VIXX

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VIXX
VIXX at KCON 2012 (2).jpg
VIXX at KCON 2012 (From left to right: Hyuk, N, Ravi, Hongbin, Ken, and Leo)
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012–present
Labels Jellyfish Entertainment, CJ E&M Music and Live
CJ Victor Entertainment (Japan)
Website realvixx.com
Members
  • N
  • Leo
  • Ken
  • Ravi
  • Hongbin
  • Hyuk

VIXX (Korean: 빅스; acronym for Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis) is a six member South Korean boy band, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment[1][2]. All members participated in Mnet's survival reality show MyDOL[1][2][3][4][5] and were chosen via an elimination system through viewer votes[2][6]. The name, VIXX, was also chosen by viewer votes[2]. VIXX consists of N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, Hongbin, and Hyuk.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Before debuting, the VIXX members were 6 of 10 contestants featured in the Mnet reality show Mydol[2][3][4][5]. N, Leo and Ravi were featured in Brian Joo's "Let This Die" music video[7]. N, Leo, and Ravi were also featured in Seo In-guk's "Shake It Up"[8]. Hongbin was featured in Seo In-guk's "Tease Me"[9].

2012: Superhero, Rock Ur Body and Jelly Christmas 2012 Heart Project[edit]

VIXX debuted with "Super Hero"[5] on May 24, 2012[2] on M! Countdown[1][3][4]. Their first overseas performance was at the Otakon Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on July 27.[10][11]

On August 14, VIXX released their second single album, as well as the music video for the title song, "Rock Ur Body".[12] The group also attended KCON 2012 on October 13.[13]

VIXX was also part of Jellyfish's winter project, Jelly Christmas 2012 Heart Project, with their label mates Lee Seok Hoon, Park Hyo Shin, Seo In-guk and Sung Shi Kyung. On December 5, the title track, "Because It's Christmas", was released digitally.[14]

2013: On and On, Hyde, Jekyll, Voodoo and Jelly Christmas 2013[edit]

On January 6, VIXX pre-released a single, "Don't Want to Be an Idol", from their third single album, On and On.[15] The title song, "On and On", was then released on January 17 along with the album itself.[16]

The title song, "Hyde", and the mini-album, Hyde, was released on May 20.[17] The title song, "G.R.8.U", of the repackaged album, Jekyll, was released on July 31. It debuted at #1 on three online music charts, namely Bugs, Naver Music and Soribada.

On November 8, VIXX pre-released a single, as well as the music video for the song, "Only U", from their upcoming full-length album, Voodoo. On November 20, the title song, "Voodoo Doll", was released and on November 25, the album itself was released. On December 6, VIXX grabbed the top spot for that week's episode of Music Bank with "Voodoo Doll", making it their first music show win since their debut.[18]

The artists of Jellyfish Entertainment, including VIXX, released their annual Christmas song on December 10, titled "Winter Confession" for Jelly Christmas 2013. The song topped the Instiz chart for 2 weeks in a row, the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 charts and also the Gaon charts.[19][20][21]

2014: Eternity, Darkest Angels and Error[edit]

On March 5, Jellyfish Entertainment announced that VIXX would be having a comeback in mid-April or early May.[22] On May 18, the title of VIXX's fourth single album, Eternity, was revealed through the group's official fancafe and the music video teaser was released on May 22. On May 27, the music video for "Eternity" was released along with the album itself.

On May 19, Jellyfish revealed that VIXX will be making their debut into the Japanese market with a full-length album, Darkest Angels, on July 2.[23][24]

On June 20, it was announced that VIXX will be attending KCON from August 9-10. This is VIXX's 2nd year attending, the first being in 2012.[25]

On September 25, Jellyfish Entertainment confirmed that VIXX will be having a comeback on October 14.[26] On October 4, the title song and track list of VIXX's second mini-album were revealed via their official site.[27][28] On October 10, VIXX released the music video teaser for "Error" and the music video was released along with the mini-album, Error on October 14.[29][30] On December 10, VIXX released the Japanese version of "Error", which included also the Japanese version of "Youth Hurts".

