|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Genres||Pop, K-pop, electropop, dance-pop|
|Labels||S.M. Entertainment (South Korea)
Avex Taiwan (Taiwan-R.O.C.)
United Asia Management
|Associated acts||SM Town|
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 EP Nu ABO in 2010 to growing popularity. They released their first studio album Pinocchio in 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.
They released their second EP Electric Shock on June 10, 2012. Electric Shock reached 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, Pink Tape, was released July 29, 2013.
- 1 History
- 2 Members
- 3 Discography
- 4 Concert tours
- 5 Filmography
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Krystal Jung was first spotted by S.M. Entertainment in 2000 on a family visit to Korea, which earned her a small role in Shinhwa's "Wedding March (Neoui Gyeoteseo 2)" (너의 곁에서 2) music video. Sulli debuted as a child actress in 2005 when she was selected to play young Princess Sun-hwa in the SBS television drama, The Ballad of Seo-dong. In 2006, the agency recruited Luna after seeing her perform on the television program Truth 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.
2009–10: Debut and Nu ABO
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's Show! Music Core.
In October, f(x) promoted the LG Chocolate cellphone alongside label mates Girls' Generation. 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.
In January 2010, f(x) collaborated with Chinese boy band M.I.C. to promote the LG Cyon cellphone. They released a Chinese cover of "Lollipop", written by Julius Dixson and Beverly Ross, on January 2, 2010. The group released their first extended play, Nu ABO, 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 the Gaon Chart's weekly number-one singles. The group held their first performance of the song on KBS's Music Bank on May 7, 2010.
Amber went on hiatus in June due to an ankle injury, with remaining group activities of the year carried out without her. The group began performing "Mr. Boogie", from Nu ABO, 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.
2011–12: Pinocchio, Hot Summer and Electric Shock
In early 2011, it was announced by S.M. Entertainment that f(x) were planning to release a studio album in the first half of the year. Their member Amber had returned from the U.S. after her hiatus as well. The first teaser photo for their full-length studio album Pinocchio was 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's Music Bank. f(x) achieved eight wins with "Pinocchio (Danger)" on various music shows.
The group re-released the album on June 14, 2011, under the title Hot Summer. The album came with the eleven original songs and the new track "Hot Summer", a remake of a Monrose song written by Thomas Troelsen and Remee, and their previous digital singles "La Cha Ta", "Chu~♥" and "Is It Ok?". 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 the 2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift album.
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f(x) released their second EP titled Electric Shock on June 10, 2012, after releasing a series of teaser images and a music teaser. f(x) began promotions for "Electric Shock" starting on M! Countdown on 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.
2013: Pink Tape
At the press conference for 10th Annual Korean Music Awards on January 29, 2013, it was announced that the songs "Electric Shock" and "Jet", both from their Electric Shock EP were nominated for Best Dance and Electronic Song. In regards to the two songs being nominated in the same category, a representative of the KMAs stated, "This is due to the corresponding songs having excellent music reviews and rather than disregarding them because it is from the same artist, we chose to recognize their excellence". On March 6 Sulli hinted on her me2day about f(x)'s comeback. f(x) performed at the 2013 SXSW South By Southwest festival held in Austin, Texas from March 8 to March 17, 2013, being the first K-pop artist to perform at the event. fuse listed f(x) as one of the "30 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2013." 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 album Pink Tape, which was released on July 29, 2013, coming up with eleven original tracks and Rum Pum Pum Pum as their lead single.
