Infinite (band)

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.

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 Infinite (band)'s History

2010–2011: Debut,Over the Top, and Japanese debut[edit]

First Invasionwith the singles "Come Back Again" and "She's Back".

Infinite in August 2011

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".

2012: First concert andInfinitize[edit]

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.

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.

2013:New Challengeand first World Tour[edit]

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

. "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.

2014:Season 2[edit]

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.

2015:Realityand Second World Tour[edit]

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.

At 2015 summer kpop festival

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.[citation needed]

On August 24, the band announced several other stops for the concert.More stops for their second world tour has since been announced.

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 Infinite (band)'s Members

  • Kim Sung-kyu
  • Jang Dong-woo
  • Nam Woo-hyun
  • Hoya
  • Lee Sung-yeol
  • L
  • Lee Sung-jong

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 Infinite (band)'s Sub-units

Infinite H[edit]

Main article: Infinite H

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 .

Infinite F[edit]

Main article: Infinite F

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.

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 Infinite (band)'s Discography

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 Infinite (band)'s Tour and Concert

World Tour
  • 2013 Infinite 1st World Tour "One Great Step" (2013–2014)
  • 2015 Infinite 2nd World Tour "INFINITE EFFECT" (2015–2016)
Korean Tour
  • Infinite Second Invasion (2012)
  • 2012 Infinite Concert: That Summer (2012)
  • 2014 Infinite Concert: That Summer 2 (2014)
Japan Tour
  • Infinite Japan 1st Live - Leaping Over (2011)
  • Infinite 1st Arena Tour in Japan - Second Invasion Evolution Plus (2012)
  • 2015 Infinite Japan Tour - DILEMMA (2015)

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 Infinite (band)'s Filmography

Film[]

YearTitleRole
2012 as themselves
2014 Grow: Infinite's Real Youth Life

TV series[]

YearTitleNetworkRole
2011 Wara Store Tooniverse

Variety shows[]

YearTitleNetworkNotes
2010 Mnet Pre-debut reality show withLovelyz'sJiae
2011 Infinite's Sesame Player
2012
2013 Infinite's Japan Story
2014
2015 Infinite Showtime MBC Every1

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 Infinite (band)'s Awards and nominations

Golden Disk Awards[edit]

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2012 Disk Bonsang Award Over the TopWon
Most Popular Artist AwardBe MineNominated
MSN Most Popular Artist AwardNominated
Hallyu Icon Award InfiniteWon
2013 Disk Bonsang Award InfinitizeWon
Best Group Performance InfiniteWon
2014 Disk Bonsang Award New ChallengeWon
Popularity Award DestinyNominated
2015 Disk Bonsang Award Season 2Won

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2010 Popularity Award InfiniteNominated
2011 Bonsang Award Be Mine,ParadiseNominated
Popularity Award InfiniteNominated
2014 Bonsang Award DestinyWon
Popularity Award InfiniteNominated
2015 Bonsang Award Season 2Won
Special Hallyu Award InfiniteWon

Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)[edit]

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.

BoutYearNominated workAwardResult
12th2010Come Back Again Nominated
13th2011Be Mine
Nominated
Nominated
14th2012The Chaser
Nominated
Nominated
Nominated
15th2013Infinite Best Male GroupWon
Man In Love Best Dance Performance – Male GroupNominated
1st World Tour - One Great Step Sony MDR World Wide PerformerWon
16th2014Last Romeo Best Dance Performance – Male GroupWon
Infinite K-pop Fan's Choice - MaleWon
Season 2 BC – UnionPay Album of the YearNominated
Last Romeo Song of the YearNominated
17th2015 Infinite Best Dance Performance - Male GroupNominated
Infinite H Best Collaboration & UnitNominated
Bad Best Music VideoNominated
UnionPay Song of the YearNominated

Korean Music Awards[edit]

BoutYearNominated workAwardResult
9th2012Over the Top Won
12th2015Season 2 Won

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Melon Music Awards use only digital sales and online votes to judge winners.
Daesang Award (Grand Prize) is equivalent Artist of the Year.

BoutYearNominated workAwardResult
3rd2011Infinite Nominated
4th2012 2012 Top 10Won
Daesang - Artist of the YearNominated
7th2015 Infinite Netizen Popularity AwardNominated
Kim Sungkyu Rock AwardWon

Mnet 20's Choice Awards[edit]

BoutYearNominated workAwardResult
7th2013Infinite Won
20’s Mwave Global StarNominated

Other[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2010 New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer AwardInfiniteWon
2011 Idol Dance Competition Hoya and DongwooWon
Performance Group InfiniteWon
Mnet M! Countdown Awards Best Action Performance Before the Dawn (BTD)
"Scorpion Dance"
Won
Idol Growth No.1 InfiniteWon
2012 Billboard Korea The ChaserWon
SBS MTV Best of the Best Awards Best Dance Music VideoWon
2013 Infinite HWon
Popular Music of the Year InfiniteWon
SBS Inkigayo Half-Year Wrap Up Special Man In LoveWon
SBS Gayo Daejun SOTY Poll InfiniteWon
2014SBS Gayo Daejun Won
Won
2015 21st Republic of Korea Entertainment Art Awards Won
iQiyi All Star Carnival Best Asia Performing Group
Best Music Award Of The Year
Won
2016 Korea Cable TV Awards Won

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 Infinite (band)'s Music Program Awards

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 .

Inkigayo[edit]

YearDateSong
2011 October 9 " Paradise "
2012 June 3" The Chaser "
June 10
2013 March 31" Man in Love "
April 7
July 28

M! Countdown[edit]

YearDateSong
2011 September 1" Be Mine "
September 8
October 13 " Paradise "
2012 May 31" The Chaser "
June 7
June 14
2013 April 4" Man in Love "
July 25" Destiny "
2014 May 29" Last Romeo "
June 5
2015 July 23" Bad "

Music Bank[edit]

YearDateSong
2012 " The Chaser "
2013 April 5
April 12
2014 May 30" Last Romeo "
June 13
2015 July 24 " Bad "

MBC Music Show Champion[edit]

YearDateSong
2012 June 5 " The Chaser "
2013 April 3 " Man in Love "
July 31 " Destiny "
2014 May 28" Last Romeo "
June 4
2015 July 22 " Bad "

The Show[edit]

YearDateSong
2015 " Bad "
July 28

MBC Show! Music Core[edit]

YearDateSong
2013 April 20 " Man in Love "
July 27 " Destiny "
2014 " Back "
2015 July 25 " Bad "

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