The 101 on Wanna One

Wanna One, the massively popular K-Pop group, is brining their ONE: THE WORLD tour to Australia! Ahead of their Melbourne concert at Hisense Arena this Friday, we give you the 1-0-1 on Wanna One!

Wanna One’s Debut and Success

Wanna One (워너원) is a project group, formed through Mnet’s wildly successful ‘survival’ reality show Produce 101 (Season 2). From an initial one-hundred-and-one contestants, representing a number of different Korean entertainment agencies, the final eleven members were finally selected by popular audience vote.

Wanna One officially debuted on August 2017 under YMC Entertainment. Immediately, the group was recognised for their immense success and brand recognition.  Notably, with the combined sales of their album ‘1X1=1 (To Be One)’ and its repackage ‘ 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You)’, Wanna One became the first K-Pop group to sell one million copies of their debut album.

Alongside their music success, Wanna One has featured in over sixteen marketing initiatives, including advertisements for cosmetics, foods and beverages, and clothing. Following their significant influence, Wanna One ranked number number two on Forbes’ Korea’s Power Celebrity List for 2018.

Their short contract with YMC expired on May 31 of this year. However, from the 1st Of June 2018 the group continued to promote under Swing Entertainment, a new agency that was exclusively established for the group.

Members

Wanna One is made up of eleven members. Notably, before appearing on Produce 101, several members had already been active in the Korean entertainment industry!

  • Yoon Ji Sung (윤지성)
    – Position: Leader, Sub-Vocalist
    – Birthday: March 8th, 1991
  • Ha Sung Woon (하성운)
    – Position: Main Vocalist
    – Birthday: March 22nd, 1994
  • Hwang Min Hyun (황민현)
    – Position: Lead Vocalist
    – Birthday: August 9th, 1995
  • Ong Seong Wu (옹성우)
    – Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
    – Birthday: August 25th, 1995
  • Kim Jae Hwan (김재환)
    – Position: Main Vocalist
    – Birthday: May 27th, 1996
  • Kang Daniel (강다니엘)
    – Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
    – Birthday: December 10th, 1996
  • Park Ji Hoon (박지훈)
    – Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
    – Birthday: May 29th, 1999
  • Park Woo Jin (박우진)
    – Position: Main Rapper, Main Dancer
    – Birthday: November 2nd, 1999
  • Bae Jin Young (배진영)
    – Position: Sub Vocalist
    – Birthday: May 10th, 2000
  • Lee Dae Hwi (이대휘)
    – Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper
    – Birthday: January 29th, 2001
  • Lai Kuan Lin (라이관린)
    – Position: Maknae, Lead Rapper
    – Birthday: September 23rd, 2001

Discography

It has been a little over a year since their official debut, and already the group has a fairly tremendous list of albums and smash-hit singles. They include:

Albums:

  • 1×1=1 (To Be One)
  • 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) (REPACKAGE)
  • 0+1=1 (I Promise You)
  • 1÷x=1 (Undivided) (SPECIAL ALBUM)

Singles:

  • Energetic (에너제틱)
  • Beautiful
  • I Promise You (I.P.U.) (약속해요)
  • Boomerang (부메랑)
  • Light (켜줘)

Our favourite song? Energetic! This ridiculously catchy hit is a bop-and-a-half, and will be sure to get you up and dancing – an instant mood lifter, in any situation!

Official Social Accounts

Can’t get enough of Wanna One? You can follow the boys on the following: