12:26 am - 04/23/2019

ATEEZ Debut on Billboard's Social 50 Chart + Dazed, Allure, Forbes and MTV Interviews

They debuted on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, charting at No. 49 on the April 20th chart. In the past week, ATEEZ's biggest jump in activity came from their Twitter account as the band earned 129,000 retweets and 64,000 mentions on Twitter, along with 7,000 new followers. They've been sharing photos of themselves in New York, the U.K., France and in other group activities while on tour. Their sould-out tour came to an end on the 21st in Moscow.

Read full article at Billboard.

A day with Ateez, K-pop’s brightest new rookie group

Photo by Elliott Morgan

- They sold out their US/Europe tour in minutes.

- Some of their parents didn't support their decision of being idols.

- They talk about how hard trainee life was, and how they bonded through the struggle of it.

- They talk about the differences in their on and off stage personas.

- Yeosang talks abot overcoming his shyness.

- They discuss fame and success:
+ Hongjoong: “I don’t think we’re famous yet. We feel that many love us, but is that being famous?”
+ Wooyoung: “I don’t think we need awards to be recognised. But there are awards many senior artists have received and we practice hard thinking it’d be great if we could win those”.
+ Jongho: “I don’t want our success determined by how many albums we sold or views. This is something we began because we like it”.
+ San: “As we grow with each release, I think, more than any other award, that will be the biggest reward”.

Read full interview at Dazed.

How Bold Beauty Choices Set Rookie Group ATEEZ Apart in the K-Pop World

- They talk about how hair and make-up are important since their music and dancing are copceptual.

- Seonghwa takes part in the concepts for his own make-up.

- Jongho is learning how to style hair from their stylists.

- Hongjoong explains how he now has fully grown his mullet and how it is a problem in performances (OP disapproves of this mullet praising.)

- They talk about their hair color changes and what they want to try in the future.

- They talk about skin care and mention how Wooyoung is blessed with perfect skin.

- They discuss Hongjoong's painted nails in support of the Polished Man campaign.

Read full article at Allure.

Get To Know ATEEZ: The New K-Pop Band Thinking Equal Parts About America And Korea

- Their tour has sould-out all their five US shows and ten Europe shows.

- The demand for the shows ended up being so high that the venues seemed to be too tiny.

- They talk about visiting L.A. and Millennium Dance Complex again as a debuted group.

- They talk about having the internatinal market in mind since pre-debut, but also not forgetting about the Korean market.

- They talk about their future goals. "[...] long term-wise, our goal is that when you search "A" on the search engine like Google or Naver that ATEEZ is the first result—better
than Apple! [Laughs]"

- They talk about their involment in their music.

- They share what they think is special about each member.

Read full interview at Forbes.

Watch How They Move: ATEEZ are Making Their Mark On K-Pop

-They say they are like a rainbow.

- Hongjoong talks about producing music young people can relate to.

- Hongjoong thinks it's important to make music with a message. The first song he wrote was about wanting to be a good person to honor his late grandmother.

- They explain the concept for their current era. "We want people to know they have their own treasure — dreams, family, friends."

- They share their goals for the year. They are set on winning a performance and/or rookie award.

Read full article at MTV.

Sources: Billboard, Dazed, Allure, Forbes, MTV

I'm still impressed by the amount of attention/success they are getting. I find it really surprising and interesting that some of them are taking part/interest in their make up and styling.
fadeintoyou 22nd-Apr-2019 11:32 pm (UTC)

I’m happy for them! I need to get into them more but no time because I’m always adulting. Their say my name song is still on loop.

dantethetaco 22nd-Apr-2019 11:45 pm (UTC)
Same tbh I still need to check out their albums. And from the few things I've watched from them I find Wooyoung and San to be hilarious. So, I should really check them out .

Edited at 2019-04-22 11:46 pm (UTC)
zumbie_kitten 23rd-Apr-2019 11:29 am (UTC)
You definitely should ;) I know you don't really care for their title tracks but maybe their b-sides you will like. All ATEEZ are total crack heads lol
zumbie_kitten 23rd-Apr-2019 11:27 am (UTC)
Plz do! when you get the time to. They're worth getting into, trust me.
lil_poisonfrog 23rd-Apr-2019 04:05 am (UTC)
I've thought about checking out this group but their name puts me off tbh. I know it's dumb and shouldn't matter but good branding is everything to me in Kpop and I can't get past truly terrible names lol (see also (G)-idle, Teen Top)

