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191008 에이티즈, '멋지다' 감탄만 나오는 단체 포토타임 (ATEEZ 'TREASURE EP FIN All To Action' 쇼케이스) 3m10s.jpg
Ateez at its Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action showcase, October 2019 (from left: Yunho, Seonghwa, San, Yeosang, Hongjoong, Wooyoung, Jongho, and Mingi)
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, J-pop
Years active2018–present
Labels
Website
Members
  • Hongjoong
  • Seonghwa
  • Yunho
  • Yeosang
  • San
  • Mingi
  • Wooyoung
  • Jongho

ATEEZ (Korean에이티즈, pronounced "Ei-Teez"), is an 8-member boy group from South Korea under the company KQ Entertainment. The group is composed of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho. They debuted on October 24, 2018 with Treasure EP.1: All to Zero.[4][5] On November 2, 2018, the group performed their song "Pirate King" on KBS2's Music Bank.[6][7]

History

2018: Pre-debut and Treasure EP.1: All to Zero

Prior to their debut, Ateez were called KQ Fellaz[8] after their label, KQ Entertainment. KQ Entertainment released a YouTube series, KQ Fellaz American Training in which they traveled to Los Angeles, California to train. During this show, KQ Entertainment introduced a ninth member to the trainee group, Lee Junyoung.[9] Together, they composed and choreographed a song, produced by the leader Hongjoong, and trained at dance studios Movement Lifestyle[10] and Millennium Dance Complex.[11] Yunho was also featured in one of Millennium's dance videos.[12] The group released their first performance video on May 18. Through this release, KQ Entertainment announced that trainee Lee Junyoung would not join the final debut team. For the finale of the YouTube series, KQ Fellaz released the song, "From", on July 3, 2018.[13]

Following the YouTube Series, KQ Entertainment announced KQ Fellaz's reality show on June 26, 2018, with the first of three teasers. The second teaser was released on July 3, in which they introduced the official name for the group: Ateez. Hence, the reality show was ultimately called Code Name is Ateez. The third teaser was uploaded on July 13, showcasing the show's opening title. The show premiered on the Korean broadcasting media Mnet on July 20.[14]

On October 2, 2018, through their official SNS, Ateez released a teaser photo announcing their debut date. Additionally, it provided of the date and location of their debut showcase: October 24 in Yes24 Livehall.[15] Following this announcement, they sequentially uploaded teaser photos from October 8 to October 23.[16][17] On October 24, 2018, Ateez released their debut EP, Treasure EP.1: All To Zero.[18] Alongside the release of the album were music videos for titles tracks, "Pirate King" and "Treasure". The album reached #7 on the Gaon Albums Chart.[19] The group held their debut showcase in the same day.[20] Their first music show performance was on October 25 on Mnet's M Countdown.[21]

2019: Treasure EP.2, Treasure EP.3, Treasure EP.Fin, The Expedition Tour and Japan Debut

On January 2, Ateez released an image through their official SNS with Morse code as the caption. They later confirmed their comeback EP, Treasure EP.2: Zero to One, on January 3 with a follow up teaser.[22] On January 15, they released their new EP, Treasure EP.2: Zero to One, alongside the music video for the title track, "Say My Name".[23][24] The performance video of "Hala Hala (Hearts Awakened, Live Alive)" was released on February 7.[25] On January 24, they announced their first ever tour, titled The Expedition Tour, with March tour dates in Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.[26]

On February 20, they announced more tour dates for Europe, with April shows in London, Lisbon, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan, Budapest, Stockholm, Warsaw, and Moscow.[27] All fifteen shows were completely sold out.[citation needed]

On May 9, the music video for "Promise" was released.[28] On May 17, Ateez performed at KCON 2019 Japan in Chiba, Japan.[29]

On June 5, Ateez announced their first tour of Australia, titled The Expedition Tour In Australia, with shows scheduled in Melbourne on August 9 at Margaret Court Arena and Sydney on August 11 at The Big Top Sydney. The band released their third EP, Treasure EP.3: One to All on June 10. The lead single from the EP, "Wave", was selected via a fan vote.[30] On the same day, the music video of "Wave" and "Illusion" were released.[31][32] On June 20, Ateez won their first music program broadcast award on M Countdown.[33] On June 25, they won their second music program broadcast award, 1st Place The Show Choice Winner on The Show.[34]

On July 6, Ateez performed at KCON 2019 NY in New York City, USA.[35] On July 8, the music video for "Aurora" was released.[36] Aurora was written, composed and produced by leader Hongjoong. On August 16, Ateez participated in and performed at KCON Rookies, which was part of KCON LA.

On August 17, Ateez performed at the KCON 2019 concert in Los Angeles. On August 19, Ateez also performed at the KCON LA After Party. On August 20, Ateez received their first music award Best Performance Award at Soribada Awards 2019.

On September 18, Ateez announced their comeback and the final part of the Treasure series: Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action. A series of photo and video teasers were released for the album.[37] They performed at KCON Thailand on September 29.

