f(x) is one of the few second generation girl groups that haven’t yet disbanded, they debuted back in 2009.
They are also one of the few girl groups that are recognized overseas, they used to be five members but Sulli left back in 2015 to focus on acting. The girl group now consists of Victoria, Amber, Luna and Krystal.
Their last album as a group was released back on October 27, 2015. “4 Walls” will soon celebrate its 3rd anniversary.
It has been almost 3 years since their last official Korean comeback. The group released a couple of singles every now and then but never a full scale Korean comeback.
Fans have been eagerly waiting to hear the group again and see them on stage together. Many are wondering, where are the members right now? And what have they been up to, today I will be discussing that.
She is one of the members who have pursued acting mostly since 2015.
She gained fame by playing the hot-headed Lee Bona in the hit drama “The Heirs” back in 2013. In 2014, she snagged her first leading role in “My Lovely Girl” opposite Rain, but the drama was a commercial failure.
In 2015, Krystal starred alongside actor Seo Jun Young in a 10-minute film entitled, “Listen To My Song” for W Korea’s 10th anniversary.
Krystal was also cast in leading roles in an upcoming Chinese movie, titled “Unexpected Love” along with EXO’s Lay. It had completed filming back in mid-2016 but faced issues because of the THAAD and its release has been delayed for more than 2 years.
Chinese media Sina announced that the movie has overcome the issues and is set to be released in summer 2018; however, it hasn’t been released yet.
It tells the story of a Chinese singer (Lay) and Korean dancer (Krystal), who fall in love despite cultural differences.
In April 1st of that same year it was revealed that she was dating EXO member Kai.
In 2017, she came back with tvN drama “The Bride of Habaek” opposite Shin Se Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk, she took on the second leading role in that drama but received recognition for her good acting and chemistry with Gong Myung.
In the same year she also ended things with EXO’s Kai; their breakup was announced back in June 2017.
In 2017, it was also believed she would be making her solo debut but SM Entertainment denied the rumors. Luna and Amber had previously debuted as solo artists which added to the speculations back then.
In 2017, she starred in the black comedy drama “Prison Life” produced by Reply PD Shin Won Ho. She also received good reviews for her performance.
In an interview in late 2017 she opened up about her group’s hiatus and revealed that its not because SM is not letting them release an album but its due to timing.
“The timing never worked out.
Either the timing wasn’t right or the circumstances weren’t right. We made a lot of effort. We even had a plan to make a comeback during a certain month, but it fell through. It didn’t work out the way we wanted.”
Krystal was also named ‘Woman of the Year’ by GQ Korea in 2017.
She is currently leading the OCN drama “Player” opposite Song Seung Heon, Lee Si Eon and many others. The drama has been doing very well in ratings breaking OCN records.
Amber officially debuted as a solo artist, releasing her debut EP, Beautiful, on February 13, 2015. The title track, “Shake That Brass”, featured Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon.
In the same year, f(x) came back with 4 Walls.
In 2016, as a part of SM Station project, Amber’s solo single, “Borders”, was released in March. She participated in composing, lyrics writing and arrangement of the song, it was entirely in English.
In Mid-2016, it was announced that she would be making her acting debut in the Korean remake of the popular American series “Entourage.” She joined Lee Kwang Soo, Seo Kang Joon, Park Jung Min and many others.
In 2016, she also dropped the single “On My Own,” it dropped on numerous music sites on May 18. Amber directly participated in all aspects of the song, including writing the song, its lyrics, and the arrangement, and the song is based on her personal experiences.
In 2016 she also released “Need to Feel Needed,” “Breathe Again,” and “Heartbeat” featuring f(x) member Luna, Ferry Corsten & Kago Pengchi.
In 2017, she made headlines for her worrisome post about her promotions and relationship with SM Entertainment. She wrote,
“I’ve given my everything. I tried to work things out. Whether it be the creative or business, I’ve been doing everything myself for years so I can keep myself afloat. But in the end, I’m continuously neglected, hurt, and taken advantage of. I’ve been patient… the fans have been extremely patient and I can’t take it anymore just sitting around, waiting, being constantly rejected and given false hope. I’m so tired mentally and physically and this is where I draw the line. No more.”
A week later she returned with another post talking about her struggles, she said,
“‘We don’t have time for you.’ Every year, I would stay at home for weeks because nothing was ‘coming in.’ Instead of waiting, for the past 5 years I’ve been writing my own songs, making my own albums, producing, directing, and/or editing my videos, making concepts and styling, writing proposals and presenting marketing plans, and even looking for my own jobs, all so that I could do what I love for my fans. Even after 5 years, I’m given the same answer. They still tell me I’m not good enough. What more do I have to do?”
In September 2017, it was revealed that Amber is starring as the lead in the US film “The Eagle and the Albatross” its a film based on golf, and an independent film that aims to be submitted to international film festivals rather than be commercially released.
In January 2018, she collaborated with f(x) member Luna to release SM STATION track “Lower.” It was released on January 5, at 6 p.m. KST. They were the first featured artists of SM STATION 2 in 2018.
In 2018, she also announced that she would be releasing a mixtape named “Rogue Rouge.” It was released on April 15 at midnight PST (4 p.m. KST). The mixtape included 6 tracks
For all of the tracks, she released various music videos through her own YouTube channel.
In July, SM Entertainment revealed that Amber’s activities in the United States will be managed by Steel Wool. Amber plans to promote in the United States through singing, acting, as well as directing videos.
