ATEEZ

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KQ Entertainment started planning the formation of a new boy group after contacted by Hongjong. The future leader of ATEEZ sent them a sample mixtape and a letter, expressing his interest in joining the company as a trainee.

Impressed by his creation, KQ Entertainment invited him to become their very first trainee. He remained the only trainee for six months before Yunho eventually joined him.

Later that year, several other people would join as well. Most of them had already trained under different companies.

Out of all the trainees, KQ Entertainment picked eight of them to become the KQ Fellaz. The eight members are Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho.

To introduce them to the public, the members appeared in web-series titled KQ Fellaz American Training. It showed their experience training at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles.

In 2018, the new boy group also had their own reality show titled Code Name Is ATEEZ. During this time, the name KQ Fellaz was dropped for ATEEZ. The show followed the members on their activities leading to their debut.

ATEEZ made their official debut in October 2018. They released their first EP Treasure: All to Zero. The tracks Pirate King and Treasure served as the lead singles. A music video for each song was also released during this time.

In 2019, the group won their first music show on M Countdown for their single Wave. The song came out of their third EP titled Treasure: One to All. Just five days later, ATEEZ got another win for the song on The Show.

Over the years, ATEEZ continued to release several more albums. This includes their first full-length album Treasure: All to Action in October 2019. The album earned ATEEZ their first number one on the Gaon Albums Chart.

Ateez - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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ATEEZ Members

1. Hongjong

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Hong Joong (김홍중)
  • Stage Name: Hongjoong (홍중)
  • Nickname: Hong-leader and Mini-Hong
  • Birthday: November 7, 1998
  • Birthplace: Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Leader, Rapper, Composer, Center
  • Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 63 Kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter
  • Education: SIMS Academy
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, Composing.

Facts

  • Hongjoong is a strict but dorky type of person.
  • His name means to be in the center of the world.
  • He looks up to G-Dragon and Zico.
  • His hands are tiny.
  • He has been working in music studio since his high school years.
  • He learned to speak English by watching shows like Modern Family.
  • This Scorpio man dreamed of becoming an idol so he can give out energy and influence to others.
  • He really likes minions and even has minions slippers. The other members call him Korean Big Minion.
  • He has been involved in composing about 40 songs for ATEEZ.
  • He would love to go a trip with the members and take photos together.

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2. Seonghwa

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Profile

  • Real Name: Park Seong Hwa (박성화)
  • Stage Name:  Seonghwa (성화)
  • Nickname: Mars, Angry Bird, Toothless
  • Birthday: April 3, 1998
  • Birthplace: Jinju, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Vocalist, Visual
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10″)
  • Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Myungshin High School.
  • Hobbies: Watching dramas, Building action figures, Cleaning, Playing games

Facts

  • Seonghwa’s name means star and to become. Together, they have the meaning of to be a star.
  • His rap is a bit like Mingi.
  • He likes having meal together with the other members.
  • Among fellow members, he is the oldest one.
  • The singer did an audition for the reality survival show MIXNINE but didn’t pass.
  • One of his nicknames Mars is taken from his name spells backward Hwaseong.
  • He is said to be the mother of ATEEZ.
  • He is the one that cleans the dorm.
  • Among all the members, he is the tidiest.
  • He was in Rhythm Company.

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3. Yunho

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Profile

  • Real Name: Jeong Yun Ho (정윤호)
  • Stage Name: Yunho (윤호)
  • Nickname: Yunhogizer, Golden Retriever
  • Birthday: March 23, 1999
  • Birthplace: Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Performer, Vocalist
  • Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Actor
  • Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Hobbies: Active things, Playing with members, Gaming, Sport

Facts

  • Yunho is an energized person.
  • He doesn’t like reading very much. This K-pop star even bought a wand when visiting Japan.
  • He likes listening to Paul Kim’s Every Day, Every Moment.
  • He didn’t manage to get into the show MIXNINE despite auditioning for it.
  • This Aries man wants to go to Los Angeles to see the zoo and Universal Studios.
  • He likes eating potato chips.
  • He has a secret talent in juggling.
  • His habit is chewing drinks.
  • He loves Spider-Man best out of all avengers’ characters.
  • He shares a room with San.

