Boy Groups Profiles

ATEEZ Members Profile

By on October 20, 2019

Group Name: 
ATEEZ

Agency: 
KQ Entertainment

Debut Date: 
October 24, 2018

Members: 
Hongjoong
Seonghwa
Yunho
Yeosang
San
Mingi
Wooyoung
Jongho

Twitter: 
@ateezofficial

Facebook: 
ATEEZofficial

Instagram: 
@ateez_official_

About ATEEZ

ATEEZ is a South Korean Kpop boys band. They’re fairly new to the scene; they debuted last year under KQ Entertainment. It was announced on July 8, 2019, they also signed under the U.S. label, RCA Records. The group was originally named KQ Fellaz.

There was a lot of fanfare well before their official musical debut in October 2018. KQ Entertainment released a series of 20 Youtube videos titled “KQ Fellaz American Training.” The series followed the group through their rigorous training at the prestigious Millenium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. In May 2018, the first video in the series was released. The song from the video is called “From.” The final video in the series was released on July 3, 2018.

KQ Entertainment also released three teasers counting down to their reality show called “Code Name is ATEEZ,” which premiered on July 20, 2018. During the second teaser, they announced the band’s name change to ATEEZ.

From October 8 through October 23, 2018, the group released teaser photos every day, counting down to their debut. On October 24, 2018, they finally released their debut EP, Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. It reached number seven on the Gaon Albums Chart. Their first performance was on M Countdown on October 25.

Their follow-up EP, Treasure EP.2: Zero To One, was released on January 15, 2019, along with music videos for two of the tracks. And on June 10, 2019, the next album in the series was released titled Treasure EP.3: One To All. And the final record in the series titled Treasure EP.Fin: All To Action, was released September 18, 2019. There were a total of six singles released from all four albums, along with videos for many of their songs.

ATEEZ has also toured throughout many countries including five stops in the U.S., ten stops in Europe, two stops in Australia, and one in Indonesia. The group won the Best Performance Award at Soribada Best K-Music Awards.

Hongjoong

Birth Name: 
Kim Hongjoong

Stage Name: 
Hongjoong

Position: 
Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Center, Composer

Birthday: 
November 7, 1998

Zodiac Sign: 
Scorpio

Height: 
171 cm (5’7″)

Blood Type: 
B

Kim Hongjoong is a South Korean singer and songwriter who goes by the stage name Hongjoong. Kim was born in Anyang, South Korea. He attended the SIMS academy but was not in school much due to his training. He appeared on the show “MIXNINE Just Dance” and ranked 7th.

In 2018, Kim joined a new boy group under the KQ label. The group had eight members and was called KQ Fellaz, named after their label KQ Entertainment. Before their music debut, KQ released a series of Youtube videos that followed the group through their rigorous training in a Los Angeles dance school. In the summer of 2018, it was announced that the group was changing its name to ATEEZ. They started to release teasers of their new music coming up.

On October 24, 2018, ATEEZ debuted with their first EP, Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. That EP was followed by three more EPs released in late 2018 through October 2019. The group was very active and released singles and music videos throughout that time. They had an international tour throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

Other performers including Bae Yoonjung and Choi Youngjun, noticed Kim and were very impressed with his singing and dancing. He would like to collaborate with Atiny someday.

Kim would like to have been a record producer if not a singer. He has written over 40 songs but only for the group. He hasn’t written any solo music yet. He once recorded a song 1,395 times. He stated he wanted to become an idol because he wanted to “express energy and influence others.” His name means to be the center of the world.

Kim has been learning English by watching shows on Netflix like “Modern Family.” He loves traveling with the group, taking photos, and making great memories. Kim said he already had an international tour planned while the group was still training. He listed his hobbies as listening to music, composing, and fashion. He attended SIMS Academy. Kim speaks English and loves minions.

Seonghwa

Birth Name: 
Park Seonghwa

Stage Name: 
Seonghwa

Position: 
Vocalist, Visual

Birthday: 
April 3, 1998

Zodiac Sign: 
Aries

Height: 
178 cm (5’10”)

Weight: 
61 kg (134 lbs)

Blood Type: 
O

Park Seonghwa is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the stage name Seonghwa. He was born in Jinju, South Korea, and comes from a family of four. His name means “to be a star.” Park attended Myungshin High School. He auditioned for MIXNINE, a competition reality show for singers, but he did not make it. He also used to attend Rhythm Company.

Park is currently a singer with the boy band ATEEZ. The group was previously known as KQ Fellaz, and they debuted on October 24, 2018. Before their debut, the group produced a series of 20 Youtube videos chronicling their training while in Los Angeles.

