All Information About Pentagon Vocalist Hongseok
If you know Pentagon, you must know the handsome flower boy Yang Hong-seok. Hongseok already gained popularity when he was a YG trainee and involved in the survival show Mix & Match. Failing to debut with iKON, he moved into Cube Entertainment and finally debuted with Pentagon through the other survival show titled Pentagon Maker.
Hongseok is a very interesting person. If you ever watched Mix & Match and Pentagon Maker, you must be curious about every little thing about Hongseok. Well, let’s find out below!
Full Profile of Hongseok
Real Name/ Hangul: Yang Hong-seok/ 양홍석
Stage Name: Hongseok
Nicknames: Yang Jr, Hongseokkie, Honggie
Date of Birth: April 17, 1994
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Blood Type: A
Education: Hwa Chong International School (Singapore 2007 – 2010), Tianjin Nankai High School (China), University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (he resigned in order to start his music career)
Position (in Pentagon): Lead Vocalist
Years Active: 2016 – present
Agency: YG Entertainment, Cube Entertainment
Ideal type: Someone with similar preferences and someone he can eat with
Surprisingly Facts About Hongseok
- Hongseok used to live in San Diego, Singapore, and China with a total of 11 years outside Korea
- He fluently speaks Korean, Chinese, and English
- His older brother named Junseok
- Hongseok’s hobbies are reading books and study languages
- He likes to work out
- Hongseok admitted that abs are his best features
- He likes Iron Man
- He modeled alongside HyunA for Clride.n
- He is the best cook at the group so Jinho called him ‘cooking mom’
- He has a driving license
- Hongseok and E’Dawn used to share a room in Pentagon’s dorm
Most of Hongseok’s discography is with Pentagon.
|Pentagon||Korean||October 10, 2016||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Five Senses||December 7, 2016||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Ceremony||June 12, 2017||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Demo_01||September 6, 2017||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Demo_02||November 22, 2017||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Positive||April 2, 2018||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Thumbs Up!||September 10, 2018||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Gorilla||Japanese||March 29, 2017||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Violet||January 17, 2018||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Shine||August 29, 2018||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|Cosmo||February 13, 2019||Cube Entertainment||CD, Digital downloads|
|“Can You Feel It”|
|“Critical Beauty”||Vikings League|
|“When I Was in Love”||bpm 권진모|
|“Like This”||Flexible Pictures|
|2017||“Gorilla”||Hong Won-ki (Zanybros)|
|2019||“COSMO”||Hong Won-ki (Zanybros)|
Hongseok’s Mix & Match and Fashion Style
In 2015, after the survival show from YG Entertainment titled WIN which debuted boy group WINNER, the lost team (Team B consisted of 6 members) once again involved in the new survival show titled Mix & Match. This time, Yang Hyun-suk decided to debut a group called iKON with 7 members, which means there will be the new contestants joining the show.
The newcomers are Chanwoo, Hongseok, and Jung Jinhyeong, the fast learning and young trainee from YG Entertainment. The 1 left spot was not only contested with the three newcomers, but also the rest of Team B except B.I, Bobby, and Jinhwan because they had been designated as the permanent members by YG.
At the end of the show, Hongseok couldn’t make it to iKON and lost to Chanwoo due to lack of voting from Mix & Match fans. Hongseok also being said not too compatible with the others because he had the same age as Team B (even older than some members), and his voice is not really the YG style.
Hongseok’s Departure from YG Entertainment to Join Cube Entertainment
As you know, Hongseok used to be the contestant of Mix & Match. After lost to Chanwoo, Hongseok decided to departure from YG Entertainment and move to Cube Entertainment. During the showcase for Pentagon’s 1st mini album ‘Pentagon’ on October 10, 2016, he revealed the reason why he left the company.
“I was a candidate for iKON, but I was eliminated. So then I was left behind, and I felt like I was too old to be debuting as an idol.WINNER debuted and so did iKON and I got scared of waiting for the next turn under the label. So I went out to search for my own team and music. The rookie development director [of Cube] explained to me about a team called Pentagon and it was perfect, so I told him right away that I want to stay here [in Cube],” he said.
He joined Cube Entertainment in 2015. At the time, Cube Entertainment also confirmed the news, “We have signed with Yang Hong Seok as a trainee. He’s currently practicing hard. As for when he will debut, nothing has been decided on yet, “they said.
Hongseok’s Debut with Pentagon
Cube Entertainment revealed the upcoming boy group Pentagon on April 26, 2016, after hinting in December 2015. Well, the boys couldn’t just debut to Pentagon, they should pass through the harsh survival show Pentagon Maker on Mnet, and Hongseok should be involved in that high pressured show once again. Luckily, Hongseok’s destiny came this time as the final line up of official Pentagon members were him, Jinho, Hui, Yeo One, Yuto, Kino and Wooseok.
The group was originally scheduled to debut on July 23, 2016, by holding their debut concert at Jamsil Indoor Stadium. But, Cube Entertainment suddenly delayed the debut concert due to internal issues.
On October 10, 2016, Pentagon debuted with 10 members, including the eliminated contestants in Pentagon Maker, E’Dawn, Shinwon, and Yan An with their first album titled Pentagon.