Get To Know: ATEEZ

Hello there!

Recently I’ve discovered this group called ATEEZ when I was watching some mvs on Youtube and I kinda felt in love with them.

I listened to their songs a bunch of times until I decided to stan them and find as much info about them as I could and that’s why I ended up stanning them and writing this post.

Before starting talk about them, I would like to encourage you to listing them because I pretty sure you will fall in love with them as much as I do.

Who are ATEEZ?

— ATEEZ (에이티즈) formerly known as KQ Fellaz, is a 8-member group under KQ Entertainment.

They debuted on October 24th, 2018.

ATEEZ Fandom Name:

ATINY (a combination of ATEEZ + DESTINY)

 — ATEEZ Official Sites:

Instagram: @ateez_official_

Twitter: @ateezofficial

V LIVE: KQ / ATEEZ

Facebook: ATEEZofficial

Youtube: ATEEZ

The Members

The group includes: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho. Junyoung is no longer be apart of the final line up.

Hongjoong

Hongjoong
Stage Name: Hongjoong (홍중)
Birth Name: Kim Hongjoong (김홍중)
Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Composer
Birthday: November 7th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: B

Facts:

– He was a contestant on MIXNINE.
– Hongjoong attended SIMS Academy (SIMS 아카데미).
– Hongjoong is considered the strict yet dorky dad of the group.
– Hongjoong’s name means “to be the center of the broad world”
– Hongjoon has tiny hands.
– Hongjoong has been working since he was in high school. He barely went to school much because he was always in the studio
– His role models are G-Dragon and Zico (MIXINE Profile).
– He wanted to become an idol because he wanted to express energy and influence others and that that’s something that only the generation of today can give.
– He’s been studying English by watching a lot of shows on Netflix, like “Modern Family”. (vLive)
– Hongjoong ranked 7 in the MIXNINE Just Dance showcase, and later ranked 42.
– He loves minions. He has minions slippers and was called ‘Korean Big Minion’ by the members.
– Hongjoong would like to travel with the members, so they can take photos and have great memories.
– Hongjoong has composed around 40 songs for the group (Codename is ATEEZ Ep. 1).

Seonghwa

Stage Name: Seonghwa (성화)
Birth Name: Park Seonghwa (박성화)
Position: Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: April 3rd, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 178 cm (5’10″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: O

Seonghwa Facts:
– Seonghwa is from Jinju, South Korea.
– His nickname is Mars (Hwaseong) which is Seonghwa’s name backwards (KQ Fellaz ep 16).
– He auditions for MXNINE but didn’t pass.
– Seonghwa’s name means “star” & “to become” which is “to be a star”.
They call Seonghwa the “mom” of the group.
– He is the oldest member.
– Seonghwa is always the one cleaning the dorms.
– Seonghwa used to attend ‘Rhythm Company’.
– Seonghwa went to Myungshin High School.
– He takes long showers.
– Seonghwa’s favorite snack is jalapeno flavor potato chips.
– He watches ASMR a lot.
-He comforts the members when they need it.
– He is right-handed.

Yunho

Stage Name: Yunho (윤호)
Birth Name: Jeong Yunho (정윤호)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: March 23rd, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: A

Yunho Facts:
– He is from Gwangju, South Korea.
– He was born at 10:32 pm.
– He has a younger brother named Gunho.
– Education: Yunho graduated from the SOPA.
– He is not a fan of reading.
– A song he’s been listening to lately is ‘Every Day, Every Monet’ by Paul Kim (as of 2018).
– Yunho likes Harry Potter, he has a wand that he bought in Japan.
– He wants to visit the zoo and Universal Studios in L.A.
– He auditioned for MIXNINE but didn’t pass.
– Yunho & San are roommates.
– His favorite snack is potato chips.
– Yunho & Mingi got accepted from Joy Dance and Plug-In Music Academy but in a different location than Mingi.
– Yunho and Mingi used to attend Seungri’s Dance Academy which is run by BIG BANG‘s Seungri.
– He is right-handed.
– Yunho is the energizer of the group (Codename is ATEEZ Ep.1).

YeosangYeosang
Stage Name: Yeosang (여상)
Birth Name: Kang Yeosang (강여상)
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: June 15th, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: A

Yeosang Facts:

– Yeosang is from Incheon, South Korea.
– He auditioned for MIXNINE but didn’t pass.
– He is a former BigHit trainee.
– Yeosang & Wooyoung are roommates.
– Yeosang’s name means “sound resonating from a high point”
– Some fans say Yeosang resembles Jaejoong of JYJ.
– Yeosang attended IB Music Academy.
– Yeosang trained along with Yuehua Entertainment’s Ahn Hyungseob.
– Yeosang has a birthmark on his left eye.
– Yeosang likes playing video games.
– Yeosang is good at concentrating (he’s studying Chinese)
– He is right-handed.
– He releases his anger by skateboarding.
– He likes drones.
– Yeosang’s role models are BTS’ V and NCT’s Taeyong.
– Yeosang recently read ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k’
– His favorite snack is ‘home run ball’

