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All I Wanna do! Wanna One! Hello, we are Wanna One!

—Wanna One

Wanna One (워너원; also stylized as WANNA·ONE) was an 11-member boy group under Swing Entertainment. They debuted on August 7, 2017 with their first mini album 1X1=1 (To Be One).

They officially concluded their activities on January 27, 2019.

History

Pre-debut: Produce 101 Season 2

In February 2017, it was reported that the next season of the successful Produce 101, Produce 101 Season 2 was confirmed for filming. In contrast to last season where they formed a unit girl group, it was announced that this season it will be a boy group that will be formed from a pool of 101 trainees from 54 entertainment companies. The show premiered on April 7, 2017 and its finale aired on June 16, 2017, with the 11 winners forming a boy group. The group's debut lineup included Yoon Jisung and Kang Daniel from MMO Entertainment, Ha Sung Woon from Ardor & Able, Hwang Min Hyun from Pledis Entertainment, Ong Seong Wu from Fantagio, Kim Jae Hwan, an independent trainee, Park Ji Hoon from Maroo Entertainment, Park Woo Jin and Lee Dae Hwi from Brand New Music, Bae Jin Young from C9 Entertainment and Lai Kuan Lin from Cube Entertainment.

It was revealed that after the final concert of Produce 101 Season 2 at the beginning of July is over, the group will be preparing for their debut. It was also revealed that they will be advertising for school uniform brand, Ivy Club, which was noted as this was before the finale occurred.

2017–2019: Debut and disbandment

The group debuted on August 7, 2017 with their first mini album 1X1=1 (To Be One).

Their contracts ended on December 31, 2018 but they officially concluded their activities on January 27, 2019, following their last concert Therefore.[1][2]

2021: Reunion at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards

On November 15, 2021, the organizers of the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards anounced that Wanna One would be performing at the upcoming award ceremony.[3]

Members

Rank Name Position(s) Agency
8 Jisung (지성) Leader, Vocalist MMO Entertainment
11 Sungwoon (성운) Main Vocalist Ardor & Able
9 Minhyun (민현) Lead Vocalist, Visual Pledis Entertainment
5 Seongwu (성우) Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist Fantagio Music
4 Jaehwan (재환) Main Vocalist Independent Trainee
1 Daniel (다니엘) Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Center MMO Entertainment
2 Jihoon (지훈) Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Visual Maroo Entertainment
6 Woojin (우진) Main Rapper, Main Dancer Brand New Music
10 Jinyoung (진영) Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual C9 Entertainment
3 Daehwi (대휘) Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper Brand New Music
7 Kuanlin (관린) Lead Rapper, Maknae Cube Entertainment

Aftermath

Jisung's contract with MMO Entertainment expired on January 31, 2019 and he signed with LM Entertainment. He made his solo debut on February 20, 2019 with Aside. Jisung began his military service on May 14, 2019 and was released early in November 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After the group's disbandment, Sungwoon made his solo debut on February 28, 2019 with his mini album My Moment. During 2019 and 2020, HOTSHOT was on a hiatus so he was actively promoting as a soloist. But after March 30, 2021, HOTSHOT has disbanded after completing their activities.

Minhyun returned as a member of NU'EST and made their comeback as five with A Song For You. He also released his first solo single, "Universe" on April 3, 2019 as a pre-release single and CD-only track for their sixth mini album Happily Ever After.

Seongwu has been active in his acting career and appearing in variety shows, since the group's disbandment. He made his solo debut on March 25, 2020 with his first mini album Layers.

Jaehwan made his solo debut on May 20, 2019 with his first mini album Another.

Daniel had legal problems with his agency, LM Entertainment, so his debut was delayed. Daniel left LM and formed his own company KONNECT Entertainment where he made his solo debut on July 25, 2019 with his first special album Color On Me.

Jihoon made his solo debut on on March 26, 2019 with the mini album O'Clock.

Woojin and Daehwi became members of the boy group AB6IX with the other two members who were also in Produce 101 Season 2 and another trainee. They debuted with their EP B:Complete on May 22, 2019.

Jinyoung made his solo debut on April 26, 2019 with his first single album "Hard To Say Goodbye". A few months later on July 23, 2019, he made his debut with the boy group CIX.

Kuanlin became apart of the duo Wooseok X Kuanlin following the disbandment of Wanna One. They debuted with their mini album 9801. Kuanlin requested to terminate his contract with Cube Entertainment which legal actions were then involved, though his request was dismissed by the court. He now is active as an actor in China, making his acting debut in 2019 with the Chinese drama A Little Thing Called First Love.

Discography

Studio albums

Mini albums

Special albums

Digital singles

Concerts

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Wanna One

Endorsements

  • Hite Beer Extra Cold (Jisung, Sung Woon, Minhyun, Daniel, Seongwoo & Jaehwan Only) (2017)
  • Yo-hi (2017)
  • K-Swiss (2017)
  • The Musician (2017)
  • G Market (2017-2018)
  • Snow App (2017)
  • Samsung Pay (2017)
  • Cold Brew (2017)
  • ELDER (2017)
  • LENS NINE (2017)
  • Lotteria (2017)
  • Milkis Yohi Water (2017)
  • Mexicana Chicken (2017)
  • Ghana Chocolate (2017)
  • Ivy Club (2017-2018)
  • Innisfree (2017-2018)
  • Mobifren (2017-2018)
  • Shinhan Bank SOL App (2018)
  • Pleasia (2018)
  • Vita500
  • Reebook (2018)


Trivia

  • It was revealed that the members will be solely focusing on their activities with the group during their contract period, unlike members of I.O.I, who were able to be active with groups under their own agencies at the same time.
  • In their logo, there are exactly eleven vertical strokes signifying eleven members.
  • They are the first male K-Pop group to debut with 11 members.

Gallery

Promotional

Miscellaneous

References

Official links

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