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General Facts Ateez

If you are new to Ateez and need to know more about the group, here is what you need to know.

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  • Ateez is an 8 member group from South Korea under KQ Entertainment.

  • They debuted on October 24, 2018 and are part of K-Pop's 4th Generation.

  • Their pre-debut name was KQ Fellaz but they they became A (Teenager) Z = Ateez for their debut.

  • Ateez's fandom Atiny, which is a combination of Ateez and Destiny, was established on November 17, 2018 which makes the number 1117 important to both the members and the fandom. 

  • Ateez's chant "8 makes 1 team" has deep meaning to the members as they feel they are at their best when they together.

  • Their producing team is Eden-ary and choreography team is BB Trippin

  • The Korean Culture and Information Service named them as their 2020 promotional ambassadors to promote Korea around the world 

  • First 4th gen group to be Invited to the Grammy Museum

  • K-Pop group with the most wins ever on Immortal Songs

  • First 4th gen group and 3rd K-Pop group In history to reach no. 2 on UK's Official Albums Chart for Crazy Form

  • BB200 #1 for Crazy Form 

  • First 4th gen boy group to win a triple crown on a public music show (Music Bank) for Crazy Form

  • First K-Pop boy group to perform at Coachella 

Group Info

Member Info

HONGJOONG

  • Birth Name: Kim Hong Joong

  • Stage Name: Hongjoong

  • Birthday: November 7, 1998

  • Height: 172 cm (5'8")

  • Leader of Ateez

  • Lead Rapper  

  • Writes all of his own raps 

  • Uses a laugh/giggle to introduce his rapping in most of Ateez's songs

  • Producing credits on several Ateez songs including From, Aurora, Sunrise, Horizon, Good Lil Boy, Celebrate, Rocky, All About You, Dreamy Day, MATZ, etc.

  • On the production team for Xiker's first two eps with producing credits on all of their songs

  • First KQ trainee and is mentored by Eden 

  • Member of Matz line with Seongwha

  • Has an older brother who choreographed his contemporary solo for MAMA 2021

  • Strong advocate for social justice issues led Ateez to become ambassadors of the Polished Male campaign which brings awareness to violence against children

  • Loves fashion and designing his own clothes

  • Member of the BALMAIN Army of Ambassadors and personally invited to Paris Fashion week by creative director Olivier Rousteing

  • Host of Idol Radio Season 3 with Yunho

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SEONGHWA

  • Birth Name: Park Seong Hwa 

  • Stage Name: Seonghwa

  • Birthday: April 3, 1998

  • Height: 178 cm (5'10")

  • Oldest member of Ateez

  • Vocalist

  • Visual

  • Fifth member to join Ateez 

  • Member of Matz line with Hongjoong

  • Has an older brother 

  • Is knowns as the cleanest member

  • Is aware of Atiny's comments on social media and will often reference them in lives, adapt his style based on recommendations, etc. He recently called himself Hwa in correspondence with Atiny because he saw us calling him that.

  • Fans say he looks like Toothless in How to Train Your Dragon

  • Calm and nurturing presence to the members

  • Acted in Imitation as Sparkling member Nam Se Young

YUNHO

  • Birth Name: Jeong Yun Ho

  • Stage Name: Yunho

  • Birthday: March 23, 1999

  • Height: 185 cm (6'1")

  • Main Dancer

  • Vocalist  

  • Second member to join Ateez

  • Leader of 99 Line, consisting of the 5 Ateez members born in 1999: Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, and Wooyoung 

  • Has a younger brother

  • Has known Mingi since before joining KQ Entertainment as they attended Seungri's Dance Academy together

  • Very outgoing and energetic

  • Members call him their golden retriever 

  • Recorded A Little Space with Pentatonix, San, and Jongho

  • Acted in Imitation as the second male lead and Sparkling member, Lee You Jin

  • Host of Idol Radio Season 3 with Hongjoong

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YEOSANG

  • Birth Name: Kang Yeo Sang

  • Stage Name: Yeosang

  • Birthday: June 15, 1999

  • Height: 175 cm (5'9")

