Produce 101 Season 2: Where Are They Now?
It’s been over a year since the second season of Produce 101 has ended.
Here’s what the nation’s boys have been up to since then and what is coming up for them in the future!
Rank 1: Kang Daniel
Daniel has been the center for Wanna One! Not only does he get the most variety show appearances, he also gets the most CF’s. On July 25, 2019 he debuted as a soloist, with the single “What Are You Up To”.
Rank 4: Kim Jaehwan
On Produce 101, Jaehwan was a independent trainee without a company. Once he debuted with Wanna One, he signed a contract with Stone Music Entertainment. He debuted as a soloist on May 20, 2019 with the single “Begin Again”.
Rank 5: Ong Seongwoo
Seongwoo is Wanna One’s lead vocalist and one of their lead dancers. He started his acting career, with a lead role in the drama “At Eighteen” (2019). He debuted as a soloist on January 9th, 2020 with the song ‘We Belong’.
Rank 7: Lai Guanlin
Guanlin is Wanna One’s rapper, visual and maknae. In March 11, 2019 he debuted in the unit Wooseok x Kuanlin, along with Pentagon‘s Wooseok. On July 20, 2019, it was reported that Kuanlin has requested to leave his agency Cube Entertainment.
Rank 8: Yoon Jisung
Jisung is the leader of Wanna One! On April 25, 2019 Jisung released the album “Dear Diary” with the title track being “I’ll be there.” On May 14, 2019 Jisung enlisted into the military.
Rank 11: Ha Sungwoon
The last member of Wanna One is Sungwoon, who’s the groups main vocalist! Before Produce 101, Sungwoon had debuted in Hotshot. He debuted as a soloist on February 28, 2019, with the song “Bird”.
Rank 12: Jung Sewoon
Sewoon debuted as a soloist a few days after the last episode of Produce 101 finished airing. Since then, he’s released 3 mini albums and has released 2 OST’s for “Wok of Love” & “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?” and has joined up with former Produce 101 Season 2 contestants, Youngmin, Donghyun and Gwanghyun for YDPP.
Rank 13: Kang Dongho
Dongho has returned to his original group Nu’est and will promote with the remaining 3 members (JR/Jonghyun, Ren/Minki and Aron) under the name Nu’est W (the W standing for Wait [for Minhyun to return])
Rank 14: Kim Jonghyun
Jonghyun has returned to his original group Nu’est and will promote with the remaining 3 (Dongho/Baekho, Ren/Minki and Aron) members under the name Nu’est W (the W standing for Wait [for Minhyun to return]). Jonghyun has also participated in many variety shows and has become a permanent member of the variety show “Night Goblin”
Rank 15: Lim Youngmin
Youngmin (aka my top pick haha) debuted in September 2017 with label mate Donghyun under MXM. He and Donghyun have released 3 mini albums together and have also debuted under YDPP with Sewoon and Gwanghyun! Since his DUI youngmin has left the group (AB6IX).
Rank 16: Ahn Hyungseob
Hyungseob debuted with fellow Yuehua Entertainment member Euiwoong to form HyungseopXEuiwoong with the song “It Will be Good”. Hyungseob has also acted with Produce 101 contestant Yoo Seonho in “Rebel Detectives” and “Rebel Detectives 2”
Rank 17: Yoo Seonho
Seonho has debuted as a soloist in April 2018 with the song “When Spring Comes”. Seonho has also been acting in in “Rebel Detectives” and “Rebel Detectives 2”. Cube Entertainment has confirmed him for their 2019 boy group!
