Everything About JYP Entertainment’s Chinese Group, Boy Story: Profile, Facts, Discography, etc

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Boy Story (男孩的故事), the First JYP Entertainment’s Chinese boy band

Boy Story is the first Chinese band derived from the collaboration between JYP Entertainment and the Chinese music label, Tencent Music Entertainment (TME). The members are all still very young, born between 2004-2007, which is to say that they have created the band that has the youngest members. Right after their debut, they made headlines of several news outlets as a result of their powerful hip-hop concept. Wanna know more about the band and the members’ full profiles? Find out in this article!

 

Profile and Facts

Hanyu

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Stage Name: Hanyu

Birth Name: Jia Hanyu

Korean Name: Ka Ham-yeo

Date of Birth: May 20th, 2004

Place of Birth: Henan, China

Height: 167 cm

Weight: 50 kg

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Blood Type: O Type

Position: Main Rapper, Leader

Facts About Hanyu: 

  • His role models are members of the American band Maroon 5.
  • His favorite color is blue.
  • His favorite food is bread.
  • He gets easily shy around people.
  • He likes stuffed toys. To help him sleep, he always hugs his dolphin and hippo stuffed toy.
  • He wants to make a song with GOT7’s Jackson.
  • He has a funny nickname as “professional babysitter” because he has to take care of the other members.

Zihao

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Stage Name: Zihao

Birth Name: Li Zihao

Korean Name: Lee Jae-ho

Date of Birth: October 22nd, 2004

Place of Birth: Tianjin, China

Height: 165 cm

Weight: 44 kg

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Blood Type: O Type

Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer

Facts About Zihao:

  • His nickname is Uncle Li, Qi Qi.
  • He is the only child in his family.
  • He can speak the most foreign languages in the band; Chinese, English, and Basic Korean.
  • He has been dancing since he was 8.
  • He can dance to all kinds of music genres: hip-hop, popping, urban dance, etc.
  • He likes TWICE and likes dancing to their song “TT.”
  • He can play the guitar.
  • He likes The Kamen Rider and One Piece.
  • He looks up to Park Jin-young (JYP).

Xin Long

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Stage Name: Xin Long

Birth Name: He Xin Long

Korean Name: Ta Heum-yong

Date of Birth: March 11th, 2005

Place of Birth: Taiyuan, China

Zodiac Sign: Rooster

Blood Type: O Type

Position: Vocalist, Main Dancer

Facts About Xin Long:

  • He has incredible abs even though he is still young.
  • He can speak Korean fluently.
  • He is close with Felix from Stray Kids.
  • He has mysophobia.
  • He likes Justin Bieber.
  • He’s hot-tempered.
  • He can do B-boying and beatbox.

Zayu

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Stage Name: Zeyu

Birth Name: Yu Zeyu

Korean Name: Yoo Seok-woo

Date of Birth: December 24th, 2005

Place of Birth: Tianjin, China

Height: 156 cm

Weight: 40,2 kg

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Blood Type: O Type

Position: Main Vocalist, Visual

Facts About Zeyu: 

  • He has a younger brother.
  • He is close with GOT7’s Jackson and Stray Kids’ Felix.
  • He has been a trainee for the longest time, compared to the other members of his band.
  • He was first training to be a dancer, but later turned to vocal training.
  • He can speak Korean fluently.
  • He is good at doing aegyo.
  • He has an introverted personality.

Ming Rui

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Stage Name: Ming Rui

Birth Name: Gou Ming Rui

Korean Name: Kwak Myeong-ye

Date of Birth: August 28th, 2006

Place of Birth: Chengdu, China

Height: 143 cm

Weight: 33 kg

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Blood Type: A Type

Position: Main vocalist, Sub-rapper

Facts About Ming Rui:

  • He has a younger sister.
  • His favorite food is hot pot.
  • He likes to eat a lot.
  • He has the shortest training period.
  • His favorite artist is JJ Lin.
  • He can learn dance moves fast.
  • He has martial arts skills.

Shuyang

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Stage Name: Shuyang

Birth Name: Ren Shuyang

Korean Name: In Seo-yang

Date of Birth: April 27th, 2007

Place of Birth: Pingyao, China

Height: 145 cm

Weight: 34 kg

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Blood Type: O Type

Position: Lead Vocalist, Maknae (youngest)

Facts About Shuyang:

  • His nickname is Yang Yang.
  • He has a younger sister
  • His favorite artist is Michael Jackson.
  • He is good at locking dance.
  • He is good at aegyo.
  • He looks like a girl and often gets mistaken for a girl at school.
  • He looks up to Stray Kids.

 

Pre-debut project

Prior to their debut, JYP Entertainment’s subsidiary, NCC Entertainment, released four singles to introduce Boy Story’s concept to the public. This project was named “Real! Project.” All singles were written and produced by Park Jin-young. The first single, that was released on September 1st, 2017, was titled “How Old R U?” The song itself is using the concept of hip-hop.

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The second single, which was released on December 15th, 2017, is titled “Can’t Stop.” The song tells about the members’ dreams to change themselves into a better person and they simply can’t stop it. In the music video, each member uses a different character to show his respective dream.

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The third single, that was released on March 30th, 2018, is titled “JUMP UP.” In this single, their choreography is using a table as an instrument. No wonder, their unique dancing skills drew a lot of attention from their fans.

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You can check out their dance practice here.

The last pre-debut single that they released on June 12th, 2018, is “Handz Up.” This is their last single before setting off to debut with the release of their mini-album. Unlike other singles, “Handz Up” has EDM beat in it and is mixed with hip-hop. News reports said that the music video was shot in South Korea with a big budget.

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