Hotshot is a musical group of young, energetic and talented individuals who have worked hard to reach their goals. The group was formed under the management of Star Crew Entertainment and they debuted as a six-boy band in 2014.
Their energy, commitment, talent, and insanely good looks soon earned them millions of fans all over the world. To increase their fan base and followership, members of the group have participated in several competitions outside the group. This might have affected their output as a group as they are yet to release any song as a group in 2019. This has led to several speculations about their disbandment. But have they really disbanded? Find out below.
Things You Didn’t Know About HOTSHOT
1. HotShot Group Members
The group consists of six South Korean boys. They include Junhyuk who is the leader and main vocalist, Timoteo who is the lead dancer, rapper and vocalist. Roh Taehyun is a main dancer, rapper and lead vocalist, Sungwoo is a main vocalist, Yoonsan is a main rapper and vocalist in the group and Hojung who is the youngest in the group is a lead vocalist and lead dancer.
The major thing the boys have in common is that they are all incredibly talented and hardworking.
2. Debut & Musical Career
The group debuted on the 29th of October 2014 with the single titled “Take a Shot”. Their second single “Midnight Sun” was dropped on the 25th of March 2015 after which they released their first Extended Play titled Am I Hotshot? They then repackaged their first EP and titled it I’m A Hotshot. The repackaged version contained the original 5 songs in their first EP with 2 additional tracks.
The group debuted in Japan on the 8th of June 2016 with the single title “Step by Step. They released another EP on the 15th of November 2018.
3. Group Accident
A few months after their debut, they were on the MBC’s Show! Music Core to perform. After their performance, they had a fan signing scheduled at IIsan but had to cancel as they were involved in a minor car accident. It was later reported that the group members were fine as their injuries were all minor.
4. Awards and Recognitions
Although the group is yet to win any major award since their debut in 2014, several of their Extended Plays and singles have peaked well on various charts. Their 3 EPS Charted at #11, #13 and #10 respectively. Moreover, several of their fans believe that they are highly underrated despite being very talented and blame their management for not promoting them more.
5. Solo Career
While we are waiting to hear from Hotshot as a group, some of their members have used the opportunity to push their personal brand and begin their solo careers. Sungwoon debuted as a solo artist in February 2019 with the song “Bird”. Timoteo has also appeared on several television shows and has done some collaborations.
Why HotShot Disbanded
The last time Hotshot released any song was in November 2018. It appears that the group is presently on a hiatus as there is no official statement either from the group or management about the dissolution of the group
In 2017, Sungwoon and Taehyun participated in Produce 101 Season 2. While Taehyun ranked 25th and was eliminated, Sungwoon ranked 11th and became a part of a temporary boy group Wanna One. According to the contract they had with his company, he promoted with the Wanna One until the end of 2018 after which he returned to HotShot.
Taehyun on the other hand later joined the fan-created group of Produce 101 Season 2. He promoted with them for 7 months (between October 2017 to April 2018) before returning to the group.
Hojung and Timoteo also participated in the TV series The Unit which ended with Hojung coming 3rd and Timoteo 10th. Hojung then became a member of UNB and was scheduled to promote with them between 7 to 25 months depending on how successful the group turns out.
With the amount of self investments the majority of the members have had to put in to gain popularity for their group, it’s doubtful if the group will disband any time soon. The downside to all these activities outside the group is that they don’t get enough time to work together as a group. Fans are still optimistic though that they might come back with a bang!