Meet the Cool Drummer of The Rose—Hajoon
As you may know, K-pop is not only about groups or solo singers: even though there are not many but there are also bands in K-pop. The bands are popular among local people, such as Hyukoh, Boohwal, etc. Some bands that got the same popularity as K-pop boy or girl groups are FT Island, CNBLUE, N.FLYING, Day6, etc.
Besides those bands, there’s also a popular Korean band named The Rose.
Let’s check out one of the members of The Rose, Hajoon, and get to know him better in the article below!
The Rose’s Hajoon’s Profile
Full name: Lee Hajoon
Korean Stage Name: 하준
Korean Real Name: 이하준
Stage Name: Hajoon
English Name: Dylan
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 59 kg
Birthday: July 29th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Chinese Zodiac: Goat
Blood type: AB
Hobbies/Specialties: Playing drums, mimicking other people, etc.
Agency: J&Star Company
The Rose’s Hajoon’s Facts
We have seen the profile of Hajoon and now we know that he was born in 1994 which makes him older or younger or even the same age as you. And the fact that he’s majored in Drums in college! No wonder Hajoon is a really talented drummer.
So, it’s time to check out Hajoon’s interesting facts down below!
- Hajoon’s role model is The 1975.
- Hajoon’s laughter is very popular among fans because he laughs just like Spongebob.
- Hajoon likes Taeyeon‘s music and he wants to collaborate with Taeyeon in the future.
- Hajoon’s favorite animals are dogs or puppies.
- Hajoon likes One Piece, the manga and anime from Japan. He also said that he wanted to collect the action figures of One Piece.
- Hajoon can sing and play the guitar.
- Hajoon went to the same school and the same year as Girls Day’s Hyeri, Suzy, Seulgi, Jaehyun from N.Flying, etc.
- Hajoon is good at mimicking other people.
The Rose’s Hajoon’s Pre-Debut
We have seen the profile and the list of Hajoon’s interesting facts. But you probably wonder why Hajoon made a debut in a band, or how did he end up becoming the drummer of The Rose, or other questions that might be popping up in your mind right now about Hajoon’s history. Instead of just wondering, let’s see the full story of Hajoon’s pre-debut below!
Hajoon was born in Gwangju, South Korea, on July 29th, 1994. As you can see from his profile, Hajoon’s full name is Lee Hajoon, and he goes by Hajoon as his stage name. He also has an English name which is Dylan, the same goes for other members in The Rose who have English names as well.
Growing up as a child, Hajoon showed an avid interest in drums. He started playing drums in the fifth grade of elementary school. Hajoon set his goal to learn drums during school. And it really shows how good he is as a drummer now, he has been playing at such a young age and he always diligently studied to play drums.
Even though Hajoon’s biggest crush in music is the drum, he also plays other instruments too. He plays the guitar and piano too. Since he likes to listen to music, he sings the songs well too. It’s almost impossible for someone to be that good at everything but he’s living proof. Hajoon is just perfect.
Although Hajoon was born in Gwangju, he attended high school in Seoul. That was because his parents told him to go to Seoul and attend school there. He has been living in Seoul since high school.
Hajoon went to SOPA, or the Seoul School of Performing Arts, the same school as some K-pop idols or trainees. In SOPA, Hajoon deepened his drum learning since the school also has a drum major. Hajoon was in the same year as N.Flying’s Jaehyun, he is also friends with Seulgi from Red Velvet. Even now, they still keep in touch with each other.
While he was in high school, Hajoon joined a competition called Rise-Up Korea Festival Category and he won the grand prize for two years straight, which was in 2010 and 2011. The next year, Hajoon won the gold prize. What a mad talent Hajoon is!
After graduating from high school, Hajoon went to Dankook University where he majored in practical music and learned even more about drums. Hajoon must really love drums so much, he has been playing drums for over half of his life.
In 2015, Hajoon met Jaehyeong and they went busking in Hongdae, the popular street where musicians show their skills in front of people on the street. Originally, Jaehyeong went with Dojoon who became the singer while he played the instrument. But Dojoon was still a trainee of DSP Media at that time, and his schedule was too busy to join the busking.
However, Dojoon later joined Hajoon and Jaehyeong. The three of them formed an indie band named Windfall. They also wrote their music and did a cover of some popular songs and uploaded their videos on YouTube.
