Years active 2013–present
Origin South Korea (2013)
|Labels Fantagio, LOEN Entertainment|
Members Seo Kang‑joon, Kang Tae‑oh, Lee Tae‑hwan, Gong Myung, Yoo Il
5urprise band profile
[MV] 5URPRISE(서프라이즈) _ From my heart
5urprise was launched by talent agency Fantagio in September 2013. It consists of five male members: Seo Kang-joon, Gong Myung, Yoo Il, Kang Tae-oh and Lee Tae-hwan. The group members were selected through Fantagio's "Actor′s League," a program for discovering aspiring actors, and were trained for two years before making their entertainment debut.
Unlike idol groups which begin their careers as singers and later expand their endeavors to acting, 5urprise did the opposite. As their first project, they made their acting debut in After School: Lucky or Not, a 12-episode mobile drama with each episode lasting 15 minutes, and viewed through Nate Hoppin, BTV, and T-Store on smartphones and tablet computers. They played five members of a high school club who encounter an outcast (played by actress Kim So-eun) and as they complete "missions," they build a friendship with each other and coax the shy girl out of her shell. 5urprise released the single "Hey U Come On" for the mobile drama's soundtrack. Pre-debut, members of the group also appeared in music videos of female pop group Hello Venus. 5urprise released their first single in 2014, titled From My Heart.