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Clockwise (from top): Sinb, Yuju, Umji, Sowon, Yerin, Eunha.

"The girls we met in winter, their infinite possibilities."

GFRIEND (여자친구) is a six-member South Korean girl group formed by the small label Source Music, later acquired by BigHit Entertainment on July 28, 2019. The group debuted on January 16, 2015 with the lead single “Glass Bead”, gathering several rookie awards. Dubbed “powerful innocence” for their innocent concepts and hard hitting dance moves, their image deviates from the stereotype of weakness associated with femininity. They continued their success completing a school trilogy with the summery “Me Gustas Tu” and the snowy “Rough (Running Through Time)". On July 11, 2016, they released their first full album "LOL" in two versions - "Lots of Love" and "Laughing Out Loud" maintaining a synth pop retro sound with the single "Navillera" followed by "Fingertip" in 2017.

In 2018, the group started a new concept following an orchestral pop sound named "passionate melancholy" with the release of "Time for the Moon Night", consolidating GFRIEND's continuous storyline, which goes from a school series to a magical narrative. The main plot revolves around the friendship of a group of girls while they grow up surrounded by a mysterious universe and need to deal with loss, their friendship falling apart and a bittersweet feeling as they struggle to be together. Melodies, lyrics, choreography and music videos all come together to tell a story, making storytelling a strong signature of the group.


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  • Sowon (Kim Sojung, born December 7, 1995) – Leader, vocalist, dancer.
  • Yerin (Jung Yerin, born August 19, 1996) – Lead dancer, vocalist.
  • Eunha (Jung Eunbi, born May 30, 1997) – Lead vocalist, dancer.
  • Yuju (Choi Yuna, born October 4, 1997) – Main vocalist, dancer.
  • Sinb (Hwang Eunbi, born June 3, 1998) – Main dancer, vocalist.
  • Umji (Kim Yewon, born August 19, 1998) – Vocalist, dancer, maknae.
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Tropes that apply to GFRIEND:

