[MHN Roh Pooluen] Ateez will officially represent South Korean culture overseas this year as the face of K-pop, following BTS, EXO, and WINNER from 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively.
As the first part, Ateez appeared in two public video clips, including a piece that rallies support for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rising boy band debuted in July of 2018. The first album 'TREASURE EP.1: All To Zero' entered 'Billboard World Album Chart' on the first week of debut, and successive albums has topped charts such as 'Twitter Worldwide Trend Chart' and 'Hanteo Global Chart'.
The first full-length album 'TREASURE EP,FIN: All To Action' released in October of 2019, topped 'Gaon Album Chart' and 'Hanteo Global Chart', and the title song 'WONDERLAND''s music video reached 40 million views in two months.
In recognition of their good scores, Ateez received awards in '2019 MTV EMA Best Korean Act', 'MAMA Worldwide Fan's Choice', and '34rd Golden Disk Awards Next Generation'.
'TREASURE EPILOGUE: Action To Answer' released in January entered Twitter Worldwide Trend Chart as #2 and topped #! on Trend Charts in ten nations, topped iTunes Album Chart as #! in 36 nations.
The popularity of the group is also proven by ticket power. The first world tour 'ATEEZ - The Expedition Tour', five months after debut, was sold out. The next world tour 'ATEEZ World Tour The Fellowship: Map The Treasure' started from Seoul in February, confirmed to take place in 15 cities including America and Europe, drawing over 100,000 audiences in the shortest time as a K-pop group.
Meanwhile, Ateez accepted partnership proposal of RCA Records in America.
Boy band Ateez, the new face of K-pop, following BTS and EXO