Boy Groups Profiles

X1 Members Profile

By on October 12, 2019

Group Name: 
X1

Agency Name: 
Swing Entertainment

Debut Date:
August 27, 2019

Members: 
Seungwoo
Seungyoun
Wooseok
Yohan
Hangyul
Junho
Dongpyo
Minhee
Eunsang
Hyeongjun
Dohyon

Twitter: 
@x1official101 and
@x1members

Facebook: 
X1official101/

Instagram: 
@x1official101

About X1

X1 is a South Korean boy band that came about from the reality show “Produce X 101.” The show is a boy-group, survival, competition show. The members are chosen by the public through online voting and live voting with multiple elimination rounds. The public also chooses the band’s debut song, group name, and concept. The group is given a 5-year contract. They must focus solely on the group for the first 2 1/2 years. Then they can focus on their own individual projects for the second half of the contract.

The group released their first EP titled Emergency: Quantum Leap, on August 27, 2019. It debuted at number one in Korea. They’ve also released the single “Flash,” from that EP, along with a video.

Seungwoo

Birth Name:
Han Seung Woo

Stage Name: 
Seungwoo

Position: 
Leader, Main Vocalist

Birthday: 
December 24, 1994

Zodiac Sign: 
Capricorn

Height: 
184 cm (6’0″)

Weight: 
63 kg (138 lbs)

Blood Type: 
B

Han Seung Woo is a South Korean singer, dancer and rapper who goes by the stage name Seungwoo. He was born in Buk-gu, South Korea. He comes from a family of five. His sister is Han Sun-Hwa from the girl group Secret.

When Han was younger, he wanted to be a soccer player or a UFC fighter. But he began to sing along with his sister whenever she was singing and he finally decided he wanted to be a singer. He graduated from Busan Energy Science High School.

Han was previously a member of the boy group Victon. The group debuted on November 9, 2016. They released four albums and seven singles. Han was the leader, lead vocalist, rapper, and dancer. He was considered the “father” of the group.

In early 2019, Han participated in the musical reality show “Produce X 101.” He was voted in as the leader of the new band X1. The group debuted on August 27, 2019, with their first EP titled Emergency: Quantum Leap, and the single “Flash,” from that EP.

Han prefers to spend time alone. His special talent is imitating Pikachu and farm animals. His favorite song is “Crooked” by B2ST. He is interested in composing and writing songs. He developed a father/son relationship with Dongpyo while on the X1 show. Han is considered the strongest vocalist of the X1 group; however, he thinks he is the weakest.

Han is a fan of the group B2ST. His role models are G-Dragon and Taeyang. He would like to work with those artists someday. His life priorities are himself, his family, and friends.

Seungyoun

Birth Name: 
Cho Seung Youn

Stage Name: 
Seungyoun

Position: 
Main Vocalist, Lead Rapper

Birthday:
August 5, 1996

Zodiac Sign: 
Leo

Height: 
813 cm (6’0″)

Weight: 
68 kg (150 lbs)

Blood Type: 
O

Instagram: 
@woodz_dnwn

Cho Seung Youn is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He goes by the stage name Seoungyoun. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised as an only child. Cho moved to Brazil during his elementary school years. He played soccer there and originally wanted to become a soccer player. Cho played for a Brazilian soccer team for two years.

He didn’t like Kpop music very much when he was younger, but when he became homesick for South Korea, he would watch music shows. That’s when he developed his interest in singing. He returned to South Korea for high school and graduated in 2016.

Cho auditioned over 50 times for different entertainment agencies before he was accepted by YG Entertainment. He was put in the group UNIQ, which is a Chinese-South Korean boy group. They were trained by Chinese and South Korean companies and debuted in 2014.

They recorded music in Mandarin and Korean. With tensions rising between China and South Korea, the group was not being promoted in Korea as much and he left the group and joined the collective group M.O.L.A. in 2015.

In 2016, Cho participated in the rap competition show “Show Me The Money.” Although he was eliminated early on, he got noticed for his rap stylings while still on the show. He collaborated with singer Flowsik and under the stage name “Luizy.” They released a self-produced hip-hop single “Recipe.”

