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—ONF

ONF (온앤오프) is a six-member boy group under WM Entertainment. Originally with seven members, they debuted on August 2, 2017 with their first mini album On/Off.

History

Pre-debut

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.[2]

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.[3]

On July 13, it was revealed that WM Boys' official name would be ONF.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

On June 3, ONF announced that their official fanclub name would be known as FUSE.[1]

ONF made their first-ever comeback with the release of their second mini album You Complete Me on June 7, 2018.[8]

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.[9] 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

The group made their first comeback in 7 months on February 7, 2019 by releasing their third mini album We Must Love.[10]

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.[11]

ONF made their comeback as six with their fourth mini album Go Live on October 7.[12]

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.[13]

2020: Road to Kingdom, Spin Off

On March 5, 2020, ONF were announced as one of the seven groups that would be participating in Road to Kingdom.[14] The show began airing April 30[15] and ended on June 19.[16]

ONF released their fifth mini album Spin Off on August 10.[17] That same day, WM released a statement on the group's fancafe following excessive violations of their privacy.[18]

On December 24, 2020, the group revealed the design of their lightstick.[19]

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.[20] 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.[21][22] The repackage edition, City of ONF, was released on April 28.[23]

On July 14, WM Entertainment confirmed that ONF would be making a comeback in August to celebrate their 4-year anniversary since debut.[24] The group returned with their special summer popup album Popping on August 9.[25]

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.[26] On November 9, it was announced that ONF would be making a comeback ahead of their military service.[27] They released their sixth mini album Goosebumps on December 3.[28]

After their comeback, all five Korean members enlisted as active duty soldiers on December 21, December 27 and December 28, respectively.[29][30]

Members

Name Position(s)[31] Years active
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
Former
Laun (라운) Main Dancer, Vocalist, Ex-Maknae 2017–2019[11]

Units

  • ON
  • OFF

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Mini albums

Special albums

Collaborations

OSTs

Other releases

Japanese

Singles


Videography

  • ONF 2021 Live Contact :: Code #1. [Reverse] (2022)

Filmography

Reality shows

Awards and nominations

Year Recipient Award Won
Brand of the Year Awards
2021 ONF Hot Trend Male Idol Won[33]
Korea First Brand Awards
2022 ONF Male Idol Won[34]

Gallery

Main article: ONF/Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Soompi: ONF Announces Fan Club Name
  2. Soompi: B1A4’s Brother Group WM Boys Takes Their First Stage At Idolcon, Hints At Potential Debut
  3. Soompi: Watch: B1A4’s Brother Group WM Boys Shares First Broadcast Teaser As They Prepare For Debut
  4. Soompi: B1A4’s Brother Group Announces Name Ahead Of Debut
  5. Soompi: ONF Confirmed To Participate In YG Survival Program "MIXNINE"
  6. MIXNINE: Episodes 1-14
  7. Soompi: ONF Announced Date + First Comeback Since "MIXNINE"
  8. Soompi: Watch: ONF Makes Fun And Refreshing Comeback With MV For “Complete”
  9. Soompi: ONF Announces Upcoming Japanese Debut
  10. Soompi: Watch: ONF Sings “We Must Love” In MV For Unique Comeback Track
  11. 11.0 11.1 Soompi: WM Entertainment Announces Laun's Departure From ONF And Contract Termination Due To Personal Reasons
  12. Soompi: Watch: ONF Returns With 6 Members In Cinematic "Why" MV
  13. Soompi: ONF Members Describe Most Difficult Times Working As Idols + Preparing For Comeback
  14. Naver (KR): Mnet 측 “‘로드 투 킹덤’ 3월 첫 녹화, 라인업 밝히기 어렵다”(공식)
  15. Soompi: “Road To Kingdom” Has Begun: Check Out The 1st Episode’s Rankings, Rules For Eliminations And Advancing To “Kingdom,” Performances, And More
  16. Naver (KR): 온앤오프 “‘로드투킹덤’ 덕에 한걸음씩 성장, 경쟁 속 많은 걸 배웠다”[직격인터뷰]
  17. Soompi: ONF Announces First Comeback Since Road to Kingdom
  18. Cafe Daum (KR): 전체공지 게시판 권한 안내
  19. Soompi: ONF Unveils Official Light Stick
  20. Soompi: ONF Confirms Plans For Comeback With 1st Full Album
  21. Soompi: ONF Takes 1st-Ever Win On “The Show” With “Beautiful Beautiful”; Performances By Wonho, WEi, Golden Child, And More
  22. Soompi: ONF Talks About Receiving Congratulations From B1A4 And Oh My Girl On Their 1st Music Show Win
  23. Soompi: ONF Confirmed To Make April Comeback With Repackaged Album
  24. Soompi: ONF Confirmed To Be Preparing For August Comeback
  25. Soompi: ONF Announces August Comeback Date + Drops 1st Teaser
  26. Soompi: All 5 Korean Members Of ONF To Enlist In Military Together
  27. Allkpop: ONF to make comeback before group military enlistment
  28. Soompi: Watch: ONF Sings Of “Goosebumps” In Futuristic MV For Latest Comeback
  29. (KR) News1: 온앤오프 제이어스·와이엇, 오늘 나란히 현역 입대 [N디데이]
  30. Soompi: All 5 Korean Members Of ONF Enlist In The Military
  31. ONF: Profile & Gallery
  32. Soompi: Mnet Confirms Lineup of 7 Boy Groups Who Will Compete In Road to Kingdom
  33. Soompi: Winners Of The 2021 Brand Of The Year Awards
  34. Soompi: Winners Of 2022 Korea First Brand Awards

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Korean
Japanese


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