Rank 18: Kim Samuel
Kim Samuel also debuted as a soloist almost immediately after Produce 101 Season 2 finished airing, gaining him to nickname “The 2nd Kim Chungha”! Since then, Samuel has been releasing many songs and acted in “Revenge Note 2”
Rank 20: Choi Minki
Minki has returned to his original group Nu’est and will promote with the remaining 3 members (Dongho/Baekho, Jonghyun/JR and Aron) under the name Nu’est W (the W standing for Wait [for Minhyun to return])
Rank 21: Kim Yongguk/Jin Longguo
On October 18, 2019, Yonnguk debuted in the Produce 101’s fan made project group JBJ. After JBJ’s disbandment, Yongguo debuted again with fellow label mate and Produce 101 contestant Shihyun in Longguo&Shihyun. He debuted as a soloist on June 13th, 2018 with the song ‘Clover’.
Rank 22: Kwon Hyunbin
After Produce 101, Hyunbin debuted in JBJ. In February 2018, YG K+ (The company Hyunbin joined the show with) confirmed that he would be double-managed under YG K+ and YG Entertainment. He debuted as a soloist on August 19th, 2019 with the song ‘Genie’.
Rank 23:Lee Euiwoong
Euiwoong debuted with Ahn Hyungseob and formed HyungseobxEuiwoong with the song “It Will be Good”. Since then, the duo has made multiple comebacks and are possibly preparing for a Yuehua trainee debut!
Rank 26: Kim Sanggyun
Sanggyun debuted with JBJ. After JBJ’s disbandment, fans thought he would return to his original group ToppDogg (XENO-T) but his company confirmed he would return to the agency, but not the group. Sanggyun has re-debuted with Kenta in JBJ95. Sanggyun left Hunus Entertainment and has signed a contract with Star Road Entertainment, which is the company that manages Kenta.
Rank 27: Jang Moonbok
Jang Moonbok has since been included in many CF’s and advertisements. He debuted on July 1, 2016 under the name JMVOK with the single Hip Hop President under ONO Entertainment.
Rank 28: Kim Donghyun
Donghyun debuted in September 2017 with label mate Youngmin under MXM. He and Youngmin have released 3 mini albums together and have also debuted under YDPP with Sewoon and Gwanghyun! Fans believe that once He debuted in the group AB6IX with Daehwi & Woojin.
Rank 29: Kim Donghan
Donghan debuted as the maknae of JBJ. After their disbandment, Donghan debuted as a soloist with the song “Sunset” and has made his first comeback in October 2018! Donghan also debuted in the group WEi on October 5th, 2020 with the song ‘TWILIGHT’.
Rank 30: Kim Taedong
Taedong was originally supposed to debut along with JBJ, but because of conflicts with his company The Vibe Label (now known as Major9), he couldn’t. Although he has reconciled with the company, he hasn’t be inactive making music but fans hope for him to debut in a group or as a soloist. He was suppose to debut in the group GIDONGDAE but they disbanded before debut.
Rank 31: Seo Sunghyuk
Sunghyuk debuted in the group RAINZ which was made up of eliminated Produce 101 Season 2 trainees. Since the disbandment of RAINZ, Sunghyuk has been covering dances with the pre-debut members of DREAMER.
Rank 32: Kim Yehyeon
After Produce, many fans assumed he would debut with the group SNUPER, but that was denied and cleared up by Yehyun himself. Yehyun has left his company WIDMAY Entertainment. He was suppose to debut in the group GIDONGDAE but they disbanded before debut.
Rank 33: Lee Keonhee
Keonhee returned to RBW Entertainment and has been training to debut. He debuted with ONEUS on January 9, 2019.
Rank 34: Lee Woojin
After Broduce, Woojin returned to Media Line Entertainment as a trainee. About 2 months later, Woojin debuted as the newest member of The East Light. Unfortunately, The East Light disbanded in October 2018.
Rank 36: Jung Dongsoo
Dongsoo debuted with fellow Produce contestant Kim Namhyung (Rank 52) under the name AA.
Rank 37: Park Sungwoo
After Produce 101, Sungwoo began taking acting lessons. His first acting role was in “Crushes: Special Edition”
Rank 38: Hong Eunki
Eunki debuted as a member of RAINZ. In May 2018, Eunki was casted back in encore of the play “Yeodo”. He debuted as a soloist on July 19, 2019 with the song ‘Blow’.
