Wanna One’s Woojin and Daehwi’s New Group, AB6IX: Profile, Facts, Discography, etc.

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Introducing The Most Anticipated Boy Band in 2019, Wanna One’s Woojin and Daehwi’s New Group, AB6IX

Brand New Music finally debuted AB6IX (Hangeul: 에이비식스), known pre-debut as BRANDNEWBOYS (Hangeul: 브랜뉴보이즈). AB6IX consists of five members including Lim Young Min, Jeon Woong, Kim Dong Hyun, Park Woo Jin, and Lee Dae Hwi. They officially debuted and launched their first mini-album B:Complete on May 22nd, 2019. The acronym AB6IX stands for ABSOLUTE or ABOVE BRANDNEW together with the number 6 which actually means that the 6 stands for 5 members plus 1 fandom.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about AB6IX more, so stay tuned!

Youngmin’s Full Profile

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Stage Name: Youngmin ( Hangeul: 영민)
Full Name: Lim Young-min (Hangeul: 임영민)
Chinese Name: Lin Yingmin (林煐岷)
Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Date of Birth: December 25th, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: O

Facts About Youngmin

  • Youngmin has a younger brother who was born in 2002 and has an older brother.
  • He was born in Seoul.
  • He came back to Seoul after living in Busan from when he was 5 years old.
  • Some of his nicknames include Tomato, Cherry Boy, and Alpaca.
  • He was an ex-RBW trainee.
  • He was first auditioned for JYP Entertainment but failed the audition.
  • He is skilled in writing rap lyrics.
  • He can play the piano.
  • His favorite season is autumn.
  • His favorite flowers are tulips.
  • He has big hands.
  • Youngmin is doing his own skincare routine.
  • Youngmin speaks Satoori (Busan dialect) more than Woojin according to Donghyun.
  • He has a difficult time waking up in the morning according to Donghyun.
  • He was a trainee for 1 year and 2 months.
  • He was a participant of Produce 101 Season 2 but was eliminated in episode 11.
  • Youngmin prefers iced americano to hot americano.
  • He likes cats better than dogs.
  • He prefers seasoned chicken rather than original fried chicken.
  • He debuted in a group called YDPP, which contained 4 members: MXM members, Jung Sewoon and Lee Gwanghyun, on March 11th, 2018.
  • He, along with Donghyun, attended Deokdu Elementary School, Daejeo Middle School, Busan Gangseo High School, and Global Cyber University in Broadcasting and
  • Entertainment Department.
  • His shoe size is 280 mm.
  • His hobbies are swimming and playing basketball.
  • Youngmin’s ideal type is someone with a nice smile.

Woong’s Full Profile

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Stage Name: Woong ( Hangeul: 웅).
Full Name: Jeon Woong (전웅)
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Date of Birth: October 15th, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: B

Facts About Woong

  • His hometown is Daejeon, South Korea.
  • He has two older brothers.
  • He graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in Practical Dance Department along with Yugyeom from GOT7, Kino from Pentagon, Jane from Momoland, and Hayoung from Fromis_9.
  • Woong has even trained in JYP, Woollim, and YG entertainment.
  • Woong is best friends with Golden Child’s Jangjun since they have trained together in Woollim.
  • He was part of a famous private dance academy.
  • He is friends with Kino from Pentagon, Bang Chan from Stray Kids, Byeongkwan from A.C.E, and Ravn from Oneus.
  • He previously went to school with Seungyeon Uniq.
  • Woong loves wearing pajamas at home.
  • He was seen in Infinite H‘s MV “As Long As You’re Not Crazy.”
  • He was in the survival show Stray Kids with the Silver Boys when he was in YG.
  • Woong does the best aegyo according to the other members.
  • He doesn’t like people calling him by his full name, he likes to be called Woong or Woongs.
  • His closest friend is Donghyun because they come from the same hometown, Daejeon.
  • He prefers calling rather than texting.
  • His favorite sport is running.
  • He can’t eat spicy food.
  • His roommate is Woonjin.

Donghyun’s Full Profile

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Stage Name: Donghyun (Hangeul: 동현)
FullName: Kim Dong-Hyun (Hangeul: 김동현)
Chinese Name: Jin Dongxian (金東賢)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Visual
Date of Birth: September 17th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 63 kg (145 lbs)
Blood Type: O

Facts About Donghyun

  • He was born in Daejeon, South Korea.
  • He has a fraternal twin brother, an older brother and an older sister.
  • He said his twin brother has a completely opposite personality.
  • His nickname is Buffalo.
  • He attended Daejeon Geulkkot Middle School, Namdaejeon High School, and Global Cyber University same as Youngmin.
  • His hobbies are watching movies, listening to music, and walking around the Han river.
  • His favorite season is autumn.
  • His favorite flower is rose.
  • Donghyun was a trainee for 1.5 years before he joined PD101.
  • His favorite food is blue crab soup.
  • He hates mushrooms.
  • He is a former JYP trainee.
  • He loves to explore places.
  • He is skilled in composing and playing the guitar.
  • He has two favorite guitar names “Remi” and “little Donghyun.”
  • His first favorite male idol group is Seventeen.
  • He hates worms.
  • His favorite sport is soccer.
  • Daehwi, Youngmin, and Donghyun are sharing a room.
  • Donghyun also prefers calling rather than texting.
  • He prefers noodles rather than spicy noodles.
  • Donghyun was close to the solo artist Kim Donghan (former JBJ member).
  • He was a participant on Produce 101 Season 2 but was eliminated in episode 10.
  • He, along with Youngmin, is part of the subunit MXM.
  • His shoe size is 270 mm.
  • His ideal type is someone who has the same hobby as him and is fun to talk to.

