The Boyz: Profile, Facts, Discography, etc.


Rookie Group from Cre.Ker Entertainment, The Boyz

The Boyz (더 보이즈) is a newly-formed rookie group from Cre.Ker Entertainment (Sub-label from LOEN Entertainment). The group has 12 members: Sang Yeon, Jacob, Young Hoon, Hyun Jae, Ju Yeon, Kevin, Baru, Q (Kyu), Hak Nyeon, Hwall, Sun Woo and Eric. Before the group was formed, one of THE BOYZ members, Joo Hak Nyeon, became known to the public thanks to his participation in Produce 101 Season 2, but unfortunately, in the final round, he placed too low to be made a part of Wanna One.

On October 11, 2017, The Boyz launched a special video titled I’m Your Boy for their fans prior their official debut. The Boyz officially debuted on December 6, 2017, with the release of their first mini album, titled THE FIRST, with Boy as the title track. Quite successful with their debut, The Boyz made their first comeback by releasing a new mini album, titled The Start. The second mini album was officially released on April 3, 2018. However, Hwall was unable to join the comeback because of problems with his health, and he took a break from the group for three months. After a temporary hiatus, Hwall finally returned to promotion with other members in The Boyz’ September comeback, with the release of their single The Sphere. Then, at the end of November, they released another song, No Air, which was the main song of The Boyz’s 3rd mini album, THE ONLY.

Group Name: The Boyz (더 보이즈)

Label: Cre.Ker Entertainment

Number of members: 12

Debut: December 6, 2017

Debut song: Boy

Fanclub: THE B ‘




Real Name: Lee Sang Yeon (이상연)

Stage Name: Sangyeon (상연)

Birthday: November 4, 1996

Place of Birth: South Korea

Position: Leader, Vocal Leader

Height: 176 cm

Weight: 61 kg

A blood type

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Number: 82

Sang Yeon’s Fun Facts:

  • He’s a former MBK Entertainment trainee
  • He has an older sister
  • Education: Hanlim Arts Middle School
  • Expertise: Writing songs, singing
  • Hobby: Snowboarding
  • Sangyeon has appeared in the Melody Day video clip – You Seem Busy and Ailee’s – If You
  • He’s considered a “father” in the group
  • He likes to make fried rice
  • He hates Sashimi (raw meat / fish)
  • Sangyeon is friends with Longguo of JBJ
  • He shares a room with Jacob
  • Sangyeon really liked learning languages when he was at school
  • Sangyeon was seriously injured playing basketball with Juyeon and he couldn’t run around with his friends for a long time
  • He arguably is the member with the most individual talent
  • Sangyeon was dressed like a girl by a classmate when he was still in school, and managed to win first place



Real Name: Jacob Bae (배 제이콥)

Korean name: Bae Joon Young (배준영)

Stage Name: Jacob (제이콥)

Birthday: May 30, 1997

Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada

Position: Vocal

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 60 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Gemini

Number: 30

Jacob’s Fun Facts:

  • Jacob was born in Toronto, Canada
  • He has an older brother named Jeff
  • He’s a Christian
  • Nickname: Baecop
  • Expertise: Playing guitar
  • Hobby: Playing guitar
  • Favorite sports: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Favorite colors: Olive and Burgundy
  • Favorite superhero: Wolverine
  • Favorite animal: Dog
  • Jacob has seen the animated film Mulan 10 times
  • Jacob can imitate Elmo’s voice
  • He’s the “Mother” in the group
  • Jacob didn’t know his blood type (B) when he was on the first episode of THE BOYZ “Flower Snack”. He believed his blood type was A or O. He’s very confident in his appearance, and believes that he can steal a woman’s heart
  • Jacob speaks fluent English
  • He is a big fan of Sam Kim
  • He really likes cereal
  • He doesn’t like horror films
  • Jacob joined the basketball team for four years and a volleyball team for six years
  • Jacob said if he had a younger sister, he wouldn’t introduce her to the other members of The Boyz
  • Jacob shares a room with Sangyeon
  • Together with Kevin and Eric, who are foreign members in the group, he was selected at an audition in Toronto in May, 2015
  • One of his special things is that he can beatbox and play guitar at the same time

