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For the group that debuted in 2018, see Kingdom (2018 group).

Open the Gate KINGDOM! Hello, we are KINGDOM!

—KINGDOM

KINGDOM (킹덤) is a six-member boy group under GF Entertainment. Originally as seven, they debuted on February 18, 2021 with their first mini album History of Kingdom: PartⅠ. Arthur.[1]

History

2020: Pre-debut

On January 22, profile photos for the first three members: Dann, Louis and Chiwoo, were released.[2]

Arthur was revealed as the next member on April 17,[3] followed by Ivan on May 29,[4] Jahan on June 30.[5] and Mujin on July 31.[6]

2021: Debut with History Of Kingdom series

On the midnight of January 9, KINGDOM released their first teaser image titled "Gate Open D-40".[7] 12 hours later, the group released the first MV teaser for "Excalibur".[8]

In an interview with Hankyung, Ko Yoonyoung, the head of GF Entertainment, explained that the members represent the "seven kingdoms and seven kings", with the first album dealing with the story of King Arthur.[9]

The group released their debut mini album, History of Kingdom : PartⅠ. Arthur, at noon on February 18.[10]

On May 31, 2021, the group posted a teaser for their second mini album, History of Kingdom: PartⅡ. Chiwoo, which was released on July 1.[11]

On September 23, 2021, the group posted a teaser for their third mini album, History of Kingdom: PartⅢ. Ivan, which was released on October 21.[12]

2022: History of Kingdom: PartIV. Dann, Chiwoo's departure

On February 17, 2022, the group posted a teaser for their fourth mini album, History of Kingdom: PartⅣ. Dann, which will be released on March 17.[13] However, on March 14, 2022, it was announced that the album would be postponed to March 31, after members Arthur and Mujin tested positive for COVID-19.[14] The album was then released on March 31 with the title track "Acsension".

On May 25, GF Entertainment announced Chiwoo left the group and terminated his contract with them due to personal issues.[15]

Members

Each member represents a different kingdom.[16]

Name Representative Kingdom Position(s) Year(s) active
Dann (단) Kingdom of Change Leader, Main Vocalist 2020–present
Arthur (아서) Kingdom of Rain Main Dancer, Vocalist 2020–present
Mujin (무진) Kingdom of Cherry Blossoms Main Rapper, Vocalist 2020–present
Louis (루이) Kingdom of Beauty Lead Dancer, Vocalist 2020–present
Ivan (아이반) Kingdom of Snow Lead Vocalist 2020–present
Jahan (자한) Kingdom of Sun Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae 2020–present
Former
Chiwoo (치우) Kingdom of Cloud Rapper, Maknae 2020–2022

Discography

Mini albums

Awards and nominations

Year Recipient Award Won
Asia Artist Awards
2021 KINGDOM AAA Focus (Singer) Won[17]
Newsis Kpop Expo
2021 KINGDOM Hallyu Culture Daesang Won[18]

Trivia

  • Dann and Arthur are former members of VARSITY under their names Seungbo & Yunho.

Gallery

SNS

Miscellaneous

References

  1. (KR) Chosun.com: '18일 데뷔' 킹덤 프로듀서 "킹덤 돌파구는 세계관..블록버스터 영화 같은 모습 담을 것"
  2. KINGDOM on Twitter: KINGDOM Profile (January 22, 2020)
  3. KINGDOM on Twitter: #킹덤유튜브 채널이 오픈되었습니다!! 방금 오픈 메세지가 담긴 킹덤의 첫 영상이 업로드되었어요 앞으로 유튜브를 통해 킹덤의 다양한 모습을 많이 보여드릴 예정이니, 킹메이커분들의 많은 관심과 사랑 부탁드립니다! (April 17, 2020)
  4. KINGDOM on Twitter: 오늘 인스타 라방과 새 멤버 ‘아이반(IVAN)’ 어떠셨나요? 앞으로도 아이반과 함께할 킹덤의 새로운 소식과 활동 많이 기대해주세요! (May 29, 2020)
  5. KINGDOM on Twitter: 킹메이커 여러분! 짧았지만 오늘 인스타 라방과 새 멤버 ‘자한(JAHAN)’ 어떠셨나요? 앞으로도 자한과 함께할 킹덤의 새로운 소식과 활동 많이 기대해주세요! (June 30, 2020)
  6. KINGDOM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KINGDOM_GFent/status/1289121583403958273 (July 31, 2020)
  7. KINGDOM on Twitter: Gate Open D-40 (January 9, 2021)
  8. KINGDOM on Twitter: KINGDOM(킹덤) ‘Excalibur’ MV Teaser 1 (Meteor Ver.) (January 9, 2021)
  9. (KR) Hankyung: 킹덤, 뭐가 다를까…프로듀서가 직접 밝혔다 #세계관 #7명의 왕
  10. MunHwaNews: New group Kingdom, debut with lead single "EXCALIBUR"
  11. KINGDOM on Twitter (May 31, 2021)
  12. KINGDOM on Twitter (September 23, 2021)
  13. KINGDOM on Twitter (February 17, 2022)
  14. KINGDOM on Twitter: 안녕하세요. GF엔터테인먼트 입니다. (March 14, 2022)
  15. Soompi: KINGDOM Announces Chiwoo Is Leaving The Group
  16. Bandwagon: Introducing: KINGDOM on their royal concept – from creating a fictional universe to representing historical kings
  17. Soompi: Winners Of The 2021 Asia Artist Awards
  18. Allkpop: Seventeen, Oh My Girl, and LOONA win awards at the 2021 Newsis K-Expo

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