung, Kyle, Hyunkyung and Kangmin. They debuted with the release of their first mini-album The Romeo on May 7, 2015.

History[edit]

2015: Debut with The Romeo and comeback with Zero In[edit]

At the end of April 2015, it was announced that Japanese company Pony Canyon made a partnership with South Korean agency CT Entertainment to debut a boygroup named Romeo, planning their debut in May.[1] A representative from CT Entertainment told the media, "There have been cases where Japanese music labels will sign on popular Korean acts, but it's unlikely for a Japanese music label to want to start a Korean group. This project is happening thanks to the great trust between Pony Canyon and CT Entertainment."[2] Following this announcement, their agency released a batch of teasers featuring the members, starting with Hyunkyung and ending with Yunsung and Minsung,[3][4][5][6][7] and finally a full group teaser on April 27.[8] Their agency released another teaser on April 30, this time featuring member Yunsung covering Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror[9] before releasing the group's first teaser for their debut song "Lovesick" on May 2.[10] The full music video for "Lovesick" was released on May 7, alongside with their debut EP The Romeo.[11] The group made its debut on stage on M! Countdown the same day.[12]

On October 28, it was announced that Romeo was going to make a comeback on November 5 with their second mini-album Zero In.[13] On October 30, the group released their first teaser for title song "Target" followed on November 1 by a second teaser.[14][15] On November 3, they released a medley of the songs from Zero In[16] and on November 4 they released the full music video for "Target".[17]

2016: Romeo Project, Miro and First Love[edit]

On May 17, CT Entertainment revealed that Romeo was going to release a summer digital single named "Nightmare" on May 23.[18] The group released teasers featuring the seven members before releasing a video teaser on May 20.[19][20][21] The full music video for "Nightmare" was released on May 23 alongside the eponym digital single.[22]

On June 17, the group debuted the broadcasting of their first reality TV show named "Romeo Project in Taiwan" on MBC Music.[23]

On June 19, Romeo was announced to release a new EP on June 23, thus releasing teasers featuring different units.[24] The group then released two teasers, with an "Alice in Wonderland" concept, featuring SHINee's Minho, for their new song "Miro" from the eponym EP.[25][26] It was revealed that Minho took part in filming the group's comeback MV thanks to CT Entertainment's CEO who used to be SHINee's former manager.[27] The full music video for "Miro" was released on June 23 alongside with the eponym EP, which was released in three different unit versions.[28] A full group version of their new EP was released on July 5.[29] The group revealed that their choreography for "Miro" was inspired from the film The Maze Runner.[30]

On August 17, CT Entertainment announced that Romeo was going to release a special edition of "Miro" as "First Love" on August 22, featuring the title track "Treasure".[31] Furthermore, they also released some teasers with the members.[32]

2017: MIX NINE[edit]

On October 29, they joined South Korean survival program MIX NINE.

Members[edit]

