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Not to be confused with DKZ.

Move the crowd! Hello, we are DKB!
(Move the crowd! 안녕하세요, DKB입니다!)

—DKB

DKB (다크비) is an eight-member boy group under Brave Entertainment. Originally as nine, they debuted on February 3, 2020 with the mini album Youth.

Their name is short for "Dark Brown Eyes."

History[]

2019: Pre-debut[]

On September 30, 2019, a group twitter account for Brave Entertainment was launched along with a teaser image.[1]

On October 25, a promotional film titled "Move the Crowd" was released.[1] Individual films were released periodically in the following order from October 28 to November 26: E-Chan,[2] D1,[3] Lune,[4] Heechan,[5] GK,[6] Junseo,[7] Teo,[8] Yuku,[9] and Harry-June.[10] The second promotional film "Keep Your Head Up" was released on November 28.[11]

On December 3, individual film behind photos were released for E-Chan,[12] D1,[13] and Lune.[14] The next day, individual film behind photos were released for Heechan,[15] GK,[16] and Junseo.[17] The remaining photos for Teo,[18] Yuku,[19] and Harry-June[20] were released on December 5.

Footage of the members in the studio and practice room were uploaded on December 10 and December 13, respectively.[21][22] On December 17, footage of them at the study room was released.[23] On December 19, 24, 27, and 31, a four part footage video titled "Overnight" was released.[24][25][26][27]

2020: Debut with Youth, Love, Japanese debut, Growth[]

They continued to upload footage clips and dance videos on their YouTube channel.

On January 15, 2020, the first teaser photo for their debut mini album Youth was released.[28] A scheduler was released the next day with the track list being released the day after that.[29][30] Their fan cafe was opened on January 18.[31] The member's individual teaser photos were released in sets of three each day from January 19 to January: E-Chan,[32] D1,[33] and Lune,[34] GK, Heechan, and Harry-June,[35] and Teo, Junseo, and Yuku.[36] Three group concept photos were released on January 22.[37] Individual concept films for Lune, D1, and GK were released on January 27 for their title track "Sorry Mama".[38] The next day, individual concept films for E-Chan, Harry-June, and Heechan were released.[39] On January 29, the final individual concept films were released for Teo, Junseo, and Yuku.[40] The music video teaser for "Sorry Mama" was released on January 30 with the highlight medley for the album being released the next day.[41][42] The group finally made their debut on February 3 with the release of their mini album Youth. On the same day, the music video for "Sorry Mama" was released.[43]

On May 7, a teaser photo was released of the group announcing their first comeback set for May 25.[44] On May 10, a group teaser photo was released, also announcing that the second mini album will be titled Love.[45] A scheduler was released on May 11.[46] From May 12 to May 20, individual teaser photos were released everyday in the following order: E-Chan, D1, GK, Lune, Yuku, Harry-June, Heechan, Teo, and Junseo. A choreography spoiler clip was also released on May 16.[47] Another group teaser photo was released on May 20 with the track list being released the next day.[48][49]

On May 25, the same day as the album's release, the group announced their official fandom name to be "BB".[50]

Their first Japanese mini album, Youth, which includes all 5-track of their debut album plus the Japanese version of "Sorry Mama", was released on July 29, 2020.

On October 11, a teaser photo was released of the group announcing their comeback.[51] Their third mini album, Growth, was released on October 26, 2020.[52]

2021: The Dice is Cast, "Rollercoaster"[]

On March 11, 2021, the group teased their upcoming comeback.[53] Their first studio album, The Dice is Cast, was released on March 30.

On June 15, DKB was revealed to be a part of the line up for the 2021 Dream Concert. The online concert then occurred on June 26.[54]

On October 15, the group released a teaser for their first single album, "Rollercoaster", which was released on October 28.[55]

2022: Rebel, Autumn[]

On April 15, the group released a teaser for their fourth mini album, Rebel, which was released on April 28.[56]

On August 12, the group released a teaser for their fifth mini album, Autumn, which was released on August 25.[57]

2023: Peak Time, Japanese comeback with Rebel, I Need Love, We Love You, "The Wave", Teo's departure, Hip[]

