About Golden Child
Ten-piece K-pop boy band Golden Child present a bass-heavy, EDM-influenced style with light R&B and hip-hop influences, the occasional ballad, and the usual extremely tight, complex choreography.
Golden Child was a creation of Woollim Entertainment, most famous for their groups Infinite and Lovelyz. They launched in August of 2017 with the mini-album Gol-Cha, which entered the Korean chart at number three, led by the funky single "DamDaDi." The original lineup consisted of Seungmin, Y, Jaehyun, Jibeom, and Bomin, alongside six others who had originally debuted earlier that year as part of the company's trainee showcase W Project: Joochan, Jangjun, Tag, Daeyeol, Donghyun, and Jaeseok. Less than six months after their launch, Jaeseok left the group, citing health issues. Golden Child continued apace, releasing two more mini-albums in the space of a year -- Miracle and Wish, both of which went to number three and also charted in Japan -- and the "single album" (physical maxi-single) "Goldenness" (number six), which gave its name to the group's fan club. Their debut album, Re-Boot, was released late in 2019 and went to number eight; a few months later, a "repackage" version (a common K-pop phenomenon; essentially a special edition of the album with bonus tracks but a different title and cover) called Without You went to number four. Their fourth mini-album, Take a Leap, was released in mid-2020 and went to number six. ~ John D. Buchanan