Vixx is a sextet boy group from South Korea that were selected from the 2012 Mnet’s reality show, MyDOL by the prominent Seoul-based entertainment company, Jellyfish Entertainment. The current Vixx Members consists of Leo, Ravi, Ken, Hyuk, and Hongbin. They have made a name for themselves with their music, lyrics, and choreography that is always skillfully composed to tell a story or concept. The boy group met recognition in 2013 with the singles ‘Voodoo Doll‘, and ‘Winter Confession‘ and have subsequently released many albums including ‘Voodoo‘ (2013), ‘Chained Up‘ (2015), and ‘Eau de VIXX‘ (2018) with many hit singles till date. They have also won many accolades in the process. For more details on the current Vixx members and some interesting things we know about them, continue reading.
Who are The Current Vixx Members?
Leo is the professional name of the South Korean singer, songwriter and musical theatre actor, Jung Taek-woon who is under contract with Jellyfish Entertainment. He was born on 10th November 1990 in Seoul, South Korea as the youngest and only son of four children born to his parents. Initially, he was interested in boxing, taekwondo, swimming, and soccer to the extent of being a fellow of National Youth Soccer, Leo eventually became engrossed with music after listening to Wheesung’s ‘Walking in the Sky’ while recuperating from an injury. He followed the dream up by becoming one of the final six contestants of the reality show, MyDOL that formed the boy group, Vixx. After debuting with the group as a songster in 2012, he has never looked back.
Hongbin is the stage name of the South Korean singer, actor, and presenter, Lee Hong-bin who is the lead rapper, songster, visual, and face of the famous boy band, Vixx. He was born on 29th September 1993 in Jayang-dong, Seoul, South Korea. He kicked off his acting career by appearing as Yoo Ji-ho in the 2014 SBS’ romantic drama, Glorious Day. So far, he has appeared in many TV series and Variety shows including The Family Is Coming, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2, and Battle Trip.
Ken is another current Vixx member. Born Lee Jae-hwan, he is also an actor. He is greatly appreciated by the fans for his unique, soulful, and husky vocal tone. Born on 6th April 1992 in Jayang-dong, Seoul, South Korea, he has always wanted to be a singer right from childhood. Prior to joining Vixx, he has contested and won several singing competitions at local festivals right from his middle school days. As an actor, Ken has featured in many TV dramas, Variety shows, and musicals including Boarding House No. 24, King of Mask Singer, and Jack the Ripper.
Ravi is the stage name of the South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer, Kim Won-sik who is well known as the songster, rapper, and lead dancer of the boy group, Vixx. He was born as the first child of his parents on 15th February 1993 in Jamsil-dong, Seoul, South Korea. He has made an appearance alongside fellow band members in an episode of SBS’ TV drama, The Heirs. The singer released his first mini-album, ‘R. EAL1ZE on 9th January 2017 as a soloist and also established his own hip-hop label named GROOVL1N in 2019 but he is still part of Vixx promotions.
Hyuk is the professional name of the Vixx songster, dancer, and maknae (youngest member) who was born on 5th July 1995 in Daejeon, South Korea. He studied Practical Music at Hanlim Multi Art School and also majored in K-Pop Performance at Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts. Hyuk is also an actor who has featured in many movies, TV series, and Variety shows which includes Chasing, Happy Together, The Great Show, Hitmaker, and A Desired Cruise. He also won Best Action Movie New Performer Award for his brilliant performance in Chasing.
Other Facts About Vixx
1. Their Group Leader’s Whereabout
The multi-award-winning South Korean boy band, Vixx’s group leader, N is currently inactive due to his enrollment for military service. Prior to that, N whose real name is Cha Hak-yeon is the main songster, dancer and leader of Vixx. Besides being a singer, he is also an actor, presenter, and radio host who has made his talents felt in many TV dramas, variety shows and musicals including Hotel King, The Family Is Coming, Law of the Jungle in Nicaragua, In the Heights and many others. He was the radio host of Vixx N K-Pop on the SBS Power FM from 2nd May 2015 to 2nd November 2015.
2. Latest Contract Renewals
Jellyfish Entertainment who are the owner of the boy band, Vixx released an official statement on 24th May, 2019 stating that some Vixx members, Leo, Ken, Hyuk, and Hongbin have successfully renewed their contracts with the label and that they will wait for their leader, N to finish his compulsory military service before discussing his own contract renewal. As for Ravi, they stated that after opening his own label, he (Ravi) decided to continue his musical partnership with Jellyfish and to remain part of Vixx promotions.
3. Vixx New Single
After Vixx excited their fans with plans of releasing their new single, ‘Parallel‘ on 11th September 2019 the boy group moved on to drop the single on 19th September 2019 without their leader, N who is inactive due to military service and the song has been making waves since then.