After the series was over, they announced their name change to ATEEZ. There was also an announcement about their reality show “Code Name is ATEEZ,” in July 2018. Through a series of teasers and countdowns, they finally debuted on October 24, 2018, with their first EP, Treasure EP.1: All To Zero, along with videos for the music on the album. More albums, singles, and videos were released through 2019. There was also an international tour promoting their music.

Park is known as the “mom” of the group. He is known for keeping their rooms clean and getting after other members to tidy up their rooms. He’s also known as the mother because he comforts other members of the group when they need it. Park originally wanted to come out as a rapper instead of a singer. He believes he is charming because he is such an “oddball.”

His hobbies include gaming, watching television dramas, and building action figures. He also likes to watch AMSR videos. His role models are Exo’s Kai and Shinee’s Taemin.

Yunho

Birth Name: 
Jeong Yunho

Stage Name: 
Yunho

Position: 
Main Dancer, Vocalist

Birthday: 
March 23, 1999

Zodiac Sign: 
Aries

Height: 
184 cm (184 cm)

Blood Type: 
A

Jeong Yunho is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the stage name Yunho. He was born in Gwang, South Korea, and comes from a family of four. Jeong attended the School of Performing Arts in South Korea, and the Joy Dance and Plug-In Academy, which is a training school. Another dance school he attended was Seungri’s Dance Academy.

Jeong auditioned for the competition reality show MIXNINE but did not pass the audition. He was then contracted to join the new boy group KQ Fellaz. The group released a series of 20 Youtube videos that followed them to Los Angeles for group training. There were more teasers for their upcoming music released during the summer of 2018. They announced the name of their band was being changed to ATEEZ.

The group debuted on October 24, 2019, with their first EP titled Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. It was the first in a series of four albums released from late 2018 through October 2019. They also released several singles and videos to go along with the music. ATEEZ had their own reality show titled “Code Name is ATEEZ,” where they announced their music releases and tour dates. They toured and promoted their music in the U.S., Europe, and Australia in 2018 and 2019.

Jeong’s hobbies include gaming, sports, and having fun with the other members. He’s also a Harry Potter fan and has a wand he bought in Japan. He would love to collaborate with Chris Brown someday. Jeong would like to visit the Los Angeles Zoo and Universal Studios. His favorite artist and role model is Kai, the singer from the group EXO. He lives by the motto, “let’s do our best instead of being the best.” His secret talent is juggling.

Yeosang

Birth Name: 
Kang Yeosang

Stage Name: 
Yeosang

Position: 
Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual

Birthday: 
June 15, 1999

Zodiac Sign: 
Gemini

Height: 
173 cm (5-8″)

Blood Type: 
A

Kang Yeosang is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the stage name Yeosang. He was born in Pohang, South Korea. Kang attended the IB Music Academy. He is very studious and is learning how to speak Chinese. Kang is a former BigHit trainee. He auditioned for the competition reality show “MIXNINE,” but was not accepted.

Kang joined the boy group ATEEZ, formerly known as KQ Fellaz. The group was formed in 2018. Prior to their debut, ATEEZ released a Youtube series that followed them to Los Angeles for group training. They debuted in October 2018, with their EP titled Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. It was the first in a series of four albums. There were singles and videos released from the albums also. Kang’s favorite moment since the group debuted is their first TV appearance on SBS Pop Asia.

Kang’s hobbies include snowboarding, flying drones, skateboarding, and gaming. His favorite drone is the one he received from his bandmates for his birthday. He stated he takes out his anger by skateboarding.

His role models are BTS’ V and Taeyong from NCT, and he loves sweet foods. Kang’s name means “sound resonating from a high point.” He’s known as being nice to the other members and putting their needs before his own.

San

Birth Name: 
Choi San

Stage Name: 
San

Position: 
Lead Vocalist

Birthday: 
July 10, 1999

Zodiac Sign: 
Cancer

Height: 
173 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: 
B

Choi San is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the stage name San. He was born in Gyeongsan, South Korea, and comes from a family of four. Choi stated he was raised by his grandparents more than his parents.

Choi auditioned for the music competition show MIXNINE, but he did not pass. He joined the boy group KQ Fellaz in 2018 when the group was brand new. Before their music debut, they released Youtube videos chronicling their training at a dance school in Los Angeles. His favorite moment during his stay is looking up at the stars while on Malibu beach.

The group announced their name change to ATEEZ after the last video of the series was released in July 2018. They began counting down to their music debut by releasing teasers and more videos. On October 24, 2018, they debuted with their first EP Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. It was followed by three more EPs in the series. Along the way, they released several singles and videos to go along with the songs. They toured internationally to promote their music. And they appeared on their own reality show “Code Name is ATEEZ.”

Choi has stated if he wasn’t a singer, he would have been a florist or a barista, as those are two of his favorite things. Choi’s hobbies are reading books, gaming, and sports. He loves plushies and carries his favorite one while traveling.

