Are You a Fan of Samuel Kim and ONE? Let’s Get to Know Their Previous Duo, 1Punch!

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Learn More About The Super Handsome K-Idol Duo Of Samuel Kim And ONE

Samuel Kim and ONE are two idols who used to be contracted by YG Entertainment, however, Samuel Kim left the agency in 2019. The two idols collaborated and united under the duo 1Punch.

ONE who has the real name Jung Je-won debuted on July 11th, 2017, as a solo singer under YG Entertainment from D-Business Entertainment, which he left on July 17th, 2019, and launched his own company called Private Only. ONE is known as a rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor.

Their hard work in the Korean entertainment industry has the potential to expand. Let’s learn more about them in this Channel-Korea article!

ONE’s Profile

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Stage Name: ONE ()
Birth Name: Jung Jae-won (정제원)
Date of Birth: March 29th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Nationality: Korean
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @_onedayonething_/@onlyoneprivate
YouTube: Private Only
V LIVE: ONE

Facts:

– He and Kim Samuel used to be in the same company, namely Brave Entertainment.
– ONE has a father, mother, and older brother.
– ONE has the ability to speak English and a little bit of Chinese.
– ONE signed a contract with YG Entertainment in September 2015.
– ONE also joined Show Me the Money in seasons 4 and 5.
– His character is quite shy and funny.
– His stage name One originally comes from his first name Jae-won which is Won.
– Big Sean is his favorite artist.
– Blue and lime are his favorite colors.
– Dog is his favorite animal.
– He has seven tattoos.
– He loves to watch films directed by Quentin Tarantino.
– Meeting his fans all over the world is one of his dreams.
– His vacation destination desire is Greece.
– He can handle 2–3 bottles of soju (Korean alcohol) and still be sober.
– The singer he wants to collaborate with is IU.
– He prefers winter to summer.
– Americano is his favorite coffee.
– ONE prefers to stay at home rather than hang out with friends.
– He is learning Japanese.
– ONE has a desire to have a connection to PSY.
– ONE is friends with B.I of IKON.
– He has talent in songwriting.
– ONE featured in Lee Hi’s “My Star” MV.
– ONE has even debuted in acting through Hwayugi.
– ONE also acted in the K-drama Her Private Life.
– He is currently under his own entertainment company called Private Only.
– His ideal type is someone who matches him emotionally.

PUNCH’s Profile

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Name: Punch (Hangeul: 펀치)

Debut (Y.M.D): 2015/01/22

Disbanded (Y.M.D): 2015/09/21

Label: Brave Entertainment & D-Business Entertainment

Music Videos (Official Videos): Turn Me Back (돌려놔)

Discography: The Anthem

Name (Real Name): Punch (Samuel Kim/Samuel Arredondo) (Hangeul: 펀치)

Position: Vocal

Date of Birth (Y/M/D): 2002/01/17

Nationality: Spanish-Korean-American (Spanish father, Korean mother)

Height: 167 cm (5ft 6in)

Weight: 42 kg (93 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Subunit: N/A

Currently: Solo as Samuel

Facts:

  • Samuel was born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • His nickname is Mr. Teeny’s Dad.
  • Samuel first became popular as a member of the boy band Seventeen, but he left before debut in 2013.
  • Samuel has inherited Latin and Korean blood.
  • His favorite colors are green and blue.
  • His favorite musician is Chris Brown.
  • His favorite food is pizza, chocolate, and chicken.
  • Samuel likes to play football.
  • He graduated from junior high school on February 12th, 2015.

Official Debut

1Punch (Hangeul: 원펀치) debuted under Brave Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea; the duo consists of ONE and Punch who is also known as Samuel.

They debuted as 1Punch on January 23rd, 2015, with their lead track “Turn Me Back” (Hangeul: 돌려놔) under the single album The Anthem. However, 1Punch disbanded right after ONE decided to sign a contract with YG Entertainment. They eventually decided to pursue their own solo careers in 2017.

Official Disbandment

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The duo 1Punch disbanded after the company Brave Entertainment issued an official statement that 1Punch is practically disbanded. This piece of news came out after ONE moved to YG Entertainment. Nevertheless, on September 21st, Brave Entertainment stated that Punch will still be performing by the same name, 1Punch, and he is preparing a comeback.

YG Entertainment also confirmed that ONE signed a contract with them. ONE got in the spotlight after his brilliant performance in rapping in the Mnet Show Me The Money 4.

The duo only worked together for eight months and eventually, each went on a different path. Below the official letter of Brave Entertainment:

“1Punch is now practically disbanded,” Brave Entertainment said on September 21st. “Even though ONE has moved managing agencies, Punch will still be performing under the name 1Punch. He is currently preparing for a comeback.”