Young Hoon


Real Name: Kim Young Hoon (김영훈)

Stage Name: Young Hoon (영훈)

Birthday: August 8, 1997

Place of Birth: South Korea

Position: Vocal, Visual

Height: 182 cm

Weight: 63 kg

A blood type

Zodiac sign: Leo

Number: 67

Younghoon’s Fun Facts:

  • Younghoon has an older brother
  • Younghoon was originally a model
  • He is a model from Paul Miranda Italy and C.A.S.H Korea
  • Younghoon appears in I.O.I’s music video for Whatta Man
  • He also appeared in Melody Day’s Color and John Park’s video clip DND (Do Not Disturb)
  • In the video The Boyz cartoon, Younghoon claimed to be recruited by the agency while he was in the store, eating bread
  • He was a VOC V Model
  • Hobby: Watching movies
  • Expertise: Skiing
  • Favorite color: Sky blue
  • Favorite number: 7
  • He’s a good swimmer. He became a national champion in swimming
  • He also won second place in a swimming competition at Incheon when he was in high school
  • Younghoon will fold or hold his hand in front of his chest when he is nervous or excited
  • Younghoon has the best physique and face in the group
  • Despite having a cool appearance, Younghoon is very shy and easily embarrassed
  • Younghoon likes to play games
  • Younghoon says he likes to spend time in the cafe
  • He likes chocolate muffins and cheesecake
  • Younghoon and Juyeon were models for Seoul Fashion Week in 2017
  • Younghoon likes to eat alone. He enjoys his time alone and he doesn’t like to be bothered by other members
  • His favorite food is homemade food, especially Kimchi Jjigae
  • He can imitate the sounds of motorbikes and open and closed windows
  • Younghoon shares a room with Juyeon and Sunwoo



Real Name: Lee Jae Hyun (이재현)

Stage Name: Hyunjae (현재)

Date of Birth: September 13, 1997

Place of Birth: Incheon, South Korea

Position: Lead Vocal, Lead Dancer, Visual

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 62 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Virgo

Number: 24

Hyunjae’s Fun Facts:

  • Hyunjae is from Incheon, South Korea
  • Hyunjae is a graduate of the Hanlim Arts College
  • He has an older sister
  • Hyunjae appeared as a cameo for Melody Day’s music video You Seem Busy, feat. Jung Ilhoon
  • He also appears in the Melody Day video clip Color
  • Hobby: Watching superhero movies, sports
  • Expertise: Sports, spinning books
  • Favorite food: Chicken
  • He is considered the “fashion king” in the group
  • He wants to collaborate with EXO’s Baekhyun someday
  • Hyunjae is the member who tells the best jokes
  • Eric says Hyunjae likes to nag the most
  • When he was young, Hyunjae had been ranked highest in a speech competition
  • The members he feels closest to are Younghoon, Juyeon, Haknyeon, and Sunwoo, who he considers like a borther
  • Hyunjae shared a room with Haknyeon



Real Name: Lee Ju Yeon (이주연)

Stage Name: Juyeon (주연)

Birthday: January 15, 1998

Place of Birth: Gwangju, South Korea

Position: Main Dancer, Vocal, Visual

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 67 kg

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Number: 11

Juyeon’s Fun Facts:

