Lights on! Hello, we are ONF!
On May 26, 2017, WM Entertainment announced that they would be debuting a new boy group, tentatively known as WM Boys. The brother group of B1A4 and OH MY GIRL, it was subsequently announced that the seven-member group would be debuting during the summer.
On July 7, after performing the song "Original", the group members introduced themselves in their first V Live broadcast and announced that they would make their debut in the beginning of August.
On July 13, it was revealed that WM Boys' official name would be ONF.
2017: Debut with On/Off, MIXNINE
ONF officially debuted August 2, 2017 with their first mini album On/Off.
On October 1, all seven members of the group were announced to be participating on YG Entertainment's newest survival show MIXNINE. Only Hyojin and Laun made it to the final lineup after ranking 2nd and 7th place, respectively, but after much discussion, it was decided the MIXNINE group would not debut.
2018: You Complete Me, Japanese debut
On May 15, 2018, it was reported that the group would be making their first-ever comeback on June 7, which is their first comeback since their participation on MIXNINE.
On June 3, ONF announced that their official fanclub name would be known as FUSE.
On June 15, after signing a contract with the large Japanese record label Victor Entertainment, it was confirmed that the group would be making its Japanese debut in August. On August 1, the group released their first Japanese single "On/Off -Japanese Ver.-".
On September 26, ONF released their second Japanese single "Complete -Japanese Ver.-".
2019: We Must Love, Laun's departure, Go Live
On August 23, 2019, WM Entertainment announced that Laun halted all of his activities in the entertainment industry due to personal reasons. Subsequently, it was also revealed the same day that he had officially left the group and the agency following the termination of his exclusive contract.
On November 1, the group shared their challenges about working as idols, and not long afterward, they revealed that they were in preparations for a comeback in the near future.
2020: Road to Kingdom, Spin Off
On December 24, 2020, the group revealed the design of their lightstick.
2021-present: ONF:My Name, City of ONF, Popping, Goosebumps, military service
On February 24, 2021, their first full length album, ONF:My Name, was released. The title track of the album, "Beautiful Beautiful", gave the group their first-ever music show win since their debut on The Show on March 2. The repackage edition, City of ONF, was released on April 28.
On July 14, WM Entertainment confirmed that ONF would be making a comeback in August to celebrate their 4-year anniversary since debut. The group returned with their special summer popup album Popping on August 9.
On November 2, 2021, the group's leaders Hyojin and J-Us announced that all members of the group, with the only exception being the youngest member U, who is Japanese, would be enlisting in December to minimize their hiatus. On November 9, it was announced that ONF would be making a comeback ahead of their military service. They released their sixth mini album Goosebumps on December 3.
|U (유)||Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae||2017–present|
|Inactive (military service)|
|Hyojin (효진)||ON Team Leader, Main Vocalist||2017–present|
|E-Tion (이션)||Lead Vocalist||2017–present|
|J-Us (제이어스)||OFF Team Leader, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper||2017–present|
|Wyatt (와이엇)||Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist||2017–present|
|MK (엠케이)||Lead Vocalist, Rapper||2017–present|
|Laun (라운)||Main Dancer, Vocalist, Ex-Maknae||2017–2019|
- ONF 2021 Live Contact :: Code #1. [Reverse] (2022)
Awards and nominations
|Brand of the Year Awards|
|2021||ONF||Hot Trend Male Idol||Won|
|Korea First Brand Awards|
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