A Jax (band)

A-Jax( Korean :에이젝스, stylized asA-JAX) is a South Korean boy band formed by DSP Media in 2012. Early in their career, the group was known as DSP Boyz but then was changed to A-Jax.The group is composed of five (formerly seven) members: Hyeongkon, Yunyoung, Seungjin, Seungyeop, and Junghee. They made the first appearance on TV as a group on MBC Music 'sMaking the Star - DSP Boyzin April 24, 2012. The group made its official debut with the single " One 4 U " in South Korea on June 1 and in Japan on August 8, 2012 with the same song.

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Pre-debut[edit]

Yunyoung's on April 18.Jihu's (Hyojun at that time) on April 19.Sungmin's on April 20.Seungyeop and Hyeongkon's on April 22.Seungjin's on April 23.

On May 7, a mysterious video featuring KARA's member Goo Hara was revealed on DSP Media's YouTube account with a male voice on the background. The video created a confusion because it was not revealed if the video was a teaser for an upcoming Korean comeback of KARA, or a teaser for an upcoming solo event of Hara, or something related to A-Jax. On May 10, another video of Hara was released, revealing that the teaser was related to A-Jax. In the teaser, a song of the group (at this time the name was not revealed) was playing at the background. On May 15, DSP Media released the song and music video of the song played on the teaser, called "Never Let Go". On the music video only appears Hara. Later it was stated that the song was only a prologue song.

, in Saitama , Japan. The members stated "It's an honor to be able to stand on such a big stage before our debut. It'll be a learning experience for us. As it is a great opportunity, we're going to work to show as much of our charm as possible."

2012: Debut withOne 4 Uand2MYX[edit]

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" For their Japanese releases, they signed with the label Universal Sigma , where their labelmates Kara and Rainbow are currently signed.

in June 2, with the songs "Never Let Go" (used as opening)and "One 4 U".On June 4, it was stated that the group will perform on Japan's a-nation , along with the artists/groups AAA , Aaron, Breathe, Da Pump , Deep, Daichi Miura , Shu-I , U-KISS and 4ever. The event will be held in Yoyogi on August 9.

In August 9, Universal Sigma announced that "Hot Game" was re-recorded in Japanese and will be released as the group's second Japanese single, to be released in October 31, 2012.

The group released their debut mini album titled2MYXin November 15. The EP includes three new songs and the songs already released in South Korea, " One 4 U ", "Never Let Go" and " Hot Game ".

2013–14:InsaneandSnake[edit]

Insane, with the song of same title being the promotional track. It was also revealed the mini-album's cover.The mini-album will be released in July 11 with distribution by LOEN Entertainment . On October 21, the agency announced the group’s comeback when they unveiled the album jacket photo for upcoming single “Snake”. “Snake” is said to be of the lighthearted and funky rock genre where the lyrics allude a young boy’s love to that of a snake.

2015-present: Lineup changes[edit]

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 A Jax (band)'s Members

  • Kim Hyeongkon( Hangul : 김형곤; Hanja : 金亨坤) was born on(1988-12-03)December 3, 1988(age 27)in Bucheon , Gyeonggi .
  • Maeng Yunyoung( Hangul : 맹윤영; Hanja : 孟允永) was born on(1993-02-15)February 15, 1993(age 23)in Seoul .
  • Ham Seungjin( Hangul : 함승진; Hanja : 咸升辰) was born on(1994-10-05)October 5, 1994(age 21)in Busan .
  • Lee Seungyeop( Hangul : 이승엽; Hanja : 李承曄) was born on(1994-10-23)October 23, 1994(age 21)in Ilsan-gu , Goyang , Gyeonggi .
  • Jo Junghee( Hangul : 조중희; Hanja : 趙仲熙) was born on(1995-11-27)November 27, 1995(age 20).

Former members[edit]

  • Park Sungmin( Hangul : 박성민; Hanja : 朴成民) was born on(1993-05-31)May 31, 1993(age 22)in Busan . In January 7, 2016 He has officially left the group.
  • Seo Jaehyung( Hangul : 서재형; Hanja : 徐在亨) was born on(1990-04-02)April 2, 1990(age 26)in Seoul . Since 2015, he's doing his military service. In February 5, 2016 he has decided to terminate his contract with company and left from the group.
  • Moon Jihu( Hangul : 문지후; Hanja : 文智厚) was born on(1991-04-22)April 22, 1991(age 25)in Seoul . In February 5, 2016 He has officially left the group.

Timeline[edit]

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 A Jax (band)'s Discography

A-Jax discography
Music videos6
EPs3
Singles6

Extended plays[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Korean
2MYX 6
  • KOR: 2,856+
Insane 8
  • KOR: 2,067+
Snake 13
  • KOR: 1,442+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
Korean
2012"One 4 U" /
"Never Let Go"(B-side)
167
164
2MYX
"Hot Game" 59
"2MYX" 188
2013"Insane" 123 Insane
"Snake" 172 Snake
Japanese
2012"One 4 U" 29
  • JPN: 4,030
Non-album song
"Hot Game"
  • JPN: 3,692
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 A Jax (band)'s Filmography

  • MBCMaking the Star: DSP Boyz(2012)
  • SNS Drama "Vampire's Flower"(2014)

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 A Jax (band)'s References

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