Other Than GD & T.O.P There Are Several Other Subunits From Boy Bands That Are Popular Worldwide

VIXX LR (빅스 LR)

VIXX LR Leo Ravi
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Next, there are VIXX LR (빅스 LR). They are the first official subunit of the South Korean boy group VIXX. They formed by Jellyfish Entertainment on August 17th, 2015. VIXX LR consists of VIXX’s main vocalist Leo and main rapper Ravi. 

The name of VIXX LR is a combination of VIXX and the initials of the members’ stage names, with “L” for Leo and “R” for Ravi. And also stands for “left” and “right” which meant that their contrasting qualities and images created harmony when on stage. 

Their first single is “Beautiful Liar.”

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1. “Beautiful Liar” Ravi, Kim Ji-hyang, Rhymer Ravi, MELODESIGN ASSBRASS, Cho Yong-ho
2. “Remember” Ravi Ravi Kiggen
3. “Words to Say” (할 말; Hal mal) (Leo Solo) Leo Leo MELODESIGN
4. “Ghost” (Ravi Solo) Ravi Ravi Cho Yong-ho, Ravi
5. “My Light” (Song by VIXX) Leo, Ravi Leo, MELODESIGN MELODESIGN
6. “Beautiful Liar” (Inst.)

 

On August 14th, VIXX LR announced that their second mini-album Whisper would be released on August 28th, 2017.

No. Title Lyrics Music
1. “Whisper” Ravi Ravi, Yuth
2. “Beautiful Night” (아름다운 밤에; Aleumdaun bam-e) Leo, Ravi Leo, AVGS
3. “Feeling” Leo, Ravi Leo, AVGS
4. “Chocolatier” Ravi Ravi, PUFF, Song Si-yoon
5. “Today” Ravi Ravi, PUFF
6. “Whisper” (Instrumental) Ravi, Yuth

 

On January 24th, 2018, VIXX LR released their first compilation album in Japan, titled Complete LR which consists of every track from their previously released mini-albums and includes two new songs, one of which is a Japanese version of “Whisper.”

SEVENTEEN BSS (부석순)

BSS Seventeen (부석순 BooSeokSoon)
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On March 21st, 2018, members Hoshi, DK, and Seungkwan debuted as a subgroup called BSS or “BooSeokSoon,” a nickname for the three members together. They just released their debut single “Just Do It” and enjoyed a short promotion period.

The three have previously been known as ”the gag trio,” and now that they are an official subunit of Seventeen, they still keep bringing smiles and positivity into the lives of Carats as well as everyone else listening to their music.

INFINITE H

인피니트 H INFINITE H Dong-woo Hoya
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Infinite H was the first official subunit of the South Korean boy group Infinite formed under Woollim Entertainment in 2013. The subgroup consisted of Infinite member Dongwoo and ex-Infinite member Hoya. The subunit debuted with their mini-album titled Fly High in January 2013.

They collaborated with many different artists, including various well-known hip-hop composers and rappers, such as Primary, Zion.T, Bumkey, Paloalto, Vida Loca, and more.

On January 11th, 2013, their debut extended play Fly High was officially released.

After a series of image and video teasers, the music video for the promotional track “Special Girl” was released on January 10th, 2013, on Woollim Entertainment’s official YouTube channel.

And following the music video’s release, they also performed the song and their follow up track “Without You” on M! Countdown on the same day.

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. “Victorious Way” Dead’p Vida Loca Vida Loca 2:39
2. “Special Girl (Feat. Bumkey)” Beenzino, Bumkey Primary Primary 4:08
3. “니가 없을 때 (Feat. Zion.T)” (Without You (Feat. Zion.T)) Zion.T, Lil Boi, Louie Zion.T Zion.T, Primary, Gray 3:25
4. “못해 (feat. 개코 of Dynamic Duo)” (Can’t Do It (feat. Gaeko of Dynamic Duo)) 개코 Primary, 개코 Primary 4:09
5. “Fly High (Feat. Baby Soul of Lovelyz)” Paloalto Primary Primary 3:41

 

And on January 26th, 2015, they released their second and final Extended Play, with the promotional track, “Pretty.”

