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&TEAM Members Profile & Facts

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&TEAM is a multi-national 9-member boy group under HYBE Labels Japan. The group members consist of K, Fuma, Nicholas, EJ, Yuma, Jo, Harua, Taki and Maki. They debuted on December 7th, 2022 with the mini album “First Howling : ME“.

&TEAM Profile

Debut December 7th, 2022
Active Years 2022–present
&TEAM Members K, Fuma, Nicholas, EJ, Yuma, Jo, Harua, Taki and Maki
Genre J-pop, K-pop
Status Active
Label HYBE Labels Japan
Oldest Member K
Youngest Member Maki
Former Member N/A
Fandom Name LUNÉ (르네)

&TEAM Facts:

– The group &Team was formed with the concept of “9 diverse members forming a team and connecting diverse worlds.” Their goal is to evolve as a group while moving forward towards the future.
K, Nicholas, EJ, and Taki participated in the South Korean survival show I-Land in 2020, which produced the boy group ENHYPEN.
– K, Nicholas, EJ, and Taki were confirmed as members of &Team, with additional members selected through the &Audition – The Howling – program. The final nine members were revealed in September.
– They released their debut extended play (EP), “First Howling: Me,” on December 7, 2022.
– They also started a self-variety show, “&Team学園,” showcasing their debut preparations in South Korea and Japan.
– In March 2023, they announced their first Japanese fanmeeting tour and the release of an official soundtrack for their original story “Dark Moon: The Grey City.”
– In November 2023, &Team released their first full-length album, “First Howling: Now,” which achieved top rankings on both the Billboard Japan Hot Albums and the Oricon Albums Chart in Japan.
– They are set to embark on a concert tour in 2024 titled “FIRST PAW PRINT,” taking place in seven Japanese cities and one South Korean city from January 21 to March 3.
– On April 26, 2021, K and EJ made cameo appearances in the music video for “Drunk-Dazed” by their labelmates and senior group ENHYPEN.

Endorsement

– On April 10, 2023, the skincare brand Torriden announced that they had chosen &TEAM as their advertising model in Japan.

Major Work

– Their most popular songs include; War Cry, Under the Skin, and FIREWORK.

Awards

– They have won the Best Choice Award, Best Emotive Award – Music, and Best 5 New Artists Award.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Youtube: &TEAM
Twitter: andTEAM_members
Instagram: andteam_official
TikTok: @andteam_official
Weverse: &TEAM

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

&TEAM Members Profile

1. K

K &TEAM
K
Stage Name K (케이)
Birth Name Koga Yudai (古賀祐大)
Position Leader
Birthday October 21, 1997
Active Years 2020–present
Age 26 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Libra
Height 186.5 cm (6’1” 1/2)
Weight N/A
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type A
MBTI ESFP 

K Facts:

– He used to watch HOSHI from SEVENTEEN and Jimin from BTS all the time as a trainee. (Weverse Magazine)
– He likes BTS Jimin’s solo song ‘Filter’. (Teen Vogue)
– In the first episode of I-Land, he performed “Danger” by Taemin.
– He learned how to dance from a crew called WE DEM BOYZ.
– He would look for another place if there is a long queue in a restaurant. (ELLE Korea)
– He bought an espresso machine from the money he won on Idol’s Physical Race.
– His favourite song is The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming”. (&TEAM)
– He and NCT’s Shotaro went to the same dance academy.
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2. Fuma

Fuma &TEAM
Fuma
Stage Name Fuma (후마)
Birth Name Murata Fuma (村田風雅)
Position Sub-Leader
Birthday June 29, 1998
Active Years 2018–present
Age 25 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Height 183 cm (6’0”)
Weight N/A
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type B
MBTI INTJ

Fuma Facts:

– His favourite song is SHINee’s “An Encore”. (&TEAM)
Taemin from SHINee is his role model.
– He enjoys playing Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. (Teen Vogue)
– Fuma is good friends with Kazuta from n.SSign.
– He once worked as a backup dancer for BTS during their concert in Japan.
– He really liked superheroes, especially Spider-Man. (Weverse Magazine)
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3. Nicholas

Nicholas &TEAM
Nicholas
Stage Name Nicholas (니콜라스)
Birth Name Wang Yixiang (王奕翔)
Position N/A
Birthday July 9, 2002
Active Years 2020–present
Age 22 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Height 183 cm (6’0’)
Weight N/A
Nationality Taiwanese
Blood Type O
MBTI ENFP 

Nicholas Facts:

– His favourite song is “I NEED U” by Yaeow. (&TEAM)
– The first song he performed in front of others was The Sound of Music’s “Edelweiss”.
– He performs energetically and powerfully like an attack. (Teen Vogue)
– Fans often see a resemblance between Nicholas and Sandy Cheeks from SpongeBob or the Pokémon Squirtle.
– In the first episode of I-Land, he performed “Jopping” by SUPER M.
– His preferred American artists are Lil Yachty and Macklemore.
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4. EJ

