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Infinite (인피니트)

(Left to right) SungYeol, WooHyun, L, DongWoo, HoYa, SungGyu, SungJong.
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres Pop, R&B, dance
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Woollim Entertainment
Associated acts Epik High
Website www.ifnt7.com
Members
Sungkyu
Dongwoo
Woohyun
Hoya
Sungyeol
L
Sungjong
Infinite (band)
Hangul 인피니트
Revised Romanization Inpiniteu
McCune–Reischauer Inp‘init‘ŭ

Infinite (stylized as INFINITE) (Korean: 인피니트) is a seven member South Korean pop boy group under Woollim Entertainment, which is also home to other talents such as Epik High and Nell. The group consists of 7 members: Sunggyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Hoya, Sungyeol, Myungsoo/L, and Sungjong. Infinite held their first debut showcase on the 9th of June 2010, performing their hit debut song, Come Back Again (다시돌아와) along with various songs from their first single, First Invasion. They performed their debut track Come Back Again for the first time on the 10th of June 2010 on M! Countdown. Infinite’s official fan club name is ‘Inspirit’.[1]

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[edit] Career

[edit] Pre-debut

Before their official debut, Infinite revealed themselves with their own reality show shown on Mnet reality documentary program: “You Are 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 band. Members Dongwoo and Hoya were background dancers for Epik High during the promotions of “Run”.

[edit] Promotions in Japan

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”[3] on January 26, 2011. Immediately after its release, their “Evolution” album hit #3 on real-time charts for sales in Korea.[4] The song topped to #1 for ringtones on the daily charts of the K-POP section of Japan’s top mobile website.

[edit] Comebacks

After promoting their hit debut song Come Back Again (다시돌아와), they then started to promote She’s Back[5] 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.[6] Promotions for BTD (Before the Dawn) ended on the February 17, 2011 on Inkigayo where Infinite performed a remix version of the song.[7] The MV teaser for their next title song Nothing’s Over, off their first single album Inspirit, was released on March 7, 2011.[8] The full version was later released on March 16, 2011[9] ahead of their comeback stage on M! Countdown on March 17, 2011 where they performed both Nothing’s Over and part of Shot.[10]
Infinite then continued promotions with their follow-up track Can U Smile on May 12 on Mnet’s “M! Countdown”.

Their first album Over The Top was released on July 21, 2011[11] together with the MV of their title track Be Mine (내꺼하자).[12] The MV teaser of their title track was first released on their official website at midnight of July 15[13] followed by an album preview on the 20th.[14] The group then had their comeback on July 23, 2011 on Music Core.[15] On the September 1st, 2011 episode of M! Countdown, Infinite took home their first #1 spot for “Be Mine”. [16] On September 16, 2011, Infinite announced that they will release the repackaged album of Over The Top on September 26, 2011. On September 22, Woollim Entertainment revealed the music video teaser of Paradise, the repackaged album’s promotional track. [17] On 9th of October, Infinite came first on Inkigayo for Paradise. Infinite then won their second trophy with Paradise on October 13 on M! Countdown.

[edit] Members

Member Name Birthday Birthplace Position Other
Sung Kyu
  • Kim Sung Kyu (김성규)[18]
  • Kim Songyu (キム・ソンギュ)[19]
April 28, 1989 (1989-04-28) (age 22) North Jeolla
  • Leader
  • Main Vocalist
Dong Woo
  • Jang Dong Woo (장동우)[18]
  • Jang Donwoo (チャン・ドンウ)[19]
November 22, 1990 (1990-11-22) (age 21) Gyeonggi
  • Main Rapper
  • Lead Dancer
Woo Hyun
  • Nam Woo Hyeon (남우현)[18]
  • Nam Woohyun (ナム・ウヒョン)[19]
February 8, 1991 (1991-02-08) (age 20) Chungcheong
  • Main Vocalist
Hoya
  • Lee Ho Won (이호원)[18]
  • Lee Howon (イ・ホウォン)[19]
March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28) (age 20) Busan
  • Main Dancer
  • Lead Rapper
  • Vocalist
Sung Yeol
  • Lee Seong Yeol (이성열)[18]
  • Lee Sonyoru (イ・ソンヨル)[19]
August 27, 1991 (1991-08-27) (age 20) Gyeonggi
  • Sub-vocalist
L
  • Kim Myeong Soo (김명수)[18]
  • Kim Myonsu (キム・ミョンス)[19]
March 13, 1992 (1992-03-13) (age 19) Seoul
  • Lead Vocalist
  • Visual
Sung Jong
  • Lee Seong Jong (이성종)[18]
  • Lee Sonjon (イ・ソンジョン)[19]
September 3, 1993 (1993-09-03) (age 18) Gwangju
  • Sub-vocalist
  • Maknae

