Infinite is one group that has managed to outlive the fickleness of the k-pop universe. Founded in 2010, the boyband has dropped several electro-pop hits such as Chaser, Be Mine, and Back. The group has also garnered a reputation for their perfectly-synchronized choreography, and have won many awards. Discover more about Infinite here including its origins, members’ profile, as well as other details about them.
Updated Infinite Members’ Profile
Infinite presently has five members namely: Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Sungyeol, and Sungjong.
Stage Name – Sungkyu
Real Name – Kim Sung Kyu
Sungkyu is the main vocalist as well as the leader of Infinite. He was born on the 28th of April 1989 in Jeonju, South Korea. He hails from a family of four and has an elder sister. Sungkyu started singing from high school and studied applied music in college. He subsequently auditioned several times before he was accepted for idol training. Asides music, Sungkyu is a prolific actor. He has appeared in several musicals as well as some movies and TV series.
Stage Name – Dongwoo
Real Name – Jang Dong Woo
Dongwoo is the main rapper, main dancer, and a vocalist of the group. This multitalented Infinite member was born on the 22nd of November 1990. He hails from a family of five and has two sisters. Dongwoo originally started out as a backup dancer before debuting with Infinite. Since then, he has contributed enormously to the group’s success. He has also pursued a thriving acting career, appearing in musicals such as In The Heights and Iron Mask. Dongwoo has disclosed that if he weren’t an idol, he would have become a practitioner of Chinese traditional medicine.
Stage Name – Woohyun
Real Name – Nam Woo Hyun
Woohyun is the main vocalist as well as the lead dancer of the group. He was born on the 8th of February 1991. He hails from a family of four and has an elder brother. Woohyun initially wanted to be a soccer player. He, however, gave that dream up as he didn’t have much stamina. Luckily for him, he was also a talented singer and the rest is now history. Aside from his Infinite career, Woohyun has dropped some solo EPs including Write and Second Write. He has also held some solo concerts.
Stage Name – Sungyeol
Real Name – Lee Seong Yeol
Sungyeol is a vocalist and a lead rapper. He was born on the 27th of August 1991 in South Korea. He hails from a family of four and has a brother who is also an idol. Sungyeol originally aspired to be an actor and featured in several TV dramas as a child. He later caught the music bug and joined Infinite. Sungyeol is dyslexic. His favorite food is Tonkatsu while his most disliked food is bean paste soup.
Stage Name – Sungjong
Real Name – Lee Sung Jong
Sungjong is the vocalist of the group. He was born on the 3rd of September 1993, making him the youngest member of the band. He hails from a family of four and has a brother named Lee Seon Gyu. Sungjong is ambidextrous. He is also a talented actor and has appeared in a TV series known as Wara Store. His role model is Michael Jackson.
Origin of The Boy Band
Infinite is the brainchild of Woollim Entertainment. The boy band debuted in 2010 and originally comprised of seven members namely Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Sungyeol, L, Sungjong and Hoya. The band dropped their debut mini-album, First Invasion, in June 2010. The album featured several tracks, including Come Back Again and She’s Back, and reached number 10 on the Korean albums charts.
Following this impressive debut, Infinite continued churning out good music and finally hit the jackpot with their fourth EP, New Challenge. New Challenge reached number 1 on the Gaon albums charts. It also sold over 160,000 copies and was one of the bestselling albums of 2013. Since this breakthrough, Infinite members have not relented. They have dropped several more albums and EPs. The group has also scooped up several awards including Best Male Group at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Infinite Members Who Left The Group
Infinite originally comprised of seven members but two has since left. The first to leave was rapper/dancer/vocalist, Hoya. He departed in August 2017 following the expiration of his contract. The latest departure is L, who left in August 2019. In his parting statement, L revealed that he needed a new challenge in his life and had thus decided to go solo following the expiration of his contract. The vocalist thanked fans for their support and described his time with the band as happy times.