  • Lead Dancer

  • Vocalist

  • Visual

  • Sixth member to join Ateez 

  • Member of 99 line with Yunho, San, Mingi, and Wooyoung

  • Has an older sister 

  • Has a birthmark on his left eye that is often covered with makeup (it's a treat to see it now)

  • Has a dry sense of humor and is known as the "speaker of facts" 

  • Loves drones and this was incorporated into the Ateez storyline

  • Was a former BigHit trainee with Wooyoung

  • Music Show MC at SBS MTV 'The Show' and holds the longest tenure out of any MC in the program

SAN

  • Birth Name: Choi San

  • Stage Name: San

  • Birthday: July 10, 1999

  • Height: 176 cm (5'9")

  • Lead Vocalist

  • Lead Dancer

  • Fourth member to join Ateez

  • Member of 99 line with Yunho, Yeosang, Mingi, and Wooyoung

  • Has an older sister

  • His dad owns a taekwondo studio so San's dance style is rooted in taekwondo

  • Used to write songs but stopped in order to focus on getting better at dance because when he started out he was not a good dancer

  • Known for his facial expressions when performing

  • Good friends with Wooyoung and their friendship name is Woosan. They have a moto, "Amicus Ad Aras", which means a friend until the very end.

  • Recorded A Little Space with Pentatonix, Yunho, and Jongho

  • Acted in Imitation as Sparkling member, Min Soo

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MINGI

  • Birth Name: Song Min Gi

  • Stage Name: Mingi

  • Birthday: August 9, 1999

  • Height: 184 cm (6'0")

  • Main Rapper

  • Lead Dancer

  • Third member to join Ateez 

  • Member of 99 line with Yunho, Yeosang, San, and Wooyoung

  • Has an older brother 

  • Writes all of his own raps 

  • Begins most of his raps with "Fix on" so they focus in and also as a play on his last name, Song

  • Has recently started to get into producing (I'm excited to see what comes out of this)

  • Went on temporary hiatus from November 15, 2020 to July 18. 2021 so did not participate in the Zero Fever Part 2 comeback season or Kingdom Legendary War filming (he was missed)

  • Was friends with Yunho prior to joining Ateez as they attended Seungri's Dance Academy together

WOOYOUNG

  • Birth Name: Jung Woo Young

  • Stage Name: Wooyoung

  • Birthday: November 26, 1999

  • Height: 173 cm (5'8")

  • Main Dancer

  • Vocalist

  • Eighth and final member to join Ateez. In the Wired Auto Complete interview they said their team image changed when he joined and he is like their jewel that completes them

  • Member of 99 line with Yunho, Yeosang, San and Mingi

  • Has an older brother and a younger brother

  • Former BigHit trainee with Yeosang and moved to KQ Entertainment so they could debut together

  • Huge Army, Jimin biased

  • Has a lot of friends from different idol groups but considers San his best friend as they both got tattoos of their friendship moto

  • Was named Studio Choom's Artist of the Month in June 2021

  • Was the first artist featured in the show Fill In the Next Blank

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JONGHO

  • Birth Name: Choi Jong Ho

  • Stage Name: Jongho

  • Birthday: October 12, 2000

  • Height: 176 cm (5'9")

  • Maknae (the youngest member of Ateez), likes to be known as the "Maknae on top"

  • Although he is the Maknae, he is one of the most mature members of the group

  • Main Vocalist

  • Seventh member to join Ateez 

  • Has a younger brother 

  • Has an incredibly large vocal range A2 to C6

  • Is incredibly strong and can break apples in half with his hands, often while singing beautifully

  • Has performed Late One Night in 1994 on You Heeyeol’s Sketchbook (first member asked to perform solo)

  • Recorded A Little Space with Pentatonix, Yunho, and San

  • Acted in Imitation as Shax member Yoon Huyk (Fins Forever!!)

  • Released multiple solo OSTs including A Fairy Tale of Youth, Gravity, and Wind

  • Participated in King of the Masked Singer and Immortal Songs as a soloist

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