San
San
Stage Name: San (산)
Birth Name: Choi San (최산)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: July 10th, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: B

San Facts:
– He has an older sister.
– San really likes plushies and has a collection.
– He often carries with him a plushie named Shiber.
– San is fluent/has a good pronunciation of English.
– San learned Japanese.
– When San was growing up, his grandparents spent more time with him than his parents did (KQ Fellaz ep. 13).
– He auditioned for MIXNINE but didn’t pass.
– Favorite food: meat, chocolate
– Special talent: vocal, Happy Virus
– Favorite singers: Dean, Zion T, Justin Bieber
– San & Yunho are roommates.
– Fans are saying he looks like NCT’s Ten.
– San’s dad owns a taekwondo studio.
– He is right-handed
– San’s father named him San because he wanted him to be a comforting hill for some people and for others, an enormous mountain that they can’t dare to challenge. A truly grand mountain.
– The members said San has a lot of skills.
– San can imitate some people including Naul and BOLBAGGAN4 and he is also good at whistling.
– San likes watching TV and playing games with the other members
– He has read many books recently but the most recent one was ‘What The Cat Taught Me At The Bottom of the Sorrow’
– He really likes Sik-k and Crush’s song ‘Party’ and he has been listening to it a lot (as of 2018).
– His favorite snack is ‘Oh Yes’
– San’s memorable moment in the U.S was looking at the stars at Malibu beach.
– San is the mood maker (Codename is ATEEZ Ep.1)

Mingi
Mingi
Stage Name: Mingi (민기)
Birth Name: Song Mingi (송민기)
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer
Birthday: August 9th, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: B

Mingi Facts:
– He has a brother.
– He was a contestant on MIXNINE.
– He said his personality is almost identical to his fathers.
– His role models are Rain and Jay Park (MIXNINE Profile).
– He wanted to be a idol because he was interested in rapping and dancing and that his interest led him to this field (MIXNINE Profile).
– Mingi & Yunho got accepted from Joy Dance and Plug In Music Academy Incheon but in a different location than Yunho.
– Mingi and Yunho used to attend Seungri’s Dance Academy which is run by BIG BANG‘s Seungri.
– He is a former Maroo Entertainment trainee.
– He likes going to the sauna and hot-springs
– He has recently been listening to “God’s plan” by Drake a lot (as of 2018).
-He likes nacho chips.
– Mingi ranked 23 on the MIXNINE Just Dance showcase, later ranked 62.
– Favorite food: chicken
– Special talent: sleeping
– He is right-handed.
– Mingi has a back issue.
– Mingi is scared of bugs.
– He is good at daydreaming.
– Mingi’s role model is Jay Park because he does what he wants to do with music.
– Mingi & Jongho are roommates.

Wooyoung
Wooyoung
Stage Name: Wooyoung (우영)
Birth Name: Jung Wooyoung (정우영)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: November 26th, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: A

Wooyoung Facts:
– Wooyoung is former BigHit Trainee.
– His role models are BTS‘ Jimin, and HIGHLIGHT‘s Gikwang (MIXNINE Profile).
– Wanted to be an idol since performing in school stages and hoping to perform in bigger ones (MIXNINE Profile).
– Wooyoung & Yeosang are roommates.
– Wooyoung attended Hanlim Multi-Arts High School and was in the same class with Golden Child’s Tag and Idol School’s Bin Haneul during Senior Year.
– Wooyoung has an older brother who is in the army at the moment (KQ Fellaz ep. 13).
– Wooyoung can touch his nose with his tongue. XD
– Wooyoung was the first ‘senior’s eye candy’ during his first year along with GOLDEN CHILD‘s Tag, and SURPRISE U’s Kim Hyunseo.
– Wooyoung ranked 57 on the MIXNINE Just Dance showcase, later ranked 72.
– He has a back issue (KQ Fellaz 미국 연수기 ep. 3)
– Wooyoung’s favorite snacks nowadays are honey butter chips.
– Favorite food: meat
– Special talent: dancing
– Favorite artist: BTS
– Wooyoung has been listening to ‘The Truth Untold’ by BTS as of 2018.
– He is right-handed.
– Wooyoung has recently read ‘the temperature of language’.
– He and Yunho got selected by Millennium dance complex.
– He is friends with Changbin of Stray Kids.
– Wooyoung seems to have a very good sense of smell (Codename is ATEEZ Ep.1)

Jongho
JongHo
Stage Name: Jongho (종호)
Birth Name: Choi Jongho (최종호)
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: October 12th, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: O

Jongho Facts:
– He was a contestant on MIXNINE.
– His role model is BTS‘ Jungkook.
– He wanted to be an idol because he enjoyed singing, even though he was going to be an athlete.
– He is related to another contestant on MIXNINE named Choi Jiseon.
– Likes to tell Wooyoung lies about airplanes
– He goes to Surak High School.
– Jongho ranked 27 on MIXNINE Just Dance showcase, later ranked 43.
– He likes to listen to ballad tracks.
– He is left-handed.
– Favorite food: steak, chicken, pizza, ramen
– Special talent: singing, playing soccer, splitting apple, acting
– Favorite singer: Bruno Mars
– Jongho & Mingi are roommates.
– Jongho likes working out and playing football.
– His favorite snack is couque D’asse green flavor.
– Jongho can break fruits in half with his bare hands.