Later in 2016, he released his first solo single “Baby Ride.” In 2017, he was invited to participate in an annual songwriting and production camp. From there, he appeared on the musical survival reality show “The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project.” While on the show he met and worked with many other artists whom he worked with for the next two years. Cho is known for writing how own lyrics and producing his own music and has written music for other artists.

In March 2019, Cho became a contestant on the musical reality show “Produce X 101.” Initially, he placed 67th in the show’s ranking. But week after week, his ranking increased up until the second to last show where he placed 5th. He was the member with the lowest initial ranking who eventually made it to the top. Cho debuted in the final lineup of the band X1 on August 27, 2019, when they released their first EP, Emergency: Quantum Leap.

Cho speaks Korean, Portuguese, English, and Chinese. He plays piano and guitar. He also likes beatboxing and rapping.

 

Wooseok

Birth Name: 
Kim Woo Seok

Stage Name: 
Wooseok

Position: 
Lead Vocalist, Visual

Birthday: 
October 27, 1996

Zodiac Sign: 
Scorpio

Height: 
173 cm (5’8″)

Weight: 
58 kg (128 lbs)

Blood Type: 
B

Kim Woo Seok is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and composer. He goes by the stage name Wooseok. He is best known as a member of the boy bands UP10TION and X1. He was born in Daejeon, South Korea and is an only child. He graduated from Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts with a major in Kpop music and acting.

In 2015, Kim appeared on the music program “Masked Rookie King” after training for a year. He was the first member to win a place in the project boy band UP10TION. He made his official debut with the band on September 11, 2015, with the EP, Top Secret. 

The group made their Japanese debut on March 8, 2017. However, Kim went on hiatus in early June due to mental health issues. After nine months, he was welcomed back into the group and they released their first full album Invitation. He was an MC for the music television show “The Show,” from 2016 to 2017.

In March 2019, Kim was named as a contestant on the musical elimination show “Produce X 101.” He was in the top ten from the beginning and placed second in the rankings with 1,304,033 votes. He joined the new band X1 and they debuted in August 2019. Kim was named the second most handsome trainee on the show.

His hobbies are composing and writing lyrics, and poetry. Kim can speak basic Chinese. His nickname is Desert Fox. His favorite artists are BTS. Kim loves to draw comics and he also plays video games in his spare time. His friends say he talks too much.

Yohan

Birth Name: 
Kim Yo Han

Stage Name: 
Yohan

Position: 
Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Birthday: 
September 22, 1999

Zodiac Sign:
Virgo

Height: 
181 cm (5’11”)

Weight: 
66 kg (146 lbs)

Blood Type: 
B

Instagram: 
@y_haa.n

Kim Yo Han is a South Korean singer and rapper. He goes by the stage name Yohan. Kim was born in Jungnang-gu, South Korea and comes from a family of five. Kim attended Seoul Physical Education High School.

Kim’s father is a Taekwondo master and Kim was in Taekwondo for 13 years. He won two championships and qualified for the National Team. He received a scholarship for his Taekwondo placement, but he wanted to become an idol in a boy band and did not use the scholarship.

He is best known as a member of the group X1. The group was formed in 2019 from the reality show “Produce X 101.” He only trained three months before the show, which is comparably short training time. Kim was ranked first on the reality show with 1,334,011 votes and joined the new band X1. They debuted on August 27, 2019, with the EP Emergency: Quantum Leap. 

Kim is thankful for the help he received from his fellow contestant Seungwoo. He stated he would not have gotten so far without his help. Kim also helped Junho practice when the judges called him “robotic.”

Kim injured himself while pre-recording their X1 debut and had to wear a medical boot. He was unable to perform until their performance at the Seoul Music Festival in October 2019.

Kim is known as being silly and carefree. He enjoys playing with his little sisters.

Hangyul

Birth Name: 
Lee Han Gyul

Stage Name: 
Hangyul

Position: 
Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Birthday: 
December 7, 1999

Zodiac Sign: 
Sagittarius

Height: 
176 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 
69 kg (152 lbs)

Blood Type: 
O

Lee Han Gyul is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the stage name Hangyul. He was born in Namdong-Gu, South Korea. He was abandoned at birth and adopted into his current family of five. He attended Incheon High School. Lee wanted to become a singer to repay his family and friends for their support.

