Contract Expired and Joined Produce 101
In May 2019, HALO’s agency High Star Entertainment confirmed that their exclusive contracts with the members had ended in April 2019, and the members had separated (although they haven’t declared their disbandment publicly). Now, since the future of the group is uncertain, the members went to their individual paths.
In early September 2019, it was reported that HALO’s Ooon, Hee-cheon, and Yoon-dong participated in the Japanese version of Mnet’s Produce 101, namely, Produce 101 Japan.
In the released profiles of the 101 trainees of the season, three trainees stood out and surprised fans as fans recognized them as the members of the group HALO. The three HALO members, Ooon, Hee-cheon, and Yoon-dong, returned to being trainees in the show under their real names Jung Yong-hoon, Kim Hee-cheon, and Kim Yoon-dong.
In their introduction, Jung Yong-hoon wrote, “I will work hard for my dream and to protect my family, and rise to number 1.” Kim Hee-cheon said, “I will work hard to show that my life has come this far. The point is not in vain,” and Kim Yoon-dong said, “I want to live up to the expectations of my family and friends who believe in me. I will work hard.”
Although in the end, the trio didn’t complete the show as they decided to drop out of the program toward the end of the show, the three members caught the fans’ attention and are reported in 2020 to be debuting soon in a Japanese boy group called Orbit Union or ORβIT.
They will be debuting along with other fellow Produce 101 Japan trainees such as Miyajima Yugo and Osawa Shunya. Orbit Union is said to announce more members soon.
Meanwhile, the group’s official Instagram hasn’t been updated with the new activities or announcements since the celebration post of In-haeng’s birthday back on April 21st, 2019.
So, those are all the things that you need to know regarding the K-Pop group HALO. Even though there is still no announcement regarding the group’s future activities, the fans are patiently waiting for their comeback or following their individual career supportingly. What do you think about this group? Do you miss them? If so, let’s chat about them in the comment section below!