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IZONE (2018)
Location Flag of South Korea.png South Korea
Debut Single **
Activity Period October 29, 2018 -
Producer **
Theater Manager **
Record Label **
Company Pledis Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment, AKS
Official Web **

IZONE (often stylised as IZ*ONE) is a girl group formed in 2018 by CJ E&M through the Mnet television competition show Produce 48. The group consists of twelve members: Jang Wonyoung, Miyawaki Sakura, Jo Yuri, Choi Yena, Ahn Yujin, Yabuki Nako, Kwon Eunbi, Kang Hyewon, Honda Hitomi, Kim Chaewon, Kim Minjoo and Lee Chaeyeon.

The group is expected to release their debut album in October, and will be managed by Pledis Entertainment and Stone Music Entertainment in South Korea, and AKS in Japan.


Pre-debut: Produce 48

Prior to appearing on the show, several members had already been active in the entertainment industry. Honda Hitomi previously made her debut as a member of AKB48, while Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako debuted as members of AKB48's sister group HKT48. Kwon Eunbi previously debuted with Ye-A in 2014 under the stage name Ka-zoo but left the group later. Lee Chaeyeon previously competed in SBS's K-pop Star 3, and JYP Entertainment's own reality survival show Sixteen. Jo Yuri was a contestant in the past 2017 Mnet competition show Idol School, where she came in 15th place. Kim Minjoo had appeared as an actress in music videos and Korean dramas, notably the 2018 MBC television series Tempted.

IZ*ONE was formed through the television competition show Produce 48, which aired on Mnet from June 15 to August 31, 2018. Out of an initial 96 trainees representing various South Korean agencies and the Japanese idol AKB48, the final 12 were chosen by audience voting and announced via live television broadcast.

Similar to the previous group of I.O.I and Wanna One, the group's name, IZ*ONE was chosen through an online public voting during the shows period. ‘IZ’ is a numeronym for the number 12, a homage to the groups 12 members, while ‘ONE’ is the indication that the 12 girls is one as a group that was formed through Produce 48. The star (*) inbetween stands for the astrological signs of the zodiacal circle. They will debut on October 29, 2018.

On September 4th, the group flew to Japan to meet with producer Akimoto Yasushi. That same day, it was reported that the group would make their official debut on October 29th, though their agency stated the exact date had not yet been set.


Group Picture Romaji Nickname Birthdate Birthplace Blood Type Age Height Agency Position
IZONE AhnYujinBuenosAires2019.jpeg Ahn Yujin ** September 1, 2003 Daejeon, South Korea A 16 168cm Starship Entertainment Lead Vocalist, lead dancer
IZONE ChoiYenaBuenosAires2019.jpeg Choi Yena Happy Virus September 29, 1999 Seoul, South Korea A 20 163cm YUEHUA Entertainment Main rapper, lead vocalist, lead dancer
8 / B / IZONE HondaHitomiBuenosAires2019.jpeg Honda Hitomi Hiichan (ひぃちゃん), Ppangtomi (bread + (Hi)tomi) October 6, 2001 Tochigi, Japan A 18 158cm AKS Lead dancer, vocalist, rapper
IZONE JangWonyoungBuenosAires2019.jpeg Jang Wonyoung Giant Baby, Giant Maknae August 31, 2004 Seoul, South Korea O 15 168cm Starship Entertainment Center, lead vocalist, dancer, rapper
IZONE JoYuriBuenosAires2019.jpeg Jo Yuri Yul, daengdaeng (puppy) October 22, 2001 Busan, South Korea AB 17 160cm Stone Music Entertainment Main vocalist
IZONE KangHyewonBuenosAires2019.jpeg Kang Hyewon Innocent Rapper, Kwangbae, Kangchan/Kanchan (カンちゃん) July 5, 1999 Kyungnam, South Korea B 20 163cm 8D Creative Lead rapper, vocalist, visual
IZONE KimChaewonBuenosAires2019.jpeg Kim Chaewon Angel Chaewon, Fairy Chaewon, ssam (raddish) August 1, 2000 Seoul, South Korea B 19 160cm Woolim Entertainment Lead Vocalist, lead dancer
IZONE KimMinjooBuenosAires2019.jpeg Kim Minju Minmin, Pepe February 5, 2001 Seoul, South Korea AB 18 165cm Urban Works Main visual, lead rapper, vocalist
IZONE KwonEunbiBuenosAires2019.jpeg Kwon Eunbi (Leader) Queen, Eunbit (rabbit), Leader Kwon September 27, 1995 Seoul, South Korea A 24 160cm Woolim Entertainment Leader, main dancer, lead vocalist
IZONE LeeChaeyeonBuenosAires2019.jpeg Lee Chaeyeon Chaen, father January 11, 2000 Gyeonggi, South Korea A 19 164cm WM Entertainment Main dancer, lead vocalist, lead rapper
KIV / IZONE MiyawakiSakuraBuenosAires2019.jpeg Miyawaki Sakura Sakura (さくら), Kkura March 19, 1998 Kagoshima, Japan A 21 164cm AKS Vocalist, visual
H / IZONE YabukiNakoBuenosAires2019.jpeg Yabuki Nako Nako (なこ) June 18, 2001 Tokyo, Japan ** 18 149cm AKS Vocalist