Where is Wanna One Now? A Look Into the Activities of the ‘Energetic’ Singers

It has been over two years since Wanna One's last activity as a group, and each of the members has embarked on a solo career. Here is what each member is up to now following their career as Wanna One.

Please take note that their final rank ranks this list on "Produce 101 Season 2."

1. Kang Daniel

Kang Daniel
(Photo : Kang Daniel Instagram)

Following Wanna One's disbandment, Kang Daniel took a six-month hiatus from the entertainment industry following legal battles with his agency, LM Entertainment. After the court ruled in Kang Daniel's favor, he set up his own agency, Konnect Entertainment, in June 2019.

He debuted as a soloist on July 25, 2019, with his debut mini-album "Color on Me." His latest release was "Outerspace (feat. Loco)," which was dropped to promote the mobile application Universe.

To celebrate his second anniversary, Kang Daniel held a VR fan meeting on July 25.

He will be the MC for Mnet's upcoming female dance crew competition show, "Street Woman Fighter."

2. Park Jihoon

Park Jihoon
(Photo : 사진기자머길, CC BY 3.0 (Wikimedia Commons))

After Wanna One's end, Park Jihoon debuted as a soloist on March 26, 2019, with the mini-album "O'Clock." The idol has also gone back into acting, staring at the male lead of "Love Revolution" in 2020.

Park Jihoon was praised for his acting skills. His most recent drama is "At a Distance, Spring is Green," which aired from June 14 to July 20, 2021.

Park Jihoon will release his fourth mini-album, "My Collection," in August 2021.

3. Lee Daehwi

Lee Daehwi
(Photo : AB6IX Instagram)

Lee Dahewi debuted in the Brand New Music boy group AB6IX following the disbandment of Wanna One. The group debuted on May 22, 2019, with their first mini-album, "B:Complete." The group was initially composed of six members, but Lim Youngmin left the group in 2020 following his DUI.

Their most recent release was the promotional single, "Gemini," for Universe. The song was released on May 24, 2021.

4. Kim Jaehwan

Kim Jaehwan
(Photo : Kim Jaehwan Instagram)

Kim Jaehwan signed with Swing Entertainment, the company that managed Wanna One, following the group's disbandment. He debuted as a soloist in May 2019 with the mini-album "Another."

His most recent release is the single "Burned All Black," which was released on May 26, 2021. The song peaked at 110 on the Gaon Digital Charts.

5. Ong Seongwu

Ong Seongwu
(Photo : Ong Seongwu Instagram)

After Wanna One disbanded, Ong Seongwu embarked on an acting career.

He made his acting debut in 2019 with the JTBC drama "At Eighteen." His acting was praised, with people citing his expressive voice and expressions.

Ong Seongwu's latest acting project is KakaoTV drama "Shall We Have a Cup of Coffee?" where he plays the lead role.

He is set to star in the film's "Jung Ranch" and "Seoul Vibe," though the release date has yet to be announced.

Ong Seongwu debuted as a soloist with his first mini-album, "Layers," on March 25, 2020. However, he has yet to make a comeback.

6. Park Woojin

Park Woojin
(Photo : AB6IX Instagram)

Like Lee Daehwi, Park Woojin debuted in the Brand New Music boy group AB6IX. Outside of the group, Park Woojin appeared on "Law of the Jungle in Lost Jungle & Island" in 2019, which was filmed in Thailand.

7. Lai Kuanlin

Lai Kuanlin
(Photo : Lai Kuanlin Instagram)

Following Wanna One's end, Lai Kuanlin embarked on a solo career in China. He made his acting debut in 2019 in the Chinese drama "A Little Thing Called First Love." His last acting gig was the Chinese drama "Don't Disturb My Study," where he played the lead role of Lin Xiao Ran.

He is set to star in the drama "Love the Way You Are," though no release date has been confirmed.

His last activity in South Korea was his debut in the sub-unit Wooseok X Kuanlin with PENTAGON member Wooseok. The duo released their debut mini-album "9801" in March 2019.

In June 2021, Lai Kuanlin won his lawsuit against Cube Entertainment. The two parties have been in dispute since July 2019. Lai Kuanlin is no longer active in South Korea.

8. Yoon Jisung

Yoon Jisung
(Photo : Yoon Jisung Instagram)

Yoon Jisung debuted as a soloist on February 20, 2019, with his first mini-album, "Aside." Later that year, he enlisted in the military and released the digital single "Winter Flower" as a gift to his fans.

Yoon Jisung starred in the military musical "Return: The Promise of the Day during his enlistment." He was discharged on December 13, 2020.

He made his return to the music scene on April 15, 2021, with his mini-album "Temperature of Love."

9. Hwang Minhyun

Hwang Minhyun
(Photo : Minhyun Instagram)

After Wanna One's involvement, Hwang Minhyun returned to his activities with NU'EST. The first song he participated in with the group is the digital single "A Song For You," which was released to celebrate their seventh anniversary.

NU'EST's most recent release is their second full-length album, "Romanticize," which was released on April 19. The lead single, "Inside Out," scored wins on "M Countdown," "Show! Music Core," and "Inkigayo," earning NU'EST their second music show grand slam.

On June 26, 2020, Minhyun made his acting debut in the JTBC drama "Live On."

10. Bae Jinyoung

Bae Jinyoung
(Photo : CIX Instagram)

Bae Jinyoung debuted as a soloist following Wanna One's disbandment. He released his self-composed single album, "Hard to Say Goodbye," on April 26, 2019.

In July 2019, Bae Jinyoung debuted in the boy group CIX. The group released their first mini-album, "Hello Chapter 1: Hello, Stranger," on July 23.

The group is scheduled to release their first studio album, "Ok Prologue: Be Ok," on August 17, 2021.

11. Ha Sungwoon

Ha Sungwoon
(Photo : Ha Sungwoon Instagram)

Ha Sungwoon debuted as a soloist on February 28, 2019, with the extended play "My Moment." That same year, he became a cast member for the SBS program "Bistro the noble" and donated his voice to the EBS Literature Program, where he recited a novel by Jun Suk Ok.

Ha Sungwoo is set to release the repackaged version of his fifth EP ("Sneakers"), titled "Select Shop," on August 9, 2021.

What is your favorite Wanna One member up to? Tell us in the comments!

Since his solo debut, he has sung several OSTs, such as "Fall In You" for "True Beauty."

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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