From Leaving JYP Entertainment To Joining Brand New Music
Lee Dae-hwi is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He became popular after joining Produce 101 Season 2 and debuting with Wanna One. He is successful as an idol and composes many songs for other idols.
Lee Dae-hwi started his career at a global audition of JYP Entertainment in the USA and is now a part of Brand New Music. Check out Lee Dae-hwi’s profile, net worth, and career in this Channel-Korea article below. Stay tuned!
Lee Dae-hwi’s Full Profile
Stage Name: Daehwi (Hangeul:대휘)
Birth Name: Lee Dae-hwi (Hangeul: 이대휘)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Birthday: January 29, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 52 kg (115 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Official Instagram: @AB6IX_official
40 Fun Facts About Lee Dae-hwi
1. Daehwi was born in Seoul, South Korea.
2. He doesn’t have any siblings.
3. Daehwi studied at Park’s Jr. High School when he was in the US and later studied at the School of Performing Arts in the Department of Stage Arts in South Korea.
4. Daehwi lived in Los Angeles, USA, for 6 years and Osaka, Japan, for 2 years.
5. His mother still lives in the United States.
6. His English name is David.
7. His Japanese name is Daiki.
8. Some of Daehwi’s good friends include Victon, Shin Eunsoo, Natty, Ryujin, Somi, Astro’s Sanha, Golden Child’s Bomin, The Boyz’s Sunwo, and The Boyz’s Eric.
9. Daehwi appeared in the promotional song “It’s Me (Pick Me).”
10. Daehwi and Stray Kid’s Seungmin were close during high school.
11. Daehwi trained under Brand New Music alongside Woojin.
12. Daehwi is left-handed.
13. When participating in Produce 101, Daehwi was picked by GOT7’s Jackson.
14. He can compose music and write lyrics.
15. Daehwi can speak English.
16. Purple is his favorite color.
17. Daehwi is a former JYP Entertainment trainee.
18. He is scared of snakes.
19. Daehwi has the taste buds of an old man when eating food.
20. He collects candles.
21. Daehwi’s niece is a model named Chaeyoung.
22. His waist is 17 inches (info is taken from Show Champion Behind).
23. On Produce 101, Daehwi ranked 3rd with 1,102,005 votes.
24. He found the term Mandu Kiss along with Jaehwan.
25. Daehwi was chosen as a favorite contestant by Produce 101 trainer Cheetah.
26. Daehwi’s catchphrase is “Magu-Magu.”
27. Daehwi’s interesting face feature is having a monolid on one eye but a double eyelid on the other.
28. He loves remaking clothes through sewing.
29. He composed the song “Welcome To My Hollywood” for the Brand New Music trainees in the first episode.
30. He was among the top eleven in the last episode of Produce 101.
31. Daehwi was the best dancer of a girl group dance on a Weekly Idol episode.
32. He revealed that when choosing rooms with the other members, they decided with rock, paper, scissors.
33. Daehwi has composed songs for many people including MXM’s “Good Day” and “Dawn,” Jisung’s “Aside,” Jihoon’s “Young 20,” and Produce 48‘s concept evaluation song “See You Again.”
34. He has an iconic dance move called Super Hot along with Seon Ho, a Produce 101 contestant and CUBE trainee.
35. Daehwi is friends with Twice members, and they support each other.
36. He debuted on AB6IX alongside Woojin.
37. Daehwi’s roommate was Sungwoon, but after moving to new apartments, Jinyoung became his roommate.
38. Daehwi revealed on his Vlive that StrayKid’s Hyunjin is his best friend.
39. He said on Wanna One Amigo TV episode 1 that if Minhyun was a girl, he would marry her.
40. His girl type is someone who likes him genuinely no matter what age.
Lee Dae-hwi’s Career Story
Daehwi has a meaningful and long story to be in the entertainment world as an idol. He joined the survival show Produce 101 and debuted as a Wanna One member. After two years when the contract finished, he debuted again as a member of the boy group AB61X.
Before becoming famous, he was living in the United States of America and joined JYP Entertainment Global Auditions to become a trainee in 2015. He moved to another agency named Brand New Music through auditions. Below is his story of becoming a successful idol!
Lee Dae-hwi’s Pre-Debut on Produce 101
He joined Produce 101 Season 2 in 2017 and made it into the top 11 during the competition. That is quite an achievement. This show is a survival music show that produces a boy group after filtering through 101 contestants.
One of his best performances was when he performed the promotional theme song “Pick Me” as the first center. Watch Lee Dae-hwi’s cute performance in “Pick Me” below!
Lee Dae-hwi was ranked three on the final episode and debuted as a Wanna One member. He received 1,102,005 total votes. Cool!
Lee Dae-hwi’s Debut With Wanna One
Wanna One‘s debut was a hit, including for Lee Dae-hwi. The group debuted on August 7, 2017, with the mini-album 1 x 1 = 1, meaning “To Be One.” Their lead track “Energetic” was popular and appeared everywhere. Check out the MV below!
Wanna One achieved commercial success with all four albums they made in almost half a year. They were on top of the Gaon Album Chart and Gaon Digital Chart. Lee Dae-hwi appeared so cute and sharp at the same time. Look at one of his debut clips on “Energetic” when he’s eating doughnuts.
Aside from Wanna One, Dae-hwi was also composing music for shows including Produce 101‘s “Hollywood” and Produce 48‘s “See You Again.” He actively produces songs for his label mates in Brand New Music, including Kang Min-hee’s songs “Remember Me” and “Wish You Love Me.” So productive!
Lee Dae-hwi’s Debut With AB6IX
On May 22, 2019, Lee Dae-hwi debuted with AB6IX with B:Complete with the lead single “Breath.” This album contains the collaboration of the five members Jeon Woong, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin, Lim Young-min, and Lee Dae-hwi. They performed at Olympic Hall to showcase their debut.
The name AB6IX means Above Brand New Six which is short for Absolute Six. Before their official debut, Dae-hwi wrote the song “Hollywood” that was performed by AB6IX on April 26, 2019, on Produce 101 Season 2. The song was choreographed by Park Woo-jin. They are absolutely talented!
Lee Dae-hwi’s Solo Career
After the contract with Wanna One finished, Lee Dae-hwi released the single “Candle” with his fellow labelmate Park Woo-jin in January 2019. This song was a success, gaining rank 60 on the Gaon Single Chart.
Daehwi continued to write songs such as Yoo Ji-sung’s song “Slow,” Park Ji-hoon’s song “Young20,” and also Iz*One’s second mini-album Heart*Iz.
Outside of producing and composing songs, Dae-hwi also became a co-host on M Countdown in April 2019. His last performance as MC was in February 2021.
Even more mesmerizing, Dae-hwi debuted as an actor in the drama Mon Chouchou Global House as the lead male actor named Dong Jin-woo in October 2019. In 2020, He also appeared in the drama Let Me Off the Earth as a guest role, Se Min’s co-worker in episode 17.
What can’t he do?
Lee Dae-hwi’s Net Worth
It is estimated the individual members of Wanna One gained around 1 billion Korean Won or 890,471 USD. Their actual income also depends on their agency contracts which might be 50:50 or 60:40 shared. Their net income as Wanna One is suggested to be around 44 billion Korean Won or 39 million USD.
Lee Dae-hwi is expected to have a net worth of 20 million USD. What do you think? After all, he actively supports producing and composing songs outside of his life as an idol.