Rank 39: Yoo Hweseung
After he was eliminated from Produce 101, Hweseung was added as the 5th member of N.Flying.
Rank 40: Woo Jinyoung
Jinyoung was a contestant on the YG Entertainment show Mix Nine where he ranked 1st with a promise to debut in a 9-member group for 9 months. YG never ended up debuting the group, so his company Happy Face Entertainment is in an active lawsuit against YG Entertainment. Besides that, Jinyoung was a member of HNB (Happy Face New Boys). Park Woodam, Jo Yonggeun and Woo Jinyoung debuted in the boy group D1CE on August 1st 2019.
Rank 41: Joo Jinwoo
Jinwoo left his original company MMO Entertainment and signed under the acting company, Finecut Entertainment. In July 2018, Jinwoo debuted as a soloist with the song “Ever”. He has been focusing on his acting ever since.
Rank 42: Yeo Hwanwoong
Hwanwoong returned to RBW Entertainment and has been training to debut. He debuted on January 9, 2019 with ONEUS.
Rank 43: Justin Hwang
Justin returned to China to compete in the show Idol Producer where he ranked 4th and debuted in group Nine Percent. He also debuted in Yuehua trainee group NEXT on November 8th, 2019 with the song ‘WYTB’. He debuted as a soloist on November 5th, 2018 with the song ‘Hard Road’.
Rank 46: Yoon Heeseok
He debuted in the group Limitless on July 9th, 2019 with the song ‘Dream Play’. He left the group on May 26th, 2020. After his departure from the group he revealed that he had been diagnosed (and is receiving treatment for) depression, anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Rank 47: Kim Seongri
Seongri is the former leader of the project group RAINZ. He made his solo debut on April 14th, 2019 with the song ‘그게 너라서 (That’s You)’.
Rank 48: Kim Sangbin
After the show ended Sangbin debuted under the stage name BIL on December 12th, 2017 with the song ‘Juicy’. He later changed his stage name to n99d (pronounced as need) and still releases music.
Rank 50: Lee Junwoo
Junwoo join MBK entertainment was apart of the pre-debut boy group MBK Boys. It is unknown where all the boys are because the company has not specified if they will debut or not.
Rank 51: Jung Jung (Zhu Zheng Ting)
He also competed on the show Idol Producer where he ranked 6th and debuted in group Nine Percent. He debuted in the group NEXT on November 8th, 2019 with the song ‘WYTB’. He also made his solo debut on December 21st, 2018 with the song ‘THE WINTER LIGHT (冬日告白)’.
Rank 52: Kim Namhyung
He debuted in the duo AA with fellow contestant Jeong Dongsu. Namhyung also made his solo debut under the stage name UNO BUCKX on July 20th, 2017 with the song ‘4DA20’.
Rank 55: Yoon Jaechan
He debuted in the duo XRO with MIXNINE contestant Hiro on July 16th, 2020 with the songs ‘Chuckle’ and ‘Welcome to my Jungle’.
Rank 57: Lee Insoo
After the show ended, Insoo joined Purple Entertainment and is set to debut in group Off the Cuff (OTC).
Rank 61: Seong Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo debuted in the group Limitless on July 9th, 2019 with the song ‘Dream Play’. The group unofficially disbanded.
Rank 62: Ju Wontak
Wontak is a former member of the project group RAINZ. He then made his solo debut on November 25th, 2018 with the song ‘In The Light’.
Rank 66: Im Woohyuk
He debuted in the duo UNLOCK with Yoo Jinwon on November 24th, 2017 with the song ‘Slide to Unlock’. The duo seemed to have disbanded but they’re still close with each other. He is apart of CMLA Crew. After the duo’s disbandment he made his solo debut on August 27th, 2019 with the song ‘Time/With You/XX’.
