INFINITE F

인피니티에프

Infinite( Korean :인피니트) is a seven-member South Korean pop boy band , formed in 2010 by Woollim Entertainment . The group comprises seven members: Sungkyu , Dongwoo , Woohyun , Hoya , Sungyeol , L , and Sungjong . Their most recent mini-album, New Challenge , has sold over 160,000 copies in Korea alone and was one of the best-selling albums of 2013. On 21 May 2014, they released their second full album " Season 2 ",following up with a repackaged album, titled "Be Back", on July 22, with title track " Back " which features an orchestral mix of Ballad & Dance. The single has garnered much attention for its outstanding musicality.Prior to their debut, the group was introduced to the public through the Mnet reality show "You're my Oppa", alongside labelmate Lovelyz member, Yoo Jiae .

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  • by jaicoree  -  June 25, 2016 11:11 AM

    INFINITE F releases MV for 'My Heart Is Beating'!

    The sweetINFINITEsub-unit,INFINITE F, has trotted out once again with a new release titled 'My Heart Is Beating'!Althoughreleased previously in Japan, their latest Korean release features a brand-new music video starring the three sub-unit members:L, SungjongandSungyeol.The song and the music video …

  • by hwarang  -  May 28, 2016 11:16 PM

    INFINITE F release full PV for 'My Heart is Beating' + making of video

    The boys ofINFINITE Fhave released the full PV for their bright and summery track, "My Heart is Beating," which captures the heart-fluttering moments of being in love!The members of this sub-unit,L,Sungyeol, andSungjong, are sweet and handsome, dressed in flattering pastel colors and smili…

  • by asian  -  January 23, 2015 09:14 AM

    [ASKKPOP] INFINITE's Sungjong transforms into a hipster athlete on 'The Celebrit…

    INFINITE's youngest memberSungjongwas featured in a recent pictorial with 'TheCelebrity' where he displayed his hipster casual look. With his unamused gaze and calm nature, the idol pulled off the unconventional sportswear well.During the interview with the magazine, Sungjong said that he wasn't muc…

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 INFINITE F's Career

2010 - 2011:First Invasion,Evolution,Over the Top, and Japanese debut

introducing the group before making their debut on June 9. They performed songs from their first EPFirst Invasionwith the singles "Come Back Again" and "She's Back".On December 19, 2010 L was featured in label mate Strawberry Field's "Starlight March" music video.

Infinite in August 2011

On January 7, 2011, the band returned with the singleBefore the Dawn (BTD)(Before the Dawn) from their second EPEvolution. Promotions forBTDended on the February 17, 2011.

Their first albumOver The Topwas released on July 21, 2011 along with the MV of their title trackBe Mine(내꺼하자). The music video teaser of their title track was first released on their official website at midnight on July 15 followed by an album preview on the 20th. The group subsequently had their comeback on July 23, 2011 onMusic Core. They received their First Music Show #1 Award inM! Countdownon September 1, 2011 and received a "Double Crown" for winning two consecutive #1 wins at M! Countdown . Following the success of "Be Mine" Infinite re-released their first albumOver the Topas a repackaged album titledParadiseon September 26, 2011. The music video teaser of "Paradise", the repackaged album's promotional track, was released on September 22, 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 Japanese version of " BTD ". " BTD " which was released on November 19, 2011. The single was released in three versions, a CD+Photobook including a 40-page photobook, a CD+DVD that includes their first Japanese showcase at Zepp Tokyo on July 21, 2011 as well as "BTD"'s music video and behind the scenes footage, and regular edition. All editions come with a random (1 of 7) trading cards. 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 (Lately)".

2012: Touring, individual activities andInfinitize

Infinite performing at Cyworld Dream Music Festival in 2011

First Invasion. Tickets to the concert sold out within 10 minutes after being released online on December 14. A teaser for the concert was released.

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 54,218 copies thus far.

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.

, on Nov 6th, he then released his first album,Another Meon Nov 19th with the single "60 Seconds"L featured in the MV for the title track.

2013: Infinite H,New Challenge,Koi ni Ochiru Toki,Destiny,Requestand World Tour

Infinite in 2013 at the K-POP World Festival in Changwon

and on March 21, the group released their fourth mini album, titledNew Challenge. "Man in Love", the title track of the mini album, won 7 music show awards in its promotion period.

Koi ni Ochiru Toki, on June 6.It took the #1 place on the Oricon’s album chart for the week of June 3–9 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 31 shows in Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Dubai. The group concluded their world tour with an encore concert, "One Great Step Returns" in Seoul on February 2014.

On September 26, they released a non-album single, "Request" as an endorsement for Samsung's Galaxy series of electronics. On November 22, 2013, INFINITE won the best male group on MAMA (Mnet Asia Music Award) 2013 and additionally received the SONY MDR WORLD WIDE PERFORMER award.

2014: Reality show, One Great Step Returns, New subunits,Season 2and Be Back

The group also announced that they will be making a comeback in April during the concert.

The sub unit 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 will be holding a showcase in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, titled 1.2.3. The group will hold 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 will be making 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.

