H.O.T (에이치오티) was a five-member boy group under SM Entertainment. They officially debuted on September 7, 1996 with their first album We Hate All Kinds of Violence. They later disbanded in May 2001. On February 15, 2018, they had a reunion concert on the variety show Infinite Challenge.
In Korea at that time, it was rare for an idol group to be formed on the premise of mass consumption, which was formed based on a concept created by others such as entertainment production, rather than reflecting one's own musical identity. Along with idol groups such as SechsKies, who made their debut aiming for the second HOT after gaining enthusiastic popularity from women of the "1318 generation" (young people aged 13 to 18) , the Korean pop world It caused a big boom that transformed the world into idols .