On January 21, it was confirmed that DKB will partake in JTBC's Peak Time. Their silhouette was revealed through a performance of "The Real" (Heung ver.)" by ATEEZ.[58]

On February 20, the group announced their plans to release their second Japanese mini album, Rebel, which was released on April 11.[59]

On the last Peak Time episode that aired on April 19, DKB finished in fourth place of the show.[60]

On May 24, Brave Entertainment announced that DKB is preparing for a new album, aiming for a comeback sometime in June.[61] A few days later, the group released a teaser for their sixth mini album, I Need Love, which was released on June 14.[62]

On August 1, the group released a teaser for the repackage of their sixth mini album, We Love You, which was released on August 14.[63]

DKB released their first digital single, "The Wave", on September 21, as the theme song for Korea's 104th National Sports Festival and the 43rd National Sports Festival for the Disabled.

On October 23, 2023, Brave Entertainment announced that DKB were preparing a new album, with the aim of releasing it sometime in November.[64]

On November 6, Brave Entertainment announced that Teo would be leaving the group after getting caught by the police for DUI on October 30 and getting his license revoked. This resulted in reorganizing DKB with the new lineup of the remaining eight members, however, the new album would still be released as previously scheduled.[65] On November 12, the group dropped a coming soon teaser for their seventh mini album Hip, set for release on November 30.[66]

2024: Urban Ride[]

On July 2, 2024, Brave Entertainment announced that DKB will be making a comeback with their eighth mini album in mid-July.[67] On July 8, the group released a promotion scheduler for their eighth mini album, Urban Ride, which was released on July 17.[68]

Members[]

Name Position(s) Years active
E-Chan (이찬) Co-Leader, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper 2019–present
D1 (디원) Co-Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Acrobatic 2019–present
GK (지케이) Main Rapper 2019–present
Heechan (희찬) Main Dancer, Sub Rapper, Sub Vocalist 2019–present
Lune (룬) Lead Vocalist, Visual, Center 2019–present
Junseo (준서) Main Dancer, Main Vocalist, Sub Rapper, DJ 2019–present
Yuku (유쿠) Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, DJ 2019–present
Harry-June (해리준) Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Maknae 2019–present
Former
Teo (테오) Main Vocalist, Acrobatic 2019–2023[65]

Discography[]

Korean[]

Studio albums[]

Mini albums[]

Single albums[]

Digital singles[]

Participation releases[]

Other releases[]

  • "Bestie" (2022)

Japanese[]

Mini albums[]

Digital singles[]

Concerts[]

U.S. tours[]

North/South American tours[]

World tours[]

Concerts participation[]

  • KCON 2022 Japan (2022)[72]
  • Ikonyx Concert 2024 (2024)[73]

Filmography[]

Reality shows[]

  • DKB United (Mnet, 2022)
  • Peak Time (JTBC, 2023)

Awards and nominations[]

Year Recipient Award Won
Asia Music Awards
2021 DKB AAA Focus (Singer) Won[74]
Soribada Best K-Music Awards
2020 DKB Next Artist Award Won[75]

Gallery[]

Main article: DKB/Gallery

Notes[]

