Back in 2015, Source Music debuted their new K-pop act, a girl group consisting of six members — Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji — called GFriend.They made an impact with their debut extended play (EP) or mini-album, Season of Glass, which featured their debut title track, “Glass Bead.”
However, it is believed they became international stars during post-release promotions of their second EP or mini-album, Flower Bud, with the featured title track, “Me Gustas Tu.”
GFriend has become one of the most popular girl groups in the K-pop industry today. They released one more mini-album, Snowflake, and their first long play (LP) or full-length studio album, LOL, in 2016. And they made their K-pop comeback in 2017, and they made a huge impact with The Awakening as their concept was a lot more mature than their previous work.
This year the sextet’s latest EP with Time for the Moon Night: The 6th Mini Album debuts at No. 6 on Billboard’s World Albums chart dated May 12, 2018. With that, GFriend earns their fifth Top 10 entry on the chart. GFriend now ties Twice and Girls’ Generation for second-most Top 10 entries on World Albums among all K-pop girl groups as both have earned five apiece to date. While Red Velvet leads this tally (with eight Top 10 albums total) overall, GFriend, Twice and SNSD take second place, followed by Sistar, f(x) and MAMAMOO, who all have four each.
Despite coming from a small company, the band won numerous 2015 female rookie awards and took first place on many music shows in 2016.GFriend reaching the top five of the Billboard World Albums chart with The Awakening is the result of all the hard work they put in starting back in 2016 with Snowflake, which debuted at number ten on the chart. They debuted LOL three spots higher on the chart at number seven.
More than that, GFriend’s title track “Time for the Moon Light” debuts at No. 17 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart. The group has three hits on the chart in “Navillera” (which peaked at No. 12 in 2016), “Fingertip” (No. 13 in 2017) and now 2018’s “Time for the Moon Night.”