ATEEZ: A day in honor of MINGI!

This August 9, we celebrate the birthday of ATEEZ’s rapper, dancer, and songwriter: MINGI! 

Before debuting MINGI and the other group’s members (HONGJOONG, SEONGHWA, YUNHO, YEOSANG, SAN, WOOYOUNG, JONGHO) flew to the United States as KQ FELLAZ to complete their training in dances and songs. During this trip, the group posted several videos, including a performance clip filmed in Los Angeles with Mikey DellaVella and Julian DeGuzman. In the latter, MINGI made a strong impression with a freestyle dance demonstration.

MINGI debuted in ATEEZ on October 24, 2018, with « Treasure » and « Pirate king (« 해적왕 ») ». The group has distinguished itself by its concept and iconic choreographies, which continue to intensify over the years, drawing strong attention around the world. Indeed, after gathering over 180,000 fans for « THE FELLOWSHIP : BEGINNING OF THE END » world tour, ATEEZ reached the Top 3 of the « Billboard 200 » chart with its last album, « THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT », recently.

Through the group’s various comebacks, MINGI revealed several talents to ATINYs (fandom’s name). MINGI is not only an outstanding rapper, but he is also a multifaceted dancer. In particular, he has been praised many times for his fast rapping and his intense charisma expressed through sudden changes of expression on stage.

In addition, MINGI participates in the writing of ATEEZ songs alongside HONGJOONG. Credited in almost all of the group’s songs, MINGI recently explained on SUNMI‘s « 쇼터뷰 (Showterview) » that it was challenging to stay constantly immersed in the concept and to write lyrics that completely correspond to the desired atmosphere. Despite everything, MINGI always manages to write inspiring and striking lyrics for each song. We can cite, for example, « Fireworks (I’m The One) », which marked his fans and group’s members for its speed and complexity.

Finally, in parallel with his role as a songwriter, MINGI has his program on the group’s YouTube channel. The latter, called « 밍키웨이 » (in English: MINKI way), is a program where MINGI shares his passion for fashion. He creates for each show several outfits according to a theme, while advising his fans.

Let’s wish a happy birthday to the great dancer, songwriter, and rapper MINGI!

Journalist: Laura
Translator: Laura

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