The Extended Play consists of seven tracks in total with Hoya and Dongwoo participating in the composition of several songs on the EP.

The title track, “Fly Again,” is a dub-step song which serves as an intro track. The promotional track, “Pretty” (예뻐) is an upbeat love song about how in love they are with such a beautiful girl that they even hate it when she looks away from them. The third track, “Aren’t You Going Somewhere?” (어디안가) is a song with the influence of ’80s pop and features vocalist Yang Da Il. The fourth track, “Bump” (부딪쳐) is a song with an R&B rhythm labelmate, Lovelyz’s Su-jeong. The fifth track, “Sorry I’m Busy” (바빠서) featuring Swings and Champagne, is a song directed to their haters, with the occasional disses towards their haters in the lyrics. The sixth track, “Jekyll & Hyde” (지킬 앤 하이드) is a song with a jazz sound about post-breakup feelings and it features singer Tae-wan. The last track is “As Long as You’re Not Crazy” (니가 미치지 않고서야) and is a song about catching their lovers cheating and features Sanchez from Phantom.

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. “Fly Again (Feat. DJ IT )”
2. “예뻐” (Pretty) 9999, Dongwoo, Hoya 9999, Hoya 9999 03:25
3. “어디안가” (Aren’t You Going Somewhere? (Feat. Yang Da Il)) Rhymer, Dongwoo, Hoya Lee Hyun Do, eniac, Ki Gyeon Lee Hyun Do, eniac 03:29
4. “부딪쳐” (Bump (feat. Sujeong of Lovelyz)) Rhymer, Dongwoo, Hoya ASSBRASS, Ryhmer ASSBRASS 03:59
5. “바빠서” (Sorry I’m Busy (feat. Swings, Champagne of Champagne & Candle)) Dongwoo, Hoya, Swings, Champagne ASSBRASS, Champagne ASSBRASS 03:51
6. “지킬 앤 하이드” (Jekyll & Hyde (Feat. Taewan)) Rhymer, Dongwoo, Hoya ASSBRASS, Rhymer, Hoya ASSBRASS 03:31
7. “니가 미치지 않고서야” (As Long as You’re Not Crazy (Feat. Sanchez of Phantom)) Ri Si, XEPY Ri Si 03:21

 

INFINITE F

INFINITE F 인피니트F Sungyeol, L dan Sungjong
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There is also Infinite F, the second subunit of the South Korean boy group Infinite formed by Woollim Entertainment in 2014. The subunit consists of Infinite vocalists: Sungyeol, L, and Sungjong. The subunit made their simultaneous Japanese and Korean debuts with the single albums Koi no Sign and Azure.

Infinite F was officially announced at the One Great Step Returns encore concert, held on February 28th and March 1st.

They also performed the song “Heartthrob” for the first time. The song was eventually revealed to be the main OST for the KBS drama Hi! School-Love On, starring group member Sungyeol and fellow Infinite member Woohyun.

Azure
  • Release Date: December 2nd, 2014
  • Label: Woollim Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital downloads

Tracklist

  1. Heartthrob
  2. It’s You
  3. My Girl

 

And on October 14th, Woollim Entertainment officially announced that Infinite F will be debuting in Japan with Koi no Sign on November 19th. Koi no Sign debuted on the Oricon Weekly Chart at #6, selling 31,287 copies. The album was later released in Korean version titled Love Sign.

Koi No Sign
  • Release Date: November 19th, 2014
  • Label: Delicious Deli Records, Woollim Contents
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Tracklist
  1. Koi No Sign
  2. Kimi Ga Sukidayo
  3. My Girl

 

NCT 127

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NCT 127 is the second subunit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy group NCT. With their first extended play NCT #127, featuring seven members: Taeyong, Taeil, Yuta, Jaehyun, Win-win, Mark, Haechan.

Johnny and Doyoung later joined in December 2016, followed by Jungwoo in September 2018.

They made their official debut with NCT #127 on July 10th, 2016, consisting of seven tracks including the lead single, “Fire Truck” and the B-side track “Once Again.”

