The “second BTS”, the new boy group of HYBE Labels Japan, &TEAM, confirmed to make their debut in December this year.
Japanese rookie boy group &TEAM captivated global fans with their warm and handsome appearance.
On September 3, HYBE announced that their rookie group &TEAM will make their Japan debut on December 7.
Currently &TEAM is receiving a lot of attention from netizens as the first global boy group to debut under the management of HYBE Labels Japan.
The members of &TEAM were selected from the global audition program ‘&AUDITION – The Howling’, which was broadcast on Nippon TV in Japan.
&TEAM consists of 9 members including K, Fuma, Nicholas, EJ, Yuma, Jo, Harua, Taki, and Maki.
Born in 2002 and is now 21 years old, EJ is the only Korean member of &TEAM.
All 9 members made a strong impression to netizens thanks to their warm and youthful appearance.
In their profile photo released by HYBE Labels Japan, the group’s members exude a luxurious and handsome aura in simple outfits of white blouses and black trousers.
“Like BTS sunbaenim…” &TEAM and their ambition to become a global artist
&TEAM has recently held a press conference in Japan to announce the group’s debut date. At the press conference, the members had time to share their feelings and goals that they want to achieve in the future.
Taki shared his wish for a close friendship between the group members, saying, “I want us to become a family where I can count on at all times.”
The members of &TEAM chose BTS, the senior group of their management company, as their role model.
Maki showed his strong determination by saying, “I want to become a world-class artist“, and Kei said, “I will work hard and try my best to be able to appear on the Billboard charts like BTS sunbaenim.“
At the time the “&AUDITION – The Howling” audition was broadcast, the stages featuring &TEAM members received a lot of love and they were later nicknamed ‘BTS’ younger brother’ by the audience of the show.