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O X! Hello, we are OMEGA X!
(O! X! 안녕하세요. 오메가엑스입니다!)

—OMEGA X

OMEGA X (Korean: 오메가엑스, Japanese: オメガエックス; also stylized as ΩX) is an 11-member boy group under IPQ. They debuted on June 30, 2021 with their first mini album Vamos.

History[]

2021: Debut with Vamos, "What's Going On", fandom name[]

On March 2, 2021, SPIRE Entertainment released a silhouette teaser of the members with the words "your boys have come back 2021".[1] The group was revealed to have included former survival program contestants and current boy group members.[2] On March 15, OMEGA X teased their upcoming debut. Described as the "Kpop Avengers", it was told that the trailer videos of each member will be released sequentially for two weeks beginning on March 15.[3]

On March 26, the members were officially revealed through the final and 12th debut trailer.[4]

On June 5, they announced their first mini album Vamos, released on June 30.[5]

On August 18, they announced their first comeback with the single album "What's Goin' On", released on September 6.[6]

On September 5, they revealed their fandom name, "FOR X", short for "Forever with OMEGA X".[7]

2022: Love Me Like, Story Written in Music, Japanese debut, Connect :Don't give up, "Love Me Like (Eng Ver.)", Jamboree Anthem Korea, lawsuit against SPIRE Entertainment[]

On December 17, 2021, they announced their second mini album Love Me Like, released on January 5.[8]

On May 9, 2022, their agency confirmed that OMEGA X would make a comeback with a new album in June.[9] On May 31, OMEGA X revealed the first teasers for their first studio album, Story Written in Music, which was released on June 15.

On June 10, it was announced that OMEGA X would make their Japanese debut with the mini album Stand Up! on August 24.[10] They also announced their OMEGA X Japan 1st Tour "Stand up!".[11]

On June 15, it was announced, during the SHOW-CON of the first studio album Story Written in Music, that Jaehan is the official leader of the group, or rather the eldest, with also the comments of teammates saying that he has always led the whole group and given a strong support.[12]

On July 24, OMEGA X announced their 2022 OMEGA X World Tour [Connect :Don't give up] which will take place in America in September and October 2022.[13] They later revealed the first five dates for the Latin American leg, starting with Guadalajara on September 16.[14]

The group released their first English special single, "Love Me Like (Eng Ver.)", on September 30.[15]

On October 13, they released the theme song for the 25th World Scout Jamboree, Jamboree Anthem Korea.[16]

See also: SPIRE Entertainment's allegations of abuse

On October 23, several OMEGA X fans claimed that the group was verbally and physically abused multiple times during their 2022 OMEGA X World Tour 'Connect :Don't Give Up'.[17] On November 6, the OMEGA X's members opened a new Instagram account, unaffiliated with their agency, thanking their fans for their support. They also explained that it took them time to speak up as they had to be cautious after their agency made them sign an agreement "under pressure" stating that they would have to take "civil and criminal legal responsibility" if they posted on social media without the agency's permission.[18] During a press conference held on November 16 with their legal representatives, the OMEGA X members claimed that they were verbally and physically abused and sexually harassed. The group will be pressing charges against former CEO Kang and CEO Hwang and announced the termination of their contract with SPIRE Entertainment. The group plans to stay together and keeps being active. They also applied for the trademark of "OMEGA X", "오메가엑스", "FOR X" as well as "PROTECT OMEGA X" through their law firm.[19] Following the press conference, SKIYAKI, who holds the license for OMEGA X's activities in Japan, has decided to terminate their exclusive contract with SPIRE due to serious compliance violation from the agency.[20] A few days later, on November 22, SKIYAKI announced the closure of the Japanese website, fanclub and SNS accounts on November 30.[21]

On December 2, Sports Kyunghyang revealed that SPIRE Entertainment unilaterally changed the OMEGA X members' passwords to access their official fancafe. It was reported that the accounts used by the members on the fancafe are also their personal accounts, thus making them unable to access their own accounts. The agency responded that it was due to a change in the staff member and was only a temporary measure for security purpose. They claimed that each member has since then been issued a new password and are now able to access the fancafe.[22]

On January 11, 2023, it was announced that OMEGA X had won their lawsuit to suspend the validity of their exclusive contracts.[23] In an article with the Korean news outlet Star News, it was revealed that the group is looking for a new agency and is preparing for a civil lawsuit regarding damages owed to the members.[24]

2023: "Dream", new agency, continued lawsuit against SPIRE Entertainment, Iykyk[]

On February 10, 2023, it was announced that OMEGA X would be performing a special stage at the 30th Hanteo Music Awards the following day as their first schedule since they won their lawsuit. The group also stated that they are preparing for a comeback.[25] At the awards show, the group performed their new song "Dream," which was composed by Hangyeom and choreographed by Hangyeom and Junghoon.[26]

On February 16, it was announced that the group will be hosting a radio show on FLO radio starting from March 1.[27]

On February 23, JTBC revealed that the group has been working in a self-sufficient way with a manager using their own money due to an unfinished legal dispute. The group plans to create their own agency using investment when the legal dispute is over.[28]

