Dongkiz

Dongkiz (Korean동키즈, stylized in all caps) is a South Korean idol group signed to Dongyo Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Wondae, Kyoungyoon, Munik, Jaechan, and Jonghyeong. They promoted a pre-debut song entitled "Nom" from November 2018, which ultimately served as the lead single from the single album Dongkiz on the Block the following April. The group released a second single album BlockBuster and a mini-album Dongky Town within the year. Dongkiz received the Focus Award at the 2019 Asia Artist Awards.

Dongkiz
Dongkiz in August 2019
Dongkiz in August 2019
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2018 (2018)–present
LabelsDongyo
Websitedongyoent.com
Members
  • Wondae
  • Kyoungyoon
  • Munik
  • Jaechan
  • Jonghyeong

HistoryEdit

The members of Dongkiz—Wondae, Kyoungyoon, Munik, Jaechan, and Jonghyeong—were trainees between one to three years.[1][2] The group was modeled after New Kids on the Block.[2] Dongkiz initiated promotional activities in August 2018, which included uploading dance covers onto Dongyo Entertainment's YouTube channel and busking.[3][4] They also performed at the HEC Korea Concert in Thailand.[5] Dongkiz released a Minneapolis sound-based pre-debut single entitled "Nom" on November 21, 2018.[6] Soon thereafter, they performed at the Charity Concert for Palu, Sigi, and Donggala; its proceeds were donated to victims of the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.[7] Originally slated for a February 2019 debut, Dongkiz released their debut single album Dongkiz on the Block on April 24.[8][9] They intended to promote a different song, but ultimately decided on "Nom" to serve as the lead single.[10] On July 22, Dongkiz released their second single album BlockBuster. The title track samples the theme song of the 1984 film Ghostbusters.[11] Dedicated to their fans, Dongkiz released the dance-pop track "Dreaming You" as a digital single on September 11.[12]

After sustaining a leg injury in midst of practice, in addition to ongoing trauma from a back injury endured prior to his debut, Kyoungyoon paused his activities to recuperate and the group continued promoting as four.[13] Dongkiz released their first mini-album Dongky Town and accompanying disco-EDM single "Fever" on November 6.[14] They went on to win the Focus Award at the 2019 Asia Artist Awards.[15] On January 2, 2020, Dongkiz followed up with the funk single "All I Need Is You", marking Kyoungyoon's return to the group.[16] The group released the old-school hip hop-dance single "Lupin" on March 15.[17] Jaechan and Munik formed the sub-unit Dongkiz I:Kan and they released the new jack swing single "Y.O.U" on July 7.[18] Dongkiz's third single album The Conscious is scheduled to be released on August 19.[19]

Musical styleEdit

They have cited BTS as their role models.[10]

MembersEdit

List of members.[20]

  • Wondae (원대) – leader, vocals, rap[21]
  • Kyoungyoon (경윤) – vocals[22]
  • Munik (문익) – vocals[23]
  • Jaechan (재찬) – vocals, rap[24]
  • Jonghyeong (종형) – vocals[25]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Mini-albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak
positions
Sales
KOR
[26]
Dongky Town 57

Single albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak
positions
Sales
KOR
[26]
Dongkiz on the Block
  • Released: April 24, 2019
  • Label: Dongyo, NHN Bugs
  • Formats: CD, digital download
58
BlockBuster
  • Released: July 22, 2019
  • Label: Dongyo, NHN Bugs
  • Formats: CD, digital download
50
The Conscious (자아; 自我; Jaa)
  • Released: August 19, 2020
  • Label: Dongyo
  • Formats: CD, digital download
37

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album
"Nom" () 2018 Dongkiz on the Block
"BlockBuster" 2019 BlockBuster
"Dreaming You" (상상 속의 너; Sangsang Sogeui Neo) Dongky Town
"Fever"
"All I Need Is You" 2020
"Lupin" Non-album single
"Beautiful" 2020 The Conscious (자아; 自我; Jaa)'

FilmographyEdit

Television series
Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Big Issue 2019 Idol group cameo [30]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2019 Dongkiz Asia Artist Awards – Focus Award Won [15]

ReferencesEdit

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