The X1 members’ whereabouts 


It’s been almost two years since X1 faced the unfortunate fate of disbandment. Since then, the members have been busy with their personal schedules, and a number of them have even bagged home music show wins. If you’re wondering what exactly are the X1 members up to now, here’s what they’re doing, and where to find them.


1. Kim Yo-han


X1 - Kim Yo-han
Image credit: 得令杂志

The winner of PRODUCE X 101 and X1’s center, Kim Yo-han released a digital single, No More, on 25th August 2020. Two months later, he made his debut in the six-member group WEi.

X1 - Kim Yo-han in a boy group called WEi
Images adapted from: @WEi__Official and @WEi__Official

On 20th February 2021, Yo-han wrapped up the Korean adaptation of the Taiwanese drama A Love So Beautiful, which is a rom-com, coming of age series.

He played the role of Cha Heon, a tsundere who eventually falls in love with his happy-go-lucky classmate, Sin Sol-i, played by co-star So Ju-yeon.

X1 - Yo-han and his fellow cast members of ‘A Love So Beautiful’.
Yo-han and his fellow cast members of ‘A Love So Beautiful’.
Image credit: @y_haa.n

Just four days after his drama concluded, he made a comeback with his group, WEi, with new a new song called All Or Nothing (모 아님 도), and appeared on Episode 503 of MBC’s Weekly Idol that aired on 17th March 2021.

[Weekly Idol] 위아이의 신곡 무대 <모 아님 도>♪ l EP.503 (ENG)
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[Weekly Idol] 위아이의 신곡 무대 <모 아님 도>♪ l EP.503 (ENG)

Video credit: ALL THE KPOP

WEi official links: Official website, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tiktok, V Live
Personal Instagram account: @y_haa.n


2. Kim Woo-seok


X1 - Kim Woo-seok
Image credit: 김우석(KIM WOOSEOK)

Since X1’s disbandment, Kim Woo-seok has been a busy bee preparing for his solo debut, and even starring in a Playlist Original web drama titled Twenty Twenty

X1 - Kim Woo-seok in a web drama titled Twenty Twenty
Image credit: PLAYLIST GLOBAL

While Twenty Twenty was still airing, Woo-seok released a digital single with fellow X1 member Lee Eun-sang on 14th October 2020. Fans rejoiced at the interaction of the X1 members post-disbandment.

김우석 (KIM WOO SEOK) & 이은상 (Lee Eun Sang) 'Memories' M/V
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김우석 (KIM WOO SEOK) & 이은상 (Lee Eun Sang) 'Memories' M/V

Video credit: BRANDNEW MUSIC 

He also made a comeback on 8th February 2021 with his second EP, Tasty. Check out his title track Sugar below:

KIM WOO SEOK (김우석) ‘Sugar’ MV
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KIM WOO SEOK (김우석) ‘Sugar’ MV

Video credit: TOP MEDIA

Woo-seok has also bagged two music show trophies from M! Countdown and Music Bank, pulling ahead big names like IU and HyunA. 

3rd week's winner (Music Bank) | KBS WORLD TV 210219
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3rd week's winner (Music Bank) | KBS WORLD TV 210219

Video credit: KBS WORLD TV

Woo-seok will be starring in the tvN fantasy drama Bulgasal: Immortal Souls. The drama has an impressive cast: Lee Jin-wook (Sweet Home), Kwon Na-ra (Itaewon Class), Lee Joon (My Father is Strange), and Gong Seung-yeon (Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency). Bulgasal: Immortal Souls is centred on the topic of reincarnation, and it will air on 18th December. 

X1 - Kim Woo-seok's ONTACT fan meeting
Image credit: 김우석(KIM WOOSEOK)

The flower boy also successfully concluded his 1st ONTACT fan meeting, N423 on 28th March 2021. He performed 5 songs – Tasty, Sugar, Holiday, Better, and Do U Like – and played games during the fan meet.

