Ateez is a South Korean boy band formed by KQ Entertainment that debuted on October 24, 2018, with its debut extended play, Treasure EP.1: All to Zero. The band comprises of 8 members and has released multiple albums, extended plays, and tracks such as Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action, Wave, Treasure EP.Extra: Shift the Map, Pirate King, Treasure EP.3: One to All, Treasure Epilogue: Action to Answer, and Say My Name. In addition to that, the band has gained critical acclaim and has also won several awards like the Golden Disc Award, Mnet Asian Music Award, MTV EMA Award, and Soribada Best K-Music Award.
- Kim Hong-joong – Leader, Rap, Composition
- Park Seong-hwa – Vocals
- Jeong Yun-ho – Performance, Vocals
- Kang Yeo-sang – Vocals, Performance
- Choi San – Vocals
- Song Min-gi – Rap, Performance
- Jung Woo-young – Performance, Vocals
- Choi Jong-ho – Main Vocals
Seoul, South Korea
KQ, Legacy Recordings, RCA Records, Nippon Columbia
First World Tour
Ateez embarked on its first world tour titled The Expedition Tour in 2019 after making an announcement on January 24, 2019. The tour covered countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Russia, France, Portugal, Australia, Hungary, Sweden, Netherlands, and Poland.
The band released its debut studio album, Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action, on October 8, 2019, via KQ Entertainment and the album comprised of songs such as End of the Beginning, If Without You, Win, Sunrise, and Beginning of the End. Also, it was ranked at number #1 on the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart, at number #7 on US World Albums (Billboard) chart, and at number #10 on US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) chart.
- Before its debut, the band was called KQ Fellaz.
- The band’s first extended play, Treasure EP.1: All to Zero, peaked at number #7 on the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart and at number #12 on the US World Albums (Billboard) chart and sold more than 57,777 copies in South Korea.
- On January 15, 2019, Ateez released its 2nd EP, Treasure EP.2: Zero to One, which comprised of songs such as Say My Name, Desire, HALA HALA (Hearts Awakened, Live Alive), and Promise. It was ranked at number #5 on the US World Albums (Billboard) chart, at number #6 on the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart, and at number #7 on US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) chart.
- Ateez members have been cast in a variety of shows which include the likes of Code Name Is Ateez, Ateez Long Journey, and Ateez Treasure Film.
- The group released its 3rd extended play, Treasure EP.3: One to All, on June 10, 2019, and it was positioned at number #2 on South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart, at number #8 on US World Albums (Billboard), at number #9 on US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) chart, and at number #25 on Japanese Albums (Oricon) chart.
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