  • Juyeon was born in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Juyeon has a younger brother
  • Education: Seoul Samyook High School
  • Juyeon once appeared on Melody Day’s music video You Seem Busy, feat. Jung Ilhoon
  • Nickname: LJ
  • Special skills: Dancing
  • Hobby: Basketball
  • Favorite color: Bright green
  • Juyeon is a big fan of TVXQ’s Yunho. He cried when he met Yunho
  • He was the model for SUPERCOMMA B F / W (2017)
  • When he feels sad, he’ll usually dance hip-hop
  • Juyeon likes basketball and he participated in the Nasket tournament in Gyeonggi
  • He sweats easily
  • He is rather irritable
  • He likes to drink milk
  • Juyeon really likes Hello Kitty and he has a lot of collectibles at his house
  • Juyeon can speak English
  • He and his family were traveling and watched the evening show. Then a casting director approached him and gave him a business card. That’s how Juyeon was recruited by the company
  • Juyeon’s hand is 20.5 cm in size
  • He is friends with Jun from U-KISS / UNB
  • Juyeon said he stopped growing when he started having problems sleeping
  • Juyeon shares a room with Younghoon and Sunwoo



Real Name: Moon Hyung Seo (문형 서)

Name: Kevin Moon (케빈 문)

Stage Name: Kevin (케빈)

Date of Birth: February 23, 1998

Place of Birth: Vancouver, Canada

Position: Main Vocal

Height: 176 cm

Weight: 66 kg

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac: Pisces

Number: 16

Kevin’s Fun Facts:

  • Kevin was born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Kevin has an older sister
  • Kevin lived in Canada for 14 years
  • Education: Burnaby Mountain Secondary School
  • Nickname: Keb, K-chef, MC Moonie, Doodling King
  • Languages: Korean and English
  • He is a former Kpop Star 6 participant
  • He became a trainee after the Kpop Star 6 competition
  • Kevin only went to college for four days (University of British Columbia) and decided to leave and go to Korea to join The Boyz
  • Expertise: Doodle (drawing)
  • Hobbies: Singing, guitar and piano
  • Favorite color: Olive
  • He once filled the soundtrack for the drama Saimdang, Light’s Diary entitled Half (Part 10)
  • He likes to listen to R & B
  • Kevin is a big fan of Beyonce
  • Kevin is also a big fan of Sam Kim
  • He’s good at drawing
  • Kevin likes cats, but is allergic to them
  • He said, his parents chose his name “Kevin” after watching the movie Home Alone
  • Kevin said the focus was on him, his eyebrows
  • Kevin has a Youtube channel called F L O S S, which is managed together with the team, but it has stopped uploading content for a long time
  • Kevin designed the ‘THE BOYZ’ logo for the clothes worn by The Boyz during their promotion of the song Boy
  • Kevin was in the same school as Michael Buble and he won the Michael Buble Prize in 7th grade
  • He likes films from Pixar / Disney
  • His favorite film is Up
  • Kevin said he dousn’t like to eat sweet root
  • He and Jacob speak English with each other every day, because it feels very awkward when both of them speak Korean. However, he and Eric speak 50% -50%  Korean and English
  • Kevin shared a room with Q and Hwall



Real Name: Choi Chan Hee (최찬희)

Stage Name: New (뉴)

Birthday: April 26, 1998

Place of Birth: Jeonju, South Korea

Position: Main Vocal

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 51 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Number: 98

New’s Fun Facts:

  • New was born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • New has a brother who’s ten years older than he is
  • New just joined with Loen Entertainment in November, 2016
  • He’s a member of The Boyz who had the shortest trainee period
  • Before undergoing training, he worked part-time in various restaurants, such as fish and meat rectors
  • Expertise: Calculus
  • Hobby: Listening to music
  • Favorite colors: Blue, black, white, and brown
  • New is in charge of cooking in the dorm
  • He doesn’t like tomatoes
  • He has rather small and soft ears
  • New has a cross tattoo on the little finger of his left hand
  • He doesn’t know how to swim
  • If he was a girl, he would date Younghoon, because he is very good even though he seems a bit cold on the outside
  • His foot size is 250 cm
  • New shares a room with Eric



Real Name: Ji Chang Min (지 창민)

Stage Name: Q / Kyu (큐)

