Victon

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Victon
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Victon in September 2018
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2016 (2016)–present
LabelsPlan A Entertainment
Associated acts
Websitewww.planaent.co.kr/victon
Members
  • Han Seung-woo
  • Kang Seung-sik
  • Heo Chan
  • Lim Se-jun
  • Do Han-se
  • Choi Byung-chan
  • Jung Su-bin

Victon (Korean: 빅톤; stylized as VICTON, an acronym for Voice to New World) is a South Korean boy group formed by Plan A Entertainment in 2016. The group is composed of seven members: Han Seung-woo, Kang Seung-sik, Heo Chan, Lim Se-jun, Do Han-se, Choi Byung-chan and Jung Su-bin. The group debuted on November 9, 2016, with their extended play Voice to New World. On February 16, 2017, Victon announced Alice as their official fandom name.

History[edit]

2016: Me & 7 Men and debut with Voice to New World[edit]

On August 17, 2016, Plan A Entertainment released details regarding the group (then known as Plan A Boys) and their upcoming reality show Me & 7 Men, which would chronicle the group's preparation for debut.[1] On August 30, 2016, Me & 7 Men aired its first episode on Mnet.[2]

On September 1, 2016, Seung-sik, Se-jun and Han-se released a digital single as Plan A Boys in collaboration with label-mate Huh Gak entitled "#Begin Again," accompanied by a music video starring Huh Gak and all seven members of the group.[3]

On November 1, 2016, a teaser was aired after the finale of Me & 7 Men revealing the group's official debut date as November 9. The following day, Plan A Entertainment released individual video and photo teasers for Se-jun and Byung-chan, with Su-bin and Han-se's teasers being released the next day. On November 4, teasers for Seung-woo, Chan, and Seung-sik were released along with a performance trailer for "What Time Is It Now?", a track from their first EP.[4][5]

EP Voice To New World, Victon's debut album

On November 9, 2016, Victon made their official debut with the release of their first EP Voice to New World along with the title track "I'm Fine."[6] The group performed both "I'm Fine" and "What Time Is It Now?" on music shows for their promotions.

2017: Ready, Identity and From.VICTON[edit]

On March 2, 2017, Victon released their second mini album, Ready, with the lead single titled "Eyez Eyez".[7][8] In the same day, Victon announces their official colors which are Blue Atoll and Blazing Yellow alongside with the fan club name which is ALICE, stands for Always we Love the voICE.[9]

Victon's third mini album, Identity, was released on August 23, with a total of five tracks including the lead single "Unbelievable". They also held comeback showcase at the Samsung Hall, Ewha Womans University on the same day as the album's release.[10][11]

Their fourth mini album, From.VICTON, was released on November 9. The EP contains six tracks including the title track "Remember Me".[12][13][14]

2018: Busking project, Time of Sorrow[edit]

On February 18, Plan A Entertainment announced that Victon is having a 4-day Busking Project on these dates: February 25, March 4,10 & 11. They performed different songs from their previous albums. Some of the songs that they performed as well are 'Shadow' by Highlight (BEAST), 'Lonely' 2NE1, '고 민보다 GO' by BTS. They also made a remix of Bad Boy by Red Velvet. The sites where they did the project were at Sinchon (Day 1), Starfield (Day 2), Gangnam (Day 3) and Dongdaemun (Day 4).[15]

On May 23, Victon released their first single album "Time of Sorrow".[16][17]

Members[edit]

  • Han Seung-woo (Korean: 한승우)
  • Kang Seung-sik (Korean: 강승식)
  • Heo Chan (Korean: 허찬)
  • Lim Se-jun (Korean: 임세준)
  • Do Han-se (Korean: 도한세)
  • Choi Byung-chan (Korean: 최병찬)
  • Jung Su-bin (Korean: 정수빈)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Sales
KOR
[18]
JPN
[19]
Voice to New World 11
Ready
  • Released: March 2, 2017
  • Label: Plan A Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Eyez Eyez
  2. In the Air
  3. Blank (얼타)
  4. This Is Bad.. (이 나쁜..)
  5. Sunrise
6
Identity
  • Released: August 23, 2017
  • Label: Plan A Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Unbelievable (말도 안돼)
  2. Stay with Me (뺏길까봐)
  3. Slow Goodbye (느린 이별)
  4. Flower
  5. Light
6 50
From. VICTON
  • Released: November 9, 2017
  • Label: Plan A Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Remember Me (나를 기억해)
  2. Because of You (사랑하기 때문에)
  3. Have a Good Night (Stage version)
  4. Stay with Me (뒤돌지마)
  5. Timeline
  6. Remember Me 나를 기억해 (Acoustic version)
14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
[26]
KOR
Album

