The Boss (대국남아, often referred to as DGNA) is a 5-member South Korean boy band formed under Open World Entertainment in 2010. The group consists of Mika, Karam, Hyunmin, Injun and Jay. In South Korea they are known as Dae Guk Nam Ah, literally meaning The Boys of Super Space, which is how their English name of ‘The Boss’ was formed, which is mainly used outside of Korea. In Japan, they are known as Daikoku Danji (大国男児).

All five members of The Boss were formerly members of Xing Entertainment and members of the generation band Xing (band) with different stage names. After being officially announced on January 28, 2010, The Boss debuted on March 4, 2010 with their song “Admiring Boy” on Mnet M!Countdown. Since September 2010, The Boss spent a year promoting their Japanese singles, “Love Power”, “Love Bingo!”, and “Love Parade” in April 2011, June 2011 and September 2011 respectively as part of their ‘Love Series’ before returning to Korea to promote “Lady” in late October 2011. They have been commonly known as ‘K-Pop re-exported from Japan’ as they used ‘Japan-First Korea-Later’ strategy in their performance.

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