‘Produce 101’ group Wanna One makes debut
The long-awaited first performance from the group formed on the second season of the Mnet program “Produce 101” took place on the same day the group released their debut mini-album “1x1=1 (To Be One).”
Created on the popular survival competition program, the so-called people’s idol project gathered 101 contenders from varying backgrounds.
Based on viewer’s votes, the eleven winners were chosen to form Wanna One. The group appears to have created a large fanbase, judging by 500,000 pre-orders made for the mini-album.
The album’s single “Energetic” was chosen by fans through an online vote held last Thursday.
The news that some of the group’s members were going to appear on the Aug. 3 episode of the KBS2 program “Happy Together” was met by a frenzy of excitement from fans.
By Bae Seung-hoon
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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