• I. Introduction:

    BAE173 (비에이이173) is an eight-member boy group under PocketDol Studio. Originally as nine, they debuted on November 19, 2020 with their first mini album Intersection : Spark.

    Their name is an acronym for "Before Anyone Else" and includes the number 1 for perfection and the lucky number 73.

    II. History:


    On May 5, 2020, PocketDol revealed that they were planning to debut a new boy group in the fall and that the lineup would include Lee Hangyul and Nam Dohyon of H&D.

    On September 4, 2020, Dohyon was confirmed as the group's first member through his individual profile photos. Only two days later, Bit was revealed as the second member, followed by Doha on the 9th, Youngseo on the 11th, Muzin on the 14th, J-Min on the 16th, Yoojun on the 18th, Junseo on the 21st, and finally Hangyul on the 23rd.

    On September 25, after revealing all of the members, they announced that their official name would be 'BAE173' and revealed their group logo.

    2020: Intersection : Spark, "Every Little Thing Is You"

    They made their official debut on November 19, 2020 with their first mini album "Intersection : Spark" and its title track "Crush On You".

    On November 27, they revealed that their originally CD only track "Every Little Thing Is You" would be publicly released and that it would serve as their first digital single. It was released digitally two days later on November 29.

    2021: First comeback with Intersection : Trace, "Shining Bright"

    On March 16, 2021, BAE173 announced that they would be having their first comeback with their second mini album Intersection : Trace. The album, along with its title track "Loved You", were released on April 8.

    On November 12, 2021, BAE173, woo!ah!, and Ciipher released the collaboration digital single "Shining Bright", which was used as the theme song for the 2021 World K-Pop Concert (K-Culture Festival).

    2022: Intersection : Blaze, change of group leader, Odyssey : Dash, Dohyon's hiatus

    On February 19, 2022, PocketDol announced that BAE173 would be making a comeback with the aim to release their comeback album at the end of March. On March 17, BAE173 announced that they would release their third mini album Intersection : Blaze on March 30.

    On April 17, it was announced that BAE173's leadership position, which was originally held by Junseo, had been passed onto Hangyul.

    On July 27, BAE173 dropped a series of comeback spoiler photos.[18] On August 1, BAE173 that they would release their fourth mini album Odyssey : Dash on August 17.

    On October 8, 2022, group member Dohyon announced that he would temporarily halt all group and individual activities to focus on health recuperation.

    2023: Peak Time, Dohyon's lawsuit and departure

    On January 3, 2023, BAE173 was revealed as a contestant on JTBC's Peak Time through a silhouette teaser. The group won fifth place.

    On April 28, PocketDol Studio confirmed that they are in a legal dispute with Dohyon regarding the suspension of his exclusive contract. On June 22, Dohyon announced that he has won his lawsuit to suspend his exclusive contract with PocketDol Studio, thus confirming his departure from BAE173 and reorganizing the group into an eight-member group.

    BAE173 Fandom Name: Else (엘스)

    III. Members:

    Stage Name: Hangyul (한결)
    Birth Name: Lee Han Gyul (이한결)
    Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Vocalist
    Birthday: December 7th, 1999
    Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
    Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
    Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs)
    Blood Type: O
    MBTI Type: ESFP
    Nationality: Korean
    Instagram: @lee_gyul_gyul

    Hangyul was abandoned at birth,
    but he was adopted at age 7.
    He was a participant on The Unit and ranked 13th and
    he also participated on PDX 101 and ranked 7th
    place receiving a total of 794,411 votes,
    allowing him to debut in X1.
    Hangyul can’t see long distance.
    Specialties: Acrobatics, Dancing, spinning balls.
    He has done taekwondo for 8 years but ultimately stopped.
    He was a backup dancer for T-ARA‘s Jiyeon for her song ‘Lullaby’.
    Hangyul was a back-up dancer for Shannon’s comeback stage ‘Hello’.
    In June 2018, he featured in UNB’s “Black Heart”
    promotions, along with BEATWIN‘s former member
    Jungha, DIA’s Jueun and S.I.S’s Anne.
    Hangyul has trained for 4 years and 2 months.
    He is a former member of the group IM.

    Starred in the Web Drama Love in Blackhole (2021)

    Stage Name: J-Min (제이민)
    Birth Name: Jeon Min Wook (전민욱)
    Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Dancer
    Birthday: October 16th, 1999
    Zodiac Sign: Libra
    Height: 182 cm (5’11″)
    Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
    Blood Type: AB
    MBTI Type: INTP
    Nationality: Korean

    He is credited for 2 songs on KOMCA
    under the name 제이민(Z9999900)

    He is a former RBW trainee and a former Goodluck trainee.
    He became a trainee under MBK in August 2020.
    He will be playing as the lead role in a
    Korean BL web drama called Love Class 2 (2023).

