HOTSHOT is the name of the six-member boy group created by South Korea’s Star Crew Entertainment. The group debuted on October 29, 2014, with their digital Take a Shot, which was followed by their second digital single, Midnight Sun, which was released on March 25, 2015. They followed this up with their first EP released on April 24, 2015 titled Am I Hotshot? Their Japanese debut single Step by Step was released on June 8, 2016. The group comprises six members: Junhyuk, Timoteo, Roh Tae-hyun, Yoonsan, Hojung, and Sungwoon.
HOTSHOT Group’s Members Profile
Choi Jun-hyuk, or simply Junhyuk, is a South Korean singer under Star Crew Entertainment. He is the leader and main vocalist of the boy group HOTSHOT. He used to train under SM Entertainment with his fellow group member Timoteo. He plays the piano and his blood type is B. His first digital solo single Fool was released on July 22, 2019, and the second Pillow Talk was released on September 27, 2019.
Kim Timoteo who simply goes by his stage name Timoteo, is a South Korean singer, dancer, and rapper under Star Crew Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group HOTSHOT. In 2017, he and fellow member Ko Ho-Jung participated in KBS’s idol rebooting show The Unit. His birth name is Kim Moon-gyu and he was born on January 25, 1993. Timoteo has made music video appearances in The Grace’s My Everything in 2007, TVXQ’s Hahaha Song in 2008, and Double K’s Rap Movement in 2013. He is also the Face of the Group.
Roh Tae-Hyun, formerly known as Kid Monster, is a South Korean singer, dancer, and rapper under Star Crew Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group HOTSHOT and used to be part of the project boy group JBJ. Born on October 15, 1993, in Seoul, South Korea, Taehyun started promoting under his birth name, Tae-hyun in 2017, when HOTSHOT came back with Jelly. In March 2017, he entered the idol survival show Produce 101 Season 2, alongside his fellow group member Sungwoon. He made his solo debut on January 24, 2019, with his first mini-album Birthday.
Yoonsan is a South Korean rapper and singer under Star Crew Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group HOTSHOT. As a soloist, he goes by the name San. He released his first digital single on September 3, 2019. His real name is Yoon Sang-hyuk and he was born on August 22, 1994, lived in France for 8 years and speaks French and Japanese.
Ko Ho-Jung, or simply, Hojung is a South Korean singer under Star Crew Entertainment. He is the maknae of boy group HOTSHOT and a former member of the project group UNB. Born on October 20, 1994, Hojung is from Yeosu, South Jeolla Province. Ho-jung has the most complimented body in HOTSHOT group and can play both the guitar and piano. He can also speak Korean, Japanese, and Thai.
Ha Sung-Woon, also known as Sungwoon, is a South Korean singer under Star Crew Entertainment and a member of the K-group HOTSHOT. He is known for being a part of Produce 101 Season 2 with fellow member Roh Tae-Hyun (formerly Kid Monster) and finishing 11th, to become a member of Wanna One. Born in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Sungwoon is the most famous HOTSHOT member. He is close friends with BTS‘s Jimin, EXO‘s Kai, SHINee’s Taemin, and VIXX‘s Ravi as they play pool together. Following the conclusion of his Wanna One activities, he made his solo debut on February 28, 2019, with the mini-album My Moment.
The Untold Truth about HOTSHOT
Even though HOTSHOT members left the group for other K-pop opportunities, they later reunited. HOTSHOT member Sungwoon was able to participate in the survival television series Produce 101 Season 2 alongside Roh Tae-Hyun during the first half of 2017. He was allowed to promote as a member of Wanna One until the group disbanded in December 2018, after which he returned to promote as a regular member of HOTSHOT.
On Taehyun’s part, joining the Produce 101 Season 2 meant him getting a slot in the fan-created group JBJ and then proceeding to promote for seven months under Fave Entertainment. JBJ debuted on October 18, 2017, and disbanded on April 30, 2018. During this time HOTSHOT was still performing and releasing music. HOTSHOT never disbanded as a group. Instead, the group takes breaks in-between for its members to show up in other projects. If anything, their continuous return gives their popularity a boost.