TNT has been described as the hottest k-pop band in the world and the reason is not farfetched. The five-man ensemble has topped the Billboard emerging artists and world album charts, even without a full-length album. The waving-making group has also dropped several hit singles, and won many accolades, in just one year of existence. Discover more about the boyband here including the full profile of TNT members as well as the reason for the delay of their Comeback album.
Who are the members of TNT?
Stage name – Yeonjun
Real name – Choi Yeon Joon
Yeonjun is the oldest TNT member. The dancer, rapper and vocalist was born on the 13th of September 1999 in Seongnam City, South Korea. He is the only child of his parents, and spent part of his childhood in the U.S. Yeonjun is bilingual and speaks Korean and English fluently. His hobbies include dancing as well as eating. He is also a fan of American rapper, J.Cole. Yeonjun is 5 feet 11 inches tall and his weight is listed as 65kg or 143lbs.
Stage name – Soobin
Real name – Choi Subin
Soobin is a rapper and vocalist as well as the leader of the band. He was born on the 5th of December 2000 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He hails from a family of six comprising of his father, his mother and three older siblings. Soobin has a warm and approachable personality, and this made him a natural choice for a group leader. His hobbies include reading and music. He also loves eating but despises spicy foods. Soobin is 6 feet 1 inches and his weight is given as 69kg or 152lbs. This makes him the tallest TNT member.
Stage name – Huening Kai
Real name – Kai Kamal Huening
The third TNT member to be unveiled was Huening Kai. He is primarily a vocalist but plays several instruments (flute, guitar) as a hobby. He was born on the 14th of August 2002 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother is Korean while his father is American (with German, Polish and Scottish ancestry). Huening Kai is not the only artistically gifted person in his family. His father is a singer and has an album to his name. His sister also sang in a k-pop band. Huening Kai is 5 feet 11 inches tall and his weight is given as 61kg or 134lbs.
Stage name – Taehyun
Real name – Kang Taehyun
The fourth TNT member to be unveiled was Taehyun. Taehyun was born on the 5th of February 2002 in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. He hails from a family of five comprising of his dad, his mom, and two siblings. Taehyun is left-handed and speaks fluent English, thanks to years of appearing in commercials. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and his weight is given as 53kg or 117lbs.
Stage Name – Beomgyu
Real name – Choi Beom Gyu
Beomgyu is primarily a vocalist in the band. He was born on the 13th of March 2001 in the city of Daegu. He hails from a family of five comprising of him, his parents and two brothers. His hobbies include playing guitar as well as basketball. Beomgyu is said to be a quite brainy as he routinely tops his class in school. The vocalist is 5 feet 10 inches tall and his weight is given as 55kg or 121lbs.
Why is their Comeback album delayed?
Following the success of their debut EP, Dream Chapter: Star, TNT went on to perform across various American cities. The group also won several awards and announced that they would release their Comeback album in August 2019. This plan, however, failed to materialize due to a wave of infectious conjunctivitis which afflicted the group.
The first TNT member to contact the disease was group leader, Soobin, in August 2019. The disease subsequently spread to two other members, Taehyun and Huening Kai. This did not come as a surprise given that most k-pop band members all live in close quarters. The conjunctivitis outbreak not only delayed the band’s upcoming album but also stopped them from performing at several scheduled events including the Best K-Music Awards and the Kansai Collection 2019 Autumn and Winter Show. TNT members were also forced to miss the 2019 VMAs where they had received a nomination in the best K-pop category. The boys have now overcome the disease and are focused on their long-awaited album.