2015: Boys' Record,[edit]

On January 16, it was reported that VIXX was planning a February comeback with a new remake album.[31] On February 11, R.ef's "Farewell Formula" was revealed as the title track for the new remake album via VIXX's social media accounts.[32] On February 20, the music video teaser for "Love Equation" was released. On February 24, Boys' Record was released along with the music video for "Love Equation".

Members[edit]

  • N (Cha Hak-yeon 차학연)
  • Leo (Jung Taek-woon 정택운)
  • Ken (Lee Jae-hwan 이재환)
  • Ravi (Kim Won-sik 김원식)
  • Hongbin (Lee Hong-bin 이홍빈)
  • Hyuk (Han Sang-hyuk 한상혁)

Discography[edit]

Main article: VIXX discography
  • Voodoo (2013)
  • Darkest Angels (2014)

Concerts/tours[edit]

  • 2013: The Milky Way Global Showcase
  • 2014: VIXX Live Fantasia - Hex Sign
  • 2014: VIXX US Tour

Awards and nominations[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of awards and nominations received by VIXX.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "VIXX's Hong Bin receives praise for his identical looks to singer Se7en". allkpop. 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Upcoming group VIXX releases 3rd video teaser for "Super Hero"". allkpop. 20 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "VIXX to share download links for their music and teasers on Twitter". allkpop. 20 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Finalists from 'Mydol' reveal official group name, Vixx". allkpop. 10 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "VIXX to watch the last episode of 'Mydol' with their fans at a movie theater". allkpop. 31 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sung Si Kyung to feature debut process of idol stars through 'Mydol'". allkpop. 28 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Brian Joo (브라이언) - Let This Die (Extended Eng Ver.). 31 Jan 2012. 
  8. ^ Seo In Guk (서인국) "SHAKE IT UP" Music Video. 8 Aug 2011. 
  9. ^ 서인국 - 밀고 당겨줘 (Tease Me). 12 Apr 2012. 
  10. ^ "VIXX to perform at Otakon". allkpop. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Korean boy band VIXX will perform at Otakon on Friday". The Baltimore Sun. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "VIXX releases "Rock Ur Body" MV ft. SISTAR's Dasom". allkpop. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "4Minute and VIXX to Perform at KCON in California". Soompi. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Jellyfish Entertainment artists release "Because It’s Christmas" MV". allkpop. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "VIXX pre-releases "Don’t Want To Be An Idol" from their 3rd single". allkpop. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "VIXX releases "On and On" MV". allkpop. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "VIXX Unveils Their MV for "HYDE" and Release The 1st Mini Album". koreanupdates.com. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  18. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/12/performances-from-dec-6th-music-bank
  19. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/12/jellyfish-artists-brown-eyed-soul-and-beenzino-top-instiz-chart-for-4th-week-of-december-2013
  20. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2013-12-28/k-pop-hot-100
  21. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/12/gaon-chart-releases-chart-rankings-for-december-8-december-14
  22. ^ "VIXX, Comeback Scheduled for Mid-April or Early May". Sports Today. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "VIXX to make their debut in Japan with 'Darkest Angels'". Dkpopnews. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  24. ^ "VIXX finally makes their Japan Debut through 『DARKEST ANGELS』 ALBUM". Tower. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "VIXX Joins KCON 2014 Lineup". Soompi. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "[단독] 빅스, 10월 14일 컴백.."더 센 콘셉트 나온다"". OSEN. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "VIXX reveal tracklist for their upcoming second mini-album 'Error'". allkpop. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "VIXX Releases Tracklist for Second Mini Album". Soompi. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "VIXX Releases an Intense MV Teaser For “Error”". Soompi. Sylphid. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "VIXX Releases MV for “Error” and New Mini Album". Soompi. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  31. ^ "VIXX to Make February Comeback with Remake Album". Soompi. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  32. ^ "VIXX to Cover R.ef’s “Farewell Formula” in Their Upcoming Remake Album". Soompi. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 

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