Official links: Official website, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tiktok, V Live
Personal Instagram account: @woo.ddadda


3. Han Seung-woo


X1 - Han Seung-woo
Image credit: @w_o_o_y_a

The X1 members’ pillar of strength, Han Seung-woo, conducted his 1st fan meet in February 2020, and later joined VICTON for their upcoming comeback in May with the EP Continuous. 

X1 - Some of the X1 members backstage after Seung-woo’s fan meet
Some of the X1 members backstage after Seung-woo’s fan meet.
Images adapted from: @woo.ddadda and @woo.ddadda

Seung-woo later made his solo debut with the album FAME in August 2020. His mini-album included six tracks and showcased his songwriting and music composition prowess.

X1 - Han Seung-woo was the host of a radio show called Blanket Kick on Naver
Image credit: @VICTON1109

Subsequently, he was given an opportunity to host a radio show called Blanket Kick on Naver NOW every Thursday with his fellow member, Seungsik.

X1 - Han Seung-woo in a drama titled Love#Hashtag
Image credit: @kr_now

Seung-woo also made his acting debut in the role of Lee Si-woo in a web drama called Love#Hashtag (사랑#해시태그). 

X1 - X1 - Han Seung-woo in a drama titled Love#Hashtag
Image credit: Han Cinema

The drama discusses the use of SNS (social networking sites) functions like hashtags, DMs (direct messaging), comments, stories, and likes, along with love stories of men and women in their 20s and 30s. You can watch the drama on CELEBe Korea’s official app (Android/iOS) and their YouTube channel.

VICTON’s official links: Official website, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tiktok, V Live, Soundcloud
Personal Instagram account: @w_o_o_y_a


4. Cho Seung-youn


X1 - Cho Seung-youn
Image credit: @_chowoodz

After X1’s disbandment announcement, fans have been eagerly waiting for the comeback of Cho Seung-youn, better known under his stage name WOODZ.

He repaid the love received from ONEITs by releasing the dance practice of his self-produced song, Dream, which he auditioned with on episode two of Produce X 101.

DREAM DANCE PRACTICE
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DREAM DANCE PRACTICE

Video credit: WOODZ

X1 - Cho Seung-youn's first endorsement deal with Cledbel
Image credit: @Cledbel

Later, he landed his first endorsement deal with the Korean cosmetics brand Cledbel. WOODZ even went a step further and composed the theme song for the commercials Cledbel was going to push out to promote their products.

[Cledbel] 끌레드벨 미라클 쿠션! 조승연 TV CF (30s)
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[Cledbel] 끌레드벨 미라클 쿠션! 조승연 TV CF (30s)

Video credit: 끌레드벨 Cledbel

After that, he made a comeback as a soloist with his first mini-album EQUAL. The self-produced album consists of seven tracks, boasting his songwriting and composition skills yet again. He also treated K-hip hop and R&B fans to songs featuring the rapper Punchnello and Colde. 

WOODZ is known for interacting closely with his fans, known as MOODZ, over impromptu Instagram lives in the wee hours of the morning, playing songs and singing to them too. 

X1 - WOODZ is known for interacting closely with his fans
WOODZ: Dugeun-dugeun (heart thumping)
MOODZ: OMG It’s Cho Seung-youn
WOODZ: OMG… really? Awesome…
Image adapted from: @_chowoodz and @romance_youn

Sometimes, he even replies to fans on his personal Twitter account. Watch out everyone, your oppa sees everything you’re tweeting – even your thirst tweets.

During Seung-youn’s comeback promotions of his single, his and Yo-han’s promotion periods overlapped. Yo-han uploaded a two-shot photo of them on his Instagram story, while WOODZ uploaded one with Woo-seok back when they did a collaboration stage for KCON:TACT 2.

