ATEEZ is a South Korean boy band that is made up of eight members, formed by KQ Entertainment in 2018. The octet lineup of the band consists of Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho. The boy band which was previously known as KQ Fellaz debuted as ATEEZ on 24th October 2018 with their first Extended Play titled, ‘Treasure EP. 1: All To Zero‘ released along with the music videos of the title tracks, ‘Treasure‘ and ‘Pirate King‘. So far, they have released extra three Extended Plays namely; ‘Treasure EP. 2: Zero To One‘, ‘Treasure EP. 3: One To All‘, and ‘Treasure EP. Fin: All To Action‘ with many hit singles. Read on for the profile details of ATEEZ members.
The Profile of Each of ATEEZ Members
Hongjoong is the stage name of the South Korean singer, songwriter and rapper, Kim Hong-Joong who is the leader and lead rapper of the boy group, ATEEZ. He was born on 7th November 1998 in Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Prior to joining ATEEZ, Hongjoong had competed in JTBC and YG Entertainment reality survival show, MIXNINE where he was ranked seven in the MIXNINE just dance show before being later placed at 42. He composes most of the band’s songs – over 35 songs. He is an alumnus of a world-class research institution in biomedical sciences, Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS). The ATEEZ member disclosed that he learned English by watching quite a number of shows on Netflix including Modern Family. His bynames include Mini-hong and Hong-leader.
Seonghwa is the professional name of the South Korean singer, Park Seong-Hwa who is the songster and visual of the boy band, ATEEZ. Born on 3rd April 1998 in Jinju, South Korea, Seonghwa is the eldest member of the band and as a result, they call him the ‘mom’ of the group. He auditioned for MIXNINE but the audition wasn’t successful. As for his academics, Seonghwa attended Myungshin High School. His bynames are Toothless, Angrybird, and Mars.
Yunho is the professional name of ATEEZ’s main dancer and songster, Jeong Yun-ho. He was born on 23rd March 1999 in Gwangju, South Korea and attended the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA). Although he failed his MIXNINE audition, he moved on and was admitted into Joy Dance and Plug-In Music Academy. His bynames include Golden Retriever and Yunhogizer.
Yeosang is the stage name of the South Korean singer, Kang Yeo-sang who is the songster, dancer, and visual of the boy band. Born on 15th June 1999 in Pohang-si, South Korea, he went to IB Music Academy. He is a former BigHit trainee and has also failed the MIXNINE audition with the likes of Yunho, Seonghwa, and San. His bynames are Hehe-mon and Speaker of facts.
San is the professional name of the ATEEZ member, Choi San who is a songster and dancer. He was born as the only son and second child of his parents on 10th July 1999 in Namahae, South Korea. Like some of his band members, San also failed his MIXNINE audition. He is currently studying Japanese and can speak English fluently. He was a volleyball player while in high school and always loves to read books. His byname is Sanjook.
Mingi is the stage name of ATEEZ’s main rapper and dancer, Song Min-gi. He was born as the second child of his parents on 9th August 1999 in Incheon, South Korea. Along with Hongjoong, Jongho, and Wooyoung, he passed the MIXNINE audition and was ranked No. 23 on MIXNINE just dance showcase, but was later rated No. 62. He attended Joy Dance and Plug-In Music Academy, Incheon and Seungri’s Dance Academy. His byname is Mingki.
Wooyoung is the professional name of the ATEEZ member, Jung Woo-young who is the songster, dancer and visual of the boy band. He was born on 26th November 1999 in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. His elder brother serves in the army. He is an alumnus of Hanlim Multi Arts High School and a former BigHit trainee. He was rated No. 57 on MIXNINE just dance showcase but was later rated No. 72. His byname is sexy performance.
Jongho is the stage name of the South Korean singer, Choi Jong-ho who is the songster and youngest ATEEZ member (Maknae). He was born on 12th October 2000 in Seoul, South Korea and attended Surak High School. He was rated No. 27 on MIXNINE just dance showcase and was later rated No. 43. His bynames are Power-Jongho and Apple.