[27]
"#Begin Again" (#떨려)
(with Huh Gak)
2016
  • KOR (DL): 17,447+[28]
Plan A Second Episode
"I'm Fine" (아무렇지 않은 척)
  • KOR: —
Voice to New World
"Eyez Eyez" 2017
  • KOR: —
Ready
"Oasis"
(with Huh Gak & Apink)
100
  • KOR (DL): 22,488+[29]
Plan A Third Episode
"Unbelievable" (말도 안돼)
  • KOR: —
Identity
"Remember Me" (나를 기억해)
  • KOR: —
From. VICTON
"Time of Sorrow" (오월애 / 俉月哀) 2018 2
  • KOR (CD): 18,015+[30]
Time of Sorrow
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos (Korean)[edit]

Year Music video Director
2016 "#Begin Again" (#떨려) (with Huh Gak) MJJ Progress
"I'm Fine" (아무렇지 않은 척) Tiger Cave
"What time is it now?" (Performance Trailer)
"Eyez Eyez"
2017 "Oasis"
"Unbelievable" (말도 안돼)
"Remember Me" (나를 기억해)
2018 "Time of Sorrow" (오월애 / 俉月哀)

Filmography[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

  • Me & 7 Men (Mnet, 2016)
  • VICTON's Born Identity (1theK, 2017)
  • VICTON's Prelude to the War (1theK, 2018)

Awards and nominations[edit]

MAXIM K-Model Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 Victon[31] Model-tainer Awards Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ kpopmap,kpop-map (2016-08-31). "Plan A Boys Profile: APink's Younger Brothers Make Debut • Kpopmap - Global Hallyu Online Media". Kpopmap - Global Hallyu Online Media. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  2. ^ kpopmap,kpop-map (2016-09-01). "Plan A Boys Prepare for Debut Through Reality Show "MiChilNam" • Kpopmap - Global Hallyu Online Media". Kpopmap - Global Hallyu Online Media. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  3. ^ "Huh Gak and Plan A Boys drop MV teaser for their collaboration track 'Begin Again' | allkpop.com". allkpop. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "A Pink's younger brother group VICTON drops video teasers for debut!". Allkpop. November 1, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "Upcoming Boy group VICTON say 'I'm fine' in new MV teaser". Allkpop. November 8, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "VICTON say 'I'm Fine' in debut MV!". Allkpop. November 8, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  7. ^ http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=109&aid=0003488665
  8. ^ http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=468&aid=0000241299
  9. ^ "VICTON announce their official colors!". Allkpop. March 4, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.topstarnews.net/news/articleView.html?idxno=297852#hi
  11. ^ http://m.stardailynews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=160613
  12. ^ http://www.kookje.co.kr/mobile/view.asp?gbn=v&code=0500&key=20171109.99099004028#cb
  13. ^ http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=057&aid=0001193351
  14. ^ http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=312&aid=0000290343
  15. ^ https://www.allkpop.com/article/2018/02/victon-to-go-busking-to-meet-their-fans
  16. ^ http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=312&aid=0000330496
  17. ^ http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=112&aid=0003033133
  18. ^ "gaonchart".
  19. ^ "Billboard Japanese Chart".
  20. ^ Sales references for Voice to New World:
  21. ^ Sales references for Ready:
  22. ^ Sales references for IDENTITY:
  23. ^ 週間 CDアルバムランキング 2017年10月02日~2017年10月08日 [CD album weekly ranking from October 2, 2017 to October 8, 2017] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on October 11, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  24. ^ "Album Chart – November 2017" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  25. ^ "Album Chart – December 2017" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  26. ^ Gaon Weekly Digital Chart
    • "Oasis". July 30 – August 5, 2017.
  27. ^ Gaon Weekly Album Chart
  28. ^ Digital sales for #Begin Again:
  29. ^ Digital sales for Oasis:
  30. ^ Album sales for Time of Sorrow:
  31. ^ noir1979 (June 23, 2017). "[포토엔HD] 빅톤 '모델테이너상 받았어요'". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved June 23, 2017.

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