Tony An (Hangul:ย ํ† ๋‹ˆ์•ˆ; born June 7, 1978) is a South Korean singer best known for being part of the popular K-pop boy band H.O.T..

After H.O.T. disbanded in 2001, its ex-members Tony An, Jang Woo-hyuk and Lee Jae-won formed the dance music trio JTL. Eventually, JTL unofficially disbanded as each member, including Tony, released their solo material.


He is the CEO of TN Nation Entertainment, a music entertainment company; Skoolooks, a school uniform company; and Shinenihs, an undergarment company. Popular comedians Jeong Hyeong-don and Jo Hye-ryun were both part of TN Nation Entertainment.[3][4]

In 1997, Tony was admitted to Dongguk University. He majored in stage performance and graduated in 2003.[5]



Recently, Tony made his hair shorter like in his late H.O.T - JTL days and changed his genre to fast paced soft rock songs and gave a speech, telling about his views on his former H.O.T. members, and how he tried to contact them. He also released a music video title "Melody" featuring SAT from his special album, "Untold Story".

On April 28, 2008 Tony came back with a new special album entitled "Look Blank", with its principle song "Wallet". In September 2010, Tony completed his 2-year army duty and released a new song, "Going To Meet You Now". He released an EP titled 'Top Star' in February 2011 and after leaving as MC for the popular #1 Kpop chart show Mcountdown! in 2012 he released a single called "Beautiful girl" which also features Hyun Jun of SMASH.


When JTL was created, Tony was the lead vocal for the group and not just a back-up vocal and English rapper. H.O.T. fans had mixed feelings for jtL. Many of jtL's music videos were boycotted. However, things changed around when jtL held a 'Guerilla Concert' in front of 12,133 fans.[7]

TN Nation Entertainment

After Tony wanted to pursue a solo career during his jtL days, he created his own label, TN Nation Entertainment. Artists under this label are Tony and former Click-B member Yoo Ho-suk, going under the name "Evan", along with Jung Ju-ri, Shin Bong-sun, ์–ด์ธ๋ฒ ์ด๋น„ (Awe5omeBaby), and others. South Korean comedian and entertainer Jeong Hyeong-don was the member of this company.

TN Nation Entertainment also debuted a boy band named SMASH, who released a music video for their debut song "๋น„์ƒ[Emergency]" on August 14, 2008. Tony collaborated with SMASH in February 2012 with 'Get Your Swag On'. They promoted the song together on various live music shows.[8] SMASH later disbanded at the end of 2014.[9]

On June 19, 2015, the company debuted their first girl group, a five member beatpella (beatbox + acapella) group called ์–ด์ธ๋ฒ ์ด๋น„ (literally Awesome Baby, stylized as Awe5omeBaby). The members include June, Sumin, Yechan, Dahee, and Lina. Their debut single was '๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์™œ?' or 'Why Should I?'.

Personal life

In March 2013, Tony entered a relationship with South Korean group Girl's Day member, Hyeri as confirmed by both parties' agencies. The relationship attracted attention owing to the 16-year age gap between the two. After 8 months, the couple split due to busy work schedules.[10][11]

In November 2013, Tony was investigated for illegal online sports gambling alongside South Korean comedian Lee Soo Geun and South Korean entertainer Tak Jae Hoon. Reportedly, he gambled a total of 400,000,000 KRW (approximately $376,000 USD) between May 2009 and March 2012. He had his first hearing on December 6 and received a six-month prison sentence with one year probation on December 27.[12][3][3]

On February 13, 2014 in light of Tony's illegal gambling incident, KBS revealed they had imposed a ban on all of H.O.T.'s songs and prevented his show appearances on their media outlets while MBC simultaneously announced a temporary ban on Tony's show appearances on their channels as well.[3][3]




Digital singles

  • October 4, 2004 (Nega Network)
    • ๋ถ€ํƒํ•ด..
    • Blue Sky
  • October 12, 2004 (Nega Network)
    • ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์€ ๊ฐ€์งˆ ์ˆ˜ ์—†์„ ๋•Œ ๋” ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ต๋‹ค


  • "Behind The Clouds" (2005)
  • "Untold Story" (2007)
  • "Look Blank" (2008)
  • "Beautiful Girl [Feat. Hyun Jun of Smash]" (2012)

Extended Plays

Top star

  • Released: April 4, 2011
  • Tracks:
  1. Top Star
  2. Thank U (Feat. Simon.D)
  3. Trouble Maker
  4. ๋ณ€ํ•ด (Change)
  5. ์ง€๊ธˆ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ‘๋‹ˆ๋‹ค (I'm Going To Meet You Now) (Junjaman Bottoms Up Remix)
  6. Top Star (Inst.)


Volume 1 - Believe

  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Label: Yejeon Media
  • Tracks:
  1. Intro
  2. ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์€ ๊ฐ€์งˆ ์ˆ˜ ์—†์„ ๋•Œ ๋” ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ต๋‹ค (Love Is More Beautiful When You Can't Have It)
  3. Caught My Eye
  4. ๋ถ€ํƒํ•ด... (I Request)
  5. ํ˜ผ์ž ๋‚จ๊ฒจ์ง€๋Š”๊ฑด... (Being Left Alone)
  6. Round And Round
  7. Blue Sky
  8. Somewhere Someone
  9. TKO Skit
  10. She Is The One (ft. Seven(Da Crew), Hyunmoo(Trespass) & TKO)
  11. ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ (How Can I) (feat. Kim Jo Han)
  12. Up Front
  13. ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์€ ๊ฐ€์งˆ ์ˆ˜ ์—†์„ ๋•Œ ๋” ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ต๋‹ค (Love Is More Beautiful When You Can't Have It) (Instrumental)

Volume 2 - Yutzpracachia's Love

  • Released: April 14, 2006
  • Label: TN Nation Entertainment
  • Tracks:
  1. ์œ ์ถ”ํ”„๋ผ์นด์น˜์•„ (Yutzpracachia's Love)
  2. Yutzpracachia
  3. Aisha
  4. ๊ธฐ์–ตํ•ด... ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด... (I Remember You... I Love You...)
  5. I Am Sad (Matsunaga Mastering Version)
  6. Lady, Enough To cry
  7. Player
  8. ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์žˆ์–ด ์ข‹์€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ (Someone I Like Because We're Together) (ft. May)
  9. ์–ด๋””์„ ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์˜ ๋…ธ๋ž  ๋“ฃ๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ (To You, Who's Probably Somewhere Listening to My Song)
  10. Automatic
  11. ๊ทธ๋…€ ๋‚ด๊ฒŒ ๊ฑธ์–ด์˜ค๋„ค (She's Walking to Me)
  12. ๋‚ด ์•ˆ์— ๊ทธ๋…ˆ ๊ธฐ๋‹ค๋ฆฌ๋ฉฐ (Waiting For Her In Me)
  13. ์ดŒ์Šค๋Ÿฝ๊ฒŒ (Matsunaga Mastering Version)
  14. I Am Sad (Instrumental Version)

Fan club

  • 2004~ย : From Tony (TN Nation Entertainment)