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The infinity of invasion: A decade and counting with INFINITE and Inspirits

10 long years is more than enough for a family like INFINITE and Inspirits to make each other feel loved and appreciated. However, it is just the start of their growth together— more years will come to celebrate each win, root on one another, share inspiration and happiness, and stay by each other's side through thick and thin. Just like the old days, making true victories felt by the heart.

South Korean boy group INFINITE is known for being the King of Synchronization who debuted in 2010 under Woollim Entertainment. They are popular with their sharp like choreography and powerful vocals since then up until now.

The group is compose of six members, namely Kim Sunggyu, Jang Dongwoo, Nam Woohyun, Lee Sungyeol, Kim Myungsoo, and Lee Sungjong. It was originally a seven-member group before the departure of Lee Hodong in 2017. Then, last August 19, 2019, Myungsoo announced that he will officially part ways from their agency.

Many people are surely familiar with all the mentioned details about INFINITE. These are the basic information about them but if one will try to dig deeper and appreciate their journey, there are more meaningful things beyond these.

The beginning

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INFINITE used to live together in a small dorm with a basement practice room back then as they did not came from a well-off agency. They have participated in a lot of variety shows and this dorm was frequently shown. One of the things that the members shared on broadcast was their daily routine, so fans are really kind of aware of the things they were doing.

There was this moment in a variety show where they promoted their song on street; their faces revealed the happiness they felt whenever someone recognizes them. There was also a scenario when they run away from their manager to enjoy a whole day. Of course, there was also a feature on their hard work— how they practiced every day and night.

More than a year after debut has passed before they bagged their first win with Be Mine on MCountdown. It was a sweet, emotional, and memorable moment for INFINITE and Inspirits; hard work finally paid off.

Moreover, it was not the end of INFINITE and their agency’s struggle. However, all the challenges they have faced since then are part of who they are now.

INFINITE managed to dominate on Billboard, Korea then Japan invasion, and they even had their concerts around the world. Aside from that, their fandom also started to multiply and the number of international fans get bigger from time to time.

The real success

Did you know that the first Korean pop act that was given spotlight in Billboard’s K-town was INFINITE? Additionally, the group’s The Chaser was also acknowledged and awarded with “2012 K-pop Song of the Year” by United States Billboard. Then, INFINITE also performed at Billboard studios as the first Korean idols to do so.

Furthermore, they are also the first K-pop group which held concert in Dubai. Then, they are also the first ones who topped the Twitter Emerging Artist Chart in Billboard.

Other than that, INFINITE members are also the first K-pop idols who got the honor to film their Destiny at Universal Studios in the U.S. As of writing, the music video B version of Destiny already roared to more than 20 million views.

Saying all that, there are still more achievements which INFINITE members fulfilled together. Beyond the numbers and things that may vanish later, they have accomplished and have done more meaningful stuff and stories to tell.

The real success of INFINITE is mirrored through their good deeds for other people, their family, and together with their fandom. INFINITE members donate to different foundations, participate in charity, and Myungsoo even support cats! What’s more, Inspirits also do the same thing adapting the good deeds of their idols through donations to help the needy.

The heartwarming part is the pure love of each member for their family. Surely, all Inspirits know these well: Dongwoo as a loving uncle; Sunggyu as a good brother to his sister; and all the other members being loving and supportive through continually helping and taking care of their parents and sibling/s.

Above all, INFINITE built a strong, healthy, and peaceful family with Inspirits. Their fandom is well-known as a home of kind-hearted, generous, and peace-loving individuals.

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Since then, INFINITE never failed to make victories that are felt by the heart.

The perfect role models

INFINITE members are truly the perfect role models to have; they have shown through these years their kindness, generosity, sincerity, passion, dedication, care and love for others, and their hard working side. They may not be from a big and popular company but they made it this far with their big heart, sweat, and all out effort.

INFINITE’s stories are really inspiring from how each member did their best to pass the audition in Woollim Entertainment; then, make it through the training years before debut; followed by their ups and downs as idols and a group being determined and strong.

They are not just the typical idols who can dance, sing, play instruments, and act on small and big screens. They are more than being talented individuals known for being kings of synchronization, variety shows, and fan service.