|Stage name||Full name||Date of birth|
|Victoria||빅토리아||Song Qian||송천/宋茜||February 2, 1987|
|Amber||엠버||Amber Josephine Liu||유일운/劉逸雲||September 18, 1992|
|Luna||루나||Park Sun-Young||박선영/朴善英||August 12, 1993|
|Sulli||설리||Choi Jin-Ri||최진리/崔雪莉||March 29, 1994|
|Krystal||크리스탈||Jung Soo Jung/Krystal Jung||정수정/鄭秀晶||October 24, 1994|
- Girls' Generation The 1st Asia Tour: Into the New World
- Super Junior The 3rd Asia Tour: Super Show 3
- Shinee The 1st Concert: Shinee World
- Super Junior The World Tour: Super Show 4
|2012||"I AM."||Documentary of SMTown Live '11 World Tour in New York||As themselves|
- Television series
|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.|
- f(x) filmography
- f(x) videography
- List of awards and nominations received by f(x)
- List of f(x) endorsements
- "S.M. Entertainment Japan, Avex Group Strengthen Ties". www.avex.co.jp. Avex Group. December 7, 2010.
- "f(x) 'Electric Shock', 미국-캐나다 아이튠즈 일렉트로닉 앨범 차트 1위 : 네이버 뉴스" (in (Korean)). News.naver.com. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "f(x) #1 on U.S. and Canada’s Electronic Album iTunes Chart; All-Kill in Korea - Yahoo!". My.entertainment.yahoo.com. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- (Korean)"SM rookie, f(x) member Sulli was a child actress". MSN Korea. August 26, 2009. p. 1. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- "How f(x) members Luna and Krystal Got Noticed by SM". allkpop.com. September 2, 2009. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- (Korean)"소녀시대·에프엑스 ‘뉴초콜릿폰’ CF, "전혀 다르네"". ibtimes.co.kr. IBT. October 9, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
- "f(x)’s NU ABO is already No. 1 on the charts". allkpop.com. May 5, 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
- "omonatheydidnt: f(x) Nu ABO MV to be released on May 6th!". Community.livejournal.com. May 4, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
- "SM Entertainment to launch world tour". koreatimes.co.kr. The Korea Times. July 2, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
- "엠버 f(x) 복귀 2월 컴백설 ‘솔솔’". news.mk.co.kr. January 15, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2011.
- "f(x)’s "Hot Summer" will be a remake. Bad idea? Probably.". Seoul Beats. June 12, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "f(x), 신곡 ‘Hot Summer’로 ‘피노키오’ 열기 이어간다". Naver News (in Korean). June 8, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "f(x) reveals OST for ‘Puzzle Bubble’ online game". allkpop.com. August 14, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
- "SMTOWN’s Warm Present for Global Music Fans! 2011 SMTOWN Winter – The Warmest Gift will be Released on the 13th!". December 6, 2011.
- "에프엑스, '핫 썸머' 이후 다시 돌아온 '일렉트릭 쇼크' 컴백". news.nate.com. June 4, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2012.(Korean)
- f(x) releases ‘Electric Shock’
- f(x) to Make It a ‘Hot Summer’ in Japan – Yahoo! OMG! Philippines. Ph.omg.yahoo.com (July 19, 2012).
- "koreanindie – News & Notes » Nominees for the 10th Korean Music Awards Announced". News.koreanindie.com. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "한국대중음악상". Koreanmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "fxSulli님의 2013년 3월 6일, 오후 12시 28분 글". Me2day.net. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "설리, f(x) 컴백 예고?…"이제 자주 보겠죠 우리?" : 네이트 뉴스" (in (Korean)). News.nate.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "Music News | SXSW 2014". Sxsw.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "30 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2013 - Photos - South by Southwest - Festivals - Fuse". Fuse.tv. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "US Media Fuse Thinks f(x) Is A Must-See at SXSW 2013 in Austin". KpopStarz. 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "Anna Kendrick goes K-Pop with F(x)". YouTube. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to F(x) (band).|
- f(x)'s official Korean website
- f(x)'s official Chinese website (Avex Taiwan)
- f(x)'s official Japanese website
- f(x) on Facebook
- f(x) on YouTube
- Korea Tourism Organization: f(x)
|Awards and achievements|
|Korean Music Awards: Group Musician of the Year
|14th Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best Female Dance Performance