ATEEZ becomes fourth K-pop group to be invited to GRAMMY Museum


ATEEZ is all geared up to perform at the GRAMMY Museum.

On February 2, 2022, it was revealed that the boy band will appear on a new program called ‘Global Spin Live,’ where they will discuss their musical careers as well as their journey to becoming one of the most popular K-pop groups in the world today.

Following BTS, SEVENTEEN, and GFRIEND, ATEEZ becomes the fourth K-pop act to be invited to perform at the GRAMMY Museum.

ATEEZ made its debut back in 2018 under KQ Entertainment. with the EP Treasure EP.1: All to Zero. The group comprises eight members – Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho. Since they were rookies, the group has received a lot of attention thanks to their charisma and excellent performance skills. The group has grown in popularity and has received numerous awards, including the ‘Next Generation Award’ at the 2019 Golden Disc Awards and the have been named  ‘Worldwide Fans’ Choice’ at the 2019 and 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).


The group has also been dubbed 4th Generation Leaders by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. They are also the official global ambassador for Korean culture and tourism. As part of their ambassadorship, they took part in the “Overcome Together” relay challenge to promote healthier behaviors in order to avoid COVID-19, as well as being the 2020 ambassadors for the Talk Talk Korea Contest.

ATEEZ is quite successful in their home country, having topped the South Korean album charts several times, with their album ZERO: FEVER Part. 1 receiving their first platinum album on the Gaon Albums Chart.


Where it all began

After a company employee discovered a letter and sample mixtape from ATEEZ’s future leader, Kim Hongjoong, expressing his interest in becoming a trainee at KQ Entertainment due to his passion for Block B, a group also managed by the company, plans for a new boy group began. Hongjoong was the company’s first formal trainee, and he remained the lone trainee for six months until Yunho joined him. Seonghwa, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho would join them during the next year.

ATEEZ used to be known as KQ Fellaz before they made their debut. Hongjoong, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho competed on the survival reality show Mix Nine in late 2017, placing 42nd, 63rd, 72nd, and 43rd out of all male candidates, respectively.

Following that, KQ Entertainment teased a KQ Fellaz reality program with three teasers. The group’s official name was revealed in the second teaser, which was unveiled on July 3, 2018. On July 20, the show Code Name Is Ateez aired on Mnet.

Credits – KQ Entertainment

ATEEZ’S First Win

On January 3, 2019, ATEEZ revealed their first comeback EP, Treasure EP.2: Zero to One via a teaser photo on SNS. The EP was released, along with a music video for the lead single “Say My Name.”

On January 24, ATEEZ announced The Expedition Tour, which would take place in five American cities in March. The tour was later expanded to include a European leg in April.

In June they released their third EP, Treasure E P.3: One to All, with the lead single Wave. They ended up getting their first music show with the song.

As of March 2021, ATEEZ has released six Korean-language EPs, one full-length album, and three Japanese albums.

GRAMMY Museum Performance

‘Global Spin Live’ will take place on February 8, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in Los Angeles, and will include an interview and performance, as well as an audience Q&A session. Tickets for the first episode of the new show starring ATEEZ are presently on sale.