Samuel Kim (사무엘) has finally made his solo debut!
As promised, the “Produce 101” season 2 contestant released the music video for “Sixteen” (식스틴) featuring rapper Changmo (창모) on Wednesday (2nd August). “Sixteen” is also the title of his mini-album.
“Sixteen” contains 6 tracks including “Jewel Box”, “I Got It” featuring Maboos, “With U” featuring Kim Chung Ha, “1, 2, 3” featuring Maboos, and “I’m Ready”. In the music video, Samuel shows off his smooth dance skills as he dances in an empty supermarket and rooftop. The teen idol is also seen casually hanging out with his friends.
During his debut showcase, Samuel revealed that he’s excited to debut alongside Wanna One. “I’m friends with all of the members of Wanna One. I’m especially close with Park Ji Hoon, Ong Sung Woo, and Kang Daniel. We haven’t been able to keep in touch these days because we’re so busy”, he said.
He added, “We just happen to be making our debuts around the same time, and I think we’ll have fun seeing each other for the first time in a while and promoting at the same time.”
Born in 2002, 16-year-old Samuel Kim (otherwise known as Punch) was a potential member of Pledis Entertainment’s large scale boy group, SEVENTEEN. Prior to joining the 2nd season of “Produce 101”, he and rapper One formed a hip hop duo called 1PUNCH in 2015. Although the group disbanded shortly after, the Brave Entertainment trainee has always been popular among K-Pop fans thanks to his boyish charm, good looks, and unique singing voice.