ATEEZ (PR: eɪ-tiˈz) (Hangul: 에이티즈 RR: eitijeu), is an 8-member boygroup from South Korea under the company, KQ Entertainment. They debuted on October 24, 2018 with Treasure EP.1: All to Zero.[ On November 2nd, the group performed their song, “Pirate King”, on KBS2‘s Music Bank.
KQ entertainment – home of Block B- is preparing the debut of ATEEZ, an 8-member boy group. The boys were known as KQ Fellaz during their trainee days.
As a pre-debut group, ATEEZ were originally called “KQ Fellaz” after their label, KQ Entertainment, to signify which entertainment company they had trained under. They were promoted under this name prior to their debut.
On July 3, 2018, their name was changed to ATEEZ, standing for “A TEEnager Z.
On November 17, 2018, the group revealed through a live show by using an app named VLIVE, that the name for their fans would be “ATINY,” a combination of the group name and the word “destiny.” There was many other names created by fans, but ATINY was voted to be chosen the most by fans. The concept behind the name is that ATEEZ is their fans’ destiny and their destiny is ATINY.
The full names and positions of the members are as follows:
- Kim Hong-joong (김홍중), leader., rap, composition
- Park Seong-hwa (박성화), vocals\
- Jeong Yun-ho (정윤호), performance, vocal
- Kang Yeo-sang (강여상), vocal, performance.
- Choi San (최산), performance, vocal
- Song Min-gi (송민기), rap, performance
- Jung Woo-young (정우영), performance, vocal
- Choi Jong-ho (최종호), main vocal