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Eyes on me! The moment we become one, please pay attention everyone! Hello, we are IZ*ONE!

—IZ*ONE

IZ*ONE (Korean: 아이즈원; Japanese: アイズワン; pronounced as "eyes one") is a twelve-member project girl group under Off The Record Entertainment. They were formed through Mnet's competition reality show Produce 48 and officially debuted on October 29, 2018 with mini album Color*IZ.

They will be active for two and a half years on a special contract before disbanding sometime in 2021.

History

Pre-debut: Produce 48

In early 2018, Mnet announced the third installment to their Produce 101 franchise which aimed to bring together 48 Korean trainees from several entertainment companies and 48 Japanese idols from the J-pop idol group AKB48 and their sister groups to form a girl group with 12 members chosen by the viewers.

Produce 48 premiered on June 15, 2018 and the live finale was broadcast in August 31, 2018, with the top 12 winners becoming a girl group named IZ*ONE. Of the top 12 winners, Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako had already debuted in HKT48, Honda Hitomi in AKB48, while Kwon Eun Bi was previously in girl group Ye-A under the stage name Kazoo but left the group in late 2014, Jo Yuri is a former contestant of another Mnet survival show Idol School which created the girl group fromis_9, while the final winner Lee Chae Yeon was a well-known contestant in another competition show called SIXTEEN which created the girl group TWICE.

2018: Off the Record Entertainment and Color*IZ

On September 21, 2018, along with Mnet's Idol School's final group fromis_9, it was announced the group had switch agencies and would now be managed by Off The Record Entertainment in Korea.[2][3]

IZ*ONE was announced to be preparing for a full debut on October 29, 2018 with their debut mini album, COLOR*IZ.

2019 (1): "Suki to Iwasetai", Heart*IZ, Eyes On Me and "Buenos Aires"

On January 20, IZ*ONE held their Japanese debut show-con in Tokyo Dome City Hall to promote their first Japanese single "Suki to Iwasetai". Five days after the event, the group released the music video for the song and views on YouTube surpassed 5 million within a week. The single was officially released on February 6.[citation needed]

On March 9, English DJ and producer Jonas Blue released a new version of his 2018 single "Rise", featuring the vocals of IZ*ONE. On April 1, the group released their second mini album, HEART*IZ, with "Violeta" as the album's title track. The album sold 132,109 copies in the first week which is a new record for girl groups at the time.[citation needed]

On May 2 and 3, IZ*ONE hold their first fanmeeting at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. From June 7 to 9, the group held their first solo concert titled [Eyes On Me] at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. After all tickets for the initial two concerts were sold out, Off The Record added one additional concert date on June 7.[4]

On June 26, the group released their second Japanese single "Buenos Aires". The single was certified Platinum by RIAJ in August.[5]

2019 (2): "Vampire", Bloom*IZ

IZ*ONE released their third Japanese single "Vampire" on September 25. The single was certified Gold two weeks later.[6]

On October 30, the group released a concept trailer for their upcoming Korean comeback titled "When IZ your BLOOMing moment?". Their first full-length album titled Bloom*IZ, was scheduled to be released on November 11 but has been postponed.[7][8][9]

Members

Name Nationality Position(s) Color
English Korean Japanese
Jang Won Young 장원영 ジャンウォンヨン Korean Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Center, Maknae     
Miyawaki Sakura 미야와키 사쿠라 宮脇咲良 Japanese Vocalist, Visual     
Jo Yu Ri 조유리 チョユリ Korean Main Vocalist     
Choi Ye Na 최예나 チェイェナ Korean Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Main Rapper     
An Yu Jin 안유진 アンユジン Korean Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer     
Yabuki Nako 야부키 나코 矢吹奈子 Japanese  Vocalist, Dancer     
Kwon Eun Bi 권은비 クォンウンビ Korean Leader, Main Vocalist, Main Dancer     
Kang Hye Won 강혜원 カンヘウォン Korean Lead Rapper,Vocalist,Visual     
Honda Hitomi 혼다 히토미 本田仁美 Japanese Lead Dancer, Vocalist     
Kim Chae Won 김채원 キムチェウォン Korean

Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

    
Kim Min Ju 김민주 キムミンジュ Korean Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual     
Lee Chae Yeon 이채연 イチェヨン Korean Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer     

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Mini albums

Japanese

Singles

English

Features

Concerts

Fanmeetings

Filmography

Reality shows

  • IZ*ONE CHU (Mnet, 2018)
  • ENOZI Cam (YouTube-V Live, 2018–2019)
  • IZ*ONE's First Steps in Japan (Abema TV, 2019)
  • IZ*ONE CITY (MOBIDIC-SBS, 2019)
  • IZ*ONE CHU S2 (Mnet, 2019)
  • IZ*ONE Arcade (Youtube, 2019)

Endorsements

  • Overhit (2018)
  • Salewa (2018)
  • Skoolooks (2018)
  • Gmarket (2019)
  • Fever Basket (2019)
  • Sudden Attack (2019)

Awards and nominations

Main article: Awards and nominations received by IZ*ONE

Gallery

References

Official links

Japanese
Chinese
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