f (x) band


f(x)(/ˌɛfˈɛks/; Hangul :에프엑스) is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2009. The group is composed of four members: Victoria , Amber , Luna and Krystal . Originally a five-piece group, Sulli later departed from the group in August 2015. Since their debut, f(x) has released four full-length albums, two extended plays , and one repackaged album.f(x) has been recognised for their experimental style and eclectic, electropop -based sound.They are one of the few recognized K-pop groups internationally,becoming the first K-pop act to perform at SXSW .Their acclaimed second album,Pink Tape, was the only K-pop album on US music channel Fuse 's '41 Best Albums of 2013'.

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 f (x) band's History


.Luna was recruited by S.M. Entertainment following her 2006 appearance on the reality television programTruth Game.Victoria was scouted through a Beijing dance competition in September 2007 after winning first place.In 2008, Amber was cast through S.M. Global Auditions in Los Angeles , California.[citation needed]

2009–2010: Debut andNu ABOedit

f(x) with Girls' Generation at a showcase for the LG Chocolate cellphone

f(x) was first introduced as a five-member dance-focused pop group in a teaser clip released on August 24, 2009. Their debut single "LA chA TA" was released on September 1, with a showcase held the following day at Samseong Fashion Center in Gangnam . The group's broadcast debut was on September 5, on MBC 'sMusic Core. Shortly after their debut, f(x) featured in promotions of the LG Chocolate cell phone alongside Girls' Generation . Both groups released versions of the song "Chocolate Love"; f(x)'s being an electropop version released on October 8. They also released their first physical single, "Chu~♡", on November 9. A month later, the group appeared as special guests at Girls' Generation's Into The New World concert at the Olympic Fencing Gymnasium , Seoul .

At the start of 2010, f(x) collaborated with the Chinese boy band M.I.C. to promote the LG Cyon cell phone, releasing a Chinese cover of " Lollipop ". In April they appeared in their documentary reality programme,Hello f(x). On May 4, the group released their first extended play,Nu ABO. The lead single "Nu ABO" was a commercial success in Korea and become a number-one single on the Gaon Chart . In June, Amber went on hiatus due to an ankle injury, while the remaining members continued group activities without her for the remainder of the year. They promoted the single "Mr Boogie" as a follow-up single from their EP and participated in the SMTown Live '10 World Tour , as well as filming their second documentary reality show,f(x)'s Koala. Towards the end of 2010 it was announced that f(x)'s albums would be distributed under Japanese label Avex Entertainment in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. Amber returned to the group in early 2011.

2011–2012:Pinocchio,Hot Summer, andElectric Shockedit

f(x) (with the absence of Sulli, who was filming at the time) performing at the Yeosu Expo K-Pop concert in 2012

in April 2011, with the lead single " Pinocchio (Danger) ". The single peaked at number one on the Gaon digital single chart, and the group went on to take eight music show wins. On June 14,Pinocchiowas re-released under the titleHot Summer. The repackaged album contained the title track " Hot Summer " (a remake of a Monrose song produced by Thomas Troelsen and Remee ), as well as three previously released digital singles: "LA chA TA", "Chu~♡", and " Is It Ok? "."Hot Summer" peaked at #2 on the Gaon digital single chart and was downloaded over 375,000 times in the week of release. The song went on to become one of the most successful singles of 2011 in South Korea, selling 2,909,384 copies by the end of the year. In August, the group released a song called "Garagabana" for the gameBust-a-Moveand in December they released a song in English, titled "1, 2, 3", as part of the2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Giftalbum.

2013–2014:Pink Tape, critical acclaim, andRed Lightedit

and the Gaon Albums Chart.It was the only Korean album to appear on Fuse 's '41 Best Albums of 2013'.A track from the album,Airplane, was also ranked third on Billboard's '20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013'.

and was again well-received overseas.Shortly after the album was released, it was announced that Sulli was unable to perform with the group for health reasons, and that she would be taking a temporary hiatus.

2015–present: Sulli's departure,4 Walls, and first concert touredit

, which debuted at #23 on Oricon 's weekly chart.

F(x) performing as a 4-piece group in Trafalgar Square , in August 2015.

To promote the album's release, the group starred in a web reality program titledf(x)=1cm.


The song was accompanied by a music video, directed and edited by Amber.

On October 16, the music video for "Electric Shock" surpassed 100 million views on YouTube, making f(x) the third Korean girl group, and sixth Korean group overall, to reach this milestone.

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 f (x) band's Discography

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 f (x) band's Filmography


YearTitleRoleOther notes
2012 I AM.ThemselvesBiographical film
2015 SMTown: The Stage


2010 Y-star Hello f(x) Travelled in Africa, Thailand and Japan.
2010–2011 MBC Every1 f(x) Koala Travelled in Los Angeles, Tokyo and other world-famous cities.
Amber was not present due to her ankle injury.
2013 Mnet America Go! f(x)
MBC Music Amazing f(x) Travelled in New Zealand.
2015 NaverTV
f(x)=1cm First reality show after Sulli's departure

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 f (x) band's Concerts


  • Dimension 4 – Docking Station (2016)

Concert participationedit

  • SM Town Live '10 World Tour (2010–2011)
  • SM Town Live World Tour III (2012–2013)
  • SM Town Week (with EXO ) (2013)
  • SM Town Live World Tour IV (2014–2015)
  • SM Town Live World Tour V (2016)

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 f (x) band's Awards and nominations

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 f (x) band's See also

  • List of best-selling girl groups

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 f (x) band's References

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