On April 23, OMEGA X announced the release of their first digital single "Dream", which was released the following day.[29][30]

On May 8, OMEGA X announced on their Instagram post that, after deep discussion with SPIRE Entertainment, both mutually agreed to end their exclusive contract and all other disputes.[31] It was later confirmed that the group now own the copyrights related to their activities, and future SNS accounts including the fancafe will be owned and managed by OMEGA X.[32]

On June 19, OMEGA X announced that they will be holding a fanmeeting for their previous album, which was previously cancelled, ahead of their new start.[33]

On July 3, IPQ announced that they signed an exclusive contract with OMEGA X as their first artist.[34][35] The group opened a new Japanese Twitter account and announced the launch of their new Japanese website later that day.[36] On July 7, they unveiled their new logo.[37]

On August 21, IPQ released a statement denying allegations made on OMEGA X by YouTuber Inji Woong and announced legal response against both Inji Wong and SPIRE Entertainment for defamation, as well as legal action against SPIRE for breach of contract, mental and physical abuse against OMEGA X members.[38] Lawyer Noh Jong-eon, the group's legal representative, stated on August 28 that they filed a lawsuit against SPIRE for sexual harrasmement and that they plan to hold a press conference.[39] By August 29, IPQ had filed criminal complaint for defamation and obstruction of business against YouTuber Inji Woong; is currently filing civil and criminal complaints for defamation, business interference, sexual and emotional abuse against SPIRE Entertainment in response to SPIRE's breach of the settlement's terms; and is planing to file civil and criminal complaints against all domestic and international posts and comments that are spreading, enlarging and reproducing false allegations and videos made by Inji Woong.[40] Meanwhile, member Yechan's father also filed a complaint against the YouTuber for spreading a false information.[41]

On October 17, the group released a teaser, announcing that they will be releasing their third mini album Iykyk on November 7.[42]

2024: Hwichan's and Sebin's military service[]

On June 5, 2024, IPQ announced that Hwichan and Sebin will be enlisting on July 4 and July 16 respectively.[43]

Members[]

Name Position(s)[Notes 1][44] Year(s) active
English Korean Japanese
Jaehan 재한 ジェハン Leader[12] 2021–present
Hangyeom 한겸 ハンギョム N/A 2021–present
Taedong 태동 テドン N/A 2021–present
Xen ジェン N/A 2021–present
Jehyun 제현 ジェヒョン N/A 2021–present
Kevin 케빈 ケビン N/A 2021–present
Junghoon 정훈 ジョンフン N/A 2021–present
Hyuk ヒョク N/A 2021–present
Yechan 예찬 イェチャン Maknae 2021–present
Inactive (military service)
Hwichan 휘찬 フィチャン N/A 2021–present
Sebin 세빈 セビン N/A 2021–present

Discography[]

Korean[]

Studio albums[]

Mini albums[]

Single albums[]

Digital singles[]

Collaborations[]

  • Jamboree Anthem Korea (with bugAboo) (2022)

OSTs[]

Japanese[]

Mini albums[]

English[]

Special singles[]

Concerts[]

Seoul concerts[]

  • 2024 OMEGA X Concert in Seoul < Island : Finally We Landed > (2024)[45]
  • 2024 OMEGA X Encore Concert in Seoul < Island : For Everlasting > (2024)[46]

Japan tours[]

  • OMEGA X Japan 1st Tour "Stand up!" (2022)
  • 2023 OMEGA X Concert in Japan <Keep Goin'> (2023)[47]

U.S and Mexico tours[]

  • OMEGA X 2023 US & Mexico Tour [Keep Goin'] (2023)[48]

World tours[]

Concert participation[]

  • HallyuPopFest in Macau 2023 (2023)[49]

Fanmeetings[]

  • OMEGA X Mini Fan Meeting (2023)[50]

Filmography[]

Radio shows[]

  • X의 과몰입 (FLO radio, 2023) - host
  • Korean Cowboys Podcast (YouTube, 2023) - guest[Notes 2] (season 3, episode 16–17)[51][52]

Awards and nominations[]

Year Recipient Award Won
Golden Disc Awards
2022 OMEGA X Rookie Artist of the Year Nominated[53]
Seoul Music Awards
2022 OMEGA X Rookie of the Year Won[54]

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

Main article: OMEGA X/Gallery

Notes[]

  1. There are no set positions as the members are not limited to one position such as vocal, dance or rap, with the only exception being the leader position.
  2. Features only Jaehan, Sebin and Yechan

References[]

