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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.[4]

2019: "Suki to Iwasetai", Heart*IZ, IZ*ONE 1st Concert 'Eyes On Me' and "Buenos Aires"

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, Youngest     
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 Lead 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     
Honda Hitomi 혼다 히토미 本田仁美 Japanese Lead Dancer, Vocalist     
Kim Chae Won 김채원 キムチェウォン Korean Main 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

Mini albums

Japanese

Singles

English

Features

Concerts

Filmography

Reality shows

  • IZ*ONE CHU (Mnet, 2018)
  • ENOZI Cam (YouTube-V Live, 2018–2019)
  • IZ*ONE CITY (MOBIDIC-SBS, 2019)

Endorsements

  • Overhit (2018)
  • Salewa (2018)
  • Skoolooks (2018)

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Result
2018 Asia Artist Awards Rookie Award Won[5]
2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Female Artist
2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Asian Artist
2019 Gaon Chart Music Awards New Artist of the Year
2019 Golden Disc Awards Rookie Artist Award - Album
2019 Seoul Music Awards New Artist Award
2019 V Live Awards Rookie Top 5

Gallery

References

Official links

Japanese
Chinese
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