Let’s Meet With Boys Republic!
There’s a lot of popular boy bands from South Korea, but this time we’re going to talk about Boys Republic! Ever heard of them? Basically, Boys Republic is one of the boy bands based in South Korea that rose to stardom under Universal Music Group, and they had already started their career in 2013. Members of Boys Republic consist of Onejunn, Sunwoo, Sungjun, Minsu, and Sunwoong.
Not only they are hugely successful as a boy band, but Boys Republic also received an endorsement from Jeju Air in 2013 with one of their singles, “Orange Sky.” Since their debut with the single “Party Rock,” Boys Republic received a lot of attention from people, and kept on lifting up their name in the K-Pop industry. But sadly, in 2018 Boys Republic announced their indefinite hiatus from the K-Pop industry.
In this article, Channel-Korea will introduce you with the cheerful Boys Republic and everything you need to know about their indefinite hiatus!
Debut with the Song “Party Rock”
As we already mentioned previously, Boys Republic made their debut in the entertainment industry in 2013 with the release of the single “Party Rock.” Ever since its first release, “Party Rock” has been on the top charts in various countries, such as Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, and many more. “Party Rock” is kind of a trendy-electronic dance song, and really matches with all of the members of Boys Republic!
Some of the media outlets, and part of the general public even though that Boys Republic could be considered to be BTS’ new rivals, since they gained a lot of attention with their debut single, “Party Rock,” and their “boy next door” aura! Such a good way to start, right?
The Unit Appearances
Not only working on their career in the music industry, but Boys Republic have also taken part in various television shows, such as The Unit, in 2017. The Unit was basically a survival show that aired on KBS, but was unlike any other television show. The show was about underrated idols; its purpose was to give unsuccessful idols a second chance so that they can make another debut and reach the success they deserve.
Moreover, it was not only one member who joined the show, but five of their member participated in The Unit! Before Boys Republic participated in The Unit in 2017, they made a comeback in 2016 with BR: Revolution and also had a promotion in Japan.
Boys Republic participated in The Unit to prove that all those people who had said that they didn’t make it in the K-Pop industry were wrong, since their name wasn’t as big as other boy bands. One of the members of Boys Republic, Suwoong, received a lot more attention from the public since participating in The Unit, even though he didn’t make it for re-debut. And unfortunately, none of the band’s members made it for the re-debut, nor they managed to join the Unit B.
Watch one of their performances in The Unit here:
After the release of their big hit single “Party Rock” and their participation in The Unit, unfortunately, some unpleasant news about Boys Republic had surfaced. The band was rumored of disbanding. Some of the sources said that Boys Republic would be ending all of their activities in the entertainment industry as a boy band, and most likely, they are going to disband.
But their agency, Universal Music Group denied the rumor. In the statement they released they clearly said that Boys Republic would not be disbanding. The rumor came out at the time the band was participating in The Unit. Universal Music Group revealed that the rumor that Boys Republic would be disbanding simply wasn’t true.
After Universal Music Group denied the rumor about Boys Republic getting disbanded, they announced that Boys Republic is going to take a hiatus. And sadly, it is an indefinite hiatus, which means that they would be on hiatus for an unspecified amount of time.
The announcement told the Royal Family (Boys Republic’s fandom) that their agency is really sorry about the hiatus. After a long consideration, Boys Republic and their agency have decided to stop their activities in the K-Pop industry for an unspecified amount of time, even though it was such a hard decision. Their agency also asked the Royal Family to always support them until the end. The agency didn’t give any further information about Boys Republic’s future.
As a farewell, Boys Republic held their last performance with Boys Republic The Last Live The End… And in September 2018 at the KT & G Sangsangmadadang in Seoul, South Korea with free entry.