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Hongjoong (홍중) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and composer under KQ Entertainment. He is the leader of the boy group ATEEZ.

Career[]

2017: MIXNINE[]

In October 2017, he became a contestant on JTBC's reality survival show MIXNINE. He was eliminated in episode 10 after ranking 42nd place.[2]

2018: Debut with ATEEZ[]

On October 24, 2018, Hongjoong debuted as the leader of KQ Entertainment's first boy group, ATEEZ, with the release of the mini album Treasure EP.1 : All To Zero.

2022-2023: Idol Radio[]

On September 8, 2022, ATEEZ's Hongjoong and Yunho were announced as the new DJs for the third season of "Idol Radio", MBC's idol radio program.[3]

On December 27, 2023, the last episode of season 3 was aired, indicating the departure of Hongjoong and Yunho from their roles as DJs.

2022: From November 7, 1998[]

On October 27, it was announced that Hongjoong will hold his first film photo exhibition titled From November 7, 1998 at GALLERY99 in Mapo-gu, Seoul from November 1 to 7. Every vist can accumulate up to 5,000 points per person which will be converted into cash at the end of the exhibition and donated to charity.[4]

2023: Walker A[]

On October 18, Hongjoong announced his photo exhibition "Walker A" on his social media. 'Walker A' will run for a week from November 3 to 9 at the Frottage Galery in Seoul. The photo exhibition introduces the other side of the world. The singer took a break from his daily life for a moment and became 'A', a person walking blindly down the street. [5]

Hongjoong donated 50 million won to the Korean Childhood Leukemia Foundation, a donation made through entry fees and individual donations for the photo exhibition of the film "Walker A".[6]

Personal life[]

Education[]

He attended Leonardo’s Kindergarten and Gwiin Elementary School, graduated from Daehan Middle School, and completed his studies at Dongan High School.[citation needed]

Discography[]

Other releases[]

Features[]

Producing and writing credits[]

