Iz*One

South Korean group

Iz*One (Korean: 아이즈원, romanized: Aijeuwon; Japanese: アイズワン, romanizedAizuwan; stylized in all caps) was a South KoreanJapanese girl group formed in 2018 through the talent show Produce 48 (the third season of Produce 101). The group was made of twelve members: Jang Won-young, Sakura Miyawaki, Jo Yu-ri, Choi Ye-na, An Yu-jin, Nako Yabuki, Kwon Eun-bi, Kang Hye-won, Hitomi Honda, Kim Chae-won, Kim Min-ju and Lee Chae-yeon.[1] They started to make music on October 29, 2018,[2][3][4] and they stopped on April 29, 2021.

Iz*One
Image of Iz*One members smiling and wearing elegant black and white short dresses
Iz*One in 2019
From left to right: Kang Hye-won, Lee Chae-yeon, Kim Min-ju, Hitomi Honda, Kwon Eun-bi, Jang Won-young, Sakura Miyawaki, Nako Yabuki, Jo Yu-ri, Kim Chae-won, Choi Ye-na, An Yu-jin
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2018 (2018)–2021 (2021)
Labels
Past member(s)
  • Kwon Eun-bi
  • Sakura Miyawaki
  • Kang Hye-won
  • Choi Ye-na
  • Lee Chae-yeon
  • Kim Chae-won
  • Kim Min-ju
  • Nako Yabuki
  • Hitomi Honda
  • Jo Yu-ri
  • An Yu-jin
  • Jang Won-young

The group's name, Iz*One (stylized in all caps), was a fan suggestion. "IZ" looks like the number 12, because the group is formed by twelve members. "One" means that they are all together in the same group. The asterisk "*" represents the twelve astrological zodiacal signs.

Their fans are called "Wiz*One" (stylized in all caps). It sounds like "We are one", but the "Wiz" is also for "Wizard", because the fans and the group will experience a "magical future" together.[5][6]

Members

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Korean members are listed in Eastern name order. Japanese members are listed in Western name order with both Japanese and Korean transliterations in brackets.

  • Kwon Eun-bi (권은비) – leader
  • Sakura Miyawaki (宮脇咲良; 미야와키 사쿠라)
  • Kang Hye-won (강혜원)
  • Choi Ye-na (최예나)
  • Lee Chae-yeon (이채연)
  • Kim Chae-won (김채원)
  • Kim Min-ju (김민주)
  • Nako Yabuki (矢吹奈子; 야부키 나코)
  • Hitomi Honda (本田仁美; 혼다 히토미)
  • Jo Yu-ri (조유리)
  • An Yu-jin (안유진)
  • Jang Won-young (장원영)

Discography

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Studio albums

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  • Bloom*Iz (2020)
  • Twelve (2020)

Extended plays

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  • Color*Iz (2018)
  • Heart*Iz (2019)
  • Oneiric Diary (2020)
  • One-reeler / Act IV (2020)

Single albums

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  • Suki to Iwasetai (2019)
  • Buenos Aires (2019)
  • Vampire (2019)
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  • AKB48 – another group with Sakura Miyawaki, Nako Yabuki and Hitomi Honda
  • Le Sserafim – another group with Sakura Miyawaki and Kim Chae-won
  • Ive (group) – another group with Jang Won-young and An Yu-jin
  • Wanna One – another group formed through Produce 101

References

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  1. Yim, Hyun-su (2018-09-02). "Meet the 12 members of IZ*ONE as 'Produce 48' wraps up". Kpop Herald. Retrieved 2024-02-28.
  2. Herman, Tamar (2018-10-29). "Korean-Japanese Girl Group IZ*ONE Releases First Single 'La Vie en Rose'". Billboard. Retrieved 2024-02-28.
  3. Yonhap (2018-10-29). "Fresh out of idol competition show, girl band Iz One debuts with 'Color*Iz'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2024-02-28.
  4. Kwak, Yeon-soo (2018-10-30). "'Produce 48' project group IZ*ONE makes debut". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2024-02-28.
  5. J. K (2018-10-29). "IZ*ONE Reveals Fan Club Name On Debut Day". Soompi. Retrieved 2024-02-28.
  6. Dani-Dee (2018-10-29). "IZ*ONE reveals their fanclub name will be 'WIZ*ONE'!". allkpop. Retrieved 2024-02-28.

Other websites

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