[edit] Discography

Main article: Infinite discography

[edit] Korean Discography

[edit] Albums

[edit] Repackaged Albums

[edit] EPs

[edit] Single Albums

[edit] Digital Single Albums

[edit] Japanese Discography

[edit] Singles

[edit] Filmography

[edit] Variety Shows

  • 2010 Mnet “Infinite! You are my oppa!”
  • 2010 Mnet Japan “Days of Infinite”
  • 2010 MBC “Quiz That Changes The World” (SungYeol, SungJong)
  • 2010 ETV “Wowman” (DongWoo)
  • 2010 XTV “Lucky Strike” (WooHyun)
  • 2010 Mnet “Mnet’s M-Rookies”
  • 2010 Mnet Scandal (SungGyu, WooHyun)
  • 2010 KBS “1 vs. 100” (SungGyu, WooHyun, L)
  • 2010 KBS “Star Golden Bell” (SungJong)
  • 2010 KBS “Big Star! Dance Grand Prix”
  • 2010 MBC “Flower Bouquet” (ep.08, ep.11, ep.29)
  • 2010 MBC “Children of the Night” (ep.01, ep.02)
  • 2010 MBC “Children of the Night” (ep.03, ep.04)
  • 2010 MBC “Infinity Girls”
  • 2011 KBS “Let’s Go! Dream Team” (Hoya)
  • 2011 SBS “Strong Heart” (SungJong)
  • 2011 KBS “100 out of 100” (ep.25 – 28) (SungGyu, DongWoo, WooHyun, Hoya, L, SungJong)
  • 2011 KBS “Let’s Go! Dream Team” (Special Episode) (WooHyun)
  • 2011 Tooniverse “Mak Irae Show”
  • 2011 Mnet “The Beatles Code” (DongWoo, WooHyun, Hoya, SungJong)
  • 2011 Mnet “Directors Cut” (SungGyu, Hoya, L)
  • 2011 Mnet “Secret t”
  • 2011 Mnet “Sesame Player Season 2”
  • 2011 KBS “Star King” (WooHyun)
  • 2011 Mnet “Mnet Starcam Season 2 with Infinite”
  • 2011 Mnet “The Beatles Code” (SungJong)
  • 2011 KBS2 Happy Together (SungJong)
  • 2011 SBS “Strong Heart” (WooHyun)
  • 2011 KBS “Immortal Song 2” (WooHyun)
  • 2011 E Channel Life or Death Situation 1% (SungJong)
  • 2011 MBC “Show! Music Core” (WooHyun and SungYeol as One Day MCs)
  • 2011 tvN “Comedy Big League” (DongWoo, SungYeol, L, SungJong)
  • 2011 KBS “Birth of a Family
  • 2011 Mnet “Moon Night 90” ( Hoya, WooHyun, SungYeol )

[edit] Dramas

  • 2011 SBS “While You Were Sleeping” (SungYeol)
  • 2011 TV Asahi “Jiu Police Criminal Investigation” (Myungsoo/L)

[edit] Awards

Year Awards
2010
  • 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award[20]
2011
  • Mnet M! Countdown Idol Dance Battle (Infinite-H)[21]

[edit] Music Show Awards

[edit] M! Countdown

Year Date Song
2011 September 1[22] 내꺼하자 (Be Mine)
September 8[23]
October 13 Paradise

[edit] Inkigayo

Year Date Song
2011 October 9 Paradise

INFINITE Member Profile

SUNGGYU (Leader & Main Vocal)
Name: Kim Sung Gyu (김성규)
Birthdate: 04/28/89
Height: 178cm
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music.
Talent: Speaking Chinese
DONGWOO (Rapper)
Name: Jang Dong Woo (장동우)
Birthdate: 11/22/90
Height: 175cm
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Skateboarding.
Talent: Beatboxing, snowboarding

WOOHYUN (Main Vocal)
Name: Nam Woo Hyun (남우현)
Birthdate: 02/08/91
Height: 176cm
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Skiing, tennis.
Talent: Cooking
HOYA (Vocal,Rap & Dance)
Name: Lee Ho Won (이호원)
Birthdate: 03/26/91
Height: 175cm
Blood Type: AB
Hobbies: Playing games.
Talents: Dance, rap
SUNGYEOL (Vocal)
Name: Lee Sung Yeol (이성열)
Birthdate: 08/27/91
Height: 180cm
Blood Type: B
Talent: Rap

L (Vocal & Face of Infinite)
Name: Kim Myung Soo (김명수)
Birthdate: 03/13/92
Height: 178cm
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Cooking, exercise, rap.
Talent: Rap
SUNGJONG (Vocal, Maknae)
Name: Lee Sung Jong (이성종)
Birthdate: 09/03/93
Height: 177cm
Blood Type: A

Sumber dari :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_%28band%29, http://infinitindo.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/infinite-members-profile/, and http://eldorama.blogspot.com/2011/09/infinite-member-profile.html



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