Kim Yo-han (singer)

Kim Yo-han (Korean: 김요한, born September 22, 1999), also known by the mononym Yohan (Korean: 요한), is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the boy group WEi and is a former member of boy group X1, finishing first on Produce X 101. He made his solo debut with the digital single "No More" on August 25, 2020.[1][2]

Kim Yo-han
김요한
Kim Yo-han at Seoul Fashion Week SS 2020 01.png
Kim in October 2019
Born (1999-09-22) September 22, 1999 (age 22)
Alma materSangmyung University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2019–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.ouient.com/pages/artists7.php
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationKim Yo-han
McCune–ReischauerKim Yohan

Early lifeEdit

Kim was born on September 22, 1999, in Jungnang District, Seoul, South Korea. He has two younger sisters. He was a taekwondo athlete. [3][4]

CareerEdit

Pre-debutEdit

Prior to his debut, Kim was a national taekwondo athlete. He was a two-time champion at the National Youth Sports Festival.[5][6][7]

2019: Produce X 101 and X1Edit

In May 2019, Kim participated in the Mnet reality-survival program Produce X 101 despite having only three months of training.[8][9][10] The original intention of the show was for the eleven winners of the program to form a boy group that would promote for 5 years under Swing Entertainment. Kim finished first in the competition, and debuted as a member and center of X1 on August 27, 2019, with its debut showcase held at Gocheok Sky Dome. However, X1 would later disband on January 6, 2020 due to allegations of vote-rigging in the show.[11] On November 5, 2019, Ahn Joon-young, the producer of Produce X 101, was arrested, and he later admitted to manipulating the vote rankings.[12]

2020: Solo career and debut with WEiEdit

Kim was in talks to join the School series, School 2020. It was later confirmed in February 2020, with the show slated to air in August 2020.[13][14][15] In April 2020, it was reported that the series had been cancelled by KBS due to casting controversy over the female lead role.[16]

On June 17, 2020, Oui Entertainment announced that they will be debuting a new boy group, tentatively called "OUIBOYZ", in the second half of the year. Kim is expected to be a part of this group, alongside label mates Kim Dong-han, Jang Dae-hyeon, and Kang Seok-hwa.[17][dead link]

On July 10, 2020, Oui Entertainment launched social media accounts for their new boy group called "WEi" which Kim has been confirmed to be a member of.[18][19] They also released an image film for the logo.

Kim was also announced as an MC for the first day of the 26th Dream Concert "CONNECT:D".[20]

On August 6, 2020, it was announced that Kim would be releasing a solo song, in the form of a digital single, on August 25, 2020, ahead of his future debut with WEi, titled "No More", produced by Zion. T.[1][2]

On October 5, 2020, Kim debuted with WEi with the mini album IDENTITY: First Sight, with title track "Twilight".

He also starred as the main lead in the K-drama "A Love So Beautiful", which is the remake of the C-drama of the same name, marking his acting debut.[21] He also contributed to the OST by making a soundtrack appearance in "Recently", which was released on January 11, 2021.[22]

2021–present: Solo activitiesEdit

On March 2, 2021, Kim became one of the hosts for SBS MTV's music program "The Show" alongside Ateez's Yeosang and Weeekly's Jihan.[23]

In 2021, Kim joins the cast of variety show Chick High Kick along with HaHa and Na Tae-joo.[24] Later, Kim will be confirmed to join the KBS drama School 2021 with Jo Yi-hyun.[25]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak position Album
KOR
[26]
"No More" 2020 [A] Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other releasesEdit

Title Year Peak position Album
KOR
[26]
Promotional
"I Believe"
(with Bae Jin-young)
2020 Non-album single
"World is One 2021"
(with Chuu, Eric Bellinger)
2021
Soundtrack appearance
"Recently" (요즘 자꾸만) 2021 [B] A Love So Beautiful OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

SongwritingEdit

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database, unless otherwise noted.[29]

Year Song Artist(s) Album Lyrics
Credited With
2020 "No More" Himself Non-album single Yes Zion.T, TAEO
"Doremifa" WEi Identity: First Sight Yes Jo Yuri (Jam Factory), Jang Dae-hyeon
2021 "Bye Bye Bye" Identity: Action Yes MosPick, Jang Dae-hyeon, Yoo Yong-ha
"Ocean" Yes MosPick, Jang Dae-hyeon, Yoo Yong-ha

FilmographyEdit

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2009 Queen Seondeok MBC Child Extra [30]
2020 Zombie Detective KBS2 Skin cream CM model Cameo (Episode 1) [31]
2021 Mouse tvN Brain transplant patient Cameo (Episode 20) [32]
School 2021 KBS2 Gong Ki-joon [25]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2020–2021 A Love So Beautiful Cha-heon KakaoTV [33]

Television showsEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2019 Produce X 101 Mnet Contestant Ep. 1-12 [34][35]
2020 War of Music People KBS2 Cast member [36]
2020–2021 The People of Trot MBC TV Deputy manager [37]
2021–present The Show SBS MTV Host [38]
2021 Chick High Kick MBN Cast member [24]
The Greater Ocean Territory of Korea KBS1 Host with Jung Sung-hwa [39]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "No More" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 9 on the Gaon Download Chart.[27]
  2. ^ "Recently" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 12 on the Gaon Download Chart.[28]

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