Hangul: 아이즈원

Alternative name: アイズワン

Fandom Name: WIZ*ONE

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: Korea: October 29, 2018 - Japan: February 06, 2019

IZ*ONE Members

About IZ*ONE

IZ*ONE Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. EunbiSep 27, 199527 years old
2. SakuraMar 19, 199825 years old
3. HyewonJul 05, 199923 years old
4. YenaSep 29, 199923 years old
5. ChaeyeonJan 11, 200023 years old
6. ChaewonAug 01, 200022 years old
7. MinjuFeb 05, 200122 years old
8. NakoJun 18, 200121 years old
9. HitomiOct 06, 200121 years old
10. YuriOct 22, 200121 years old
11. YujinSep 01, 200319 years old
12. WonyoungAug 31, 200418 years old

IZ*ONE Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Wonyoung1.73 m (5’8″)
2. Yujin1.72 m (5’8″)
3. Minju1.66 m (5’5″)
4. Chaeyeon1.64 m (5’5″)
5. Chaewon1.63 m (5’4″)
6. Hyewon1.63 m (5’4″)
7. Yena1.63 m (5’4″)
8. Sakura1.63 m (5’4″)
9. Eunbi1.60 m (5’3″)
10. Yuri1.60 m (5’3″)
11. Hitomi1.58 m (5’2″)
12. Nako1.50 m (4’11”)


The group IZ*ONE was formed as a temporary group as the result of the reality show Produce 48. The 12 winning members promoted as IZ*ONE for two and a half years as per their contract’s terms. Their disbandment was in April 2021, after which each member returned to their respective agencies or groups.


Eunbileader, main dancer, lead vocalist
Sakurasub vocalist, sub rapper, visual
Hyewonlead rapper, sub vocalist, visual
Yenamain rapper, lead vocalist, lead dancer
Chaeyeonmain dancer, lead vocalist, lead rapper
Chaewonlead vocalist, lead dancer
Minjulead rapper, sub vocalist, visual
Nakosub vocalist
Hitomilead dancer, sub vocalist, sub rapper
Yurimain vocalist
Yujinlead vocalist, lead dancer
Wonyounglead dancer, sub vocalist, sub rapper, maknae

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The leader and oldest member of IZ*ONE is Kwon Eunbi (born Sep 27, 1995).
  • The youngest member (maknae) of IZ*ONE is Jang Wonyoung (born Aug 31, 2004).
  • The tallest members of IZ*ONE are Yujin with a height of 172 cm (5’8”) and Wonyoung with a height of 173 cm (5’8”).
  • The shortest member of IZ*ONE is Yabuki Nako with a height of 150 cm (4’11”).