INFINITE members saved so many fans from sadness and bad days. INFINITE continually motivate various people to do good in studies, work, and be kind and generous humans. They have taught so many life lessons to their fans. They invaded the hearts of many and filled it with love, care, and warmth.

When I think of you, tears fall,

Because I am thankful to you for staying by my side.

When I look at you, my heart races,

Because I see the bright light that shines in front of me.


Messages from Inspirits around the world


Happy 10th year anniversary!

It’s been a decade of shining together, and still you are the brightest stars for me. Thank you for being just the way you are! Your hard work inspired me a lot to not give up and continue finding my dreams. You have taught me to take steps slowly, to love and appreciate myself even more. You brought so much sunshine and wonderful memories to us. I hope you’ll continue to make such an amazing songs and sharing your undeniable talents.

Loving and supporting you is the bestest and most worth it thing that ever happened in my life. Please, be healthy and think of yourselves too. I promised to walk with you for more years to come! INFINITE will be the idols I will always look up to. I love you and I miss you very much. I am beyond proud of you! ^^ Our love is never ending.

나는 너를 사랑하고 매우 보고 싶어 인피니트! 나는 네가 정말 자랑스러워!

사랑은 당신을 보는 데서 오고 행복은 당신과 함께 있는 데서 온다.

Love comes by looking at you, happiness comes by being with you.

Love lots, Karen from Philippines
@ifntmyeongie (PH INSPIRIT)

It’s been 4 years since I started to stan Infinite, and now they’re having their 10th year anniversary. I am so happy and grateful for their existence. We will always be here for infinite, no matter what. Our love for them is never ending, I wish nothing but the best for them because they deserve the love and happiness in this world, I will support them forever. I love you, Infinite!!!


To my happy pills, happy 10th anniversary! Thank you for being part of my happiness and bring colors to my life for the past 10 years, and can’t wait to have many more memories with all of you in the future too. Even though I haven’t met any of you yet but I wish the dreams will come true one day. I love you, thank you for being INFINITE, thank you for being the best boys. To more anniversaries, together!

Hannan, Malaysia

Happy 10th year to my forever romeos!! Thank you for staying with us for 10 years, even though we are miles apart, thank you for your music that helped not just me, but all inspirits to get through life in whatever circumstances we are in. For me, you are the source of my inspiration and strength.

Whenever I listen to your songs or watch your videos, my day instantly brightens up and I want to thank you for that. Just know that we, Inspirits will always support you on whatever path you take as long as it makes you happy. To my Kim Sunggyu, Jang Dongwoo, Nam Woohyun, Lee Howon, Lee Sungyeol, Kim Myungsoo, Lee Sungjong, my Infinite, you will always have a place in my heart.


I’m so grateful to know such wonderful individuals in a dorky way. Haha! Don’t get me wrong, but I really admire how you guys would go out there and show the world who you really are without being scared of putting your image on the line. Thank you for all the amazing moments you’ve built with each other and with us Inspirits. Our “Always and Forever” will eternally be treasured. Thank you!

Sending warm hugs, all the way from the Philippines!


Infinite you have greatly inspired me. You introduce me to the world of K-pop and showing your hard work through music. I wish to hear more for you in the future. Happy 10th Anniversary INFINITE!! Love you so much.

Photo from INFINITE


Thank you for sharing your music with us for the past 10 years. We’ll always be here supporting all of you and we will wait for you until all of the members finished their military service. Inspirits are all excited to hear new music from you. Always take care of yourselves and see you all soon. Happy 10th year anniversary! You all did great! I love you all forever!


To my one and only #인피니트 #INFINITE,

Always remember that I am really proud of what you are now & I will forever be your #1 fan. I will always be on your side and never leave you. I’ll cherish everyday of my life being an INSPIRIT. I will always support you no matter what happen. I’ll watched all of you from a very far and always pray to God that he will guide you all the days of your life.

INFINITE is the best gift I’ve ever had from God. Please, be happy and healthy always I am happy while watching all of you from a very far.

Thank you for being being a part of Infinite, thank you for making Inspirits happy all the time, thank you for loving Inspirits.

Thank you for always showing us that we are important to Infinite, thank you for your music, thank you for everything.

“INFINITE are the real stars for  Inspirits.  Every time I look at those stars it reminds me of Infinite… because you gave us happiness, strength,  and love.”

