AB6IX may be one of the newest entrants in the k-pop scene but they are already making an impact. Founded in May 2019, the five-member ensemble has already dropped a successful EP as well as a full-length album. They have also collaborated with sensational American musician, Lizzo, on the remix of her monster hit single, Truth Hurts. Discover more about the fast-rising band here including details about its formation, discography, as well as members profile.
AB6IX Members’ Profile
AB6IX is comprised of five members: Youngmin, Woong, Donghyun, Woojin, and Daehwi. One thing that all the AB6IX members have in common is that they are not newcomers to the idol world. Some of them trained under various labels while others made it into other groups which later got disbanded.
Stage Name – Youngmin
Real Name – Lim Young-Min
Youngmin is the lead rapper, vocalist, as well as leader of the group. He was born on the 25th of December 1995 in Seoul. He hails from a family of five and has two brothers. Youngmin attended schools such as Deokdu Elementary School and Daejeo Middle School. He also holds a degree from the Global Cyber University. Youngmin participated in the second season of Produce 101 but didn’t go far. He later joined a duo known as MXM, before making it into AB6IX. Youngmin’s hobbies include swimming and basketball. He is 6 feet tall and his weight is given as 64kg (141 lb).
Stage Name – Woong
Real Name – Jeon Woong
Woong is the lead dancer as well as the main vocalist of AB6IX. He was born on the 15th of October 1997 in Daejeon, South Korea. He hails from a family of five. Woong started out by studying practical dance at the Hanlim Multi Art School. He subsequently trained with labels such as JYP, YG, and Woollim, but couldn’t make the cut. He busied himself by working as a backup dancer before making it as a member of AB6IX. Woong loves running but dislikes spicy foods. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and his weight is listed as 58kg (128lb).
Stage Name – Donghyun
Real Name – Kim Dong-Hyun
Donghyun is the lead vocalist as well as the visual artist of the group. He was born on the 17th of September 1998 in Daejeon. He hails from a family of six and has a fraternal twin brother. Donghyun obtained a degree from Global Cyber University. He subsequently contested on the second season of Produce 101 but finished 28th. He later joined the duo known as MXM, before becoming an AB6IX member. Donghyun dislikes mushrooms but loves blue crab soup. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and his weight is given as 63kg (145lb).
Stage Name – Woojin
Real Name – Park Woojin
Woojin is one multi-talented AB6IX member. He is not only the main rapper and main dancer of the group but also a vocalist. Woojin was born on the 2nd of November 1999 in Busan. He hails from a family of four and has a younger sister named Yerim. Woojin participated in Produce 101 and finished 6th. He subsequently joined Wanna One and remained with them till disbandment. Woojin loves watching food shows. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and his weight is given as 60kg (132lb).
Stage Name – Daehwi
Real Name – Lee Dae-hwi
Daehwi is the lead dancer, vocalist, and face of the group. He was born on the 29th of January 2001. He spent his formative years in the United States, as well as Japan, and can speak English fluently. Daehwi participated in the second season of Produce 101. He finished third and thus joined Wanna One. He later moved to AB6IX after Wanna One disbanded. Daehwi is 5 feet 8 inches tall and his weight is given as 52kg (115lb).
Formation and Discography of the Band
AB6IX (short for Absolute Six) is the brainchild of Brand New Music Label. The group first made themselves known via Mnet reality TV show, Brand New Boys, in April 2019. The show chronicled their respective personal stories as well as behind-the-scenes moments. The band subsequently dropped their debut EP, B Complete, on the 22nd of May 2019. Since then, they have performed at several concerts. They have also won some awards including the next generation star at the 2019 Genie Music Awards.
AB6IX’s EP titled B Complete featured seven tracks including Shinning Stars, Breathe, Absolute, Friend Zone, Light Me Up, Dancer for Two, and Hollywood. B Complete reached No. 2 on the Korean albums charts. It also sold over 166,000 copies in Korea alone. AB6IX followed up their debut EP with a full-length album, 6ixense, in October 2019. 6ixense was a medley of several genres including pop, hip-hop, ballad, and EDM. The album came as a pleasant surprise as most k-pop acts don’t drop an LP this early in their career.