Infinite( Korean :인피니트) is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 by Woollim Entertainment . The group is composed of Sungkyu , Dongwoo , Woohyun , Hoya , Sungyeol , L , and Sungjong . Their mini-albumNew Challengesold over 160,000 copies in South Korea alone and was one of the best-selling albums of 2013. Their second full album,Season 2, was released in May 2014.
INFINITEwas selected as one of the'Global Artists Top 10'byNaver's 'V'app on February 3.In celebrating their most popular artists on their platform, 'V' selected the top 10 artists based on the number of views, hearts, and comments and INFINITE was one of the artists selected! INFINITE even rec…
INFINITEwill be hosting another grand-scale fan meeting, 'INFINITE Gathering 3'!The event is one that the group holds every 2 years and is a rally-style fan meeting to be held this year at Seoul's Jamsil Indoor Stadium from March 3-4.The INFINITE members will be granting fans' wishes and desires dur…
Being a rookie group in the K-Pop industry means being prepared to bow to your sunbaes at any given moment, no matter what situation you're in!Rookie boy groupUP10TIONvalidated this, during a year-end music festival from last year, where they were caught on camera bowing to their sunbae groupINFINIT…
First Invasionwith the singles "Come Back Again" and "She's Back".
On January 7, 2011, the band returned with the singleBefore the Dawn (BTD)from their second extended playEvolution.
Their first albumOver The Topwas released on July 21, 2011 along with the music video of their title trackBe Mine(내꺼하자). They received their first music show first place award atM! Countdownon September 1, 2011 and received a "Double Crown" for winning two consecutive #1 places at M! Countdown. Following the success of "Be Mine" Infinite re-released a repackaged album titledParadise, along with its title track with the same name, on September 26, 2011. On October 9, Infinite came first onInkigayofor "Paradise." Infinite then won their second trophy with "Paradise" on October 13 onM! Countdown.
Evolutionalbum hit #3 on real-time charts for sales in Korea.The song was the top downloaded ringtone on the daily charts of the K-POP section of Japan’s top mobile website. Infinite released various rental singles including " She's Back ", " BTD (Before The Dawn) ", and " Nothing's Over " before they officially debuted in Japan. Infinite made their official debut with the release of the Japanese version of " BTD " on November 19, 2011. The B-side for the single is " Can U Smile ", a remake of a track from their 2nd Mini AlbumEVOLUTION. It is the 3rd track of their first single albumInspirit.
In December 2011, they digitally released their first Christmas song "White Confession".
First Invasion. Tickets to the concert sold out within 10 minutes after being released online on December 14.
Woohyun was cast inThe Thousandth Manwhich started airing on the 17th of August,L was cast inWhat is Momthat aired on October 8.Infinite sang the sitcom's OST,Fantasy.
Total reported sales amount to at least 54,218 copies.
for the "The Chaser" which achieved top spot on the charts for three consecutive weeks.At the end of the year, Billboard named "The Chaser" the number one KPOP song of the year.
. "Man in Love", the title track of the mini album, won 7 music show awards in its promotion period.
, on June 6.It took the #1 place on the Oricon’s albums chart for the week of June 3 to 9 with 69,647 copies sold.
The group first performed "Destiny" at the 2013 Mnet 20's Choice Awards on July 18 and began promotional performances on MBC 's July 20 episode of Show! Music Core and various music programs.
Infinite began their 1st World Tour namedOne Great Stepon August 9 in Seoul. The tour included 22 shows in Asia, North America, Europe and Dubai. The group concluded their world tour with an encore concert, "One Great Step Returns" in Seoul on February 2014. On November 22, 2013, Infinite won the best male group on MAMA ( Mnet Asian Music Awards ) 2013 and additionally received the "Sony MDR Worldwide Performer" award.
made their debut on March 10.
Prior to the release ofThe Origin, Infinite released the instrumental music video for their song "BTD (Before the Dawn)", which featured never-before-seen footage from the original "BTD" music video.
Prior to the release of the album, Infinite held a showcase in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, titled 1.2.3. The group held the first showcase in Japan on May 19 and Taiwan on May 20 before performing in South Korea on May 21.On May 21, the music video for "Last Romeo" was released. Infinite then made their comeback with the repackaged albumBe Back, on July 22. Infinite performed their first live performance of the title song, "Back", on KBS's Music Bank on July 18.
The single was subsequently released on December 24 and used as the centerpiece of their upcoming "Dilemma Tour" in Japan in early 2015.
On May 20, Infinite released their teaser for their Japanese single, '24 Hours'! It includes individual shots of the boys dressed in white to depict angels on earth, a short snippet of the upcoming track is teased to add onto the already heightened anticipation.
. Moreover, there is another short PV which was released. This time, the boys cannot be seen throughout the video and rather a couple being sweet together is visible. It exhibits cute scenarios usually done by persons committed in a relationship. At the end, the boy sweetly sung part of the song in a cappella.24 Hours, has come in 3rd on the Oricon Weekly Chart with 56, 266 copies sold.
Reality,the first music video teaser appeared on July 6the song itself together with its video was released on July 12,with the release ofRealityfollowing on July 13.