Choi is fluent in English and learning Japanese. Two of his favorite singers are Zion T and Justin Bieber. Choi likes the song “Party,” by Sik-k and Crush. His father named him Choi San because it means “to help people face their challenges and overcome them.”

Mingi

Birth Name: 
Song Mingi

Stage Name: 
Mingi

Position: 
Main Dancer, Main Rapper

Birthday: 
August  9, 1999

Zodiac Sign: 
Leo

Height: 
183 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: 
B

Song Mingi is a South Korean singer and rapper who goes by the stage name Mingi. He was born in Incheon, South Korea, and comes from a family of four. Song appeared on the music competition show MIXNINE and placed 23 on the first night but ended up at 62 by the end of the competition. He was scouted at the Joy Dan and Plug-In Academy. Song also attended Seungri’s Dance Academy.

Song was originally a Maroo Entertainment trainee. But he ended up signing under KQ Entertainment and joined the boy group KQ Fellaz. In early 2018, the group trained at a prestigious school of dance in Los Angeles. They released 20 Youtube videos showing the hard work that goes into being in one of these Kpop groups.

After the last video was released, it was announced they were changing their name to ATEEZ. The group counted down and released teasers until their musical debut on October 24, 2018, with their new EP Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. That EP was the first in a series of four. There were also several singles and videos to go along with their songs. The group toured around the world promoting their music.

Song dreams of one day collaborating with One Direction. His role model is Jay Park, formerly of the group 2PM. He likes the fact that Jay does what he wants with his music instead of trying to conform to what his music should be like.

Song’s nickname is Mingki. Some of his reported hobbies include daydreaming, sleeping, and just hanging out with his friends. His favorite singer right now is Drake. He stated his goal is when people search Google with just the letter A, ATEEZ will be the first result to come up.

Wooyoung

Birth Name:
Jung Wooyoung

Stage Name: 
Wooyoung

Position: 
Main Dancer, Vocalist, Visual

Birthday: 
November 26, 1999

Zodiac Sign: 
Sagittarius

Height: 
172 (5’8″)

Blood Type: 
A

Jung Wooyoung is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the stage name Wooyoung. He was born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Jung attended Hanlim Multi-Arts High School. He comes from a family of four, and his older brother is currently serving in the military.

Jung wanted to be an idol ever since performing on school stages and hoped to perform on big stages someday. Jung is a former trainee of BigHit. He was also on the singing competition show “MIXNINE,” where he debuted at 57 and was later ranked at 72.

In 2018, Jung joined a newly formed boy group titled KQ Fellaz, named after their label, KQ Entertainment. Before their music debut, KQ released a series of Youtube videos that followed the group through their rigorous training at a dance school in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2018, it was announced that the group was changing its name to ATEEZ. They started to release teasers of their new music coming up.

On October 24, 2018, ATEEZ debuted with their first EP, Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. That EP was followed by three more EPs released in late 2018 until their last release in October 2019. The group was very active and released singles and music videos throughout that time. They had an international tour throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

Jung reportedly said if he wasn’t an idol, he would have become a soldier. His hobbies include reading, fashion, gaming, and dancing. His favorite artist is BTS, and his role model is Shawn Mendes. Jung likes to live by his motto is “Let’s be happy.” He says his charming point is his sexiness.

Jongho

Birth Name: 
Choi Jongho

Stage Name: 
Jongho

Position: 
Main Vocalist, Maknae

Birthday: 
October 12, 2000

Zodiac Sign: 
Libra

Height: 
176 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: 
O

Choi Jongho is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the stage name Jongho. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, and attended Surak High School. Choi originally wanted to become an athlete, but once he discovered singing, he changed his mind and wanted to be an idol. Choi auditioned on the music competition show MIXNINE and was ranked 27.

In 2018, Choi joined the boy group KQ Fellaz. It was a new group under the label of KQ Entertainment. The group was promoted by releasing a series of 20 Youtube videos chronicling the strenuous training they must do. The videos were filmed at the dance school they were training at in Los Angeles.

After the last Youtube video was released in July 2018, the group announced their name change to ATEEZ. Then they began counting down to their music debut by releasing teasers and more videos. On October 24, 2018, they debuted with their first EP Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. It was followed by three more EPs in the series. They also released several singles and videos to match the songs. They toured internationally to promote their music and appeared on their own reality show “Code Name is ATEEZ.”

Choi thought he would be an athlete when he was young. He liked playing soccer, running track, and arm wrestling. Once he discovered singing, he wanted to become an idol. Choi also enjoys acting, gaming, and playing pool. His role model is Jungkook from BTS and his favorite singer is Bruno Mars.

His dream is to perform at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul for the group’s 10th anniversary. Choi likes to live by his motto, “do not be afraid if you have not even tried yet.”