Can y’all believe that it has already been a year since Wanna One (워너원) disbanded and went their separate ways?
The 11 members of the “Energetic” hit makers bid their last farewell to Wannables (as fans are lovingly called) during a special concert held back in January 2019, following the end of their one-year-long contract with Swing Entertainment. Since then, all of the them have continued on their respective journeys in various fields of entertainment.
For those who are curious on what the members are currently up to now a year after their disbandment, then check out the list below:
1. Kang Daniel (강다니엘)
Kang Daniel is now running his own entertainment company, Konnect Entertainment. He released his solo debut EP, “Colour On Me” under the label. However, the Busan-born heartthrob’s promotion for his 2nd single “Touchin'” was cut short, as it was announced that he would be undergoing an hiatus due to health issues.
Get well soon, Daniel!
2. Park Jihoon (박지훈)
Following Wanna One’s disbandment, Jihoon has went on to pursue a career in both singing and acting. Last year, he released 2 EPs – “O’Clock and “360”. Apart from that, the Masan-born cutie also starred as Go Youngsoo in “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency”.
3 & 4. Lee Daehwi (이대휘) & Park Woojin (박우진)
Brand New Music labelmates Daehwi and Woojin made their official debut with AB6IX with the song “Breathe”, along with 2 other “Produce 101” alumnis; Lim Youngmin and Kim Donghyun. The 4 talented boys were joined by former JYP, Woollim and YG trainee Jeon Woong.
5. Kim Jaehwan (김재환)
The all-rounded musician went on to become a solo artiste under the same group that used to manage Wanna One; Swing Entertainment. Though most of his songs focuses more on mellowed down and chilled ballads, he still occasionally dances to choreographies from time to time.
6. Ong Seongwu (옹성우)
Like fellow member Jihoon, Seongwu also went on to become an actor and a singer at the same time. He gained nationwide fame for his appearance in JTBC’s “At Eighteen”. For those who have been missing his soothing voice, he has just released a special single called “We Belong”.
7. Lai Guanlin (라이관린)
Guanlin appeared in a special collaboration project with Pentagon member Wooseok in March 2019. Aptly named Wooseok x Guanlin, the duo released an album called “9801”, with the title track “I’m A Star”. In addition, he ventured into acting, like most of the members in this list. He acted as the male lead in Chinese drama “A Little Thing Called First Love”.
8. Yoon Jisung (윤지성)
Former leader Jisung dropped his 1st EP “Aside”, not long after the end of the group’s contract. He also released a special single called “Winter Flower” as a gift for his fans before his enlistment. He is currently serving in the military.
9. Hwang Minhyun (황민현)
Minhyun finally made his long-awaited to his original group NU’EST. The 5-member K-pop ensemble has been enjoying their new-found success following their stint in “Produce 101”. Their latest song, “Love Me”, managed to top the charts in all 5 major music shows – M Countdown, Music Bank, Music Core, Inkigayo and Show Champion.
10. Bae Jinyoung (배진영)
The 20-year-old visual member is now a member of rookie group CIX. They made their official debut back in July 2019 with an EP called “Hello Chapter 1: Hello Stranger”. Just a few months before that, the group was nominated for Best Korean Act at MTV EMA 2019!
11. Ha Sungwoon (하성운)
Last but not least is none other than Ha Sungwoon. The 26-year-old is arguably the most active member when it comes to his participations in a number of projects. This includes singles, drama soundtracks as well as variety show appearances ever since he embarked a solo career. We still have yet to hear any news about his group HOTSHOT, though.
Fingers crossed that all of Wanna One will reunite as a whole team again one fine day. :'(