Ateez: Profile, Facts, Discography, etc.

Pre-debut

Before becoming ATEEZ, they were previously known as a group of training participants under the name KQ Fellaz. As KQ Fellaz, KQ Entertainment released a YouTube series, KQ Fellaz 미국 연수기 (KQ Fellaz American Training), where they traveled to Los Angeles, California to practice. Throughout the show, KQ Entertainment introduced the ninth member to the training group, Lee Junyoung. Together, they composed and choreographed a song, produced by their leader Hongjoong, and trained at the dance studio, Millennium Dance Complex. KQ Fellaz members were also featured in one of the famous Millennium dance videos. For the end of the YouTube series, KQ Fellaz released the song, “From,” on July 3rd. However, through this release, KQ Entertainment announced the departure of Lee Junyoung from the group.

After the YouTube Series, KQ Entertainment announced the reality show KQ Fellaz, on June 26th, 2018, with the first of three teasers. The second teaser was released on June 3rd, where they introduced the official name of the group – ATEEZ. Therefore, the reality show was finally titled Code Name is ATEEZ. The third teaser, uploaded on July 13th, showed the opening title of the event. The event was scheduled to premiere in the Korean broadcast media Mnet on July 20th.

KQ Fellaz American Training

KQ Fellaz American Training, as mentioned before, is a Youtube series where ATEEZ members travel to Los Angeles to practice. It contains 20 episodes and the duration of each episode is between 3 to 5 minutes. So, here I give you the first episode of the series. Let’s watch it together!

Official Debut

On October 2nd, 2018, through their official SNS, ATEEZ released a teaser photo that announced their debut date. In addition, the teaser provided the date and location of their debut showcase: October 24th at YES24 Livehall. After this announcement, they uploaded teaser photos sequentially from October 8th to October 23rd. On October 24th, 2018, ATEEZ released their debut EP, Treasure EP.1: All To Zero. Along with the release of the album, there was a music video for the title track, “Pirate King,” and also the track “Treasure.” This album reached #7 on the Gaon Album Ladder. ATEEZ held their debut showcase on the same day with around 400 participants in the audience. Their first musical performance was on October 25th, on Mnet’s M Countdown. A few weeks later, the group announced for the first time dates of their US tour, performing concerts in Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

On January 2nd, ATEEZ released an image via their official SNS with Morse code as the title. They then confirmed their comeback EP, Treasure EP.2: Zero to One, on January 3rd, with a teaser follow-up. On January 15th, they released their new EP, Treasure EP.2: Zero to One, next to the music video for the song title, “Say My Name.”

Ateez Discography

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
US
Heat.
US
World
Treasure EP.1: All to Zero Release Date: October 24th, 2018

Label: KQ Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download, streaming

7 12 KOR: 27,331

US: 1,000

Treasure EP.2: Zero to One Release Date: January 15th, 2019

Label: KQ Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download, streaming

6 7 5 KOR: 22,454

US: 1,000

“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

 

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
US
World
“Pirate King” (해적왕) 2018 Treasure EP.1: All To Zero
“Treasure”
“Say My Name” 2019 8 Treasure EP.2: Zero To One
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos

Year Music video Director(s) Note
2018 “From” N/A Pre-debut as KQ Fellaz
“Pirate King” (해적왕) Lee Gi-baek (Tiger Cave) Performance Video
“Treasure”
2019 “Hala Hala (Hearts Awakened, Live Alive)” Jason Kim (FLIPEVIL) Performance Video
“Say My Name”

 

Here are the official music videos from ATEEZ:

Note: the video “From” was made at the end of KQ Fellaz American Training. There are 9 members on this video, but the member named Jun Young, who is in this video did not join the group’s debut, so the group debuted with only 8 members.

Instagram

ATEEZ’s official Instagram is @ateez_official_. Currently, the account is only following 1 account, which is KQ Entertainment’s official Instagram account. ATEEZ’s official Instagram account has 379 posts and more than 525 thousands followers. Unlike some of the South Korean idol group accounts, ATEEZ’s official Instagram caption is written in two languages: Korean and English, so not only Korean fans, but international fans as well will be able to understand the meaning of the post without translating it anymore. Here are some of their Instagram posts:

ONe of the most recent posts on ATEEZ’s official Instagram was posted on February 27th, 2019. This is a post about the official fan cafe opening of ATEEZ, and the renewal of their official website. You can join the official website and fan cafe following the link above.

Photography of San that was taken by Jongho. Looks like he has good photography skills, since the quality and composition of the photo is almost as nice as fan sites, right?

ATEEZ reposting the post by Rolling Stone India, since they were interviewed by that magazine. In this post, they wore black clothes with a black hat and a black mask. Can you guess the name of the member behind the mask?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuLpVRzFv2X/

Wooyoung and Yunho were dissolving chocolate together. Want to join them?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuBQ8uYF3HA/

ATEEZ members’ selfie time again! This time, the members are taking cute selfies. Which member has the cutest selfie?

Latest News

ATEEZ announced their second European Tour

ATEEZ fans in Europe, get ready to welcome your favorite boys as they head for Europe for the second leg of their Expedition Tour. The boy band from KQ Entertainment, ATEEZ, which has 8 members, is one of the fastest-growing K-Pop stars. With well-done performances and producing skills, they received worldwide attention even before their debut through their YouTube series “KQ Fellaz Exciting USA Training.”

Their training videos, available online have been watched for more than two million times. Recently, the group released a highly anticipated video performance of “Hearts Awakened, Live Alive,” on February 7th. Officially debuting under the name ATEEZ on October 24th, 2018, they released the mini-album Treasure EP.1: All to Zero. This is a perfect example of their talents built through Fellaz KQ.

ATINY initiated the ATEEZ concert through viral movements at www.mymusictaste.com. This website is a global online service where fans ask their favorite artists to their city for live shows. After the first leg of their tour in the US, ATEEZ will head for Europe.

The schedule of Expedition Tours in Europe is as follows:

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MyMusicTaste users who request tickets above will be able to take advantage of the pre-sale tickets with the benefit of a 10% discount. Tickets will be available on February 25th at 11:00 local time. Likewise, public sales begin on February 27th at 11:00 local time.

ATEEZ put on energetic ‘relay dance’ performance of ‘HALA HALA (Hearts Awakened, Live Alive)’

On February 11th, Mnet released a group clip featuring a relay dance from their song “HALA HALA (Hearts Awakened, Hearts Alive),” a song from their second mini-album Treasure EP.2: Zero To One. In the video, they hit heavy chains and matching boots because they each put their own charismatic rounds on the song’s original choreography. The video ends with the members dropping their dark and mysterious vibes to wave and blow kisses to fans. Watch the video below!