X1 - Cho Seung-youn with the X1 members
Images adapted from: @fluffyouns and @_chowoodz

On the side, he actively produces content for his fellow MOODZ. He did a spin-off of MBC’s I Live Alone, wittily titling it I Live With My Mom and I Live With My Mom 2. He also uploads cute vlogs to document what he does on the daily. 

Watch his vlog below:

WOODZ - 요WOODZM (YOWOODZM) EP.01
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WOODZ - 요WOODZM (YOWOODZM) EP.01

Video credit: WOODZ

Official links: Official website, Twitter, YouTube, Tiktok, V Live
Personal Twitter & Instagram account: @_chowoodz, @woodz_dnwm


5. Song Hyeong-jun & Kang Min-hee


X1 - Song Hyeong-jun & Kang Min-hee
Image adapted from: @CRAVITY_twt

Two of the five X1 members born in 2002, Song Hyeong-jun and Kang Min-hee made their re-debut in CRAVITY on 14th Apr 2020 with HIDEOUT: REMEMBER WHO WE ARE – SEASON 1, following X1’s disbandment.

CRAVITY 크래비티 'BREAK ALL THE RULES' MV
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CRAVITY 크래비티 'BREAK ALL THE RULES' MV

Video credit: starshipTV 

Seeing some familiar faces? Yup, Won-jin and Jung-mo took part in PRODUCE X 101 too. Jung-mo fell short of debuting in the final line-up, ranking at #12, and Won-jin placed #16 during the finale.

X1 - CRAVITY after their debut showcase
CRAVITY after their debut showcase
Image credit: @CRAVITYstarship 

The band recently released a special video for VENI VIDI VICI, a B-side from their first studio album The Awakening: Written in the Stars.

Watch their video here:

CRAVITY 크래비티 'VENI VIDI VICI' SPECIAL VIDEO
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CRAVITY 크래비티 'VENI VIDI VICI' SPECIAL VIDEO

Video credit: starshipTV

CRAVITY’s official links: Official website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok, V Live


6. Cha Jun-ho


X1 - Cha Jun-ho
Image credit: @weareDRIPPIN

Cha Jun-ho, the oldest in the ‘02 line and known for his visuals, made his long-awaited re-debut with his labelmates in Woollim Entertainment’s boy group DRIPPIN in October 2020. 

X1 - Cha Jun-ho in a boy group called DRIPPIN
Image credit: @DRIPPIN

Except for DRIPPIN’s maknae Allen, the other members of the group were also introduced to the general public via PRODUCE X 101. They are Kim Dong-yun, Lee Hyeop, Joo Chang-uk, Kim Min-seo, and Hwang Yun-seong. 

X1 - (Top row, L-R) Kim Dong-yun, Lee Hyeop and Joo Chang-uk. (Bottom row, L-R) Cha Jun-ho, Kim Min-seo and Hwang Yun-seong
(Top row, L-R) Kim Dong-yun, Lee Hyeop and Joo Chang-uk
(Bottom row, L-R) Cha Jun-ho, Kim Min-seo and Hwang Yun-seong
Images adapted from: Mnet 프로듀스 X 101(PRODUCE X 101), Mnet 프로듀스 X 101(PRODUCE X 101), Mnet 프로듀스 X 101(PRODUCE X 101), Mnet 프로듀스 X 101(PRODUCE X 101), Mnet 프로듀스 X 101(PRODUCE X 101) and Mnet 프로듀스 X 101(PRODUCE X 101)

[#D:DAY] 드리핀의 음악방송 적응기! 활동 비하인드 | Debut Week Behind
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[#D:DAY] 드리핀의 음악방송 적응기! 활동 비하인드 | Debut Week Behind

Video credit: DRIPPIN

Later in 2021, DRIPPIN made their first comeback on 16th March with six new tracks. The title track, Young Blood, was produced by Monotree. Check out their MV below:

DRIPPIN(드리핀) 'Young Blood' MV
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DRIPPIN(드리핀) 'Young Blood' MV

Video credit: woolliment

DRIPPIN’s official links: Official website, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok, V Live


7. Lee Han-gyul & Nam Do-hyon


X1 - Lee Han-gyul & Nam Do-hyon
Image credit: @official__bae173

X1’s tough guy and maknae respectively, Lee Han-gyul and Nam Do-hyon’s first schedule since disbandment were to meet fans through their first fan meeting, Happy Day : Birthday, at the Grand Peace Palace in Kyunghee University. 