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4. Yeosang

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kang Yeo Sang (강여상)
  • Stage Name: Yeosang (여상)
  • Nickname: Speaker of Facts, Hehe-mon
  • Birthday: June 15, 1999
  • Birthplace: Pohang, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Vocalist, Performer, Visual
  • Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143,3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: IB Music Academy.
  • Hobbies: Flying drones, Snowboarding, Applying facial masks

Facts

  • Yeosang’s name has the meaning of sound from high point.
  • He did an audition for MIXNINE but failed to pass.
  • On his left eye, there’s a birthmark.
  • He has been said to look like JYJ’s Jaejoong.
  • He used to train with Ahn Hyungseob of Yuehua Entertainment.
  • This K-pop idol can concentrate well.
  • He loves playing video games.
  • When Yeosang is feeling angry, he would go skateboarding.
  • He uses right hand.
  • He picks black and red as his favorite colors.

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5. San

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Profile

  • Real Name: Choi San (최산)
  • Stage Name:  San (산)
  • Nickname: Sanjook
  • Birthday: July 10, 1999
  • Birthplace: Namhae, South Gyeongsan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Vocalist, Performer
  • Height: 175.5 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 63 Kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Actor
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Sleeping, Sports

Facts

  • San spent more time with his grandparents while growing up.
  • He has a big collection of plushies.
  • He carries around a plushie named Shibee.
  • This idol can speak English and learning Japanese.
  • He did an audition for the show MIXNINE but failed to pass.
  • San is a happy virus that always spread happiness.
  • During high school, he used to play volleyball as libero.
  • He loves eating meat and also chocolate.
  • This Cancer man likes listening to Zion T, Dean, and Justin Bieber.
  • He is named San so he can be a comforting hill for some people. At the same time, he can also be a grand mountain that no one dares to challenge.

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6. Mingi

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Profile

  • Real Name: Song Min Gi (송민기)
  • Stage Name: Mingi (민기)
  • Nickname: Mingki.
  • Birthday:  August 9, 1999
  • Birthplace:  Incheon, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Performer, Rapper
  • Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: 63 Kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper
  • Education: Joy Dance and Plug In Music Academy Incheon
  • Hobbies: Sleeping, Hanging around at home.

Facts

  • Mingi looks up to Rain and Jay Park
  • In term of personality, he takes after his father.
  • He was in Joy Dance and Plug In Music Academy.
  • The K-pop idol also attended Seungri’s Dance Academy.
  • He has listened to Drake’s song titled God’s Plan.
  • He loves visiting hot springs and sauna.
  • The Leo man likes eating nacho chip.
  • He has said that sleeping is his special talent.
  • He has problem with his back.
  • Chicken is one of his favorite foods.

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7. Wooyoung

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Profile

  • Real Name: Jung Woo Young (정우영)
  • Stage Name: Wooyoung (우영)
  • Nickname: Sexy Performance
  • Birthday: November 26, 1999
  • Birthplace: Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Performer, Vocalist
  • Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 63 Kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Hanlim Multi Arts High School
  • Hobbies: Collecting clothes, Gaming

Facts

  • Wooyoung looks up Jimin of BTS and Gikwang of HIGHLIGHT.
  • He went to the same school as Bin Haneul of Idol School and Tag of Golden Child. They were in the same class during Senior Year.
  • During his first year, he was the Senior’s Eye Candy.
  • He can use his tongue to touch his nose.
  • The Sagittarius man has some issue with his back.
  • He was in the reality survival show MIXNINE, ranking 132 overall.
  • He likes eating the snack honey butter chips.
  • Meat is his favorite food.
  • He looks up to BTS.
  • He has special talent in dancing.

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8. Jongho

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Profile

  • Real Name: Choi Jong Ho (최종호)
  • Stage Name: Jongho (종호)
  • Nickname: Apple, Power-Jongho.
  • Birthday: October 12, 2000
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
  • Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 63 Kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Surak High School
  • Hobbies: Playing pool, Playing racing games on the computer

Facts

  • Jongho looks up to Jungkook of BTS.
  • He often tells lies about airplanes to Wooyoung.
  • The Libra hand uses his left hand more.
  • He has special talents in acting, singing, playing football, and splitting apple.
  • He loves eating pizza, ramen, and also steak.
  • His favorite music genre is ballad.
  • He likes Bruno Mars’ songs.
  • The snack he loves most is Couque D’asse green flavor.
  • He can split fruits with his hands.
  • The singer loves working out and playing football.

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ATEEZ has had an amazing career so far. There is no doubt that they will gain more popularity in the future.

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