|Birth name||Ahn Seung-ho|
|Also known as||Tony Ahn|
|Born||June 7, 1978|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Revised Romanization||Tony Ahn|
|Revised Romanization||Ahn Seung-ho|
After H.O.T. disbanded in 2001, its ex-members Tony Ahn, Jang Woo-hyuk and Lee Jae-won formed the dance music trio jtL. Eventually, JTL unofficially disbanded as each member, including Tony, released their solo material.
He is the CEO of TN Nation Entertainment, a music entertainment company; Skoolooks, a school uniform company; and Shinenihs, an undergarment company. Popular comedians Jung Hyung-don and Jo Hye-ryun were both part of TN Nation Entertainment.
Tony changed his genre to fast-paced soft rock songs and gave a speech, telling about his views on his former H.O.T. members, and how he tried to contact them. He also released a music video title "Melody" featuring SAT from his special album, "Untold Story".
On April 28, 2008, Tony came back with a new special album entitled "Look Blank", with its principal song "Wallet". In September 2010, Tony completed his 2-year army duty and released a new song, "Going To Meet You Now". He released an EP titled 'Top Star' in February 2011, and after leaving as MC for the popular No. 1 Kpop chart show Mcountdown! in 2012 he released a single called "Beautiful girl" which also features Hyun Jun of SMASH.
When JTL was created, Tony was the lead vocal for the group and not just a back-up vocal and English rapper. H.O.T. fans had mixed feelings for jtL. Many of jtL's music videos were boycotted. However, things changed around when jtL held a 'Guerilla Concert' in front of 12,133 fans.
TN Nation Entertainment
After Tony wanted to pursue a solo career during his jtL days, he created his own label, TN Nation Entertainment. Artists under this label are Tony and former Click-B member Yoo Ho-suk, going under the name "Evan", along with Jung Ju-ri, Shin Bong-sun, 어썸베이비 (Awe5omeBaby), and others. South Korean comedian and entertainer Jung Hyung-don was the member of this company.
TN Nation Entertainment also debuted a boy band named SMASH, who released a music video for their debut song, "비상[Emergency]", on August 14, 2008. Tony collaborated with SMASH in February 2012 with 'Get Your Swag On'. They promoted the song together on various live music shows. SMASH later disbanded at the end of 2014.
On June 19, 2015, the company debuted their first girl group, a five-member beatpella (beatbox + a cappella) group called 어썸베이비 (literally Awesome Baby, stylized as Awe5omeBaby). The members include June, Sumin, Yechan, Dahee, and Lina. Their debut single was '내가 왜?' or 'Why Should I?'.
In November 2013, Tony was investigated for illegal online sports gambling alongside South Korean comedian Lee Soo Geun and South Korean entertainer Tak Jae-hoon. Reportedly, he gambled a total of 400,000,000 KRW (approximately $376,000 USD) between May 2009 and March 2012. He had his first hearing on December 6 and received a six-month prison sentence with one year probation on December 27.
On February 13, 2014, in light of Tony's illegal gambling incident, KBS revealed they had imposed a ban on all of H.O.T.'s songs and prevented his show appearances on their media outlets while MBC simultaneously announced a temporary ban on Tony's show appearances on their channels as well. As of 2016, all the major stations lifted the ban on Tony.
An is currently housemates with Sechs Kies's member Kim Jae-duck. The arrangement had caused a stir amongst their contemporaries as both groups were regarded as one another's fiercest industry rivals during the late 1990s and largely avoided any contact with one another despite crossing paths many times. They had met and befriended one another during their mandatory military service.
|2003||Hello Franceska||Tony||MBC||Cameo ep. 2|
|2012||Reply 1997||Himself||tvN||Cameo ep. 1 & 3|
|2019||How to Hate You?||JTBC||Cameo ep. 2|
|Melting Me Softly||Himself||tvN||Cameo ep. 1|
|2020||Hanging On||Dr. Ahn Jung-seop||JTBC||Cameo ep. 4 & 6|
|2021||Second Husband||a producer||MBC||Cameo ep.2 |
|Fly Again||Yoo Min-hyuk||Kakao TV|| |
|2000–2002||Star Survival Dongeodongrak||Cast Member||MBC|
|2010–2011||Oh! My School||Host||KBS1|
|2011–2012||M Countdown||Main Host||Mnet|
|2013||MasterChef Korea Celebrity||Contestant||O'live|
|Handsome Boys of the 20th Century||Cast Member||QTV|
|2016||Attraction TV||Cast Member||OnStyle|
|2016–2020||My Little Old Boy||Cast Member||SBS|
|2016–2017||Lipstick Prince||Cast Member||OnStyle|
|2017||Raid the Convenience Store||Cast Member||tvN|
|2018||Plan Man 3||Main Host||Naver|
|Mimi Shop||Main Host||JTBC|
|2019||Go Together, Travel Alone||Cast Member||TV Chosun|
|Escape Idols||Cast Member||Studio DIA|
|2020||Idol Fishing Camp||Cast Member||JTBC|
|Top 10 Student||Cast Member||KBS2|
|2021-Present||Boss in the Mirror||Cast Member||KBS2|
- October 4, 2004 (Nega Network)
- Blue Sky
- October 12, 2004 (Nega Network)
- 사랑은 가질 수 없을 때 더 아름답다
- October 13, 2018
- HOT Knight (ft. Yang Se-hyung)
- "Behind The Clouds" (2005)
- "Untold Story" (2007)
- "Look Blank" (2008)
- "Beautiful Girl [Feat. Hyun Jun of Smash]" (2012)
- 2004~ : From Tony (TN Nation Entertainment)
- "Entry on Nate.com". Nate. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012.
- "Artist Profile on KBS". KBS. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
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- "Artist Profile on KBS World". KBS. Archived from the original on January 14, 2007.
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- "Tony Ahn-Produced Boy Band SMASH Disbands". April 3, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
- "Celebrities Indicted for Illegal Gambling (Tony Ahn, Lee Soo Geun, Andy, and More) Receive Their Sentences". soompi. December 2, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- "Tony Ahn, Lee Soo-geun, & Tak Jae-hoon To Have First Hearing Dec. 6th". KBS. November 1, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- "Tony An, Lee Soo Geun, and Tak Jae Hoon receive suspended 6 month prison sentence for illegal gambling". allkpop. December 2, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- "KBS to no longer broadcast any of H.O.T's songs due to Tony An's gambling controversy". allkpop. February 1, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- "'도박' 이수근·탁재훈·토니·붐·앤디, MBC 출연금지" (in Korean). Star News. February 1, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- Seo Ye-jin (August 10, 2021). "[공식] 토니안, '두 번째 남편' 특별출연…엄현경과 의리 지켰다→차서원과 호흡" [[Official] Tony An, special appearance on 'Second Husband'... I kept my loyalty with Uhm Hyun-kyung → Breathing with Cha Seo-won]. Ten Asia (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
- Kim Myung-mi (June 29, 2021). "형원 김명지 박은혜 토니안, 음악 드라마 '다시 플라이' 캐스팅(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
- Ko Da-yeon (October 28, 2021). "형원 주연, 하이틴 뮤지컬 드라마 '다시, 플라이' 11월 공개" [Starring Hyungwon, teen musical drama 'Again, Fly' to be released in November] (in Korean). Newsis. Retrieved October 28, 2021 – via Naver.