    General Tropes 
  • Awesome, but Impractical: "Navillera"'s original choreography had a butterfly formation move too impractical to perform with the song, they did it for a special stage.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Eunha dyed her hair pink, has cherry blossom motifs for her Pepsi colaboration and was born in spring.
  • Childhood Friends: Eunha and Sinb.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Yuju who imitates inanimate objects. Other members refer to her as "GFRIEND's Very Weird Person". Yerin, the way she acts is very odd and funny.
  • Contagious Laughter: Sinb makes people laugh with her own laughter. Yerin's laugh is very though and loud so it makes you laugh.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl:
    • Yerin famously somehow managed to knee herself in the face while dancing on Running Man.
    • Eunha's speeches are known for being very embarrassing but always cute, one time she couldn't reach the microphone and made a pun singing their song "Sunrise" chorus.
  • Determinator: Yuju. Nothing will stop her from finishing their performance. And by nothing, we mean nothing. Not accidentally having one of her shoes slipped off on stage. Not even falling down at least four times and suffering a twisted finger as a result of those falls as seen on that legendary fancam performance will stop her. Also, after she broke her hand, she performed quite a few times while wearing a cast.
  • Drinking on Duty: They already drank alcohol in their fanmeetings. The most memorable ones were when Sinb has come of age and a fan gave her a beer and when a fan brought wine to drink with Sowon.
  • Expy: Sinb is widely regarded as this to Jessica Jung (former member of Girls' Generation).
  • Fan Disillusionment: Discussed. Yuju said in a VLIVE:
    "When you like someone, whether a celebrity singer or actor, when you like them there's this saying like "those people don't even know your existence, they don't know your name, they don't know anything", I've heard these kind of sayings too. Long ago I just thought that "so what if they don't know me I'm just gonna like them alone", but deep inside "yes... in reality it's kind of like that", I had thought of that, but now that I'm a singer, I thought of it again. They're people that I've never met nor heard, but in our heart there's a place set for them. I hope you won't forget that."
  • Foreshadowing: Their song Fingertip was foreshadowed beforehand by the group without the fans realizing until when the song came out, particularly the words "Tang Tang Tang". On Showtime, there are several moments where they said the words "Tang Tang Tang" on camera. In addition, during the behind the scenes of their appearance in the 2017 Idol Star Athletic Championship, Sowon is caught on camera speaking the words "Fingertip daebak!".
  • Friend to All Children: Sowon likes children and often takes care of Gfriend's CEO's kids. When asked about her biggest dream she responded that she'd like to be a good mother.
  • Genki Girl: All the girls can be considered this but especially Yerin, Yuju and Sinb who are constantly energetic and talkative on shows and interviews.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Gay?: When Yerin said that she loves pretty girls.
    The cooking teacher: "And pretty man?"
    Yerin: "I haven't thought of that... That girls"
    The cooking teacher: "Girls"
    Yerin: "I thought that my eyes were getting clean."
  • Homage: Their music and styling has drawn many comparisons to girl groups from the first generation of K-Pop.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Their outfits and video for "Fever".
  • I Can Still Fight!: The legendary fancam of GFRIEND performing "Me Gustas Tu" on a slippery stage. Yuju and Sinb picked themselves up despite falling hard at least 4 or 5 times throughout the entire performance. The video deservingly went viral and further propelled the group into popularity for their professionalism.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: after their first win on a music show (especially Yerin).
  • Irony: Sinb hates pink but their stylists make her wear pink outfits. She even dyed her hair pink!
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Yuju can sing, dance, play the guitar, write lyrics, skating, run fast and gymnastics.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Sinb has dyed her hair a lot of different colors.
  • Oh, Crap!: Eunha tends to spoil the new songs before the release. You have to see the members faces when this happens.
  • Older Than They Look: Eunha is called "Fake Youngest". Also Yerin.
  • One Steve Limit: Eunha's real name (Jung Eunbi) is the same as Sinb's (Hwang Eunbi).
  • Proud Beauty: Sowon said that her stage name was going to be "P.B." that means "Perfect and Beautiful". Also is said that she looks at the mirror very often.
  • Pun:
    • Each of the members name-drops themselves in “Sunny Summer”.
    • Umji once performed with Hong Jin Young as the latter promoted her song "Thumb Up" (Umji Cheok/엄지척).
  • She's Got Legs: Sowon maybe have the longest legs in K-pop industry. Yuju and Yerin fit this trope too.
  • Shrinking Violet: Sowon said that Eunha was very shy and quiet when they met.
  • Stage Name: Sowon (Kim Sojung), Eunha (Jung Eunbi), Yuju (Choi Yuna), Sinb (Hwang Eunbi), Umji (Kim Yewon).
  • Surprisingly Good English: Umji and Yuju.
  • Team Dad: Sinb is jokingly seen as this by the other members, as she often is the one who fixes broken appliances at their dorm.
  • Team Mom: Being the eldest out of the 6, Sowon is regarded as this.
    Music Tropes 
  • Album Intro Track: Almost every album has one.
  • Christmas Songs: "Sunny Summer" has a special version called "Snowy Winter" with Snowy Sleigh Bells.
  • Homage: "Navillera" is a neologism created by the Korean poet Cho Chi-hun in the poem “The Nun’s Dance” to describe a fluttering action similar to the movement of a butterfly.
  • Incredibly Long Note: Yuju in almost every title track and also some b-sides like "Windy Windy" and "My Buddy". They changed it from "Sunrise", giving a high note for half of the members.
  • Internal Homage: MIO, in-house producers, revealed that "Flower Garden" has Easter Eggs from all GFRIEND's seven first title tracks.
  • Lyrical Cold Open: "Time for the Moon Night", "La Pam Pam", "Fever"...
  • Mythology Gag: "Sunny Summer" mentions "Time for the Moon Night" chorus and Korean title "Bam/밤", the intention being clear when they change an english phrase to a korean word:
    "Having a good bam (night)"
  • One-Word Title: "Rough", "Navillera", "Fingertip", "Memoria", "Sunrise", "Flower", "Fever" and many others.
  • Self Empowerment Anthem:
    Glass Bead: We may seem like a clear glass bead, but we won't break that easily.
    Fever: A big flower breathing in this small world, I think I know how to love myself.
  • Singer Namedrop:
    • Their Korean name "Yeojachingu" is written vertically in the second verse of "Love Whisper".
    • "Sunny Summer" played with this trope during the song, including all the members names, respectively: Yuju, Yerin, Umji (means thumbs up), Eunha (means galaxy), Sinb (means mysterious) and Sowon (means wish).
      "Would you be mine?".
      "It’s c-c-c-cold and Yerin is lonely".
      "Th-th-th-thumbs up going across the galaxy".
      "Into a mysterious place".
      "Will you listen to my wish".
  • Spelling Song: "Vacation".
  • Title Drop: Some examples:
    "na na na navillera..."
    "me gustas tu, gustas tu su tu tu ru..."
    "tang tang tang fingertip..."
    "hey, sunny summer..."
  • Translated Cover Version: They debuted in Japan with a Greatest Hits Album.
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