BAE173 (비에이이173) is a nine-member boy group under PocketDol Studio (a subsidiary of MBK Entertainment).
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. Get To Know BAE173
On May 5, 2020, PocketDol revealed that they were planning to debut a new nine-member boy group in the fall and that the lineup would include past members of X1 and H&D, Lee Hangyul and Nam Dohyon.
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, and Junseo on the 21st.
After revealing all of the members, they announced that their official name would be 'BAE173' and revealed their group logo.
They made their official debut on November 19, 2020 with their first mini album "Intersection: Spark" and it’s title track "Crush On You".
III. H&D Sub-unit
In 2019, both Hangyul and Dohyon competed in Produce X 101, representing MBK Entertainment, alongside fellow MBK trainee Kim Yeongsang. In the show's finale, Hangyul and Dohyon placed 7th and 8th respectively, making them part of the show's debut line-up and members of the group X1.
They promoted with X1 until their disbandment on January 6th, 2020. Hangyul and Dohyon went on to form a duo together and debuted on April 21st, with their first extended play Soulmate with two title tracks, "Soul" and "Goodnight".
IV. Meet The Members
V. BAE173 Discography
- Intersection: Spark (2020)
- Intersection: Trace (2021)
- "Every Little Thing Is You" (2020)