The most awaited reunion of a national K-pop group will happen soon! Wanna One is confirmed to perform at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Wanna One is a K-pop group created through Mnet‘s second season of survival show, Produce 101. The group has eleven members, accordingly to their final rank in Produce 101; Kang Daniel, Park Jihoon, Lee Daehwi, Kim Jaehwan, Ong Seongwoo, Park Woojin, Lai Guanlin, Yoon Jisung, Hwang Minhyun, Bae Jinyoung, and Ha Sungwoo.
Wanna One debuted on August 27th, 2017, with one year contract of promotion under Swing Entertainment and CJ E&M. The group’s contract officially ended on December 31st, 2018. However, the management agreed to extend the group’s activity until January 2019 to attend year-end shows and hold the last concert.
In their debut days, Wanna One managed to sweep all awards in the Best New Artist category in the majority of the Korean awards shows such as Mnet Asian Music Awards, Melon Music Awards, Seoul Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and Gaon Chart Music Awards. It was not surprising since their debut album and the repackage edition sold a million copies, making them the third K-pop group to achieve it. Because of their impressive achievements, Billboard picked them as Best New K-pop Act of 2017.
On November 16th, 2021, the official Twitter account of Mnet Asian Music Awards announced its first line-up of performing artists, including Wanna One. However, the reunion will only have ten members since Guanlin already has overseas schedules and cannot attend. The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards will be held on December 11th, 2021, in CJ ENM Contents World in Paju, South Korea. The shows will be broadcast live through the Mnet channel and tvN Asia.