|Kim Hong-joong Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||November 7, 1998|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Kim Hong-joong is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, and TV personality who is best known for being the leader of the 8-member boy group, ATEEZ, which also includes fellow musicians Park Seong-hwa, Jeong Yun-ho, Kang Yeo-sang, Choi San, Song Min-gi, Jung Woo-young, and Choi Jong-ho.
Hongjoong, Korean Big Minion
Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Kim Hong-joong studied at SIMS Academy.
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, TV Personality
- Sibling – He has an older brother.
Kim Hong-joong is represented by KQ Entertainment.
KQ, Legacy Recordings, RCA Records, Nippon Columbia
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He often dyes his hair in different shades like ‘red’, ‘blonde’, etc.
- Pierced ears
- A mole on his neck
In September 2023, Hongjoong was revealed as the brand ambassador of the French luxury fashion house, Balmain.
Kim Hong-joong Facts
- His name translates to “to be the center of the broad world”.
- Kim Hong-joong started his musical pursuits during his school years.
- He debuted with the boy band, ATEEZ, on October 24, 2018, with its debut extended play, Treasure EP.1: All to Zero, which peaked at number #7 on the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart and at number #12 on the US World Albums (Billboard) chart.
- On October 8, 2019, he released his first studio album, Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action, with ATEEZ 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.
- As a member of ATEEZ, Kim Hong-joong has been a part of reality shows like Code Name Is Ateez, Ateez Long Journey, and Ateez Treasure Film.
- His motivation behind becoming an idol was to influence people and share his energy.
- Kim Hong-joong has credited musicians Zico and G-Dragon as his role models.
- He is obsessed with minions and was nicknamed ‘Korean Big Minion’ by his fellow ATEEZ bandmates.
- With ATEEZ, he has been the recipient of several accolades like the Soribada Best K-Music Award, MTV EMA Award, and Golden Disc Award.
- Alongside his ATEEZ groupmates, he has been a part of many other albums, tracks, and EPs like Treasure EP.2: Zero to One, Treasure Epilogue: Action to Answer, Say My Name, and Illusion.
- Reportedly, he once recorded a song 1395 times.
- Kim Hong-joong has learned English by watching various shows, like Modern Family, on Netflix.
- He has also appeared as a contestant on the survival reality show, MIXNINE.
- In an interview with Forbes, he revealed that even when the ATEEZ members were just trainees, they had an international mindset.
Featured Image by Kim Hong-joong / Instagram