Verivery are a k-pop boy group under Jellyfish Entertainment, the same label who manage VIXX and formerly Gugudan, among others. Verivery has seven members: Dongheon, Hoyoung, Minchan, Gyehyeon, Yeonho, Yongseung and Kangmin. On September 21, 2018, they released their predebut track Super Special, a new jack swing track which served as the OST for their show Now Verivery. On January 9, 2019, Verivery released their debut mini-album, Veri-Us, the first installment in their three-part Veri series, along with its title track Ring Ring Ring, a cheerful and colourful new jack swing song in which they ask a girl to call them. The mini-album also included an acoustic ballad version of Super Special.
Teasers were released starting on March 7 for Verivery's first comeback, a mini-album titled 'Veri-Able', which they released on April 24, 2019, along with the music video for its title track From Now, which had a similar new jack swing sound to Ring Ring Ring and Super Special. Also, on March 26, Verivery's fandom were officially named Verrers. On July 21, 2019, they released Veri-Chill, their first single album, along with its title track Tag Tag Tag. This era had a somewhat darker, creepy concept and sound compared to the lighter, more colourful concepts they had done before. During this era, they performed Tag Tag Tag for South Korea's president at the time, Moon Jae-In. They also performed From Now and Tag Tag Tag at multiple KCONs in 2019. On October 9, 2019, My Beauty, a song performed by Minchan, Gyehyeon and Yeonho, was released as an OST song for the k-drama Extraordinary You.
On January 7, 2020, Verivery released their third mini-album Face Me as well as its title track Lay Back. For the music video, they even learned the mirrored version of the choreography! Face Me started the FACE IT trilogy of albums, which continued with the shift to a darker concept that Tag Tag Tag started, introducing lore to Verivery's music videos. On February 29, 2020, Verivery released their second OST track, With Us, for the very popular k-drama Itaewon Class.
In March, it was confirmed that the boys would be part of the MNET survival series Road To Kingdom, the winner of which would get a spot on MNET's show kingdom. Verivery made it to the final, ultimately and released a new song, Beautiful-X, as part of the competition. On July 1, 2020, Verivery released their fourth mini-album and the second installment in the Face It series, Face You, which included the title track Thunder as well as Beautiful-X. Also in July, Verivery went viral for being ranked as the second most synchronized out of all k-pop boygroups by a computer algorithm, behind only Seventeen, You can find the video ranking them here.
On October 13, 2020, Verivery released the third and final installment in the Face It series, Face Us, which featured the title track GBTB, which was Verivery's first track to top the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart! However, on October 26, 2020, Minchan announced that he was on a temporary hiatus from promoting with Verivery due to health problems, as well as suffering from anxiety. Thankfully, however he eventually got treatment and recovered, rejoining the group.
On December 23, 2020, Verivery released their first Christmas song Love At First Sight, as well as its DIY music video. It's now available on their Soundcloud! Then, on December 29, Verivery released their self-produced music video for So Gravity, featuring Minchan! Additionally, in January, Verivery started their variety series Chaotic Verivery Land, in which they do different activities and games, though Minchan wasn't featured for the first few episodes. The series included many funny moments (including one of Yongseung getting hit down there by a soccer ball as Kim Jo-Han's You Are My Girl played in the background, which was popular on-line) and was renowned for its creative editing and special effects.
On February 14, 2021, Verivery posted the first teaser image for their 2nd single album Series 'O' (Round 1: Hall) on social media, and posted more teasers in the following days. The album and its title track Get Away were released on March 2, 2021. This album is the beginning of Verivery's third trilogy of albums, the "O" series, which touches on our inner darkness and builds heavily on the lore and storylines than began with Verivery's previous albums. It also shows off a more mature side of Verivery compared to the FACE IT series. Sadly, Minchan wasn't able to return for this comeback. However, on May 31, 2021, it was announced that starting the next day, June 1, 2021, Minchan would participate in activities again, and Verivery would once again perform with all seven members!
Their sixth mini album, Series 'O' (Round 2: Hole), had its first teasers posted on July 31, 2021. The album, and its lead single "Trigger", were both released on August 23, 2021. In early October, Verivery announced their first tour, which would take them through nine stops in the US, including LA, New York City, Houston, and St Louis, amongst others, and was planned to take place in December 2021 from the 5th through the 20th. However, on December 17, just hours before they were due to perform their third-to-last concert of the tour, in Cleveland, Ohio, they had to cancel that tour date, as well as the final two dates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and New York City, New York, due to Yongseung testing positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, he soon made a full recovery.
