Real Name: Kim Jaehwan (김재환)
Birthday: May 27, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Gemini (Western), Rat (Eastern)
From: Seoul, South Korea
Agency: CJ E&M (he didn’t have an agency on Produce 101 and was an individual trainee)
Position(s): Main vocalist
Claim to Fame on the Show: Undisputed amazing vocals, killing it every single time.
Before going on Produce 101, Jaehwan was known for competing on several music themed variety shows before going on Produce 101. He first became known in 2012 when he appeared on Korea’s Got Talent (tvN). He also appeared on the pilot episode for SBS’s Vocal War: God’s Voice in 2016 and was the very first winner. Though he had no agency while he was on Produce 101, he signed a contract with CJ E&M while he was with Wanna One. He chose to remain with Wanna One’s agency Swings Entertainment after their disbandment. (Swing Entertainment belongs to CJ E&M.)
Kim Jaehwan’s official colors and light stick
Kim Jaehwan made his debut as a solo artist on May 20, 2019 with the album Another and its single “Begin Again.” His discography includes two mini albums as well as several digital singles and OSTs. He participated in writing and/or composing all of the songs on his albums.
Other Activities Outside of Wanna One (during active period):
Music Video Appearance
“Freeze” by Momoland / 1theK / 2017
Variety Show Appearances
Immortal Songs 2
(불후의 명곡 2)
Episodes 323 and 330
A popular singing variety show. Each episode features a famous singer as the theme of the episode. Guest singers perform their own versions of the special guest’s songs, and the audience votes for their favorite at the end of the episode. (Second appearance performance)
King of Masked Singer
(미스터리 음악쇼 복면가왕)
A singing competition show similar to The Voice. Contestants perform head to head in three elimination rounds, but their identities are hidden by elaborate masks and costumes. Thus, the panelists may only judge the winner based on his or her voice.
SBS Gayo Daejun
Collaborators: Sungjae (BTOB), Yuju (GFriend), Jihyo (TWICE), Rose (BLACKPINK)
Performance: “Butterfly” (collaboration with other main vocals of well-known groups)