Who is Hongjoong [Ateez]?

Want to know everything about this rapper from boy band Ateez? Do you want to know his life as an Idol? Are you a fan of Hongjoong and his Korean music group?

You've come to the right place, at KoreanxWear, we'll answer all your questions about Hongjoong.

Hongjoong (홍중) is the leader of Ateez. He is known for the quality of his facial expressions and for his rapping and songwriting skills within the group Ateez. This is the Ultimate Bias of many Atinys.

In this article you will be able to discover:

  • The story of this self-taught rapper
  • Some anecdotes about the leader of Ateez
  • Hongjoong's tastes and style

Hongjoong's Characteristics

Name: Kim Hong Joong
Group Name: Hongjoong
Date of birth: November 7, 1998
Group: ATEEZ (A Teenager Z)
Fandom: Atiny
Motto: "I make my own way"
Character: Hardworking, Determined and Perfectionist.
Interests: Music, Sport and Shopping.

Photo of Hongjoong from Ateez Group

The story of young Hongjoong

His story begins on November 7, 1998 in Anyang, South Korea, where he will grow up with his older brother.

Inspired by rappers like Zico and G-Dragon, Hongjoong dreamed of becoming a K-Pop idol in order to express himself in his music and positively influence others through it.

To achieve his dream, he joined SIMS Academy (SIMS 아카데미) which helped him become a trainee at KQ Entertainment .

In October 2017, Hongjoong was one of four KQ Entertainment trainees to audition for MIXNINE . It is a survival reality show hosted by YG Entertainment. He will be eliminated in episode 10 and will finish in 42ᵉ position.

Before debuting with Ateez, Hongjoong was cast in the KQ Fellaz project, along with several trainees from KQ Entertainment.

His beginnings with Ateez

The year 2018 marks Hongjoong's debut as a member of music group Ateez . October 24, 2018 is the release of "Treasure EP. 1: All to Zero".

Since this release, Hongjoong and the other members of Ateez have enjoyed international popularity and become key artists in the world of K-pop.

In 2021, Hongjoong performed on the show Kingdom Legendary War alongside other groups such as The Boyz, Stray Kids and iKON. The Ateez group finished in 3ᵉ position.

5 facts about Kim Hong Joong

Hongjoong GIF by Ateez
  • His favorite colors are red and yellow.
  • He studied English with Netflix , notably with "Modern Family".
  • His laptop was stolen during a trip to America.
  • He composed about forty songs for Ateez.
  • He does not like green vegetables and peppers.

2 videos about this Ateez singer

This cover of Linkin Park is very appreciated by fans of Ateez and more particularly of HongJoong. He shows his vocal talents there.

A compilation with Hongjoong's best moments . It's great fun to see this artist in everyday life.

HongJoong is an idol with a future

In this article, we have seen where Hongjoong's career in the Korean group Ateez comes from. He is a very complete idol, because he also composes music.

After all the way he has come in a few years, do you think Hongjoong still has much of a future in K-pop ? One thing is certain, we will continue to follow the adventures of this extraordinary rapper.

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