SF9’s Youngbin is all set to enlist in the military soon.
On February 14, SF9’s management company, FNC Entertainment, issued a statement via the group’s online fan cafe, announcing the news of member Youngbin to enlist in the military. Following the military enlistment confirmation of fellow member Inseong for March 21, SF9’s leader, Youngbin will also enlist in the same month.
FNC Entertainment’s statement read:
“Hello, this is FNC Entertainment. We are informing you about SF9’s Youngbin’s military enlistment. Youngbin will join the Army’s 27th Division as an active-duty soldier on March 29. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and minimize congestion at the site, there will be no public events on the day of enlistment.
As it will be a private site with a large number of military personnel gathered together, fans are prohibited from attending, and we hope that you will refrain from doing so.
We are always grateful for the love that you send to SF9’s Youngbin, and we ask that you show him your support until the day he successfully completes his military service and returns in good health. Thank you.”
SF9 is a South Korean boy group formed by FNC Entertainment. It currently consists of 9 members – Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Rowoon, Zuho, Yoo Taeyang. Hwiyoung, and Chani. The group made its official debut in October 2016 with their single album, Feeling Sensation, with the lead single Fanfare. The album debuted at No. 8 and peaked at No. 6 on the Gaon Album Chart.
In March 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.
On July 5, SF9 released their ninth EP, Turn Over, with the lead single Tear Drop. On November 22, SF9 released their tenth EP, Rumination, with the lead single Trauma. They took their first win for the song on Music Bank on December 3, with a score of 4971 points.
SF9 kicked off their 2022 with 4 shows of their third solo concert “Live Fantasy 3: IMPERFECT” in the Olympic Hall, Seoul from January 21-23, 2022.
Youngbin holds the position of leader, lead rapper, and lead dancer in SF9. He is known as the group’s father since he goes out of his way to look after his members. He is also notorious for his silly laughing at the dumbest of puns and jokes. Dawon, one of his members, describes him as a thoughtful and learned individual. He’s a member of the ’93 line alongside Inseong, the Rap line alongside Hwiyoung, Zuho, and Chani, and the Dance line alongside Taeyang and Chani.
On February 14, it was announced that Youngbin will also be enlisting for his mandatory military service on March 29, serving as an active-duty soldier in the 27th division of the army. Earlier this month it was also announced that Inseong will be enlisting for his mandatory military service on March 21, serving as part of the military band.
Wishing luck to both the members on their future endeavors as military personnel.