This Month’s Beat: ATEEZ

It may be the rainy season in the Philippines, but it’s still the summer in Korea. This means that K-Pop artists are releasing summer-related comebacks left and right, soaking up on the summer sun and making our day bright despite the rain showers. And this includes none other than eight-member boy group, ATEEZ!


Before their debut, the group was initially called KQ Fellaz after their label, KQ Entertainment. Their name was later changed to ATEEZ, which stands for “A TEEnager Z.”

Seonghwa, Hongjoong, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho soon debuted on October 24, 2018 with their EP Treasure EP1: All To Zero and the title tracks, “Pirate King” and “Treasure.”

ATEEZ was determined to start the year 2019 with a bang. On January, they released their second EP, Treasure EP2: Zero to One with the title track “Say My Name.”

They also announced their first tour, titled “The Exhibition Tour,” where they toured sold-out shows in North America and Europe. They’ll continue their concert tour in Australia in August.

In June, ATEEZ released their third EP, Treasure EP3: One to All. The title track, “Wave,” earned the group their first music win on M Countdown on June 20.


Now that we know their brief but jam-packed history, let’s get to know the members:

ATEEZ - Hongjoong


Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Center, Composer

  • He has composed around 40 songs for ATEEZ.
  • He’s known as the strict dad of the group.

ATEEZ - Seonghwa


Position: Vocalist, Visual

  • The mom of the group, Seonghwa is the one cleaning the dorms and telling the members to clean.
  • He is also the group’s source of comfort.

ATEEZ - Yunho


Position: Main Dancer

  • According to Seonghwa, Yunho is the funniest member of ATEEZ because he makes jokes.
  • His lifetime motto is “Let’s do our best rather than being the best.”

ATEEZ - Yeosang


Position: Lead Dancer

  • Yeosang was a former trainee at BigHit entertainment before moving to KQ Entertainment.
  • He likes playing video games.



Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

  • He’s known as the Happy Virus/moodmaker of the group.
  • The members said San is skilled at various things, from imitating people to whistling.

ATEEZ - Mingi


Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer

  • Fans say that Mingi looks like Bobby from iKON.
  • Despite being the third youngest from the group, the members said he acts like the youngest when they’re in their dorms or studio.

ATEEZ - Wooyoung


Position: Main Dancer, Visual

  • Wooyoung wanted to be an idol since he started performing in school stages.
  • Other members of the group say that he’s the noisiest of them all.

ATEEZ - Jongho


Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae

  • Jongho used to be in the track team in middle school until he decided to become an idol.
  • He said he would have been an actor if he wasn’t an idol.

Who is your ATEEZ bias? Let us know in the comments!

Bea Mandac
Bea was introduced to the world of Korean culture through Full House, Jewel in the Palace, BoA, and TVXQ. She is also a fan of J-Pop, figure skating, and tennis. When not in her day job, she likes to be alone in her room or in a café with her pen and paper, or a laptop. She co-runs a figure skating blog with fellow KStreet contributor Clara. You can reach her on Twitter.

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