Get To Know D1CE: Profile, Facts, Interaction with DREAMCATCHER, and More

Meet The Latest K-Pop Boy Group in Town—D1CE!

It’s not a secret that the K-Pop music industry has a high productivity and production demand. Every year, there are new groups that are debuting in the Korean music scene. Whether it’s a boy group or a girl group, both have been doing a lot of steps to be able to get a debut date. And one of them is the boy group called D1CE (d-once), which consists of five members (Yonggeun, Hyunsoo, Yoojun, Woodam, and Jinyoung) who debuted with the release of their mini-album Wake up: Roll the World under the auspices of D1CE Company in early August 2019. The mini-album contains six songs with the title track “깨워” (Wake up).

Are you curious enough to dive deep into the details about this group? Check out the article below to find out more information about this group!


D1CE Group Profile

D1ce is a 5-member boy group consisting of Woo Jin-young, Jo Yong-geun, Park Woo-dam, Jung Yoo-jun, and Kim Hyun-soo. Since their early debut, many K-Pop fans are already familiar with members of D1CE. And that’s maybe because prior to their official debut, some of the members had already participated in a few survival shows.

D1CE made their debut on August 1st, 2019, under the auspices of D1CE Company (D1CE Entertainment), a subsidiary of Happy Face Entertainment.

Just like the Dreamcatcher Company which is devoted to managing the activities of the girl group DREAMCATCHER, D1CE Company is also a label that houses and handles all matters related to the D1CE. Besides D1CE Company and Dreamcatcher Company, Happy Face Entertainment also has another subsidiary label call Music Company.

Group Information

  • Group name: D1CE
  • Origin: Seoul, South Korea
  • Years active: 2019–present
  • Debut date: August 1st, 2019
  • Label(s): Happy Face Entertainment, D1CE Company
  • Associated acts: HNB
  • Members: Yonggeun, Hyunsoo, Yoojun, Woodam, and Jinyoung
  • Fandom Name: Don1y
  • Official Colors: Pantone 13-0919 & Pantone 19-0805
  • D1CE Official Sites:
    Twitter: @officialD1CE
    Instagram: @officiald1ce
    YouTube: D1CE Official
    Fan Café: 디원스D1CE


D1CE Members’ Profiles and Facts


Yonggeun’s Profile

Stage Name: Yonggeun (용근)
Birth Name: Jo Yong-geun (조용근)
Possible Position: Leader, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Date of Birth: January 23rd, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
Blood Type: A


Yonggeun’s Facts

  • He participated in Mnet’s Produce 101 Season 2 and was ranked 93rd on the show
  • He participated in JTBC’s Mix Nine and was ranked 25th on the show
  • He studied at Kyunghee University
  • He has been friends for eight years with Jinyoung
  • He auditioned along with Woodam, Hyunsoo, Jinyoung, and former members Jaehee, Junhyeong, Hyunsik, Jongmin, and Yooncheol for a position in Mix Nine, but they didn’t pass the audition
  • Yonggeun attended STC Academy with Minhwan, Jinyoung, and former members Jaehee and Hyungjin before becoming a trainee
  • EXO‘s Sehun, BLK‘s Taebin, IN2IT‘s Jiahn, and The Rose‘s Dojoon are his good friends
  • EXO‘s D.O is his role model
  • He was a trainee in DSP Media from September 2014 to 2016, alongside Produce 101’s Choi Dong-ha
  • He and Junhyeong appeared in the “Fri. Sat. Sun” teasers by DalShabet alongside Ziu of VAV
  • He made an appearance in the 1st episode of Gu Hara ON&OFF: The Gossip as one of the DSP Media trainees alongside A-JAX’s Joonghee, The Rose’s Dojoon, K.A.R.D’s BM, K.A.R.D’s J.Seph, and K.A.R.D’s Somin, APRIL’s Chaekyung, and APRIL’s Jinsol, as well as Apple.B’s Yuji


Hyunsoo’s Profile

Stage Name: Hyunsoo (현수)
Birth Name: Kim Hyun-soo (김현수)
Possible Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper
Date of Birth: April 12th, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)


