The Golden Composer of Treasure, Asahi!
Asahi is another member of Treasure who came from YG Treasure Box. Asahi was actually eliminated early and wasn’t included in Treasure’s final line-up. But, YG Entertainment decided to give Asahi a second chance after considering his potential, especially his song production skills.
So, are you curious to know more about his profile? Scroll down this article below to find out all about him!
Full Profile of Treasure’s Asahi
- Stage Name: Asahi (아사히)
- Birth Name: Hamada Asahi (浜田朝光)
- Birthday: August 20, 2001
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
- Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)
- Blood Type: AB
- MBTI Type: INFP
- Nationality: Japanese
Fun Facts about Treasure’s Asahi
- Asahi has two sisters, a younger and older sister.
- Drawing, composing, and playing football are some of Asahi’s hobbies.
- In Asahi’s introduction video, he performed “Lay Me Down.”
- Asahi learned to compose songs by himself since middle school.
- Arthur is his English name.
- Asahi used to dream of becoming a hero.
- Asahi is most likely to embarrass himself.
- Asahi got the highest record of 1000 kicks in kicking a soccer ball without falling.
- “Music is Everything,” “R&B,” and “Sweat Robot” are three of Asahi’s phrases.
- Asahi was the last member to be revealed in Magnum’s line-up.
- Taking a quick shower is Asahi’s specialty.
- Asahi’s training period was 3 years.
- Asahi has the shortest training years amongst other Treasure members.
- Asahi and Haruto composed a song titled “Cold” that was released in 2019.
- Asahi has good luck.
- Asahi is talented at drawing.
- Asahi enjoys wearing very large, loose clothes.
- Sahi is his nickname.
- Asahi likes all colors.
- Fried chicken, pizza, and instant noodles are his favorite food.
- Asahi’s cell phone usage time is 2 hours and 21 minutes.
- Asahi’s name is written in Japanese as 朝日, but he wrote 朝光 on Twitter.
- 예술작품 (artwork) is his favorite Korean word.
- “Good attitude, good mood, good music” is Asahi’s motto.
Asahi’s Pre-Debut and Official Debut with Treasure
Asahi started to become a trainee at YG Entertainment in June 2018 when he was in his second year of high school. Not long after becoming a trainee, he participated in the survival program YG Treasure Box. Since YG Treasure Box was first broadcasted in November 2018 and was filmed before that time, it means that he was able to participate shortly after he became a trainee.
In YG Treasure Box, Asahi was actually never included in the Treasure team. In fact, he was eliminated from the 1:1 mission when he competed against Kang Seok-hwa. However, YG Entertainment decided to give Asahi a second chance even though he did not enter the final round after considering his songwriting potential. Asahi then became the second member to not enter the final round but still be chosen for the debut team after Yoshi.
Before being formed into a group of 12 people, YG Entertainment initially divided Treasure into two groups, Treasure and Magnum. Originally, Asahi was a part of Magnum. However, due to several scandals, the group’s debut date was postponed. And, after some consideration, YG Entertainment decided to unite the two groups into one group called Treasure.
Asahi then joined Treasure along with 11 other members such as Junkyu, Mashiho, Hyunsuk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Yoonbin, Jaehyuk, Yedam, Doyoung, Haruto, Jeong-woo, and Junghwan. Treasure began to release individual teasers of its members in February 2020. In July 2020, Asahi revealed “The First Step” teaser with a neon background with his features glowing.
Treasure finally officially made their debut on August 7, 2020, by releasing their debut single titled “The First Step: Chapter One” and the song “Boy.” The group’s debut was considered successful and they won many awards such as Rookie Artist of the Year at the 35th Golden Disc Awards and Best New Male Artist alongside Worldwide Fans’ Choice at the 2020 MAMA.
Check out the debut MV below!
Treasure’s Asahi’s Visual and Personality
Asahi’s visual has the most subtle features which make him look soft and handsome. He is also known as the quietest member with a four-dimensional character. Because he rarely smiles, Asahi gives off a “don’t touch me” aura which makes him even more attractive.
With his quiet and introverted personality, Asahi got nicknamed Robot because of his lack of expression. However, he can actually do many aegyos, and sometimes he shows a big smile when he’s feeling generous.
And, he has a pretty set of dimples!
Treasure’s Asahi’s Singing Skills
In Treasure, Asahi is in charge of vocals. On top of that, he also has a lot of interest in writing and composing lyrics, and he participated in writing and composing several songs for Treasure.
Asahi said that his skills have improved a lot since YG Treasure Box. Although he often gets a small part in songs, he actually has a clear tone with a slightly high-pitched tone.
Treasure’s Asahi’s First Self-Composed Track, “Orange”
Asahi is known for his songwriting and composing skills. Even within his debut year, he managed to participate in writing the lyrics for “Orange,” a track included in THE FIRST STEP: CHAPTER THREE alongside the lead track, “Mmm.” Although it’s not a lead track, “Orange” succeeded in attracting the attention of international music fans.
According to Asahi, the song “Orange” was made in early 2020 in Treasure’s dorm. He was also helped by Haruto while working on the rap and lyric parts.
In an interview, Asahi shared the behind the scene process of the song. He said, “I wrote this song at the beginning of this year. It started out after I thought up the top line while just working on music at the dorm. I came up with the beat first, then let Haruto listen to it. Haruto then made a rap to it and we recorded it that way first.
When we recorded the actual track, I was able to give a lot of input. I think that I’ve improved a lot, looking back on my past compositions. I’m doing a better job of selecting the right instruments that match the song, and such.”
Haruto, who got involved in the process, also added, “I wrote the lyrics to ‘Orange’ after Asahi hyung gave me the beat, and I liked the beat so much that the lyrics just came to me naturally. I’m thankful that I was able to participate in the title track and in ‘Orange’ this time again.”
However, later Asahi revealed that he had been working on “Orange” since two years earlier.
“Orange” is the first ballad song released by Treasure since the previous five songs tended to be fast-paced. Still on the theme of love, “Orange” tells the story of love that must run before it grows.
Take a listen to Asahi’s masterpiece below!
Treasure’s Asahi’s Focus Fancams
Like other Treasure members, Asahi knows exactly how and where to pose, making him eye-candy to the camera.
Check out his attractiveness in a series of fancams below!
So, those are all the things that you need to know about the golden composer of Treasure, Asahi! So, what do you think about his talent? Tell us all about it in the comment box below!