Produce 48 Korean Trainees Update & Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Idol Emporium' started by Midori, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. Midori

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    This is a thread to gather updates about the Korean trainees who participated in Produce 48 but didn't make it into IZ*One. All news are welcome, even rumours, though if a better thread to discuss a trainee exists (i.e. a debuted trainee's group thread) that discussion should be kept to that thread. News about group members who did not participate in PD48 are also welcome here, under the same conditions as debuted trainees.

    Debuted
    • Park Seoyoung* - Solo as Roya Park - Independent artist - YouTube
    • Park Jinny - Secret Number - YouTube
    • Park Minji - Secret Number
    • Kim Yubin - Bling Bling - YouTube - Group is now disbanded
    • Kim Doah - Fanatics - YouTube - Group is now disbanded
    • Park Haeyoon - Cherry Bullet - Thread / YouTube
    • Lee Chaejeong - Alice - YouTube
    • Na Goeun - Purple Kiss - YouTube
    • Park Jieun - Purple Kiss - Has left the group
    • Jang Gyuri - Fromis_9 - YouTube - Has left the group
    • Yoon Haesol - AQUA - Group disbanded after one single, no updates since 2019. Unknown what she's doing now.
    • Kim Sohee - Rocket Punch - Thread / YouTube
    • Kim Suyun - Rocket Punch
    • Kim Sihyeon - Everglow - YouTube
    • Wang Yiren - Everglow
    • Alex Christine - Solo as AleXa - YouTube
    • Kim Nayoung - Lightsum - Thread / YouTube
    • Lee Yujeong - Lightsum
    • Han Chowon - Lightsum
    • Kim Choyeon - bugAboo - YouTube
    • Son Eunchae - bugAboo
    • Kim Dayeon - Kep1er - Thread (GP999 thread) / YouTube
    • Lee Seunghyeon (as Riina) - H1-KEY - YouTube
    • Huh Yunjin - Le Sserafim
    • Kang Damin - Queenz Eye

    Confirmed Pre-Debut


    Training

    • Cho Ahyeong - UPVOTE Ent. - Was a contestant on CAP-TEEN
    • Cho Sarang* - Million Market (Presumably)
    • Won Seoyeon* - MMO Ent. (Presumably) - Seems to be focusing on studies
    • Lee Haeun* - MNH Ent. (Presumably)
    • Bae Eunyeong* - Stone Music (Presumably)
    • Lee Sian - Happyface Ent.
    • Choi Soeun* - The Music Works (Presumably)
    • Cho Yeongin* - WM Ent. - Made her acting debut

    Quit Idol Work

    • Hong Yeji - Actress, Big Whale Entertainment
    • Go Yujin - YouTuber
    • Kim Hyunah - YouTuber
    • Shin Suhyun - Model - under Sublime Artist Agency
    • Park Chanju - Pursuing other interests
    • Lee Kaeun - Actress, YouTuber - under High Entertainment
    • Ahn Yewon - Model
    • Choi Yeonsoo - Model, YouTuber

    Whereabouts Unknown

    • Kim Dahye - Her company, Banana Culture, folded
    • Yoon Eunbin - Was set to debut under STARDIUM however it fell through
    • Kim Minseo - Left HOW Ent.
    • Cho Kahyeon - Rumoured to have left Starship, Instagram currently private which might indicate she's back to training.
    • Wang Ke - Debut with HOWZ appears to have been cancelled, has made an Instagram account
    • Hwang Soyeon - Unknown as she appeared to have left MNH for HOW, and then HOWZ debut was cancelled.
    • Yu Minyoung - Left 8D Creative, has done some modelling work
     
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  2. Midori

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    Debuted Groups

    Some info on groups that have debuted with a PD48 alum and lack a dedicated thread here on the forum.

    ALICE
    Members: DoA, Yeonjae, Yukyung, Sohee, Karin, Chaejeong, EJ.

    ALICE, formerly ELRIS, is a 7-member girl group under IOK Company which debuted originally as 5 members under Hunus Entertainment on June 1st 2017. In 2020 Lee Chaejeong from Produce 48 was added along with another girl, EJ, prior to their comeback 'Jackpot'.