Lee made his debut as a member of the boy group IM in 2017. He was the main dancer, vocalist, and visual of the group.

In 2018, he entered as a contestant on the reality show “The Unit.” He placed 13th so he did not make it in the new band UNB, but they brought him back as a dancer because they were impressed with his dance moves. He is also a dancer for “Shannon’s Comeback Stage.”

In 2019, he participated in the musical reality show “Produce X 101.” He trained for four years and won seventh place to become a member of their new band X1. He received 794,411 votes. They officially debuted on August 27, 2019, with the EP Emergency: Quantum Leap. 

Lee’s hobbies include basketball, bowling, Taekwondo, and acrobatics. He participated in Taekwondo for eight years. Lee’s specialties are dancing, acrobatics, and spinning balls. He hates cicada bugs and dislikes summer because he sweats a lot. Fall and winter are his favorite seasons. Lee’s favorite movie is the Avengers.

Junho

Birth Name: 
Cha Jun Ho

Stage Name: 
Junho

Position: 
Vocalist, Visual

Birthday: 
July 9, 2002.

Zodiac Sign: 
Cancer

Height: 
178 cm (5’10”)

Blood Type: 
A

Cha Jun Ho is a South Korean singer who goes by the stage name Junho. He was born in Hongseong-Gun, South Korea. He comes from a family of five. He attended Hanlim Multi Art High School with a vocal major.

Cha participated in the musical reality show “Produce X 101.” He trained for one year and three months before the show and sung “Me After You,” at his first audition. He placed ninth by the end of the show with 756, 939 votes. He made it into the lineup of the new band X1. They debuted in August 2019, with the EP Emergency: Quantum Leap. 

Cha was criticized on the show for appearing “robotic.” His friend from the show, Yohan, helped him practice and appear more natural on stage. He is a quiet and reserved person and is most likely why he appeared robotic. Cha has performed every song with the group since their debut.

Cha’s hobbies are singing, watching movies, and goblin language. His nickname is Cha Cha.

Dongpyo

Birth Name: 
Son Dong Pyo

Stage Name: 
Dongpyo

Position: 
Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Birthday: 
September 9, 2002.

Zodiac Sign: 
Virgo

Height: 
166 cm (5’5″)

Blood Type: 
O

Son Dong Pyo is a South Korean singer and dancer and goes by the stage name Dongpyo. He was born in Yeongdeok, South Korea. He is an only child and attended Yeongdong High School in Seoul, majoring in acting.

In 2018, Son joined the group Artbeat, which is a Kpop dance cover group. He participated in the dance cover for BTS’s “Anpanman.” It received 2.9 million views on Youtube. He developed a father-son relationship with fellow member Seungwoo.

Son participated in the musical reality show “Produce X 101.” He trained for a year and five months before trying out. He ranked sixth place with 824,389 votes and won a position in the newly formed band, X1. He was picked as the center for the group’s title track “X1-MA.” The group debuted in August 2019 with the EP Emergency: Quantum Leap. 

Son is good at voice imitations, making funny faces, and urban dances. His hobbies are coloring, singing, and dancing. Son thinks his best feature is his lips and he wears braces on his bottom teeth.

Minhee

Birth Name: 
Kang Min Hee

Stage Name: 
Minhee

Position: 
Vocalist

Birthday: 
September 17, 2002

Zodiac Sign: 
Virgo

Height: 
182 cm (5’11”)

Weight: 
60 kg (132 lbs)

Blood Type: 
AB

Instagram: 
@min_h.ee

Kang Min Hee is a South Korean singer who goes by the stage name Minhee. He was born in South Jeolla, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. Kang is a good student and attends Naming High School. He is in the top five percent academically at his school. He originally wanted to become a botanist.

While at his all-boys middle school, a casting team for the online musical “Starship,” picked him to debut. It’s a sci-fi musical comedy about an alien named “Bug” who wants to become a Starship Ranger. It was performed at Hoover-Leppen Theater in Chicago and then released on Youtube.

Kang performed in a music video for the duo Mad Clown and Ailee. He appeared with Ji Hansol and Yujin.

In 2019, Kang participated in the musical reality show “Produce X 101.” He trained for two years and nine months and memorized all of the songs for his evaluation so he could play any part in the new band. He ranked in tenth place with 749,444 votes and won a place in the show’s new band X1. The group debuted on August 27, 2019, with the EP Emergency: Quantum Leap. 