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[7]
Artist Song Album Type
2018
ATEEZ "Pirate King (해적왕)" Treasure EP.1 : All To Zero Writing
"Treasure"
"Twilight"
"Stay"
"My Way"
2019
ATEEZ "HALA HALA (Hearts Awakened, Live Alive)" Treasure EP.2 : Zero To One Writing
"Say My Name"
"Desire"
"Light"
"Promise"
"From" Writing
Composing
Arranging
EDEN "3 Things (feat. Maddox)" Exhalant Writing
ATEEZ "Utopia" Treasure EP.3 : One To All Writing
"Illusion"
"Wave"
"Aurora" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Dancing Like Butterfly Wings" Writing
ATEEZ "Wonderland" Treasure EP.Fin : All To Action Writing
"Dazzling Light"
"Mist (안개)"
"Precious (Overture)"
"Win"
"If Without You"
"Thank U (친구)"
"Sunrise" Writing
Composing
Arranger
"With U (걸어가고 있어)" Writing
ATEEZ "HALA HALA (Traditional Treatment Mix)" Treasure EP.Extra : Shift The Map Writing
"Pirate King (Overload Mix)"
"Treasure (Smoothing Harmonies Mix)"
"Utopia (Japanese ver.)"
"Say My Name (Flavor of Latin with Juwon Park)"
"Illusion (Chillin' with BUDDY Mix)"
"Wave (Ollounder's Bold Dynamics Mix)"
"Aurora (Japanese ver.)" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Twilight (Classic BUDDY Mix)" Writing
"Promise (Notation from Senor Juwon Park)"
2020
ATEEZ "Answer" Treasure Epilogue : Action To Answer Writing
"Horizon (지평선)" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Star 1117" Writing
"Precious"
ATEEZ "Answer (Japanese ver.)" Treasure EP. Map To Answer Writing
"Better"
"Wonderland (Sean Oh's Skrt Remix)
"Sunrise (Atmospheric Mix by Spacecowboy)" Writing
Composing
"Star 1117 (Buddy's Melody Mix)" Writing
ATEEZ "Fever" Zero : Fever Part.1 Writing
"Thanxx"
"To The Beat (춤을 춰)"
"Inception"
"Good Lil Boy" Writing
Composing
Arranging
2021
ATEEZ "Fireworks (불놀이야 (I'm The One))" Zero : Fever Part.2 Writing
"The Leaders (선도부)"
"Time Of Love"
"Take Me Home"
"Celebrate" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Take Me Home (English ver.)" Writing
"I'm The One (Heart-Topping ver.)"
ATEEZ "The Real" Kingdom 'Final : Who Is The King?' Writing
Rain, MONSTA X, Brave Girls, & ATEEZ "Summer Taste" "Taste of Korea" Writing
Kim Jong Kook & ATEEZ "Be My Lover" "Season Songs" Writing
Composing
ATEEZ "White Love" Writing
ATEEZ "Eternal Sunshine" Zero : Fever Part.3 Writing
"Feeling Like I Do"
"Deja Vu"
"Rocky" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"All About You"
"Not Too Late" Writing
ATEEZ "Turbulence (야간비행)" Zero : Fever Epilogue Writing
"The Letter"
"Still Here (Korean Ver.)"
"Better (Korean Ver.)"
"The Real (흥 : 興 Ver.)"
"Wave (Overture)"
"Wonderland (Symphony No.9 "From The Wonderland")"
"Answer (Ode to Joy)"
2022
ATEEZ "Don't Stop" Writing
ATEEZ "Deja Vu (Japanese Ver.)" Beyond : Zero Writing
"Rocky (Boxers ver.)" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"The King" Writing
"Turbulence (夜間飛行) (Japanese Ver.)"
"Take Me Home (Japanese Ver.)"
"Fireworks (I'm The One) (Japanese Ver.)"
ATEEZ "Sector 1" The World EP.1 : Movement Writing
"Cyberpunk"
"Guerrilla"
"The Ring"
"WDIG (Where Do I Go)"
"New World"
ATEEZ Let's Get Together Writing
ATEEZ "Paradigm" The World EP.Paradigm Writing
"Cyberpunk (Japanese Ver.)"
"Guerrilla (Flag Ver.)"
"New World (Japanese Ver.)"
ATEEZ "Like That" Lookism OST Writing
ATEEZ "Halazia" Spin Off : From The Witness Writing
"Win (June One of Glen Check Remix)"
"I'm The One (Eden-ary Remix)"
"Take Me Home (IDIOTAPE Remix)"
2023
ATEEZ "Limitless" Limitless Writing
"Diamond"
xikers "The Tricky's Secret" House of Tricky : Doorbell Ringing Writing
Composing
"Doorbell Ringing" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Tricky House (도깨비집)"
"Dynamic (清亮 (청량))" Composing
"Rockstar" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Xikey"
"Oh My Gosh"
ATEEZ "This World" The World EP.2 : Outlaw Writing
"Dune"
"Bouncy (K-Hot Chilli Peppers)"
"Django"
"Wake Up (최면)"
"Outlaw"
xikers "Skater" House of Tricky : How To Play Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Home Boy"
"Do or Die"
"Koong"
"Run"
"Sunny Side"
Hongjoong "A Walker" - Writing
Composing
Arranging
ATEEZ "WE KNOW" The World EP.Fin : Will Writing
"Emergency"
"Crazy Form (미친 폼)"
"ARRIBA"
"Silver Light"
"Dreamy Day (꿈날)" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"MATZ"
"Deja Vu (Film Ver.)" (Vinyl (X ver.) only) Writing
"Eternal Sunshine (Outdoor Ver.)" (Vinyl (X ver.) only)
2024
ATEEZ "Not Okay" Not Okay Writing
"Days"
xikers "We Don't Stop" House of Tricky : Trial And Error Writing
"Red Sun"
"Every Flavor Jelly (온갖 맛이 나는 젤리)"
Chung Ha "Eenie Meenie" Eenie Meenie Writing
Composing
ATEEZ "Blind" Golden Hour : Part.1 Writing
"Work"
"Empty Box"
"Shaboom"
}==Filmography==

Reality shows[]

  • [[MIXNINE]|-
ATEEZ "Work Pt.2" Writing

Filmography[]

Reality shows[]

  • MIXNINE (JTBC, 2017–2018) - contestant

Music video appearances[]

Radio shows[]

  • Idol Radio Season 3 (MBC, 2022-2023) - host[8]

Endorsements[]

  • Balmain (2023–present)[9]

Trivia[]

  • His MBTI personality type is INFP.[10]
  • He was the first trainee at KQ Entertainment. He was the only trainee for 6 months before Yunho joined him next.[11]

Gallery[]

Main article: Hongjoong/Gallery

References[]

Official links[]

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