Teen Top is one group that has enjoyed longevity in the notoriously fickle k-pop universe. The boy band originally debuted in 2010, and became an instant hit, thanks to their monster single, Clap. Since then, they have dropped several albums and won many awards. Even though their fame has somewhat diminished, Teen Top members remain ever committed to their musical vision. Find out more about the group here including members’ profile, trivia and other information.
Teen Top Members’ Profile
Stage name – C.A.P
Real name – Bang Min Soo
C.A.P is the leader as well as the main rapper of Teen Top. He was born on the 4th of November 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. He hails from a family of five comprising of him, his dad, his mom as well as two sisters. C.A.P completed his high school education at Seongnam Information Industry High School. He also obtained a degree, from Dong Seoul University, before concentrating on music. C.A.P’s hobbies include drawing, designing and exercising. The rapper also has multiple tattoos and is said to be a fan of Twice member, Jihyo. C.A.P is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Stage name – Chunji
Real name – Lee Chan Hee
Chunji is the lead vocalist as well as visual of the group. He was born on the 5th of October 1993 in Seongnam, South Korea. He hails from a family of four comprising of him, his parents as well as a beloved elder brother. Chunji completed his education at Tanbeol Middle School and Seongji High School. He later obtained a degree from Hanyang University. The singer participated in a closed audition prior to his selection as a Teen Top member. He has since played a pivotal part in the group’s success story. Meanwhile, Chunji loves doing puzzles. He also loves going to the theatre alone and has a penchant for imitating people. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Stage name – Niel
Real name – Ahn Daniel
Niel is the main vocalist as well as the face of the group. He was born on the 16th of August 1994 in Taean, South Korea. He hails from a family of five and has two brothers namely, David and Bo-Sung. Niel initially gained fame as a child actor. He later participated in an open lotte world audition and was chosen to become a Teen Top Member. Asides his group activities, Niel has also released some solo EPs including Love Affair and oNiely. The singer has also not forgotten his acting roots. He has featured in several movies and TV series including Swag, Eleventh Mom, I Am Legend, Do You Know Taekwondo?, Two Weeks, Sweden, and Laundry. Niel is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Stage name – Ricky
Real name – Yoo Chang Hyun
Ricky is another multi-talented Teen Top Member. He not only serves as the group’s lead dancer but is also their vocalist. The young man was born on the 27th of February 1995 in Seoul, South Korea. He hails from a family of five comprising of him, his parents as well as two elder brothers. One of them is a member of the k-pop group, AlphaBAT. Ricky initially obtained his education at Namang Middle School. He then studied at Seoul School of the Performing Arts as well as Hoseo University. Just like Niel, Ricky first gained fame as a child actor before going on to become a music star. Meanwhile, the dancer-cum-singer loves playing board games. He is also a health nut and takes vitamins regularly. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Stage name – Changjo
Real name – Choi Jong Hyun
Changjo is the main dancer and vocalist of Teen Top. He was born on the 16th of November 1995 in Chuncheon, South Korea. He hails from a family of four and has just one sibling, an elder sister. Changjo completed his preliminary education at Chuncheon Middle School. He also attended Seoul School of the Performing Arts and Hoseo University, just like fellow Teen Top member, Ricky. The dancer-cum-singer is 5 feet 10.
Info and Trivia about Teen Top
- The name of the group’s official fan club is Angels.
- The official Teen Top fan colour is pearl light.
- Teen top previously comprised of six members. Their lead rapper, L.Joe, however left in February 2017 to pursue his solo career
- The group has received several awards including single album of the year at the 2013 Golden Disk Awards.
- Teen Top has so far dropped no less than two studio albums, seven EPs, one compilation album, and three singles album.