All About HOTSHOT and Wanna One Member Ha Sung-woon

Concerts

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Wanna One World Tour – One: The World was the first concert performed by the boy-group that formed because of the Mnet survival show in 2017, they performed songs on the 0+1=1 (I Promise You) and 1÷x=1 (Undivided) albums. The tour started on June 1, 2018, in Korea, and ended on September 1, 2018, in the Philippines. The tour covered 14 countries,  including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States.

Here’s the complete tour schedule.

Date Country Venue City
June 1, 2018 South Korea Gocheok Sky Dome Seoul
June 2, 2018
June 3, 2018
North America
June 21, 2018 United States Event Center Arena San Jose
June 26, 2018 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Dallas
June 29, 2018 Rosemont Theatre Chicago
July  02, 2018 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Atlanta
Asia
July 10, 2018 Japan Makuhari Messe Chiba
July 11, 2018
July 13, 2018 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium Singapore
July 15, 2018 Indonesia Indonesia Convention Exhibition Jakarta
July 21, 2018 Malaysia Axiata Arena Kuala Lumpur
July 28, 2018 Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena Hong Kong
July 29, 2018
August 4, 2018 Thailand Impact Arena Bangkok
August 5, 2018
Oceania
August 17, 2018 Australia Hisense Arena Melbourne
Asia
August 25, 2018 Taiwan National Taiwan University Multi-purpose Gymnasium Taiwan
August 26, 2018
September 1, 2018 Philippines Mall of Asia Arena Manila

 

Produce 101, Season 2

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In 2017, Ha Sung-woon joined the variety show Produce 101, and he entered the 2nd Season. As all we know, before he became a trainee for Produce 101, Ha Sung-woon was a member of the boy-group Hotshot boy. Hotshot is arguably not very well-known among K-Pop fans and ended up being disbanded.

Feeling a bit like a failure, Sungwoon decided to enter a survival TV program, Produce 101, along with Noh Taehyun, another of the group’s former members. It was a challenge for him because he had to go from being an idol to becoming a trainee again, to defeat the other 100 participants by proving his talent and be able to debut in a new group.

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Sungwoon faced plenty of obstacles. During his time on the program, Sungwoon felt he never got the things he wanted. When he joined the program, Sungwoon was included in the participants in class A, where all the contestants competed to get the position as a center, but he wasn’t able to become the first center in the program.

He wanted to take a vocal position in Blackpink’s song “Playing in Fire”, but the quota for the song was full, so he had to choose another song. The audience chose him as one of the people considered suitable for singing the song “Never”. After that, Sungwoon was also moved from the song he wanted to sing in the final round. That last issue ended up working out well for him, though, since he got to be the center for the new song, and got a lot of attention from the viewers.

Here’s a video of Sungwoon in Produce 101, season 2:

Debut With Wanna One

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Wanna One was formed from the top-ranked winners for the Produce 101, season 2  competitions, which aired on Mnet from April 7 to June 16, 2017. Of the 101 early trainees representing various agencies, 11 finalists were chosen by audience voting and announced on live television. Before appearing on the program, several members already had been active in the entertainment industry, they were Park Ji-hoon, Kwang Min-hyun, Kim Jae-hwan and, of course, Ha Sung-woon.

Park Ji-hoon was a child actor and appeared in drama series such as Kimchi Cheese Smile and The King & I, Hwang Min-hyun made his musical debut as a member of the group NU’EST, Kim Jae-hwan made his first appearance on season 2 of Korea’s Got Talent, but was eliminated during the semi-finals, while Sungwoon was a member of the group Hotshot.

Sungwoon was the 11th member to become part of Wanna One. His career with Wanna One was successful, but the group was only given a one-year contract agreement, which means that in 2019 the group disband.