    Stage Name: Yoojun (유)
    Birth Name: Jung Gun (정건)
    Position: Vocalist, Dancer
    Birthday: December 22nd, 2000
    Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
    Height: 179 cm (5’10″)
    Weight: –
    Blood Type: A
    MBTI Type: ISFP
    Nationality: Korean

    He was in the acting department of SOPA.
    Yoojun had a cameo appearance in
    Song Gain’s ‘엄마 아리랑’ MV.

    Stage Name: Muzin (무진)
    Birth Name: Kim Hyun Woo (김현우)
    Position: Main Dancer, Rapper
    Birthday: March 29th, 2001
    Zodiac Sign: Aries
    Height: 177 cm (5’9½”)
    Weight: –
    Blood Type: A
    MBTI Type: INFP
    Nationality: Korean

    He is credited for 1 works on KOMCA
    under the name 무진(Z9999900)

    He is a former Source Music trainee.
    He also attended TNS academy before joining
    with Source Music in 2017.

    Stage Name: Junseo (준서)
    Birth Name: Park Jun Seo (박준서)
    Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
    Birthday: December 28th, 2001
    Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
    Height: 185 cm (6’0”)
    Weight: –
    Blood Type: B
    MBTI Type: ESFJ
    Nationality: Korean

    He was a contestant on the show Boys24
    (created IN2IT) and he was in the White Unit.
    He was the 1st Leader of BAE173, until April 2022.
    He is a former Starship trainee.
    He’s well-known for his dancing skills.
    He passed the auditions for A-Cube &
    LOEN Entertainment.

    Stage Name: Youngseo (영서)
    Birth Name: Ryu Young Seo (류영서)
    Position: Main Vocalist
    Birthday: June 13th, 2002
    Zodiac Sign: Gemini
    Height: 175 cm (5’8″)
    Weight: –
    MBTI Type: ESFP-A
    Blood Type: AB
    Nationality: Korean

    He is a former Source Music trainee.
    Before entering PocketDol Studio, Youngseo trained
    at TNS Vocal & Dance Academy.

    Stage Name: Doha (도하)
    Birth Name: Na Gyu Min (나규민)
    Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist
    Birthday: March 7th, 2004
    Zodiac Sign: Pisces
    Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
    Weight: –
    Blood Type: O
    MBTI Type: ISFP
    Nationality: Korean

    He was previously cast by 10 big agencies like SM and BigHit.
    He also had passed the auditions for YG and JYP.
    On August 10, 2021, he was introduced as
    the 12th contestant of the survival show
    Wild Idol. He was eliminated in the third episode.

    Also starred in the Web Drama Love in Blackhole (2021)
    along side Hangyul.

    Stage Name: Bit (빛)
    Birth Name: Noh Min Jae (노민재)
    Position: Vocalist
    Birthday: July 21st, 2004
    Zodiac Sign: Cancer
    Height: 172 cm (5’7.5″)
    Weight: –
    Blood Type: A
    MBTI Type: ENFJ
    Nationality: Korean

    He lived for a while in Bacolod City, Philippines.
    In the past, we worked as a child model.
    He had a part-time job in an aquarium when
    he was in middle school because he loves fishes.
    He can speak English.

    IV. Discography:

    Mini albums

    Intersection : Spark (2020)

    Intersection : Trace (2021)

    Intersection : Blaze (2022)

    Odyssey : Dash (2022)

    Digital singles

    "Every Little Thing Is You" (2020)


    "Shining Bright" (with Ciipher & woo!ah!) (2021)

    Participation releases

    Peak Time - 1 Round <Rival Match> Pt.1 ("La Song" as TEAM 13:00) (2023)

    Peak Time - 2 Round <Union Match> Pt.1 ("My Bag" as Rap Team C and "Way Back Home" as 'Vocal Unit C) (2023)

    Peak Time - 3 Round <Originals Match> ("Criminal" as TEAM 13:00) (2023)

    Peak Time - <Final Round> ("GT") (2023)

    "Your Time" (as part of PEAK TIME TOP6) (2023)


    Concert participation

    BUZZ-UP 2023 Summer (2023)


    Reality shows

    Peak Time (JTBC, 2023)