He had to share a room with Junho during try-outs for the band. He lists his hobby as going out.

Eunsang

Birth Name: 
Lee Eun Sang

Stage Name: 
Eunsang

Position: 
Vocalist

Birthday: 
October 26, 2002

Zodiac Sign: 
Scorpio

Height: 
179 cm (5’10)

Weight: 
63 kg (139 lbs)

Blood Type: 
A

Lee Eun Sang is a South Korean singer and dancer who goes by the stage name Eunsang. He was born in Jeju, South Korea, but moved to Busan when he was two years old. He comes from a family of four.

Lee auditioned for Seoul Performing Arts High School singing the song “Youth.” He was admitted as a first-year student studying in the applied music department. Lee is a talented dancer and led dance clubs at his school and taught himself to dance. He gave away autographs on his graduation day while telling everyone he will be famous someday.

Lee auditioned for the musical reality show “Produce X 101.” He trained for a year and two months. He won a part in the lineup of the new group X1. They debuted August 27, 2019, with the EP Emergency: Quantum Leap. During his speech at the X1 ranking ceremony, Lee stated they haven’t seen his potential yet and he has a lot more to show the audience.

Lee plays the violin and was in his school’s orchestra. He is good at speaking English. Lee loves macaroons one of his hobbies is finding good dessert restaurants. He also loves watching movies. He is considered polite, reserved, known to be a hard worker. He is the pride of his hometown.

Hyeongjun

Birth Name: 
Song Hyeong Jun

Stage Name: 
Hyeongjun

Position: 
Lead Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist

Birthday: 
November 30, 2002

Zodiac Sign: 
Sagittarius

Height: 
174 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 
55 kg (121 lbs)

Blood Type: 
A

Song Hyeong Jun is a South Korean singer, dancer, and rapper who goes by the stage name Hyeongjun. He was born in Gyeongnam, South Korea. He comes from a family of five. Song liked playing soccer as a child and attended Yeongdeugpo High School.

In March 2019, Song participated in the musical reality show “Produce X 101.” He trained for a year and three months before the audition. Even though Song is a good dancer, he was criticized for his attempts at freestyle dancing during his audition. He stated he was nervous and was not confident in freestyling. Song became emotional about it and felt like he let everyone down.

However, he ranked fourth in the competition with 1,049,222 votes and won a place in the lineup of the new band X1. They debuted on August 27, 2019, with the EP Emergency: Quantum Leap. He was the leader of the X class and taught the others how to dance to the show’s title song.

Song’s role model is rapper Monstx Joohoney. He likes how he dominates the stage when he’s rapping. Song hopes to gain enough confidence to rap like that someday.

Dohyon

Birth Name: 
Nam Do Hyon

Stage Name: 
Dohyon

Position: 
Main Rapper, Maknae

Birthday: 
November 10, 2004

Zodiac Sign: 
Scorpio

Height: 
180 cm (5’11)

Weight: 
62 kg (137 lbs)

Blood Type: 
O

Nam Do Hyon is a South Korean rapper and dancer who goes by the stage name Dohyon. He was born in Incheon, South Korea and comes from a family of four. Nam decided he wanted to become a singer when he performed on stage at school. He went to school in Denmark and Japan.

In 2018, Nam joined the musical survival show “Under Nineteen” as a rapper. He was eliminated during episode nine and placed 12th place in the rap team. Song had only trained three months prior to the show. He’s impressed national music producers with his rapping skills.

Nam participated in the musical reality show “Produce X 101,” in early 2019. He trained for five months prior to his audition. He was praised during the show as a rap genius because of his young age and short training time. Nam ranked eighth in the show with 764,433 votes and he won a place in the lineup of the newly formed band X1. They debuted on August 27, 2019, with their EP Emergency: Quantum Leap. 

Nam’s hobbies are songwriting, composing music, beatboxing, and MIDI, which is a musical instrument digital interface. His favorite food is fried chicken and he doesn’t eat vegetables because he said: “you should enjoy eating.” He said the three things he hears most often about himself are that he is handsome, kind, and a genius. He can speak English and Japanese.