Former Members:
Junyoung

Stage Name: Junyoung (준영)
Birth Name: Lee Junyoung (이준영)
Position: Rapper, Maknae
Birthday: 2001
Zodiac Sign: –
Height: –
Weight: –
Blood Type: –

Junyoung Facts:
– He trained for only 1 month.
– He is the last member to join ATEEZ.
– Junyeong was in TNS Academy.
– He is right-handed.
– It was decided by the company that Junyoung won’t be part of the final line up of ATEEZ.

(via kprofiles.com)

How I discovered them

I discovered them before they debuted, back when they’d release those cool dance videos and you could barely tell any of them apart from each other. I honestly loved their vibe; they seemed so cool, edgy, talented and confident so I continued to stalk them from time to time. Their dancing was the thing I loved most about them; I was really into watching dance covers at the time (and I still am) and the whole group seemed amazing and I was shaking.

Eventually, that time to time stalking moved onto stalking their tags on a daily, saving pics and laughing at memes (this one thread of them as forks was the best thing ever). Starting to follow accounts relates to them, getting happy to meet people who stanned them as well and watching their show pretty much sealed the deal.

The most exciting part about the whole journey of stanning them was seeing them get the group name (I bullied both of the group names so much oh my God) and then seeing them debut. I’m so extremely proud of them.

Discography

— All To Zero ‘Intro : Long Journey’ Trailer; their intro is literally one of the coolest things I’ve seen. The whole thing is so aesthetic and well made it could even pass as a movie trailer. I love their English and how intense it is. The ending will totally snatch you also.

— Pirate King; at first this song wasn’t my cup of tea but it definitely grew on me. I honestly love the amount of effort that went into the production of the music video and all the places where they shot the mv are extremely cool. What I love most though is the choreographer, it’s just so powerful and hsjsjsj everytime they’re moving dust gets around them and it’s so cool okay. I also need to mention that the rap parts are just amazing. In conclusion, this song makes me feel very hype.

— Treasure; I already mentioned that the locations where they shoot their music videos are breathtaking and for that statement, this mv is a perfect example, it kinda makes it more unique than what we usually see in kpop music videos. This song I liked on first listen, they really got to showcase their vocal abilities here. You should definitely give it a listen.

— Twilight; this is one of my favourite songs from them uwu. It gives me this type of summery vibe which I like a lot. Their voices are all unique however I feel that Sans’ and Mingis’ parts are the highlights of the song

— Stay; first of all, I love the title. This is an adorable love song and it overall made me feel very soft. Hongjoongs’ and Wooyoungs’ voices stand out to me most here.

— My way; this song is also one of my favourites mainly due to the lyrics. They’re about growing up but continuing to follow your dreams regardless and I think that’s a very positive message to spread through your music. The whole song is so positive and uplifting, it never fails to put me in a good mood.

— From; I decided to include their pre debut music video at the end because to me it’s one of their most special songs. I remember when everyone thought the song was their debut because it was just that good lol. It’s composed by Hongjoong and the lyrics are from letters the members wrote to their family/friends. We can also see Junyoung rap and jsjsj I get emotional everytime. It’s definitely a bop.

Stuff to watch

Guides

Quick guide || Unhelpful guide 1 || Unhelpful guide 2 || Unhelpful guide 3 ||

unhelpful guide to; Hongjoong || Seonghwa || Yunho || Yeosang || San || Mingi || Wooyoung || Jongho

Dance practices and performance videos

Performance video 1 || Performance video 2 || Performance video 3 || Yunho solo || Growl performance video ||

Treasure || Pirate King || Pirate King Halloween version || Pirate king meme version || Pirate king performance video || Pirate king performance video MOVE REC version || Pirate king Christmas version

Predebut show

Episode 1 || Episode 2 || Episode 3 || Episode 4 || Episode 5 || Episode 6 || Episode 7 || Episode 8|| Episode 9 || Episode 10 || Episode 11 || Episode 12 || Episode 13 || Episode 14 || Episode 15 || Episode 16 || Episode 17 || Episode 18 || Episode 19

ASMR

Yunho || Mingi || Yeosang || Wooyoung || San || Seonghwa || Jongho || Hongjoong

Hidden camera prank

oh god, this is so creative and you get to see how adorable the members are. Although they get put into these situations they’re still nice and try to help out.

Other

Official logo motion because this is cool || Ateez in a nutshell || Ateez ships (woosan) || Ateez ships (seongsang) || Ateez moments to think about || Ateez imitating each other || actual art

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