IMFACT (Hangul: 임팩트, a mixture of I’m Fact and Impact) are a South Korean boy band formed by Star Empire Entertainment in 2016. The group debuted on January 27, 2016, with their single album “Lollipop”. The group consists of five members: Jeup, Taeho, Jian, Sang, and Ungjae.
Sang was spotted by Star Empire Entertainment, when he was three years old.
Prior to debut, Jian worked as a backup dancer for B1A4 and Juniel. Jeup learned Taekwondo and had even been a member of the national team when he was in highschool. Before training under Star Empire Entertainment, Taeho had trained under several other labels such as MBK Entertainment and Happy Face Entertainment.
Imfact released their debut single album Lollipop on January 27, 2016. The single contains four tracks with the title track being Lollipop, and it was produced by the members. Imfact held their first fanmeeting on June 19.
On August 13, they held a live broadcast on Naver V App to celebrate their 200th day since debut and announced their fanclub name IF.
On October 21, it was reported that Imfact will be making a comeback on the second week of November. On November 11, they came back with the single album Revolt with the title track “F,S,G Feel so Good”.
Imfact announced their 2017 project entitled IMFACTORY to their fans on a launching show on January 7. IMFACTORY is a mix of “IMFACT Factory and Story” The project consist of monthly releases, mini fan meetings and mini concerts. The group began their first monthly “In The Club” released on January 25 at 12 a.m. KST.
Their hold ‘2017 IMFACT Project IMFACTORY Mini Concert Part 2’ on February 25. The second monthly song “Please Be My First Love” released on February 27 at 12 a.m. KST.
They continue to hold mini concert as a part of IMFACTORY project. Their third monthly song “Tension Up” was released on April 5. The song is a fast tempo EDM about wanting to have fun and get crazy for the night.
On August 24, they were confirmed to join KBS Idol Rebooting Project The Unit. On September 19, Star Empire announced 4 members: Jian, Jeup, Taeho and Ungjae will participate the show. During the Fourth Mission, Ungjae and his team performed a newly produced song, placed second with “Question”, and got a special video. Jeup was finished in the 11th place in the final round and not entered to TOP9 debut team, Ungjae and Taeho was eliminated in the 26th and 27th place before final round while Jian was eliminated in the 49th place in the first elimination.
In 2018, Imfact made a comeback on April 17 with the digital single The Light. They performed at the KCON 2018 in Los Angeles making it their first U.S. performance.
On August 16, the group dropped a new music video for their latest digital single “NANANA”, a catchy song that incorporates the house genre, with lyrics that aim to give comfort to youth who are struggling to achieve their dreams. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics. Taylor Glasby of Dazed British magazine praised “NANANA” for “its hooky title refrain jumps into a deep house chorus, with cranking EDM beats beneath the verses and bridge, but the twist is the contrasting vocals, which bring a real alchemy to the verses and wrap around the chorus. It turns “NANANA” into a much more intimate listen, a dance-like-nobody’s-watching moment, and a finely crafted song that should have seen far more success.” Dazed also ranked it at number 13 in its list of The 20 best K-pop songs of 2018.