KINGDOM (킹덤) is originally a 7-member K-Pop boy group under GF Entertainment. The group has a fantasy concept, and the members represent "seven kingdoms and seven kings":
Arthur as the well-known mythical King of Britain
Chiwoo as the ancient Chinese Emperor Chiyou
Ivan as the Tsar of Russia
Dann as the Joseon Dynasty King Danjong
Louis as the King of France
Mujin as the Japanese Emperor Jimmu
and Jahan as the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
According to an interview with the CEO of GF Entertainment, Go Yoo-sung, Kingdom's concept plans are to tell a huge story, as if audiences are watching a fantasy movie. The first 8 albums will introduce each king, starting with Arthur.
Louis was the first member to join GF Ent, and had trained for three years. Chiwoo was selected to be a member at the Yeouido Dance Competition. Dann was introduced as a member in January 2020 - he left VARSITY, his previous group, in 2019. In early 2020, the trio performed song and dance covers on stage.
Arthur left VARSITY and the group disbanded in 2020. He was introduced to GF by Dann, and became the 4th member. Ivan was casted to be in Kingdom by Louis. Ivan suggested Kingdom to Jahan, as they went to the same academy, and Jahan joined. Mujin had left his last company, and Arthur, who he knew from said company, suggested that he join GF Ent.
February 18, 2021