Golden Child (골든차일드) is a 10-member boy group under Woollim Entertainment. Originally with 11 members, they debuted on August 28, 2017 with their first mini album Gol-Cha!.

History

Pre-debut

Six of the members were introduced through Woollim's W PROJECT which showcased their trainees through a series of releases. Joo Chan and trainee So Yoon released a collaboration single titled "No One Like You" on January 20, 2017. The following month, Jang Jun and Young Taek released the single "Drought". In March, Dae Yeol, Jae Seok, and Dong hyun were introduced as a performance unit.

2017: Debut with Gol-Cha!

On May 14, Woollim announced the name of their upcoming boy group to be "Golden Child".[1] The group officially debuted on August 28 with the release of their first mini album Gol-Cha! with "DamDaDi" as the title track.

2018: Jae Seok's departure, Miracle, "Goldenness", and Wish

On January 7, Woollim released a statement, announcing that member Jaeseok would leave the group due to health issues.[2]

Later that month, the group had their first comeback with the release of their second mini album Miracle on January 28 with "It's U" as the title track.

2019: "Spring Again", Re-boot

Golden Child released their first special single, "Spring Again", on May 2.

On November 18, the group returned with their first full-length album Re-boot with "Wannabe" as the title track.

2020: First solo concert, Without You, Road to Kingdom, Take a Leap, Now, and "Pump It Up"

The group held their first solo concert, Future and Past, on January 18 and 19 at the Blue Square IMarket Hall in Yongsan-gu, Seoul.[3] At midnight on January 20, a comeback trailer was released for their first album repackage titled Without You, which was released on the 29th.[4]

On March 20, Mnet confirmed the 7 boy groups participating in Road to Kingdom with Golden Child being one of them. The premiere date was then set to be on April 30.[5] During the 90 seconds performances, they danced to "Beginning" to introduce themself and ranked fourth.[6] During the first round, which was to perform a "king's melody", they had covered "T.O.P" by SHINHWA and ranked fifth during the second round.[7][8] During the second round, which was to perform your own song, they performed "Wannabe" with a violin performance by Joo Chan in between.[9] They had ranked seventh during the second round, which was determined 30% by the contestants and 70% through votes of an online audience. Unfortunately, through a cumulative score of the first and second round, Golden Child had placed seventh and was eliminated in the fifth episode.[10]

On June 8, a comeback trailer was released teasing their fourth mini album Take a Leap. The track list was revealed on June 13 and the album was released on June 23.[11]

Golden Child held their first online concert, Golden Child Ontact Concert - Now, on September 13. A teaser video was played during the concert, revealing the group would be making a comeback on October 7.[12][13] On September 23, a promotion schedule was released for their second single album "Pump It Up".

Members

Name Position(s) Years active
Dae Yeol (대열) Leader, Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist 2017–present
Y (와이) Main Vocalist, Visual 2017–present
Jang Jun (장준) Main Rapper, Vocalist 2017–present
TAG (태그) Main Rapper, Vocalist 2017–present
Seung Min (승민) Lead Vocalist 2017–present
Jae Hyun (재현) Vocalist 2017–present
Ji Beom (지범) Lead Vocalist, Visual 2017–present
Dong Hyun (동현) Main Dancer, Vocalist 2017–present
Joo Chan (주찬) Main Vocalist 2017–present
Bo Min (보민) Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual, Face of The Group, Maknae 2017–present
Former
Jae Seok (재석) Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual 2017–2018

Discography

Studio albums

Mini albums

Single albums

Special singles

Collaborations

OSTs

  • "20th Century Boy and Girl OST Part.3" (2017)

Filmography

Reality shows

Concerts

Gallery

References

  1. Soompi: Woollim Entertainment Announces Name For New Upcoming Idol Group
  2. Soompi: Golden Child's Jaeseok Announces Departure From Group Due To Health Reasons
  3. Chosun: 골든차일드, 과거→미래 담은 첫 콘서트...올라이브로 입증한 기특한 성장 [종합]
  4. YouTube: 골든차일드(Golden Child) 1st Album Repackage (Without You) Comeback Trailer
  5. Soompi: Update: Mnet Confirms Lineup of 7 Boy Groups Who Will Compete In “Road To Kingdom” + Premiere Date
  6. Soompi: “Road To Kingdom” Has Begun: Check Out The 1st Episode’s Rankings, Rules For Eliminations And Advancing To “Kingdom,” Performances, And More
  7. Soompi: Watch: “Road To Kingdom” Contestants Kick Off 1st Round With Covers Of SHINee, SEVENTEEN, TVXQ, And More
  8. Soompi: Watch: “Road To Kingdom” Continues 1st Round And Announces Rankings + PENTAGON Tearfully Stages Last Performance Before Jinho’s Enlistment
  9. Soompi: Watch: ONF, Golden Child, ONEUS, VERIVERY, TOO, And The Boyz Stage Intense Performances For “Road To Kingdom” 2nd Round
  10. Soompi: Watch: “Road To Kingdom” Announces 1st Elimination, Reveals 2nd Round Rankings, And Begins Collaboration Mission
  11. Soompi: Update: Golden Child Reveals New Details About June Comeback Through “Take A Leap” Track List
  12. Allkpop: Golden Child announce their first online live concert, 'NOW'
  13. Soompi: Golden Child Makes Surprise Comeback Announcement
  14. Soompi: Mnet Confirms Lineup of 7 Boy Groups Who Will Compete In Road to Kingdom

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