    Title Tracks (With Chaejeong):
    ⦁ Jackpot (2020)
    ⦁ Power of Love (2022)

    Fromis_9
    Members: Roh Jisun, Song Hayoung, Lee Saerom, Lee Chaeyoung, Lee Nagyung, Park Jiwon, Lee Seoyeon, Baek Jiheon, Jang Gyuri.

    Fromis_9 is an 8-member girl group formed through the survival show Idol School, which debuted on the 24th of January 2018. One of its members, Jang Gyuri, participated in Produce 48 before returning to the group after elimination. On the 28th of July it was announced the Gyuri would leave the group since her original contract was up. She left on the 31st of July, while the group continues on as 8 members with their new contracts.

    Title Tracks (with Gyuri):
    ⦁ Glass Shoes (2017) (Pre-debut)
    ⦁ To Heart (2018)
    ⦁ Love Bomb (2018)
    ⦁ Fun! (2019)
    ⦁ Feel Good (2020)
    ⦁ We Go (2021)
    ⦁ Talk & Talk (2021)
    ⦁ DM (202)
    ⦁ Stay This Way (2022)

    AQUA (Disbanded)
    Members: Yoon Haesol, Baek Hyeonju, Yu Sua, Na Seungji, Kim Sihyeon, Kim Hyerim.

    Aqua was a 6-member girl group under KRAZY Ent. which debuted on the 17 of November 2018 with Yoon Haesol who placed 36th in PD48. They were the first group to debut with a Produce 48 contestant after the show. Two of the members, Yu Sua and Kim Sihyeon, were also former Produce 101 contestants. Unfortunately, KRAZY Ent. went under and during some restructuring AQUA disbanded in 2020 having only released one single.

    Former member Kim Hyerim participated in Girls Planet 999.

    Title Tracks:
    ⦁ Log In (2018)

    FANATICS (Disbanded)
    Members: Kim Doah, Jeong Yoonhye, Chiayi, Sika, Doi, Chaelin, Rayeon, Via

    Fanatics is a 8-member girl group under FENT which debuted first with three of its members - including Kim Doah who placed 23rd in PD48 - in the sub-unit FLAVOR on the 26th of November 2018 and then with three more members on the 6th of August 2019. The last two members were added in 2020. The group seems to have a sort of rotating members concept as two of the original members were on hiatus during their second comeback. The member Chaelin was also a participant on Produce 101.
    Kim Doah, Chiayi and Rayeon (under her birth name Nayeon) participated on Girl's Planet 999.
    On October 10th 2022 the group's Twitter and Instagram accounts were deactivated. The group is likely disbanded.

    Title Tracks:
    ⦁ Milkshake (Flavor Subunit) (2018) (Pre-Debut)
    ⦁ Sunday (2019)
    ⦁ VAVI Girl (2020)
    ⦁ Starry Night (2021)

    Cherry Bullet
    See Thread

    Everglow
    Members: Sihyeon, Yiren, Mia, Onda, E:U, Aisha

    Everglow is a 6-member girl group under Yue Hua Ent. which debuted on the 18th of March 2019 with Sihyeon (#27) and Yiren (#28) froM PD48. Sihyeon was also a contestant on Produce 101 and Onda was on Idol School.

    Title Tracks:
    ⦁ Bon Bon Chocolat (2019)
    ⦁ Adios (2019)
    ⦁ Dun Dun (2020)
    ⦁ LA DI DA (2020)
    ⦁ First (2021)
    ⦁ Pirate (2021)

    Rocket Punch
    See Thread

    Secret Number
    Members: Park Jinny, Dita, Soodam, Léa, Zuu, Park Minji, Denise (formerly)

    Secret Number is a 5-member girl group under Vine Entertainment which debuted on the 19th of May 2020 with Park Jinny who placed 69th on PD48. Member Denise was a contestant on K-Pop Star 5 and Léa was a member of SKarf under the name Hana as well as a contestant on MixNine. On the 15th of October 2021 a new member called Zuu was revealed. A few days later Park Minji, who placed 53rd on PD48, was announced as a new member. Denise left the group in February 2022.

