They will be active for two and a half years on a special contract before disbanding sometime in 2021.
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.
|English Name||Korean Name||Japanese Name|
|Jang Won Young||장원영||ジャンウォンヨン||Korean||Lead Dancer, Vocalist, 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||Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer|
|An Yu Jin||안유진||アンユジン||Korean||Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer|
|Yabuki Nako||야부키 나코||矢吹奈子||Japanese||Vocalist|
|Kwon Eun Bi||권은비||クォンウンビ||Korean||Leader, Lead 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, Rapper|
|Kim Chae Won||김채원||キムチェウォン||Korean||Lead Vocalist|
|Kim Min Ju||김민주||キムミンジュ||Korean||Vocalist, Rapper, Visual|
|Lee Chae Yeon||이채연||イチェヨン||Korean||Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper|
- COLOR*IZ (2018)
- IZ*ONE CHU (Mnet, 2018) - Reality TV series
- Overhit (2018)
- Salewa (2018)
- Skoolooks (2018)