The talent competition slash survival show Produce 101 has given us several incredible stages: From season one's iconic SNSD "Into The New World" cover (Yoo Yeon Jung’s vocals!) to a "Bang Bang" stage that got Jessie J’s recognition, to season two's unforgettable "Sorry, Sorry" performance (Kim Jae Hwan’s ad libs!), to season three's heart wrenching rendition of BTS’ "The Truth Untold", to season four’s dance-heavy version of Imagine Dragon’s "Believer", to name a few.
More importantly, each of the debuted groups have given us amazing perfomances and insanely catchy discography—including monster rookie Wanna One, the product of Produce 101 season 2. Made up of 11 incredibly talented boys, the group won awards left and right, and their hit releases were on everyone's K-pop playlists. You might find yourself humming (or singing!) along to a few of them:
Curious about what your 11 favorite boys have been up to? Continue reading to find out their individual fandom names and how the members have been keeping themselves busy!
Yoon Ji Sung – leader, vocalist
The mathyung (eldest member) of Wanna One had an eventful 2019. He was cast as the male lead in the musical The Days, released his first EP Aside and special album Dear Diary before holding successful fanmeets across Asia, and gifted his fans with a single titled "Winter, Flower" a week after his enlistment as an active-duty soldier on May 14, 2019. During his enlistment, Ji Sung was cast in the military musical Return: The Promise of the Day. BABALs can look forward to Jisung's military discharge on December 13, 2020!
Ha Sung Woon – main vocalist
A member of K-pop group HOTSHOT, Ha Sung Woon made his solo debut on January 28, 2019 with a self-composed song titled "Don't Forget", featuring fellow Wanna One member Park Ji Hoon. His first EP, My Moment, followed on February 28, 2019. After several successful fan meets, Sung Woon demonstrated his MC and DJ skills for different shows, and sung several OSTs, including "Think of You" for tvN drama Her Private Life. In July 2019, he made Ha:Neuls very happy upon releasing his second EP BXXX, and held held his very first solo concert "Dive in Color" from July to September 2019. More recently, Sung Woon released an OST titled "I Fall In Love" for K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch on May 2, 2020, and dropped his third EP, Twilight Zone, on June 8, 2020.
Hwang Min Hyun – vocalist
L.O.Λ.Es were incredibly happy to see NU'EST's lead vocalist and visual return to the group. Min Hyun released his solo song "Universe" on April 3, 2019, as a pre-release single from the group's sixth EP Happily Ever After. On October 21, 2019, the group released their seventh EP The Table, and on May 11, 2020, they released their eighth EP The Nocturne. On October 7, 2020, NU'EST released their 2nd Japanese album, Drive, their first Japanese album release in five years. Fans of actor Min Hyun, rejoice—in June 2020, he was cast as one of the leads in upcoming JTBC drama Live On!
Ong Seong Wu – main dancer, vocalist
Seong Wu held his first solo fan meeting tour for WELOs, titled "Eternity", from March to April 2019. He made his acting debut in July 2019 with a starring role in JTBC's drama At Eighteen, and even recorded an OST for the drama called "Our Story." He also appeared on season 2 of the travel variety show Traveler and backpacked in Argentina with fellow actors Ahn Jae Hong and Kang Ha Neul! Seong Wu made a comeback with his first solo album, Layers, on March 25, 2020, and appeared on several variety shows to promote the EP. He is currently one of the male leads in JTBC drama More Than Friends alongside Shin Ye Eun and Kim Dong Jun, and will be making his film debut in the upcoming musical movie Life Is Beautiful.
Kim Jae Hwan – main vocalist
Now a soloist under Swing Entertainment (he appeared on Produce 101 as an independent trainee), Jae Hwan has released two EPs: Another, on May 20, 2019, and Moment, on December 12, 2019. Jae Hwan held a solo concert for WIN:D called "Illusion" back in February 2020 (fellow Wanna One member Bae Jin Young was a special guest!). His most recent projects in 2020 include the release of two digital singles ("Goodbye" on February 2, and "I'm Not Okay" on August 23), an OST titled "What If" for K-drama Record Of Youth, and the web variety show Boys’ Mind Camp.
Kang Daniel – main dancer, rapper, vocalist, center
The nation's pick for the highly-coveted "Center" position, Kang Daniel had a difficult first half of 2019. After moving to LM Entertainment at the end of his Wanna One schedules, Daniel eventually suspended his contract and established his own agency, Konnect Entertainment. He debuted as a solo artist with the release of his first EP, Color on Me, on July 25, 2019, and embarked on a multi-city fan meeting tour to see DANITY immediately after—Manila was one of the stops! In 2020, travel reality show Hello, Daniel premiered on March 4. Daniel dropped his second EP, Cyan, on March 24, and his third EP, Magenta, on August 3. He also released his first-ever drama OST on June 19 called "Something" for SBS' Backstreet Rookie.
Park Ji Hoon – dancer, vocalist, rapper, visual
Mays still can't get over his iconic "I'll save you in my heart" catchphrase! Ji Hoon released his first solo EP, O'Clock, on March 26, 2019. He was also cast in historical drama Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency, which began airing in September 2019. Ji Hoon dropped his second EP, 360, on December 4, 2019, and returned with his third EP, The W, on May 26, 2020. He currently plays the lead role in the drama adaptation of popular webtoon Love Revolution.
Park Woo Jin - main rapper, main dancer
Signed with Brand New Music alongside Lee Dae Hwi, the two collaborated to release a single titled "Candle" in January 2019. In March 2019, Woo Jin was confirmed as one of the cast members for Law of the Jungle in Thailand. On May 22, 2019, Woo Jin and Dae Hwi debuted as member of boy group AB61X with their first EP titled B:Complete. On October 7, 2019, the group released their first studio album 6ixense, and held their first solo concert with the same name on November 9, 2019. AB6IX released their second EP 5NALLY on February 13, 2020, and made a comeback with their second mini album Vivid on June 29, 2020.
Bae Jin Young – vocalist, visual
Jin Young had his first Asia fan meeting tour called "IM YOUNG" which began on Febraury 27, 2019. He debuted as a soloist on April 26, 2019, with his self-composed single album, Hard To Say Goodbye. In July 2019, he debuted as a member of the boy group CIX through first EP, Hello Chapter 1: Hello, Stranger. On November 19, 2019, CIX released their second EP Hello Chapter 2: Hello, Strange Place. Their planned comeback in 2020 was scheduled for a June 30 release, but their third EP Hello Chapter 3: Hello, Strange Time was postponed following Jin Young's injury.
Lee Dae Hwi – vocalist, dancer, rapper
Post-Wanna One, Dae Hwi has been an emcee for several shows, including the Global MC Crew on M Countdown. Dae Hwi has also composed and produced several songs for Produce 101 shows, his Brand New Music labelmates, and more: He wrote the song "Slow" for Ji Sung's debut EP Aside, the song "Young20" for Ji Hoon, and the song "Airplane" from Iz One's second mini album Heart*Iz. He is currently a member of boy band AB6IX alongside labelmate Woo Jin, to the happiness of ABNEWs.
Lai Kuan Lin – rapper, maknae
Wanna One's maknae (youngest member) hails from Taiwan, and has focused his attention on the Chinese market since making his solo debut. In January 2019, Kuan Lin was confirmed as the male lead in Chinese drama A Little Thing Called First Love. On March 11, 2019, he and Pentagon's Woo Seok debuted as a unit called Wooseok X Kuanlin released their EP 9801. In June 2020, Kuan Lin was cast as the lead role in youth drama Don't Think About Interrupting My Studies.
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