Hongjoong (ATEEZ)

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Hongjoong Ateez - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Hongjoong has always dreamed of becoming an artist. He wanted to follow the footstep of his idol Block B.

To do so, he decided to send a letter and a sample mixtape to KQ Entertainment, the company who manages Block B.

Impressed by Hongjoong’s creation, KQ Entertainment invited him to become their very first trainee. Over the years, more and more trainees would join him as well.

In 2017, this rapper participated in a survival reality show MIXNINE. He was eventually eliminated by the tenth episode, ranking 42 overall.

Hongjoong later on became the leader of new boy group KQ Fellaz. Prior to their debut, the eight members made an appearance in web-series KQ Fellaz American Training.

For the final episode, a single titled From was released. The song was composed by Hongjoong himself.

The name KQ Fellaz was eventually changed to ATEEZ. On October 2018, this Scorpio man finally made his debut with the group.

They released the EP titled Treasure: All to Zero. Two music videos for Pirate King and Treasure were also released on the same day.

Over the years, ATEEZ continued to release several more EPs and studio albums. Their first studio album Treasure: All to Action was released in October 2019.

Hongjoong was involved in co-writing the lead single Wonderland. The album became their first to top the Gaon Albums Chart.


  • 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.
  • Parents: –
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  • 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.
  • Hongjoong caught the eyes of Bae Yoonjung when she watched the group’s debut performance video.
  • Chou Youngjun praised his facial expressions when watching the video.
  • At one point, he had to record a song for 1395 times.
  • He would love to collaborate with the fans.
  • The leader admitted that the group always has international mindset since the beginning.
  • He has never written a solo song, but wrote many for the whole group.
  • He and Mingi are very involved in songwriting.
  • His ideal type is…

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Pics of Hongjoong

1. Hongjoong is out enjoying a picnic

Hongjoong Ateez - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. His face is very fair and flawless

Hongjoong Ateez - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. He has amazing stage presence

Hongjoong Ateez - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. Looking like a professional model

 Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Hongjoong has got some interesting style

 Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Hongjoong has come a long way since his days as trainees. His contribution in ATEEZ is massive. It’s exciting to see what he will do next.


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