IZ*ONE is a project girl group created through Mnet ‘Produce 48’, which combines the ‘Produce 101’ system in Korea and the AKB48 system of Japanese producer Yasuki Yakimoto. Jang Won Young, Miyawaki Sakura, Jo Yuri, Choi Ye-na, Ahn Yu-jin, Yabuki Nako, Kwon Eun-bi, Kang Hye-won, Honda Hitomi, Kim Chae-won, Kim Min-ju, and Lee Chae-yeon. IZ*ONE, a member of the top 12 producers, produced their debut album, Colorize (COLOR * IZ) last year (October 29). Reflect on the rosy journey of Aizu One’s past year.
◆ ‘Rabien Rose’-‘Violeta’ batting home run… Feast of First-Time Records
Aizu One’s debut song “Rabien Rose” has maintained its top position for a long time even on a music chart where newcomers cannot easily climb. Sound source power was strong, but record power was even higher. The debut album ‘Color Rise’ recorded a new record of the first-ever girl group debut album with more than 80,000 initial sales. Those who were surprised by the first sale sold over 100,000 copies in 12 days after their debut and captured 200,000 notices three months before the album was released.
It was literally hot music power. IZ*ONE received five new awards including ‘2018 AAA’, ‘2018 MAMA’, ’33rd Golden Disk Awards’, ’28th Seoul Music Awards’ and ‘8th Gaon Chart Music Awards’. After three months of a debut, they won the rookie award.
The second mini-album, “ Heart * IZ, ” released on April 1st, was also successful. The initial sales amounted to 132,109 copies, far exceeding the previous ones, showing all-time power. They have achieved great success as a global group by sweeping the top spots in music broadcasting, winning seven crowns, first-time girl group record sales, Gaon weekly albums, and social charts, and Japanese Oricon overseas album charts.
The ripple power beyond Korea has been demonstrated in overseas performances. They debuted their first solo concert IZ * ONE 1ST CONCERT ‘EYES ON ME’ in Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan to solidify the status of Asia’s top girl group. Afterward, Makuhari Messe in Japan, Kobe World Memorial Hall, Marine Messe Fukuoka, Saitama Super Arena They completed the tour five times and met 50,000 Japanese fans.
Their performances can also be seen in the theater through the release of Aizu on Me: The Movie on will be released November 15th.
◆ They are depressed by the “Produce” series vote-rigging ripple… Will the comeback succeed in November?
IZ*ONE, which has been successfully performing for one year, is about to come back in November, but its midwife, the ‘Produce 101’ series, is swept by the voting ripples. The controversy that began with suspicion of the latest version of ‘Produce X101’ voting operation spread to ‘Produce 48’ where Aizu One was born. This season, police investigations are underway, as it is known that the situation of voting has been captured.
In this atmosphere, it is noted how IZ*One will show up in the next step.
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