B.I.G (Hangul: 비아이지; also known as Boys In Groove), is a six member South Korean boy group formed by GH Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea. They debuted on July 9, 2014, with their first digital single “Hello”.
All five members of B.I.G were trainees before becoming members of the group and have an average of three years training between them. Three of the group’s members: Gunmin, Minpyo and Heedo, trained at the well known Plug In Music Academy. He has been playing violin since he was four years of age and was a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony. Before joining GH Entertainment, Minpyo had been a Stardom Entertainment trainee and member of Topp Dogg’s trainee group, Underdogg. Before debuting the members practiced together as a group for one and a half years.
On July 5, just days before B.I.G’s debut, the group took to the streets of Myeongdong to perform. The group performed their debut stage on SBS MTV’s The Show on the day of their debut.
On October 16, B.I.G confirmed their upcoming second single, “Are You Ready?”‘s release date. The official music video and accompanying single album were released on October 21. The group began promotions from October 22, with their comeback stage on MBC Music’s Show Champion.
On December 12, B.I.G released their rendition of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” to thank their fans and celebrate their first Christmas as a group.
B.I.G announced their third single, “Between Night n Music”, on March 3, accompanied by a selection of individual and group teasers images. The new single album and accompanying music video were released on March 6.
On November 4, GH Entertainment announced that B.I.G would be joining the long list of November comebacks. The music video for their new single, “Taola”, was released on November 17. The accompanying single album, Big Transformer, was released on November 19
GH Entertainment confirmed in late January that B.I.G were preparing for their upcoming Japanese debut, with management from HY Entertainment. The group began promoting in Japan by holding showcases in Tokyo before and after their debut to help them become known. They officially debuted on March 23, with the Japanese version of “Taola”, which peaked at number 15 on the Oricon weekly singles chart.
On May 10, B.I.G announced that their first mini-album, Aphrodite, would be released later that month. The mini-album and accompanying music video for title track of the same name, were released on May 17. Promotions for the album began on release day with a showcase on SBS MTV’s The Show.
B.I.G held their first Japanese concerts labeled, B.I.G Japan First Live, on June 17 and 18 at Harajuku’s Astro Hall in Tokyo.
On February 3, 2017, B.I.G announced their return with the fifth single album, “1.2.3”. The group would promote the single without rapper Minpyo, who was taking a break due to health problems. The music video was released on February 13.
On May 15, B.I.G announced their sixth single album, Hello Hello, would be released of May 23. B.I.G held their first concert in South Korea entitled B.I.G Asia Tour in Seoul, on June 24, at the KBS Arena in Seoul. On July 5, B.I.G introduced a campaign song entitled “Remember”, they released the digital single on July 7. In September B.I.G embarked or their first tour of Asia named The B.I.Ginning in which they played venues in Manila and Yokohama. Later that month they conducted their first overseas tour, the B.I.G Special Latin Tour, in Brazil, Chile and Mexico.
On November 15, 2018, the group’s leader J-Hoon enlisted quietly in the military without informing fans.
It was revealed on January 19th, 2019 that a new member was added, Jinseok became the new maknae and is presumably taking the place of leader J-Hoon while he undergoes his mandatory enlistment.