Produce 101 (프로듀스 101) was a 2016 reality girl group survival show on Mnet. It is a large-scale project in which the public "produces" a unit girl group by choosing members from a pool of 101 trainees from 46 entertainment companies.
Produce 101 is the nation's first agency-collaboration unit girl group project, which brings together 101 trainees from different entertainment companies both inside and outside of South Korea, and 11 trainees will be selected to form a unit girl group. The unit group will perform four songs together for a year and release a debut album under the record label of CJ E&M, but may later join a girl group that their agencies are planning. The members began living together on December 5, 2015. They took to the stage for the first time to face off in a group mission at the CJ E&M studio in Ilsan on December 27, 2015.
The name of the group was revealed in Episode 11 to be I.O.I.
|1||Jeon Somi||858,333||JYP Entertainment|
|2||Kim Sejeong||525,352||Jellyfish Entertainment|
|3||Choi Yoojung||438,778||Fantagio Music|
|4||Kim Chungha||403,633||M&H Entertainment|
|5||Kim Sohye||229,732||RedLine Entertainment|
|6||Zhou Jieqiong||218,338||Pledis Entertainment|
|7||Jung Chaeyeon||215,338||MBK Entertainment|
|8||Kim Doyeon||200,069||Fantagio Music|
|9||Kang Mina||173,762||Jellyfish Entertainment|
|10||Lim Nayoung||138,726||Pledis Entertainment|
|11||Yoo Yeonjung||136,780||Starship Entertainment|
- The final 11 officially debuted in the group called I.O.I on May 4, 2016.
- Prior to their official debut, they released a track called "Crush".
- For their comeback with "Whatta Man", 4 of the members were absent due to commitments with their respective agencies. The remaining 7 promoted as a special sub-unit:
- On January 18, 2017, I.O.I released their third and final digital single "Downpour". From January 20 to 22, the group held their final solo concert Time Slip – I.O.I and officially disbanded on January 29.
- Following the group's disbandment, the members returned to their respective agencies:
- Sejeong, Mina, Chaeyeon, and Yeonjung re-joined their groups.
- Zhou Kyul Kyung (6th) and Lim Na Young (10th), debuted in the girl group PRISTIN on March 21, 2017. Later, debuted in PRISTIN's sub-unit PRISTIN V, on May 28, 2018. The group had officially disbanded on May 24, 2019.
- Jeon So Mi (1st) debuted as a member of the project groups Unnies and Girls Next Door on May 12, 2017 and July 14, 2017, respectively.
- Kim Chung Ha debuted as a soloist on June 6, 2017.
- Choi Yoo Jung (3rd) and Kim Do Yeon (8th), debuted in Weki Meki on August 8, 2017. Later, debuted in the special unit WJMK on June 1, 2018.
- Kang Mi Na (9th) debuted in gugudan's first sub-unit OGUOGO on August 10, 2017.
- Zhou Jie Qiong (6th) debuted as China-based soloist on September 6, 2018.
- Jeon So Mi (1st) then debuted as a soloist, under The Black Label, on June 13, 2019.
- Kwon Eun Bin (35th) re-joined CLC (she was added to the group during her time in the reality) and they released a new version of the music video for "High Heels" with her in it.
- Ng Sze Kai (23rd) re-joined As One, and they released their second Korean digital single, "Hey Ya!", on May 4, 2016.
- Ki Hui Hyun (19th) re-joined DIA and the group released their first mini album, Happy Ending, on June 14, 2016.
- Heo Saem (75th) and Park Hae Young (38th) debuted in A.De on June 23, 2016.
- Han Hye Ri (12th), Lee Su Hyun (13th), Kim So Hee (15th), Yoon Chae Kyung (16th) and Lee Ha Ein (17th) debuted in the project girl group I.B.I on August 18, 2016.
- Kim Ju Na (34th) debuted as a soloist on September 12, 2016.
- Kim Hyung Eun (33rd), Park Se Hee (43rd), Kim Min Ji (44th) and Lee Jin Hee (54th) debuted in the girl group BULLDOK on October 20, 2016.
- Yoon Chae Kyung (16th) debuted as a member of APRIL on January 4, 2017.
- Kang Si Ra (22nd) debuted as a soloist on January 19, 2017.
- Jung Eun Woo (21st), Park Si Yeon (25th), Kang Yae Bin (29th), Kim Min Kyeug (42nd) and Kang Gyeong Won (48th) debuted in the girl group PRISTIN on March 21, 2017.
- Ma Eun Jin (left the show) debuted as a member of Playback on April 13, 2017.
- Kim Ja Yeon debuted as a member of the group 1NB on June 4, 2017.
- Park Ga Eul (52nd) debuted in the group Favorite on July 5, 2017.
- Kim So Hee (15th) debuted as members of Girls Next Door on July 14, 2017.
- The project group was part of the show Idol Drama Operation Team.
- Jung Hae Rim (47th) and Lee Seo Jung (85th) debuted in Weki Meki on August 8, 2017.
- Kim Da Jeon (62nd) debuted as a member of Hashtag on October 11, 2017.
- Jeon So Yeon (20th) debuted as a soloist on November 5, 2017. Later, debuted in (G)I-DLE on May 2, 2018.
- Kim So Hee (15th) debuted as a soloist on November 7, 2017. Later, debuted in NATURE on November 12, 2019.
- Lee Se Heun (93rd) debuted in the group GIRLKIND on January 17, 2018.
- Kim Tae Ha (50th) left Starship Entertainment and signed with MLD Entertainment some time after the show. Then, she debuted in MOMOLAND on April 26, 2017.
- Lim Hyo Sun (Left the show) debuted in H.U.B on on April 16, 2018.
- Ham Ye Ji debuted in PRISM on May 24, 2018.
- Kim Na Young (14th) debuted in gugudan's second sub-unit SEMINA on July 10, 2018.
- Choi Yoo Bin (88th) debuted in NATURE on August 3, 2018.
- Kim Seo Kyoung (30th) debuted in GWSN on September 5, 2018.
- Kim Da Jeon (62nd) debuted in the project group PURPLE on September 18, 2018.
- Yu Su A (53th) and Kim Si Hyeon (64th) debuted in the project group AQUA on November 17, 2018.
- Before this, in October, 2016, Sua was revealed as a member of the group SEEART under Yama&Hotchicks Entertainment. The group was set to debut in 2017, but was delayed. On December 12, 2016, they released the preview single "Bloom The SEEART". In 2018, the group moved to KRAZY Entertainment with a new name, 'OAHSIS'. The debut was cancelled on October 11, 2019.
- Kim Hyung Eun (33th) and Yu Su A (53th) debuted in the project co-ed group D.A.N on March 7, 2019.
- Kim Si Hyun (40th) debuted in EVERGLOW on March 18, 2019.
- Kang Si Won (36th) debuted as a soloist on April 4, 2019.
- Kim Hyung Eun (33th) debuted in PEACE on April 12, 2019.
- Lee Chae Lin (87th) debuted in FANATICS on August 6, 2019.
- Kang Si Hyeon (61st) and Kim Yun Ji (84th) debuted in ARIAZ on October 24, 2019.
- Jung Eun Woo (21st), Kang Yae Bin (29th), Kim Min Kyeung (42nd) and Kang Gyeong Won (48th) debuted in HINAPIA on November 3, 2019.
- Lee Su Hyun (13th) debuted as a soloist on November 15, 2019, under the stage name Luri.
- Park Min Ji (71st) debuted as member of the girl group SECRET NUMBER on October 27, 2021.
- Han Hye Ri (12th) debuted as a soloist on April 11, 2022.
- "Pick Me" (2016)