Thank you for being my inspiration since the day I became an Inspirit (way back 01/28/2012). I promised to myself that I won’t leave Infinite and I will support all of you no matter what through up’s and down I will be with you.

If I’ll given a chance to live again… in my next life, I want to be an INSPIRIT again… I promise to be a fan of INFINITE again… so that I’m gonna meet INFINITE again. #10yearswithINFINITE



Thank you for being an inspiration to us, inspirits, all these years. 이 모든 시간 동안 우리에게 영감을 주셔서 감사합니다. Aside from providing us with good music and wonderful performances, you’ve also succeeded in capturing our hearts and bringing joy to our lives. 좋은 음악과 멋진 공연을 제공하는 것 외에도, 당신은 또한 우리의 마음을 사로 잡고 우리의 삶에 기쁨을 가져다주는 데 성공했습니다. And for this, we are eternally grateful.이를 위해 우리는 영원히 감사합니다.

We will keep showing our support and appreciation for you every step of th way. 우리는 모든 단계에서 당신을 위해 우리의 지원과 감사를 계속 보여줄 것입니다. We love you! 우리는 너를 사랑해!


Kim Sunggyu

Photo from Kim Sunggyu

Happy 10th anniversary my beloved, INFINITE. Thank you for coming to my life. I am so proud to be Inspirit now and forever. I will always wait for the 7 of you no matter how long. Because…

“I can only dream as long as you’re here, in the world I draw out.”

“Some day, we’ll reach that place, with the same heart just like always, we’ll be looking at each other with a smile, as I dream of that day, I’m looking at one place.”

And it is the place where Kim Sunggyu, Jang Dongwoo, Nam Woohyun, Lee Howon, Lee Sungyeol, Kim Myungsoo, and Lee Sungjong be.

#10YearswithINFINITE #ADecadewithINFINITE #10YearsTogetherWithINFINITE


To our romeos,

Thank you for giving us a lot of inspiration. As we celebrate your 10th years anniversary we let you know how we deeply appreciate and love all of you. We will never get tired of supporting our romeos. Inspirit will always love Infinite no matter what.


To my beloved Romeos,

Thank you for letting us know what the beautiful songs are. I always enjoy myself to listen to your music and songs, it’s really healing time for me. I have beautiful moment as your fan, thank you for being my inspiration. Your hard work is really inspiring.

Nam Woohyun
Photo from Nam Woohyun

To my Romeos, 마할 코 카요!

I am beyond proud that you have come this far. 축하해요!!

10 years full of inspiration and motivation, I can’t believe I still carry this big love for you all. I wish you all the best to infinity and beyond.사랑해요 인피니트!


To my romeos,

It’s been quite a tough ride, right? We all know it wasn’t easy, we all know you’ve been to bumpy roads, and we all know you’ve promoted on the streets, but we want to thank you. thank you for creating beautiful music that inspires us and letting us know how music affects people.

You deserve so much more than what the world can offer, but i hope our love for you can cover up what the world is lacking. Now, it’s your 10th year in the industry, and you’ve created a big impact on our lives, on your company & its artists, and the world.

Thank you, INFINITE, for making a fire to let us feel a warm embrace. And thank you, INFINITE, for making the wings so we could fly. We promise to make the stars so they can shine bright with you. We love you, our dear romeos!


Hi, romeos! I started being an inspirit when I was in school, and now I’m already in my 4th year of degree and I’m doing my internship. Thank you for existing! I’m so proud to be able to grow with INFINITE.

Jang Dongwoo
Photo from Jang Dongwoo

Infinite is my inspiration for me to work harder and improve myself each day. 10 years is a long time and I’m glad they have made it so far. They are truly legends. I would like to spend another 10, 20 years till eternity with them.


Thank you for debuting in 2010, when fan-girling was just enjoying @Official_IFNT musics, buying their albums, watching their reality shows and attending their concerts. When success was not measured by numbers of stream, numbers of view, and endless of fan wars.


Our romeos, it’s been a decade already since you debuted! I may not be with you since day 1, but I’m proud that I’ve been with you for the past 4 years. Thank you for always being with us, and let’s be together for another 10 years. I love you!


Congratulations for another milestone achieved, INFINITE and Inspirits!

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