Fromis 9 or rather known as Fromis_9 is a South Korean girl group that was formed by CJ E&M in 2017 in Seoul, following Mnet’s reality show Idol School. After making their debut on January 24, 2018, the group released a number of hit tracks, albums, and EPs that include To. Heart, From.9, and Glass Shoes. Since then, they have garnered a huge fan base with more than 800k followers on Instagram, more than 300k followers on Twitter, more than 300k followers on Facebook, and more than 450k followers on YouTube.
- Lee Sae-rom (Hangul: 이새롬)
- Song Ha-young (송하영)
- Jang Gyu-ri (장규리)
- Park Ji-won (박지원)
- Roh Ji-sun (노지선)
- Lee Seo-yeon (이서연)
- Lee Chae-young (이채영)
- Lee Na-gyung (이나경)
- Baek Ji-heon (백지헌)
Seoul, South Korean
K-pop, Teen Pop, Synthpop
Off The Record Entertainment
They have released their music with various records labels such as Stone Music Entertainment.
Fromis_9’s music is mostly based on the Korean pop music scene. In Korean terms, it is known as “Kpop”. Their music style includes dance, rap, and the use of vocals.
- The group’s name was decided through the official website of Idol School by netizens.
- Their name in Korean pronunciation means “to keep their promise [to viewers] to be the best girl group.” It was formed from the words “From Idol School” and “Promise” and as there are 9 members in their group they added the number 9.
- This show Idol School commenced from July 13 to September 29, 2017. The finalists were Roh Ji-sun, Song Ha-young, Lee Sae-rom, Lee Chae-young, Lee Na-gyung, Park Ji-won, Lee Seo-yeon, Baek Ji-heon and Jang Gyu-ri. They were the final 9 contestants that had been voted into the group by the viewers.
- Fromis-9’s debut EP was released on January 24, 2018. It managed to make its way into the top 4 on the Gaon Album Chart. Similarly, their second album titled To. Day which was released on June 5, 2018, also managed to achieve the same feat.
- They released their debut single album titled From.9 on October 10, 2018. The album consisted of a total of 3 hit songs in all which are Love Bomb, Dancing Queen, and Coloring. It also made its way into the top 3 places on the South Korean Albums chart.
- Their 2nd mini-album was released on June 4, 2019, and was titled Fun Factory. It was by far their best selling album and peaked at #2 on the Gaon Album Chart. It was compiled of the tracks First Love, Clover, 22Century Girl, Pitapat (DKDK), Think of You, and Close To You.
- The group has bagged various awards such as the Asia Artist Award, Asia Model Award, and V Live Award.
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