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ATEEZ Hongjoong Profile, Facts, and TMI

Hongjoong Profile

  • Birth Name: 김홍중 (Kim Hongjoong)
  • Stage Name: Hongjoong
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1998.11.07
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
  • Height: 172 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: B
  • Personal Social Media: N/A

Hongjoong Facts & TMI

  • Hongjoong was born and grew up in Anyang, Gyeonggi-do.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and an older brother (he said his brother is a contemporary dancer).
  • Hongjoong is the leader and main rapper of ATEEZ.
  • His signature number is 81.
  • Prior to his debut, he competed in the survival program ‘MixNine’.
  • Hongjoong also produces songs for ATEEZ.
  • He is often in charge of answering questions in interviews because he is good at talking.
  • In contrast to teammate Mingi, he raps in a high tone.
  • He adds a signature laughter sound at the beginning of his rap parts.
  • Hongjoong and Mingi both write their own rap lyrics.
  • He always put at least one of his self-produced songs in ATEEZ’s releases.
  • Recently, he shared that he is self-taught in mixing and mastering music.
  • Sometimes he would help the other members in recording their cover songs.
  • He showed the music producing process through his personal content ‘BY. HONGJOONG’.
  • He created a theme song for Wooyoung’s content O.S.O.S (Our Side Of Story).
  • His life’s motto is ‘’I pave my own way”.
  • He was quite a model student during his school days.
  • His favorite food is meat.
  • His favorite flower is Plum blossom.
  • His favorite color is beige.
  • He doesn’t like paprika.
  • I like subtle flower or fruit scents. He prefers natural scents to artificial ones.
  • When he was participating in ‘MixNine’ he was known as ‘That Red-haired Guy’.
  • He composed about 40 songs before debut.
  • In an interview with Forbes in 2019, he explained that he doesn’t make a solo song, he only makes songs for ATEEZ.
  • He shared that there was a time he recorded one song 1,395 times.
  • He was the first trainee at KQ Entertainment and spent about six months alone as a trainee.
  • He was a popular student back in high school and was nicknamed ‘That Cool Broadcasting Major Senior’.
  • He can easily fall asleep regardless of place.
  • He participated in many donation campaigns even before his debut.
  • Although he is not fluent in English, he can interpret for the members for overseas schedules/ interviews.
  • The candidates for his stage name were Lucky and Pan.
  • Hongjoong is the member who dyed his hair the most among ATEEZ members.
  • His mom had a conception dream of a giant watermelon full of seeds when she was pregnant with Hongjoong.
  • He said he lost his AirPods often.
  • His personal microphone’s color is white.
  • He said that sometimes he can’t handle the overflowing energy of the younger members (especially the 99 liners).
  • In the early debut days, he would show Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean’s impersonation, but the members were ashamed of it and asked him to stop doing it. 
  • It is said that Hongjoong’s first-ever stage performance was at a middle school talent show where he played harmonica.
  • The members said that Hongjoong doesn’t stay in the dorm often because he is always working on new songs in the studio.
  • Linkin Park’s official Twitter account liked Hongjoong’s cover of Linkin Park’s song ‘Numb’.
  • His MBTI personality type is INFP.
  • His hobbies are listening to music, composing music, exercising, and clothes reforming.
  • Among his nicknames are Hongie, Korean Big Minion, MiniHongs, Jjoong, Kim Strawberry, Hong Leader, Blueberry, Hongthoven (Hongjoong + Beethoven), Genius Composer, etc.

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