Have you been listening to TXTs songs from the Billboard charts or the radio? Confused because they’re everywhere on the charts, but you somehow missed their debut?
Or better yet! Have you always hated math and don’t know what the ‘X’ in Tomorrow X Together means?
Wait, isn’t it supposed to be TXT? Want to know when did TXT debut? Who are the members and other trivia?
Read on! Well, I have the answers to all you want to know.
What is Tomorrow X Together?
Tomorrow X Together is a K-Pop boy band under Big Hit Music and consists of five members. Since their debut, the group has been climbing up the charts and established itself as one of the most promising K-Pop groups in the music industry.
The name of the group ‘Tomorrow X Together’ is read as “Tomorrow by Together.” The group’s name is often unofficially abbreviated as TXT.
The group has often expressed their preference to be called by their full name instead of the acronym TXT. Apart from their unique name and concept, Tomorrow X Together is also known for the title of their songs.
Their song titles are unusually long when read in the Korean language and are shortened in English for convenience.
The South Korean K-Pop group is often referred to as the “Super Rookie’. They made records at their debut, earned several New Artist Awards, and are still going on strong as ever.
Tomorrow X Together and MOA: The Group’s Fan Club
The name, Tomorrow X Together, refers to the different personalities of the five members. They have different talents, different dreams, and different interests. But, to build a better future, a better tomorrow, they have come together to tackle the world.
They introduce themselves through the following phrase – “One Dream! Hello, We are Tomorrow X Together!” The group’s introduction also refers to their goal of having a common dream.
MOA is the name of the group’s fandom. On August 22, 2019, Big Hit announced it as the official fandom name after the former name ‘Young One’ clashed with another fandom’s name.
The acronym MOA stands for ‘Moments of Alwaysness’. Like the group’s name, the name of their fandom also refers to the togetherness of the artist and fan; that they will support and appreciate each other forever.
When did TXT Debut: Exact Date
The five-member boy group debuted on March 4, 2019. The members of the group are – Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Hueningkai.
Talks and plans about the group being formed have been going around since 2017. It was then formally announced by the founder of Big Hit Entertainment (now Big Hit Music under HYBE), Bang Si-hyuk, that they will be launching a new boy group for the first time in six years.
In November 2018, the group was finally revealed to be set to debut in early 2019. Introduction videos of the members were revealed separately, starting from January 10, 2019.
Many websites on the internet claim that TXT disbanded in 2014. That’s simple logic, guys! And honestly, if you’ve read the facts written above, you’ll know that the claim of their disbandment is absurd.
We at Icy Tales value true information based on facts and let me tell you that TXT is just about three years into their debut and could not have disbanded in 2014.
TXT Members’ Profile
The multi-talented members do not have any fixed position in the group, except that Soobin fulfils the role of the leader.
The members do not have special stage names and use their real names as artists.
Yeonjun was born on September 13, 1999. He was the first member to be introduced through the introductory video and the eldest member of the group. Born in Seoul, Yeonjun is a rapper, singer, and dancer.
With a height of 181.5 cm, he is the third tallest in TXT. He has trained the longest among the five members of TXT and is known for his impeccable dancing skills and fluent English.
Born on December 5 2000, Soobin is the leader of the group. Despite not being the eldest in the group, he has proved his leadership qualities. The other members often praise him for his compassionate personality and leadership skills.
Soobin was born in Ansan, South Korea, and was the second member introduced as a part of the group. His height is 185 cm, as mentioned on BigHit music’s website, making him the tallest in the group.
Born on March 13 2001, Beomgyu is 180 cm tall, subsequently the fourth tallest member. He was born in Daegu, South Korea, and is often the intro fairy in TXT’s music videos.
He was the fifth and last member to be introduced by Big Hit and also had the shortest training period among all the members.
Taehyun was born on February 5 2002, and is 177 cm tall. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, and is the shortest member of the group and the second youngest.
He is one of the most laidback members with a calm personality. He was the fourth member in TXT to be revealed through the introductory film.
Born on August 14 2002, Hueningkai is the youngest in TXT. As a result, others often coddled him for being the youngest member or maknae. He has a height of 183 cm and is the second tallest in TXT.
The third member to be revealed, Hueningkai, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is half Korean and half German. Like Yeonjun, he is also fluent in English, apart from Mandarin, Korean and Portuguese.
TXT’s Debut Album – The Dream Chapter: Star
TXT debuted with a mini-album on March 4, 2019. The debut album titled The Dream Chapter: Star was the highest-charting debut album, and they became the fastest K-pop group to top the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.
TXT also debuted at the top of Billboard Emerging Artists, the second-fastest K-Pop group to do so. Their debut mini-album topped the Billboard World Albums Chart and entered the Billboard 200. 140.
The Dream Chapter: Star depicts the youthful boys chasing the stars, the stars being their childhood dreams. This mini-album was the first of The Dream Chapter Series, with three albums.
Their debut title track, ‘Crown’ earned them their first Korean music show win and its music video accolated a whopping 15.1 million views in the first 24 hours. It broke previous debut records for male K-Pop music videos.
TXT further released two music videos for Cat and Dog’s original Korean and English versions. Later, a special music video was revealed for ‘Nap of a Star’.
TMnet presented tXTs debut celebration show and. They held their debut showcase on March 5, 2019.
It took place at YES 24 Live Hall, after which the group had a showcase tour in The U.S., from May 9 to May 24.
Further Albums, Japanese Debut, and More…
TXT released their first full-length album titled ‘The Dream Chapter: Magic’ on October 21, 2019. This was the album that came into fruition after a lot of effort from the members, as the music video filming and production had to be pushed back several times due to their ill-health.
The album’s lead single ‘9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)’ was inspired by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where moments with friends are fearful sceptical but exciting and adventurous at the same time.
The group’s debut Japanese single ‘Magic Hour’ was released on January 15, 2020.
Their second mini-album, The Dream Chapter: Eternity, was released on May 18, with ‘Can’t You See Me?’ as the title track. The Japanese version of the opening track ‘Drama’ was their second Japanese single. It was their first album to top the Oricon Albums Chart.
TXT’s third mini-album, MiniSode1: Blue Hour, was released on October 26, 2020, and was their best entry yet on the Billboard 200 at no. 25.
They released a Japanese studio album on January 20, 2021. It was titled ‘Still Dreaming’ and topped the Oricon Album Chart.
They also released The Chaos Chapter: Freeze, their 2nd full-length album, on May 31. It was a start of a new era, a new concept based on feelings of insignificance and emptiness. It also marked the release of the group’s first English single on June 11, titled ‘Magic’.
The Chaos Chapter: Freeze was followed by a Repackage album, ‘The Chaos Chapter: Fight or Escape’. It was released on August 17, 2021.
TXT: The Leaders of K-pop’s 4th Generation
Coming from Big Hit music, TXT has been under the spotlight for their talents and uniqueness and due to their agency – Big Hit Music (formerly Big Hit Entertainment), the home to the world’s most popular K-pop group Bangtan Sonyeondan aka BTS.
The five boys have always been under a lot of pressure to live up to the hype, make their seniors proud, and establish that the success of BTS was not just a stroke of luck for Big Hit.
Despite everything, TXT has established their place as K-Pop’s ‘It’ Band of 2021 and continue to do so.
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