It's We! Hello, we are TEMPEST!
On October 4, Star News reported that Yue Hua would be debuting a new boy group in the second half of 2021. It was also stated in the article that the group would go by the name "TEMPEST" and that Hyungseop and Euiwoong, who had previously debuted as the duo HyeongseopXEuiwoong, would be a part of the group's lineup.
On December 31, the group's official SNS accounts were opened along with the motion video of their logo and on January 3, 2022, teaser photos for the seven members were released.
2022: Debut with It's Me, It's We, fandom name
However, on February 14, it was announced that the group's debut would be postponed to March 2 after all seven members tested positive to COVID-19.
On March 2, Yue Hua revealed the fandom name to be "iE" pronounced as "eye". They further explained that "TEMPEST's fan club iE always stands at the center of TEMPEST, like the clear and warm eye of the storm, and it captures the wish that only good things will happen to iE, things that put on a smile on their face."
|Hanbin (한빈)||Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer||2022-present|
|Hyungseop (형섭)||Vocalist, Dancer||2022–present|
|Hyuk (혁)||Main Vocalist||2022-present|
|Lew (루)||Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist||2022–present|
|Hwarang (화랑)||Main Rapper, Main Dancer||2022-present|
|Taerae (태래)||Rapper, Maknae||2022–present|
- It's Me, It's We (2022)
- Hyungseop and Lew (under his real name Euiwoong) were both contestants on Produce 101 Season 2.
- They also make up the duo HyeongseopXEuiwoong.
- Hwarang is a former trainee under DSP Media. He almost debuted in MIRAE (then DSP N), but he left the agency sometime in 2020.
- Hwarang was a contestant on Under Nineteen under his real name, Song Jae Won.
- Hanbin was a contestant on I-LAND.