Meet 2019 Ok-Pop Breakout Pick SF9

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Among the rising wave of expertise vying for the highest spot within the more and more aggressive and worldwide world of Ok-pop, SF9 are set on proving that 2019 shall be their yr for mainstream fame and world recognition.

After a 2018 that noticed them rating two extra Top 10 entries on Billboard's World Albums chart, particular person promotions in TV, radio and style, plus the group tackling genres like progressive dark-pop on "Now or Never" and '60s rock "Mamma Mia," SF9 says they're greater than able to tackle the brand new yr in an enormous approach.

Ahead of their new album and tour, which is able to launch early this yr, the members Young Bin, In Seong, Jae Yoon, Da Won, Ro Woon, Zu Ho, Tae Yang, Hwi Young, and Cha Ni sat down solely with Billboard to debate their pleasure over their fast-growing stardom, success, 2019 plans, and extra. Keep watch on the ninesome as they trailblaze forward of their Ok-pop careers.

Watch the video for "Now or Never," and take a look at our Q&A after the leap. 

First and foremost, congratulations on the whole lot you guys have achieved in 2018! SF9 is doing so properly all around the world. How does it really feel to lastly have that sort of response to your music?

We are simply honored to be acknowledged by folks that love music, and do what we do. We will proceed to strive our utmost finest to satisfy, and extra importantly, exceed everybody’s expectations this yr by giving nice performances, and persistently work collectively as an entire to enhance.

What can we sit up for in 2019? 

If there may be one factor we, SF9, want to accomplish as a gaggle is to have our first No. 1 tune on a number of music charts, and [be on] music TV packages. Also, we’re engaged on our new album and tour! We can’t reveal the dates but, however it is going to be very quickly and we’re extraordinarily excited to share our new materials with our followers worldwide. 

What was essentially the most memorable second for SF9 in 2018?

The yr was each difficult and memorable for us, however we had been past excited and grateful to have had our first solo live performance in Seoul. We had been so overwhelmed by the quantity of help and love we received from our followers. It was tremendous particular. We had been additionally thrilled that we had been in a position to meet our followers — Fantasy — in many various international locations. It undoubtedly made us wish to interact extra with our followers; we realized that there’s nothing extra vital to us than high quality time spent with Fantasy.

Is there something you wish to say to your followers?

We wish to really thank our followers for his or her constant help and love. We don’t have phrases to explain our gratitude in direction of Fantasy! We promise to ship and present extra of us in 2019. We will put together and produce new performances and music to make you guys proud. We want you nothing however well being and happiness, and WE LOVE YOU!