The Boyz (Hangul: 더보이즈; stylized as THE BOYZ; formerly known as Cre.kerz) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cre.ker Entertainment in 2017. The group consists of members Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Ju Haknyeon, Hwall, Sunwoo, and Eric.
In 2016 and early 2017, various members appeared in different artists' music videos, as cameos or lead roles. Kevin was first introduced to the public as a contestant on Kpop Star 6, where he was eliminated early in the competition. Sunwoo became a contestant on High School Rapper in January 2017, where he was also eliminated early in the competition. In March 2017, Ju Haknyeon participated in Produce 101 and he reached the 19th place during the final episode.