Meet CIX: Everything you need to know about the K-pop group's members, second U.S. tour

Since its debut in 2019, K-pop group CIX has worked hard to become strong, great performers. And with various music releases and their latest world tour, CIX is keeping up the momentum.

The group recently embarked on the U.S. leg of their second world tour with stops in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. USA TODAY spoke with the group about their tour and what being a part of CIX means to them. 

Whether you're a long-time FIX (their fandom name) or just getting to know the group, here's everything you need to know about CIX.

Who is CIX? 

CIX is a five member K-pop boy group under C9 Entertainment. (L-R) Comprised of members BX, Hyunsuk, Seunghun, Bae Jinyoung and Yonghee, the group debuted in 2019 with the single u0022Movie Star.u0022
CIX is a five member K-pop boy group under C9 Entertainment. (L-R) Comprised of members BX, Hyunsuk, Seunghun, Bae Jinyoung and Yonghee, the group debuted in 2019 with the single u0022Movie Star.u0022

CIX (pronounced C-I-X) is a five member K-pop boy group under C9 Entertainment. Composed of Comprised of members BX, Seunghun, Bae Jinyoung, Yonghee and Hyunsuk, the group debuted in 2019 with the extended play "Hello Chapter 1: Hello, Stranger" and single "Movie Star."

When it comes to CIX, their music has an addictive beat.

"Bass is often the central sound of our music," the group's leader BX said. "I have great pride in our songs. I believe if more people listen to our music, they will definitely fall into our charms."

These charms are seen throughout CIX's many releases. Since debut, the group has released seven EPs, two full albums and several singles, including the haunting "Jungle," dynamic "Numb" and melodic "Cinema."

The group's latest EP "OK Episode 1: OK Not" was released Aug. 22, 2022, with the title track "458." It was named in the 25 best K-pop albums of 2022 by Billboard, placing 14th on the list.

If you are just getting into CIX, Hyunsuk recommends "Movie Star" and "Cinema" as an introduction, sharing that the first track best represents the group's identity, while the latter was a well-loved release.

"We hope to be the group where you find worthy to actually look for and spend your time watching," said Jinyoung.

How many members are in CIX?

(L-R) Hyunsuk, Yonghee, Bae Jinyoung, BX and Seunghun of the K-pop boy group CIX.
(L-R) Hyunsuk, Yonghee, Bae Jinyoung, BX and Seunghun of the K-pop boy group CIX.

There are five members:

  • BX (Full name: Lee Byoung-gon): Leader, rapper. Born March 5, 1998. Hometown: Seongnam, South Korea.

  • Seunghun (Full name: Kim Seung-hun): Main vocal. Born Feb. 26, 1999. Hometown: Cheongju, South Korea.

  • Yonghee (Full name: Kim Yong-hee): Vocalist. Born Feb. 17, 2000. Hometown: Seoul, South Korea.

  • Bae Jinyoung (Full name: Bae Jin-young): Center, vocalist, dancer. Born May 10, 2000. Hometown: Seoul.

  • Hyunsuk (Full name: Yoon Hyun-suk): Dancer, rapper, vocalist. Born Sept. 8, 2001. Hometown: Paju, South Korea.

All the members shared how they are grateful for one another and the experiences they've had as a group.

"When our group started, the whole preparation process was done rather quickly," said Seunghun. "But now, we created a great teamwork and balance among ourselves, and I feel very proud about it."

For Hyunsuk, being a part of CIX is very meaningful. "I get to spend my twenties as a member," he said. "We always try to do our best because we cannot go back in time."

As the group's fourth anniversary approaches in July, Yonghee said time has flown by.

"Looking back, we all have grown a lot. When I compare our old performances and today, I think everyone improved in many aspects," he said. "However, I believe we still have a long way to go, so we'll stay humble and keep working hard."

What does CIX stand for?

CIX stands for "Complete in X." The phrase's meaning is that each of the members’ uncertainties come together to become complete as one.

Initially, the group had the tentative name of "C9Boyz." This was later changed in May 2019 through a video revealing the new name, CIX.

What is the fandom name of CIX?

The fandom name for CIX is "FIX."

On Oct. 30, 2019 – the 100th day since the group's debut – the fandom name was announced on Twitter. It stands for "Faith In X."

What generation is CIX?

CIX is considered a part of the fourth generation of K-pop.

CIX 2nd world tour underway

In November 2022, CIX announced their second world tour with several shows in the U.S. The tour began on December 30 and 31, 2022 with two back-to-back shows in Seoul.

On the "Save Me, Kill Me" tour, CIX will go to more U.S. cities than on their previous outings. "We're here to promote CIX's charms to FIX in the U.S., not only in the cities we've been to but also in new cities," said Seunghun.

"We made promises to our fans in the U.S. last year, and I'm glad we're able to keep that," said Jinyoung.

CIX will make stops in several U.S. cities, including:

  • New York – Terminal 5 (Friday, March 10).

  • Reading, Pennsylvania – Santander Performing Arts Center (Sunday, March 12).

  • Washington, D.C. – The Theater at MGM National Harbor (Tuesday, March 14).

  • Chicago – Radius (Thursday, March 16).

  • Houston – Bayou Music Center (Saturday, March 18).

  • Fort Worth, Texas – Will Rogers Auditorium (Monday, March 20).

  • Tempe, Arizona – Marquee Theatre (Wednesday, March 22).

  • Los Angeles – Orpheum Theatre (Friday, March 24).

  • Oakland, California – Paramount Theatre (Sunday, March 26).

With more shows, the group looks forward to fans getting to know them better. Through a comprehensive set list, they get this opportunity, especially with solo performances from each member.

Whether it's through the show's start with "Numb" or the final bow, the members want to show their energy and love for the fans.

"I'm very happy when I perform the last track on the set list, 'The One,'" said Yonghee. "The song's lyrics are something that we would like to say to our fans, so it's a song which we can deliver our sincerity."

And that sincerity toward FIX is continuous from CIX. "Thank you to all fans who are with us during this U.S. tour," said BX. "We'll continue working hard and come back with more good music."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: CIX Interview: A guide to the K-pop boy band's members, tour and music