Vromance

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Vromance
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2016 (2016)–present
LabelsRBW
Websiterbbridge.com
Members
  • Park Jang-hyun
  • Park Hyun-kyu
  • Lee Chan-dong
  • Lee Hyun-seok

Vromance (Korean브로맨스), stylized as VROMANCE,[1] is a South Korean vocal group formed by RBW in 2016. The group debuted in July 2016 with their extended play The Action.

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Prior to their debut, the four members worked as vocal trainers for Korean pop idols and recorded guide songs for singers. In August 2011, the group's leader Park Jang-hyun was a contestant on the singing contest Superstar K3, but later was eliminated.[2] The following year, he signed with RBW (that time WA Entertainment).[3] Park Jang-hyun and fellow members Park Hyun-kyu recorded "Love Is..." for the soundtrack of the 2013 SBS drama The Heirs. In February 2016, Park Jang-hyun collaborated with Huh Gak for the song "Already Winter".[4]In June 2016, RBW announced that would debuted the four members vocal group, VROMANCE.[5]

2016–2017: Debut with The Action, Romance and Mix Nine[edit]

The group debuted on July 12, 2016, with the release of their first EP The Action and its title track "She", which they described as swing-inspired and funky.[6]

Vromance released their first digital single "Fishery Management" on September 14, 2016, which described as medium-tempo song with bright rhythmical guitar and brilliant chorus.[7]

Vromance released their second EP Romance on January 6, 2017, with the title track "I'm Fine", which has been described as heartwarming and traditional.[8] They also held a comeback show one day before their EP released.[9]

Vromance released their second digital single "Wake Me Up" on March 14, 2017.[10]

In October 2017, Park Hyun-kyu and Lee Chan-dong participated in YG Entertainment reality survival show Mix Nine and was pitted against other trainees from another company to secure a spot in YGE's new project group. However, they were eliminated in episode 10.

2018–present[edit]

On January 17, 2018 VRomance released their fifth studio single, Flower produced by Jungkey. There were little to no promotions for this particular single.

One month later on February 21, 2018 they followed up with their sixth single Star which also underwent little to no promotions.

On April 6, 2018 Vromance released their seventh single Oh My Season which they promoted on several music shows.

On May 25, 2018 they released an OST for the Korean adaption of the American television show Suits entitled Now.

On August 3, 2018 Vromance released their seventh single overall and final single of 2018 Basic Instinct which did not receive a music video or promotions.

On March 1, 2019 they released their eighth single 'Unlike' with little to no promotions.

On June 26, 2019 it was announced by RBW that Vromance would be returning with a comeback entitled 'You can lean on me'. The single is set to drop on June 27, 2019. All four members will be participating on the track despite HyunKyu's enlistment earlier in the month of June.

Members[edit]

  • Park Jang-hyun (Korean박장현) — Leader
  • Park Hyun-kyu (Korean박현규)
  • Lee Chan-dong (Korean이찬동)
  • Lee Hyun-seok (Korean이현석)

Members Jang-Hyun and Hyun-Kyu are currently enlisted in the military serving their mandatory two year enlistment. Jang-Hyun enlisted on April 26, 2019 while Hyun-kyu enlisted quietly earlier in the month of June 2019. Jang-Hyun is currently serving as a social worker.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album Details Peak chart
Positions
Sales
KOR
[11]
The Action
Track listing
  1. Introduce (featuring Basick)
  2. Old Lovers (오래된 연인들)
  3. She (여자 사람 친구)
  4. Bing (빙) (featuring Big Tray)
  5. Already Winter (Only JangHyun)
  6. She (여자 사람 친구) (instrumental)
28 567+[12]
Romance
Track listing
  1. I'm Fine
  2. Three Years Unemployed (삼년째 백수)
  3. Let's Not Break Up (헤어지지 말자)
  4. Thanks For Being Pretty (예뻐서 고마워)
  5. Fishery Management (어장관리)
32 657+[13]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
[14]
"She" (여자 사람 친구) 2016 The Action
"Fishery Management " (어장관리) N/A Romance
"I'm Fine" 2017
"Wake Up Call" (모닝콜) Non-album single
"Flower" (꽃) 2018
"Star" (별)
"Oh My Season" (오 나의 계절)
"Primordial Instinct" (원초적 본능)
"Unlike" (같은 밤 다른 느낌 | 가사) 2019
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaboration[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Sales Album
KOR
[16]
"Already Winter"

(with Huh Gak)[17]

2015 67
  • KOR:81,008+
Non-album single

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(DL)
Album Member(s)
KOR
[18]
"Love Is..." 2013 69 The Heirs OST Jang-hyun & Hyun-kyu
"Two People (두 사람)" 65 Jang-hyun
"Love Is... (acoustic ver.)" Hyun-kyu
"I Fall In Love"
(feat. Obroject)
2017 99 Strong Girl Bong-soon OST All
"Full of Wonders" Man to Man OST
"Now" 2018 Suits OST

References[edit]

  1. ^ "브로맨스 (VROMANCE)". Melon. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  2. ^ https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=311&aid=0000084434
  3. ^ https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=109&aid=0002636435
  4. ^ "[Album] Already Winter". Mwave. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  5. ^ https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=416&aid=0000188986
  6. ^ "RBW, 실력파 남성 보컬그룹 론칭… 브로맨스 7월초 정식 데뷔". Naver (in Korean). Sports World. June 27, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  7. ^ https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=312&aid=0000208250
  8. ^ "VROMANCE Reveals Their Goals For Upcoming Comeback". Soompi. January 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Vromance insist 'I'm Fine' with mellow new track". AllKpop. January 5, 2017.
  10. ^ https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=382&aid=0000548769
  11. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "2016년 07월 (July 2016) Album Chart".
  13. ^ "2017년 01월 (January 2017) Album Chart".
  14. ^ Charted songs:
  15. ^ "Download Chart - Week 29 of 2016". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). p. 4. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  16. ^ Charted songs:
  17. ^ Cumulative sales for "Already Winter":
  18. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  19. ^ Cumulative sales for "Love Is...":
  20. ^ Cumulative sales for "Two People":
  21. ^ "2017년 14주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.