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Who is Song Min-gi?
Song Min-gi was born in Incheon, South Korea, on 9 August 1999 – his zodiac sign is Leo and his nationality is South Korean. Song is known for his singing and rapping, and is currently a member of the eight-boy band ATEEZ.
Song’s childhood and education
Song was raised in Incheon alongside his older brother by their father who was a singer in his youth, and their mother who is a pharmacist. Song believes his personality is nearly the same as his father’s, but has inherited his mother’s looks.
He became interested in music while attending elementary school, and later went on to study at a high school of performing arts, where he joined his first band and sang in several plays performed at the school.
Song also enjoyed playing sports, but was a bit of a loner too, as he apparently spent most of his free time either daydreaming or sleeping. Upon matriculation in 2017, he enrolled at the Joy Dance and Plug in Music Academy, Incheon together with another member of the ATEEZ band, but they were sent to their schools in different cities.
Singing career and being a member of the ATEEZ band
Song launched his career when he became a singing trainee at Maroo Entertainment, and then went on to join KQ Entertainment, which launched the band ATEEZ on 24 October 2018 when they performed for the first time, and released their debut extended play “Treasure EP.1: All to Zero”.
The band which was supposed to be made-up of nine boys, but eventually counted eight as one of the trainees, Lee Junyoung was let go. The band members today are Song, Honhjoong, Yunho, Wooyoung, Seonghwa, Yeosang, San and Jongho.
The boys started off as a band called KQ Fellaz, and KQ Entertainment uploaded videos featuring them while practicing their singing in Los Angeles, California. The first video of them performing was released on 18 May, and on 26 June 2018, it was announced that the boys would be entering the reality TV show “Code Name is ATEEZ”, which was actually only an announcement that the boys were becoming an official band called ATEEZ.
There were two music videos for their first EP – “Treasure” and “Pirate King” – while the EP reached seventh place on the Gaon Albums Chart.
They worked on their second EP – “Treasure EP.2: Zero to One” – until 15 January 2019 when it was released, and the song “Say My Name” was chosen as the EP’s lead single. A week later, the boys announced that they would be touring around the US, visiting some of the biggest and most popular cities there such as Chicago and Los Angeles – all tickets were sold out within days. On 20 February, ATEEZ announced that they would tour Europe, performing in cities such as Amsterdam, Stockholm and Warsaw, and once again all tickets were sold out.
Following the release of their music video “Promise” on 9 May, the boys were invited to perform at KCON 2019 Japan, and on 5 June their Australian tour was announced on KQ Entertainment’s official website. Five days later, they released “Treasure EP.3: One to All” with its lead single “Wave”, and in July, ATEEZ performed at KCON 2019 NY as well as at KCON Rookies and KCON Los Angeles. Their debut full-length album came out on 8 October 2019 entitled “Treasure EP.Fin: All to Action”, followed by their performance at Busan One Asia Festival 10 days later.
The rest of 2019 saw the boys perform at Mnet Asian Music Awards in Nagoya, Japan and Jindai Festa in Yokohama, Japan, while they also released their first EP in the Japanese language -“Treasure EP.Extra: Shift the Map”.
On 6 January 2020, ATEEZ’s fourth extended play “Treasure Epilogue: Action to Answer” came out as the final piece of their series “Treasure”, and they announced in March 2020 that they were touring Europe again, but the tour was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATEEZ won four awards in 2019 – a Performance Award at Soribada Best K-Music, a Worldwide Fans’ Choice Award at Mnet Asian Music, a Best Korean Act at MTV EMA Awards and a Next Generation Award at Golden Disc Awards.
Love life and girlfriend
Song doesn’t appear to have a girlfriend, as it is against the rules that KQ Entertainment has set for its rookie artists, but Song has talked about how he would only date a pretty and passionate girl, who is caring and likes to play sports and watch animes. When asked on Seonghwall about how he would behave if he and his girlfriend met her ex at a public place and he started being rude to her, he stated how he would protect his girl no matter what it takes, because she is what matters to him the most.
It is widely believed that Song hasn’t had a girlfriend yet, but there are also rumors that he was dating his high school sweetheart for over a year before they moved to different cities, and decided not to work on a long-distance relationship.
Song’s hobbies and interests
Song enjoys attending competitions, and passed the audition to compete in the show “MIXNINE”, ranking 23rd on their showcase “Just Dance”, but was 62nd by the end of the show. He likes to listen to other K-pop performers, and two of his favorites are Jay Park and Rain who were also competing in “MIXNINE”, and he is also keen on listening to American pop and rap artists – Drake is his favorite singer.
Summer is his favorite season, and he’s a huge fan of hot springs and saunas, and enjoys going to the beach and sun tanning.
Song’s favorite snack is nacho chips, while his favorite food is chicken prepared in any way possible. He likes animals with dogs being his favorite, but is scared of bugs, and whenever he sees one, he asks one of his band members to somehow get rid of it. His band members have described Song as the most cowardly member.
Net worth and looks
Song is 20 years old. His hair is brown but he dyes parts of it blue, and he has brown eyes. His height is 6ft (1.83m). ATEEZ’s net worth is estimated at around $490,000 as of July 2020, which makes Song’s part around $60,000.