A.C.E (South Korean band)

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A.C.E busking in Banpo-dong, November 2019
From left: Chan, Donghun, Jun, Kim Byeongkwan, Wow
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsBeat Interactive
  • Jun
  • Donghun
  • Wow
  • Kim Byeongkwan
  • Chan

A.C.E (Korean: 에이스) is a South Korean boy group formed by Beat Interactive. The group consists of five members: Jun, Donghun, Wow, Kim Byeongkwan and Chan. The group debuted on May 23, 2017, with the single "Cactus".



Jun trained under Jellyfish Entertainment alongside VIXX before transferring to CJ E&M.[1] He appeared on Mnet's I Can See Your Voice as Kangta's look-alike. Donghun competed on Superstar K5 prior to becoming a trainee under CJ E&M, and later appeared on I Can See Your Voice as well, winning the episode and earning high praise from Got7's JB. Wow trained at YG Entertainment alongside Winner[1] before later moving to CJ E&M, where he met Jun and Donghun.[1] Kim Byeongkwan participated in Season 1 of K-pop Star but was eliminated during the final round of casting.[1] He also trained under JYP Entertainment alongside Chan.[1]


A.C.E at the 2018 Incheon Airport Sky Festival
From left: Donghun, Chan, Wow, Kim Byeongkwan, Jun

On May 23, 2017, A.C.E released their debut single album Cactus, a Hardstyle song produced by Zoobeater Sound[2].[3] A.C.E released their second single album Callin' on October 19, 2017.[4] On March 15, 2018, the group released a special single titled "5TAR (Incompletion)", with the song serving as a gift to fans after their brief hiatus to join The Unit and MixNine.[5]

On June 7, 2018, A.C.E released their repackaged album, A.C.E Adventures in Wonderland, with their title track "Take Me Higher".[6]

A.C.E featured on Dj Hcue Track single "I Feel So Lucky" that was released on September 14, 2018.[7]

On May 17, 2019, A.C.E releases their second album Under Cover with the title track of the same name.

A.C.E released their third album, Under Cover: The Mad Squad on October 29, 2019, with the title track "Savage".[8]


  • Donghun (동훈) – Main vocal[9]
  • Wow (와우) – Main dancer, vocal, rap[9]
  • Jun (준) – Leader, lead vocal, lead dancer [9]
  • Kim Byeongkwan (김병관, formerly known as Jason) – Main dancer, vocal, rap[9]
  • Chan (찬) – Main vocal[9]



Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales

A.C.E Adventures in Wonderland
Track listing
  1. "Cactus" (선인장; Seoninjang)
  2. "Callin'"
  3. "Black and Blue"
  4. "Take Me Higher"
  5. "Dessert"
  6. "Star (Incompletion)"
  7. "Cactus" (Inst.)
  8. "Callin'" (Inst.)
  9. "Star (Incompletion)" (Inst.)
Under Cover
  • Released: May 17, 2019
  • Label: Beat Interactive
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Do It Like Me
  2. Under Cover
  3. Mr. Bass
  4. If You Heard
  5. 5TAR (CD Only)
8 9
Under Cover: The Mad Squad
  • Released: October 29, 2019
  • Label: Beat Interactive
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Intro: Escape"
  2. "Savage"
  3. "Slow Dive"
  4. "So Sick"
  5. "Holiday"
  6. "Take Me Higher" (Complete Ver.)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Cactus (선인장; Seoninjang) 24
  • Released: October 18, 2017
  • Label: Beat Interactive
  • Formats: CD, digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR Gaon
US World
"Cactus" (선인장; Seoninjang) 2017 21 A.C.E Adventures in Wonderland
"Star (Incompletion)" 2018
"Take Me Higher" 15
"Under Cover" 2019 23 Under Cover
"Savage"[8] Under Cover: The Mad Squad
"All I Want Is You" 2019 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Year Song Artist(s)
2018 "I Feel So Lucky"[19] Hcue feat. A.C.E
2019 "진심" (Sincerity) So, Chan (A.C.E)

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"Maybe" (어쩌면) 2018 My Healing Love [ko] OST Part.2
"Start" (시작) 2019 Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life OST Part.4
"Where You Are"

(Jun & Chan)

2020 The Game: Towards Zero OST Part.1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2017 SBS PopAsia Awards Rookie of the Year Won [20]
2018 StarHub Night of Stars Best Newcomer Award Won [21]
2019 The Fact Music Awards Rising Star Award Won [22]
Soribada Best K-Music Awards Next Artist Award Won [23]


  1. ^ a b c d e "BNT ACE Interview". BNT. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  2. ^ "ZOOBEATER SOUND". ZOOBEATER SOUND (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  3. ^ "선인장 (CACTUS)". www.melon.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  4. ^ "Callin`". Melon. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  5. ^ A.C.E, official (14 March 2018). "A.C.E(에이스) - Special Digital Single [5TAR (Incompletion)] 2018.03.15 PM12:00 Release #ACE #Jun #Donghun #Wow #Jason #Incompletion #에이스 #5TARpic.twitter.com/l8igyKtMJW". @official_ACE7. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  6. ^ "Watch: A.C.E Says "Take Me Higher" In Colorful Comeback MV | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  7. ^ Dj Hcue (Ft. A.C.E (KPOP)) – I Feel So Lucky, retrieved 2020-02-08
  8. ^ a b "에이스, 29일 컴백…전무후무 콘셉트 '삐딱선' 발표". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  9. ^ a b c d e https://www.stayge.net/ace/bio
  10. ^ a b "Gaon Chart - Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "A.C.E Chart History: World Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  12. ^ "2018년 08월 Album Chart". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  13. ^ "2019 Monthly Album Chart – August". Gaon Chart. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  14. ^ 2019년 12월 Album Chart [December 2019 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  15. ^ "2017년 05월 Album Chart". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  16. ^ "2017년 10월 Album Chart". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  17. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  18. ^ "World Digital Song Sales". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  19. ^ "French producer/DJ HCUE x A.C.E drop 'I Feel So Lucky' MV". allkpop. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  20. ^ "WINNER: SBS PopAsia Awards 2017 Rookie of the Year". SBS PopAsia. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  21. ^ "StarHub Unveils Full Artiste Line-up for StarHub Night of Stars". StarHub. December 10, 2018.
  22. ^ "'더팩트 뮤직 어워즈(TMA)', 뜨거운 온라인 투표 마감…영광의 수상자는?". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  23. ^ "'2019 소리바다 어워즈' 에이스, '언더 커버'로 압도적인 카리스마 '눈길'". tvdaily.co.kr. 2019-08-23. Retrieved 2019-08-23.

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