  1. Only E-Chan and GK are featured in the song.
  2. Only Teo and Lune are featured in the song.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Soompi: Update: Brave Entertainment Releases 1st Teaser Video For Upcoming Boy Group DKB
  2. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: October 28, 2019 tweet)
  3. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: October 31, 2019 tweet)
  4. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: November 5, 2019 tweet)
  5. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: November 7, 2019 tweet)
  6. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: November 12, 2019 tweet)
  7. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: November 14, 2019 tweet)
  8. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: November 19, 2019 tweet)
  9. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: November 21, 2019 tweet)
  10. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: November 26, 2019 tweet)
  11. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: November 28, 2019 tweet)
  12. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 3, 2019 tweet)
  13. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 3, 2019 tweet)
  14. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 3, 2019 tweet)
  15. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 4, 2019 tweet)
  16. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 4, 2019 tweet)
  17. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 4, 2019 tweet)
  18. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 5, 2019 tweet)
  19. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 5, 2019 tweet)
  20. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 5, 2019 tweet)
  21. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 10, 2019 tweet)
  22. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 13, 2019 tweet)
  23. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 17, 2019 tweet)
  24. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 19, 2019 tweet)
  25. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 24, 2019 tweet)
  26. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 27, 2019 tweet)
  27. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: December 31, 2019 tweet)
  28. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: January 15, 2020 tweet)
  29. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: January 16, 2020 tweet)
  30. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: January 17, 2020 tweet)
  31. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: January 18, 2020 tweet)
  32. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: January 19, 2020 tweet)
  33. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: January 19, 2020 tweet)
  34. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: January 19, 2020 tweet)
  35. Allkpop: Rookie boy group DKB unleashes dark debut concept photos of members GK, Heechan, & Harry June
  36. Allkpop: DKB release brooding teaser images of members Yuku, Junseo, & Teo
  37. Allkpop: Brave Entertainment's new rookie boy group DKB is ready to pick a fight in group debut concept photos
  38. Allkpop: DKB's Lune, D1, & GK bring out their individual charms in their 'Sorry Mama' debut concept films
  39. Allkpop: DKB's E-Chan, Harry June, & Heechan say 'Sorry Mama' in powerful debut concept films
  40. Allkpop: DKB's Yuku, Junseo, & Teo go rogue in their individual debut concept films
  41. Allkpop: DKB make a fiery entrance in group version MV teaser for 'Sorry Mama'
  42. Allkpop: Listen to the highlight medley for DKB's debut mini album 'Youth'
  43. Soompi: Watch: Brave Entertainment Boy Group DKB Is Young And Rebellious In Debut MV For “Sorry Mama”
  44. Allkpop: DKB confirm their first comeback since debut with a rainy teaser photo
  45. Allkpop: Rookie boy group DKB to make their first comeback with 2nd mini-album 'LOVE'
  46. Allkpop: DKB reveals full teaser schedule for second mini-album 'LOVE'
  47. Allkpop: DKB reveals choreography spoiler and Harry-June's individual photo for 2nd mini-album 'Love'
  48. Allkpop: DKB change up the mood with a powerful group teaser image for 'Love'
  49. Allkpop: DKB reveal their 2nd mini album tracklist, with title song 'Still' composed by Brave Brothers
  50. Hellokpop: DKB Wraps A Cute Gift To Fans By Unveiling An Adorable Official Fandom Name
  51. Allkpop: DKB announce comeback with mysterious teaser image
  52. Allkpop: Check out the teaser schedule for DKB's 3rd mini album comeback
  53. Allkpop: DKB tease comeback in black and white
  54. Soompi: 2021 Dream Concert Announces Lineup + To Now Be Held Online
  55. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: October 15, 2021 tweet)
  56. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: April 15, 2022 tweet)
  57. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter: August 12, 2022 tweet)
  58. YouTube: [피크타임 D-45] 《세븐틴 - 숨이 차)》♪ | 〈피크타임〉 2/15 (수) 저녁 8시 50분 첫 방송
  59. @DKB_japan on Twitter (February 20, 2023)
  60. Soompi: Watch: “Peak Time” Announces Its Final Winner After Thrilling Live Performances
  61. Soompi: DKB Announces 1st Comeback Since Placing 4th On “Peak Time”
  62. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter (May 29, 2023)
  63. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter (August 1, 2023)
  64. (KR) Naver: 다크비가 돌아온다
  65. 65.0 65.1 Soompi: DKB’s Teo Leaves The Group Following DUI
  66. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter (November 12, 2023)
  67. (KR) Newsen: 다크비, 7월 컴백 대전 합류‥진화한 음악적 역량 예고[공식]
  68. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter (July 2, 2024)
  69. (KR) 다크비, 6월 첫 단독 미국 투어 개최…본격 글로벌 행보
  70. (KR) 다크비, '그랜드 아메리카 투어' 펼친다
  71. @DKB_BRAVE on Twitter (June 3, 2024)
  72. (KR) YTN: 'KCON 2022 JAPAN' 2차 라인업…에이티즈·투바투 합류
  73. @ikonyx_live on Twitter (March 21, 2024)
  74. Soompi: Winners Of The 2021 Asia Artist Awards
  75. Soompi: Winners Of 2020 Soribada Best K-Music Awards

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