Girl Group of the Week: Boys World

Boys World for Mantrum

Boys World Profile

Boys World [Best Of Your Self] Members: Social Media + : Members:

Boys World is a 5-member American girl group under KYN Entertainment. They debuted in 2020 with their single Girlfriends.

In 2019, the members of the group, Elana Caceres, Lillian Kay, Queenie Villaluz, Makhyli Simpson, and Olivia Ruby, were scouted by KYN Entertainment, through their singing videos on various social media platforms. They were then moved to LA where they would buy a house and start producing their music. The group was fully formed in April of 2019.

In September 2020, the group made a “teaser single” titled please hold to tease their debut single which would release later that year. Girlfriends would release in October, marking the groups official debut.

In January of 2021 the group releases their second single Wingman. Their 3rd single, Tiptoe would be released in March. In April, they then released their first EP album While You Were Out and the music video Relapse. Their 4th single, All Me, would release in May, and their 5th, Something in the Water, in August.

In 2022, the group releases their 6th single, So What, in July.

In 2023, their 7th single, Mantrum, was released in January.

GGP’s list of amazing nugu releases from 2018

2018 was a year full of one hit wonders and funky songs! With big groups releasing some of their most memorable songs, here is GGP’s list of nugu releases that we still listen to in the year 2023!

Heart Ppyeong – Sugar Tint

Ahh my one hit wonder girls. They dropped my favorite 80’s themed hit and then disappeared.

Hi Five – Cherry On Top

2018 nugu girls really had SOMETHING in their music that hit different. This song definitely was on my most played in 2018.

Mmook Jji Bba – Saturday

This song is what made me a Sunday. SD give them a comeback please.

Crazy Gone Crazy – Berry Good Heart Heart

Berry Good dropped this unit on us, and we did not appreciate them the way we should have.

I Mean – UNI.T

Best disbandment song of 2018. They deserved so much more though.

The Boots – Gugudan

The entirety of Cait Sith was amazing and Jellyfish can rot for letting the girls sit in the basement.

Blue Moon – Gyeongree

Her solo debut was exactly what we needed in 2018.

Grapes – Busters (Beta)

This was my single most played song in 2018. The concept fits this era of Busters so well! You can references to things in 2018 that were viral (Jooe’s iconic Topicana commercial being the most prominent one)

Kemi – GGB

This song is such an ear worm! The concept is super cute too!

Some You’ll Be Mine – Nature

AHHH i love this song so much! Its such a classic Nature song and embodies the cute & funky concept of early Nature so much! Nature using the concept change that so many kpop artists today are using in their second release ever!!

On Air – We Girls

This is another song that was on my replay list for 2018. The music video is also super pretty!

Dream Note – DreamNote

Another group that embodies the cute & quirky sound of 2018 ggs! Dreamnote’s debut was amazing!!

Hey Leader – HOLICS

This choreo was so hard to learn for 2018 me. I love the outfits and the girls hair styles a lot in this MV

Wake Me Up – BlueFox

With this being the only song the group released, I hate that it never got the love it deserved! Another one hit wonder for the list

Pang Pang Pang – Hint

I hate that this didnt get a proper mv but this song is still in my heart anyway!

What The Heck – Sha Sha

As ShaSha’s disbandment song, this one was a banger. Its so cute and bubbly!

Im Your Girl? – Khan

I’m Your Girl not making Khan the hit duo of 2018 is a travesty. Both girls did amazing for this release and I miss them. A 3rd one hit wonder for this list

Log In – Aqua

This group has SO much potential! I love the concept behind their group!

Iriwa – PinkFantasy

The debut track of one of my favorite groups! Iriwa is so fun and is also such a good introduction to their sound.

Yellow Pink – Lipbubble

I feel like if I describe this song as “pink lemonade” that makes complete sense.

Maemmaeya – Purple (Hashtag)

This unit is so good!! I love the MV and the song a bunch! Excited to see the full group comeback later this year.

Woo Woo – DIA

With this being their last release with Jenny, who was my bias at the time, this song holds a special place in my heart.

Sugar Cake – CoCo

This song was stuck in my head for a full year after it came out! The dance version is also so cute!

Bibidi Babidi Boo – Honey Popcorn

The backlash this group did not stop them from making a certified banger of a debut album!

DDu Ru DDu PPa Ra PPa – ShaFla

And if I said this was my favorite ShaFla track, I wouldnt be wrong!

Prince – YJIG

One Hit Wonders hit different! The dance is super cute and all the members are adorable! I’m glad a few got to redebut!

Oh! My Mistake – April

The outfits, the mv, the concept, this comeback was amazing! I’m also a sucker for a retro sound!

