On October 24, 2018, KQ Entertainment debuted a promising new boy group with eight talented members eager to make an impact in the K-Pop industry.
ATEEZ in “Pirate King” | KQ Entertainment
With a unique pirate concept and the impressive debut song “Pirate King”, ATEEZ may have started as a small, relatively unknown artist from an equally small and unknown label. But now, five years later, they have become one of the most successful boy groups of the fourth generation of K-Pop despite their humble beginnings.
They’ve shown an enormous amount of growth over this last half-decade, surpassing the million album sales mark with two of their recent albums — The World EP.1: MOVEMENT and The World EP.2: OUTLAW — which is virtually unheard of for non-“Big Four” K-Pop boy groups.
They’ve won numerous awards — including 18 music show awards — are the most-winning K-Pop group on Immortal Songs, and have received praise and admiration from some of the biggest legends in Korean entertainment such as PSY, Kim Jong Kook, and Lia Kim.
ATEEZ with Kim Jong Kook for “Black Cat Nero” | KQ Entertainment
They’ve also proven their popularity on an international scale, going on multiple successful world tours!
And now, on October 24, 2023 KST, fans are celebrating ATEEZ’s five years together since they first debuted!
— ATEEZ(에이티즈) (@ATEEZofficial) October 23, 2023
Not only are fans appreciative and love ATEEZ for their incredible discography, but for who they are as individuals too. Each of the members has been nothing but humble, kind, and loving towards their fans and non-fans alike, making them people worth looking up to and admiring.
— lika ATEEZ 5 YEARS ࿔ (@H0NGLOVER) October 23, 2023
Happy anniversary, ATEEZ thank you for changing our lives, and making the world a better place one amazing song, dance, & chaotic video at a time 🫂 https://t.co/7qpbXe2jN1
— Bri & Tori (@NewChReactions) October 23, 2023
Crazy how it’s been 5 years, they were the first kpop group I truly stanned, came across treasure on my YouTube recommended the day it came out and I just felt something different from them. They were then the first kpop artists I saw live and they blew me away. https://t.co/baSS9J1gSv
— Highest Mountain︎Halazia⁸ ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ (@Sanity2410) October 23, 2023
happy 5th anniversary, my dearest eight! thank you so much for coming into my life when i needed you the most. looking forward to our wonderful voyage together for many more years to come! tons of love.
— nini | ATEEZ DAY (@jwyglory) October 23, 2023
Cannot believe it’s been 5 years! I am so thankful to these 8 men who make me happy every day. Hope we are able to celebrate many more anniversaries together! https://t.co/oEYg4bsXMt
— Sonya (@HOBI_IS_MY_ULT) October 23, 2023
Some fans are having a hard time believing it’s already been five years since ATEEZ first debuted! But overall, there’s just a lot of love and gratitude being shared for the K-Pop group online today for their anniversary.
Here’s to another five years, and many more, with this one-of-a-kind K-Pop group and wonderful group of artists!
Can you believe it’s been half a decade?