  • Colors: Each member is represented by a color.
    • Eun Bi: Purple.
    • Sakura: Pastel Pink.
    • Hye Won: Coral.
    • Ye Na: Yellow.
    • Chae Yeon: Sure.
    • Chae Won: Mint.
    • Min Joo: White.
    • Nako: Celeste.
    • Hitomi: Peach.
    • Yu Ri: Orange.
    • Yu Jin: Blue.
    • Won Young: Pink.
  • They mentioned that their role model is Girls’ Generation.
  • The group is produced by Han Sung Soo CEO of Pledis Entertainment and AKB48 creator and producer Yasushi Akimoto.
  • On July 15, 2018 Mnet revealed that the group will continuously promote for 2.5 years, after this period the Japanese members will return to their activities as AKB48 and the Korean members may debut or return with their respective groups.
  • The Korean members traveled to Japan on September 4 to meet Akimoto Yasushi, the creator of AKB48 and its sister groups, to start creating the girls’ schedule and the first ideas for their debut together with the Japanese members, this being their first activity as IZ*ONE.
  • On September 2, it was confirmed that IZ*ONE’s debut would be on October 29.
  • On September 21, it was announced that the group will be managed by the nascent agency Off the Record, to which the group fromis 9, another group that was created in a reality show on Mnet, was also transferred.
  • In a September 24 statement, Off the Record revealed that the group’s Japanese members will take a break from AKB48 / HKT48 promotions until April 2021 to fully focus on the group’s activities.
  • AKB48’s 54th single “NO WAY MAN” was presented as a special single featuring Nako, Hitomi and Sakura as the main protagonists and center respectively, with the accompaniment of the rest of the Japanese girls who made it to the Top 20 on PRODUCE 48. This was the last activity of the girls as members of AKB48 who will be on hiatus until April 2021 when promotions as IZ*ONE end.
  • On October 1, it was reported that Mnet was producing a reality show for IZ*ONE that aimed to premiere towards the end of October at the time of its debut. In response to the reports, a Mnet source commented, “It is true that an IZ*ONE reality show is being produced. The airing schedule will be revealed later once it is confirmed.”
  • On October 6, the group had their first activity in front of the public at Jamsil Stadium during a Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins baseball game. They performed the group’s version of “Pick Me”, the theme song of PRODUCE 48 and Sakura along with Won Young were invited by the Doosan Bears team to pitch their ceremonial first pitch against LG Twins, Won Young was chosen as the pitcher and Sakura as the batter.
  • On October 13, IZ*ONE revealed the first teaser of its first reality program titled “IZ*ONE Chu” through its official social media. A total of 12 teasers were revealed each focusing around each member and their interactions with their group mates. With a premise that through ‘IZ*ONE Chu’, the members who once competed with each other will come together as a team to understand and get to know each other. Fans will be able to see the members visiting Japan, recording their debut album and practicing choreographies for the program. It was confirmed that the teaser for IZ*ONE’s music video will also be revealed for the first time through “IZ*ONE Chu”.
  • After the release of Music Bank’s first teaser for IZ*ONE’s official debut on the October 26 live broadcast, several viewers uploaded posts on the program’s main page ” in opposition to the appearance of Japanese right-wing celebrities, IZ*ONE.” Netizens began to claim against the group stating that both Sakura and the CEO of AKB48 has been involved in numerous right-wing supporting controversies such as the fact that AKB48 had sung “Kimigayo” (Japanese national anthem), promoted for the (Japanese) Self-Defense Forces and concerts that embellish war criminals during the broadcast of PRODUCE 48. The controversy reached such a point that a petition was created to the Blue House entitled “Please ban the Japanese right-wing group IZ*ONE from appearing on public broadcasts” explaining that: “PRODUCE 48 is a program created by a collaboration between PRODUCE 101 and AKB48. But AKB48 is a Japanese group that actively participates in right-wing activities and among IZ*ONE, which will debut soon, there is a member who has participated in right-wing concerts. I think it is unfair to prevent an individual from doing their private activities, but appearing on KBS is a different story. KBS is a national broadcasting station that is in accordance with the Broadcasting Law, which also collects license fees from general viewers. I think appearing on a private station like Mnet and a public station like KBS is completely different. Do not allow IZ*ONE to appear on public broadcast stations – KBS, MBC and EBS.” The petition was signed by more than 12,000 supporters in its first day. Petitions to the Blue House also surfaced in response to the above petition, asking the Blue House to reject the petition against the group expressing approval for IZ*ONE’s appearance and debut.
  • IZ*ONE’s debut album, “COLOR*IZ”, was released on October 29 along with the official release of the music video and the reveal of its title song “La Vie en Rose”. On the same day, they made their stage debut with the mini concert “COLOR*IZ SHOW-CON” which was streamed live online and watched by approximately 120,000 netizens. At the concert, the name of the fanclub, WIZ*ONE, was revealed.
  • The first mini album “COLOR*IZ” broke the record for the highest sales of a debut album by a female group on its first day on Hanteo with 34,295 albums sold.
  • “La Vie en Rose” managed to enter the TOP10 on all Korean real-time portals within 24 hours of its release, ranking #9 on the Melon chart, #1 on Bugs, Mnet and Soribada, #4 on Olleh Music and Genie.
  • On October 30 at 6 p.m. KST, 24 hours after its release, “La Vie en Rose” had 4,559,202 plays on YouTube, breaking the record for the most plays reached by a K-pop group’s debut music video within 24 hours of its release.
  • According to KBS and SBS, IZ*ONE’s song “You’re in Love, Aren’t You?” from their debut mini album, “COLOR*IZ”, has been assessed as unqualified for broadcast on the said TV stations and therefore banned for broadcast. The reason is because the lyrics are against broadcasting standards, as it is written entirely in Japanese.
  • IZ*ONE’s debut on variety programs has generated controversy after member Kang Hye Won was accused of promoting the Japanese right wing during the Idol Room program; the members were given the opportunity to perform uniquely. However, instead of promoting her debut album, Hye Won promoted one of her favorite anime series “Right now I’m not a rapper! I love anime, Attack on Titan season 3 has been released, please watch it a lot!” The comment did not sit well with Korean netizens and they immediately accused her of promoting a right-wing agenda as the original author of the anime series was previously accused of being right-wing by Korean fans with some characters and plot being compared to Korea’s actual colonization of Japan in the past.
  • They were crowned as the fastest winning female group in music programs with only 10 days from their debut to ITZY’s win in February 2019 with 9 days.
  • Lee Dae Hwi composed the song ‘Airplane’ for them, which is included in the 2nd mini album ‘HEART*IZ’. This is the second song he composed for Sakura and Hye Won as he produced the concept mission song for their group during PRODUCE 48.
  • On April 7, the mini album “HEART*IZ” achieved the best first week of sales for a female group on Hanteo, with 132,109 copies sold, thus surpassing TWICE’s “Twicetagram” with 129,691 copies.
  • On October 16, 2019 members Sakura, Hye Won, Chae Yeon and Min Joo , attended the famous Seoul Fashion Week event, both for the photo section and as guests to see the runway designs.
  • IZ*ONE makes history as the first K-Pop girl group to reach 300,000 album sales in the first week on Hanteo with their album BLOOM*IZ.
  • IZ*ONE entered the top ten best-selling K-Pop girl group albums with BLOOM*IZ in third place with 483,700 copies and ONEIRIC DIARY in second place with 537,000 copies.
  • On November 18, 2020, it was officially revealed in the PRODUCE trial by the Korean prosecution and judiciary that the participants: Lee Ka Eun (Originally in position 5), Han Cho Won (Originally in position 6), should have been part of the group but their positions were manipulated and they were unfairly eliminated, however the names of the participants who should NOT belong to the final group and whose votes were manipulated to make them win were not revealed, they also clarified that the final positions were completely manipulated.



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