INFINITE (인피니트) is a six-member boy group under INFINITE Company. Formed by Woollim Entertainment and originally as seven, they debuted on June 9, 2010 with the mini album First Invasion.
They made their Japanese debut on November 19, 2011 with the single "BTD (Before the Dawn)".
2010: Debut with First Invasion
INFINITE originally debuted with their first mini album First Invasion on June 9, 2010, with "Come Back Again" serving as the album's title track, while "She's Back" was also used during promotions.
2011: Evolution, Over the Top, Japanese debut
The group made their first comeback on January 7, 2011 with their second mini album Evolution. They then released their first single album "Inspirit" on March 17.
Their first full-length album Over the Top was released on July 1. The song "Be Mine" was the song that got them their very first-ever music show win on M Countdown, and won two weeks in a row. The repackage edition, Paradise, was released on September 26.
On November 19, the group made their official Japanese debut with the release of their single "BTD (Before the Dawn)".
2012: Return with first concert, Infinitize
INFINITE returned to the scene with their first concert tour, performing in Seoul between February 11–12 and in Tokyo International Forum on February 25–26. They then held an encore concert, Second Invasion Evolution, on April 1.
On May 15, the group released their third mini album Infinitize, with the song "The Chaser" serving as the title track. It gained them their first triple crown on June 14, and at the end of the year, the song was named the number one K-pop song of the year by Billboard.
2013-2014: New Challenge, first world tour, Season 2, Be Back
INFINITE made a comeback with their fourth mini album New Challenge on March 21, 2013, with the title track "Man in Love" earning them seven music show program wins.
They released their first Japanese studio album Koi ni Ochiru Toki on June 6, and later their second single album "Destiny" on July 16.
The group began their first world tour One Great Step, beginning on August 9, 2013. The tour consisted of 22 shows in Asia, Europe, North America and Dubai. Their first world tour encore One Great Step Returns was held in Seoul's Olympic Gymnastics Arena on February 28 and March 1, 2014.
On April 10, they released first instrumental album The Origin.
Their second full-length album Season 2 and its repackage Be Back were released on May 21 and July 22, respectively.
2015: Reality, second world tour, For You
The group released their fifth mini album Reality on July 13. They later on embarked on their second world tour Infinite Effect, with two concerts held in Seoul on August 8–9.
Later, on December 16, the group released their second Japanese full-length For You.
2016-2017: Infinite Only, Air, Hoya's departure
Between February 20-12, 2016, INFINITE concluded their Infinite Effect world tour. Their first special single "That Summer (Second Story)" was released on July 8 and their first Japanese best album Best of Infinite on August 31.
The group's third Japanese full-length album Air was released on May 24, 2017.
On June 9, INFINITE was in talks of contract renewals with Woollim. It had later been revealed on June 28 that only 6 out of the 7 members renewed their contracts. On August 30, Hoya officially left both the group and the agency after he made the desicion to not renew his exclusive contract.
2018: Top Seed, "Clock"
Following Hoya's departure, the group returned with their third full-length album Top Seed on January 8, 2018.
On February 13, 2019, INFINITE released their seventh digital single Clock after Sungkyu's enlistment in May 2018.
2019-2022: Members' departure from Woollim
On August 19, 2019, L announced his departure from Woollim, however stated he will continue with the group when needed
In 2021, Sung Kyu, Dong Woo and Sung Yeol left Woollim on March 6 and March 31, respectively. However, they still remain members of the group.
On January 24, 2022, Sung Jong left Woollim but will still participate with the group's activities.
On October 7, 2022, Woo Hyun was the last INFINITE member to leave Woollim but will still participate with the group's activities.
2023: INFINITE Company establishment, 13egin
On May 6, INFINITE opened new official social media accounts for the group, annnouncing a YouTube broadcast on June 9 to celebrate INFINITE’s 13th debut anniversary with all six members. It was later revealed that leader Sung Kyu had set up INFINITE Company for their upcoming activities. The rights for the trademarks of the group name, their fandom name, and 2017 concert titles were transfered from Woollim to the new company without any conditions or fee for Sung Kyu's birthday.
