Everyone was surprised by Big Hit, BTS’ label, announced that they will debut a new boy band back in November 2018. After months of waiting, fans could finally meet the new K-Pop group in February, when their names and photos were revealed.
With BTS big success the last years, many people think that the new boyband will be winning all the Rookie of the Year awards at the Korean Music award ceremonies.
If you are familiar with K-Pop and you are up to date with new K-Pop artists, you may have heard of TXT before. But if you are new to this, you will get to know one of the newest kpop bands that debuted early this year in March 2019.
What does TXT mean?
TXT stands for Tomorrow x Together (the x is said ‘by’), which means that “when you and I gather with one dream, we can create tomorrow together”, as Yeonjun said during one of their album’s promotions. The group’s name in Hangul, the Korean alphabet, is 투모로우바이투게더.
If you are new to K-Pop, Hangul will seem to you very difficult and complicated, but once you get more into Korean music and its culture, you will begin to recognize some symbols and how they are pronounced.
The members – Who is TXT?
Tomorrow x Together is formed by five talented young men, who are around 15 and 20 years old. Their perfect synchronization amazed everyone, because they are rookie artists and this level of synchronization is expected from senior performers. But this is what it was expected from the BTS’ junior band. As many fans assume, Big Hit Entertainment, TXT and BTS’ label, must have trained these kids for a long time before their official debut.
The day of their debut, fans could get to learn more about the boys through the MNet special show: TXT DEBUT CELEBRATION SHOW.
Next, we will learn more about each member individually.
Choi Soobin (최수빈), or better known as Soobin, his stage name, is the leader of the band, and the tallest member of the group, with 6ft 1 (185cm). He’s 19 years old and guess what? He’s a BTS fan and his bias is Jin. Another fun fact: he likes bread, rice cake and snacks.
According to the other members, Soobin is a great leader, who helps them and accompanies them through all this adventure.
Choi Yeonjun (최연준) is the oldest member at the age of 20 and he is a boy with many talents, but he specially likes rapping.
He described himself as the best in everything and was very competitive when they were trainees, but Yeonjun doesn’t seem egocentric at all, and as his band mates said, he takes care of them all, as their hyung (older brother).
Even though he is the oldest, the younger members say he is cute and adorable.
Choi Beomgyu (최범규) was born in March 13th, 2001, and almost 10 days after his debut in TXT, he got to celebrate his birthday with their fans.
When the other members of TXT met him, he seems like a quiet and shy boy. However, that didn’t last long and once they got closer, he was actually very talkative and energetic. Beomgyu always irradiates a lot of positive energy, as the other boys said, which is very important for them to stay motivated and work hard.
His secret talent is playing the guitar and in the introduction video, he shows his cuteness and charms by doing aegyo, which is showing a lot of cuteness by doing different gestures, like heart fingers, or speaking cute.
Kang Taehyun (강태현) is one the two youngest members of the group. He is 17 years old but the other boys said he is very mature and can learn a lot from him despite being younger than them.
Besides being very mature, logical, he is also full of passion and he couldn’t wait for their debut. As he said, “I am so grateful to those who support me, and I want to reward them with a wonderful stage, so I have a more complete obsession with the stage.”
His nickname is cutie and what the members like the most about him are his good sayings, inspiring his band mates with new quotes every day.
Huening Kai’s Korean name is Jung Kai (정카이), but he is also known as Kai Kamal Huening, his birth name. He has different names because he is half Korean and he was born in Hawaii.
His greatest attribute for him is his music skills, specially playing the piano. He wants to become an artist that touches his fans’ hearts, so he has been preparing to be a singer from a young age.
The Dream Chapter: Star
TXT broke into the music industry with their first mini album The Dream Chapter: Star. It consists of 5 songs and each has their unique charm. Their title track is 어느날 머리에서 뿔이 자랐다 (Crown) [There’s a horn rising on my head] and the music video was released the same day of their debut.
This song’s story is about a boy who was just like the others, until something changes in his body and a pair of horns grew in his head. He starts to feel lonely, until he meets another boy who is also different and then they embrace together their differences. The other boy, who has wings, helps the boy to love himself and accept himself for who he is.
Now, TXT have some showcases coming up in the USA, where they will meet their international fans for the first time. Moreover, they have also released a new music video for their song Cat & Dog today. Check the video here:
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