X1 - Lee Han-gyul & Nam Do-hyon's first fan meeting, Happy Day : Birthday
Image credit: @official__bae173

Fellow X1 members came down to show their support for the duo, and thanks to Yo-han, who uploaded a group picture of them backstage, ONEITs’ thirst for X1 member interactions were quenched. 

X1 - Lee Han-gyul & Nam Do-hyon with X1 members
Image credit: @y_haa.n 

The duo also released a pre-debut song, Toward Tomorrow, showcasing their vocals and their hopes for a better tomorrow since X1’s disbandment.

[H&D - Toward Tomorrow] Comeback Stage | M COUNTDOWN 200213 EP.652
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[H&D - Toward Tomorrow] Comeback Stage | M COUNTDOWN 200213 EP.652

Video credit: Mnet K-POP

The two were scheduled to make their debut as H&D in March, but it was pushed back a month later due to the COVID-19 situation in South Korea. Until they finally made their debut on 21st Apr 2020, they released a pre-release single called Unfamiliar

[MV] H&D(한결,도현) _ Unfamiliar(낯설어)
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[MV] H&D(한결,도현) _ Unfamiliar(낯설어)

Video credit: 1theK (원더케이)

Time flies, and H&D’s debut EP, Soulmate, was released. They performed their title track, Soul, and B-side track, Good Night, during their music show promotions.

[H&D - SOUL] Comeback Stage | M COUNTDOWN 200423 EP.662
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[H&D - SOUL] Comeback Stage | M COUNTDOWN 200423 EP.662

Video credit: Mnet K-POP

[H&D - GOOD NIGHT] Comeback Stage | M COUNTDOWN 200423 EP.662
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[H&D - GOOD NIGHT] Comeback Stage | M COUNTDOWN 200423 EP.662

Video credit: Mnet K-POP

Later, their label announced that H&D would be re-debuting with other trainees in the boy group BAE173. The boys debuted with their first mini-album, INTERSECTION : SPARK, with the title track Crush On U.

X1 - H&D's re-debut with other trainees in the boy group BAE173
Image credit: @BAE173_official

BAE173(비에이이173) - '반하겠어(Crush  on U)' Official Music Video
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BAE173(비에이이173) - '반하겠어(Crush on U)' Official Music Video

Video credit: BAE173 [OFFICIAL]

On 8th Apr 2021, BAE173 made their first comeback with INTERSECTION : TRACE. 

Check out their MV below:

BAE173(비에이이173) - '사랑했다(Loved You)' Official Music Video
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BAE173(비에이이173) - '사랑했다(Loved You)' Official Music Video

Video credit: BAE173 [OFFICIAL]

BAE173’s official links: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok, V Live
Lee Han-gyul’s personal Instagram account: @lee_gyul_gyul


8. Lee Eun-sang


X1 - Lee Eun-sang
Image credit: @2eunsang_official

‘02 liner Lee Eun-sang released his photobook, As Promised, as his first promotional activity since the disbandment. The photobook showcased both the mature and youthful charms of Eun-sang, which only made the fans love him even more.

이은상 (Lee Eun Sang) 1ST PHOTOBOOK 'As Promised' TEASER FILM
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이은상 (Lee Eun Sang) 1ST PHOTOBOOK 'As Promised' TEASER FILM

Video credit: BRANDNEW MUSIC

After the release of his photobook, he released his first single album, Beautiful Scar. The title track features AB6IX’s Park Woojin, who was also part of the final line-up in Produce 101 Season 2.