Hyunsoo’s Facts

  • He participated in JTBC’s Mix Nine and was ranked 14th on the show
  • Daegu, South Korea, is his hometown
  • He studied at Kyunghee University
  • His voice is very unique and husky
  • His dad jokes are his signature
  • His dialogue is very strong
  • His goal is to have abs because he has a ‘marshmallow belly’
  • Park Hyoshin and his father are his role models
  • On June 14th, 2018, he officially debuted as a member of a subunit with Jinyoung with the song “Falling In Love”


Yoojun’s Profile

Stage Name: Yoojun (유준)
Birth Name: Jung Min-hwan (정민환)
Possible Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Date of Birth: July 26th, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood Type: O


Yoojun’s Facts

  • He studied at Kyunghee University
  • He trained at STC Academy
  • Prior to this group, he trained under Woollim entertainment
  • He has a younger sister
  • He participated in Boys24 and was ranked in the top 17 under Unit Green and then Unit Blue on the show
  • He appeared on Dreamcatcher‘s “Full Moon” short MV
  • He also collaborated in performance with HF solo artist Lee Sieun (former member of RAMISU)
  • Fellow Boys24’s Unit Green member, Choi Chani, is his best friend
  • He acted in the web drama Lemon Car in 2017
  • On December 2nd, 2018, he along with Woodam and Jinyoung released their special digital single, “너 참 예쁘다”


Woodam’s Profile

Stage Name: Woodam (우담)
Birth Name: Park Woo-dam (박우담)
Possible Position: Main Vocalist
Date of Birth: August 2nd, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)


Woodam’s Facts

  • He studied at Dong-ah University
  • He participated in Produce 101 Season 2 and was ranked among the top 35 on the show
  • In Produce 101, he was one of the best vocalists
  • He is a former DJ on AfreecaTV, his content is now unavailable
  • He didn’t pass the audition on JTBC’s Mix Nine
  • He was supposed to participate in Boys24, but dropped out before the start
  • His wide range as a vocalist is his signature
  • He likes to do the other members’ make-up
  • He is good friends with RAINZ‘ Joo Wontak
  • On December 2nd, 2018, he alongside Jinyoung and Yoojun released a special digital single “너 참 예쁘다”


Jinyoung’s Profile

Stage Name: Jinyoung (진영)
Birth Name: Woo Jin-young (우진영)
Possible Position: Rapper, Maknae
Date of Birth: May 31st, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 51 kg (112 lbs)
Blood Type: AB


Jinyoung’s Facts

  • Woochinom and Charmander are his nicknames
  • During his time as a JYP trainee, he received the nickname Loco because of his resemblance to the rapper
  • He has an older brother serving in the military
  • A few years ago, his father passed away
  • A studied at Kyunghee University
  • He participated in Produce 101 Season 2 and was ranked 40th on the show
  • Because of his iconic catchphrase “Woo Jinyoung mitcheoji” (Woo Jinyoung is crazy), he got really popular on Produce 101 Season 2
  • He participated in JTBC’s Mix Nine and was even ranked 1st on the show
  • Yonggeun is his good friend for eight years
  • His father wanted him to become an actor
  • He attended STC academy before becoming a trainee
  • He passed the exam for SOPA, but then he dropped out of school and only took an exam to get GED at the age of 17
  • He was cast by JYP, Cube, FNC, Starship, and Happyface Entertainment
  • Until the beginning of 2016, he was a JYP Entertainment trainee
  • Stray Kids‘ Han and Bang Chan, as well as I.O.I‘s Jeon Somi, are his good friends
  • He’s also close to the members of ONF, A.C.E‘s Donghun and Byeongkwan, Seven O’Clock‘s Hangyeom, and former member Vaan, as well as TREASURE 13‘s Choi Hyunsuk and CIX‘s BX
  • He was eliminated then was given a 2nd chance but got eliminated in the 2nd round again on Mnet’s Show Me The Money 8
  • On December 2nd, 2018, he along with Woodam and Yoojun released their special digital single, “너 참 예쁘다”

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