Everything About IZ*ONE: Profile, Age, Height, Discography, etc.

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Get Acquainted with the 12 Girls who Came From Produce 48!

IZ*ONE is a girl group formed from a survival program just like IOI and Wanna One. They are formed from Produce 48 that is also broadcasted by Mnet, such as Produce 101 Season 1 and Produce 101 Season 2.

Unlike Produce 101, Produce 48 forms a group with a formation of 12 members, which are not only from Korea, but also from Japan. IZ*ONE made their debut on October 29th, 2018, with their first extended play Color*Iz, and then, made a debut in Japan on February 6th, 2019. IZ*ONE will promote for 2 years and 6 months. The group is currently managed by Off the Record Entertainment in South Korea and AKS in Japan.

Now, let’s find out more about IZ*ONE members. Check this out!

IZ*ONE Members’ Profiles and Facts

1. Profile of Eunbi

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Real Name: Kwon Eunbi

Stage Name: Eunbi

Date of Birth: September 27th, 1995

Age: 23 years old

Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Height: 160 cm

Weight: 46 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Libra

Instagram: N/A

Fun Facts about Eunbi:

  1. She is the mother of IZ*ONE
  2. Eunbi’s favorite ice cream flavor is green tea chocolate
  3. Eunbi can play the guitar and is good at sports
  4. She has a knack for discovering dessert restaurants
  5. Her specialties are dancing, impersonations, and POP Art
  6. She is a big fan of IU
  7. Eunbi worked as a part-timer in a Paris Baguette franchise
  8. She is from Woollim Entertainment
  9. She enjoys running and shopping
  10. She debuted in the group Ye-A in 2014 and left in 2015

2. Profile of Sakura

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Real Name: Miyawaki Sakura

Stage Name: Sakura

Date of Birth: March 19th, 1998

Age: 21 years old

Position: Vocalist, Visual

Height: 163 cm

Weight: 46 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Pisces

Instagram: @39saku_chan

Fun facts about Sakura:

  1. She had a concurrent position in AKB48’s Team A from February 2014 to December 2017
  2. She was chosen before as center for AKB48
  3. Her hobbies include playing video games, reading, watching movies, and acting. She was a child actress and aspires to become an actress again
  4. Sakura loves green tea and sushi
  5. Her special talent is drawing funny pictures and she can sleep with open eyes
  6. Her special skills are being able to sleep anywhere and drawing
  7. She was a member of a theater appreciation and a drama club in school
  8. Sakura acted as Maki in the Japanese horror mini-series drama Crow’s Blood
  9. Sakura is a big fan of Red Velvet and her bias is Irene
  10. Her company is EMI Records

3. Profile of Hyewon

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Real Name: Kang Hyewon

Stage Name: Hyewon

Date of Birth: July 5th, 1999

Age: 20 years old

Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual

Height: 163 cm

Weight: 43 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Cancer

Instagram: N/A

Fun facts about Hyewon:

  1. Her nickname is Innocent Rapper
  2. She has a very quiet voice which she was often scolded about in Produce 48
  3. She loves vanilla ice cream
  4. Hyewon is known for her pure and innocent looks
  5. She can eat a small cup of noodles in 3 bites
  6. Her hobby is watching animations and dramas
  7. Hyewon likes anime and takoyaki, she also can play the piano and the guitar very well
  8. Hyewon and Yena attended the same school, but they never met each other in the 3 years
  9. Hyewon almost debuted in DAYDAY but the debut was canceled, and then in TheArk but she had already left the company
  10. Hyewon’s company is 8D Creative

4. Profile of Yena

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Real Name: Choi Yena

Stage Name: Yena

Date of Birth: September 29th, 1999

Age: 20 years old

Position: Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Height: 163 cm

Weight: 45 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Libra

Instagram: N/A

Fun facts about Yena:

