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IZ*ONE (Korean: 아이즈원; Japanese: アイズワン; pronounced as "is one") is a twelve-member project girl group formed through Mnet's competition reality show Produce 48. They are managed by Off The Record Entertainment in South Korea, and AKS in Japan.

They will be active for two and a half years on a special contract before disbanding sometime in 2021.

IZ*ONE debuted on October 29, 2018 with mini album COLOR*IZ.[1]

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.

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.[1]

Members

Members Nationality Position(s)
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

Discography

Mini albums

Filmography

Television shows

  • IZ*ONE CHU (Mnet, 2018) - Reality TV series

Endorsements

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

Gallery

References

Official links