f(x)(//; Korean :에프엑스) is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2009. The quintet consists of Victoria , Amber , Luna , Sulli , and Krystal . The group made their debut on September 5, 2009, with release of the digital single " LA chA TA ". They are known for their consistent sound in releases, with their music being very electronic. f(x) released their first EPNu ABOin 2010 to growing popularity. They released their first studio albumPinocchioin 2011. The lead single off the album " Pinocchio (Danger) " gained their first music program win and was their first song to win the triple crown. Their band name, f(x) originates from the mathematics' notation meaning function,f(x).They released their second EPElectric Shockon June 10, 2012.Electric Shockreached the number one spot on both the US and Canadian iTunes electronic albums chart soon after its release.The lead single off their EP gained significant popularity and acclaim, domestically sweeping digital charts.Their second album, titledf(x) The Second Album 'Pink Tape',was released July 29, 2013.
SM Entertainment's art director,Min Hee Jun, revealed a behind-the-scenes story regarding groupf(x)after the departure of memberSulli.On November 30, Min Hee Jun appeared as a lecturer at the '4th Contents Insight' that opened at the Nuri Dream Square in Sangam-dong. There, Min talked about f(…
f(x)'sAmberexpressed her appreciation for her group's MV,"Electric Shock,"reaching 100 million views!
It's been over four years since the release off(x)'s "Electric Shock" and now the MV has reached the milestone of 100 million views!
|2012||"I AM."||Documentary of SMTown Live '11 World Tour in New York||As themselves|
|2010||Hello f(x)||f(x) travel to Africa, Thailand, and Japan.|
|2010–11||f(x)'s Koala||Amber didn't participate in the series due to an ankle injury.|
|2010–present||Star King||Members have recurring roles on the show.|
|2013||Amazing f(x)||f(x) travel to New Zealand to complete their bucket lists.|
|2013||Go! f(x)||The show highlights f(x)'s trip to Austin, LA, and Hollywood.|
.In 2006, the agency recruited Luna after seeing her perform on the television programTruth Game.Victoria was spotted by one of S.M. Entertainment's agents at a Beijing dance competition, and later joined the company. Two months later, Amber was cast through S.M. Global Auditions in Los Angeles, California, where she was one of two selected to become trainees.
f(x) was introduced as "Asia's Pop Dance Group" through a YouTube video teaser released on August 24, 2009. For five days, S.M. revealed information about the group through news portals and posted photos of each member on their official website. Their debut single, " LA chA TA ", was released on September 1, 2009. Following their first performance at the Samseong-dong Fashion Center on September 2, 2009, the music video for the single was screened and released online the next day. The group's first broadcast performance of "LA chA TA" was held on the Septermber 5, 2009 broadcast of MBC 'sShow! Music Core.
Both groups released their own rendition of the song "Chocolate Love", with f(x)'s being an electro-pop version, on October 8, 2009. The group released their first physical single, " Chu~♡ ", on November 9, 2009, and a month later they appeared as special guests at Girls' Generation's Into the New World concert held at the Olympic Fencing Gymnasium on December 19 and 20, 2009.
, on May 4, 2010. Consisting of six tracks, the lead single " Nu ABO " topped various online music portal charts in Korea,and also become one of theGaonChart's weekly number-one singles . The group held their first performance of the song on KBS'sMusic Bankon May 7, 2009.
, on music shows starting on July 17, 2010. f(x) participated in the SMTown Live '10 World Tour on August 21, 2010, at the Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium . They also performed in Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Paris on later dates.This marks the first time f(x) and their fellow label mates have performed outside of Asia. Avex Entertainment and SM Entertainment Japan released a statement about the renewal of the contracts of S.M. artists who were signed to the label on November 24, 2010. It stated that f(x) is now signed to Avex, and their albums will be released under the label in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong.
Pinocchiowas released on April 7, 2011. The music video teaser for their lead single " Pinocchio (Danger) ", a remake of Kristine Elezaj 's "Razor",was released on April 15, 2011. The album was released on April 20, 2011, and the group held their performance of the single on the April 22, 2011 broadcast of KBS'sMusic Bank. f(x) achieved eight wins with "Pinocchio (Danger)" on various music shows.
In August 2011, f(x) released an OST song called "Garagabana" for the online game Bust-a-Move ,and in December 2011, they released an English song entitled "1, 2, 3" as part of the2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Giftalbum.
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f(x) began promotions for " Electric Shock " starting onM! Countdownon June 14, 2012, where they also performed " Jet " as part of the special comeback stage. f(x) ended their promotions on July 15, 2012, and began preparing for their Japanese debut. They released a Japanese remake of " Hot Summer " in mid-August, which was also selected as the commercial background song for Uminoie Resort.
While in the U.S. f(x) flew to Los Angeles from SXSW to practice choreography for their second album with Kevin Maher. Maher and Amber later tweeted pictures of them rehearsing. Maher's dance assistant Sohey Sugihara also posted two pictures of him and Maher with f(x) on Instagram.On their last day in the U.S. the group filmed a Funny or Die sketch with Anna Kendrick .
In late May 2013 a S.M. representative said that, "A comeback during this first half of the year appears difficult for f(x). We are at the peak of album production for a comeback during the second half of the year." f(x) are expected to release their second album in late July. They recently performed at the 2013 Hong Kong Dome Festival on July 1, with new hairstyles. On July 17, 2013, f(x) released a promotional video trailer for their second full-length albumPink Tape, which was released on July 29, 2013.
|Stage Name||Full Name||Date of Birth||Nationality|
|Victoria||빅토리아||Song Qian||송천/宋茜||(age 26)||China|
|Amber||엠버||Amber Josephine Liu||유일운/劉逸雲||(age 20)||United States|
|Luna||루나||Park Sun-Young||박선영/朴善怜||(age 20)||South Korea|
|Sulli||설리||Choi Jin-Ri||최진리/崔雪莉||(age 19)||South Korea|
|Krystal||크리스탈||Jung Soo Jung||정수정/鄭秀晶||(age 18)||United States|
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