  1. @SPIRE_ENT on Twitter (March 2, 2021)
  2. Soompi: Watch: Upcoming Boy Group OMEGA X Announces Lineup Of 11 Members From Disbanded Groups And Survival Shows
  3. Xport News: 'K팝 어벤져스' 오메가엑스, 첫 멤버 힌트 공개…글로벌 팬 시선 집중
  4. YouTube: OMEGA X (오메가엑스) Debut Trailer
  5. OMEGA X on Twitter (June 5, 2021)
  6. Soompi: Update: OMEGA X Confirms Comeback Date And Details
  7. Soompi: OMEGA X Announces Their Official Fan Club Name
  8. Soompi: Watch: OMEGA X Announces Comeback With New Mini Album
  9. soompi: OMEGA X Confirmed To Make June Comeback With Entirely New Concept
  10. (JP) OMEGA X Japanese website: OMEGA X 日本デビューミニアルバム「Stand up!」2022年8月24日リリース決定!
  11. (JP) OMEGA X Japanese website: 2022年8月30日@東京、9月1日@大阪にて来日LIVE開催!
  12. 12.0 12.1 OMEGA X 1st Full Album 樂서(Story Written in Music) SHOW-CON
  13. OMEGA X on Twitter (July 24, 2022)
  14. Soompi: OMEGA X Announces Dates And Cities For Latin American Leg Of 2022 World Tour
  15. (KR) Single List: '월클' 오메가엑스, 오늘(30일) 영어싱글 ‘LOVE ME LIKE’ 발매
  16. (KR) Single List: 오메가엑스, 오늘(13일) 스카우트잼버리 공식 주제가 음원 공개
  17. Soompi: OMEGA X’s Agency Responds To Allegations Of CEO Being Violent Towards Members
  18. Soompi: OMEGA X Releases Group Statement On Their CEO’s Abuse + Opens New Instagram Account Unattached To Agency
  19. Korea JongAng Daily: Omega X sheds light on harrowing claims of abuse, says it is an industry-wide issue
  20. @OmegaX_JAPAN on Twitter: 今後のOMEGA X JAPAN OFFICIAL SITEの運営に関するお知らせ (November 16, 2022)
  21. @OmegaX_JAPAN on Twitter: OMEGA X JAPAN OFFICIAL SITE閉鎖のお知らせ (November 22, 2022)
  22. Soompi: OMEGA X’s Agency Responds To Reports That They Cut Off Members’ Access To Fancafe + Changed Their Personal Passwords
  23. Soompi: OMEGA X Announces They Have Won Lawsuit Against Their Agency
  24. (KR) Star News: </nowiki>소속사 없는 설움..오메가엑스의 안타까운 외침[★FOCUS</nowiki>]
  25. (KR) Newsen: 재기 노리는 오메가엑스, 한터뮤직어워즈 스페셜 무대 확정 [공식]
  26. Koreaboo: OMEGA X Make A Triumphant Return With Their Performances At The “Hanteo Music Awards 2022”
  27. @ox_crew on Twitter (February 16, 2023)
  28. (KR) JTBC: 오메가엑스, 활동 재개했지만 난관 봉착..사비로 활동비 마련
  29. @omega_x__for_x on Instagram (April 23, 2023)
  30. Allkpop: OMEGA X announce the digital release of single 'Dream'
  31. Soompi: OMEGA X Terminates Exclusive Contract With SPIRE Entertainment
  32. (KR) Naver: 오메가엑스는 왜 법적 분쟁을 종결했나
  33. @OmegaX_official on Twitter (June 19, 2023)
  34. (KR) Kyunghyang: [단독] 오메가엑스, 새 둥지 찾았다···아이피큐와 전속계약
  35. Soompi: OMEGA X Signs With New Agency
  36. @OmegaX_jp on Twitter (July 3, 2023)
  37. @OmegaX_official on Twitter (July 7, 2023)
  38. @IPQ_Inc on Twitter (August 21, 2023)
  39. (KR) Naver: [단독]'피프티 불똥' 오메가엑스, 전 소속사 대표 성추행 혐의 고소
  40. @IPQ_Inc on Twitter (August 29, 2023)
  41. (KR) Sports World: [단독] 오메가엑스 예찬 父, 유튜버 인지웅 허위사실 유포로 고소
  42. Soompi: OMEGA X To Make Long-Awaited Comeback In November With “iykyk”
  43. OMEGA X on Daum Cafe: OMEGA X (오메가엑스) 휘찬, 세빈 군 입대 및 스케줄 참여 관련 안내 (+ENG/JPN/CHN)
  44. (KR) NoCutNews: [현장EN:]"포지션 無, 모두 리더" 오메가엑스의 화려한 데뷔
  45. @OmegaX_official on Twitter (January 26, 2024)
  46. @OmegaX_official on Twitter (April 18, 2024)
  47. (JP) OMEGA X Japanese website: 『2023 OMEGA X CONCERT in JAPAN <KEEP GOIN’>』開催決定!
  48. @studio_pav on Twitter (August 30, 2023)
  49. @HallyuPopFest on Twitter (August 23, 2023)
  50. @OmegaX_official on Twitter (June 16, 2023)
  51. @Korean_Cowboys on Twitter (April 30, 2023)
  52. @Korean_Cowboys on Twitter (May 8, 2023)
  53. Soompi: 36th Golden Disc Awards Announces Nominees
  54. Soompi: Winners Of The 31st Seoul Music Awards

Official links[]

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