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Choi San

Choi San is a South Korean Singer. Choi San is popular as a band member of ATEEZ, a band under KQ Entertainment. He is also a vocalist and dancer in the group. He is popular for songs like “Wonderland”, “Hala Hala”, “Pirate King”, “Answer”, “Say My Name”, etc.

Early Life and Childhood

Choi San (최산) was born on July 10, 1999, in Namhae-gun, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. His age is currently 24 years old and his zodiac sign is Cancer. He also has the nickname Sanjook.

Further, he loves plushies/soft toys and even has a collection of these adorable toys. San even carries one particular plushie named Shiber.

Talking about his family, he has an older sister whose identity is not disclosed yet. Further, his dad owns a Taekwondo studio.

His father gave him his name “San” because he wanted San to be a comforting hill for some and others, an enormous mountain that they can’t dare to challenge, a truly grand mountain.

Other than this, there is not much information about his parents and other family details.

Likewise, when he was in high school, he used to play volleyball and was the libero. He is also learning Japanese and is very fluent in English with a good command of his pronunciation.

As mentioned in KQ Fellaz episode 13, his grandparents spent more time with him than his parents did.

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Caption: Choi San in a childhood photo with his mother. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Choi San is most probably single at present. He has not shared much information regarding this issue. Likewise, he has also not shared any social media posts that might indicate his current relationships or affairs.

As a K-pop star, Choi San’s relationship status is hidden well or he might be single at present as he needs to focus on his music and band ATEEZ.

Moreover, San has maintained a clean public profile away from rumors, scandals, and controversies that might hamper his professional career and personal life. Nevertheless, San is sure to attract many lovers in the future through his talent, humor, and charms.

Professional Life

Professionally, Choi San is a singer who gained fame as a member of the K-pop group ATEEZ. He is a vocalist in the group created by KQ Entertainment and his stage name is San.

Before their debut, ATEEZ was formerly called KQ Fellaz after their label KQ Entertainment. He was also part of a Mnet reality show called Operation ATEEZ.

The other members who debuted alongside him in the band ATEEZ on October 24, 2018, are Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho. Hongjoong is the leader of the group.

Before joining ATEEZ, he also auditioned for MIXNINE, but he didn’t pass that audition. KQ Entertainment released a YouTube series KQ Fellaz American Training before their debut. In his series, the members of ATEEZ traveled to Los Angeles, California to train.

Together, the members composed and choreographed a song. The band’s leader, Hongjoong, produced the song, and the band trained at the dance studios Movement Lifestyle and Millennium Dance Complex.

The group released its first performance video on May 18m 2018. Then for the finale of the YouTube series, KQ Fellaz released the song From on July 3, 2018. Some people also think he is the Main Dancer of the group because of his energetic dancing.

When Lia Kim saw the group’s pre-debut performance video, she said that San can do more than the extent of the man’s body and to this degree, his strength and flexibility can play a central role in the performance.

Lia Kim is a Korean dancer, choreographer, and trainer who is the chief choreographer of 1Million Dance Studio in Gangnam, Seoul.

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Caption: Choi San with his bandmates of ATEEZ. Source: Officially Kmusic

After Debut

On 2 October 2018, ATEEZ released a teaser photo announcing the group’s debut date through their official SNS account. The time and location of their debut were 24 October 2018 at Yes24 Livehall.

Then on 24 October 2018, the band released their debut EP titled Treasure EP.1: All to Zero.

Along with the album, the band also released music videos for the titles tracks Pirate King and Treasure. Their debut album reached #7 on the Gaon Albums Chart.

They had their debut showcase on the same day and their first music show performance was on the next day on Mnet’s M Countdown.

International Shows

The band has done several international and national shows since its debut in the year 2018. They announced their first-ever tour titled The Expedition Tour on 24 January 2019.

The March tour dates for this tour were in Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Los Angeles with all the dates sold out.

Then on 20 February 2019, the band announced more tour dates for Europe. For this tour, the April shows were scheduled in London, Lisbon, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan, Budapest, Stockholm, Warsaw, and Moscow.

Similarly, on 5 June 2019, ATEEZ announced its first tour of Australia. Its title was The Expedition Tour In Australia. The shows for this tour were scheduled in Melbourne on 9th August at Margaret Court Arena and Sydney on 11th August at The Big Top Sydney.

Then on 6th July of the same year, ATEEZ performed at KCON 2019 NY in New York City, USA. They also performed at KCON Rookies, a part of KCON LA, on 16th August. The next day, they performed at the KCON 2019 concert in Los Angeles.

Two days after performing at KCON LA, the band also performed at the KCON LA After Party. The very next day, on 20th August, ATEEZ received its first music award for the “Best Performance” Award at the Soribada Awards 2019.

Moreover, the band also performed at KCON Thailand on 29 September 2019; Spotify On Stage 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia on 4th October; Seoul Music Festival (SMUF) on 6th October.

Likewise, they have also performed at the Busan One Asia Festival on 20th October 20; Jindai Festa in Yokohama, Japan on 2nd November; Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019 in Nagoya, Japan on 4th December.

The band also received the “Worldwide Fan Choice Top 10” award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019 in Nagoya, Japan, where they were also performing. Likewise, ATEEZ was scheduled to begin its European tour in March 2020.

This tour included stops at Amsterdam, Madrid, and Moscow among others. However, their European tour dates were canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Caption: Choi San posing for a photo with ATEEZ’s official light stick. Source: Instagram

More Details

Talking about his favorite food, it is chocolate and meat, and his least favorite food is vegetables. His favorite snack is Oh Yes, and he also watches Mukbang a lot on YouTube. Likewise, his favorite singers are Dean, Zion T, and Justin Bieber.

San likes the song Party by Sik-k and Crush and he listened to it a lot! Further, his fans even think that he looks like NCT’s Ten.

He can also imitate some people like BOLBAGGAN4 and Naul. The singer is good at whistling and even has a lot of other skills as per the band members. He loves reading thriller and mystery novels watching TV and playing games with the other members.

Further, according to Seonghwa, he is like the comedian of the group when they are in private and is also popular as the mood maker of the group. Fans also know him as the “Fake Maknae” (fake youngest member) of the group and he is roommates with his band member Yunho.

Choi San – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Choi San doesn’t seem to have any personal accounts. However, he frequently features on ATEEZ’s official accounts. ATEEZ’s official Instagram account boasts 847 post shares and 2.5 million followers on its @ateez_official_ account.

Similarly, ATEEZ created its official Twitter account in October 2017 and so far has 1.2 million followers.

The band also has its own YouTube channel. They created it on June 26, 2018, which was even before their official debut. This channel has 75,980,619 views and 1.24 million subscribers.

Similarly, the band created its official Facebook page on October 26, 2017, and has over 273k people following them.

Choi San – Body Measurements

Choi San stands tall at a height of 1.73 meters or 5 feet 9 inches. Likewise, his blood type is B-positive. Other than this, there is no information about his body measurements like weight, chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc.

Likewise, the singers’ eye color and hair color are both dark brown. He has also dyed his hair in several colors including blonde, green, purple (his favorite color), and red.

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Caption: Choi San in a past and present photo comparison. Source: Instagram