  1. Yena attended Joy Dance Academy and majored in girls hip-hop dance
  2. Her talent is playing claw machines and playing games in general
  3. Her favorite ice cream flavors are strawberry and chocolate
  4. Her hobby is reading comic books and watching movies alone
  5. Yena is a big fan of Yoon Bora (ex Sistar)
  6. Yena is a childhood cancer survivor, she had lymphoma and was told there was no chance of survival but miraculously recovered. Her family wasn’t well-off so her parents had to sell kimbap every morning to be able to pay her hospital bills
  7. Yena’s company is Yuehua Entertainment
  8. Her lips are her secret weapon
  9. She is the happy virus in IZ*ONE
  10. Yena is very bright and energetic

5. Profile of Chaeyeon

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Real Name: Lee Chaeyeon

Stage Name: Chaeyeon

Date of Birth: January 11th, 2000

Age: 19 years old

Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper

Height: 164 cm

Weight: 47 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Capricorn

Instagram: N/A

Fun facts about Chaeyeon:

  1. Chaeyeon is the father of IZ*ONE
  2. She appeared in the show SIXTEEN, but sadly was eliminated first
  3. When on SIXTEEN she was known as a fashionholic
  4. Chaeyeon can learn choreography extremely well and rapidly. She learned the 100% chorus choreography whilst only watching it one time
  5. Chaeyeon’s habit is hiding her forehead
  6. Produce 48 was her third try at a survival show and debut
  7. Chaeyeon’s talent is making choreographies
  8. Chaeyeon’s favorite ice cream flavor is yogurt
  9. Chaeyeon’s company is WM Entertainment
  10. Chaeyeon was crowned as Dancing Queen by the members in both Idol Room and Weekly Idol

6. Profile of Chaewon

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Real Name: Kim Chaewon

Stage Name: Chaewon

Date of Birth: August 1st, 2000

Age: 19 years old

Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Height: 163 cm

Weight: 42 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Leo

Instagram: N/A

Fun facts about Chaewon:

  1. She enjoys watching movies and choreography videos, listening to ballads, and eating
  2. Her talent is eating spicy food
  3. Chaewon’s specialties are singing and dancing
  4. She can peel 3 tangerines in 30 seconds
  5. She really loves tangerines
  6. Chaewon was featured in Mamamoo’s Moonbyul song “Selfish” during MAMA 2018 in Japan
  7. She appeared in the 2012 KBS Korean Children’s Song Contest
  8. She really admires Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
  9. She is from Woollim Entertainment
  10. Chaewon loves mint chocolate ice cream

7. Profile of Minju

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Real Name: Kim Minjoo

Stage Name: Minju

Date of Birth: February 5th, 2001

Age: 18 years old

Position: Vocalist, Visual

Height: 165 cm

Weight: 45 kg

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac: Aquarius

Instagram: @k.minjoo_official

Fun facts about Minjoo:

  1. She enjoys walking, photography, and watching sitcoms
  2. Minjoo is a Harry Potter fan
  3. When she was in middle school she wanted to become a stewardess
  4. She was a child actress and had a role in The Great Seducer
  5. She was featured in Kriesha Chu’s “Like Paradise” Music Video and iKon‘s “#WYD” Music Video
  6. Minjoo’s favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate
  7. She is good at cooking
  8. Minjoo’s company is Urban Works
  9. Minjoo acted in a movie called The Fault Is Not Yours as a supporting role
  10. She also likes rollercoasters and amusement park rides

8. Profile of Nako

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Real Name: Yabuki Nako

Stage Name: Nako

Date of Birth: June 18th, 2001

Age: 18 years old

Position: Vocalist

Height: 149 cm

Weight: 40 kg

Blood Type: N/A

Zodiac: Gemini

Instagram: @75_yabuki

Fun facts about Nako:

