Infinite Sungyeol, who is set to enlist early next week, revealed his short hair and a handwritten letter to fans on social media.
Infinite member Sungyeol showed off his new short hairstyle in a picture he posted on social media on Friday. His new short locks, a hairstyle that is mandatory for all soldiers, signals that it is almost time for the singer to enlist in the military.
Enlistment can be a difficult time for celebrities who are forced to put their careers on hold and their fans for the same reason. Understanding this, Sungyeol posted a handwritten letter alongside the photo of himself.
In the touching letter, the singer talked about debuting, the creation of the group’s fandom name, and the memories they created together. “It’s been nine years since I made my debut in 2010 and met you all under the name ‘Infinite,” he wrote. “We’ve been through a lot, haven’t we? The day we got our “Inspirit” name, the day of our first fan meeting, the first time we ranked no.1 on a music show, and my first solo concert,” he reminisced, “I had so many memories!”
“I’ll take these happy memories that I made with you all, and I’ll keep them in my heart,” Sungyeol wrote. “Thank you so much for being with Infinite this whole time, and I love you. I’ll be healthy and will return.”
The singer will go through basic training for five weeks before being assigned a permanent position for at least the next year and a half.
For the first time since debuting with Infinite almost ten years ago, member Jang Doo-woo has released his first solo album.
At 6 p.m. on Monday, singer Jang Dong-woo carved out a new path as a solo artist with the release of his first stand-alone album outside of Infinite. Having debuted with the group in 2010, the move comes almost a decade afterward, highlighting the significance of the milestone. Moreover, it will be his last release before he enlists in the army.
The album Bye is an acronym for “Beside You Every Moment,” a message obviously mean for his fans who will have to endure his two-year military hiatus. There are seven songs on the record headed by the title track “News.” It is a song that has a slow tempo with a dreamy and sophisticated vibe. It is a song that has a sexy and beautiful undercurrent that is appealing.
According to the singer, it was a song he started writing as soon as he found out of his enlistment date. “It is a song about feelings left over after one receives notice of separation,” he said during the album’s press conference. Explaining further, Dong-woo said that the lyrics are about being by someone’s side even after the separation.
Unlike some of his previous releases, he selected his song as a title track because he wanted something that has a sense of calm and comfort. Notably, the singer participated in creating many of the songs on Bye, including “News,” which started quite differently. At first, Jang explains, it was a much strong song but evolved as his feelings changed.
On February 14, Billboard featured Infinite’s return to the Kpop scene with new digital single CLOCK.
Renowned entertainment media brand, Billboard featured their review of Kpop idol group Infinite’s comeback with their new digital single CLOCK. Billboard covered the details of Infinite’s return as a 5 member group with leader Sung-kyu absence while also critiquing the song and the M/V.
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Infinite’s member Dongwoo has applied to join the military as a duty police.
On February 7th, National Police Agency uploaded on its official website a list of applicants for the duty police recruitment. On the list, Dongwoo (Jang Dongwoo)’s name is listed. Infinite’s agency Woollim Entertainment announced on the 8th, “It is true that he has applied for duty police”.
Dongwoo’s exam date is February 14th. If he passes the exam, he is obligated to join the military within 5 to 7 months. If he does not pass, it is highly possible that he will join the military as an active-duty soldier during the beginning of this year. Dongwoo was born in 1990. Among Infinite members, Seonggyu is currently serving as an active-duty soldier.
Dongwoo first made a debut back in 2010 as an Infinite member. The group has created many hit songs including ‘Be Mine’, ‘The Chaser’, and ‘Last Romeo’. On February 13th, they are releasing a digital single ‘CLOCK’. The song will be the first song in 1 year after the group released their 3rd album ‘TOP SEED’ in January last year.
Hoya, who left Infinite to embark on a solo career, is planning to join the army later this week.