SM Entertainment wanted to actively and systematically promote Amber’s U.S. activities, which is why they decided to cooperate with Steel Wool Entertainment.
On September 18, she revealed that she was releasing surprising singles “White Noise + Lost At Sea.” Fans were extremely happy; the two singles were released on September 21.
She had previously performed “White Noise” at SMTOWN Live Osaka and also during her fan meeting in Toronto, Canada.
Luna is known for her musicals aside from her group activities. She went on to establish herself as a good musical actress by appearing in various musicals such as Legally Blonde, Coyote Ugly, High School Musical on Stage!, School OZ Hologram Musical, In the Heights and many others.
She is also the second f(x) member to debut solo. Her debut mini-album, Free Somebody was released on May 31, 2016.
With her angelic voice, she was able to wow audience on multiple occasions, she sang on many Korean shows proving just how good her performances are. Notably, her performance in MBC’s King of Masked Singer earned her a widespread praise.
She was extremely busy in 2015, she led a children’s movie and lead her first web drama alongside two Block B members. She also appeared in musicals that same year not to mention the variety shows appearances in 2015 as well.
She sang with Amber for SM Station on two occasions as mentioned earlier and she also featured in two other releases for SM Station in December 2016 with Shin Yong Jae to release “It’s You” and On December 30 with Yesung, Sunny, Red Velvet’s Seulgi and Wendy, NCT’s Taeil and Doyoung, and Lee Dong Woo, on “Sound of Your Heart”, SM Station’s final song of 2016
In January 2017, it was confirmed that Luna was cast to star in food variety show Strong Girls alongside many other idols.
On January 12, 2017, it was announced that Luna, EXID’s Hani, and Mamamoo’s Solar would release a collaborative dance song on January 19. The track was called “Honey Bee.”
In 2017, she starred in many musicals including the 2017 South Korean musical production of Rebecca as well as “The Last Kiss” alongside many talented musical actors.
In 2017, she also released OSTs for many dramas, “The Kings Love” and “Good Thief Bad Thief.”
In November of that same year, she also collaborated on a global version of the main track “This Is Me”, from the movie The Greatest Showman, along with singers and influencers from 18 different countries.
On January 5, 2018, Luna released a collaborative single with Amber, “Lower”, as part of SM Station project.
In 2018, she also released an OST for the drama “Should We Kiss First?”
In 2018, it was also revealed that she plans on coming back with a new single marking her first comeback after her solo debut back in 2016.
On April 24 at 6 p.m. KST, the f(x) member released her digital single “Night Reminiscin’” along with the music video.
Co-written by Luna, “Night Reminiscin’” features Brand New Music artist Yang Da Il
On June 9, 2018, the 12th Daegu International Music Festival (DIMF) Awards was held and f(x)’s Luna was honored with a rookie award. She was awarded the rookie award for her participation in “Rebecca.”
On July 20, 2018, Luna uploaded her completed self-composed song “Even If We Part Ways” on her personal YouTube channel “Luna’s Alphabet.”
On October 10, NakJoon released the music video for his duet “Still” with f(x)’s Luna, who also appears in the video.
Victoria was able to establish herself as an actress through various productions in Korean and Chinese movies and dramas such as “Beautiful Secret” (2015), “Ice Fantasy” (2016), “A Life Time Love” (2017), “Moonshine and Valentine” (2018); “My New Sassy Girl” (2016) and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (2016).
Victoria starred in Hunan TV’s Beautiful Secret back in 2015. She released a solo single titled “Star Tears” for the drama’s soundtrack. The drama eventually went on to record the highest average viewership ratings for the first half of 2016 in China.
She sang an OST for “Ice Fantasy,” titled “Li Luo,” which is also her character’s name in the drama “Ice Fantasy.”
She was involved in various dating rumors but none of them proved right as she always shut them down.
In 2017, Victoria co-hosted the variety program “Ace vs Ace” and became a fixed cast on Zhejiang TV’s “Beat The Champions,” which started airing in April.
In June, she starred alongside Huang Xiaoming in the fantasy romance drama “A Life Time Love” and starred in fantasy comedy film “Wished.” In August, she joined the cast of Hunan TV’s female-centric reality “show Up Idol.”
She had started teasing for her solo album since 2017but nothing has been confirmed yet. Whether she’ll be promoting the album in China or in Korea as well is still unknown.
In 2018, no details of her solo album were talked about leaving fans wondering if it will ever be out.
In November 2017, a Chinese news outlet reported that f(x)’s Victoria was hospitalized in Thailand due to health problems and received surgery after returning to China
According to the reports, she returned to Beijing because of health issues while filming in Bangkok, after her health worsened quickly she had to receive surgery and return to China.
The specific health issue she had was not named and is still unknown.
Following her surgery, Victoria posted on her Weibo account to reassure fans.
In 2018, she starred in the film “Legend of the Ancient Sword” and in the drama “Moonshine and Valentine.” Also, a drama she had shot back in 2014 finally aired in 2018, it was called “The Chronicles of Town Called Jian.”
She also has a couple of dramas lined up but their air date and the network has not been revealed yet, so it looks like Victoria will be busy till the rest of 2018.
In 2018’s Pipeline of SM Entertainment didn’t mention anything of f(x)’s possible comeback so it looks like we have to wait until 2019 for news of possible comeback.