The Story of Boy Band NEW ACE: Changing Name from J-Peace to N. TIC

Get to Know N.TIC

N.TIC (엔티크) is a South Korean boy-group that was under JJ Entertainment before currently being managed by Yaechan Entertainment. The group consists of five members; Jion(leader), Sangwook, Seunghoo, Jinseo, and a new member, Dowon. Prior to their debut, they were originally known as J-Peace, before changing to New – Ace and finally to N.TIC which stands for “New Trend Icon”. They debuted on February 26, 2018, with the single “Once Again”. Let’s get to know them and follow their journey!


Profiles and Facts

Jion (Kim Byungho)

Stage name: Jion

Real name: Kim Jion

Date of Birth: March 5, 1987

Zodiac: Pisces

Age: 32

Height: 5’11” (180 cm)

Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)

Blood Type: B

Position: Leader, Main Vocalist

Instagram: @kimjion

Twitter: @jion0305


Jion’s Facts

– He is a former Ulzzang model (Pops In Seoul).
– He is a former member of the group NewUs (Pops In Seoul).
– His facial features are natural and he even showed a baby picture proving that. His photos are significantly altered to make him look the way he does in those photos (Pops In Seoul).
– When he was active in China, he loved eating guobaorou / tangsuyuk (sweet & sour pork) (Pops In Seoul).
– His nickname in Japan is “Prince”, and that their ‘Prince Concept’ was chosen because of him (Pops In Seoul).
– He used to be an MC (Pops In Seoul).
– He has bad pronunciation (Pops In Seoul).
– He can do an impression of a meerkat (Pops In Seoul).
– He can mimic facial expressions (Pops In Seoul).
– He is usually quiet and seems reserved, but he can actually be quite funny (Pops In Seoul).


Sangwook (Lee Sangwook)

Stage name: Sangwook

Real name: Lee Sangwook

Date of Birth: April 4, 1993

Zodiac: Aries

Age: 26

Height: 6’0″ (182 cm)

Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)

Blood Type: B

Position: Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Main Dance

Instagram: @swook0414

Twitter: @wogi0175

Sangwook’s Facts

  • He is a former member of NewUs (Pops In Seoul).
  • He has attractive lower and upper eyelids (Pops In Seoul).
  • He was a backup dancer for Shinhwa for a live stage of “Sniper”. (Pops In Seoul).
  • He has a snaggletooth (Pops In Seoul).
  • He has broad shoulders (Pops In Seoul).
  • His special talents are making a three-leaf clover with his tongue and voice impersonations of cartoon characters (Psyduck & Slowbro) (Pops In Seoul).
  • He has a red dot on his eye (Pops In Seoul).
  • He was a member on the show “Boys24”. He was eliminated ep. 3, ‘Mix & Match’ (Boys24 ep. 3).


Seunghoo (An Myungcheol)

Stage name: Seunghoo

Real name: An Myungcheol

Date of Birth: January 3, 1995

Zodiac: Capricorn

Age: 24

Height: 5’11” (180 cm)

Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Instagram: @seunghoo_an

Twitter: @SeunghooAn


Seunghoo’s Facts

  • Seunghoo chose his stage name because it means, “Not to regret until I become a winner” (Pops In Seoul).
  • He’s in charge of making people laugh (Pops In Seoul).
  • He doesn’t gain weight no matter how much he eats. He considers it a negative and positive trait (Pops In Seoul).
  • He eats two servings of noodles before bed (Pops In Seoul).
  • His role model is Lee Seunggi. He sees him as an amiable person and that he’s a talented actor, singer, and entertainer (Pops In Seoul).
  • He was a swimmer. He is even registered with the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (Pops In Seoul).
  • He showers for a very long time, according to the other members (Pops In Seoul).
  • His special talent is taekwondo (Pops In Seoul).


Jinseo (Shin Jinseob)

Stage name: Jinseo

Real name: Shin Jinseob

Date of Birth: January 7, 1997

Zodiac: Capricorn

Age: 22

Height: 6’1”(184 cm)

Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)

Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae

Instagram: @jinseo_shin

Twitter: @jinseo_shin


Jinseo’s Facts

  • He was born in Jeolla-do, South Korea (Pops In Seoul).
  • He has really long legs (Pops In Seoul).
  • He thinks about the mystery of the universe before going to bed (Pops In Seoul).
  • He was on a dance team in Gwangju since middle school, before moving to Seoul (Pops In Seoul).
  • His special talents are intimidating Donald Duck and walking like a model (Pops In Seoul).
  • He’s the tallest member (Pops In Seoul).
  • He can dance without music (Pops In Seoul).
  • He was an underground rapper (Pops In Seoul).

Dowon (Jin Seungwook)

Stage name: Dowon

Real name: Jin Seungwook

Date of Birth: March 1, 1998

Zodiac: Pisces

Age: 23

Height: 5’10” (178 cm)

Blood Type: O

Position: Lead vocalist

Instagram : @dowon_jin

Dowon’s Facts

  • His hometown is Incheon, South Korea.
  • Nicknames: Serious Seungwook (진지승욱), Seriousness, Jin Ramyeon
  • He was a child actor.
  • Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts
  • He was supposed to debut with the group A to Z, but the group disbanded.
  • He was part of the DK Crew.
  • He is a former member of Varsity, under the stage name Riho.
  • He appeared on KBS2 “The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War
  • His favorite food is pizza.
  • He’s a calm person.
  • His hobbies are listening to music and doing sports.
  • He is a fan of Laboum and Kim Bumsoo.
  • He is famous for his six-pack abs.
  • His motto is: “Let’s do our best and not give up”
  • He was added to N.TIC in 2019.