TXT (/ˈtiː-ˈɛks-ˈtiː/ TEE-ehks-tee; Hangul: 투모로우바이투게더; RR: Tumoroubaitugedeo; lit. Tomorrow by Together), short for Tomorrow X Together, is a five-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. The group consists of members Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Hueningkai, and Taehyun. Following a series of promotional teasers released in January 2019, they debuted on March 4, 2019 with the EP The Dream Chapter: Star.
The group’s name, TXT, is an acronym standing for “Tomorrow X Together”. In Korean, the group name is “투모로우바이투게더 (RR: Tumoroubaitugedeo)”, or the words “tomorrow by together” transliterated into Hangul. The band’s complete English name is said like its Korean version. According to Big Hit Entertainment, the name represents the idea that the members “all come together under one dream in hopes of building a new tomorrow.” The name also centers around the idea of each member being different but coming together to form synergy and dream of a better future.
Plans for a second boy group from Big Hit Entertainment were announced by founder Bang Si-hyuk as early as 2017. The company officially revealed plans to debut a second boy band in November 2018, with the date set to be early 2019. Shortly after, the number of members, five, as well as an expected March 2019 debut were announced, though the latter was denied by the agency. Following a social media post released by Big Hit, as well as a teaser posted to the group’s website, TXT was officially revealed on January 10, 2019. Over the next ten days, YouTube videos depicting each member, dubbed “introduction films”, were released. Three days later, the films were followed by a teaser featuring the finalized lineup: Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Hueningkai, and Taehyun. A second round of individual member teasers called “questioning films” were released during the last week of January.
On February 7, 2019, their official debut date, March 4, was confirmed by Big Hit Entertainment. A debut broadcast for the group to be aired on the Mnet television channel, as well as the title of the group’s debut EP, The Dream Chapter: Star, were also announced. A debut showcase, held at the Yes24 Live Hall on March 5, will follow the release of the EP.