&AUDITION - The Howling -


BOYS BE 'ONE TEAM', "&AUDITION - The Howling -"

The trainees will participate in a large-scale project to produce artists who will debut in Japan and go on to perform on the world stage.
They share a common destiny: a mission to grow so that they can make their debut.
To achieve this growth, the trainees will take on challenges together ("&") as they pursue their mutually shared dream of debuting ("Howling").

And the trainees will have mentors by their sides.
The mentors will support and evaluate the trainees as they work toward the dream together, one step at a time.

After demonstrating their skills, growth,
and ability to cooperate during each round, who will ultimately make their debut?

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  • K

    Date of Birth: 21st October, 1997


    Date of Birth: 9th July, 2002

  • EJ

    Date of Birth: 7th September, 2002

  • TAKI

    Date of Birth: 4th May, 2005

  • FUMA

    Date of Birth: 29th June, 1998


    Date of Birth: 25th January, 2001


    Date of Birth: 21st April, 2003

  • YUMA

    Date of Birth: 7th February, 2004

  • GAKU

    Date of Birth: 25th April, 2004

  • JO

    Date of Birth: 8th July, 2004


    Date of Birth: 28th March, 2005


    Date of Birth: 1st May, 2005

  • MAKI

    Date of Birth: 17th February, 2006


    Date of Birth: 27th January, 2007


    Date of Birth: 28th April, 2007


Special Advisor

Performance Director

Producer and Sound Director

Special Producers

  • Photo by Bradford Rogne

    Scooter Braun



  • Bang Si-Hyuk

    Chairman, Producer

    2021 Selected for 2 years in a row for Variety500
    2021 Selected for the Bloomberg 50
    2021 Best Executive Producer of the Year in the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)
    2022 Selected for Billboard Power List Top 25
    Produced BTS <BE>, “Dynamite”, <MAP OF THE SOUL: 7>, ENHYPEN <BORDER: DAY ONE>, TOMORROW X TOGETHER <minisode1: Blue Hour> etc.
  • Pdogg


    Producer, BIGHIT MUSIC
    Top winner for songwriting and composing for the fourth year in a row at the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) Awards 2022
    Winner of “Best Producer of the Year” in the professional category of the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards
    Winner of “Best Composer of the Year” in the professional category of the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards
    Songwriter and composer for BTS’s 「Life Goes On」,「 ON」, 「Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)」, 「IDOL」, 「FAKE LOVE」, etc.
  • Son Sung-Deuk

    Performance Director

    Performance Director, BIGHIT MUSIC
    Winner of “Best Performance Director” at the 2020 Melon Music Awards
    Winner of the 2020 MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography (BTS, 「ON」)
    Winner of “Style of the Year (Choreography)” at the 2022 Gaonchart Music Awards
    Choreographer for BTS’s 「Dynamite」, 「ON」, 「Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)」, 「IDOL」, 「FAKE LOVE」, etc.
  • Sakura Inoue

    Sakura worked in the United States for about seven years, based in LA, and assistant choreographer for Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” and “Circus” music videos.(Main Choreographer: Andre Fuentes)
    After moving back to Japan in 2011, she has mainly worked in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other Asian countries.
    She leads Team “S,” renowned for direction that leverages each artist’s individuality and unique choreography that the team creates together.
    She is involved in choreography, direction, and other activities in a wide range of genres.
  • Soma Genda

    With an academic music theory background and an exceptional sense for creating tracks, Genda has gained an established reputation for producing music in a wide range of genres, such as dance, rock, pop, electro, and background music.
    “Crystal Snow,” the song he composed for BTS, ranked #1 on the iTunes chart in about 10 countries around the world upon its release.
    Arashi’s album Untitled, which includes a song that Genda composed and arranged, has been certified as Triple Platinum.
  • Ryosuke Imai

    Imai has been working as a composer and music producer since 1995.
    He has created many songs since working on Double’s hit song “Shake” in 1999.
    In 2016, he wrote, composed, and produced “Hero” (Namie Amuro), NHK’s official song for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, further establishing himself as a composer.
    In 2019, he produced “ECHO” (Little Glee Monster), NHK’s theme song for the Rugby World Cup.
    He published the book Sayonara, Hit Song (Sayonara, Hitto Kyoku) in 2019.
    Currently he is expanding his activities to areas such as discovering and training artists, cowriting sessions, and discovering overseas artists, with a focus on music production from a global perspective.
  • UTA

    UTA is one of Japan’s leading music producers.
    In 2018, the BTS songs “Don’t Leave Me” and “Let Go,” both of which he worked on, reached #1 and #2 on the iTunes world chart.
    In 2019, “Lights” by BTS sold one million copies, “Stay Gold” reached #1 on iTunes in 84 countries, and “Your Eyes Tell” reached #1 on iTunes in 101 countries and #8 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100.
    In addition to J-pop and K-pop, UTA is working as a celebrated musician across the globe."


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