(NEWS) 170725 – “MXM Youngmin x Donghyun, WANNA ONE Daehwi – Woojin are ‘separate, but together”

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A representative stated, “The two songs on the debut single are songs that the four of them made for monthly evaluations during their trainee days.” And added, “For MXM’s debut, Lee Daehwi and Park Woojin happily expressed that they were okay with a song they participated in being used as a single.

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(NEWS) 170720 – “End of trainee life” — Produce’s Brand New 4人, Signs Exclusive Contracts

All of the Brand New Music trainees from ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ have signed exclusive contracts with Brand New Music.

Lee Daehwi, Park Woojin, Im Youngmin, and Kim Donghyun, who appeared on Mnet ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ as trainees from Brand New Music, have recently signed exclusive contracts with Brand New Music.

During the ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ broadcasting period, Lee Daehwi, Park Woojin, Im Youngmin, and Kim Donghyun were signed under trainee contracts. However, after promotion profits starting to come in along with appearance pays for ‘Produce 101’, it has been confirmed that they have signed again with an exclusive contract. Differing from an exclusive contract, trainee contracts have no clause for profit distribution between the trainee and their company.

They have been mentioned prior as Brand New Music’s first boy group debut unit. Through this exclusive contract, Brand New Music have promised wholehearted support for Lee Daehwi, Park Woojin, Im Youngmin, and Kim Donghyun, who have now become official artists.

Lee Daehwi and Park Woojin are currently awaiting their debut in July after being picked as members for Wanna One while Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun will be releasing a pre-release track as a hip-hop unit within the month. They are currently garnering interest as to what kind of activities they will show now that they have become Brand New Music artists.

Meanwhile, Brand New Music is a representative hip-hop label of South Korea that was set up by Rhymer in 2011. It is home to hip-hop artists such as Verbal Jint, SanE, MC Gree, and KittiB.

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(INTERVIEW) 1st Look Vol. 317 – Woojin + Daehwi cuts

Q: Congratulations on the creation of WANNA ONE. Please say a word towards our <1st Look> readers.

Daehwi: Now that the first button has been clasped well, I feel that I need to finish up the rest just as well. I was able to stand here thanks to the national producers who supported me without a change. Thank you sincerely. From becoming the first center during the course of the broadcast and to the ending, I feel that I fulfilled a project well, so I’m personally proud.

Q: When I saw you guys during today’s photoshoot, it seemed like you were taking care of each other well while monitoring too. I feel that teamwork is the most important since you are all members who each spent time at different companies.

Daehwi: While recording for the show, I think I already had the thought of ‘We’re one’ come up often. We endured through the same times together. Maybe that’s the reason why, but I don’t have any worries about teamwork.

Woojin: Since we’re able to take each of our individual charms and form into one, it creates a larger synergy and I’m definite that it will be a plus to our stage. I don’t think the fact that we’ve practiced so far with our individual styles will become a problem at all.

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(ENG) 170629 – Youngmin talking about his first meeting with Woojin (V App)

Youngmin: “I met Woojin when he was in 6th grade and I was in… I think my 2nd year of middle school? We met for the first time at a dance academy then. Even then, when we met in Busan, we were really close too. Woojin and I played together, went to the convenience store together, and in an old video, I was practicing my dance and Woojin comes up to me and goes ‘Hyung, do you have a dollar? Hyung, just lend me a dollar’. There was a video like that, I think it’ll be good if we show it in the future. I was really close with Woojin, but I lost contact with him for around 3 years after I came up to Seoul. But when I went to Brand New Music’s practice room to audition, I had to greet the trainees there, so I bowed 90 degrees. But the moment I went down 90 degrees, I heard ‘Youngminnie hyung!’ I was like ‘Huh?’ and looked up and Woojin was there. Woojin used to come up to here (points to his chest) when he was younger, but he suddenly grew to here (forehead). And his voice used to be cute like (high pitched) ‘Youngminnie hyung!’, but now it’s like (low pitch) ‘Youngminnie hyung’. So I was very surprised.”

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