f(x) (band)

에프엑스

f(x)(/ˌɛfˈɛks/; 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 EPNu ABOin 2010 to growing popularity. They released their first studio albumPinocchioin 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. Their band name, f(x) originates from the mathematics' notation meaning function,f(x).They released their second EPElectric Shockon June 10, 2012.Electric Shockreached 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, titledf(x) The Second Album 'Pink Tape',was released July 29, 2013.

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  • by laplace  -  March 22, 2017 10:12 PM

    Fake f(x) 'teaser' image enrages MeU

    A fakef(x)comeback announcement has enraged theMeUfandom.The image popped up on a Twitter account,@FX_smtown_, and was convincing enough to be retweeted over 3,000 times and liked 1,300 times. However, fans realized something strange - nothing had come up on f(x)'s verified page, f(x) already had a …

  • by jaicoree  -  March 19, 2017 09:41 PM

    Luna says she's preparing hard for a comeback soon

    f(x)may be coming back soon.While fans had been worried about f(x) especially because ofAmber'srecent post, news fromLunamay make fans feel a little better. During a live Q&A session, Luna responded that there were comeback preparations happening currently. While she didn't specify if it was for…

  • by desire  -  March 14, 2017 06:49 PM

    f(x)'s Luna reveals her dieting secret on 'The List'

    The March 13th episode oftvN's'The List 2017'featuredf(x)memberLuna's dieting secret!On 'The List 2017', she was ranked in 6th place for her diet transformation. Although she was known as the chubby type compared to the other members of her group, Luna made an 180-degree transformation after going o…

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 f(x) (band)'s History

Pre-debutedit source|edit

.In 2006, the agency recruited Luna after seeing her perform on the television programTruth 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.

f(x)'s performances of "Chocolate Love" at an LG CYON Showcase.

2009–10: Debut andNu ABOedit source|edit

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 'sShow! Music Core.

f(x) with Girls' Generation at a showcase for the LG Chocolate cellphone

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.

, 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 theGaonChart's weekly number-one singles . The group held their first performance of the song on KBS'sMusic Bankon May 7, 2009.

, 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 SummerandElectric Shockedit source|edit

Pinocchiowas 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'sMusic Bank. f(x) achieved eight wins with "Pinocchio (Danger)" on various music shows.

f(x) sans Sulli at the 2012 Yeosu World Expo Pop Festival

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 the2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Giftalbum.

f(x) began promotions for " Electric Shock " starting onM! Countdownon 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 Tapeedit source|edit

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 albumPink Tape, which was released on July 29, 2013.

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 f(x) (band)'s Members

Stage NameFull NameDate of BirthNationality
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul/Hanja
Victoria빅토리아Song Qian송천/宋茜(age 26) China
Amber엠버Amber Josephine Liu유일운/劉逸雲(age 20) United States
Luna루나Park Sun-Young박선영/朴善怜(age 20) South Korea
Sulli설리Choi Jin-Ri최진리/崔雪莉(age 19) South Korea
Krystal크리스탈Jung Soo Jung정수정/鄭秀晶(age 18) United States

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 f(x) (band)'s Discography

Korean discographyedit source|

Studio albums
EPs

Japanese discographyedit source|

Singles

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 f(x) (band)'s Concert tours

SMTownedit source|edit

  • SMTown Live '10 World Tour
  • SMTown Live '12 World Tour

Supporting actedit source|edit

  • 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

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 f(x) (band)'s Filmography

Film
YearTitleNotesRole
2012 "I AM." Documentary of SMTown Live '11 World Tour in New York As themselves
Television series
YearTitleNotes
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.

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 f(x) (band)'s See also

  • f(x) filmography
  • f(x) videography
  • List of awards and nominations received by f(x)
  • List of f(x) endorsements

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 f(x) (band)'s References

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  2. "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. 
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  6. (Korean)"소녀시대·에프엑스 ‘뉴초콜릿폰’ CF, "전혀 다르네"". ibtimes.co.kr. IBT. October 9, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2010. 
  7. "f(x)’s NU ABO is already No. 1 on the charts". allkpop.com. May 5, 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  8. "omonatheydidnt: f(x) Nu ABO MV to be released on May 6th!". Community.livejournal.com. May 4, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 
  9. "SM Entertainment to launch world tour". koreatimes.co.kr. The Korea Times. July 2, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  10. "엠버 f(x) 복귀 2월 컴백설 ‘솔솔’". news.mk.co.kr. January 15, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  11. "f(x)’s "Hot Summer" will be a remake. Bad idea? Probably.". Seoul Beats. June 12, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  12. "f(x), 신곡 ‘Hot Summer’로 ‘피노키오’ 열기 이어간다". Naver News (in Korean). June 8, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  13. "f(x) reveals OST for ‘Puzzle Bubble’ online game". allkpop.com. August 14, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  14. "SMTOWN’s Warm Present for Global Music Fans! 2011 SMTOWN Winter – The Warmest Gift will be Released on the 13th!". December 6, 2011. 
  15. "에프엑스, '핫 썸머' 이후 다시 돌아온 '일렉트릭 쇼크' 컴백". news.nate.com. June 4, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2012. (Korean)
  16. f(x) releases ‘Electric Shock’
  17. f(x) to Make It a ‘Hot Summer’ in Japan – Yahoo! OMG! Philippines. Ph.omg.yahoo.com (July 19, 2012).
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  19. "한국대중음악상". Koreanmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
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  21. "설리, f(x) 컴백 예고?…"이제 자주 보겠죠 우리?" : 네이트 뉴스" (in (Korean)). News.nate.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  22. "Music News | SXSW 2014". Sxsw.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  23. "30 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2013 - Photos - South by Southwest - Festivals - Fuse". Fuse.tv. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  24. "US Media Fuse Thinks f(x) Is A Must-See at SXSW 2013 in Austin". KpopStarz. 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  25. "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  26. "Anna Kendrick goes K-Pop with F(x)". YouTube. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  27. (Korean) "Victoria Naver Profile". Naver. 2012-05-07. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  28. (Korean) "Amber Naver Profile". Naver. 2012-05-07. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  29. (Korean) "Luna Naver Profile". Naver. 2012-05-07. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  30. (Korean) "Sulli Naver Profile". Naver. 2012-05-07. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  31. (Korean) "Krystal Naver Profile". Naver. 2012-05-07. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 

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