TFN (Korean티에프엔; RRTiepeuen), formerly known as T1419 (Korean: 티일사일구), was a South Korean–Japanese boy band formed in 2021 under MLD Entertainment. The group consisted of nine members: Noa, Sian, Kevin, Gunwoo, Leo, On, Zero, Kairi and Kio. They debuted on January 11, 2021, with the single album Before Sunrise Part. 1.

History

2020–2021: Debut with Before Sunrise series

On October 13, 2020, MLD Entertainment announced they would be launching a new boy group in December in partnership with NHN Entertainment Corporation and Sony Music. The group would debut not only in Korea but also in Japan and the United States, simultaneously. It was later announced that MLD had signed a business partner agreement with ICM Partners for activities in the U.S.[1] The following day, a pre-teaser photo was released featuring all the members.[2] On October 17, a schedule was released for the non-promoted pre-debut release, the group was said to be releasing a music video for "Dracula" on October 27.[3]

On January 11, 2021, they debuted with their first single album, Before Sunrise Part. 1, and its lead single "Asurabalbalta".[4]

On March 31, 2021, T1419 returned with their second single album, Before Sunrise Part. 2, and its lead single "Exit".[5]

On August 23, 2021, T1419 released their third single album, Before Sunrise Part. 3, and its lead single "Flex".[6]

On December 2, 2021, T1419 released the digital single, "Red Light, Green Light".[7]

2022–2024: Japanese debut, first Spanish single and rebranding

On March 9, 2022, T1419 made their Japanese debut with the extended play, Our Teen: Blue Side, and its lead single "Run Up".[8] The Korean version of the lead single was released on May 9, 2022.

On March 22, 2022, T1419 released the digital single, "Edelweiss".[9]

On July 3, 2022, T1419 released their first Spanish single, "When The Sun Goes Down".[10]

In August 2022, T1419 joined the Weverse platform.[11]

On October 17, 2022, MLD Entertainment announced that the group's name would be renamed as TFN.[12][13]

On November 15, 2022, TFN made a guest appearance on the Filipino variety show It's Showtime as they performed their single, "Amazon".[14]

On February 29, 2024, MLD Entertainment announced TFN's disbandment.[15]

Members

Adapted from their Naver profile[16] and website profile.

  • Noa (노아)
  • Sian (시안)
  • Kevin (케빈)
  • Gunwoo (건우)
  • Leo (레오)
  • On ()
  • Zero (제로)
  • Kairi (카이리)
  • Kio (키오)

Discography

Extended plays

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
JPN
[17]
T1419
Our Teen: Blue Side
Track listing
  1. "Run Up"
  2. "Daydreamer"
  3. "Home"
  4. "Asurabalbalta" (Japanese ver.)
  5. "Exit" (Japanese ver.)
  6. "Flex" (Japanese ver.)
  7. "Red Light, Green Light" (Japanese ver.)
32
TFN
Before Sunrise Part. 4
  • Released: October 26, 2022 (KOR)
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Amazon"
  2. "Deep Dive"
  3. "Bloom"
  4. "Slate"
  5. "Amazon" (instrumental)

Single albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
KOR
[19]
T1419
Before Sunrise Part. 1
  • Released: January 11, 2021
  • Label: MLD Entertainment, Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Asurabalbalta" (아수라발발타)
  2. "Butt Out"
  3. "Asurabalbalta" (아수라발발타) (Inst.)
8
Before Sunrise Part. 2
  • Released: March 31, 2021
  • Label: MLD Entertainment, Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Exit"
  2. "Dracula"
  3. "Exit" (Inst.)
7
Before Sunrise Part. 3
  • Released: August 23, 2021
  • Label: MLD Entertainment, Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Flex"
  2. "Get the Bomb"
  3. "Flex" (Inst.)
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"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles

TitleYearPeak positionAlbum
KOR
[23]
T1419
"Dracula"2020Before Sunrise Part. 2
"Asurabalbalta" (아수라발발타)2021Before Sunrise Part. 1
"Exit"Before Sunrise Part. 2
"Flex"Before Sunrise Part. 3
"Red Light, Green Light" (무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다)Non-album singles
"Edelweiss"2022
"Run Up (Korean Ver.)"
"When The Sun Goes Down"
TFN
"Amazon"2022Before Sunrise Part. 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography

Reality shows

YearTitleNetworkNote(s)Ref.
2020Daily UsYouTubeDebut reality show[24]

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, award category, nominee(s) of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee(s)ResultRef.
Asia Artist Awards2021Male Idol Group Popularity AwardT1419Nominated[25]
Potential Singer AwardWon[26]
2022Potential Award – SingerWon[27]
Seoul Music Awards2022Rookie of the YearNominated[28]
Popularity AwardNominated
K-wave Popularity AwardNominated

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