  1. She enjoys watching movies by herself, karaoke, playing cards, eating ice cream, and stretching out her short neck
  2. She loves ice cream
  3. Nako’s skill is to braid her hair fast
  4. Nako likes to play card games, especially daifugou
  5. Nako’s favorite candy is Choco Pie and her favorite food is caramel pudding
  6. Debuted in HKT48 in 2013 with the 3rd Generation
  7. She was known as the girl who ranked from F to A
  8. Believes she was a cat in her previous life
  9. Appeared in Love Stories from Fukuoka 10 and Majisuka Gakuen in 2015 as supporting roles
  10. Nako is afraid of heights

9. Profile of Hitomi

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Real Name: Honda Hitomi

Stage Name: Hitomi

Date of Birth: October 6th, 2001

Age: 18 years old

Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Height: 158 cm

Weight: 44 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Libra

Instagram: @10_hitomi_06

Fun facts about Hitomi:

  1. Hitomi’s nicknames are Strawberry Princess, Hyi-Chan, and Pang Hitom
  2. Hitomi is in AKB48’s Team B and debuted in 2014
  3. Her favorite foods are strawberries and gyoza
  4. She is under AKS and Toyota
  5. She enjoys watching cooking videos in her spare time
  6. Hitomi is very good at composing songs and she is very competitive
  7. Hitomi did cheerleading for four years
  8. She wants to go to Nasu when she learns how to drive
  9. She is known for her round cheeks, and says that the members calling them cute made her accept them more
  10. Hitomi’s special skill is basketball

10. Profile of Yuri

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Real Name: Jo Yuri

Stage Name: Yuri

Date of Birth: October 22nd, 2001

Age: 18 years old

Position: Main Vocalist

Height: 160 cm

Weight: 45 kg

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac: Libra

Instagram: @zo_glass

Fun facts about Yuri:

  1. She enjoys singing, playing the guitar, keyboard, and drums
  2. Yuri knows how to play the piano, but she ended up giving up on that, because of financial issues
  3. Yuri’s favorite ice cream flavor is cotton candy
  4. Her specialty is playing the piano and the drums
  5. Her other specialty is her husky voice
  6. She hates bugs
  7. Yuri was an individual trainee and took part in Idol School, where she ranked 15th
  8. Her charming point are her lips
  9. She is known to resemble I.O.I.’s Yoojung
  10. She is from Stone Music Entertainment

11. Profile of Yujin

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Real Name: Ahn Yujin

Stage Name: Yujin

Date of Birth: September 1st, 2003

Age: 16 years old

Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Height: 168 cm

Weight: 48  kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Virgo

Instagram: @_yujin_an

Fun facts about Yujin:

  1. Yujin participated in King of Mask Singer and is the youngest competitor in the show’s history
  2. Her specialties are girls hip-hop and playing the piano
  3. Her favorite ice cream flavor is green tea
  4. Yujin is good at sports and playing the piano
  5. She appeared in Jung Sewoon’s “Just U” Music Video, Soyou and Baekhyun’s “Rain” Music Video, Ailee and Mad Clown’s “Thirst” Music Video, and Yoo Seungwoo and Sandeul’s “Oppa” Music Video
  6. She is from Starship Entertainment like Wonyoung
  7. Hitomi’s dad is a fan of Yujin
  8. She enjoys going shopping in Gangnam
  9. She trained for one year and four months
  10. She is the Vitamin of IZ*ONE

12. Profile of Wonyoung

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Real Name: Jang Wonyoung

Stage Name: Wonyoung

Date of Birth: August 31st, 2004

Age: 15 years old

Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Center, Maknae

Height: 169 cm

Weight: 47 kg

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Virgo

Instagram: N/A

Fun facts about Wonyoung:

  1. Wonyoung was one of the youngest trainees in Produce 48
  2. Wonyoung’s father is a music teacher and asked his students to support his daughter on the show
  3. Her nicknames are “Born to be Center,” “Giant Baby,” and “Giant Maknae”
  4. She likes spicy food
  5. She can speak English very well and her specialty is hip-hop
  6. Wonyoung can wink 63 times in 30 seconds
  7. She was declared as the center/rank 1 of the group exactly on her birthday.
  8. On the show, the other trainees commonly complimented her body ratios, her legs are rather long and even though she is the youngest in IZ*ONE she manages to be the tallest
  9. She is from Starship Entertainment
  10. Her favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate

From Produce 48 to IZ*ONE

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Produce 48 is a South Korean survival event directed by Ahn Joon-young, who also directed Produce 101 Season 1 and Season 2. The difference between Produce 48 and the second season of Produce 101 is a large-scale project where the community selects 12 members from 96 participants from Japan and Korea, and chooses the group concept, debut song, and the name of the group.

Produce 48 is a collaboration between Produce 101, J-Pop, and AKB48 idols. The twelve participants who have won, without restrictions on citizenship, chosen only by Korean viewers, will promote as a group for two and a half years. After following a series of very difficult processes, twelve participants were selected and were finally put together in the IZ*ONE group formed on August 31st, 2018

The IZ*ONE group consists of members from Korea and Japan. Because of the tight schedule for IZ*ONE, three members of AKB48, namely Sakura, Nako, and Hitomi will be vacuumed from AKB48 to focus on the IZ*ONE schedule. IZ*ONE debuted with the Color*iz EP with the title song “La Vie en Rose,” which title track is the same as the 1945 song title from the French musician Edith Piaf. IZ*ONE will promote for 30 months, until late 2021, one year longer than IOI. Even so, IZ*ONE has had many fans from the very beginning of their career.
Good luck to IZ*ONE! They are also determined to be better and follow in the footsteps of IOI and Wanna One.

IZ*ONE Official Debut

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IZ*ONE is a Korean-Japanese female vocal group formed by CJ E & M Entertainment through the survival show Produce 48. The group consists of 12 members, selected through direct voting: Jang Won-young, Sakura Miyawaki, Jo Yu-ri, Choi Ye-na, Ahn Yu-jin, Nako Yabuki, Kwon Eun-bi, Kang Hye-won, Hitomi Honda, Kim Chae-won, Kim Min-ju, and Lee Chae-yeon.

IZ*ONE was formed on August 31st, 2018, and debuted on October 29th, 2018, with the title song “La Vie en Rose.” Unfortunately, IZ*ONE was criticized by some Korean people about one of the songs from COLOR*IZ, namely “You’re in Love, Aren’t You?” because the lyrics are contrary to KBS regulations. The criticism was in the form of a petition that told KBS not to allow IZ*ONE to appear on Music Bank.

However, the petition did not have a big effect and IZ*ONE continued to participate in Music Bank. IZ*ONE’s debut also reached a record with their album COLOR*IZ and the title song “La Vie en Rose,” which received the highest achievement on the first day of sales at Hanteo by selling as many as 34,295 copies.

IZ*ONE’s Discography

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IZ*ONE’s first album, titled COLOR*IZ, was released on October 29th, 2018, and was labeled by Off the Record Entertainment in CD format, digital download, streaming audio. With this album, IZ*ONE managed to reach the first place in Korea and ranked second in Japan. Their album sales in Korea were around 218,362 and in Japan 41,167. The title song from the album COLOR*IZ is “La Vie en Rose.”
Watch the “La Vie en Rose” Music Video here:

IZ*ONE’s Filmography

Year Title Network
2018 IZ*ONE Chu Debut Reality Show
2018 IZ*ONE’s First Step in Japan Abema TV (Japanese Television Channel)
2019 IZ*ONE City Pooq

IZ*ONE’s Awards and Nominations

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Even though they have only been working for about 5 months as a girl group, IZ*ONE has received positive responses from many people and already has many fans around the world, their popularity is also continuously increasing.

IZ*ONE has also received numerous awards several times and entered several nominations, proving that they work hard in the entertainment world to get supporters from all the people. Now, let’s see IZ*ONE’s awards and nominations!