On October 4, Ateez performed at Spotify On Stage 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.[38] On October 6, they performed at Seoul Music Festival (SMUF).[39] On October 8, Ateez released their first full studio album, Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action.[40] The music video of the title song "Wonderland" was also released on the same day.[41] They performed at Busan One Asia Festival on October 20.[42]

On November 2, Ateez performed at Jindai Festa in Yokohama, Japan.[43]. On November 10, the MV of ATEEZ's Japanese debut title song "Utopia" was released.[44]

Members

List of members names and positions.

  • Kim Hong-joong (김홍중), leader, rap, composition[45]
  • Park Seong-hwa (박성화), vocal[46]
  • Jeong Yun-ho (정윤호), performance, vocal[47]
  • Kang Yeo-sang (강여상), vocal, performance[48]
  • Choi San (최산), vocal[49]
  • Song Min-gi (송민기), rap, performance[50]
  • Jung Woo-young (정우영), performance, vocal[51]
  • Choi Jong-ho (최종호), main vocal[52]

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[53]
AUS
Dig.

[54]
FRA Dig.
[55]
JPN US
Heat.

[56]
US
World

[57]
Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action 1 32 53 10 7
Japanese
Treasure EP.Extra: Shift the Map
  • Scheduled: December 4, 2019[60]
  • Label: Nippon Columbia
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
To be released

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[61]
AUS
Dig.

[62]
FRA Dig.
[63]
JPN
[64]
US
Heat.

[65]
US
World

[66]
Treasure EP.1: All to Zero 7 12
Treasure EP.2: Zero to One
  • Released: January 15, 2019
  • Label: KQ Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
6 94 7 5
Treasure EP.3: One to All
  • Released: June 10, 2019[70]
  • Label: KQ Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
2 35 45 25 9 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[73]
KOR
Hot.

[74]
US
World

[75]
"Pirate King" (해적왕) 2018 N/A Treasure EP.1: All to Zero
"Treasure"
"Say My Name" 2019 8 Treasure EP.2: Zero to One
"Illusion" 70 23 Treasure EP.3: One to All
"Wave" 17
"Wonderland" 6 Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Videography

Music videos

Year Music video Director(s) Choreographer (s) Note Ref.
2018 "From" N/A Ateez Pre-debut as KQ Fellaz
"Pirate King" (해적왕) Lee Gi-baek (Tiger Cave) Rie Hata, Ateez, 홍재민 Performance Video [76]
"Treasure" Anze Skrube and 홍재민 Debut Music Video [77]
2019 "Hala Hala (Hearts Awakened, Live Alive)" Jason Kim (FLIPEVIL) 홍재민 Performance Video [78][79]
"Say My Name" Anze Skrube, Josh Smith, Johnny Erasme and 홍재민 [80]
"Promise" N/A Special Music Video by M2
"Illusion" Jason Kim (FLIPEVIL) 홍재민, Anze Skrube and Johnny Blaze [81][82]
"Wave" [83][84]
"Aurora" N/A 홍재민 [85]
"Aurora (NY Edition)" Studio CHOOM Special New York Edition by M2 [86]
"Wonderland" Jason Kim (FLIPEVIL) 홍재민, Anze Skrube, Johhny Blaze and Josh Smith [87][88]
"Utopia" 홍재민 Japanese MV

Filmography

Reality shows

Year Title Episodes Network Note Ref
2018 KQ Fellaz 미국 연수기 19 episodes Youtube pre-debut training in LA [89]
Code Name Is ATEEZ 8 episodes Mnet pre-debut [90]
2019 ATEEZ (에이티즈) Wanted 8 episodes Youtube [91]
ATEEZ Long Journey 4 episodes Mnet [92]
ATEEZ Treasure Film 3 episodes Mnet

Tours and concerts

The Expedition Tour in USA

Date City Venue Ref
March 15, 2019 Los Angeles Globe Theater [93]
March 17, 2019 Dallas Granada Theater
March 20, 2019 Chicago Park West
March 22, 2019 Atlanta Center Stage Theater
March 24, 2019 New York Warsaw

The Expedition Tour in Europe

Date City Country Venue Ref
April 3, 2019 London United Kingdom O2 Forum Kentish Town [94]
April 5, 2019 Lisbon Portugal Lisboa ao Vivo
April 7, 2019 Paris France Le Bataclan
April 9, 2019 Berlin Germany Astra Kulturhaus
April 12, 2019 Amsterdam Netherlands Q Factory
April 14, 2019 Milan Italy Magazzini Generali
April 16, 2019 Budapest Hungary Durer Kert
April 18, 2019 Stockholm Sweden Fryshuset Klubben
April 19, 2019 Warsaw Poland Palladium
April 21, 2019 Moscow Russia Izvestia Hall

The Expedition Tour in Australia

Date City Venue Ref
August 9, 2019 Melbourne Margaret Court Arena [95][96]
August 11, 2019 Sydney Big Top Sydney [95][97]

Awards and nominations

Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Award Recipient Result Ref
2019 Artist of the Year Ateez Pending [98]
Worldwide Fans' Choice Pending
Best New Male Artist Pending

MTV EMA Awards

Year Award Recipient Result Ref
2019 Best Korean Act Ateez Won [99]

MGMA M2 X Genie Music Awards

Year Award Recipient Result Ref
2019 The Male New Artist Ateez Nominated [100]

Soribada Best K-Music Awards

Year Award Recipient Result Ref
2019 Best Performance Award Ateez Won [101]

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