  • Seunghwan (Hangul승환) — leader[33][34]
  • Yunsung (윤성)
  • Milo (마일로)
  • Minsung (민성)
  • Kyle (카일)
  • Hyunkyung (현경)
  • Kangmin (강민)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales[35]
KOR[36]
The Romeo
Track listing
  1. Smile
  2. Love Sick (예쁘니까)
  3. Daisy (데이지)
  4. Insomnia (너의 목소리)
11
Zero In
  • Released: November 5, 2015
  • Label: CT Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Zero In
  2. Target
  3. Present
  4. 너만 보여 (DNA)
  5. Dear My Princess
13
Miro
  • Released: June 23, 2016[A]
  • Released: July 5, 2016[B]
  • Label: CT Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing[C]
  1. Intro
  2. Miro
  3. Roller Coaster
  4. Hello
  5. Knock Me Out
  6. Mama (삐딱해봤더니)
  7. Back 2 You
  8. Nightmare (악몽) [Inst.]
6[D]
  • Re-released: August 22, 2016 (First Love)
  • Label: CT Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Treasure
  2. Nightmare (악몽)
  3. Miro
  4. Roller Coaster
  5. Hello
  6. Knock Me Out
  7. Mama (삐딱해봤더니)
  8. Back 2 You
17
Without U
  • Released: March 8, 2017
  • Label: CT Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Romeo Is Back (Intro)
  2. Without U (니가 없는데)
  3. Like I Do
  4. Hustle (좋은 차, 좋은 집)
  5. Focus On Me (장난치지 마)
  6. Blue
6
  • Re-released: May 8, 2017 (One Fine Day)
  • Label: CT Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Stay with Me (성공하면)
  2. Without U (니가 없는데)
  3. Like I Do
  4. Hustle (좋은 차, 좋은 집)
  5. Focus On Me (장난치지 마)
  6. Blue
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Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon
[43]
JPN
Oricon
[44]
JPN
Hot
[45]
Korean
"Lovesick" (예쁘니까) 2015 N/A The Romeo
"Target" Zero In
"Nightmare" (악몽) 2016 First Love
"Miro"
"Treasure"
"Without U" (니가 없는데) 2017 One Fine Day
"Stay With Me" (성공하면)
Japanese
"Without U" 2017 7 30 non-album single
"Hanabi (花火)" 2018 To be released
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Filmography[edit]

Reality/Variety shows[edit]

Year Title TV Network Note(s)
2015-present Idol x Idol Naver V App [47]
2016 Romeo Project in Taiwan MBC Music [23]

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Lovesick" 2015 Jo Soohyun @ Picture Nuts [48]
"Target" Lee Sagang @ Zanybros [49]
"Target (Dance ver.)"
"Nightmare" 2016 N/A
"Miro" Lee Sagang @ Zanybros [50]
"Miro (Dance ver.)"
"Treasure" N/A
"Without U" (니가 없는데) 2017
"Stay With Me"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Romeo New Artist of the Year[51] Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016
[52]
Romeo Bonsang Award Nominated
New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

Korean Entertainment Art Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Romeo Rookie of the Year[53] Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Digital, "Kangmin, Seunghwan, Milo Edition", "Hyunkyung, Minsung Edition" and "Yunsung, Kyle Edition" versions only
  2. ^ "Full Member Edition" version
  3. ^ Tracks 6, 7 and 8 are only available in the digital and "Full Member Edition" versions of the album
  4. ^ Full Member Ed peaked at #6 ; Kangmin-Seunghwan-Milo Ed peaked at #12 ; Hyunkyung-Minsung Ed peaked at #13 ; Yunsung-Kyle Ed peaked at #14

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Debuting boy group Romeo drop first teaser video for member Hyunkyung". Allkpop. April 21, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
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  9. ^ "New boy group Romeo shows off vocalist Yunsung through live cover of 'Man in the Mirror'". Allkpop. April 30, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
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  25. ^ "Romeo drop first version of MV teaser for 'Miro'". Allkpop. June 19, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Romeo drop second teaser MV for 'Miro'". Allkpop. June 20, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
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  28. ^ "Romeo return with a more mature sound for 'MIRO' MV feat. SHINee's Minho!". Allkpop. June 23, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
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  37. ^ Cumulative sales for 'The ROMEO' (1,288 + 1,927 + 643):
  38. ^ Cumulative sales for 'ZERO IN':
  39. ^ Cumulative sales for 'MIRO':
    Kangmin, Seunghwan, Milo Edition (1,741): Hyunkyung, Minsung Edition (1,732): Yunsung, Kyle Edition (1,720): Full Member Edition (3,047 + 544):
  40. ^ Cumulative sales for 'First Love':
  41. ^ Cumulative sales for 'Without U' (8,532 + 657) :
  42. ^ Cumulative sales for 'One Fine Day':
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  53. ^ "7th Korean Entertainment Art Awards, Rookie of the Year Winning Speech". Retrieved June 25, 2017. 

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