After Kim Hongjoong sent a letter and sample mixtape to KQ Entertainment with dreams of becoming a trainee, plans to form ATEEZ were underway. ATEEZ released their debut EP, Treasure EP.1: All to Zero, in 2018 and peaked at No. 7 on the weekly Gaon Albums Chart. They reached No. 1 with their 2019 album Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action and stayed on top of the charts with each following release. Often dubbed “Global Performance Idols”, these edgy K-pop stars mix dark hip-hop and electronic sounds with dance-energy pop to light up the stage.