K-TREND | March.27.2024

Golden Child: Korea's Promising Boy Group

Golden Child, a 10-member boy group under Woollim Entertainment, made their debut on August 28, 2017. They are Woollim Entertainment's third idol group, following Lovelyz, and the second boy group to debut after Infinite, making a significant return seven years later. Starting from January 2017, the members were introduced through the W Project, a new debut launching project, and greeted the public for the first time in May with the debut reality show “2017 Woollim PICK”. They were ranked 8th among the 2017 K-Pop rookie groups by Billboard and 5th in Idolology's Rookie of the Year.


The name "Golden Child" signifies “a perfect child that comes once in a hundred years”, reflecting the ambition to lead the Korean music industry for a hundred years and to set future music trends. Additionally, "golden child" conveys the meaning of being loved by everyone, according to Urban Dictionary and Wiktionary.



Debut Date: August 28, 2017

Debut Album: 1st Mini Album: Gol-Cha!

Leader: Daeyeol Lee

Genre: Dance, Ballad

Company: Woollim Entertainment

Fandom Name: Goldenness



1st Mini Album: “Gol-Cha!”

Golden Child officially debuts on August 28, 2017! Boys shining brighter than gold take their first step into the music industry. Golden Child 1st Mini Album ‘Gol-Cha!’

Their first mini-album, released on August 28, 2017, captures the unique musical color of Golden Child. The album title "Gol-Cha!" is derived from the abbreviation of Golden Child, 'GolCha', and signifies the group's vigorous determination and ambitious aspirations as they issue their first challenge in the music world. With such a debut album, the diverse personalities and energy of the eleven members of Golden Child can be fully experienced.



2nd Mini Album: “Miracle”

"Miracle", the group's 2nd mini album released on January 29, 2018, was the first album following a member change. Starting with the intro track "Miracle", the album elevates Golden Child's signature bright and lively image with a Swedish boy pop dance title track “It’s U”, and includes tracks like "LADY", "Crush", “All Day” and "I’m Falling", offering a mix of trendy urban styles and fantastic harmonies.



3rd Mini Album: “WISH”

Released on October 24, 2018, "WISH" is the 3rd mini album from Golden Child. Following their single album "Goldenness" released in July, "WISH" offers a variety of genres filled with Golden Child's refreshing charm and addictive performances. The title track "Genie" is a dance pop song that combines a cool sound with Golden Child's colorful energy.



4th Mini Album: “Take A Leap”

"Take A Leap", the 4th mini album, was released on June 23, 2020. The title track "ONE (Lucid Dream)" concludes a trilogy series, featuring an unconventional, dreamy sound. The music highlights the vocals' strengths, conveying the thrilling sensation of finding oneself in a dream.




5th Mini Album: YES.

Released on January 25, 2021, "YES." is the 5th mini album by Golden Child. The album begins with the intro "YES." and includes tracks like "Cool Cool", "I’m Waiting", “Milky Way” and "Breathe", each representing the youth's desire for a better tomorrow and expressing themes of love, longing, and hope.



6th Mini Album: “AURA”

Golden Child's the 6th mini album "AURA" was released on August 8, 2022. The album continues to explore themes of youth, love, and hope, with tracks like "Cool Cool", "I’m Waiting", "Milky Way" and "Breathe". The title track "Burn It" features a reggaeton style with a mix of guitar and whistle sounds, showcasing Golden Child's deeper expressiveness.



Golden Child, with their meaningful name and diverse music style, continues to captivate fans around the world. Each album showcases their growth as artists, offering fresh sounds and deepening their musical identity. As they continue to evolve and inspire, Golden Child's journey in the music industry is undoubtedly one to watch.


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