VIXX (Korean: 빅스; acronym for Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis) is a six-member South Korean boy band, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. All members participated in Mnet's survival reality show MyDOL and were chosen via an elimination system through viewer votes. The name, VIXX, was also chosen by viewer votes. VIXX consists of N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, Hongbin, and Hyuk. They are predominantly known as a concept or performance group whose music, lyrics, choreography, and overall stage performances are crafted together to tell a story or concept.
Before debuting, the VIXX members were 6 of 10 contestants featured in the Mnet 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". Hongbin was featured in Seo In-guk's "Tease Me".
2012: Superhero, Rock Ur Body and Jelly Christmas 2012 Heart Project:
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.
On August 14, VIXX released their second single album, as well as the music video for the title song, "Rock Ur Body". The group also attended KCON 2012 on October 13.
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.
2013: On and On, Hyde, Jekyll, Voodoo and Jelly Christmas 2013:
On January 6, VIXX pre-released a single, "Don't Want to Be an Idol", from their third single album, On and On. The title song, "On and On", was then released on January 17 along with the album itself.
The title song, "Hyde", and the mini-album, Hyde, was released on May 20. The title song, "G.R.8.U", of the repackaged album, Jekyll, was released on July 31.
On October 11, VIXX released a special collaboration album with female indie pop group OKDAL (Oksang Dalbit). The album, Y.BIRD from Jellyfish Island with VIXX & OKDAL, was produced by OKDAL members Kim Yoon-ju and Park Sae-jin. The title track "Girls, Why" was written by Kim Yoon-ju save for the rap, which was written was Ravi. Both Yoon-ju and Sae-jin participated in composing the second song "I'm a Boy, You're a Girl". Ravi accompanied both OKDAL members in writing the lyrics. VIXX and OKDAL promoted the special album with live performances on You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook, which aired October 12, and at Jellyfish's Y.BIRD from Jellyfish Island Showcase on October 13.
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.
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.
2014: Eternity, Darkest Angels and Error:
On March 5, Jellyfish Entertainment announced that VIXX would be having a comeback in mid-April or early May. 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 music video for "Eternity" was released along with the album itself.
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.
On June 15, VIXX together with Girls' Generation, EXO, B2ST, 4minute, B1A4, A Pink, BTOB and more, participated in 2014 DREAM CONCERT at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. VIXX performed with "Eternity" and "Voodoo Doll". They had a special stage Dance Battle with BTOB.
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. They also got some awards that were voted from their fanclub. They got Best Visual and Best Actor from KCON 2014.
On September 25, Jellyfish Entertainment confirmed that VIXX will be having a comeback on October 14. On October 4, the title song and track list of VIXX's second mini-album were revealed via their official site. On October 10, VIXX released the music video teaser for "Error" and the music video was released along with the mini-album, Error on October 14. On December 10, VIXX released the Japanese version of "Error", which included also the Japanese version of "Youth Hurts".
2015: Boys' Record,:
On January 16, it was reported that VIXX was planning a February comeback with a new remake album. On February 11, R.ef's "Farewell Formula" was revealed as the title track for the new remake album via VIXX's social media accounts. On February 20, the music video teaser for "Love Equation" was released. On February 24, Boys' Record was released along with the music video for "Love Equation". After its release, the song was an all-kill on all the music shows.The group achieved their first triple crown with the album on The Show .
N (Cha Hak-yeon; 차학연) - leader, dance, vocals,
Leo (Jung Taek-woon; 정택운) - main vocals,
Ken (Lee Jae-hwan; 이재환) - main vocals,
Ravi (Kim Won-sik; 김원식) - rap, dance,
Hongbin (Lee Hong-bin; 이홍빈) - vocals, rap,
Hyuk (Han Sang-hyuk 한상혁) - dance
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