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 INFINITE F's Members

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Stage nameBirth nameDate of BirthPosition
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangulHanja
Sungkyu 성규 Kim Sung-Gyu 김성규 金聖圭 (1989-04-28)April 28, 1989(age 25) Leader, Main Vocalist
Dongwoo 동우 Jang Dong-Woo 장동우 張東雨 (1990-11-22)November 22, 1990(age 24) Main Rapper
Woohyun 우현 Nam Woo-Hyun 남우현 南優賢 (1991-02-08)February 8, 1991(age 23) Main Vocalist
Hoya 호야 이호원 李浩沅 (1991-03-28)March 28, 1991(age 23) Rapper, Vocalist
Sungyeol 성열 Lee Sung-Yeol 이성열 李成烈 (1991-08-27)August 27, 1991(age 23) Vocalist
L Kim Myung-Soo 김명수 金明洙 (1992-03-13)March 13, 1992(age 22) Vocalist
Sungjong 성종 Lee Sung-Jong 이성종 李成鍾 (1993-09-03)September 3, 1993(age 21) Vocalist

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 INFINITE F's Discography

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 INFINITE F's Awards_and_nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Infinite

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 INFINITE F's Filmography

Variety & Reality Shows

  • 2010: "MBCInfinite Girls"
  • 2010: "MNET Secret T"
  • 2010: "KBS Big Star! Dance Grand Prix"
  • 2010: "Scandal" (Sunggyu + Woohyun)
  • 2010: "Star Making Survivor" EP1-7
  • 2010: "Midnight Idol" EP1-2
  • 2010: "Bouquet" EP8&11
  • 2010: "Midnight Idol" (Sunggyu + Sungyeol + Sungjong) EP3-4
  • 2011: "INFINITE Tooniverse Mak Irae Show"
  • 2011: "Beatles Code"
  • 2011: "Director's Cut" (Sunggyu + Hoya + L)
  • 2011: "Weekly Idol" (INFINITE without Sungjong) EP4
  • 2011: "Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2" (Hoya) EP72
  • 2011: "Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2" (Woohyun) EP86
  • 2011: "Weekly Idol" EP20,23
  • 2012: "Hello Counselor" (Sunggyu + Sungyeol + Woohyun) EP56
  • 2012: "Let's Go Dream Team" (Dongwoo + Hoya) EP122
  • 2012: "Strong Heart" (Sunggyu) EP133-134
  • 2012: "Weekly Idol" EP47,48,56
  • 2012: "Beatles Code"
  • 2012: "Immortal Song 2" (Sunggyu) EP55-63
  • 2012: "Weekly Idol" (Sunggyu + Hoya) EP64
  • 2012: "Miss & Mr Idol Korea" (Sunggyu + Woohyun + Hoya)
  • 2012: "High Society" (Sunggyu + Sungyeol + Dongwoo + Woohyun) EP45-47
  • 2012: "Hello Counselor" (Sunggyu + L)
  • 2012: "Weekly Idol" (Sunggyu) EP75
  • 2012: "Immortal Song 2" (Sunggyu + Woohyun) EP80-81
  • 2013: "Beatles Code" (Sunggyu + Dongwoo + Hoya)
  • 2013: "Weekly Idol" (Hoya + Dongwoo) EP79
  • 2013: "Busan Wish Travel" 2EP
  • 2013: "Running Man" (L) EP129
  • 2013: "Radio Star" (Sunggyu)
  • 2013: "Running Man" (Sunggyu + L) EP162
  • 2013: "Happy Together" (Sunggyu) EP285
  • 2013: "Beatles Code"
  • 2013: "High Society" (Sunggyu) EP62-79
  • 2013: "Genius: Rules of The Game" (Sunggyu)
  • 2013: "Weekly Idol" EP93-94
  • 2013: "Infinite Challenge" EP329-330
  • 2013: "Mamma Mia" EP10 (Dongwoo + INFINITE as Special Guest)
  • 2013: "Infinite Challenge" (Sunggyu) EP341-342
  • 2013: "Hello Counselor" (Sunggyu + Woohyun)
  • 2013: "Weekly Idol" EP107
  • 2013: "Barefooted Friends" EP12-14
  • 2013: "Safety First" (Sunggyu)
  • 2013: "The Dreaming Sea" (Sunggyu) EP1-3
  • 2013: "Law of the Jungle-Carribean & Maya Jungle" (Sungyeol) EP1-10
  • 2013-2014: "Elite TV" EP1-4
  • 2014: "COOL KIZ ON THE BLOCK - Taekwondo" (Hoya)
  • 2014: "Running Man" (Sunggyu) EP179-180
  • 2014: "Happy Together" (Sunggyu)
  • 2014: "After School Club" (INFINITE without Woohyun)
  • 2014: "The King of Food" (Sunggyu) EP5
  • 2014: "Running Man" (Sunggyu + Hoya) EP201
  • 2014: "Hello Counselor" (Sunggyu + Dongwoo + Sungyeol)
  • 2014: "Vitamin - Healing Foods" (Sunggyu + Hoya)
  • 2014: "Weekly Idol" (INFINITE without Woohyun) 2EP
  • 2014: "Smile People" (Dongwoo, Hoya, L)
  • 2014: "Crime Scene" (Sunggyu) EP7
  • 2014: "Law of the Jungle-Costa Rica" (Dongwoo)

Dramas

Movies

  • 2014:"Grow: Infinite's Real Youth Life"
  • 2015: "Hiya" (Hoya)

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 INFINITE F's References

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  9. "Member L casted on TV drama" (in Korean). OSEN via Naver. Jan 6, 2012.  Retrieved January 9, 2012.
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  16. "INFINITE wins #1 triple crown + performances from June 14th’s ‘M! Countdown’!". allkpop. June 14, 2012. 
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  44. http://infinitechinggyu.wordpress.com/infinite-contents/tv-shows-guestings/

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
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Korean Music Awards: Group Musician of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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