AB6IX (에이비식스) is a K-pop boy band that debuted as 5 on May 22, 2019 with their first mini album B:COMPLETE.
In the name AB6IX, the "AB" stands for Absolute or Above Brandnew and the "six" stands for the five members plus 1 for the fandom.
- 1 Members
- 2 Former Members
- 3 History
- 4 Discography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- Woong, birth name: Jeon Woong (전웅, October 15, 1997) – Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
- Donghyun, birth name: Kim Dong-hyun (김동현, September 17, 1998) – Vocalist, Rapper, Visual
- Woojin, birth name: Park Woojin (박우진, November 2, 1999) – Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist
- Daehwi, birth name: Lee Dae-hwi (이대휘, January 29, 2001) – Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Center, Face of the Group, Maknae
- Youngmin, birth name: Lim Young-min (임영민, December 25, 1995) – Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Lim Young-min, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin and Lee Dae-hwi participated in the Mnet survival series Produce 101 Season 2 in 2017. Dae-hwi and Woo-jin placed 3rd and 6th respectively, becoming members of the temporary boy group Wanna One. Young-min and Dong-hyun placed 15th and 28th respectively.
Young-min and Dong-hyun debuted as the duo MXM in 2017. MXM along with fellow Produce 101 season 2 contestants Jeong Se-woon and Lee Gwang-Hyun formed Starship and Brand New Music's project group YDPP.
Jeon Woong previously had been a trainee under JYP, Woollim, and YG Entertainment. His pre-debut appearances include Infinite H‘s M/V “As Long As You’re Not Crazy” and the Mnet survival show Stray Kids, as a YG trainee in the JYP vs YG episodes. Woong was a trainee for four years at Brand New Music and was also a backup dancer for MXM during their first tour.
2019: Debut, B:COMPLETE, and 6ixense
The group's debut reality show BrandNewBoys premiered on April 18, 2019 on Mnet. The reality show followed the story of the five members as they prepare for their debut and also feature fun behind-the-scenes footage of their everyday lives.
On April 26, AB6IX released a full line up performance music video for "Hollywood". Lee Dae Hwi participated in writing and Park Woo Jin choreographed the song "Hollywood", which was performed on “Produce 101 Season 2” for the agency evaluation. This version of the song featured AB6IX’s fifth member Jeon Woong for the first time.
AB6IX debuted on May 22 with EP B:COMPLETE. They held their debut showcase on the same day at Olympic Hall.
On October 7, AB6IX released their first studio album 6ixense.
2020: 5nally, Youngmin's departure, and Vivid
On February 13, their first digital EP 5nally was released with a solo song for each member.
On June 4, it was revealed that Youngmin was charged with a DUI on May 31. After it was revealed, Youngmin had halted his activities pushing back their second EP's release from June 8 to June 29. On June 8, he left the group after the scandal.
On June 29, they released their second EP Vivid.
2021: Salute : A New Hope, Mo'Complete : Have a Dream, Mo'Complete, and Japanese debut
On January 13, AB6IX released their first repackage album Salute: A New Hope.
On April 26, they released their fourth EP Mo' Complete : Have a Dream.
On September 27, they released their second studio album Mo' Complete.
On October 29, it was confirmed that they would be making their official Japanese debut with the EP Absolute 6ix set to be released under Victor Entertainment on November 24.
- 6IXENSE (2019)
- 5NALLY (2020)
Awards and nominations
Main article: List of Awards and nominations
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