Welcome to my less-than-600-word brief introduction to the K-Pop group A.C.E! They’re probably my favourite group (although I’m bad at picking favourites) and with their new comeback just last week I thought this would be the perfect time to do this post! As I previously mentioned, it’s only 600 words, although I’ve included some suggestions of videos to watch if you’re interested, so please enjoy! The group only debuted last year and come from a super small company so they’re very underrated at the moment, but their popularity is growing!
- their debut single
- hardstyle EDM based genre.
- talks about how the members have survived hard times as trainees
- their first comeback
- also hardstyle EDM based genre, but more variety than CACTUS
- talks about being ready for whatever the world throws at them
- digital release, for the fans
- a ballad-type genre (note: this song does not include Chan)
- talks about how it’s okay to be sad and things will be okay in the end
- they also have live performances of a version including Chan
A.C.E Adventures in Wonderland
- a repackaged mini album including all three previous songs and three new ones
- title track is Take Me Higher
- a more chill genre, very summery feel
- talks about having a sense of new excitement
- the album also includes songs with a more R&B type feel as well.
NOTE: Take Me Higher and the other new songs do not include Chan as he is currently promoting with the group UNB*. This is only temporary and he’ll be back soon!
real name: Park Junhee
leader, lead vocalist, dancer
fun fact: chokes his members often
personality: easily flustered
real name: Lee Donghun
fun fact: he couldn’t dance when he joined the group
personality: extremely savage
real name: Kim Sehyoon
main rapper, main dancer, vocalist
fun fact: is often called King WOW
personality: less shy than he used to be!
Kim Byeongkwan (formerly: Jason)
real name: Kim Byeongkwan
main dancer, vocalist, rapper
fun fact: has a lack of pigmentation in his body
personality: has a good sense of humour
real name: Kang Yuchan
born 1997 (maknae)
fun fact: he’s the only member who can do aegyo and is Donghun’s favourite
personality: adorable off camera, but deadly on camera
OTHER RANDOM STUFF
ABOUT THE GROUP
Their fans are called Choice. The group is very active on Instagram and Twitter and post a lot on their YouTube channel as well. They also post very often on their VLive as well! They also definitely read everyone’s comments, especially Byeongkwan.
A.C.E come from a super small company called Beat Interactive. It has a female CEO who recruited the members from other entertainment agencies such as JYP Entertainment to form the group. Choice love the company about as much as they love the group and they’re really good at listening to the fans. For example, changing album designs and thumbnails when fans suggested it.
The company requires the boys to read and learn about important social issues as well. They are known for breaking gender stereotypes, including wearing nail polish and crop tops! They are also on the radio show Idol Class where they are learning english.
The boys are known for their incredible dancing and vocals, which were first made known to the public before their debut through cover videos and buskings which you can find on their YouTube channel. This was further shown through the group’s success on various survival shows such as The Unit (with Jun getting 21st place and Chan getting 9th place) and MIXNINE (with WOW getting 11th place, Donghun getting 8th place and Byeongkwan getting 4th place). The group is also known for always singing live!
SOME OF THE BEST VIDEOS TO WATCH
THE BEST GUIDE TO A.C.E I’VE FOUND:
AMAZING DANCING AND LIVE VOCALS:
REACTIONS WHICH PERFECTLY SHOW THEIR PERSONALITIES:
BASICALLY OFFICIAL CRACK (THIS IS A SUBTITLED VERSION):
THE CUTE, SLEEPY, SOFT SIDES (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES):
SPECIAL ENGLISH VERSION OF CACTUS:
So had you heard of A.C.E before this? What do you think of them and who is your bias? Mine changes all the time.
If you are new to K-Pop you might also want to check out my introductory post here.