이은상 (Lee Eun Sang) 'Beautiful Scar (Feat. 박우진 of AB6IX)' M/V
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이은상 (Lee Eun Sang) 'Beautiful Scar (Feat. 박우진 of AB6IX)' M/V

Video credit: BRANDNEW MUSIC

Later on 11th October 2020, a collaboration with fellow X1 member, Kim Woo-seok was announced on Eun-sang’s official Twitter account. The duo released a digital single, Memories, and both of them took part in writing the lyrics.

X1 - Lyric teasers for Woo-seok and Eun-sang's digital single
Lyric teasers for their digital single
Image credit: @LES_official and @KWS_official_

X1 - Lee Eun-sang and Kim Woo-seok
Image credit: 브랜뉴뮤직

Check out the behind-the-scenes footage below:

김우석 (KIM WOO SEOK) & 이은상 (Lee Eun Sang) SINGLE 'Memories' 녹음 비하인드 [ENG/JPN SUB]
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김우석 (KIM WOO SEOK) & 이은상 (Lee Eun Sang) SINGLE 'Memories' 녹음 비하인드 [ENG/JPN SUB]

Video credit: BRANDNEW MUSIC

Since then, Eun-sang has participated in singing OSTs for web dramas, performed in Mnet’s KCON:TACT 2 and even conducted his first online fan meeting Beautiful Sky on 24th Oct last year.

X1 - Eun-sang performed in Mnet’s KCON:TACT 2
Image credit: @KCON_official

Eun-sang frequently keeps in touch with his fans via vlogs on his label’s official channel.

EunSang VLOG : 필름으로 담은 은상이의 하루🎞 [ENG/JPN SUB]
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EunSang VLOG : 필름으로 담은 은상이의 하루🎞 [ENG/JPN SUB]

Video credit: BRANDNEW MUSIC

EunSang COVER : Troye Sivan - Strawberries & Cigarettes
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EunSang COVER : Troye Sivan - Strawberries & Cigarettes

Video credit: BRANDNEW MUSIC

Official links: Official website, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, V Live


9. Son Dong-pyo


X1 - Son Dong-pyo
Image credit: @official_MIRAE

The final member of the ‘02 line and the resident cutie, Son Dong-pyo was the last of the X1 members to make his re-debut since disbandment.

Prior to his re-debut, he often kept in touch with his fans through V LIVE and was known by fans of for releasing spoilers of his debut with MIRAE (미래소년)

dongpyo spoiling his Group info while staff try and stop him😅
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dongpyo spoiling his Group info while staff try and stop him😅

Video credit: iovzv

On 17th Mar 2021, MIRAE’s debut EP, KILLA, was finally released.

미래소년 (MIRAE) - KILLA
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미래소년 (MIRAE) - KILLA

Video credit: MIRAE

During their MBC’s Show! Music Core schedule on 27th March, ex-X1 members Jun-ho and Dong-pyo reunited backstage, and Dong-pyo uploaded a selca of their interaction. 

Yo-han also uploaded a selca on his Instagram story when they bumped into each other for their schedule at SBS’s Inkigayo the day after.

X1 - Son Dong-pyo with X1 members
Images adapted from: @members_MIRAE and @whippedforyoun

Catch their debut performance on M! Countdown here:

[MIRAE - KILLA] Hot Debut Stage | #엠카운트다운 | M COUNTDOWN EP.702 | Mnet 210318 방송
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[MIRAE - KILLA] Hot Debut Stage | #엠카운트다운 | M COUNTDOWN EP.702 | Mnet 210318 방송

Video credit: Mnet K-POP

MIRAE’s official links: Official website, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tiktok, V Live


Supporting the X1 members


Time has passed in a flash – the X1 members have been through a lot in the past year but like always, ONEITs are here for them, and we look forward to seeing them fly high in their future endeavours.

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