The popularity of Windfall as an indie band reached an agency called J&Star Company. The three of them got recruited as trainees. Congratulations, Dojoon, Jaehyeong, and Hajoon!
Hajoon’s Debut with The Rose
Unlike other K-pop idols who made their debut at a young age, Hajoon’s case is a bit different. Hajoon got recruited as a trainee by an agency when he was 23 years old in the Korean age system or 22 years old in an international age system, while some other K-pop idols have already made a debut at that age. However, it doesn’t mean that Hajoon was late. Instead, Hajoon made a debut at the very right time.
In 2017, Sammy Kim or Woosung joined the line-up of their band. Woosung was a contestant of K-pop Star Season 1 and was originally preparing for a solo debut. Woosung then became the vocalist of The Rose alongside Dojoon. While Hajoon and Jaehyeong became the drummer and the bassist of the band, respectively.
The Rose made a debut officially in August 2017 when they released their first single titled “Sorry” released on August 3rd, 2017. Let’s see the music video of The Rose with their first official song titled “Sorry”!
The Rose also performed their debut song in some music shows; let’s see the performance of The Rose with their debut song, “Sorry”!
It’s really different to see a band performance compared to a group’s performance, right? For those of you who like to listen to rock or pop-rock, you can definitely have The Rose’s songs on your playlist!
The Rose’s Hajoon’s Performances on Music Shows
We have seen how Hajoon and his bandmates made their debut by releasing a song titled “Sorry”, right? We also have seen how powerful the live performances of The Rose’s debut song are. But it has been over three years since they released “Sorry”. The Rose must have released more relaxing and ear-catching songs after their debut day.
So, it’s time to see other songs that came from The Rose while seeing their performances live!
What do you think about The Rose’s performances on stage? They really slayed the show, right? The Rose’s performances would be a hundred times much better if you watch their performances live!
The Rose’s Hajoon with His Drums
We don’t talk much about how cool Hajoon is when he’s playing the drums. Indeed, he’s such a handsome guy with a cool vibe off stage, but when he’s playing the drums, we surely know that your heart beats just the same as the drums he smashes.
So, let’s take a look at some moments of Hajoon playing the drums!
What a breath-taking view of Hajoon playing the drums!
The Rose’s Hajoon’s Tattoos
The Rose is filled with not only talented members but also handsome members. It feels like all the members are gorgeous and skillful. But do you know that besides their beautiful faces, The Rose also style themselves with coloring their hair, or even having tattoos? Well, it’s not a rare thing for band members to have tattoos, including Hajoon.
So, it’s time to see Hajoon’s tattoos that make him look even cooler!
What do you think about Hajoon’s tattoos? He looks really cool, right?
The Rose’s Hajoon and His Friends: Jaehyun from N.Flying and Seulgi from Red Velvet
We mentioned that Hajoon is friends with some celebrities such as Jaehyun from N.Flying and Seulgi from Red Velvet. This is because they were classmates in SOPA, the Seoul School of Performing Arts. Even now, after making his debut as a drummer of The Rose, Hajoon still remains a good friend to both Jaehyun and Seulgi.
Let’s see some moments of Hajoon and Jaehyun’s friendship as well as Hajoon and Seulgi’s friendship!
What do you think of their moments? It’s really good that they are friends since they were nobodies until they made it big and gained a lot of fans, right?
The Rose’s Hajoon’s Military Enlistment
As a Korean male, Hajoon has an obligation to enlist in the military for around 21 months. Some Korean idols or actors postpone their enlistment date until the maximum age, which is around 30 years old.
However, Hajoon didn’t wait until he is almost 30 years old to enlist in the military. In fact, Hajoon started his mandatory military duty on October 12th, 2020. Hajoon said that he would be joining the Air Force military band.
Hajoon posted this news on his Instagram account. He really thought of his international fans since he wrote the letters in both Korean and English!
Hopefully, Hajoon will be coming back more mature and richer by many lessons from the military. Black Roses, are you ready to wait for The Rose to come back after they have finished their military service? They are probably going to make a much cooler new comeback!
Well, it has been a good journey, learning a lot about Hajoon from The Rose. He’s such a talented and passionate drummer. Even though he could delay his military service, he decided to start his military before he turned 30 years old. Just like what he said in his Instagram post, let’s wish that he will come back much stronger than before. Kindly share your message to Hajoon in the comment section below!