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 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! Fans believe that once Daehwi and Woojin return from Wanna One, they’ll debut together!
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. Yongguk is now a soloist and MC on “The Show”
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. Fans hope to see Hyunbin making more music and also model more.
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 Daehwi and Woojin return from Wanna One, they’ll debut together!
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!
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.
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 returned to his company KISS Entertainment.
Rank 32: Kim Yehyun
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
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”
Rank 39: Yoo Hoeseung
After he was eliminated from Produce 101, Hoeseung 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 is 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”
Rank 42: Yeo Hwanwoong
Hwanwoong returned to RBW Entertainment and has been training to debut. He debuted on January 9, 2019 with ONEUS
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