Edited at 2019-04-23 04:05 am (UTC)
veep_throat 23rd-Apr-2019 05:32 am (UTC)
noooo please check them out! THEYRE SO TALENTED
lil_poisonfrog 23rd-Apr-2019 05:33 am (UTC)
Lol I prob will eventually but I already keep up with too much Kpop. I need to start ditching some of these groups whose work has been disappointing me a lot lately...
veep_throat 23rd-Apr-2019 05:53 am (UTC)
LOL yes! please make room for the best bg rookies!!!
veep_throat 23rd-Apr-2019 05:31 am (UTC)
zumbie_kitten 23rd-Apr-2019 11:30 am (UTC)
veep_throat 26th-Apr-2019 10:40 pm (UTC)
I SURE AM!!! I saw them live too :))
zumbie_kitten 23rd-Apr-2019 11:25 am (UTC)
THANK YOU for Posting ATEEZ articles! They so deserve all the love they can get! They're truly one of the best rookies out right now. HELLO TO ALL THE ATINYs here!

dantethetaco I hope ATEEZ will be the group you'll stan next lol. I'm still hoping. Like to be a part of your kpop group list at least ;) Oh and I LOVED how you put everything together! better than what I would've done. THANK YOU again!

Edited at 2019-04-23 11:49 am (UTC)
dantethetaco 23rd-Apr-2019 02:53 pm (UTC)
No problem^^

I already have Wooyoung's Say My Name fancam on rotation. So it's just a matter that I get a bit of free time to listen to their albums, and I'll most probably start following them xD
zumbie_kitten 24th-Apr-2019 09:09 am (UTC)
dantethetaco Let me know what you think of their albums. Yay! Start following now lol
dantethetaco 24th-Apr-2019 10:47 am (UTC)
Overall, I like their b-sides much more than the titles. They are less "noisy", so is the same case as with NCT for me. I prefer pt2 to pt1. But Twilight might be my fave from both albums. I like everything on part 2 except for Hala Hala, so that one is fully going into my playlist. I need to give It a few more listens for a more detailed opinion since I was playing videogames while listening to them.

Also, I've been watching Wanted and they are hilarious lmao
zumbie_kitten 24th-Apr-2019 03:56 pm (UTC)
Aha! I kinda figured you'd like their b-sides more. AYE! Twilight is one of my ultimate favs and it's one the most popular songs among the ATINYS. Okay, I'll wait till you give final opinion ^__^

YAY! They're a bunch of crack heads throughout the show. I'm so sad it ended last week. Which episode is your favorite?
dantethetaco 24th-Apr-2019 04:02 pm (UTC)
I've not watched everything yet, since I watch whatever episode YouTube recommends me. But the ones where they were playing games for food were they most entertaining. That they kept loosing and Jongho was getting incresingly mad at his dumb hyungs had me dying lmao
shazz_chan 23rd-Apr-2019 04:23 pm (UTC)
ATINY what's up?Who's the bias?:P
For me, Hongjoong + Mingi but boy Seonghwa....
zumbie_kitten 24th-Apr-2019 10:20 am (UTC)
shazz_chan Hi! It's so nice to see ATINYS here in Livejournal.
I'm still having hard time choosing, because I love them all equally. In the mean time, my bias is all of them.

Ah...so Seonghwa is your bias wrecker.

BTW I Love your HJ icon!!! He's so adorable.
I need to change mines to all ATEEZ one of these days, but I've been lazy
butterspike 24th-Apr-2019 01:45 pm (UTC)
Hey there! I rarely post if ever but I have to show up for Ateez! I loove Hongjoong! Seonghwa is my bias wrecker...his duality kills me....T_T
zumbie_kitten 24th-Apr-2019 04:06 pm (UTC)
HELLO ATINY! Same! I rarely post too, just like you, we are summoned when we see the name ATEEZ, haha. I'm thinking of making an ATEEZ Livejournal Community. All us ATINY can hang out and talk and share all things ATEEZ.

Heyy another HJ lover and Seonghwa bias wrecker. I noticed Seonghwa's been bias wrecking a lot of ATINY's biases lately. He's dangerous. Sweet but dangerous, haha.
thebloomroom 23rd-Apr-2019 03:57 pm (UTC)
My nugu kings tbh i love them!!
shazz_chan 23rd-Apr-2019 04:20 pm (UTC)
Rookie kings!! They were so good live, I can't believe I met them like... It was a whole blur but staring up at Mingi's big puppy dog face was a moment <3

Def everyone check out their stuff, they only debuted 6 months ago that's 2 mini album's of gold! Also check out their Wanted reality show cos they're just so bad at word games it's honestly funny XD

Here's a pic I took at the London gig just cos... Hongjoong <3 Even with the mullet o doom you are beautiful lol.

dantethetaco 23rd-Apr-2019 06:17 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a great time!

I actually just ended listening both minis, and I like Twilight and everything on pt2 except Hala Hala. I've watched some of Wanted and their VLIVES and they are hilarious!

BTW, the picture is not showing for me :( Edit: Oh, it's on imgur, they look great! For some reason imgur does not let you see embeded pics unless you are logged in.

Edited at 2019-04-23 07:35 pm (UTC)
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