AWARDS YEAR CATEGORY RECIPIENT RESULT
Asia Artist Awards
2018 Rookie of the Year – Music IZ*ONE WON
Gaon Chart Music Awards 2019 New Artist of the Year – Album IZ*ONE WON
Golden Disc Awards 2019 Rookie of the Year – Album IZ*ONE WON
Golden Disc Awards 2019 Popularity Award IZ*ONE NOMINATED
Golden Disc Awards 2019 NetEase Most Popular K-pop Star IZ*ONE NOMINATED
Melon Music Awards 2018 Best New Female Artist IZ*ONE NOMINATED
MNET Asian Music Awards 2018 Best New Female Artist IZ*ONE WON
MNET Asian Music Awards 2019 Artist of the Year IZ*ONE NOMINATED
MNET Asian Music Awards 2019 New Asian Artist IZ*ONE WON
Seoul Music Awards 2019 New Artist Award IZ*ONE WON
Seoul Music Awards 2019 Popularity Award IZ*ONE NOMINATED
Seoul Music Awards 2019 Hallyu Special Award IZ*ONE NOMINATED
V Live Awards 2019 Rookie Top 5 IZ*ONE NOMINATED

IZ*ONE’s Concerts and Tour

Before its debut, IZ*ONE was able to attract the attention of many people while in Produce 48. After debuting, IZ*ONE has increasingly attracted attention with their very unique concept, compared to other girl groups.

After their debut, IZ*ONE held their first concert, the Showcase. They followed in the footsteps of their senior from Produce 101 Season 2, Wanna One, and held a showcase-concert.

In 2019, IZ*ONE will also promote in Japan. Well, good luck to IZ*ONE! Keep giving lots of love and support for them.

IZ*ONE’s Instagram

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IZ*ONE’s Latest News

1. IZ*ONE Breaks the Record in Japan

On February 6th, 2019, IZ*ONE released a Japanese single titled “Suki to Iwasetai,” which marked their official debut in Japan. The single entered Oricon’s daily single chart at No. 1 with 193,469 units sold. They broke the record for K-Pop Girl Groups In Oricon Daily Japan as they topped the singles chart with “Suki to Iwasetai.”

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IZ*ONE also received a lot of support from their fans in Japan and also the Japanese community responded positively to the debut of IZ*ONE in Japan.

IZ*ONE has therefore set a new first-day sales record for K-Pop girl groups who debuted in Japan, beating the record of 129,275 units achieved by TWICE’s “Wake Me Up.”

Watch the “Suki to Iwasetai” Music Video here:

2. IZ*ONE Performance in Japan Music Station

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Apart from Korea, the popularity of IZ*ONE is also getting higher in Japan after IZ*ONE released their Japanese singles. IZ*ONE was then invited to perform at a music station in Japan. IZ*ONE’s agency Off The Record Entertainment announced IZ*ONE would be performing in the February 15th episode of TV Asahi’s Music Station.

A representative of the agency commented,As the most popular music show in Japan, Music Station is a program that features Japan’s most iconic singers, as well as famous foreign pop stars. The appearance serves to confirm IZ*ONE’s status in Japan.”

IZ*ONE topped a number of other charts in Japan with “Suki to Iwasetai” as well, including Japanese streaming service Line Music’s Top 100 charts. The single also reached No. 1 on iTunes J-pop charts in five different countries.

3. IZ*ONE Reveals their Logo for their Official Fan Club

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On February 6th, 2019, IZ*ONE released the colors and name of their fan club, namely WIZ*ONE. The fan club’s name was originally debuted, and holds the meaning, “WIZ, which stands for genius or wizard, representing the wizards who will support the magical future of IZ*ONE, and also holds the meaning that IZ*ONE and the fans, or wizards, are one.”

The logo combines a total of 12 colors, each of which colors represents an individual member. The twelve colors come together to create a beautiful blend, signifying how the members have come together as one and are a part of WIZ*ONE.

What do you think? Very beautiful, right? Good luck to IZ*ONE!