Date of Birth: November 5, 1998

Place of Birth: South Korea

Position: Vocal, Main Dancer

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 56 kg

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Number 2

Q’s Fun Facts:

  • Q has two older sisters
  • Expertise: Dancing (B-boying)
  • Hobbies: Watching horror films and SpongeBob
  • Favorite colors: Blue and sky blue
  • He has the longest neck in the group
  • Q said his death power was making aegyo, dimples, and also dancing with full strength
  • Q has a poodle
  • Q is left handed
  • Q received a special award at a piano competition when he was in elementary school
  • Q shared a room with Kevin and Hwall



Real Name: Joo Hak Nyeon (주 학년)

Stage Name: Haknyeon (학년) / Ju Haknyeon (주 학년)

Date of Birth: March 9, 1999

Place of Birth: Jeju Island, South Korea

Position: Main Dancer, Vocal

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Pises

Number 9

Haknyeon’s Fun Facts:

  • Haknyeon was born on Jeju Island
  • He’s half Hong Kong and half Korean Haknyeon
  • He lived in Hong Kong for some time
  • Family: Mother, sister, younger sister
  • Education: Hanlim Multi-Arts Middle School
  • Languages: Korean, Mandarin, English, and Cantonese
  • Nickname: Jeju Boy, Piggy Boy, Hakking
  • His father died in 2016
  • His mother is Korean and his father is a native of Hong Kong
  • His family owns a farm
  • He is a former participant in Produce 101 season 2
  • In the final round, Ju Haknyeon was ranked 19th with a total vote of 349,040
  • He underwent training for just over two years before appearing on Produce 101
  • He went to Seoul to take the entrance examination at the Anyang Arts High School, and he was elected after leaving the exam
  • Panutan: Jung Jihoon, Rain
  • Expertise: B-boying, Mandarin and Cantonese
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, reading books, badminton and skiing
  • Favorite color: White
  • Haknyeon likes mango juice
  • Ju Haknyeon, together with Bae Jin Young, Park Ji Hoon, and Lai Guan Li were the trainees who got more attention from netizens before Produce 101 started. They were nicknamed “B1F4”. Jihoon was in class B. While Guan Lin, Jin Young and Han Nyeon were in class F
  • He was in school with other former Produce 101 participants, Kim Sun Woo and Lee Eui Woong.
  • He was one class with Eunbin (CLC) and Bong Jae Hyun (Golden Boy)
  • He appeared as a cameo on Melody Day’s video for You Seem Busy, feat. Jung Ilhoon
  • His dog lives with his mother on Jeju Island
  • While still on Produce 101, Haknyeon was very close to Eui Woong
  • Haknyeon doesn’t like horror films
  • Haknyeon really likes Baskin-Robbins strawberry ice cream
  • He is close to Seonwoo
  • He took a long time to approach Kevin
  • He likes matcha-flavored macaroni
  • He eats a lot
  • He doesn’t really like pork
  • Haknyeon has a pig named Ggul
  • One of his dreams was to go to Europe when he was 50 years old
  • Haknyeon and Xiao UP10TION had one class together at Hanlim Multi-Arts High School
  • He likes to wear a Totoro onesie while sleeping
  • Haknyeon’s precious possession is the camera given to him by his father
  • One of his skills is b-boying, and he makes it look better
  • Usually, he decides what the members will eat in the dormitory
  • He is friends with Longguo (ex-JBJ)
  • Haknyeon shared a room with Hyunjae



Real Name: Heo Hyun Joon (허현준)

Stage Name: Hwall (활)

Date of Birth: March 9, 2000

Place of Birth: Busan, South Korea

Position: Vocal, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper

Height: 178 cm

Weight: 56 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Pises

Number: 39

Hwall’s Fun Facts:

  • Hwall is from Busan, South Korea
  • He has a younger sister, who’s four years younger than he is
  • Education: Hanlim Art High School
  • Expertise: Contemporary and acrobatic dance
  • Hobbies: Dancing, acrobatics, and riding
  • Favorite color: Black and white
  • Panutan: Jimin from BTS
  • Hwall attended the same dance academy as Jimin, because he wanted to become an idol
  • Hwall met Jimin early in 2017, at the Just Dance Academy
  • He lived in the Philippines for four years
  • He can speak English
  • His English name is Leo
  • Hwall has four piercings. three in his left ear and one in his right ear
  • Juyeon said he was very close to Hwall
  • He was cast in front of his school
  • Hwall appeared in the Melody Day music video Color
  • Hwall received several awards in a dance competition
  • He wanted to talk informally with Hyunjae, Juyeon and Haknyeon
  • Hwall introduced himself as The Boyz’ “secret weapon”
  • He prefers to be called “Oppa” instead of “Baby”
  • Hwall means “arrow” in Korean
  • He wants to have a tattoo
  • He wanted to go to the amusement park for his first date
  • He wants to have a dog, especially a husky
  • He is close to Bomin (Golden Child) and Yoo Seonho
  • Hwall shares a room with Kevin and Q
  • Hwall’s father died on February 4, 2019



Real Name: Kim Sun Woo (김선우)

Stage Name: Sunwoo (선우)

Date of Birth: April 12, 2000

Place of Birth: Busan, South Korea

Position: Rap, Vocals

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 64 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac sign: Aries

Number: 19

Sunwoo’s Fun Facts:

  • Sunwoo is from Busan
  • He has a younger sister
  • Education: Hanlim Multi Arts Middle School
  • Nickname: Seonoo
  • Expertise: Rap
  • Hobby: Watching movies
  • His favorite anime is Kimi no na wa
  • Sunwoo used to play soccer
  • He can balance the ball on his head
  • He is very close to Hak Nyeon because they both went to the same school
  • Sunwoo really likes pear juice
  • Sunwoo doesn’t like vegetables
  • Sunwoo likes to watch movies
  • Even though he entered the maknae line, he was very mature
  • He wants to release a mixtape in the future
  • Sunwoo participated in Mnet’s High School Rapper
  • He wants to be called “Oppa”
  • He can speak a little English (basic)
  • He really likes sushi
  • He wants to talk informally with New and Q
  • He likes to talk a lot with Eric and Jacob
  • Sunwoo wants to share a room with Haknyeon
  • Sunwoo wants to release a mixtape in the future
  • Sunwoo cried on his birthday, because he was taken in by his friends who pretended to invite a fight
  • He overslept on the day of his audition. He hurried until he did not have time to be nervous
  • Sunwoo shares a room with Juyeon, and Younghoon



Real Name: Son Young Jae (손영재)

Stage Name: Eric (에릭)

English name: Eric Sohn

Birthday: December 22, 2000

Place of Birth: South Korea

Position: Maknae, Vocals, Main Dancers, Rapper

Height: 171 cm

Weight: 56 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Number: 22

Eric’s Fun Facts:

  • Eric was born in Korea, but grew up in Los Angeles, California,
  • Eric has an older sister
  • Eric speaks fluent English
  • Expertise: Baseball and dancing
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, sports, playing, skateboarding
  • Eric won 4th place in the Rubik competition when he was in 4th grade, and won 2nd place in a baseball championship in California
  • He’s the youngest in the group
  • Eric appeared in the music video for Melody Day’s Color
  • Favorite color: Pink
  • Favorite food: Ramen
  • Eric really likes cleanliness. He is in charge of cleaning the hostel
  • Eric is friendly with Hohyeon and Jihun from TRCNG
  • He’s also friends with Felix (Stray Kids)
  • Eric’s a big fan of GOT7
  • When he has a lot of time, he spends it with Juyeon or playing games. sleeping, or watching movies
  • He wants to be the leader and the maknae
  • Eric says that New, Haknyeon, and Hyunjae are sometimes more childish than him
  • Eric shared a room with New