Puzzle Moon – GWSN

This debut was one that I didnt know I needed but I’m glad I got to experience! This whole album is an amazing debut album that got to show a bit of what the girls were able to bring in later albums.

Touch – SoRi

Literally my top played soloist in 2018. She helped finish the year out with a masterpiece!

Link to the playlist in Spotify and Youtube format:

*Spotify is missing GBB’s Kemi & Lip Bubble’s Yellow Pink. Cherry On Top’s Hi Five is unavailable in some countries.

Isiliel Profile

isiliel – Seian Kengen

Isiliel (イシリエル) | Tsukishiro Himari (月城ひまり)


  • Real Name:
  • Other Names: Tsukishiro Himari (月城ひまり)
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-03-21
  • Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: 169.8cm
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Formerly in: Bakuon Dolls Syndrome
  • Also in: NECRONOMIDOL as Tsukishiro Himari (月城ひまり)

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NECRONOMIDOL Profile

R-L: Hamari, Hisui, Malin, Meica

NECRONOMIDOL [ネクロノマイドル]

  • Formed | Debut (Y-M-D): 14-02-/ | 14-06-01
  • Hiatus Since: 22-08-30
  • Label: IMPERIET IV
  • Music Videos:
  • Albums:
    • Japanese:
      • Singles: Ikotsu Mofubuki (2014), Reikon Shoumetsu (2014), Etranger (2015), Exitium (2015), DAWNSLAYER (2017), STRANGE AEONS (2018)
      • Digital Singles: TUPILAQ (2020), santa sangre (2020)
      • Mini Albums: from chaos born (2016)
      • EPs: boundless wounds (Necronomidol x Nemlesss Split EP) (2018), Scions of the Blasted Heath (2019)
      • Limited CDs: Cthulu Shoujo Sentai Theme (2015), LE TOUT EN UN ET UN EN TOUT (2016), re;darkness (2018), SARNATH (2019), TUPILAQ (2020), santa sangre (2020), cursebreaker EP (2021), l’appel du vide (2022)
      • Full Albums: Nemesis (2016) DEATHLESS (2017), VOIDHYM (2018), vämjelseriter (2021)
  • Fan Name: N/A
  • Logo:

Members:

  • Joined: 17-01-05
  • Stage Name (JPN): Tsukishiro Himari (月城ひまり)
  • Color: midnight/witching hour
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-03-21
  • Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: 169.8cm
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Formerly in: Bakuon Dolls Syndrome
  • Also in: Solo as Isiliel

Former Members:

