ATEEZ is an 8-member K-pop boy group that became active in 2018 and has gained recognition worldwide. The members of the group underwent training in Los Angeles, California where they were joined by a 9th member who collaborated with them to write, produce and choreograph music that served as a pre-debut. The group has released three EPs so far and is expected to drop more albums soon.
ATEEZ Facts And Everything You Need To Know
The K-pop boy group, ATEEZ was established in 2018 and is known to have released their first EP on October 24, 2018, which introduced them to the world as a group. Prior to that, their first exposure to the public came when their agency, KQ Entertainment began a YouTube series titled KQ Fellaz American Training early in 2018 (as the group was formerly called KQ Fellas). The series was based on their vocal and dance training in California, where they trained to dance at the Movement Lifestyle studio and Millennium Dance Complex. They released their first performance video on May 18, 2018.
A few weeks later, KQ Entertainment began a reality television show on Mnet for the crew which they used as an opportunity to reveal the group’s official title: ATEEZ. After the release of their first EP which contained hit singles such as Pirate King and Treasure, they released two other EPs Their first ever tour was titled The Expedition Tour which included live shows in London, Lisbon, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan, Budapest, Stockholm, Warsaw, Moscow, and five other locations.
The group consists of eight members namely Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho. For their contributions to K-pop music, ATEEZ has received a few accolades in the form of award nominations and wins. They were awarded the Best Performance Award by Soribada Best K-Music Awards.
ATEEZ Members And Their Profile
Hongjoong (Kim Hongjoong)
Hongjoong was born Kim Hongjoong on November 7, 1998, in Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He attended SIMS Academy in Korea but he didn’t spend much time in school much as he was always in the studio.
He began his career when he was enlisted in ATEEZ in 2018. Prior to that, he was a contestant on MIXNINE, a musical reality show. He is the leader of ATEEZ, lead rapper, vocalist and main composer. He has composed over 40 songs for the group since its inception.
Seonghwa (Park Seonghwa)
Another talented vocalist in the group is Park Seonghwa. He was born in Jinju, Gyeongnam, South Korea on April 3rd, 1998. Much is not known about his childhood or the school he attended or currently attends. However, it was mentioned in one of his interviews that he went to Myungshin High School. Seonghwa auditioned for a rap position but later became a vocalist. His music career began with his present crew.
Yunho (Jeong Yunho)
If you are familiar with ATEEZ videos, you might have noticed a very energetic and unique dancer, well, his name Jeong Yunho and he is the groups’ main dancer. He was born in Gwangju, South Korea on March 23rd, 1999. Not much is known about his education, only that he graduated from the acclaimed institution – SOPA. He came into the group like every other group member. He also had a failed audition for MIXNINE.
Yeosang (Kang Yeosang)
Kang Yeosang was born on June 15th, 1999, in the South Korean town, Pohang. He believes his most important feature is his pureness. He attended IB Musical Academy and is currently studying Chinese at an unknown institution. At ATEEZ, he is a lead dancer as well as a vocal aid. He began his journey with the crew from the very beginning.
San (Choi San)
Choi San has an amazing voice, little wonder he became the group’s lead vocalist. He was born on July 10, 1999, in Gyeongsan, South Korea with an elder sister whose identity is unknown. His father owns a taekwondo studio.
While growing up he spent more time with his grandparents than his parents. Nothing is known of San’s educational background and pursuits.
Mingi (Song Mingi)
The red-headed young stunner in the ATEEZ group is known as Song Mingi. He was born in Incheon, South Korea on August 9th, 1999. He is 183 cm tall and has an elder brother whose identity hasn’t been revealed. Mingi is an integral part of the group as he is its main rapper and also a dancer.
Wooyoung (Jung Wooyoung)
Jung Wooyoung is one of the main dancers and vocalists of the group. He was born in the historic town of Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do in South Korea. He was born on November 26th, 1999, and has an elder brother who is currently serving in the military. Wooyoung stands at a height of 173 cm and believes his most appealing feature is his sexiness.
He attended the Hanlim Multi Arts High School where he shared a class with Golden Child’s Tag and Idol School’s Bin Haneul.
Jongho (Choi Jongho)
Choi Jongho is one of the group’s main vocalist and is the group’s maknae. He was born in Seoul, South Korea on October 12th, 2000. For his education, the only known institution he attended was Surak High School. In addition to singing, he likes arm wrestling, singing, playing soccer, and splitting apples.