    Title Tracks:
    ⦁ Who Dis? (2020)
    ⦁ Got That Boom (2020)
    ⦁ Fire Saturday (2021)
    ⦁ Doomchita (2022)

    Bling Bling (disbanded)
    Members: Yubin, Narin, Juhyun, Marin, Ayamy, Jieun.

    Bling Bling was a 6-member girl group under Major 9 Entertainment which debuted on the 17th of November 2020 with Kim Yubin who placed 88th on PD48. They released two singles before disbanding on the 26th of July 2022.

    Title Tracks:
    ⦁ G.G.B (2020)
    ⦁ Oh MAMA (2021)

    Purple Kiss
    Members: Na Goeun, Dosie, Ireh, Yuki, Chaein, Swan, Park Jieun

    Purple Kiss is a 6-member girl group under RBW Entertainment which debuted on the 15th of March 2021 with Na Goeun (#29) and Park Jieun (#80) from PD48. Member Dosie was a contestant on MixNine and Chaein competed on Star King as well as K-Pop Star 1 and 3. They were originally meant to debut in 2020 but it was postponed as the member Swan had health issues. While she was on hiatus the group released a pre-debut single and another one when she returned before finally making their debut.
    Park Jieun left the group on November 18th 2022 citing health issues as the cause.

    Title Tracks:
    ⦁ My Heart Skip A Beat (2020)
    ⦁ Can We Talk Again (2020)
    ⦁ Ponzona (2021)
    ⦁ Zombie (2021)
    ⦁ My My (2021) (Christmas single)
    ⦁ memeM (2022)
    ⦁ Nerdy (2022)

    Lightsum
    See Thread

    BugAboo
    Members: Eunchae, Choyeon, Yoona, Rainie, Cyan, Zin

    BugAboo is a 6-member girl group under A team Entertainment which debuted on the 25th of October 2021 with Kim Choyeon (#50) and Son Eunchae (#32) from PD48.

    Title Tracks:
    • Bugaboo (2021)
    • Pop (2022)

    H1-KEY
    Members: Riina, Seoi, Yel, Sitala (formerly)

    H1-KEY is a 3-member girl group under GLG which debuted on the 5th of January 2022 with Riina, a.k.a. Lee Seunghyeon, (#73) from PD48. Originally a 4-member group, their debut was mired in controversy as Sitala had a complicated political past. Her departure from the group was announced on the 25th of May 2022.

    Title Tracks:
    • Athletic Girl (2022)
    • Run (2022)

    LE SSERAFIM
    See Thread
     
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  3. David61

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    @Midori Thanks for starting this useful thread and I'll post any information I find. One thing to add is that Lee Kaeun has her own YouTube channel at the following link:

    https://www.youtube.com/c/gaeunday
     
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  4. Midori

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    Thank you! I've added it now :D

    Most recent news is the participation of Kim Doah (Fanatics) and Kim Daeyon in Mnet's Girls Planet 999 survival show. Doah came in 23rd place on PD48 and Dayeon in 70th. The full trainee list for the show isn't out yet, these two were identified by fans from the teaser video.

    Doah
    DoahPrologue.jpg
    Dayeon
    DayeonPrologue.jpg

    Interestingly, fans have also ID'd Dayeon as the Korean center in the official poster! Which is shot from so far away I'm wondering how they can ID anyone from it...
     
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  5. Midori

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    News about Chaeyeon should probably go in the IZ*One thread, since she's a part of the group despite them now being disbanded. I did say in the OP that this thread is for those who did not make the final 12 ;)
     
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    Girls Planet has started releasing introduction videos.

    Doah

    Dayeon


    Both mentioned PD48... [hehe]

    Bonus (since the group doesn't have a dedicated thread), FANATICS' Rayeon


    And Chiayi
     
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  7. Midori

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    Episode 1 of Girls Planet 999 aired the other day, it's so far a lot like PD48 with a lot of callbacks.

    Dayeon performed Popstars by K/DA, here is the unedited video:

    She's the rapper with purple pants.

    Doah hasn't performed yet, but she had some screentime focused on her visuals.
     
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    They also referred back to Team Snack's performance of Boombayah and showed a clip of it. It featured Hyewon, Chowon and 3 Japanese trainees. If they're planning on cutting ties with PD48 after the scandal, they're not trying very hard [hehe]
     
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    HYBE said they can't confirm or deny, which is sort of a confirmation in itself.
     