Also, in December, Verivery released Verrer Days, their first-ever Season's Greetings, which included a desk calendar, posters, photocards, and more. Additionally, on December 30, the first season of Chaotic Verivery Land came to an end after 40 episodes, including special episodes. The first season concluded with a special episode with all seven members looking back on the best moments of the first season. On Janurary 6, 2022, Yeonho released a solo OST, Rum Pum, for the k-drama Girls' World, making him the first Verivery member to record a solo song. In March 2022, Verivery released a documentary about their US tour, split into four episodes, which is available on Verivery's Weverse, which opened in early 2022.
On March 10th, 2022, they announced their next comeback: a digital single, called Series 'O' (Round 0: Who), which was released on March 23rd, along with the lead single "O". Shortly before the comeback, Hoyoung, Minchan, Gyehyeon, Yeonho and Kangmin were all diagnosed with COVID-19. Dongheon was diagnosed with COVID-19 a few days later. Thankfully, they all recovered soon. Additionally, on the 29th of March, it was announced that Verivery will be making their Japanese debut in June! The second season of Chaotic Verivery Land was announced on the same day, and it started airing in April. It ran for ten episodes.
Finally, to top off a series of big announcements, on April 6th, they announced their first full album, Series 'O' (Round 3: Whole), and its lead single "Undercover", which were both released on April 25th. Additionally, it was announced that Verivery's Japanese debut would be a Japanese version of Undercover, with Japanese versions of O, Get Away and Trigger as b-sides depending on the album version. The Japanese version of Undercover was released on June 22, 2022.
On July 2, 2022, Verivery performed at a k-pop festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and met a Saudi prince afterwards. On July 14, 2022, it was announced that Verivery would have their first concerts (outside of their US tour) on the 20th and 21st of August in Seoul! They also announced later dates in the US and Latin America in September and October. Around the same time, they also announced the third version of their official lightstick, which looks like this! The light in the globe even changes colours!
At the Seoul concerts on the 20th and 21st of August, they debuted a new self-produced song call Crack It. The song is a new jack swing song, that's highly reminiscent of Verivery's 2019 releases! Also, at both concerts, Dongheon and Yongseung took their shirts off, which caused mass chaos throughout the fandom. They kicked off their second US tour on September 14 in Boston, Massachusetts. They finished the US leg of their 2022 tour in San Fransisco, California, on October 10. They then performed in Santiago, Chile, on the 14th of October, and finished the tour in Mexico City on the 16th.
Soon after, they released the member teasers for their second Season's Greetings, "Dear Our Youth", set to be released soon. Additionally, on October 25, they released two teasers before announcing "Tap Tap", the single off Liminality, their third single album, which appears to be much brighter in concept than their previous music, a big departure from the precedent set by the Face It and O series, and appears to have some obsessive undertones. On October 26, 2022, after two and a half years, Kangmin, along with his co-hosts Moonbin and Sanha of Astro (together known as Ddangkongmin), hosted their final episode of Show Champion.
The Liminality - EP.LOVE single album and its title track "Tap Tap" were released on November 14, 2022, with a brighter and happier concept and a somewhat rock-influenced sound, with a 90s-influenced music video. This comeback has marked new heights for Verivery, with well over 100,000 sales in the first two days, already beating out their prior comebacks' entire first-week sales! And finally, on November 23, 2022, after 3 years and 11 months, Verivery finally got their first win on Show Champion with Tap Tap!! (Verivery receiving their first win pictured below.) And days later, they got their second win on Music Bank. And with this, Verrers were crazy with joy for a little bit.
:D Sadly, Minchan's anxiety soon had a recurrence, and he went back on hiatus on December 7, 2022. Let's hope he recovers and resumes activities soon! Shortly after, on December 13, Verivery performed Undercover at the 2022 Asian Artist Awards, where Verivery and AleXa won the Best Icon Award! Then, on December 21, Verivery announced their first DIY single, the self-produced Christmas single "SERENATA: Slow And Steady", which was released through Soundcloud, along with the DIY music video for the title track "Christmas Day", on Christmas at 3:26 PM KST, after Verrer's fandom birthday. Also, on their fourth anniversary, January 9, 2023, they released the music video for "It's You", the b-side to "Christmas Day".
Then, on January 12, it was announced that Verivery would have their first Japanese comeback with the Japanese version of Tap Tap on March 22. On February 10, they won the Focus Star Award at the Hanteo Music Awards and announced that they were working on a new album.
And that brings us up to now! Let's hope for even more great times with Verivery!