SF9 (Korean: 에스에프나인; shortened from Sensational Feeling 9) is a South Korean boy group formed by FNC Entertainment and the company’s first dance boy group. Consisting of nine members, the group debuted on October 5, 2016 with the release of their first single album, Feeling Sensation.
First Collection, 9loryUS, Kingdom: Legendary War, and mainstream success
SF9’s first Korean studio album, First Collection, was released on January 7, 2020 with the lead single “Good Guy”. They broke multiple sales, charts and music video records during this comeback, making this comeback their most successful yet. This included selling over 100,000 copies of their album, all songs charting on the Melon Realtime Chart, and their music video reaching over 40 million views.
On January 16, SF9 took their first ever music show win with “Good Guy” on M Countdown. They also took their 2nd win the next day on Music Bank, which was their first on a major television network. On January 30, they took their 3rd win for the song on M Countdown, with over 10,000 points. Throughout the “Good Guy” promotion, they also placed 2nd on Inkigayo twice, which gave them their first ever nominations on this show.
On July 6, 2020, SF9 released their eighth EP, 9loryUS, with the lead single “Summer Breeze”. They took their first win for “Summer Breeze” on SBS MTV’s The Show on July 14, 2020.
To celebrate SF9’s fourth anniversary, they released their special album Special History Book on October 5, 2020, consisting of three tracks including the lead single “Shine Together”.
At the end of the year, “Good Guy” was nominated for “Best Dance – Male” at the Melon Music Awards, marking their first ever MMA nomination.
On March 2, 2021, all nine members of SF9 renewed their contracts with FNC Entertainment.
SF9 participated in Kingdom: Legendary War, a competition show alongside five other K-pop boy groups, beginning in April 2021.