A new YouTube channel exclusively for Wanna One (워너원) was officially launched earlier this week on 24th January (Monday), leaving tons of K-pop fans completely baffled.
Yesterday (Tuesday, 25th January), CJ ENM dropped the news through the now-disbanded group’s official Twitter that they have launched the new YouTube channel. Aside from their upcoming digital single “B-Side”, it’s understood that all of the past contents from the boy group will also be uploaded there.
— Wanna One (@WannaOne_twt) January 25, 2022
As stated in the announcement, the YouTube channel will be used to archive the various content released for the “Produce 101” project idol group. Of course, many fans (as they call themselves, Wannables) were extremely thrilled by the news, as they would be able to easily find videos featuring the 11 members from now on.
On the other hand, there were also some netizens who appear to question on what is the reason behind the entertainment company opening the YouTube channel at this time. This recent news came after almost three years since the group disbanded, and the members went their separate ways.
These cybercitizens took to online community platform to air their two cents on the matter. To quote some of them, “CJ is just amazing, they’re making a YouTube channel now? Then how does the money earned from the channel be divided? Don’t tell me CJ will get all the money from the channel.”
“Let’s be honest here. Kang Daniel is the only member who is well-known in Korea, though his music didn’t make it to the charts. The rest of the members are still known as ‘former Wanna One members’. Their peak has long gone. There’s no point for sudden reunion,” one netizen wrote on AllKpop portal. Another fan also claimed that the agency is “using” the group to hype up their upcoming survival programme.
In case you missed it, the boys of Wanna One reunited on stage for the first time in more than two years at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2021 MAMA). Watch their splendid performance here: