The pressure and expectations that people place when your predecessors has been one of the biggest success stories can be a daunting thought. However, K-pop boy group TXT has been taken under BTS’ wing and bring their own unique charisma, and energy to the industry.
Signed under Big Hit Entertainment – what once was a small entertainment company in South Korea and is now worth 50.2 billion KRW ($44.41 million US) in 2018 – TXT’s debut has been long awaited. TXT, which stands for TOMORROW X TOGETHER, is the first boy group to debut under Big Hit Entertainment in 6 years. The previous boy group was the insanely successful group, BTS, which debuted in 2013.
TXT consists of 5 members – Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai.
The group debuted on March 4, 2019 with their first EP entitled The Dream Chapter: Star and the title track ‘Crown’. The song was an instant success as it accumulated 15.5 million views within its first 24 hours – the second highest amount of views for any K-pop groups debut. They also managed to top the iTunes Top Album chart in 44 territories.
TXT’s debut was also celebrated as they had a TV special titled TOMORROW X TOGETHER Debut Celebration Showcase which was presented by Mnet. The special aired the same day as their debut. This allowed fans to be taken behind the scenes, see the group perform, and get to know the new group’s personalities better.
They received their first music show win on March 12, 2019, only 8 days after their debut, for their song ‘Crown’ on SBS’ The Show. This accomplishment made TXT the second fastest group to achieve their first music show win.
It wasn’t long after that TXT had their first comeback. They released the music video for their song ‘Cat & Dog’ from their first EP on May 3, 2019. The group also released an English version of the song as well!
Now that you’re caught up with all things TXT, it’s time to meet the members!
Born Choi Soo Bin on December 5, 2000 in the district of Sangnok-gu in Ansan, Gyenggi-do, South Korea. Soobin is leader of TXT, and one of the lead vocalists within in the group. Each member of TXT is represented by both an animal and flower – Soobin’s representative animal is the praying mantis and his representative flower is anemone. He is also the tallest known idol under Big Hit, standing at 6 feet tall!
Yeonjun – birth name Choi Yeon Jun – was born September 13, 1999 in the district of Bundang-gu in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He is the oldest member of TXT. Yeonjun is positioned as the main rappers, and dancers within the group. The pupae and the tulip are his representative animal and flower, respectively. Yeonjun during his trainee days was a backup dancer for BTS. He was also the first member of TXT to be revealed by Big Hit.
Beomgyu, born Choi Beom Gyu, on March 13, 2001 in Daegu, South Korea he was the last member of TXT to be revealed by Big Hit. He is one of the main vocalists and dancers of the group. His representative animal is the butterfly and his representative flower is the poppy. Beomgyu is also fluent in English and can play the guitar.
Born as Kang Tae Hyun on February 5, 2002 in the district of Gangnam in Seoul, South Korea. Taehyun is one of the group’s main vocalists. He is represented by the caique parrot and daffodil. He is also one of the members that is fluent in English as he learned through watching educational videos when he was a kid.
Huening Kai (휴닝카이)
Huening Kai’s birth name is Kai Kamal Huening, and he was born on August, 14 2002 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the youngest member of TXT and one of the lead vocalists within the group. His representative animal is the leopard gecko and his representative flower is the Icelandic poppy. Huening Kai is also half Korean (mother) and half German (father) – this makes him the first idol under Big Hit not born in Korea and not of full Korean descent. He is also multilingual as he is fluent in Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, and English!
TXT’s first EP The Dream Chapter: Star is out now!
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