VIXX

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VIXX
VIXX at KCON 2012 (2).jpg
VIXX at KCON 2012
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2012–present
LabelsJellyfish Entertainment, CJ E&M Music and Live
CJ Victor Entertainment (Japan)
Websiterealvixx.com
vixx.cjve.jp
MembersN
Leo
Ken
Ravi
Hongbin
Hyuk
 
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VIXX
VIXX at KCON 2012 (2).jpg
VIXX at KCON 2012
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2012–present
LabelsJellyfish Entertainment, CJ E&M Music and Live
CJ Victor Entertainment (Japan)
Websiterealvixx.com
vixx.cjve.jp
MembersN
Leo
Ken
Ravi
Hongbin
Hyuk
Korean name
Hangul빅스
Revised RomanizationBikseu
McCune–ReischauerPiksŭ

VIXX (Korean: 빅스; acronym for Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis) is a six member South Korean boy band, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. All members were on Mnet's reality show, MyDOL. The members were chosen in an elimination system through viewer votes.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

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

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

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

On August 14, VIXX released their second single album, as well as the music video for the title song, "Rock Ur Body".[3] The group also attended KCON 2012 on October 13.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] The title song, "On and On", was then released on January 17 along with the album itself.[7]

The title song, "Hyde", and the mini-album, Hyde, was released on May 20.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10][11][12]

2014: Eternity, Darkest Angels, Error[edit]

On March 5, Jellyfish Entertainment announced that VIXX will be having a comeback in mid-April or early May.[13] 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 title song, "Eternity" was released along with the album itself.[14]

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.[15][16]

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.[17]

On September 25, Jellyfish Entertainment confirmed that VIXX will be having a comeback on October 14.[18] On September 30, VIXX released a mysterious teaser for their October comeback via their official home page and official fan cafe.[19] On October 2, VIXX dropped an animated teaser image on their official site. [20] On October 4, the title and track list of VIXX's 2nd mini album Error were revealed via their official site.[21][22]

Members[edit]

VIXX's Members
Stage nameBirth nameDate of Birth
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
NCha Hakyeon차학연(1990-06-30) June 30, 1990 (age 24)[23]
Leo레오Jung Taekwoon정택운(1990-11-10) November 10, 1990 (age 23)[24]
KenLee Jaehwan이재환(1992-04-06) April 6, 1992 (age 22)[25]
Ravi라비Kim Wonshik김원식(1993-02-15) February 15, 1993 (age 21)[26]
Hongbin홍빈Lee Hongbin이홍빈(1993-09-29) September 29, 1993 (age 21)[27]
HyukHan Sanghyuk한상혁(1995-07-05) July 5, 1995 (age 19)[28]

Discography[edit]

Main article: VIXX discography

Filmography[edit]

Main article: VIXX filmography

Concerts/Tours[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VIXX to perform at Otakon". allkpop. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Korean boy band VIXX will perform at Otakon on Friday". The Baltimore Sun. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "VIXX releases "Rock Ur Body" MV ft. SISTAR's Dasom". allkpop. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "4Minute and VIXX to Perform at KCON in California". Soompi. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jellyfish Entertainment artists release "Because It’s Christmas" MV". allkpop. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "VIXX pre-releases "Don’t Want To Be An Idol" from their 3rd single". allkpop. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "VIXX releases "On and On" MV". allkpop. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "VIXX Unveils Their MV for "HYDE" and Release The 1st Mini Album". koreanupdates.com. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/12/performances-from-dec-6th-music-bank
  10. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/12/jellyfish-artists-brown-eyed-soul-and-beenzino-top-instiz-chart-for-4th-week-of-december-2013
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2013-12-28/k-pop-hot-100
  12. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/12/gaon-chart-releases-chart-rankings-for-december-8-december-14
  13. ^ "VIXX, Comeback Scheduled for Mid-April or Early May". Sports Today. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  14. ^ http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/92945/20140527/music-review-vixx-develops-a-distinguishing-sound-with-eternity.htm
  15. ^ "VIXX to make their debut in Japan with 'Darkest Angels'". Dkpopnews. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "VIXX finally makes their Japan Debut through 『DARKEST ANGELS』 ALBUM". Tower. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "VIXX Joins KCON 2014 Lineup". Soompi. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "[단독] 빅스, 10월 14일 컴백.."더 센 콘셉트 나온다"". OSEN. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "VIXX drops soothing teaser for second mini-album". allkpop. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "VIXX drop animated main teaser image for second mini-album". allkpop. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "VIXX reveal tracklist for their upcoming second mini-album 'Error'". allkpop. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "VIXX Releases Tracklist for Second Mini Album". Soompi. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "N". realvixx.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "Leo". realvixx.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Ken". realvixx.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "Ravi". realvixx.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  27. ^ "Hongbin". realvixx.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "Hyuk". realvixx.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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