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    Everglow released a song for Unicef's Promise campaign:


    Fromis_9 have officially moved over to Pledis Entertainment
    They also announced a special single; Talk & Talk to be released September 1st. The physical release is apparently a limited one, and has already sold out. The first teaser video is out:


    Purple Kiss announced their first comeback! "Hide & Seek" is a 6-track mini album to be released September 8th. The title track is Zombie; all of the members have credits on the different tracks. An intro video has been released:


    As for the girls on Girls Planet 999...
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    Fromis_9 teaser photos
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    Purple Kiss teaser photos + Tracklist
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    DEBUT ALERT!

    Kim Choyeon (#50) and Son Eunchae (#32) are finally debuting!
    ATeam announced their new girl group bugAboo today with a Logo Teaser and a Silhouette teaser. The debut date is still unknown, however the CEO has stated it'll be during the autumn.

    bugAboo Logo Teaser


    The silhouette teaser is on the groups's official Twitter. | Official YouTube account

    The company CEO is Ryan Jhun, who has produced songs for IOI, Oh My Girl and Loona. A Redditor identified the other girls in the silhouette teaser as Rainie*, Ziin/Hyunbin, Cyan/Chaeeun, and Yoona. (* I've read her name previously as Rainieju).
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    Purple Kiss 'Zombie' Clip Teaser - Na Goeun & Dosie


    Fromis_9 'Talk & Talk' Official Teaser 2

     
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    Gaeun's Q&A video | '이제는 말할 수 있다' Ep.1


    fromis_9 - Talk & Talk


    EVERGLOW - Promise (for UNICEF Promise Campaign - MV Behind)
     
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    Another one I have been waiting for :approve: They took so much time that I thought they might never make it to the debut. I'm curious about their concept now!
     
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    fromis_9 - Talk & Talk | Jang Gyuri fancam


    • Official fromis_9 Twitter updates:
    • Mnet M!Countdown Twitter update
    Kwon Eunbi official TikTok update with fromis_9 Gyuri & Jiwon

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    bugAboo - Choyeon debut photos

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    Choyeon wasn't one of my picks but I'm intrigued by the teaser! One of the contestants on Girls Planet 999, Kim Suyeon, was a predebut member but she left ATeam and said on the show that their debut was postponed due to Covid, I think they were originally planned to debut much earlier in the year, if not last year.

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    Purple Kiss 'Zombie' Clip Teaser - Park Jieun & Ireh & Swan
     
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    Choyeon looks so unreal in those bugAboo debut photos, I can't stop staring lol. All of them look super enhanced
     
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    fromis_9 Talk & Talk | Studio Choom


    Follow Me episode 6 Clip - Gyuri and Jiwon’s Shopping and Self Photoshoot Date


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    Purple Kiss - Zombie MV Teaser


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    bugAboo - Eunchae debut photos
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    SBS MTV The Show - fromis_9 Talk & Talk - 1st Win, Speech & Encore (210907)


    • SBS MTV The Show - fromis_9 Talk & Talk performance
    Gyuri's Instagram Story update
    • Twitter Updates: fromis_9 | SBS MTV The Show | Geinie Original: Soyeon, Gyuri & Saerom

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    Bling Bling - Secret holiday behind


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    Girls Planet 999
    Twitter updates:
    Arai Risako, Kim Doah & Xu Ziyin (1st Image)
    Wu Tammy, Kim Dayeon & Sakurai Miu (2nd Image)
     
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    Purple Kiss - Zombie MV


    새벽 2시 (2am)
    Lyrics: PURPLE KISS, Davve (RBW)
    Composers: Davve (RBW), Kwon Seokhong (RBW), Kim Hyeonggyu (RBW), Na Goeun, Chaein, Dosie

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    Girls Planet 999
    • Twitter updates: Welcome to Girls Planet behind photos:
    • •Kang Yeseo, Guinn Myah & Kim Dayeon
    • •Kim Doah, Kim Bora & Kim Suyeon
    • Tiktok updates: Pose Pixie: Kim Dayeon | Kim Doah
     
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