Name: Choi Joong Hong
Stage Name: Zelo
DOB: 15th October 1996
Position in Group: Maknae, lead rapper, dancer.
- Was a student at one of Big Bang Seungri’s “V Academy” branches, JOY Academy, where he learned dancing and rapping.
- In November 2011, he formed a sub-unit and released a single called “Never Give Up” along with fellow bandmate & leader, Bang Yong Guk. Together, they held a fan-signing event to promote the single in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Musical Influences: Zelo is influenced by Hip-Hop and R&B music, and cites Will.I.Am and Kanye West as his role models. He also named 50 cent, P. Diddy, Pharrell and other rappers as his musical influences.
“Never Give Up” – Bang & Zelo