Rank 68: Son Dongmyeong
Dongmyeong was a contestant on The Unit (Rank 16) and also debuted in the band ONEWE on May 13th, 2019 with the song ‘Reminisce about All’.
Rank 71: Choi Taewoong
Taewoong left MMO and joined Chrome Entertainment where he debuted in the group BZ BOYS on June 17th, 2019 with the song ‘Question’.
Rank 72: Jo Jinhyung
Jinhyung debuted as a soloist under the stage name Joel on July 2nd, 2018 with the song ‘She’s Gone’. Since then he changed his stage name to Jack and releases cover songs.
Rank 74: Han Minho
Minho has under the stage name Burbon on May 31st, 2019 with the song ‘Drowning’.
Rank 75: Yoo Jinwon
Jinwon debuted in the duo UNLOCK with fellow contestant Im Woohyuk on November 24th, 2017 with the song ‘Slide to Unlock’. The duo seemed to have disbanded but they’re still close with each other. He is also apart of the crew CMLA Crew. He hasn’t made his solo debut yet but he releases music frequently on soundcloud.
Rank 76: Kim Yeonkuk
Yeonkuk and fellow contestant Ryu Hoyeon debuted in the group NOIR on April 9th, 2018 with the song ‘Gangsta’.
Rank 79: Choi Seunghyuk
Seunghyuk has changed his name to Choi Seon and has participated on I-LAND was eliminated to Ground in ep. 5.
Rank 81: Kim Jaehan
Jaehan has left MMO and joined WYNN Entertainment, he debuted in the group SPECTRUM on May 10th, 2018 with the song ‘Light It Up’. The group unfortunately disbanded on July 10th, 2020.
Rank 83: Jang Daehyeon
Daehyeon made his solo debut on August 24th, 2019 with the song ‘Feel Good’. He then became the leader of the group WEi and they debuted on October 5th, 2020 with the song ‘TWILIGHT’.
Rank 87: Ryu Hoyeon
Ryu Hoyeon and fellow contestant Kim Yeonkuk debuted in the group NOIR on April 9th, 2018 with the song ‘Gangsta’.
Rank 93: Jo Yonggeun
Woodam was a member of HNB (Happy Face Next Boys). Park Woodam, Jo Yonggeun and Woo Jinyoung debuted in the boy group D1CE on August 1st, 2019. He also participated on MIXNINE, he ranked 25th.
Rank 94: Lee Gunmin
He changed his name to Lee Seoho and he debuted in the group ONEUS on January 9, 2019 with the song ‘Valkyrie’. He was a contestant on MIXNINE and ranked 17th.
Rank 95: Jung Woncheol
Woncheol was a member of HNB (Happy Face Next Boys). He then debuted in the group MY.st on March 26th, 2020 with the song ‘Don’t Know’.
Rank 97: Choi Jaewoo
He was suppose to debut with RBW boys (ONEUS) but his contract ended. He debuted in the group New Kidd on April 25th, 2019 with the song ‘Tu eres’. However, Jaewoo and a few of his group member’s haven’t been seen on the group social media for quite a while so it is unknown about their whereabouts.
(Left The Show) Kim Shihyun
He is a former member of duo Longguo&Shihyun. Shihyun participated Under Nineteen, he ranked 10th almost getting a spot in the debuting group. After not placing a spot in the debuting group he debuted in the group WE IN THE ZONE on May 27th 2019 with the song ‘LET’S GET LOUD’.
(Left The Show) Nam Yunsung
Nam Yunsung debuted in the group NOIR on April 9th, 2018 with the song ‘Gangsta’.
(Left The Show) Han Jeongyeon
Jeongyeon debuted in the group LUCENTE on September 18th, 2018 with the song ‘Your Difference’. He also participated on the Japanese/Korean survival show G-EGG, he made it to the finals and is set to debut in the final group NIK.
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