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Wei in 2020
Background information
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2020–present
Labels
  • Oui
Members
  • Jang Dae-hyeon
  • Kim Dong-han
  • Yoo Yong-ha
  • Kim Yo-han
  • Kang Seok-hwa
  • Kim Jun-seo

Wei (Hangul: 위아이; pronounced as We-I, stylized as WEi) is a six-member South Korean boy group formed by Oui Entertainment. The group consists of Jang Dae-hyeon, Kim Dong-han, Yoo Yong-ha, Kim Yo-han, Kang Seok-hwa and Kim Jun-seo. The group made their debut on October 5, 2020, with their first EP titled Identity: First Sight.

History

Pre-debut

Daehyeon and Donghan were contestants on the reality survival show Produce 101 (season 2). Donghan finished in 29th place, and Daehyeon in 83rd place. After the show, Donghan debuted in JBJ, while Daehyeon debuted in Rainz. Both groups were active for a period of time and each eventually disbanded in 2018. Donghan and Daehyeon then made their solo debuts in June 2018 and July 2019 respectively.

Seokhwa was a contestant on YG's Treasure Box, but did not make it into the show's final debut lineup.

Yongha and Junseo were contestants in Under Nineteen and both became members of the debut lineup, finishing in 6th and 9th place respectively. They debuted as members of 1the9 on April 13, 2019, and officially disbanded as a group on August 8, 2020.

In May 2019, despite the former having only three months of training beforehand, Yohan and Seokhwa both participated in the Mnet reality-survival program Produce X 101. At the time, Yohan represented Oui Entertainment while Seokhwa competed as an individual trainee. Seokhwa finished in 35th place and was eliminated. Yohan finished in 1st place, and debuted as a member and the center of X1 on August 27, 2019. However, X1 disbanded on January 6, 2020 due to the Mnet vote manipulation investigation.

2020–present: Debut with Identity: First Sight and Identity: Challenge

The group was announced in May 2020 by Oui Entertainment, through individual profile videos, under the temporary name OUIBOYS. The group's name was later announced to be WEi. They debuted with their first EP Identity: First Sight on October 5, 2020 with the lead single "Twilight".

On February 24, 2021, WEi returned with their second EP Identity: Challenge and its lead single "All Or Nothing" (모 아님 도).

Members

Adapted from their Naver profile and website profile.

  • Jang Dae-hyeon (장대현)
  • Kim Dong-han (김동한)
  • Yoo Yong-ha (유용하)
  • Kim Yo-han (김요한)
  • Kang Seok-hwa (강석화)
  • Kim Jun-seo (김준서)

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
JPN
Identity: First Sight 3 59
  • KOR: 67,501
  • JPN: 1,525
Identity: Challenge
  • Released: February 24, 2021
  • Label: Oui, Kakao M
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
4 21
  • KOR: 66,375
  • JPN: 8,869
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles

Title Year Peak position Album
KOR
"Twilight" 2020 Identity: First Sight
"All or Nothing" (모 아님 도) 2021 Identity: Challenge
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography

Online shows

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2020–present OUI GO UP YouTube, V Live Wei-based reality show, 2 seasons

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee(s)/work(s) Result Ref.
APAN Music Awards 2020 APAN Choice New K-Pop Icon WEi Won
Brand Customer Loyalty Awards 2021 Best Male Rookie Award Nominated
Gaon Chart Music Awards New Artist of the Year - Physical Identity : First Sight Nominated
Golden Disc Awards Rookie Artist of the Year WEi Nominated
Korea First Brand Awards 2020 New Male Artist Award Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Worldwide Icon of the Year Nominated
Seoul Music Awards 2021 Rookie of the Year Nominated
K-wave Popularity Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
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