Gone are the days when Korean Pop music was restricted to Korea and its neighboring countries with similar languages. Although today, their fan bases reached farther than just the nearby countries, it was usually harder for the non-Korean speaking fan base to understand whatever they were saying without an extra effort at translation. However, all that is gradually changing now as some of the most popular K-pop groups are slowly expanding their horizons into the world of the anglophones, hence, making a niche for themselves in the global market outside Asia and right at the forefront of this, is the TXT boy band. In this article, we discuss TXT members’ profiles as well as facts and everything you need to know about the group.
Meanwhile, for context, TXT (Tomorrow X Together) can be transliterated as 투모로우바이투게더 in Hangul which means Tomorrow by Together in English. The 5-member band was formed by Big Hit Entertainment, which like its name, is one of the biggest entertainment companies in South Korea. In addition to TXT, the company also manages popular South Korean solo artist, Lee Hyun, as well as one of the top K-Pop idol groups, BTS.
TXT made its debut in March 2019 with The Dream Chapter: Star, an album that made it to No. 1 on both the US Billboard of World Albums and South Korean Gaon Albums charts, and reached No. 3 on the Japanese Albums Oricon chart, among other accolades. To learn about TXT’s member’s profiles and more, keep reading.
TXT Members Profile
The group is made up of five members, including Huening Kai, Beomgyu, Soobin, Taehyun, and Yeonjun.
1. Huening Kai
Born Kai Kamal Huening in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 14, 2002, Huening holds dual Korean and American nationalities. He is of Korean, German, Polish and Scottish ancestry and he speaks Mandarin, English, Portuguese and Korean. He attended Yongmun Middle School and had his high school education in Lila Art High school, both in South Korea, but he is still considered the first foreigner to start under Big Hit Ent.
Huening Kai was revealed as one of the five members of TXT on January 15, 2019. A vocalist and a rapper who plays the guitar, piano, flute, and drums, he is the youngest in the group.
Choi Beom Gyu was born on March 13, 2001, in Daegu, South Korea. Beomgyu was revealed on January 20, 2019, after training with Big Hit for 3 years. He is also a vocalist as well as a center, a visual and a dancer in the group. He plays the guitar and owns a studio. He currently attends Hanlim Multi-Arts School, Seoul, and his grades are often top of his class.
Born on February 5, 2002, as Kang Tae Hyun, Taehyun, who also goes by the English name, Terry, is from Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea. He was revealed as a vocalist for the group on January 17, 2019. He also attends Hanlim Arts School and he enjoys photography, football, and swimming. Taehyun has featured in some commercials in South Korea.
Yeonjun functions in TXT as a vocalist, rapper, and dancer. Born on September 13, 1999, Yeonjun is the oldest member of TXT. He was born Choi Yeon Jun but he also goes by Daniel Choi. The Bundang-gu, South Korean indigene was unveiled on January 10, 2019, as the first member of the group. He used to be a backup dancer in BTS Vs Singularity live performances and was in training for five years.
The last but not least member of the group, Choi Soo Bin is from Sangnok-gu, Ansan, South Korea. Soobin is the leader of the group and like Yeonjun, he is a rapper, dancer, and vocalist also. He was born on born Dec 5, 2000, and was unveiled as a group member/leader on January 13, 2019. He enjoys reading and he used to dance with one of 14U’s members, Gyeongtae.
Facts And Everything You Need To Know About The Group
1. Every member of the group speaks fluent English.
2. Their debut album holds the record for the highest-charting male K-pop group debut album.
3. Each member has a Spotify code name of TXT: [insert stage name].
4. Their debut single titled Crown has a higher number of views than any other male K-Pop group in 24 hours.
5. Since they broke out, they have been nominated for at least 10 awards and have won several.
6. The release of their second album, The Dream Chapter: Magic was postponed from August to October because Soobin infected Huening Kai and Taehyun with infectious Conjunctivitis and Yeonjun had back pain.
7. TXT is the first to own an official fan base website in Korean, Japanese, and English, among other Big Hit Entertainment groups.