Set to take the P-Pop world by storm this 2021 is the newest boy group to emerge on the scene, BGYO, formerly known as the SHA Boys.
BGYO is a product of Star Hunt Academy, ABS-CBN’s training platform for talents being honed for the international entertainment stage. In an interview, Star Hunt Management Entertainment Production and Star Magic head Laurenti Dyogi said it is part of their plan to get into the idol industry.
Star Hunt began the search for the boy group in 2018. Fast forward to 2020, after rigorous training and being away from their families, BGYO’s Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate, are already ripe for the picking and are ready to level up on the world stage.
The five boys were first seen on the ASAP stage last year performing the “BTS’ hit single “ON”. The performance received numerous praises from viewers and other artists for their synchronized moves. This led to a regular appearance on ASAP every Sunday, where they continue to receive positive feedback from the audience.
“When I saw them perform in ASAP, I thought to myself, ‘All the hardships were worth it. It is hard not to support them. Imagine how good they will be in two to three years,’” said Lauren in an interview.
One of BGYO’s song and dance performance of the Sarah Geronimo hits “Kilometro and Tala” on "It's Showtime" garnered around 2 million views, 75,000 reactions, and 3,300 comments on social media in just one day. The group was also a part of the PBB Connect Opening night, the Christmas Station ID, the KTX Pre-show: P-Pop Rise and the last 2020 Christmas Special.
BGYO, whose members trend on Twitter every week, is poised to launch its debut single this month via a major online event on KTX.ph.