Hoya (real name Lee Ho-won), a former member of boy group Infinite, will join the military on February 7. The singer made the announcement on Tuesday with a handwritten letter he posted on his fan cafe. In the letter, he wrote that he would be “joining the army after the Lunar New Year holiday.”
Additionally, the singer also apologized for the sudden news, saying that he is joining “because it is my duty as a citizen” and that he will be more mature afterward. With South Korea technically still at war with its northern counterpart, all non-disabled men in the country are required to serve an average of two years in the military.
Meanwhile, Hoya debut as an original member of Infinite in 2010. However, in 2017, he decided not to renew his contract and is currently working as a solo singer and actor.
On Wednesday, Infinite posted on social media announcing the name of their new digital single “Clock.”
According to their agency Woolim Entertainment, “Clock” is previously unreleased track that the group recently unveiled at a fan meeting in December. Further, all preparations for the new song in place. However, they have yet to settle the details of their promotion activities.
In the meantime, Infinite’s members have been focusing on personal activities in music making and acting in different dramas and musicals. Once all of the details of their comeback are decided, all of the member except Sung-kyu is who enlisted, are expected to participate.
Producers for an upcoming KBS2 miniseries have offered Infinite member L a role in the show.
Kim Myung-soo, better known as Infinite member K, is currently considering appearing in the new KBS2 miniseries “Dan, My Only Love,” (working title). When asked about his appearance, Kim’s representative confirmed that the producers of the show offered him a role. However, he has not decided if he will take them up on their offer yet.
Should Kim decided to star in the miniseries, he will take the role of Dan who plays a kind of guardian angel or Cupid for a strong and cold ballerina character. The offer comes off the back of Kim’s role in JTBC’s “Ms. Hammurabi,” which viewers liked.
Meanwhile, Infinite is preparing for an end of the year fan meeting in Korea.
INFINITE’s Nam Woo-Hyun is finally hosting his first solo concert since debut!
It’s been 8 years since Nam Woo-Hyun debuted as a member of INFINITE in 2010. Finally, the singer announces to host his first-ever solo concert since debut! The concert is entitled “Arbor Day” and will take place from November 2 to 4.
As many fans have waited so patiently for his solo concert, Nam Woo-Hyun is reportedly pouring all his time and effort into making the greatest concert anyone has ever held. With this upcoming concert, the singer plans to showcase his sentimental vocal, also featuring a high quality accompaniment from a live band. Furthermore, aside from the tracks from his album, the singer plans to perform many songs that exhibit his charms as an individual.
The agency reported, “Nam Woo-Hyun is currently working hard to prepare for the concert that no one has ever seen before. You will be able to see the side of him that you never saw as a member of INFINITE. We hope you look forward to his first solo concert “Arbor Day.””
Meanwhile, Nam Woo-Hyun recently released his second solo mini album “Second Write..” and took his first win as a soloist with the title track, If Only You are Fine. By doing so, he proved his ability to strive not only as a member of INFINITE, but also as a soloist.
Moreover, he is currently participating in the musical “Barnum: The Great Showman” and winning the hearts of many musical lovers.
INFINITE’s Nam Woo-Hyun takes his first win as a soloist!
On September 11 broadcast of SBS “The Show,” Infinite member Nam Woo-Hyun took his first-ever win as a soloist. Immediately after performing his comeback stage with “If Only You are Fine,” the singer took his first trophy and thanked his co-workers and fans.
Afterwards, the singer delivered the rest of his winning speech through his agency, and thanked those he didn’t get a chance to during the show.
Nam Woo-Hyun said, “every time we received a win, my members were always next to me. However, I was all by myself this time, and I think that halted me from delivering my speech properly. I want to thank you for giving me an opportunity to take one step closer into becoming a more matured person. Furthermore, I will try my best to become a better artist – an artist who sings with his heart. Thank you.”
Through this win, Nam was able to solidify his presence as not only an Infinite member, but as a soloist. Moreover, this win was especially meaningful since he had self-produced the song.