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SF9
(TV10) SF9(에스에프나인), 숨겨왔던 매력으로 ‘팡파레’를 울리다 (쇼케이스 인터뷰 영상) (2) 11s.jpg
From left to right:
Top row: Inseong, Jaeyoon, Zuho
Middle row: Youngbin, Dawon, Hwiyoung
Bottom row: Rowoon, Taeyang, Chani
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2016 (2016)–present
Labels
Websitefncent.com/sf9
Members
  • Youngbin
  • Inseong
  • Jaeyoon
  • Dawon
  • Rowoon
  • Zuho
  • Taeyang
  • Hwiyoung
  • Chani

SF9 (Korean: 에스에프나인; shortened from Sensational Feeling 9) is a South Korean boy group formed by FNC Entertainment. SF9 is the company's first dance boy group to debut.[1] SF9 debuted on October 5, 2016 with the release of their first single album, Feeling Sensation.[2]

History[edit]

Pre-debut and NEOZ School[edit]

The group first performed in Japan on December 11, 2015. The group had consisted of 11 members at that time.[3] In May 2016, they participated as "NEOZ Dance" in FNC Entertainment's survival show d.o.b (Dance or Band), competing against NEOZ Band (later known as Honeyst). They later won the show with their first song "K.O.", which was later featured on the Feeling Sensation single album.[4] They were renamed SF9 in August.[5]

2016: Debut with Feeling Sensation[edit]

SF9's debut single album Feeling Sensation[6] with lead single "Fanfare" being released on October 5, 2016. The album debuted in eighth place and peaked at sixth place on the Gaon Album Chart.[7][8] They made their official stage debut on October 6, 2016 on M! Countdown. The music video[9][10] ranked sixth on the Yin Yue Tai weekly chart and ranked seventh on the Yin Yue Tai Monthly Chart. Their promotions for "Fanfare" ended on November 6, 2016 on Inkigayo. The group then started the promotion of their second song of the album, "K.O." on November 15, 2016.[11] The debut single album "Feeling Sensation" was ranked 78th for album sales in 2016.[12]

On December 22, they released a music video as a gift to their fans with the title "So Beautiful". The song was originally an OST of their interactive web-drama Click Your Heart. "So Beautiful" is a digitally released single.

2017: Burning Sensation, Japanese debut, Breaking Sensation, Knights of the Sun, U.S. Tour[edit]

Their first mini album, Burning Sensation,[13] was released on February 6. It landed at number six[14] on the February 15 Billboard World Albums Chart.[15]

On April 4, it was reported that SF9 would have their second comeback, just two months after they concluded "Roar" promotions.[16] On April 6, FNC announced that the group's comeback would take place on April 18, with their second mini album Breaking Sensation.

On April 7, SF9 held their Japan Debut Showcase with 1,300 fans in attendance.[citation needed]

On April 18, SF9 released their new six-song EP, titled Breaking Sensation, which includes the title track "Easy Love". On the same day, the album ranked number two on the U.S. K-Pop Album Chart.

On June 6, SF9 debuted in Japan. On June 7, the Japanese version of their debut single "Fanfare" was released. It ranked number one on Tower Records Chart for single albums and number four on the Oricon Chart.

SF9 at KCON 2017 LA

They performed at KCON 2017 in New York[17] and L.A.[18]

On September 22, FNC confirmed that SF9 would have their third comeback in October.

On October 12, the group's third extended play, Knights of The Sun, was released. Following this EP, SF9 held a three-stop U.S. solo tour titled "2017 SF9 Be My Fantasy in U.S.A," stopping in Dallas, Seattle, and Boston during November[19].

In December, they released their first Japanese studio album, Sensational Feeling Nine.

2018: Mamma Mia!, Sensuous, and first Korean concert[edit]

SF9's fourth EP, Mamma Mia! was released on February 26.[20] On May 23, they released their third Japanese single, "Mamma Mia!".[21] To promote the single, a Japanese tour titled "SF9 Zepp Tour 2018 MAMMA MIA!" was held in Osaka, Aichi, and Tokyo on May 29, May 30, and June 1 respectively.[22] In August, they held a South American fanmeeting tour.[23]

On July 31, they came back with their fifth EP, Sensuous, with the lead single "Now or Never" and its accompanying music video being released the same day.[24] On August 23, they held a fanmeeting in Mexico at Auditorio Blackberry of Mexico City and on August 25 and 26 in Brazil at Tropical Butantã of Sao Paolo. On September 22, they held a fanmeeting in Taipei.[25]

On October 27, SF9 successfully held their 1st domestic concert, "Dreamer", at Yes24 Live Concert Hall.

2019: Narcissus, RPM, and USA-EU 'UNLIMITED' Tour[edit]

On February 20, 2019, they made a comeback with "Enough", the title track of their sixth mini album, Narcissus.[26] After a month, on March 20, 2019 they released their 2nd Japanese album with the title "ILLUMINATE"[27] that consist of 10 tracks.To promote their album, a Japanese tour titled "SF9 2019 ZEPP TOUR “ILLUMINATE”[28] was held in Tokyo, Nagoya and in Namba on April 2, April 4 and April 5 respectively.