  • From: Debut – January 9, 2015
  • Stage Name (JPN): Henmi Sera (逸見静羅)
  • Color: crimson
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 98-09-24
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: B
  • Now in: Ripuka -Hot Heat Heat- (left), 8WIZARD (left) as Hazuki Sera
  • From: Debut – April 26, 2015
  • Stage Name (JPN): Tachibana Ruu (橘涙雨)
  • Color: turquoise
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-01-27
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Now in: 15Germ (left) as Miyamoto Ruu
  • From: May 11, 2015 – October 16, 2016
  • Stage Name (JPN): Kusaka Karen (久坂華恋)
  • Color: dream
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-01-27
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Now in: 15Germ (left) as Miyamoto Ruu
  • From: January 5, 2015 – November 26, 2016
  • Stage Name (JPN): Tsukumo Hotaru (九十九ほたる)
  • Color: light purple
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-12-28
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • From: Debut – January 7, 2019
  • Stage Name (JPN): Sari (瑳里)
  • Color: transparent
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 97-01-15
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: B
  • Now in: Solo
  • From: Debut – January 7, 2019
  • Stage Name (JPN): Yotsuyu Hina (夜露ひな)
  • Color: blood
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-06-08
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: A
  • Now in: MANACLE as Takatsuji Hina
  • From: January 13, 2019 – September 28, 2019
  • Stage Name (JPN): Kenbishi Kunogi (剣菱くのぎ)
  • Color: futarishizuka
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 00-09-25
  • Birthplace: Kanegawa, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: O
  • Formerly in: Gekijouban Kokiken Teikoku as Kunoji Hibiki, Mu Lilium
  • Now in: Chouzetsu Venom-chan (left), POMÜM (left), Gekijouban Kokiken Teikoku (left) as Kunogi Haruno
  • From: Debut – March 16, 2020
  • Stage Name (JPN): Kakizaki Risaki (柿崎李咲)
  • Color: azalea/crimson
  • Position: Ace (debut to 2019) & Leader
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 91-10-25
  • Birthplace: Aomori, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: 159cm
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Formerly in: Winning Girls (unit) (left) as Hashimoto Misaki
  • Now in: MANACLE, Solo in reddish
  • From: November 2, 2016 – March 16, 2020
  • Stage Name (JPN): Imaizumi Rei (今泉怜)
  • Color: dawn
  • Position: Ace (2019-withdrawl)
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-02-17
  • Birthplace: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Now in: MANACLE as Imaizumi Ray
  • From: January 13, 2019 – March 16, 2020
  • Stage Name (JPN): Michelle (みしぇる)
  • Color: sea foam green
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 00-01-15
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Now in: Solo as AI Michelle, The Devil’s Killing Merry-Go-Round/DevilKill as Michelle Noir
  • From: May 1, 2020 – April 4, 2021
  • Stage Name (JPN): Rukawa Shiki (流川慈綺)
  • Color: chinese bellflower
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 00-01-15
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • From: May 1, 2020 – April 4, 2021
  • Stage Name (JPN): Toda Roa (兎蛇髏亞)
  • Color: dusk
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-08-30
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: B
  • Now in: Zero Project’s Z5-A3 unit (left), Woven’s (left)
  • From: April 25, 2021 – June 21, 2021
  • Stage Name (JPN): Hoshizora Maria (星空真理天)
  • Color: pink
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-10-10
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • From: May 1, 2020 – November 11, 2021
  • Stage Name (JPN): Kamino Nana (神乃菜愛)
  • Color: deep crimson
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 99-05-03
  • Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Formerly in: HYSTERIC JAPAN as NaNa
  • Now in: Akatsuki No Aria as Kugami Nana
  • From: December 5, 2021 – April 26, 2022
  • Stage Name (JPN): Amou Towa (天羽永遠)
  • Color: black
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-12-21
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • From: June 20, 2022 – fired August 10, 2022
  • Stage Name (JPN): Kurogane Hisui (鐵妃粋)
  • Color: black
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-02-07
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • From: April 25, 2021 – August 30, 2022
  • Stage Name (JPN): Mochinaga Meica (望永明花)
  • Color: urayanagi
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-12-05
  • Birthplace: N/A, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • From: April 25, 2021 – August 30, 2022
  • Stage Name (JPN): Kozakura Malin (小桜麻鈴)
  • Color: tangerine
  • Real Name:
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): /-08-14
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Height: 150cm
  • Blood Type: A
  • Formerly in: Kimi Dokusen Ryouiki & PEEK-A-BOO!!! as Kozakura Malin
  • Now in: RILISREVERSE as Kansen

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February 2023: Comebacks/Debuts/Disbandments

Love in the Air! All February Comebacks/Debuts/Disbandments etc will be located here! If I miss something, please let me know in the comments!

All entries are listed as: (Group Name – Album Name/Title Track Language [Extra]) *note if the title track and the album name are the same I’ll only use ‹Title Track›*

Comebacks/Debuts:

C: Chinese, K: Korean, E: English, T: Thai, O: Other

  • 14th
    • LIMELIGHT – Love & Happiness K [DEBUT]
    • TRI.BE – W.A.Y (We Are Young) K

  • TBA
    • STAYC
    • TRI.BE
    • Fifty Fifty

  • Upcoming/Announced
    • APINK – (March 2023)
    • NiziU (March 8th 2023)
    • Kep1er (March 15 2023) [Album]
    • HASHTAG (April 2023)
    • Alice (Spring 2023)
    • Kei – Solo album
    • Doah (Fanatics) – Solo Album
    • TheBlackLabel NGG

Disbandments/Line Up Changes:

xöoos Profile

xooos – naked

xöoos (xooos) [수스]

  • Formerly: INA (인아)
  • Debut (Y-M-D): [As INA] 17-01-03 | [As xooos] 23-01-12
  • Label: WAVY
  • Music Videos:
  • Albums:
    • Korean:
      • Digital Single: [As INA] Rainbow (2017), Love Doll (2017), Naked (2022)
  • Fan Name: N/A
  • Logo:

  • Former Stage Name: INA (인아)
  • Real Name: Kim Sooyeon (김수연)
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 94-05-07
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: 172cm
  • Blood Type: O

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LuvLike Profile

L-R: Anna, Trùng Dương, Thu Nga, Nini

LuvLike

  • Debut (Y-M-D): 22-11-04
  • Label: Entertainment
  • Music Videos:
  • Albums:
    • Vietnamese:
      • Digital Single: Ting Ting Ting (2022)
  • Fan Name: LUVer
  • Logo:

Members:

  • Stage Name: Trùng Dương
  • Position: Leader, Lead Vocal
  • Real Name: Nguyên Hồ Trùng Dương
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 99-12-03
  • Nationality: Vietnamese
  • Height: 158cm
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Formerly in: SGO48
  • Stage Name: Nini
  • Position: Main Rap
  • Real Name: Ngô Thị Cẩm Nhi
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 00-08-12
  • Nationality: Vietnamese
  • Height: 160cm
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Formerly in: SGO48
  • Stage Name: Anna
  • Position: Main Vocal, Visual
  • Real Name: Trần Cát Tường
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 00-09-25
  • Nationality: Vietnamese
  • Height: 160cm
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Formerly in: SGO48
  • Stage Name: Thu Nga
  • Position: Main Dance, Youngest
  • Real Name: Lê Thị Thu Nga
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 03-12-25
  • Nationality: Vietnamese
  • Height: 160cm
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Formerly in: SGO48

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Soloist Of The Week: HEZZ

HEZZ – Mellow Entertainment profile photo

HEZZ (Hong Euijin) Profile

HEZZ [헤즈] Debut (Y-M-D): 22-03-03Label: Mellow EntertainmentMusic Videos: Korean MVs: The 8th Spring (여덟 번째 봄), I Knew I Love (사랑하게 될 줄 알았어), Churup!Albums: Korean: The 8th Spring [Single Album], I Knew I Love (사랑하게 될 줄 알았어) [Digital Single], Churup! [Single Album]Fan Name: HONG-CHA (홍차)Logo:…

HEZZ, also known as Hong Euijin, is a soloist under Mellow Entertainment. She debuted as a soloist in March of 2022, and is a former member of 2 other girl groups.

In 2014, she was introduced (while going by her real name, Euijin) as a member of the girl group Sonamoo, under the company TS Entertainment. She would debut with the group in December of that year, with the album and title track, Deja Vu.

In October of 2017, TS Entertianment announced that Euijin would be participating in the idol reboot show, The Unit, which was meant to give second chances to idols that had previously debuted but had failed to make a breakthrough. Euijin was the only TS female trainee to make it onto the show. The show aired from October until February of 2018. She would be sitting out from any Sonamoo activities while filming the show.

In 2018, after ranking #1 in the finals of the show, Euijin was allowed to debut in the winning female group, UNI.T, alongside the other 8 winning female contestants, in May of 2018. They debuted with the mini album Line and the title track No More (넘어). UNI.T would disband that October, after 5 months of promotions.

In January of 2021, it was announced that TS Entertainment would be shutting down, with no news of the groups status. Later that September, Euijin had announced that she would be signing to Mellow Entertainment (marking her leave from Sonamoo) and would be debuting as a soloist soon.

In 2022, she announced that she would be debuting as a soloist under her real name Hong Euijin. On March 3rd, her solo debut digital single, The 8th Spring, was released. In April she released her 2nd digital single, I Knew I Love (2022), which was a remake of a 2006 Shin Hyobum song. That July she had made the announcement that she would be changing her stage name to HEZZ and would be releasing her first single album, CHURUP!.

Elado Profile

L-R: Haejun, Nahyun, Jiwon, Jwoni, Haeju

Elado (helado = Ice Cream) [엘라도]

  • Debut (Y-M-D): Cancelled
  • Label: AO Entertainment
  • Music Videos:
    • Korean MVs:
  • Albums:
    • Korean:
      • Digital Single: Do It [Pre-debut] (2017)
  • Fan Name:
  • Logo:

Members:

  • Stage Name (Hangul): Haejun (해준)
  • Position: N/A
  • Real Name: Woo Hyejun (우혜준)
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 02-05-07
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: 170cm
  • Blood Type: A
  • Now in: Nature as Uchae
  • Stage Name (Hangul): Jiwon (지원)
  • Position: N/A
  • Real Name: Hur Jiwon (허지원)
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 02-08-21
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Now in: Primrose as Ruby
  • Stage Name (Hangul): Jwoni (주니)
  • Position: Leader
  • Real Name: Lee Juwon (이주원)
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 02-/-/
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Now in: YOURS (Predebut)
  • Stage Name (Hangul): Nahyun (나현)
  • Position: Visual
  • Real Name: Kim Nahyun (김나현 )
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 04-/-/
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A
  • Now in: Dancer
  • Stage Name (Hangul): Haeju (해주)
  • Position: Maknae
  • Real Name: Woo Haeju (우해주)
  • Birthday (Y-M-D): 04-/-/
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: N/A
  • Blood Type: N/A

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  • Homepage – Fan Café
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