Wanna One Members To Branch Out With Diverse Activities Following Contract Expiry
Following the official expiry of Wanna One’s contract on December 31, 2018, the members are gearing up to begin their next activities.
Kang Daniel, who is under the same agency as Yoon Ji Sung, is reportedly making his solo debut after Yoon Ji Sung.
Kim Jae Hwan is preparing to make a solo debut also. As he writes his own songs, he will likely release solo music once he has good songs written.
As confirmed by Pledis Entertainment, Hwang Min Hyun will be joining NU’EST again. The agency commented, “Hwang Min Hyun is returning to the team after concluding the Wanna One concerts.”
On whether Ha Sung Woon will be returning with HOTSHOT or debuting as a solo artist, his agency Star Crew Entertainment responded that nothing has been decided yet, similar to their previous response.
Lee Dae Hwi and Park Woo Jin are making their debut as a group with MXM’s Lim Young Min and Kim Dong Hyun. Their agency Brand New Music shared, “We are planning for an official debut in about April or May after the members are finalized.”
According to the report, Lai Guan Lin is heading to China in February to film a drama and will debut with Cube Entertainment’s upcoming boy group in Korea later on.
Ong Seong Woo is likely to star in upcoming JTBC drama “Eighteen,” which he was previously reported to be starring in.
Park Ji Hoon’s future plans have not been determined specifically, but the plan is for him to take on both acting and music. His agency Maroo Entertainment revealed, “He has received offers for several dramas. There is a drama being considered, but a decision has not been made yet. Also, he has the will to be a singer, so he plans on carrying out activities in both fields.”
Bae Jin Young has reportedly also received several drama offers, but it appears that he will focus on music for the time being. Various options are being considered for him to debut in a group rather than solo.
Although Wanna One’s contract has ended, the group will still attend upcoming awards shows together and officially conclude activities with their final concert at the end of January.
Best of luck to all of the Wanna One members with their future activities!