Huening Kai was born in the US before moving to South Korea when he was eight. He entered the music industry through BigHit Entertainment.
After several years as a trainee, this singer earned a chance to debut in 2019. He is the first foreigner to debut under BigHit.
Kai became part of the new boy group Tomorrow X Together or TXT. This Leo man was the third member to be introduced in January 2019.
After a series of introduction, Kai made his debut with TXT in March 2019. Their first EP is titled The Dream Chapter: Star.
The album got on top of the Gaon Album Chart and Billboard World Albums Chart. It also charted at number 140 on US Billboard 200.
Along with their debut EP, the group also released Crown as the lead single. A music video for the track was released at the same time.
Crown ended up giving them several music show wins, including The Show, Show Champion, and M Countdown.
Kai is also very talented in songwriting. He has been writing for TXT since 2019. Some of his creations are Roller Coaster (2019), Ghosting (2020), and Dear Sputnik (2021).
- Real Name: Kai Kamal Huening
- Stage Name: Huening Kai (휴닝카이)
- Korean Name: Jung Kai (정카이)
- Chinese Name: Xiuning Kai (休宁凯)
- Nickname: Yeonttomeok
- Birthday: August 14, 2002
- Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse
- Nationality: Korean-American
- Position: Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper, Visual, Maknae
- Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
- Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: –
- Profession: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter
- Education: Lila Art Highschool, Hanlim Multi Art School
- Hobbies: Playing instruments
- Parents: Nabil David Huening (father)
- Siblings: Lea (older sister), Bahiye (younger sister)
- Girlfriend: –
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- Spotify Playlist: TXT HUENING KAI
- Kai is represented by leopard gecko and Icelandic Poppy in Questioning Film.
- His Morse code formed the word Secret in Questioning Film.
- He is a cool and random person.
- He lived in China for about seven years before moving to South Korea.
- His mother is a Korean.
- His father’s name is Nabil David Huening. He is German, but born in Brazil and raised in the US.
- Kai can play many instruments, such as piano, guitar, flute, and drums.
- His father was a singer in China. He even has an album titled Virtues In Us.
- His father and mother are divorced. His father has married again to Anne Caroline in 2016.
- Pineapple is his most favorite fruit.
- He is quite stiff.
- He has been interested in music since a very young age.
- This singer wants to inspire other people with his music.
- He also has a Scottish and Polish blood in him from his father.
- He likes the taste of mint choco chip ice cream.
- This K-pop star can speak various languages like Korean, Mandarin, English, and Portuguese.
- He shares the feeling of excitement with the fans when listening to the title track.
- He doesn’t really look after rules.
- Kai loves eating pizza and seafood the most.
- He loves listening to Bruno Mars.
- According to Beomgyu, he looks like cartoon character when sleeping.
- His sister Lea was also part of a K-pop group called VIVA.
- He loves eating bread.
- He loves otters and penguins.
- His arms and legs are really long.
- He is just like a unicorn, according to himself.
- He often watches horror movies despite being a scaredy cat.
- Kai has been dubbed as the cutest member according to Yeonjun.
- The first time he tried S-board was on TALK X TODAY.
- He loves watching the movies Spider-man and also August Rush.
- The Leo man likes several colors: Black, sky blue, turquoise, and mint. But his favorite is turquoise.
- He gets the top bunk in the dorm.
- He is the latest to go to sleep.
- Yeonjun picked him as the member with most aegyo.
- He shares a room with Taehyun in the dorm.
- As a girl, he would date Soobin.
- His little sister Bahiye is a YG’s trainee.
- His ideal type is someone who can laugh and share his feelings with. He also likes short hair better than long hair.
Pics of Huening Kai
1. Kai always has the best style
2. He looks amazing in denim
3. Loving the soft and dreamy vibe
4. He is giving his all on stage
5. Kai can pose like a model
Huening Kai has made an amazing career for himself with TXT. What else to come for him in the future is certainly worth the wait.