Lee Dae-hwi (Hangul: 이대휘), commonly known as Daehwi, is a South Korean singer.
Lee Dae-hwi was born in Seoul, South Korea. He had lived in Osaka, Japan for two years and Los Angeles, United States for six years. He started his path as an idol after he passed the JYP Entertainment's Global Audition in the United States to begin his trainee life in South Korea in 2015, Around late 2016 he got accepted in Brand New Music through audition. He is majoring in Department of Stage Arts at School of Performing Arts Seoul.
Pre-debut: Produce 101
In 2017, Lee participated in Produce 101 Season 2, a reality competition show broadcast on Mnet which produces a boy band from a field of 101 contestants. Lee became the first center performer for the program's promotional theme song, "Pick Me". He participated on the program along with Brand New Music representative trainees Park Woo-jin, Im Young-min and Kim Dong-hyun. In the finale, he finished in third place with 1,102,005 votes, securing him a spot as a member of the boy band which was named Wanna One.
2017-2019: Wanna One, guest hosting
Wanna One debuted at the Wanna One Premier Show-Con on August 7, 2017, at the Gocheok Sky Dome with the mini-album 1×1=1 (To Be One). He went on to represent the group in several appearances on variety shows such as Saturday Night Live Korea, Wednesday Food Talk, Amazing Saturday, Produce 48, Visiting Tutor and King of Masked Singer.
He also continued to promote with Wanna One, including as a part of Wanna One's unit The Heal, as a duo with fellow member Ong Seong-wu. He participated as a lyricist of the unit's song, "Sandglass", which is produced by Heize. The group disbanded in January 2019.
In 2018, Lee was involved in several prominent solo activities as an emcee. He was part of Global MC Crew on M Countdown, a music program on Mnet. He has also participated as a special emcee on music programs such as Inkigayo, M Countdown in Thailand, and the music festival KCON 2017–2018 during its stops in Los Angeles, Australia, Japan, New York, and Thailand.
Lee has also composed and produced songs for the Produce 101 shows. During the first evaluation of the Produce 101 Season 2 program, he performed his own composed song, titled "Hollywood". After his debut in Wanna One, Lee had been actively released his own songs under his label, Brand New Music. His first released song under the label was "Good Day" which was included in MXM's first digital single.
In 2018, Lee participated in the Mnet competition program Produce 48 as one of producer for the Concept songs, which was titled "See You Again". His other composed songs for his labelmates includes "Remember Me" by Kang Min-hee, "Wish You Love Me" and "Dawn", which was included on the MXM's first album More Than Ever.
2019-present: Solo single and AB6IX debut
In January 2019, Lee collaborated with fellow labelmate Park Woo-jin and released a single titled "Candle". The song reached number 60 on the Gaon Single Chart. Lee also joined Brand New Music's boy band AB6IX, which debuted in May.
Lee wrote the song "Slow" for Yoon Ji-sung's debut album Aside, the song "Young20" for Park Ji-hoon, and the song "Airplane" from Iz One's second mini album Heart*Iz.
In April 2019, he and Han Hyun-min became official permanent co-hosts on M Countdown.
Lee is set to make his acting debut as the male lead Dong Jin-woo in SBS’s mobile platform Mobidic short drama called Mon Chouchou Global House. The drama will begin filming in August and premiere in October.
See also: Discography
- Candle (with Park Woo-jin) (2019)
|2019||Mon Chouchou Global House||Dong Jin-woo||Lead Role|
|2017||Produce 101 (Season 2)||Mnet||Selected in debut group|
|2019||M Countdown||Mnet||Episode 613–present, Official co-host with Han Hyun-min|
◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer
|Light Me Up||◯||◯||✖|||
|Dance for Two||◯||◯||✖|||
|6IXENSE||Blind for Love||◯||◯||✖|||
|Nothing Without You||◯||◯||✖|||
Discography as a soloist
|1÷x=1 (Undivided)||Sandglass (Prod. Heize)||◯||✖||✖|||
|Single||Candle (with Park Woo-jin)||◯||◯||✖|||
|Wish You Love Me||◯||◯||✖|||
|See You Again||Produce 48 Trainess||◯||◯||◯|||
|Remember Me||Kang Min-hee||◯||◯||✖|||
|Young 20||Park Ji-hoon||◯||◯||✖|||
|Dream For You||Produce X 101 Trainees||◯||◯||✖|||
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