&TEAM is a 9-member Japanese boy group under HYBE Labels Japan formed through the 2022 survival show &Audition - The Howling. The members of &Team are K, Taki, Nicholas, EJ, Jo, Fuma, Harua, Yuma, and Maki. &TEAM debuted on December 7, 2022.
On Dec 31, 2020, HYBE announced on their Twitter that they would be debuting a new boy group with some of the eliminated trainees from the South Korean survival show I-LAND (Season 1) as well as some new members that would be selected through the reality show. The known members from I-LAND were: K, Taki, Nicholas, and EJ. The final members were decided through the survival show &Audition - The Howling.
Ranked from oldest to youngest.
|1. K||Oct 21, 1997||25 years old|
|2. Fuma||Jun 29, 1998||25 years old|
|3. Nicholas||Jul 09, 2002||21 years old|
|4. EJ||Sep 07, 2002||20 years old|
|5. Yuma||Feb 07, 2004||19 years old|
|6. Jo||Jul 08, 2004||19 years old|
|7. Harua||May 01, 2005||18 years old|
|8. Taki||May 04, 2005||18 years old|
|9. Maki||Feb 17, 2006||17 years old|
Ranked from tallest to shortest.
|1. K||1.87 m (6'2")|
|2. EJ||1.84 m (6'0")|
|3. Jo||1.83 m (6'0")|
|4. Fuma||1.83 m (6'0")|
|5. Taki||1.80 m (5'11")|
|6. Nicholas||1.78 m (5'10")|
&TEAM is composed of 9 members born between 1997 and 2006. Their names are K, Taki, Nicholas, EJ, Jo, Fuma, Harua, Yuma, and Maki.
K is the oldest member. He was born on Oct 21, 1997. The youngest member is Maki. He was born Feb 17, 2006. There is an age gap of 9 years between the oldest and the youngest member.
&TEAM has 7 Japanese members and 2 foreign members. Nicholas is from Taiwan. EJ is Korean. K, Taki, Jo, Fuma, Harua, Yuma, and Maki are from Japan. Maki is Japanese-German.
Kyungmin was part of the original lineup but he left the agency in May 2021 prior to the group's debut.
In terms of positions, the official leader of &TEAM is EJ. Fuma is the sub-leader. Here are the rest of the positions of the &TEAM members:
K is the oldest member of the group. He is a Japanese native and ranked #8 in the finale of I-LAND Season 1. His specialty is dancing. He was a trainee for 2 years and 8 months prior to joining I-LAND. As the oldest, he is a natural leader. His personality type is ENFP. K was 25 years old when he debuted with &TEAM. See K's full profile here!
Fuma is a former trainee from n.CH Entertainment. He was also a participant in Produce 101 Japan S2. He started taking music lessons at the age of 6. He has experience teaching at an academy. One of his best traits is that he is very diligent. He was the oldest among the new trainees. Fuma was 24 years old when he made his debut with &TEAM. See Fuma's full profile!
Nicholas is originally from Taipei City, Taiwan. He is also a former participant of I-LAND. His specialty is dancing. He started breakdancing when he was in high school. He also competed in badminton tournaments. He played during elementary and junior high school and won several competitions. Nicholas was 20 years old when he debuted with &TEAM. See Nicholas' full profile!
EJ is from South Korea. He was also a contestant from I-LAND. He was a trainee for 1 year and 6 months prior to joining I-LAND. He practiced fencing in middle school. His favorite ice cream is chocolate ice cream. His role model is Yoo Jaesuk. EJ was 20 years old when he debuted with &TEAM. See EJ's full profile here!
Yuma is a former member of Avex Artist Academy. He likes creating things like making clothes, creating choreography, and writing songs. He loves clothes and fashion. He started dancing jazz as a kid because his sister was learning first. He has been dancing for 10 years. He loves joking around and telling stories. His specialty is acrobatics. Yuma was 18 years old when he debuted with &TEAM. See Yuma's full profile here!
Jo was a participant in the Junon Superboy contest. He is very passionate about his goals and will give it his all. He has a poker face and is hard to read. He has a refreshing vibe. He has a charming voice. He played basketball from ninth grade in high school. Jo was 18 years old when he debuted with &TEAM. See Jo's full profile here!
Harua is the third youngest member of &TEAM. He has a calm demeanor and is described as cute by his team members. He is diligent and tidy and loves to see nature. Harua was 17 years old when he debuted with &TEAM. See Harua's full profile here!
Taki was one of the several Japanese contestants from I-LAND. His specialty is locking (dance). He ranked #11 in the reality show. He has been dancing since the age of 10. His personality type is ESFP and his role model is Suga from BTS. Taki was 17 years old when he debuted with &TEAM. See Taki's full profile!
Maki is the youngest member of &TEAM. He was 16 years at the time of &TEAM's debut. He is of mixed ethnicity. His mother is Japanese and his father is German. He can speak Japanese, German, and English. He has been taking vocal lessons since third grade. He may not look diligent but he is quite diligent about doing chores around the house. He is actually not very good at games. He is very interested in fashion. His favorite food is his mom's Katsudon. See Maki's full profile!