Infinite

Monday, May 2, 2011

Infinite K-POP BOYBAND PROFILE

Infinite (Korean: 인피니트) is a seven member South Korean pop boy group under Woollim Entertainment. The group has 7 members, Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Hoya, Sungyeol, L, and Sungjong. Infinite debuted on June 2010 with their hit debut song, Come Back Again (다시돌아와). INFINITE's official fan club name is 'Inspirit'
Pre-debut
Before their official debut, Infinite revealed themselves with their own reality show shown on Mnet reality documentary program: "You’re My Oppa".[2] INFINITE's 'face of the group', L, was featured in Epik High's Run Music Video, along with members Sung Gyu, Woo Hyun and Sung Jong as the instrument players.
 Comeback
After promoting their hit debut song Come Back Again (다시돌아와), they then started to promote She's Back [3] from their first mini album, First Invasion. On January 7, 2011 the boy group had their comeback with their song Before the Dawn (BTD) from their second mini album Evolution.[4] Infinite have been comeback with the song name Nothing's Over, on March 17, 2011.[5]
 Popularity on the rise
From their synchronized dance from Come Back Again, their "Scorpion Dance" from their recent comeback song "Before the Dawn" has caught many attention from fans, viewers and netizens. With this publicity INFINITE has risen to fame once more. INFINITE debuted in Japan with their first single "To-Ra-Wa" [6] on January 26, 2011. Immediately after its release, their "Evolution" album hit #3 on real-time charts for sales in Korea.[7] The song topped to #1 for ringtones on the daily charts of the K-POP section of Japan’s top mobile website.
Members
Sung Kyu
  • Real Name: Kim Sung Kyu (김성규) [8]
  • Japanese Name: Kim Songyu (キム・ソンギュ)[9]
  • Birthdate: April 28, 1989 (1989-04-28) (age 21)
  • Position: Leader and Main Vocalist
  • Blood type: A
  • Talent: Speaking chinese
 Dong Woo
  • Real Name: Jang Dong Woo (장동우) [8]
  • Japanese Name: Jang Donwoo (チャン・ドンウ) [9]
  • Birthdate: November 22, 1990 (1990-11-22) (age 20)
  • Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist and Lead Dancer
  • Blood type: A
Woo Hyun
  • Real Name: Nam Woo Hyun (남우현) [8]
  • Japanese Name: Nam Woohyun (ナム・ウヒョン) [9]
  • Birthdate: February 8, 1991 (1991-02-08) (age 20)
  • Position: Lead Vocalist
  • Blood type: B
Hoya
  • Real Name: Lee Ho Won (이호원) [8]
  • Japanese Name: Lee Howon (イ・ホウォン) [9]
  • Birthdate: March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28) (age 20)
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist and Main Dancer
  • Blood type: AB
 Sung Yeol
  • Real Name: Lee Sung Yeol (이성열) [8]
  • Japanese Name: Lee Sonyoru (イ・ソンヨル) [9]
  • Birthdate: August 27, 1991 (1991-08-27) (age 19)
  • Position: Sub Vocalist
  • Blood type: B
  •  L
  • Real Name: Kim Myung Soo (김명수) [8]
  • Japanese Name: Kim Myonsu (キム・ミョンス) [9]
  • Birthdate: March 13, 1992 (1992-03-13) (age 19)
  • Position: Main Vocalist , Face of the group
  • Blood type: O
 Sung Jong
  • Real Name: Lee Sung Jong (이성종) [8]
  • Japanese Name: Lee Sonjon (イ・ソンジョン) [9]
  • Birthdate: September 3, 1993 (1993-09-03) (age 17)
  • Position: Sub Vocalist and Maknae
  • Blood type: A
 Discography
 Mini Albums (EPs)
Year Album Information Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
KOR
[10] 2010 First Invasion
  • 1st Mini Album
  • Released: June 6, 2010
  • Genre: Dance Pop, Ballad
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
10 — —

2011 Evolution
  • 2nd Mini Album
  • Released: January 6, 2011
  • Genre: Dance Pop, Ballad
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 — —

Single Albums
Year Album Information Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
KOR
[10] 2011 Inspirit
  • 1st Single Album
  • Released: March 17, 2011
  • Genre: Dance, Pop
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 — —

Promotional Singles
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[10] 2010 "Come Back Again" 67 First Invasion "She's Back" 66 2011 "BTD (Before The Dawn)" 45 Evolution "Nothing's Over" 22 Inspirit
 Other Charted Songs
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[10] 2011 "Voice Of My Heart" 95 Evolution
 Music Videos
Year Title Length 2010 "Come Back Again" 3:22 "Come Back Again (Dance Ver.)" 3:08 "She's Back" 3:28 "She's Back (Practice Ver)" 3:16 2011 "BTD (Before The Dawn)" 4:32 "BTD (Before The Dawn (Practice Ver.)" 3:07 "BTD (Before The Dawn) (Dance Ver.)" 3:05 "Nothing's Over" 3:43
 References
  1. ^ (Korean) INFINITE Official Fan Club Inspirit 기 모집 안내 . Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  2. ^ (Korean) "포토엔,인피니트,긴장되는 첫 무대~" (in Korean). Newsen. June 9, 2010. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201006091807141002.  Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  3. ^ (English) "Infinite Release She's Back MV". Allkpop. August 3, 2010. http://www.allkpop.com/2010/08/infinite-releases-shes-back-mv.  Retrieved August 3, 2010.
  4. ^ (English) "Infinite Unveils Before The Dawn MV". Allkpop. January 6, 2011. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/01/infinite-unveils-before-the-dawn-mv.  Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  5. ^ (English) "Infinite Releases MV Teaser for Nothing's Over". allkpop. March 7, 2011. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/03/infinite-releases-mv-teaser-for-nothings-over.  Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  6. ^ (Korean) "인피니트, 日 강타 'TO-RA-WA' 벨소리 1위 기염" (in Korean). Osen. January 28, 2011. http://osen.mt.co.kr/news/view.html?gid=G1101280306.  Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  7. ^ (Korean) "인피니트 ‘에볼루션’ 발매 즉시 한터 실시간 차트 3위 ‘기염’" (in Korean). Nate News. January 7, 2011. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.nate.com%2Fview%2F20110107n20130&h=e5476.  Retrieved January 07, 2011.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g (Korean) Infinite Official Site . Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g (Japanese) Infinite Japan Official Site . Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  10. ^ a b c d "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. http://www.gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/search/chart_list.gaon?Search_str=Infinite.
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