Following their Japanese Tour, SF9 set out on their "2019 SF9 USA – Europe Live Tour ‘UNLIMITED," a 10-stop tour traveling over the United States (Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles) and Europe (Moscow, Warsaw, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London).[29]

They were selected as the new CF models for Korean chicken joint Toreore[30](alongside actress Shin Ye Eun).

On May, 15 they participated at "KCON 2019 JAPAN" [31]

Members[edit]

  • Inseong (Hangul: 인성) – main vocalist, dancer[32][33]
  • Youngbin (영빈) – leader, lead rapper, lead dancer[32][34]
  • Jaeyoon (재윤) – lead vocalist, dancer[32][35]
  • Dawon (다원) – lead vocalist, rapper, dancer[32][36]
  • Zuho (주호) – main rapper, dancer[32][37]
  • Rowoon (로운) – main vocalist[32][38]
  • Taeyang (태양) – lead vocalist, main dancer[32][39]
  • Hwiyoung (휘영) – rapper, dancer, vocalist[32][40]
  • Chani (찬희) – rapper, main dancer, vocalist[32]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak
chart
positions
Sales
JPN
[41]
Sensational Feeling Nine
Track listing
  1. 僕の太陽 ~O Sole Mio~
  2. Fanfare -Japanese ver.-
  3. ROAR -Japanese ver.-
  4. Together -Japanese ver.-
  5. Hide and Seek -Japanese ver.-
  6. Easy Love -Japanese ver.-
  7. Just On My Way -Japanese ver.-
  8. Watch Out -Japanese ver.-
  9. Empty (空白)
  10. Still My Lady -Japanese ver.-
7
Illuminate
  • Released: March 20, 2019 (JPN)[43]
  • Label: Warner Music Japan
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[45]
JPN
[46]
US
World

[47]
Burning Sensation
  • Released: February 6, 2017 (KOR)
  • Labels: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3 92 6
Breaking Sensation
  • Released: April 18, 2017 (KOR)
  • Labels: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5 106 5
Knights of the Sun
  • Released: October 12, 2017 (KOR)
  • Labels: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 7
Mamma Mia!
  • Released: February 26, 2018 (KOR)
  • Labels: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3 10
Sensuous
  • Released: July 31, 2018 (KOR)
  • Labels: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3 31 10
Narcissus
  • Released: February 20, 2019 (KOR)
  • Labels: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 11
RPM
  • Released: June 16, 2019 (KOR)
  • Labels : FNC Entertainment
  • Formats : CD, digital download
5 45 15
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Single albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[61]
Feeling Sensation
  • Released: October 5, 2016 (KOR)
  • Labels: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[63]
KOR
Hot.

[64]
JPN
[65]
JPN
Hot.

[66]
US World
[67]
Korean
"Fanfare" (팡파레) 2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A Feeling Sensation
"So Beautiful" (너와 함께라면) Non-album single
"Roar" (부르릉) 2017 Burning Sensation
"Easy Love" (쉅다) 93 Breaking Sensation
"O Sole Mio" (오솔레미오) 7 Knights of the Sun
"Mamma Mia" 2018 Mamma Mia!
"Now or Never" 14 Sensuous
"Enough" (예뻐지지 마) 2019 Narcissus
"RPM" [A] 91 RPM
Japanese
"Fanfare" 2017 N/A N/A 6 14 N/A Sensational Feeling Nine
"Easy Love" 5 12
"Mamma Mia" 2018 4 7 Illuminate
"Now or Never" 3 6
Chinese
"Fanfare" 2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Non-album single
"Still My Lady" 2017
"Easy Love"
"O Sole Mio"
"Mamma Mia" 2018
"Now or Never"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
Korean
2016 "Fanfare" Unknown
"So Beautiful"
2017 "Roar"
"Easy Love"
"O Sole Mio"
2018 "Mamma Mia"
"Now or Never"
2019 "Enough"
"RPM"
Japanese
2017 "Fanfare" Unknown
"Roar"
"Easy Love"
"O Sole Mio" (Short ver.)
"O Sole Mio"
2018 "Mamma Mia"
"Now Or Never"

Filmography[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

Year Show Network Episodes Notes
2016 Dance or Band (D.O.B) Mnet 8 Survival Show
Spectacle Fantasy 9 Naver 6 Graduation Trip
Special Food 9
2017 SF9 Trip with Fantasy 9
2018 Secret Code 9 4
Colorful Code 9 5th Mini Album promotion

Awards and nominations[edit]

Asia Artist Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2017 SF9 / "Fanfare" Rookie of the Year Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
2018 SF9 / "Mamma Mia" "Now or Never" Rising Star Award Won

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 SF9 Rookie of the Year Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 SF9 New Artist Award Nominated
Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
2018 Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 SF9 Best New Male Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated

Other Awards[edit]

Year Award Nominee/work Category Result
2017 2018 Korean First Brand Awards

SF9

Male Idol of 2018 Nominated
Seoul Success Awards Rookie of the Year Won
Fandom School Awards Best Rookie Award Won
2018 Seoul City Government <I•SEOUL•U> Honorary Plaque of Appreciation Won
2019 Korean First Brand Awards Rising Star of 2018 Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "RPM" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but appeared at number 200 on the component Download Chart.[68]

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