The album contained various genres, such as hip-hop, trap, and Moombahton (“Firetruck”); retro (“Once Again”), electropop (“Wake Up,” “Another World”) and dance-pop (“Paradise”).

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. Fire Truck” (소방차, sobangcha) Taeyong, Mark, Jaehyun, Jam Factory LDN Noise, Tay Jasper, Ylva Dimberg LDN Noise 02:59
2. “Once Again” (여름 방학, yeoreum banghak) Jo Yoon Kyung Chris Wahle, Andreas Oberg 03:10
3. “Wake Up” Kim In-hyung, Baek In-kyung, Cho Jin-joo LDN Noise, Tay Jasper LDN Noise 02:57
4. “Another World” Kim Min-ji, Lee Seul Timothy ‘Bos’ Bullock, Tay Jasper, Adrian Mckinnon, Jamil ‘Digi’ Chammas, Leven Kali, MZMC Timothy ‘Bos’ Bullock, Tay Jasper 03:32
5. “Paradise” 1월 8일 (Jam Factory), Jung Joo-hee, Realmeee Henry Hill, The Colleagues, Otha ‘Vakseen’ Davis III G.Bliz for TDL, Inc. 03:27
6. “Mad City” (Jaehyun, Taeyong & Mark) Mark, Taeyong, Double Dragon Donald ‘haZEL’ Sales, Double Dragon Double Dragon 03:19
7. “Switch” (feat. SR15B) Jung Joon-hee, Kang Eun-jung Tay Jasper, Trey Campbell, Rosina ‘Soaky’ Russell, LDN Noise LDN Noise 03:05

 

On January 5th, 2017, NCT 127 released the music video for “Limitless.” It was the title track of their second Extended Play, Limitless, which was released on January 9th.

And the B-side track is “Good Thing.”

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. Limitless” (無限的我, wúxiàn de wǒ; 무한적아, muhanjeog-a) Kenzie
  • Kenzie
  • The Underdogs
  • Kevin Randolph
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith
  • Brittany Burton
  • Dewain Whitmore Jr.
  • Andrew Hey
Kenzie 4:07
2. “Good Thing”
  • JQ
  • Hwang Jiwon
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Justin Gray
  • Steve Daly
  • DeCarlo
  • Justin Gray
  • Steve Daly
3:40
3. “Back 2 U (AM 01:27)”
  • 1월 8일
  • Seo Minji
  • Taeyong
  • The Stereotypes
  • August Rigo
  • Prism Filter
  • The Stereotypes
  • August Rigo
  • Prism Filter
3:55
4. “Heartbreaker” (롤러코스터, rolleokoseuteo) Hwang Jiwon
  • Coach & Sendo
  • Jantine Annika Heij
  • Cimo Fränkel
  • Rik Annema
Coach & Sendo 3:14
5. “Baby Don’t Like It” (나쁜 짓, nappeun jit sung by Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung, Mark & Haechan)
  • G.Soul
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Jamil “Digi” Chammas
  • Tay Jasper
  • Jonathan Perkins
  • MZMC
  • G.Soul
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
Jamil “Digi” Chammas 2:39
6. “Angel”
  • Mr. Cho
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
Mr. Cho Cheongdam-dong Park Kunwoo 4:09

 

NCT 127 released their third Extended Play titled Cherry Bomb on June 14th, 2017, with the lead single of the same title. Cherry Bomb is the third extended play by NCT 127, the Seoul-based subunit of the South Korean boy group NCT. The Extended Play includes a total of seven tracks.

And the B-side “0 Mile” for the first time on M! Countdown.