EJ &TEAM
EJ
Stage Name EJ (의주)
Birth Name Byun Eui Joo (변의주)
Position N/A
Birthday September 7, 2002
Active Years 2020–present
Age 21 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Height 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight N/A
Nationality Korean
Blood Type A
MBTI INTJ

EJ Facts:

– His favourite song is “Don’t Forget” by Crush. (&TEAM)
– He likes playing video games but gets bored in 2-3 days. (Teen Vogue)
– He would look for another place if there is a long queue in a restaurant. (ELLE Korea)
– On the first episode of I-Land, he sang “Any Song” by Zico with Daniel.
– He was in a Drunk Dazed music video of ENHYPEN with K, where they played werewolves.
– He always carries his game console.
– He likes hearing different opinions. (Weverse Magazine)
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5. Yuma

Yuma &TEAM
Yuma
Stage Name Yuma (유마)
Birth Name Nakakita Yuma (中耒田悠真)
Position N/A
Birthday February 7, 2004
Active Years 2022–present
Age 20 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Height 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight N/A
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type AB
MBTI ISTJ

Yuma Facts:

– He boils water every morning to drink it after cooling it down. (&TEAM)
– He comes in the middle of the group by age, so he tends to help with the communication among the members. (Teen Vogue)
EJ teaches him Korean and he teaches him Japanese. (Weverse Magazine)
– Among the members, he is the member who replies the fastest on line.
– The silky texture of his hair is considered his charm point.
– His personality is often described as having a Kansai Spirit.
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6. Jo

Jo &TEAM
JO
Stage Name Jo (죠)
Birth Name Asakura Jo (朝倉穣)
Position N/A
Birthday July 8, 2004
Active Years 2022–present
Age 19 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Height 183 cm (6’0’)
Weight 58 kg (127 lbs)
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type O
MBTI INFP

Jo Facts:

– He watched a lot of fan cams of HOSHI from SEVENTEEN, NI-KI from ENHYPEN and all of BTS and tried to figure out where and how he could improve. (Weverse Magazine)
– His favourite song is The Weeknd’s “Out of Time”. (&TEAM)
– He was scouted at a contest for people who dream of being a model or actor. (Weverse Magazine)
– He got a perfume as a gift from K. (ELLE Korea)
– Basketball has been a significant part of his life, starting from ninth grade through high school.
– In addition to basketball, he used to play soccer.
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7. Harua

Harua &TEAM
Harua
Stage Name Harua (하루아)
Birth Name Shigeta Harua (重田美琉愛)
Position N/A
Birthday May 1, 2005
Active Years 2022–present
Age 18 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Height 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight N/A
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type B
MBTI ISFJ

Harua Facts:

– His favourite song is Woo Won Jae’s “We Are”. (&TEAM)
– His biggest role models are Jungkook from BTS and JUNGWON from ENHYPEN. (Weverse Magazine)
– He watches videos while brushing his teeth in the morning.
– He enjoys organizing. (Teen Vogue)
– Despite his dislike for being called cute, others, including fellow members, often refer to him as “cute.”
Read More Facts About Harua

8. Taki

Taki &TEAM
Taki
Stage Name Taki (타키)
Birth Name Takayma Riki (高山りき)
Position N/A
Birthday May 4, 2005
Active Years 2020–present
Age 18 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Height 171 cm (5’7″)
Weight N/A
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type B
MBTI ENFP 

Taki Facts:

– In the first episode of I-Land, he performed “Monster” by EXO.
– His favourite song is “Blue & Grey” by BTS. (&TEAM)
– Among I-Land applicants, he was the 3rd youngest.
– He wants to be the mood maker of the group. (Teen Vogue)
– He likes the fresh citrus scent. (Weverse Magazine)
– Rumors suggest that Taki’s family is wealthy, leading to the secrecy surrounding his name.
Read More Facts About Taki

9. Maki

Maki &TEAM
Maki
Stage Name Maki (마키)
Birth Name Riki Maus / Hirota Riki (宏田力)
Position N/A
Birthday February 17, 2006
Active Years 2022–present
Age 18 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Height 180 cm (5’10”)
Weight N/A
Nationality Japanese-German
Blood Type O
MBTI ESTJ

Maki Facts:

– His favourite ENHYPEN’s song is “SHOUT OUT”. (&TEAM)
– He is like the cleaner leader in the dorm. (Teen Vogue)
– He shares a close friendship with Seok Matthew from ZEROBASEONE, having trained together at HYBE before joining &AUDITION.
– He is fluent in Korean, Japanese, German, and English, and also speaks a little bit of Chinese and Spanish. It is because of his father who speaks 9 languages. (Weverse Magazine)
– Among his members, he ranked 3rd as the naughtiest.
Read More Facts About Maki

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