On July 7, a teaser was released for their upcoming comeback on July 31 with their seventh mini album 13egin.
Fandom Name: Inspirit
Official Fan Color: Pearl Metal Gold
|Stage Name: Sungkyu (성규)
Birth Name: Kim Sung Kyu (김성규)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday: April 28, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: ISTJ (His previous result was ISTP)
Instagram: @gyu357 / @sungkyu.official
Twitter: @kyuzizi / @KSK_official
Youtube: 성규특별시 [KimSungKyu Official]
|Stage Name: Dongwoo (동우)
Birth Name: Jang Dong Woo (장동우)
Position: Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: November 22, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: ENFP
|Stage Name: Woohyun (우현)
Birth Name: Nam Woo Hyun (남우현)
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Birthday: February 8, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 173 cm (5’8”)
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: B
MBTI Type: ENFP
|Stage Name: Sungyeol (성열)
Birth Name: Lee Seong Yeol (이성열)
Position: Vocalist, Lead Rapper
Birthday: August 27, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: B
MBTI Type: INFP
Twitter: @Seongyeol1991 / @LSY_official_
|Stage Name: L/Myungsoo
Birth Name: Kim Myung Soo (김명수)
Position: Vocalist, Visual, Face of the Group
Birthday: March 13, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Blood Type: O
MBTI Type: ISTJ
vLive: KIM MYUNG SOO (L)
|Stage Name: Sungjong (성종)
Birth Name: Lee Sung Jong (이성종)
Position: Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: September 3, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 179 cm (5’10.5″)
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: ESFJ
I. III. Discography
III. Studio albums
- Over the Top (2011)
- Paradise (repackage) (2011)
- Season 2 (2014)
- Be Back (repackage) (2014)
- Top Seed (2018)
IIII. Instrumental albums
- The Origin (2014)
IIIII. Live albums
- One Great Step Returns Live (2015)
- Infinite Effect Advance Live (2016)
IIIV. Mini albums
- First Invasion (2010)
- Evolution (2011)
- Infinitize (2012)
- New Challenge (2013)
- Reality (2015)
- Infinite Only (2016)
- 13egin (2023)
IIV. Single albums
- "Inspirit" (2011)
- "Destiny" (2013)
IIVI. Digital singles
- "She's Back" (2010)
- "Can U Smile" (2011)
- "Lately" (2011)
- "Second Invasion" (2012)
- "Only Tears" (2012)
- "That Summer (Second Story)" (2016)
- "Clock" (2019)
IIVII. Promotional singles
- "Galaxy Music" (2013)
- "What is Mom OST Part.1" (2012)
- "Telemonster OST" (2014)
- "Grow OST" (2014)
IIII. Studio albums
- Koi ni Ochiru Toki (2013)
- For You (2015)
- Air (2017)
IIIII. Best albums
- Best of Infinite (2016)
- "BTD (Before the Dawn)" (2011)
- "Be Mine" (2012)"
- "She's Back" (2012)
- "Last Romeo ～Kimi ga Ireba Ii～" (2014)
- "Dilemma" (2014)
- "24 Jikan" (2015)
IIIIV. Digital singles
- "Clock ～Japanese Ver.～" (2019)
III. Asia tours
- 2023 INFINITE Concert <Comeback Again> (2023)
- Infinite Concert: Second Invasion Evolution the Movie 3D (2012)
- Grow: Infinite's Real Youth Life (2014)
IIIII. Reality shows
- You Are My Oppa (2010)
- Japan Days of Infinite (2010)
- Sesame Player (2011)
- Birth of a Family (2012)
- Ranking King (2012)
- 10 Days in Japan Story (2013)
- This is Infinite (2014)
- Infinite's Showtime (2015–2016)
IIIIII. TV Seriest
- Tooniverse Wara Store (2011)