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. “Cherry Bomb”
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Deepflow
  • Lim Jung-Hyo
  • Oh Min-joo
  • Dwayne Abernathy Jr.
  • Jennifer Decilveo
  • Deez
  • Jakob `Jay` Mihoubi
  • Rudi `Rudy` Daouk
  • Michael Woods
  • Kevin White
  • Andrew Bazzi
  • MZMC
  • Dem Jointz
  • Deez
  • Yoo Young-jin
3:56
2. “Running 2 U”
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • JQ
  • Kim Jin (makeumine works)
  • Karl Powell
  • Harrison Johnson
  • Ryan Christian
  • Adrian Mckinnon
  • Tay Jasper
  • Otha `Vakseen` Davis III
  • MZMC
The Colleagues 2:47
3. “0 Mile”
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Jo Yoon-kyung
  • Jo Jin-joo
  • Choi So-young (JF)
  • Park Yong-joon (JF)
  • Christian Fast
  • Julimar J-Son Santos
  • Henrik Nordenback
  • Christian Fast
  • Henrik Nordenback
3:23
4. “Sun & Moon” (sung by Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, & Jaehyun)
  • Jung Joo-hee
  • January 8th (Jam Factory)
  • AFSHeeN
  • Josh Cumbee
  • Jai Waetford
  • AFSHeeN
  • Josh Cumbee
3:07
5. “Whiplash” (sung by Jaehyun, Mark, Taeyong, & Taeil)
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • JQ
  • O Neu Lu (makeumine works)
  • Xitsuh
  • The Stereotypes
  • 220
  • Andrew Choi
  • MC Meta
  • The Stereotypes
  • 220
3:21
6. “Summer 127”
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Sun (Joombas)
  • Bae Min-soo (Joombas)
  • seizetheday (Joombas)
  • CiaNo (Joombas)
  • Kim In-hyung
  • Shin Hyuk
  • Davey Nate
  • Devin Hoffman
  • Eric Scullin
  • Jass Reyes
  • DK
  • Chek Parren
Chek Parren 3:37
7. “Cherry Bomb” (Performance version)
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Deepflow
  • Lim Jung-Hyo
  • Oh Min-joo
  • Dwayne Abernathy Jr.
  • Jennifer Decilveo
  • Deez
  • Jakob `Jay` Mihoubi
  • Rudi `Rudy` Daouk
  • Michael Woods
  • Kevin White
  • Andrew Bazzi
  • MZMC
  • Dem Jointz
  • Deez
  • Yoo Young-jin
4:21

 

On March 14th, 2018, NCT 127 released their new single “Touch” as part of NCT 2018 Empathy, a full-length studio album that brought together all active units of NCT, and grouped them under the collective name NCT 2018.

On May 23rd, NCT 127 released their Japanese debut EP Chain via Avex Trax.

On October 12th, NCT 127 released their first full-length album, Regular-Irregular, which is the first studio album by South Korean boy band NCT 127.

The album was released by SM Entertainment on October 12th, 2018, and distributed by IRIVER. It consists of eleven tracks.

On October 8th, NCT 127 released the music video of the English version of their new single “Regular,” which marks the group’s first English-language song. The music video for the Korean version of “Regular” was released on October 11th, 2018. The album was released on October 12th, 2018.

On November 13th, 2018, NCT 127 announced the release of the album’s repackage, Regulate with teasers of the members. The album and its lead single, “Simon Says,” was released on November 23rd, 2018.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. “City 127” (지금 우리, jigeum uri)
  • JQ
  • Moon Hee-yeon
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • The Stereotypes
  • Micah Powell
  • Clarence Coffee Jr.
  • Taeyong
3:19
2. “Regular”
  • Coogie
  • Tommy $trate
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Mike Daley
  • Mitchell Owens
  • Vedo
  • George Kranz
  • Yoo Young-jin
3:37
3. “Replay (PM 01:27)” Bang Hye-hyun
  • LDN Noise
  • Varren Wade
3:39
4. “Knock On”
  • Zaya
  • Kim Min-ji
  • J. Roston
  • MZMC
3:25
5. “No Longer” (나의 모든 순간, naye modeun sungan) Hwang Hyun
  • Andreas Oberg
  • Simon Petren
  • Gustav Karlstrom
  • Onesta
  • Esna
4:57
6. “Interlude: Regular to Irregular”
  • Kim Kyung-min
  • Hitchhiker
3:10
7. “My Van” (내 Van, nae van)
  • Kim Dong-hyun
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Kim Dong-hyun
  • 250
3:26
8. “Come Back” (악몽, akmong)
  • Bong Eunyoung
  • Ryu Dasom
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Mike Daley
  • Mitchell Owens
  • Deez
  • Michael Jiminez
  • Tay Jasper
  • MZMC
3:25
9. “Fly Away with Me” (신기루, shingiru)
  • Kang Eun-jung
  • Hwang Yoo-bin
  • Rory Andrew
  • Francesco Yates
  • Jenna Andrews
  • Dylan Pace-Rodriguez
3:32
10. “Regular” (English version)
  • Vedo
  • Taeyong
  • Mark
  • Mike Daley
  • Mitchell Owens
  • Vedo
  • George Kranz
  • Yoo Young-jin
3:39
11. “Run Back 2 U” (bonus track)
  • Kim Min-seok
  • Double Dragon
  • Donald “haZEL” Sales
  • Double Dragon
3:39

