With a solid discography and great choreography, SF9 has begun making waves in the K-Pop world. SF9 is a nine-member boy band within FNC Entertainment. The company’s first dance boy-band to debut, SF9 comprises of well-rounded group members who connect directly with fans as well as show no fear when it comes to being vulnerable in front of their fans. That is one of the main things that set them apart from the rest. While each of the members is integral to SF9, they are candid about their own personal dreams and goals too. But what does SF9 stand for? And who are the current members? Let’s find out.
What Does SF9 Stand For?
In SF9, ‘SF’ stands for ‘Sensational Feeling’ and the 9 is symbolic of the Chinese character representing “long time.” Consisting of nine members, SF9 is known as AOA’s younger brother group. Sensational Feeling 9, FNC Entertainment’s first dance-focused boy group, is known to be very experimental with their sound ever since their debut in late 2016. Songs like Fanfare, O Sole Mio, Now Or Never, and RPM all showcase the group in various charming ways.
SF9 members made their official Japanese debut on the 6th of June, 2016 with the Japanese version of Fanfare and ranked 1st on Tower Records Chart for single albums and fourth on the Oricon Chart. Their first album, Feeling Sensation, was released on the 5th of October, 2016. The group won the “Rising Star” Award from the 2018 Asia Artist Awards, but are still working towards getting their first win on Korean Music Shows. On the 22nd of September, 2017, FNC confirmed that SF9 would have their third comeback in October. The group’s third extended play, Knights of The Sun, was released on the 12th of October, 2017. Following this EP, SF9 members held a three-stop U.S. solo tour titled “2017 SF9 Be My Fantasy in the U.S.A.” stopping in Dallas, Seattle, and Boston in November.
Who Are SF9’s Current Members?
There are nine SF9 members and they are Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Zuho, Rowoon, Taeyang, Hwiyoung, and Chani.
Youngbin was born on the 23rd of November 1993 in South Korea. He has an older sister and brother, yet among SF9 members he is looked on as the father of the group. Youngbin is known for being smart and notoriously difficult to wake up. He is roommates with Jaeyoon.
Inseong was born on the 12th of July 1993, his zodiac sign is cancer and he’s from Seoul in South Korea. He is said to be the smartest in the group, and also the oldest member. He studied in London for a year, so he could speak English fluently.
Jaeyoon was born in Busan, South Korea on August 9, 1994, and has a younger sister. He graduated from the Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts. Jaeyoon used to live in the countryside, and as a result, he can easily distinguish poisonous plants and animals. His hobbies are enjoying movies and sports.
Dawon’s real name is Lee Sanghyuk, and he is a lead vocalist and dancer among SF9 members. He is an only child and loves to joke around. Dawon has four tattoos. He was born on the 24th of July 1995.
Zuho’s real name is Baek Juho and he is Korean, born in Seoul on July 4, 1996. He was the first trainee for SF9 and trained with Rowoon for 6 years before their debut. He is often voted the most charismatic member by other SF9 members. Zuho is also known for his role in Click Your Heart.
Rowoon’s real name is Kim Seok-woo, and he is the main vocalist, and dancer for SF9. Born on the 7th of August, 1996, his zodiac sign is Leo. Rowoon has a cheerful personality and is also talented in sports. Rowoon is afraid of heights and close friends with Chani.
Among SF9 members, Yoo Taeyang is the lead vocalist and main dancer. Born on the 28th of February 1997, he is a fashionista and loves to play the guitar. He is great at dancing to various types of music and has a calm and thoughtful personality.
Born on May 11, 1999, Hwiyoung is a rapper, supporting vocalist, and dancer in SF9. He graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School. His hobbies include movie appreciation, kick-boxing, and drawing. His favorite type of music is Hip-Hop/Rap.
Chani, who was born on January 17, 2000, has been a trainee for 7 years. He can play the piano and violin. Chani is an accomplished actor having appeared in the following Korean dramas Can You Hear My Heart (2011), Heaven’s Garden (2011), The Innocent Man (2012), To the Beautiful You (as the young Kang Tae Joon – 2012), and The Queen’s Classroom (2013).