Woojin’s Full Profile

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Stage Name: Woojin (Hangeul: 우진)
Full Name: Park Woojin (Hangeul: 박우진)
Chinese Name: Pu Youzhen (朴佑鎮)
Position: Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Date of Birth: November 2nd, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Korean
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A

Facts About Woojin

  • He was born in Busan, South Korea.
  • He has a younger sister, Park Yerim.
  • He has even appeared on SuperstarK when he was 11 years old.
  • He was a trainee for a year and 2 months.
  • His fans love his snaggletooth.
  • He is skilled at different types of dance, such as B-boy, popping, crumping, and locking.
  • He enjoys watching food shows on TV.
  • Woojin usually sleeps naked.
  • Woojin doesn’t move at all when he sleeps.
  • His roommate is Woong.
  • Woojin is the noisiest in the group chat.
  • He doesn’t use satoori (Busan dialect).
  • His favorite superhero character is Iron Man.
  • He likes iced americano.
  • He prefers calling rather than texting.
  • He is a former JYP trainee.
  • Woojin appeared in Yang Da Il’s “One Summer” MV and was also featured in A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s song “Look Back At It.”
  • He was a contestant on Produce 101 but ended on the 6th rank with a total of 937,379 votes and became a part of Wanna One.
  • Woojin roommate was Woong.
  • His ideal type is cute, age is not a problem.

Daehwi’s Full Profile

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Stage Name: Daehwi (Hangeul: 대휘)
Full Name: Lee Dae-hwi (Hangeul: 이대휘)
Chinese Name: Li Dahui (李大輝)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Maknae
English Name: David Lee
Date of Birth: January 29th, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Korean
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 53 kg (117 lbs)
Blood Type: A

Facts About Daehwi

  • He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
  • He is the only child.
  • He graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA).
  • He was the center for Produce 101 Season 2’s promotional song “It’s Me” (Pick Me).
  • He has lived in Los Angeles, the USA for 6 years and in Osaka, Japan for 2 years.
  • His mom is currently living in the USA.
  • Daehwi is a former JYP trainee.
  • He speaks English fluently.
  • Daehwi is left-handed.
  • He is skilled in writing lyrics and composing music.
  • Daehwi wears glasses at the dorm because his eyesight is poor.
  • He is close to Jeon Somi and Hyunjin Stray Kids and Seungmin Stray Kids.
  • Daehwi and Somi have become brand representatives for Fanta.
  • Daehwi composed IZ*ONE’s song titled “Airplane.”
  • Daehwi prefers iced americanos to hot americanos.
  • Daehwi could swear in English when he is sleeping.
  • Daehwi produced one of Park Jihoon‘s songs titled “Young 20.”
  • Daehwi also wrote and produced one of Yoon Jisung‘s songs called “Comma.”
  • He was a participant on Produce 101 and ended on the 3rd rank with a total of
  • 1,102,005 votes) and became a member of Wanna One.
  • His ideal girl type is someone who genuinely likes him, age doesn’t matter.

AB6IX’s Pre-debut Appearances

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Produce 101 Season 2: Woojin, Daehwi, Donghyun, and Youngmin

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Young Min, Dong Hyun, Woo Jin, and Dae Hwi were participants on Produce 101 Season 2, a Mnet survival show for forming boy bands. Woo Jin and Dae Hwi finished in 6th and 3rd rank, and they became part of the project for debuting the boy band Wanna One. On the other hand, Young Min and Dong Hyun were eliminated and finished in 15th and 28th rank, respectively.

Woojin and Daehwin in Wanna One

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Woo Jin and Dae Hwi were ranked 6th and 3rd, therefore, they were debuting in the contract project group Wanna One and became a famous group at the time. Later on, surprisingly, Woojin and Daehwi announced their collaboration single “Candle.” This song that is of the R&B and hip-hop genre was released on January 29th. The song tells the story of waiting for the one you love during cold days and lighting up the candle to make you feel warm. Daehwi participated in the writing of the lyrics, while Woojin composed the rap. They both said that this song was written while thinking of their fans.

Youngmin and Dongyun in MXM

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Donghyun and Youngmin were also participants of Produce 101 season 2. But they were eliminated in episode 10. Later, they were debuted as members of the subunit group called MXM. Im Young-min and Kim Dong-hyun meet in Brand New Music and become trainees. They became agency representatives along with Lee Dae-hwi and Park Woo-jin in Produce 101 Season 2. Both of them were not chosen to take part in the Wanna One project group since Youngmin placed in the 15th rank and Donghyun got eliminated right before the last episode.

They debuted as MXM, duo group under Brand New Music on September 6th, 2017. Before this, Young Min and Dong Hyun were members of Starship Entertainment and Brand New Music collaboration project group called YDPP.

MXM stands for “Mix and Match” that denotes their significant quality and “More x More” which stands for their determination to become the best duo. On July 27th, they released their first single titled “Good Day” and Dong-Hyun also wrote their second single titled “I Just Do” along with Young-min and produced by Brand New Music, Kiggen.

Woong as YG Trainee in Stray Kids

Before Woong joined Brand New Music, he used to be a trainee in four different agencies, namely AB Entertainment, Woolim Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment. He became a trainee in JYP Entertainment in 2015 along with other Stray Kids members. Thus, he became friends with them, especially Jisung and Chan.

Before debuting in 2018, Stray Kids members were doing survival reality show also named after the group, Stray Kids. Woong also appeared on that show as an agency representative of YG Entertainment and competed with them to show his talent and ability.  On that survival reality show, Woong demonstrated his talent in singing, dancing, rapping, also playing the piano.