 

On March 18th, 2019, the group released “Wakey-Wakey” as the lead single to their first Japanese studio album, Awaken, which was released on April 17th.

Title Lyrics Music Length
1. “Lips” Akira Andreas Öhrn, Didrik Thott & Sam Fishman 3:06
2. “Wakey-Wakey” MEG.ME Andreas Oberg & Sebastian Scott (Tripple-Cripple) 3:02
3. “Chain” MEG.ME, Taeyong, Mark 250, Albin Nordqvist 3:42
4. “Regular” (English version) Coogie, Tommy $trate, Taeyong, Mark Mike Daley, Mitchell Owens, Vedo, George Kranz, Yoo Young-jin 3:40
5. “Touch” (Japanese version) Jo Yoon-kyung, Kim Min-ji, Shin Jin-hye (Jam Factory) LDN Noise, Deez, Adrian Mckinnon 3:10
6. “Blow My Mind” Junji Ishiwatari WilljaySuave, Jonny Shorr & David Amber 3:48
7. “Limitless” (Japanese version) Kenzie, Sara Sakurai Kenzie, Harvey Mason Jr., Patrick “J Que” Smith, Kevin Randolph, Dewain Whitmore Jr., Andrew Hey, Brittany Burtonir 4:08
8. “Long Slow Distance” Natsumi Kobayashi Lee Dae Hee, Moon Sang Sun, Sean Alexander & Drew Ryan Scott 4:25
9. “Kitchen Beat” Ume Ronnie Icon, Jan Baars, Rajan Muse 3:29
10. “Cherry Bomb” (Korean version) Taeyong, Mark, Deepflow, Lim Jung-Hyo, Oh Min-joo Dwayne Abernathy Jr., Jennifer Decilveo, Deez, Jakob `Jay` Mihoubi, Rudi `Rudy` Daouk, Michael Woods, Kevin White, Andrew Bazzi, MZMC 3:56
11. “Fire Truck” (Korean version) Taeyong, Mark, Jaehyun, Jam Factory LDN Noise, Tay Jasper, Ylva Dimberg 2:58
12. “End to Start” Amon Hayashi Jung Youth, Tony Esterly 3:30

 

And then they announced their fourth Extended Play, We Are Superhuman, which was released on May 24th, 2019. The group continued as nine, as Win-win is currently promoting with WayV.

Title Lyrics Music Length
1. “Highway to Heaven”
  • January 8th (Jam Factory)
  • Min Yeon Jae
  • Jo Mi Yang
  • Danke
  • Wilbart “Vedo” McCoy III
  • Sean Machum
  • Gaelen Whittemor
  • Social House
3:20
2. “Superhuman”
  • Park Sung-hee
  • Lee Seu-ran
  • JQ
  • Ameli
  • Rick Bridges
  • Adrian McKinnon
  • Tak
  • 1 Take
3:57
3. “Fool” (아 깜짝이야) Rick Bridges
  • Rykeyz
  • Britten Newbill
  • Wes Period
  • Lucky Daye
2:41
4. “Jet Lag” (시차)
  • JQ
  • Kim Hye-jeong
  • Mark
  • Social House
  • Gaelen Whittemore
  • Sean Machum
  • Wilbart ‘Vedo’ McCoy III
3:15
5. “Paper Plane” (종이비행기) Oh Min-ju
  • Léon Paul Palmen
  • Jihad Rahmouni
  • Roel Donk
3:44
6. “Outro: We Are 127” Tak 1:27