On July 21, Infinite released their teaser forInfinite Effect World Tour. Holding a flag with an infinity logo, leader Sung-kyu leads his fellow members through the doors, signaling their invasion into other countries through the teaser video. With the use of fire in the background, tarot cards, coffins, and zombie face makeup, Infinite seems to be going with a dark concept, which has been a strength for the group for their promotions.
On August 24, the band announced several other stops for the concert.More stops for their second world tour has since been announced.
and released their second EP,Fly Again, on January 26, 2015. They also held a press conference and a showcase on the same day at AX Korea, in Seoul.Promotions for the album started on January 31, on M! Countdown and Music Bank .
was revealed, closely followed by the announcement that Infinite F would be debuting in Korea the following week. On November 30, Infinite F debuted in Korea with their first single album,Heartbeat.The sub-group made their official music show debut onMusic Bankon December 5.
|2014||Grow: Infinite's Real Youth Life|
|2010||Mnet||Pre-debut reality show withLovelyz'sJiae|
|2011||Infinite's Sesame Player|
|2013||Infinite's Japan Story|
|2015||Infinite Showtime||MBC Every1|
|2012||Disk Bonsang Award||Over the Top||Won|
|Most Popular Artist Award||Be Mine||Nominated|
|MSN Most Popular Artist Award||Nominated|
|Hallyu Icon Award||Infinite||Won|
|2013||Disk Bonsang Award||Infinitize||Won|
|Best Group Performance||Infinite||Won|
|2014||Disk Bonsang Award||New Challenge||Won|
|2015||Disk Bonsang Award||Season 2||Won|
|2011||Bonsang Award||Be Mine,Paradise||Nominated|
|2015||Bonsang Award||Season 2||Won|
|Special Hallyu Award||Infinite||Won|
The Mnet Asian Music Awards (abbreviated asMAMA), formerly "M.net KM Music Festival" (MKMF) (1999–2008), is a major K-pop music award show that is held by Mnet Media annually in South Korea.
Daesang Award (Grand Prize) is equivalent to Artist of the Year.
|12th||2010||Come Back Again||Nominated|
|15th||2013||Infinite||Best Male Group||Won|
|Man In Love||Best Dance Performance – Male Group||Nominated|
|1st World Tour - One Great Step||Sony MDR World Wide Performer||Won|
|16th||2014||Last Romeo||Best Dance Performance – Male Group||Won|
|Infinite||K-pop Fan's Choice - Male||Won|
|Season 2||BC – UnionPay Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Last Romeo||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|17th||2015||Infinite||Best Dance Performance - Male Group||Nominated|
|Infinite H||Best Collaboration & Unit||Nominated|
|Bad||Best Music Video||Nominated|
|UnionPay Song of the Year||Nominated|
|9th||2012||Over the Top||Won|
Melon Music Awards use only digital sales and online votes to judge winners.
Daesang Award (Grand Prize) is equivalent Artist of the Year.
|4th||2012||2012 Top 10||Won|
|Daesang - Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|7th||2015||Infinite||Netizen Popularity Award||Nominated|
|Kim Sungkyu||Rock Award||Won|
|20’s Mwave Global Star||Nominated|
|2010||New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award||Infinite||Won|
|2011||Idol Dance Competition||Hoya and Dongwoo||Won|
|Mnet M! Countdown Awards||Best Action Performance|| Before the Dawn (BTD)|
|Idol Growth No.1||Infinite||Won|
|2012||Billboard Korea||The Chaser||Won|
|SBS MTV Best of the Best Awards||Best Dance Music Video||Won|
|Popular Music of the Year||Infinite||Won|
|SBS Inkigayo Half-Year Wrap Up Special||Man In Love||Won|
|SBS Gayo Daejun SOTY Poll||Infinite||Won|
|2014||SBS Gayo Daejun||Won|
|2015||21st Republic of Korea Entertainment Art Awards||Won|
|iQiyi All Star Carnival|| Best Asia Performing Group|
Best Music Award Of The Year
|2016||Korea Cable TV Awards||Won|
These are the collection of Infinite's wins on Korea's televised music program shows.
M! Countdown is aired on Korean cable channel M.net , Music Bank on KBS , Inkigayo on SBS , Show Champion on MBC Music , Music Core on MBC and The Show on SBS MTV .
|2011||October 9||" Paradise "|
|2012||June 3||" The Chaser "|
|2013||March 31||" Man in Love "|
|2011||September 1||" Be Mine "|
|October 13||" Paradise "|
|2012||May 31||" The Chaser "|
|2013||April 4||" Man in Love "|
|July 25||" Destiny "|
|2014||May 29||" Last Romeo "|
|2015||July 23||" Bad "|
|2012||" The Chaser "|
|2014||May 30||" Last Romeo "|
|2015||July 24||" Bad "|
|2012||June 5||" The Chaser "|
|2013||April 3||" Man in Love "|
|July 31||" Destiny "|
|2014||May 28||" Last Romeo "|
|2015||July 22||" Bad "|
|2015||" Bad "|
|2013||April 20||" Man in Love "|
|July 27||" Destiny "|
|2014||" Back "|
|2015||July 25||" Bad "|
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