Members of Fantasy, SF9 official fandom, flooded Twitter on Monday, June 1, 2021. Upon hearing the news that SF9 comeback in July has been confirmed, Twitter was full with #SF9_COMEBACK hashtags. It made #2 the most trending topic in South Korea.
FNC Entertainment Confirmed SF9 Comeback in July 2021
On June 1, the media reported that a source from FNC Entertainment had confirmed about SF9 comeback in July 2021. The agency stated that SF9 is in their final preparation for their album right now. All SF9 members are aiming for a comeback appearance in July.
“SF9 is making the final touches on their album with an aim to make a comeback in early July,” stated the agency. “It is true that they finished shooting their jacket photos and music video.”
saw so many tweets saying it’s their first comeback with sf9 aaaaaaaa let’s enjoy and give them more wins this era pls! ❤️🔥pic.twitter.com/fzz2QukDYz— jill 🌙ً (@lalunatua) June 1, 2021
Why is SF9 not Popular?
If you are an international Kpop fan, you may find yourself asking why is SF9 not popular. Even the announcement of their comeback couldn’t make the top 10 worldwide trending topics on Twitter like other Kpop groups. Worse, there was even a point when the public thought that SF9 had disbanded. And even at that point, they still hardly made a worldwide trending topic.
So, why is SF9 not popular? No, the answer to why is SF9 not popular (internationally) is certainly not because SF9 members lack talents or any other quality at all. SF9 makes fantastic music, and all SF9 members have their own charms that are appealing to Korean fans.
They’re super popular in South Korea but not that much outside and that’s why she ranked them last….— LORY 🌌 (@loredanapogan) February 2, 2021
Therefore, fans speculated that the main reason SF9 is considered less popular among other Kpop boy groups was that they came from a company outside “the Big Three” entertainment agencies. We all know, despite how great the talents of an artist, we need good promotions to make them well-known by the public. Fans believed that SF9 members are not too fortunate about their promotions.
SF9 Most Popular Member: SF9 Rowoon
While SF9 may be considered underrated as a group, some SF9 members are very popular as solo artists. As of today, the one considered SF9 most popular member is SF9 Rowoon.
136. sf9 – Rowoon – DREAM— Kpop Legendary Vocalists (@iconickpopvocal) May 27, 2021
As a matter of fact, SF9 Rowoon has been extremely famous, especially after his performance as Haru in ‘Extraordinary You’ drama. His amazing portrayal of Haru awarded him the “Best New Actor” title from MBC Drama Awards 2019 and a brand-new reputation for his acting skills.
Miss him? Want to hear #rowoon #RoWoon new song? go to iTunes & listen to #believer (type sf9 kingdom as keywords for search) Also listen to his group #sf9 #SF9 #move They’re in a competition right now and need support streaming these songs!!! support him& #SF9 #ExtraordinaryYou pic.twitter.com/AypicEJE4H— rowoon__fan (@rowoon_fan) May 30, 2021
Today, aside from busy preparing for SF9 comeback in July, SF9 Rowoon is working on an ongoing project with Park Eun Bin: “Yeonmo”. Adapted from a manhwa with the same title, Yeonmo, or “Affection,” is set to release in the second half of 2021. Just as expected from SF9 most popular member, don’t you think?
Meanwhile, other SF9 members are working on their activities as solo artists as well. SF9 Inseong will be acting for a musical: Red Book. As for SF9 Dawon, he is currently starring in tvN’s “Doom at Your Service” as Tak Sun Kyung. At the same time, SF9 Chani and Hwiyoung are currently working with their roles in BS 2TV’s “Imitation”.
SF9 Performance on “Kingdom: Legendary War”
News of SF9 comeback in July 2021 came surprisingly because right now, the boy group is still participating in the Mnet’s competition show, “Kingdom: Legendary War”. Moreover, SF9 ranks on the show have been gradually improved each round. It means they need to work even harder for both Kingdom and comeback preparation.
On top of everything, FNC Entertainment mentioned that SF9 had been preparing for their comeback even before they participated in the Kingdom: Legendary War.
“They worked on this album for a long time. It will be an album that marks a new beginning.”
Let’s hope that SF9 comeback in July will truly be a new beginning for them to shine even brighter than before. Fantasys are excited, and we are excited too. The question is: are you?
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